Many local artists, musicians, restaurants, bars and cultural organizations are pitching in to help raise funds for Hurricane Katrina victims. Unless otherwise noted, money donated and raised at the following events benefits the American Red Cross. For additional Hurricane Katrina relief events, go online at www.washingtonpost.com/entertainmentguide.
Arts and Crafts
JIHA MOON -- Through Oct. 15. As part of the exhibit "Symbioland: Works by Jiha Moon," proceeds from the sale of the painting "Tying the Knot" will be donated. Curator's Office, Suite 201, 1515 14th St. NW. Free. 202-387-1008.
FREDERICK BLUES SOCIETY -- Today, 3-10 p.m. The Kelly Bell Band headlines an 11-band lineup. Holiday Inn-Fort Detrick, 999 W. Patrick St., Frederick. $20. 301-662-5141.
A SUNSET JAZZ CONCERT -- Today at 5 p.m. The Blake Dixieland Band and the Eubie Blake Jazz Ensemble, two high school music groups, give an outdoor performance. James Hubert Blake High School, 300 Norwood Rd., Silver Spring. Donation. 301-879-1300.
CHRISTIAN CONCERT AND DONATION DRIVE -- Friday at 7 p.m. The First Baptist Church of Sterling and the Christian Music and Ministry Network sponsor a 24-hour event, featuring choirs, speakers, dancers, step teams, comedy and food. Benefits the American Red Cross and individual families. First Baptist Church of Sterling, 21449 Potomac View Rd., Sterling. Donation. 703-430-3322.
BALLROOM TEA DANCE -- Today, 3:30-
6 p.m. Lesson at 2:30 p.m. Dance to music by the LaSalle Dance Orchestra. Benefits the American Red Cross or the Salvation Army. Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. $8. 301-299-8728 or 301-634-2222.
ARGENTINE TANGO -- Today, 8-11 p.m. Lesson at 7 p.m. Get in touch with your inner Latin lover as you practice the tango. Benefits the American Red Cross or the Salvation Army. Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. $10. 301-299-8728 or
ADAMS MORGAN DAY -- Today, 11 a.m.-
6 p.m. The 27th-annual festival becomes a benefit. Highlights include live music, dance performances, ethnic foods and local arts and crafts. 18th Street between Florida Avenue and Columbia Road NW. Donation. 202-232-1978.
Food and Drink
SWEET TRIBUTE -- Today. Half of all proceeds from dessert sales at Tallula, Vermilion and Evening Star Cafe go to the American Red Cross and Catholic Relief Services. Tallula, 2761 Washington Blvd., Arlington, 703-778-5051; Vermilion, 1120 King St., Alexandria, 703-684-9669; Evening Star Cafe, 2000 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria, 703-549-5051.
PO' BOY POWER -- Monday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Enjoy traditional roast beef or shrimp remoulade po' boys crafted by top local chefs, including Jeff Tunks of DC Coast and Ceiba, Michel Richard of Citronella and Robert Wiedmaier of Marcel's. Acadiana, 901 New York Ave. NW. $25. 202-408-8848.
SAVE NEW ORLEANS COCKTAIL HOUR -- Monday, 5-7 p.m. Order a traditional New Orleans cocktail and participating restaurants will donate the proceeds to help restaurant workers affected by Katrina. Venues include Bangkok Joe's, Chi-Cha Lounge, Cloud, Gazuza, Gua-Rapo and Mie N Yu. For a full list, visit www.museumoftheamericancocktail.org. Drinks are $10 each.
BRICKSKELLER AND R.F.D. FUNDRAISER -- Through Sept. 30. The two bars will donate five percent of draft beer sales and will match the total donations at the end of the month. Brickskeller, 1523 22nd St. NW, 202-293-1885; R.F.D. Washington, 810 Seventh St. NW, 202-289-2030.
WASHINGTON NATIONAL OPERA -- Wednesday at 7 p.m. Placido Domingo conducts a dress rehearsal of Verdi's "I Vespri Siciliani" ("The Sicilian Vespers"). Kennedy Center, Opera House, 2700 F St. NW. Suggested donation $100. 202-295-2400.
DRACULA -- Wednesday-Thursday at 7:30 p.m. The National Players present this popular Shakespeare comedy highlighting the woes of matrimony. Olney Theatre Center for the Arts, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Rd., Olney. Pay-what-you-can. 301-924-3400.