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.

13TH ANNUAL BLUEBIRD BLUES FESTIVAL -- Today, 1-6 p.m. Featuring music from Piedmont folk to Chicago soul, on two stages. Performers include Dr. S.O. FeelGood, Tom Larsen Band, the Jewels, Bobby Rush, Blue Rhythm Boys and more. Prince George's Community College, 301 Largo Rd., Largo. Donation. 301-322-0157.

FROM DC, WITH LOVE -- Today, 6 p.m.-2 a.m. Twenty-five local DJ crews host a musical benefit with A-list performers, including Danny Howells, Dieselboy, Charles Feelgood, Tommie Sunshine, Tech Itch and Scott Henry. Nation, 1015 Half St. SE. $15-$20. 202-397-7328.

TAMING OF THE SHREW -- 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. Donation. 301-924-3400.

JOHN MCCUTCHEON -- Friday at 8 p.m. The folk singer performs on guitar, banjo, fiddle, autoharp and hammer-dulcimer. St. Mark Presbyterian Church, 10701 Old Georgetown Rd., Rockville. $20. 301-530-1735, Ext. 16.

LEADING LADIES -- Opens Friday. Through Oct. 23. Washington's own Ken Ludwig penned this stage comedy about down-on-their-luck Shakespearean actors who cross-dress in order to swindle a dying woman out of her fortune. Opening night ticket sales benefit relief efforts. Ford's Theatre, 511 10th St. NW. $25-$46. 202-347-4833.

UMD MARYLAND OPERA STUDIO -- Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Emerging professionals perform a variety of operatic and classical vocal works. University of Maryland Memorial Chapel, Regents and Chapel drives, College Park. Donation. 301-314-9866.