- The Washington Times - Wednesday, May 28, 2003

Movie magic

Once upon a Hollywood time, the movie musical wasn’t as rare as the 2002 release “Chicago,” or its 2001 predecessor, “Moulin Rouge.” The National Symphony Orchestra Pops, under conductor Jack Everly, takes a musical journey through the musicals of the American cinema’s golden age, from “42nd Street” to “The Wizard of Oz.” Hear “The Glorious Hollywood Musicals” at 7 tonight and at 8 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday. Tickets are $20 to $72. Kennedy Center Concert Hall, F Street and New Hampshire Avenue NW. 202/467-4600.

Fairy tale

Students from John Eaton Elementary school buzz about as bumblebees as the Washington Ballet performs the world premiere of artistic director Septime Webre’s “Cinderella.” Acclaimed costume designer Judanna Lynn adds a little color to the costumes for the conclusion of the ballet’s 2002-2003 season. Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater, F Street and New Hampshire Avenue NW. Performance times are 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Saturday and 1 and 5 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $45 to $75. 202/467-4600.

Heaven bound?

Power, faith, hip-hop and war: All are topics to be explored through monologues, music and poetry at Sol and Soul and Gala Theatre’s “Heaven Between our Teeth.” The artists will speak at 8 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday, and 4 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $5 to $10. Stop by the Warehouse Next Door, 1017 7th St. NW. 202/526-4417.


The Corcoran Gallery is now showcasing a year in pictures as part of its new exhibit, “The Eyes of History 2003,” which starts tomorrow. In conjunction with the White House News Photographers’ Association, photos from the top news stories of 2002 will be on display until July 28. See and remember at 17th Street and New York Avenue NW. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, and until 9 p.m. Thursday. The Corcoran Gallery is closed Tuesday. Admission is $3 to $5 per person, $8 family and free after 5 p.m. on Thursdays. 202/639-1700.

Higher power

The search for El Dorado continues, in Werner Herzog’s bold cinematic vision “Aguirre: the Wrath of God,” which details a Spanish expedition led by Gonzalo Pizarro into the Peruvian rain forest during 1560 and 1561. The film was shot in a remote jungle district and is a legend in film circles. And you can catch it at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Goethe-Institut Inter Nationes, 812 Seventh St. NW. Tickets are $3 to $5. 202/289-1200.

Chamber room

It’s time for the 13th Annual Chamber Music Concert at 3 p.m. Sunday. The concert focuses on works by women composers; they include “Sonata for Piano Solo” by Judith Lang Zaimont and “Four Songs” by Clara Schumann. Pay homage to the X chromosome at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, New York Avenue and 13th Street NW. Tickets are $10 to $15. Reservations required. 202/783-7370.

Branching out

From MTV’s “Total Request Live” to the District: Catch husky-voiced Michelle Branch performing her own music at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the 9:30 Club, 815 V St. NW. Tickets are $20. 202/393-0930.

Fly away

Journalist and author Kenneth T. Walsh provides the scoop about what it’s really like to be “Aboard Air Force One” at 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Ring Auditorium, Independence Avenue and Seventh Street SW. Mr. Walsh is joined by Ralph Albertazzie, who piloted the presidential plane for Richard Nixon, and by Joe Chappell, the chief flight engineer on John Kennedy’s last flight to Dallas. Tickets are $15 to $20. 202/357-3030.

Holding out for a hero

Head to George Mason University Center for the Arts, Braddock and Chain Bridge roads, Fairfax, from 2 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday as the Theater of the First Amendment stages three new play readings for its “Celebrating Heroes” festival. The schedule is as follows: “The Odyssey of Telemaca,” by Mary Hall Surface and David Maddox, at 2 p.m.; “The Three Musketeers,” by Bette Cassatt, at 6 p.m.; “The Million Dollar Fight,” by D.W. Gregory, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets to each show are $5. 703/218-6500.

Stephanie K. Taylor

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