- The Washington Times - Wednesday, May 3, 2006

One big song

Fall Out Boy, the emo-punk group whose song “Sugar, We’re Goin’ Down” shot to the top of the charts, headlines one of this summer’s biggest tours, “The Black Clouds and Underdogs Tour.” Fall Out Boy plays Merriweather Post Pavilion tonight with fellow radio-friendly acts All-American Rejects and Hawthorne Heights. Gates open at 5 p.m. Tickets are $30. 10475 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, Md. 202/397-SEAT.

Happy returns

The Kennedy Center celebrat es its 35th anniversary on Sunday with a night of music and dance. Marvin Hamlisch leads the NSO Pops along with an all-star musical cast of Judy Collins, Harolyn Blackwell, Angela Lansbury, Savion Glover and others. Showtime is 8:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall. Tickets are $30 to $80. F Street and New Hampshire Avenue Northwest. 202/467-4600.

Just rock ‘n’ roll

When the Scottish group Mogwai was formed in 1995, it was lumped into the post-rock category. Five albums later, the five musicians have jumped in and out of so many rock genres they’re best described as just plain old veteran rockers. They play the 9:30 Club on Wednesday with Jack Rose. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $18. 815 V St. NW. 202/393-0930.

Folk/rock at Barns

The Barns at Wolf Trap ends another season of music and live entertainment this weekend with two nights of folk-rock. Lucy Kaplansky plays tomorrow night while Christine Lavin closes it up for the season on Saturday . Showtime is 8 p.m. tomorrow; 7:30 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets are $20 for each show. 1624 Trap Road, Vienna. 703/218-6500.

Beyond her years

Jane Monheit isn’t yet 30, but that hasn’t stopped critics from proclaiming the Long Island, N.Y., native one of the great jazz vocalists. She showcases her style tonight at the Music Center at Strathmore in a program of jazz standards and modern love songs. Showtime is 8 p.m. Tickets are $25 to $45. 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. 301/581-5100.

The final frontier

Hear what life in space was really like from NASA astronauts at tomorrow’s annual Space Day at the Steven Udvar-Hazy Center. Astronaut appearances, book signings, curator talks, a space-themed Imax film festival and plenty of hands-on learning stations for both children and adults enliven the day. The center is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Parking is free. 14390 Air and Space Museum Parkway, Chantilly. 202/633-1000.

Walking through history

Washington’s Shaw neighborhood was the site of the city’s first public library and its first convention center, and the home of Carter G. Woodson, the originator of Black History Month. The eclectic neighborhood has seen many changes over the years, and visitors can learn all about them when they walk Cultural Tourism D.C.’s newest heritage trail, “Midcity at the Crossroads: Shaw Heritage Trail.” The trail features 17 signs highlighting historical locations and dates. The formal unveiling is on Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Kennedy Recreation Center, 1401 Seventh St. NW. Call 202/661-7581.

Thomas Walter

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