- The Washington Times - Wednesday, April 4, 2007

A White House Easter

The annual White House Easter Egg Roll is one of the few chances children and parents have to roam on the South Lawn of the White House. This year’s roll takes place Monday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free timed tickets are available beginning at 7:30 a.m. Saturday and Monday at the Ellipse Visitor Pavilion. Tickets are distributed on a first-come basis, with a five-ticket maximum. No more than two adults per group; one child must be 7 or younger. For more information, call 202/456-7041.

Wonderland remix

Emmy winner Debbie Allen brings her remixed live version of the children’s classic “Alice in Wonderland” to the Kennedy Center’s Terrace Theater starting tomorrow. Miss Allen’s version, “Alex in Wonderland,” tells the story from a modern boy’s point of view. Performances continue through April 15. Tickets are $24. F Street and New Hampshire Avenue Northwest. 202/467-4600.

Supreme portraits

See retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor through the eyes of 25 painters at the National Portrait Gallery’s new exhibit. “Portraits of Sandra Day O’Connor” features the work of the Painting Group, New York artists who depicted the retired justice in a range of media, including oil, watercolors, charcoal and pastels. The exhibition runs through Oct. 8. Hours are 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. Eighth and F streets Northwest. 202/633-1000.

Slow-motion rock

Fans of Low may refer to the Minnesota trio as a rock band, but don’t expect earsplitting guitar solos. The Midwest rockers take the minimalist approach to music, incorporating sleepy bass beats and ethereal vocals. The trio is touring in support of its eighth album, “Drums and Guns,” which hit stores in March. It plays the 9:30 Club on Tuesday. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15. 815 V St. NW. 202/393-0930.

All in the family

The family that plays together stays together; just ask Cherryholmes, a six-piece bluegrass act from Arizona. The band is led by Jere and Sandy Lee Cherryholmes, with their four children rounding out the act. Having performed professionally since 1999, with gigs at the Grand Ole Opry and Dollywood, they play the George Mason University Center for the Arts on Saturday. Tickets range from $22 to $44. Showtime is 8 p.m. 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. 703/993-2787.

Jammin’ at the Warner

Widespread Panic kicks off two nights of down-home Southern rock tomorrow at the Warner Theatre. Recognized as one of the top jam bands still touring, the six-member outfit is on the road playing hits from its newest release, “Earth to America.” Showtime is 8 both nights. Tickets are $38. Warner Theatre, 13th and E streets Northwest. 202/397-SEAT.

Underground sensation

Singer-songwriter Gary Jules practically built the heralded underground L.A. music scene from the ground up, becoming famous for his yearlong residency at the Hotel Cafe. Still independent, Mr. Jules has found a way to avoid the trappings of record labels and still achieve worldwide platinum sales. He plays Jammin’ Java on Tuesday. Tickets are $12. Showtime is 8 p.m. 227 Maple Ave East, Vienna. 703/255-1566.

Thomas Walter


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