- The Washington Times - Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Hear it live

Anberlin’s third album, “Cities,” hit store shelves on Tuesday, and local music fans can hear the new songs live when the punk-rock quartet headlines a show tomorrow night at the 9:30 Club. Also on the bill are Bayside, Meg & Dia and Jonezetta. Tickets are $14. Doors open at 5 p.m. 815 V St. NW. 202/393-0930.

Balanchine’s ‘dream’

The New York City Ballet is next up on the Kennedy Center Opera House stage performing George Balanchine’s rendition of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” to the Mendelssohn score. The Balanchine version stays true to Shakespeare’s tale, which follows two pairs of mortal lovers and the King and Queen of the Fairies. Opening night is Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Performances continue through March 4. Tickets range from $29 to $99. F Street and New Hampshire Avenue Northwest. 202/467-4600.

Still and moving

The Phillips Collection pairs the moving art of film with the stationary art of American realist painters in its newest exhibit, “Moving Pictures: American Art and Early Film.” In the show, 100 works by George Bellows, Thomas Eakins, William Merritt Chase and others will share wall space with 60 short films by Thomas Edison, the Lumiere brothers and Cinematheque Francaise. The exhibition runs through May 20. Tickets range from $10 to $12. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday; extended hours until 8:30 p.m. on Thursday; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. 1600 21st St. NW. 202/397-SEAT.

Visual music

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra under Marin Alsop celebrates the 70th birthday of the Baltimore-born composer Philip Glass tonight by debuting his new program, “Life: A Journey through Time.” The multimedia piece features music by Mr. Glass along with photos by National Geographic photographer Frans Lanting. The performance starts at 8 p.m. at the Music Center at Strathmore. Tickets are $43. 5301 Tuckerman Lane, Bethesda. 301/581-5100.

World rhythms

The Washington Performing Art Society kicks off its World Music Series on Wednesday at the Lisner Auditorium with Israeli musicians Chava Albertstein and David Broza. The series, which continues through March, features music from all over the globe, including Ladysmith Black Mambazo from South Africa and Inti-Illimani from Chile. Tickets range from $25 to $40. Showtime is 8 p.m. 730 21st St. NW. 202/397-SEAT.

Birth of a movement

Govinda Gallery steps back into the history of the Washington punk-music movement with “Punk Love.” The exhibition features photos by Susie J. Horgan, who befriended punk legends Henry Rollins and Ian McKaye in 1979 and then started to document the often misinterpreted music movement. The exhibit runs through March 3. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. 1227 34th St. NW. 202/333-1180.

All Irish, all women

Cherish the Ladies started as a one-time concert idea, but the five-member group has become one of the world’s most recognizable all-female Irish bands. The ladies — who took their name from a traditional jig — sing, dance and play a range of string and wind instruments in a high-energy show that blends traditional and contemporary Irish music. The Ladies headline two nights of music at the Barns at Wolf Trap on Tuesday and Wednesday. Tickets are $24. Showtime is 8 p.m. both nights. 1551 Trap Road, Vienna. 703/218-6500.

Thomas Walter

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