- The Washington Times - Tuesday, November 18, 2003

Poetic justice

From the works of Walt Whitman to those of Langston Hughes, local poets will pay tribute to seven award-winning wordsmiths of the past who’ve influenced the District’s literary community in “History and Influence: A History of D.C. Poets,” tonight at the City Museum of Washington D.C. Among the poets joining in the tribute, beginning at 6:30 p.m., are Kwame Alexander, Valerie Jean and Kim Roberts. Admission is $2 to $3. 801 K St., NW. 202/383-1800.

Family affair

Minus their father Loudon Wainwright III, siblings Rufus and Martha Wainwright will keep it in the family during tonight’s musical reunion at George Washington University’s Lisner Auditorium. Martha, a singer/songwriter, will open for her brother. Rufus Wainwright is touring in support of his fall release, “Want One.” Showtime is 8 p.m. Tickets are $27.50. 21st and H streets NW. 202/432-SEAT.

Master crafters

After 16 years, the Washington Craft Show remains one of the top juried craft shows in the nation. More than 180 artisans will take part in this year’s event, tomorrow through Sunday at the Washington Convention Center. Exhibitors range from experienced artisans to emerging talents who will display works in 11 different mediums. Admission is $11 to $12. 801 Mount Vernon Place, NW. 203/254-0486.

Acoustic remedy

Jason Mraz first picked up a guitar when he was 18, and only eight years later this Mechanicsville, Va., native is touring the world with his music. His first album, “Waiting for My Rocket to Come” has been a staple on the Billboard charts for the past year and his first single “The Remedy” received heavy airplay on radio this past summer. Mr. Mraz stops by the 9:30 Club Tuesday with fellow acoustic rockers Graham Colton and Tristan Perryman. Tickets are $25. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. 815 V St. NW. 703/218-6500.

Clancy debriefing

With more than 20 books under his belt, author Tom Clancy has become the most recognized name in military writing over the past two decades. From fiction to nonfiction, Mr. Clancy has written about nearly every branch of the military and shed light on their inner workings. He’ll discuss and sign his latest work “Teeth of the Tiger” at Olsson’s — The Lansburgh, tomorrow at 12:30 p.m. 418 7th St. NW. 202-638-7610.

Encore, encore

If you couldn’t get tickets to John Mayer’s sold-out concert this summer you have a second chance to see the rising star on Wednesday. Mr. Mayer brings his acoustic-rock love songs to the 1st Mariner Arena for one show only. The strumming begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $35.50. 201 W. Baltimore St., Baltimore. 410/481-SEAT

In-spur-ation

For the past 33 years, the Lipizzaner Stallions have amazed audiences the world over with their overall beauty. Beginning Saturday, people in the Washington area will have the opportunity to witness these magnificent mammals for three performances only at the George Mason University Patriot Center. The stallions perform twice on Saturday, at 2 and 7 p.m. and one show on Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $20.50 to $30.50. 202/432-SEAT.

Wiggles live

To most people Anthony, Greg, Murray and Jeff are regular household names — but to their thousands of small-fry fans, they’re collectively known as The Wiggles, one of TV’s most popular children’s shows. Along with Dorothy the Dinosaur, Wags the Dog, Henry the Octopus and Captain Feathersword, the Aussie foursome plan to fill the MCI Center with singing, dancing and maybe a few laughs. The Wiggles will perform two shows on Sunday at 2 and 6 p.m., and again on Monday at 3 and 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 to $30. Seventh and F streets NW. 202/432-SEAT.

Thomas Walter


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