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Sunday, January 23, 2005; Page M04


ODETTA -- Today at 2 p.m. The folk singer's songs have influenced Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin and Tracy Chapman. The Barns at Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Rd., Vienna. $20. 703-218-6500 or 703-938-2404.

COUNT BASIE ORCHESTRA -- Today at 6:30 p.m. Still swinging after all these years, the group helps kick off the festival "A New America: The 1940s and the Arts." Kennedy Center, Millennium Stage, 2700 F St. NW. Free. 202-467-4600.

Music teacher Clement Mathieu (Gerard Jugnot) conducts the boys of Fond de L'Etang in the French hit "Les Choristes" ("The Chorus"). (Miramax Films)

PAN-AMERICAN STRING QUARTET -- Today at 7:30 p.m. Music by Latin American and Hispanic composers, including works by Turina, Piazzolla and d'Rivera. DCAC, 2438 18th St. NW. $10. 202-263-7833.

TURING MACHINE -- Monday at 9 p.m. Alternative rock, with Horses. Black Cat, 1811 14th St. NW. $7. 202-667-7960.

CHICK COREA & TOUCHSTONE -- Wednesday-Jan. 30 at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. The jazz pianist performs with his quintet. Blues Alley, 1073 Wisconsin Ave. NW. $32.50. 202-337-4141.

HAWAIIAN SLACK KEY GUITAR FESTIVAL -- Wednesday-Thursday at 8 p.m. Featuring guitarists Keola Beamer, John Keawe and Chris Yeaton. The Barns at Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Rd., Vienna. $20. 703-218-6500 or 703-938-2404.

LIL' WAYNE -- Thursday, doors at 10 p.m. The New Orleans rapper is all grown up and making hits. Crossroads, 4103 Baltimore Ave., Bladensburg. $15. 301-927-1056.

112 -- Friday at 8 p.m. The R&B stars share the stage with Mario Winans and Carl Thomas. DAR Constitution Hall, 1776 D St. NW. $55. 202-397-7328.

BEAUTY PILL -- Jan. 30 at 8:30 p.m. Indie rock, with Revival. Iota, 2832 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. $10. 703-522-8340.


MATT SESOW -- Today, noon-5 p.m. The artist opens his studio to show his paintings. The Woodley, Apt. 603, 1851 Columbia Rd. NW. Free. 202-319-1459.

IDA SOFIA MALY (1894-1941) -- Opens Tuesday. Reception at 7:30 p.m. Through March 31. Watercolors, drawings and prints by the artist, who suffered from poverty and depression and was killed as part of the National Socialists' euthanasia program. Her later works include an imaginative world of machines and monsters, with text about being institutionalized for schizophrenia. Embassy of Austria, 3524 International Ct. NW. Free. For reservations, call 202-895-6776.

PEOPLE, PLACES AND THINGS -- Opens Tuesday. Receptions Feb. 4, 5-8 p.m., and Feb. 6, 2-5 p.m. Artist talk Feb. 10 at noon. Through Feb. 27. Monotypes, drypoints, oil paintings and drawings by Ellen Verdon Winkler. Washington Printmakers Gallery, 1732 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free. 202-332-7757.

BEYOND THE BAG: TEXTILES AS CONTAINERS -- Opens Friday. Through June 5. Many of the bags and containers in this exhibit give insights into different cultures. For instance, the Iranian salt bags can be exchanged at weddings and used to reach sheep in high mountain pastures. Textile Museum, 2320 S St. NW. Free. 202-667-0441.

SUGARLOAF CRAFTS FESTIVAL -- Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Jan. 30, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. More than 350 artists and craft designers sell pottery, clothing, jewelry, accessories and more. Dulles Expo Center, 4368 Chantilly Pl., Chantilly. $7, ages 12 and younger free. 800-210-9900.

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