- The Washington Times - Thursday, July 19, 2007

Baring it all

“Bodies…The Exhibition,” with 20 real human specimens on display, has been called everything from reverent and educational to graphic and gruesome. Viewers can explore the complexities of the human form in all its exposed glory, as well as see the physical effects of smoking and drinking. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday-Wednesday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Thursday-Saturday. Through Oct. 28. Tickets range from $18 to $26.50. 1101 Wilson Blvd., Rosslyn. 866/866-8265.

Havana at Strathmore

No time for a summer vacation? No problem. Spend “A Night in Havana” with eight-time Grammy Award winner Paquito D’Rivera at the Music Center at Strathmore tonight. The Latin-flavored program by the jazz legend and the Baltimore Symphony will include pre-concert festivities, starting at 5:30 p.m., and dancing after the show. 8 p.m. Tickets are $30. 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. 877/277-1444.

Warped to the beat

It might seem as if Woodstock has hit Washington on Wednesday, when hordes of fans take over the Merriweather Post Pavilion as the Vans Warped Tour heads into town. Artists such as New Found Glory, Coheed and Cambria, Bad Religion and Pepper will perform their rock ‘n’ roll stylings in this day-long event. 11 a.m. Tickets are $29.75 in advance, $35 at the gate. 10475 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, Md. 710/715.5550.

World premiere dance

Doug Varone and his dancers are known for their physically daring choreography and award-winning performances. Join them on Tuesdayfor the world premiere of two works commissioned by Wolf Trap. Filene Center, 8:30 p.m. $8-$34. 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. 703/255-1893.


Arlington’s fifth annual Slapsticon Silent Comedy Film Festival brings back some of the silent era’s best comedies to the big screen at the Rosslyn Spectrum. The four-day festival features movies by some of film’s earliest pioneers, including Harry Langdon, Laurel and Hardy, and others. The festival will also feature the world re-premiere of “Spuds,” a 1927 gem, tomorrow at 8 p.m. The festival begins today at 1 p.m. and runs through Sunday. Screening times vary. Tickets $30 per day or $100 for all four. 1611 N. Kent St., Arlington. 703/228-1841.

No artist left behind

With more than 500 performances scheduled, Washington’s second annual Capital Fringe Festival promises 10 days of offbeat novelty. Emerging artists star in a smorgasbord of performances in downtown venues, with works ranging from theater and dance to puppetry and poetry. The festival opens today and runs through July 29. Tickets are $15, with packages available. Buy them at 507 Seventh St. NW, by phone at 866/811-4111 on online at capfringe.org.

Save Thursday nights

The Freer and Sackler galleries have not only extended their Thursday summer hours until 8 p.m. through Aug. 9, but have filled them with family activities, tours, films, and performances. Today’s programs focus on the Afro-Brazilian martial arts and dance form called capoeira, with an open practice at 5:30 p.m. in the Sackler Pavilion and a concert at 7 p.m. in the Meyer Auditorium. Also at 5:30 p.m., actor Jonathan Watkins tells the story of the Freer’s Peacock Room. Free. 1050 Independence Ave. SW. 202/633-4880.

Live and intense

For a dozen years now, the Philadelphia rock band Marah has become almost legendary for its intense live performances. Now its tour in support of its first-ever live release, the DVD/CD “Sooner or Later in Spain,” brings it to Jammin’ Java on Wednesday. Hear the quintet at 8 p.m. $15. 227 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. 703/255-1566.

— Gordon Van Owen

and Suzanna Logan

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