- The Washington Times - Wednesday, March 24, 2004

History lessons

Most people don’t know that Paul Revere requested reimbursement for his famous ride from Boston to Lexington and Concord, but this along with other unusual facts can be discovered this weekend at the Walters Art Museum. “Revolution! Documents from the American War of Independence” also has a rare copy of the Declaration of Independence. The exhibit opens Saturday and continues through July 3. Admission is $5 to $8. 600 N. Charles St., Baltimore. 410/547-9000.

Two classics, two nights

Sergei Radchenko and his Moscow Festival Ballet are back this weekend for their annual performance at the George Mason University Center for the Arts. This year, they will present “Cinderella” and “Giselle,” each for one night only — the first on Saturday at 8 p.m., the second on Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $25 to $50. Braddock and Chain Bridge roads, Fairfax. 703/218-6500.

A lucky chance

Melissa Etheridge usually sells out arenas, but with her latest tour she is going back to the clubs to give fans the rare chance to see her up close and personal. The “Get Lucky Tonight Super Club Tour” plays the 9:30 Club for four shows beginning tonight through Sunday. Tickets are $75. Showtime each night is 7 p.m. 815 V St. NW. 202/393-0930.

Pretty voice

Dmitri Hvorostovsky is one of the world’s most acclaimed classical singers. To add icing to the cake, the Siberian-born baritone has also been named one of People magazine’s “most beautiful” people. Mr. Hvorostovsky performs works by Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff on Saturday at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall with accompaniment by Ivari Ilja on piano. Tickets are $25 to $75. F Street and New Hampshire Avenue NW. 202/467-4600.

Rocking the bandstand

Pat Monahan and the guys from Train once played coffeehouses in San Francisco. Since 1994, they have headlined tours and sold millions of albums — and they show no signs of slowing down. The pop/rock powerhouse plays the Birchmere bandstand for three nights beginning on Monday . Tickets are $35. The show begins each night at 7:30 p.m. 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. 202/432-SEAT.

All jokes aside

Bill Engvall builds his comedy on the ordinary, sometimes funny things humans do every day. He’s not only sold plenty of comedy records doing it, but in the fall will join “country comedians” Jeff Foxworthy and Larry The Cable Guy in their own TV show on the WB. Mr. Engvall performs solo at the Morris Mechanic Theater on Saturday. Tickets are $29.75. Showtime is 8 p.m. 1 N. Charles St., Baltimore. 202/432-SEAT.

Faucets, wallpaper and roses

From home interiors to outdoor garden designs, the 2004 Washington Home and Garden Show has the whole house covered. The show, which begins today at the Washington Convention Center, will feature more than 800 booths showing off a cornucopia of better-home products. Show hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and tomorrow, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday . Tickets are $5 to $12. 801 Mt. Vernon Places, NW. 703/823-7960.

Rockers with brains

Rockwell Church is not your average pop/rock duo: Instrumentalist Jodi Rockwell is pursuing his MBA, while songwriter and lyricist Nathan Church Hubbard is close to getting his doctorate in musical theory. These smart rockers play Jammin’ Java tonight. Don’t forget to take notes. Showtime is 8 p.m. Tickets are $12. 231 Maple Ave., Vienna. 703/255-1566

Thomas Walter

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