Correction to This Article
· A July 25 Weekend listing for the Capital Hip Hop Soul Fest incorrectly said the festival will be Sunday. It will be today from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Marvin Gaye Park, Division Avenue and Foote Street NE. · A listing in this article incorrectly said that Extra Golden and Chopteeth would be performing at the Birchmere on Monday. The concert has been moved to the Black Cat on Monday at 9 p.m. Tickets cost $12.

In Town

This week: Listen to Dee Stone at the Capital Hip Hop Soul Fest, learn to love your greens, take a ride at the Loudoun County Fair, groove to reggae in two states and get your feet wet at a wine fest.
This week: Listen to Dee Stone at the Capital Hip Hop Soul Fest, learn to love your greens, take a ride at the Loudoun County Fair, groove to reggae in two states and get your feet wet at a wine fest. (From Left: By Khadijah Ali-coleman; Istock Photo; By Tracy A. Woodward -- The Washington Post; By Jason Decrow -- Associated Press; By Kat Arnold)
Friday, July 25, 2008

IT WON'T COST A CENT to see rare coins, including a nickel worth $3 million, at the World's Fair of Money from Wednesday through Aug. 3. The Smithsonian,

U.S. Mint and U.S. Treasury Department will be displaying the best of their collections, including a $100,000 bill. Baltimore Convention Center,

1 W. Pratt St., Baltimore. 410-649-7000.http://www.money.org. FREE

In Town

PAY HOMAGE TO local legend Marvin Gaye and check out musicians who would have made the late crooner proud at the Capital Hip Hop Soul Fest on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. The acts will include Mello-D & the Rados, Christylez and Jua Howard, and there will be a freestyle rap battle zone and poetry readings. At Marvin Gaye Park, Division Avenue and Foote Street NE. (Metro: a 20 minute walk from Minnesota Avenue). 240-476-8629. http://www.capitalhiphopsoulfest.com. FREE

"ABOVE THE CALL; BEYOND THE DUTY," a patriotic one-man play in which a veteran performs a series of soliloquies and stories about his past, opens Tuesday at the Kennedy Center's Terrace Theater. The play is based on James McEachin's books and audio novels. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 7:30 p.m. 2700 F St. NW (Metro: Foggy Bottom-GWU). 202-467-4600 or 800-444-1324. http://www.kennedy-center.org. $65.

HAVE A LITTLE ONE who resists eating anything green? Several area farmers markets will have fun activities including a passport game where kids try to find veggies, demonstrations on making butter and ice cream and story time as part of Green Kids at Market Day. Who knows, kids might just find their new favorite food. Activities begin Saturday or Sunday morning depending on the location. For more information, call 202-362-8889 or go to http://www.freshfarmmarkets.org and click on "calendar of events." FREE

Around Town

BEFORE THE BELTWAY WOUND through, Montgomery County was a place of farms. The ones still thriving open their doors for the Farm Tour and Harvest Sale on July 26 and 27 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visitors can pick produce, pet farm animals, take a hayride and watch demonstrations about farm life. Various locations in Montgomery County. 301-590-2823. http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/farmtour. FREE

WHEN EXPLORER JOHN SMITH landed in Occoquan 400 years ago, there was little of the fun that will be had Sunday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the Occoquan River Festival. Today's visitors can enjoy a hot air balloon ride, wooded trails and kayaking. There also will be a ghost tour, so maybe Smith will show up. At various locations in and around Occoquan. 703-690-2121. http://www.occoquanrivercommunities.com. Fees vary by activity, but most are free.


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