- The Washington Times - Tuesday, September 9, 2003

Yellow brick road

Test your vocal chords with hundreds of other Dorothys, scarecrows, cowardly lions and tin men look-alikes at the Kennedy Center’s Sing-a-long “Wizard of Oz” screenings. Dress as your favorite character and don’t worry if you forget some of the words: A subtitled version of the 1939 Academy Award-winning film will be shown. The fun begins tonight and continues through Sunday , with the technicolor filling the screen promptly at 8 p.m. Tickets are $27.50. Eisenhower Theater, Kennedy Center, 2700 F St. NW. 202/467-4600.

Dave won’t ‘let you down’

From its humble beginnings as a simple bar band, the Dave Matthews Band has grown into one North America’s biggest bands, one loved for its live performances. The band continues its summer tour on Saturday at Nissan Pavilion. Tickets are $38.50-$56. The show starts at 7 p.m. 7800 Cellar Door Road, off Interstate 66 and Route 29, Bristow, Va., near Manassas. 202/432-SEAT.

A chance to see ‘the Boss’

Warm up to “Boss” Springsteen’s Saturday show at FedEx Field by stopping by the Govinda Gallery, where, starting today, you can see a collection of unpublished photos of Mr. Springsteen taken between 1978 and 1982. The photos were shot by Frank Stefanko, who did the cover photographs for two of Mr. Springsteen’s albums. “Days of Hope and Dreams: An Intimate Portrait of Bruce Springsteen” runs through Oct. 8. 1227 34th St. NW. 202/333-1180.

Arts in Alexandria

This weekend, the Alexandria Festival of the Arts will turn King Street in Old Town into a canopy-covered gallery, featuring 150 of the nation’s top artists, with displays of everything from sculptures and paintings to photography and jewelry. Also featured: live performances and special offers from the retailers along King Street. The festival takes place Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free. See www.funside.com or call 866/300-5944.

World of opportunities

Climb Everest, stand on the rim of an active volcano, travel to the international space station or watch a family of beavers build a dam — all without leaving your seat. That’s the promise of the Maryland Science Center’s Fall Imax Film Festival, which features more than 12 of the classic Imax films now through Nov. 26. Up to four titles are shown each day. Tickets are $10.50-$15.50. See www.mdsci.org or call 410/685-5225. Light Street and Key Highway at the Inner Harbor, Baltimore.

Going up

Elevators, escalators and moving sidewalks: What would we do without them? Beginning tomorrow the National Building Museum takes a deeper look at the impact of these devices on our daily lives in “Up, Down, Across: Elevators, Escalators, and Moving Sidewalks.” The show runs through April 18, 2004. 401 F St. NW. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Saturday; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Metro: Judiciary Square. 202/272-2448.

Celebratory art

Fourteen Korean-American painters, sculptors, computer artists, and mixed-media artists have been brought together for a new exhibit at Rockville Arts Place that also recognizes their contributions to their community. “Echoes: American Dreams” presents a wide range of artistic techniques and imagery and serves as a celebration of 100 years of Korean immigration to the United States. The exhibit opens Sunday and runs through Oct. 18. 100 E. Middle Lane, Rockville. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. 301/309-6900.

Never forget

In remembrance of the second anniversary of September 11, several memorial events will take place throughout the Washington area today. Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld is participating in a wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetary at 9:30 a.m. At 4 p.m. the Dalai Lama will be at the National Cathedral to commemorate the attack. For a complete list of events see the Calendar.

Thomas Walter

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