- The Washington Times - Wednesday, October 4, 2006

The other Hollywood

National Geographic is shining a cinematic light on a variety of indigenous and underrepresented cultures with its annual All Roads Film Festival. The festival, which kicks off tonight at 7, will feature more than 30 films from all over the world along with several music performances and a photo exhibit. Showtimes vary. The festival continues through Sunday. All events are held at the National Geographic Museum’s Grosvenor Auditorium. Admission ranges from $4 to $63. 1600 M St. NW. 202/857-7700.

Built to Spill

One night at the 9:30 Club just wasn’t enough for Idaho indie-rockers Built to Spill. After taking a short touring break earlier this year because of frontman Doug Martsch’s eye injury, the quartet is back on the road supporting its latest release, “You in Reverse.” The band headlines two nights of music on Monday and Tuesday. Tickets are $20. Doors open at 7 p.m. 815 V St. NW. 202/393-0930.

Kilts optional

Whether you are Scottish or not, the annual Alexandria Scottish Heritage Fair on Sunday is open to everyone — even those people who don’t own a kilt. From dancing to food and crafts to animals, the afternoon event at Fort Ward Park has a range of activities for the whole family. Event hours are from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free. 4301 W. Braddock Road, Alexandria. 703/868-5849.

Country closer

The music season comes to an end this weekend at Nissan Pavilion with back-to-back Toby Keith concerts. The award-winning country star is touring in support of his latest release, “White Trash With Money” and his first-ever film soundtrack, “Broken Bridges.” Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets range from $33.50 to $66.75. 7800 Cellar Door Drive, Bristow, Va. 202/397-SEAT.

All that jazz

While the 2nd Annual Duke Ellington Jazz Festival continues throughout this week, the festival’s big concert happens on Saturday. Six jazz greats will take to Sylvan Amphitheatre stage on the Mall for a free concert from noon to 7 p.m. John Scofield, Mavis Staples and the Roy Hargrove Quintet are just a few of the scheduled performers. For a complete schedule of performances, visit www.dejazzfest.org or call 202/232-3611.

Wine weekend

Visitors at this weekend’s Fall Wine Festival and Sunset Tour at Mount Vernon can sample Virginia wines, tour Mount Vernon by candlelight and learn how Washington fared when he attempted to make wine. The festival takes place tomorrow, Saturday and Sunday from 6 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $25. South end of the George Washington Parkway. For more information, call 703/780-2000; for tickets, call 202/397-SEAT.

‘Walters Wide Open’

There is no need to bring cash or credit cards to the Walters Art Museum this weekend because admission is free. The “Walters Wide Open” weekend begins tomorrow night with an evening of music, movies and art exhibits. The free activities and admission continue through Monday. Hours are from 5 p.m. to midnight tomorrow; and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday through Monday. 600 N. Charles St., Baltimore. 410/547-9000.

Thomas Walter


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