- The Washington Times - Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Punk with a purpose

The 40-city Take Action! Tour kicks off tonight at the 9:30 Club with punk acts the Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Emery and others. Most people will go for the music, but this tour also has a deeper purpose — raising money and awareness about youth depression and suicide. The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus took the purpose of the tour to heart: Its members all have become certified crisis counselors. Tickets are $17. Doors open at 6 p.m. 815 V St. NW. 202/393-0930.

Solo emergence

What if a slave ship magically rose from the Hudson River beside the Statue of Liberty? Actor, writer and musician Daniel Beaty imagines the event and New Yorkers’ reactions in his off-Broadway solo show, “Emergen-see,” at Arena Stage this weekend. Mr. Beaty inhabits 40 characters — ranging from a homeless man to a business executive — who try to figure out what has happened and how it might change their lives. Showtimes are 8 p.m. tomorrow, 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $21. 1101 Sixth St. SW. 202/488-3300.

Hot museums

As the weather turns colder, Cultural Tourism DC is encouraging residents and visitors to take the chill off in one of the city’s museums, galleries or historical attractions. The Warm Up to a Museum program begins today and features 50 exhibits, tours, films and other events at 30 institutions. Some of the events beginning today include “The Red Terror” exhibit at the International Spy Museum, a winter warm-up tour at the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry and a “Summer on the Seine” lecture at the Phillips Collection. See www.warmuptoamuseum.org.

Triple-bill country

The Patriot Center hosts a triple-bill country concert tomorrow night when Trace Adkins, Craig Morgan and Danielle Peck pull into Fairfax. Mr. Adkins headlines, playing tunes from his new album, “Dangerous Man.” Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $39.75. 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. 888/945-2468.

Raising their voices

Two vocal ensembles make their Music Center at Strathmore debut this weekend. The King’s Singers, an all-male vocal sextet from King’s College in Cambridge, England, are up first tomorrow night, performing a collection of classical works. Tickets range from $28 to $60. The performance begins at 8 p.m. On Sunday, the St. Olaf Choir from Minnesota’s St. Olaf College shows why it’s considered one of nation’s top a cappella choirs. Tickets range from $25 to $45. The Sunday singing begins at 3 p.m. 5301 Tuckerman Lane, Bethesda. 301/581-5100.

Justin’s back

As a vocalist for the multiplatinum boy band ‘NSync, Justin Timberlake learned how to put on a live show. After rave reviews on his first solo tour, Mr. Timberlake has upped his act once again for his new tour in support of “Future Sex/Love Sound.” With a full band, multiple stages and a reported run time of nearly 21/2 hours, Mr. Timberlake may soon find it hard to outdo himself. The tour pulls into the Verizon Center tomorrow night. Female rocker Pink opens. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Tickets range from $56 to $95. 601 F St. NW. 202/397-SEAT.

Spring at Geographic

The National Geographic Museum kicks off its Spring NGLive! series tomorrow night with a free concert featuring Alvin Atkinson & the Sound Merchants and the Duende Quartet. The concert begins at 6 p.m. The season continues Tuesday with the Banff Mountain Film Series, which showcases some of the top outdoor adventure films in the country. The film series runs through Feb. 10. Showtime is 7 p.m. each night. Single tickets range from $16 to $20; festival passes range from $54 to $70. 1600 M St. NW. 202/857-7700.

Thomas Walter

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