- The Washington Times - Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Irish weekend

Begin or end the St. Patrick’s Day weekend with the Irish Tenors at the Music Center at Strathmore tomorrow and Sunday. The trio — Anthony Kearns, Finbar Wright and Karl Scully — sing traditional tunes that are sure to get you in the mood for the holiday. Tickets range from $25 to $67. Showtime is 8 p.m. tomorrow, 2 p.m. Sunday. 5301 Tuckerman Lane, Bethesda. 301/581-5100.

All modern

The Corcoran Gallery of Art opens the acclaimed exhibition, “Modernism: Designing A New World 1914-1939,” on Saturday. The largest and most comprehensive exhibition on modernism to date, it includes more than 390 works and 50 film clips from such key figures as Mondrian, Picasso, Frank Lloyd Wright and Man Ray — and the Corcoran is its only U.S. venue. The exhibition runs through July 29. Admission ranges from $10 to $14. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. 17th Street and New York Avenue Northwest. 202/397-SEAT.

Animals at play

Come see the animals at the National Zoo on Saturday at the annual North American Wildlife Celebration. The zoo’s gray seals, sea lions, gray wolves, river otters, bald eagles and other animals will be on hand for live animal demonstrations, hands-on activities and more. The event begins at 10 a.m. and runs through 4 p.m. Admission is free. 3001 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202/633-4800.

No muting here

Led by a keytar-wielding frontman, the New Orleans-based progressive rockers Mute Math have finally made their way from indie obscurity to late-night TV. The quartet recently played on “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” and it’s in the midst of a national tour that stops by the 9:30 Club on Monday. Tickets are $15. Doors open at 5 p.m. 815 V St. NW. 202/393-0930.

Hamlet vs. United States

How would Hamlet fare in the highest court in the land? Find out when the Shakespeare Theatre Company stages “The Supreme Court Hears the Trial of Hamlet,” an audience-participatory mock trial in the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater with none other than Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy presiding. The trial date is tonight at 7:30. Tickets are $35. F Street and New Hampshire Avenue Northwest. 202/467-4600.

The last meow

“Cats,” the Tony-winning musical, is no longer playing on Broadway or in London’s West End, but the touring company is in town this week for performances through Sunday at the Warner Theatre. The “25th Anniversary Tour” may be the last chance to see Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical for a while, as the production is not scheduled for a return through at least 2008. Tickets range from $38.50 to $70. Showtimes are 8 tonight and tomorrow night, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 1 and 6:30 p.m. Sunday. 13th and E streets Northwest. 202/397-SEAT.

Seeger songs

So you couldn’t get tickets to tomorrow’s Seeger family tribute at the Library of Congress? No problem: The family is playing on Saturday at the Woodside United Methodist Church under the auspices of the Folklore Society of Greater Washington. The concert features music from Pete along with his half-brother Mike and half-sister Peggy. Tickets for non-members of FSGW range from $20 to $31; members get in free. 8900 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring. 202/546-2228.

Thomas Walter

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