- The Washington Times - Wednesday, August 4, 2004

Classical cartoons

Bugs Bunny returns to Wolf Trap this year for one of the summer’s most anticipated orchestra events, “Bugs on Broadway.” Accompanied by the National Symphony Orchestra and conductor George Daugherty, everyone’s favorite “wascally wabbit” brings cartoons and music to life for two nights only, tomorrow and Saturday. Both shows begin at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $18 to $38. 1624 Trap Road, Vienna. 703/938-2404.

‘Burgh rock

Earlier this year, Esquire magazine named Pittsburgh the No. 1 scene for rock ‘n’ roll, and one of the reasons was the Clarks. A mainstay on the ‘Burgh rock scene since 1988, the band has gained nationwide exposure with their constant touring schedule. They stop at the 9:30 Club tomorrow. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15. 815 V St. NW. 202/393-0930.

What to wear?

August means getting back into school mode, and Fair Oaks Mall is helping out with four back-to-school fashion shows. They take place Saturday and the three following Saturdays and will feature some of the best back-to-school wear. The shows begin at noon and 3 p.m. each Saturday. See www.shopfairoaksmall.com for more information.

The legends continue

After nearly a quarter-century of hits, and several retirements, everyone thought the Cure was done. But their recently released self-titled CD proves the five lads are not heading into the sunset soon. They headline their own summer festival, Curiosa, joined by Interpol, the Rapture and many others tomorrow at Merriweather Post Pavilion. The music begins at 5 p.m. Tickets are $40 to $75. 10475 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, Md. 202/432-SEAT.

Lilies for everyone

Looking to brighten up your home or yard for the fall? Stop by the National Capital Daylily Club’s annual summer day lily sale Saturday at the Falls Church Community Center. The sale runs from 1 to 2 p.m. and will be followed by a public auction of some rare and exquisite flowers. All flowers on sale are donated by members and are priced at $5. 223 Little Falls St., Falls Church. 703/471-4177.

Rock hodgepodge

Mix a little rock with some rap and throw in some punk, and what you get is the Projekt Revolution Tour featuring Linkin Park, Korn, Snoop Dogg and the Used. With each band riding high from its current release, the show should satisfy even the most hungry of music lovers. The music kicks off at 2:30 p.m. at the Nissan Pavilion on Tuesday. Tickets are $39.50 to $54. 7800 Cellar Door Drive, Bristow, Va. 202/432-SEAT.

All Greek to me

Susanna Hoffman’s newest cookbook, “The Olive and the Caper: Adventures in Greek Cooking,” is more than just recipes. It offers insights into the origins of Greek cuisine as it explores the Greek language and customs. Mrs. Hoffman will talk about the book Tuesday at Best Cellars, Dupont Circle, which will offer free food and wine samples. The evening kicks off at 5:30 p.m. 1643 Connecticut Ave., NW. 202/785-1133.

More than a pretty face

Hailed as the “vixens on electric strings,” the four ladies in Bond are known internationally for their modern day versions of classical works. Embarking on their first U.S. tour, they pull into the Birchmere on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25. 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. 202/432-SEAT.

Thomas Walter

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