- The Washington Times - Tuesday, September 30, 2003

Come alive D.C.

Known as “the face of 1968,” Peter Frampton is one of the most celebrated guitarists in the United States. After fronting several bands in the late ‘60s, Mr. Frampton went solo in 1971 and has never looked back. “Frampton Comes Alive” remains the best-selling live rock album in history, with 16 million units sold worldwide. Mr. Frampton stops in the nation’s capital tonight at the Lisner Auditorium. The show begins at 8 p.m. Tickets are $40. 21st and H streets NW. 202/432-SEAT.

Candlelight and wine?

The Mount Vernon Fall Wine Festival not only gives wine connoisseurs the chance to taste wines from 16 of Virginia’s top wineries, but offers guests on its candlelight sunset tours a rare glimpse into George Washington’s wine cellar. The festival begins tomorrow and runs through Sunday, from 6 to 9 p.m. each night. Festival tickets are $25, with reservations recommended. 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway. 703/799-5203.

Experimental dance

Levydance will present the East Coast debut of two new works tomorrow and Saturday at Dance Place. “Temporal Rust” features five dancers who perform on and under an enormous white canopy, while “Falling After Too” has been described as an “effective expressive duet.” Both pieces were choreographed by the award-winning Benjamin Levy. Performances begin at 8 p.m. Tickets are $14 to $18. 3225 Eighth St. NE. 202/269-1600.

From L.A. to D.C.

Pete Yorn burst onto the music scene in 2001 with his debut album “musicforthemorningafter.” Born and raised in New Jersey, he spent several years on the Los Angeles club circuit, until the right person at the right time heard his romantic, guitar-driven love songs. Mr. Yorn is touring in support of his sophomore album, “Day I Forgot,” which has received rave reviews since its summer release. Mr. Yorn opens for R.E.M. on Wednesday at the Patriot Center. Tickets are $50. The show starts at 8:30 p.m. 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. 202/432-SEAT.

Grab a bite

Every year more than 40,000 people make their way to Bethesda’s Woodmont Triangle to take part in the annual “Taste of Bethesda” food and music festival. Nearly 50 of the city’s finest restaurants will offer tastes of their dishes. The crowd will be entertained by musical acts on four stages. The festival takes place Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free; tickets for the ‘tastes’ of food will be sold on-site. The event takes place on Fairmont, Norfolk, St. Elmo, Del Ray and Cordell avenues within Woodmont Triangle. For more information: 301/215-6660.

Road warrior

Howie Day knows life on the road. His self-financed debut album was paid for by playing hundreds of live shows. Through his constant touring, Mr. Day built a loyal fan base that included several top music stars and eventually scored him a record deal. He has opened for Sheryl Crow, Tori Amos and fellow singer-songwriter Jack Johnson. Mr. Day plays the 9:30 Club on Monday night, and the following day he releases his sophomore album, “Stop All The World Now.” The show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15. 815 V St. NW. 703/218-6500.

A closer look

Travel deep into the Amazon through the lens of National Geographic photographer Nicolas Reynard. Mr. Reynard talks about his journey with Sydney Possuelo, a wilderness scout, and their search for a tribe known as the Flecheiros, for the purpose of safeguarding their lands from settlement. “Into the Amazon Rain Forest” takes place in the National Geographic’s Grosvenor Auditorium on Tuesday.. The lecture begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $13 to $16. 1600 M St. NW. 202/857-7700.

Have a kilt?

From Gaelic singing and highland dancing to Scottish sports and pipers aplenty, Fort Ward Park will offer everything Scottish this Saturday at the Scottish Heritage Fair. The free fair is a chance for Scots to meet fellow Scots or a time to celebrate the Scottish heritage. The event begins at 10 a.m. and lasts until 5 p.m. 4301 W. Braddock Road. Alexandria. 703/212-7064.

A mall of books

On Saturday, the third annual National Book Festival takes over the National Mall and fills the grassy patch with authors and lovers of the written word. Sponsored by the Library of Congress and hosted by Laura Bush, the festival will feature more than 80 award-wining authors, illustrators, poets and storytellers. The festival takes place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., rain or shine, and is free and open to the public. 888/714-4696.

Thomas Walter

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