- The Washington Times - Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Not just an actor

Teddy Geiger played an upcoming singer-songwriter on the now canceled CBS drama, “Love Monkey,” but the role wasn’t a stretch for the 17-year-old Rochester, N.Y., native, who has been playing music clubs in upstate New York for the past few years. His major label debut, “Underage Thinking,” has propelled him onto the national music scene and he heads to the 9:30 Club on Wednesday. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15. 815 V St. NW. 202/393-0930.

Dining out

It’s D.C. Restaurant Week, and if you haven’t had the chance to sample food from some of Washington’s finest establishments be sure to make reservations today. Three-course, prix-fixe lunches are $20.06 while dinner is $30.06. More than 150 restaurants are taking part. To see the whole list go to www.restaurant weekdc.org.

Three decades of fun

Arlington County gets into the summer fair season tonight when it kicks off the 30th annual Arlington Fair at the Thomas Jefferson Community Center. The four-day celebration has rides, a petting zoo, food, games and more than 200 exhibits by local artists. Admission is free. The opening ceremony is tonight at 6:15. The fun continues through Sunday. Hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. 3501 S. Second St., Arlington. 703/920-4556.

Summer music

WPGC has lined up some of the top urban pop acts for its annual Summer Jam at the Nissan Pavilion on Saturday. Billboard chart topper Chris Brown headlines, while Ne-Yo, Lil’ Wayne, Dem Franchize Boys and Juelz Santana round out the spelling-challenged lineup. Tickets are $9.55 to $69.50. The show starts at 7 p.m. 7800 Cellar Door Drive, Bristow, Va. 202/397-SEAT.

Musical diversity

Wolf Trap’s Filene Center once again shows off its diverse music schedule this weekend. The hometown acoustic quartet Eddie From Ohio rocks the center tonight, while tomorrow and Saturday the Wolf Trap Opera Company offers Mozart’s “The Marriage of Figaro.” Showtime for Eddie is 8 p.m. Tickets are $22 to $35. Showtime is also 8 p.m. both nights for the opera performances. Tickets are $18 to $56. 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. 877/965-3872.

Bright and shiny

More than 150 international jewelers and artisans display their sparkling creations this weekend at the International Gem & Jewelry show. The bijoux range from sapphires and crystals to necklaces and earrings, and nearly everything is available for sale direct from the artist. Admission is $7. Hours are noon to 6 p.m. tomorrow, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Dulles Expo Center, 4368 Chantilly Shopping Center, Chantilly. 301/294-1640.

Southeast, brick by brick

The National Building Museum is getting local students involved with its newest exhibit, “Investigating Where We Live.” The museum has been working with local student groups for the past 10 years, teaching them how to use photography to investigate the buildings, homes and structures around them. For this exhibit students display photos from three Southeast neighborhoods: Congress Heights, Hillsdale and Uniontown. The exhibit opens Saturday and runs through Nov. 26. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free, but a $5 donation is suggested. 401 F St. NW. 202/272-2448.

Tribute to Young

Neil Young may have just rocked out at Nissan Pavilion last week with his old band, Crosby, Stills & Nash, but some local musicians haven’t heard enough. So on Wednesday nearly 50 local musicians are coming together to honor the musical legend with a tribute show at Strathmore Hall. The tribute features performances from The Yayhoos, Jon Carroll, Martha Hull, Deeme Katson, Mary Ann Redmond and many others. The music begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Gudelsky Concert Pavilion Gazebo. Admission is free. 5301 Tuckerman Lane, Bethesda. 301/581-5100.

Thomas Walter

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