Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Ballet’s future

Over the next four nights, six of the world’s best ballet academies will showcase their rising stars in “Proteges: The International Ballet Academy Festival” at the Kennedy Center Opera House. Some of the performers could be the premier dancers of the future. Tickets are $19 to $60. Showtimes are 7:30 tonight through Saturday, and 1:30 p.m. Sunday . F Street and New Hampshire Avenue Northwest. 202/467-4600.

Third time’s a charm

Lifehouse burst out of the musical gates in 2001 with its debut album, “No Name Face.” After mediocre results with its sophomore album, “Stanley Climbfall,” the rock trio from L.A. took two years off and in March released a self-titled third album. The gold-selling record has boosted them back onto the charts and a busy international tour schedule. They play the 9:30 Club on Monday with MoZella. Tickets are $25. Showtime is 7 p.m. 815 V St. NW. 202/393-0930.

Mid-day music

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra will offer a mid-day treat for classical music lovers tomorrow at the Music Center at Strathmore. “A Morning with Bach” will begin at 11 a.m. as BSO Concertmaster Jonathan Carney leads the chamber symphony through a program of Bach classics. Tickets are $25. 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. 301/581-5100.

Step into history

Cultural Tourism DC unveils its latest self-guided walking history tour, “Roads to Diversity: the Adams Morgan Heritage Trail,” with an official opening that will be followed by an inaugural trail walk on Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m. Among the 18 stops on the trail are the one-time homes of presidents Kennedy, Eisenhower and Taft and the school that gave the neighborhood its name. Pick up the trail brochure and map at The Potter’s House, 1658 Columbia Road NW. For more information see

Paintings of Provence

The National Gallery of Art is marking this year’s centenary of the death of painter Paul Cezanne with a new exhibit, “Cezanne in Provence,” which focuses primarily on the works he produced in and around his home in Aix-en-Provence. The exhibit features 100 of Cezanne’s finest watercolor and oil paintings, many of them landscapes. The show opens on Sunday and runs through May 7. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Fourth Street and Constitution Avenue Northwest. 202/737-4215.

One-man band

Keller Williams is at his musical best with just himself and one of his custom acoustic guitars strapped over his shoulder. Using modern music technology, Mr. Keller loops in percussion and background vocals, making him a true one-man band. Despite a hectic national tour schedule, Mr. Keller makes it back to his native Virginia several times a year; he plays his first local show of 2006 at the Birchmere tomorrow night. Tickets are $25. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. 703/573-SEAT.

June in January

Dresses, headpieces, caterers, cakes and limousines — everything anyone needs for a wedding will be at the Patriot Center on Sunday for the Washington Bridal Showcase. Hundreds of vendors will help brides-to-be with their plans and many will offer free prizes. Admission is $8 to $10. The showcase runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 4400 University Drive, Fairfax.

Thomas Walter

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