IF ONE OF YOUR New Year's resolutions was to get out more and try new things, here are three suggestions on how to while away this weekend.
Bill Evans, longtime director of his own Seattle-based company, will appear with dancer Gregg Lizenbery at the Dance Place Friday and Saturday evenings. One of the most prolific and versatile choreographers around, Evans excels at jazz and tap- oriented pieces. In addition to his own work, Evans will perform "Jazz: Three Ways," a dynamite dance by Daniel Nagrin, a master of jazz moves and the solo form.
If your own feet could stand a little action, pack up your tap shoes Saturday morning and hurry over to the Feet First Studio, where master hoofers Maurice Hines and Mercedes Ellington, currently starring in "Balletap USA" at Ford's Theater, will be team-teaching an advanced and intermediate tap class.
If Edward Hopper, Charles Ives, bicycle wheels or experimental sound pique your interest, you might consider taking in the Dance Exchange Performance Company's concert at Sidwell Friends School auditorium Friday and Saturday evening. The program includes Liz Lerman's "E. Hopper," to music by the modern jazz quartet; "Ives & Co." by Lerman and Jon Spelman; and "Travelon Gamelon," Tish Carter and Nancy Galeota's quirky dance involving the aforementioned wheels, a provocative score and costumes that Galeota describes as "space-age pilgrim."
BILL EVANS & GREGG LIZENBERY -- Friday and Saturday at 8:30 p.m. The Dance Place, 2424 18th St. NW. Tickets $7, students and senior citizens $6. Call 462-1321.
TAP CLASSES -- with Maurice Hines and Mercedes Ellington, Saturday at Feet First Studio, 7649 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda. Advanced class: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.; intermediate class: 1 to 2:30. $10 per class. Call 656-9076.
DANCE EXCHANGE PERFORMANCE CO. -- Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. Sidwell Auditorium, 3825 Wisconsin Ave. NW. Tickets $8, $6.50 for students and seniors. Call 229-8298.