- The Washington Times - Tuesday, September 23, 2003

A grand beginning

The Washington Ballet opens its season with a bang: a triple bill of performances. “Firebird: Elevated,” a mixed repertory program showcasing two company premieres, begins Wednesday at the Eisenhower Theater. The program includes Robert Weiss’ “Firebird,” William Forsythe’s “In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated” and Choo-San Goh’s “Momentum.” After the performance, get a glimpse of life as a ballerina during a 15-minute question and answer session with select members of the company that is free to all attendees. Performances continue through Oct. 5. Tickets are $29 to $80. 2700 F St. NW. 202/467-4600.

Come away with Jesse

The award-winning songwriter Jesse Harris, who wrote six of the songs on Norah Jones’ Grammy-winning album “Come Away With Me,” is touring with his band, The Ferdinandos, in support of their latest release, “The Secret Sun.” He stops at Iota on Monday night. The show starts at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $10. 2832 Wilson Blvd. Arlington. 703/549-7500.

Brilliantly found objects

Robert Ebendorf’s jewelry, known for its use of materials that range from crab claws to street debris, has long been a collector’s item. Now the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Renwick Gallery is bringing much of his work together for exhibit. Mr. Ebendorf is also an accomplished sculptor, painter and photographer, and many of his works in those arts will also be shown. “The Jewelry of Robert Ebendorf: A Retrospective of Forty Years” begins tomorrow and continues through Jan. 19, 2004. 17th and Pennsylvania Avenue. It’s free. 202/357-2700.

The kitchen sink

The Capital Home Show, at the Dulles Expo Center this weekend, is the place to be if you wish your house looked different. The show will feature more than 350 exhibitors, daily ‘how-to’ workshops and a handful of celebrity hosts. Admission is $3 to $8. 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. 4320 Chantilly Place Center, Chantilly. See www.capitalhomeshow.com.

Country colors

Closing out another season at the Nissan Pavilion is one of country music’s biggest stars, Toby Keith, whose “Shock ‘N’ Yall” tour expresses perfectly what he’s about. The former oil field worker raised in Oklahoma gained national appeal after his song “Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue” hit the airwaves shortly after the September 11 attacks. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets are $28 to $57.75. 7800 Cellar Door Drive, Bristow, Va. 202/432-SEAT.

Out of the prairie

Garrison Keillor’s new novel, “Love Me,” tells the story of a Minnesota guy who moves to New York City, gets a job at the New Yorker — both things reminiscent of his own life — only to fail miserably after a case of writer’s block. Known for his National Public Radio show, “A Prairie Home Companion,” Mr. Keillor will talk about his new book and will entertain with other stories on Tuesday night at the Lisner Auditorium. The event starts at 7 p.m. 730 21st St. NW. 202/357-3030.

Six strings and a joke

A Stephen Lynch performance is not your average comedy show — unless the average comedian sings all of his jokes while strumming a guitar. A staple on Comedy Central, Mr. Lynch has several shows to his credit along with two albums. He plays the Birchmere tonight and tomorrow. Both shows are at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20. 3701 Mt. Vernon Ave., Alexandria. 202/432-SEAT.

Thomas Walter

Sign up for Daily Newsletters

Manage Newsletters

Copyright © 2020 The Washington Times, LLC. Click here for reprint permission.

Please read our comment policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide