Yesterday's Weekend section incorrctly listed the location of a Spanish Dance Society performance. It is at 8 tonight in the Marvin Center Theatre, 800 21st St. NW. (Published 11/21/87)
What balances a half dozen umbrellas with its feet, rides giant unicycles while juggling plates, and twirls bowls of water to music? The acrobats and dancers of the Chinese Festival of Song and Dance, of course -- at the Warner Theater this weekend on their first tour of North America, at 8 Friday and Saturday and 2 and 7 Sunday. Tickets $12.50 to $24. 800/233-4050.
The Spanish Dance Society brings the passion and energy of flamenco to Lisner Auditorium at 8 Friday and Saturday when it performs with guest artists Marina Lorca and Roberto Amaral. Lisner's at 21st and H NW; tickets are $6, $3 for seniors and students. Call 994-8072 or 994-6178 for more information.
Native American flute music and dance from the southern plains fills the Hall of Musical Instruments at the Museum of American History Saturday when Charles Shunatona, traditional chief of the Pawnee tribe of Oklahoma, family members and friends perform as part of the Smithsonian's "American Sampler" series. It's free at noon, 1:30 and 3 Saturday. 357-2700.
THE CRAFTY WAY
More than 350 artisans come out of the woodwork, many of them with woodwork, for the 12th annual Sugarloaf Mountain Works Autumn Crafts Festival in Gaithersburg. Among the wares to be shown and sold are pottery, glass, leather goods, furniture, brooms and other handmade household items -- plus there's a petting zoo, storytelling, puppet shows and food. Noon to 9 Friday, 10 to 9 Saturday and 10 to 6 Sunday at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds on Rte. 355; $4, free for kids under 12. 540-0900.
FINE AND FANCY
Take a grand step back to the way holidays used to be: This weekend is the first that Oatlands, Leesburg's 18-room Greek Revival mansion, will be trimmed for the season. That means tours, craft sales and candlelight carolling; light refreshments and cider will also be served. Oatlands and its gift shop will be open 10 to 5 Monday-Friday and 10 to 9 Saturdays and 1 to 5 Sundays through December 27 (closed Thanksgiving, December 24 and 25). Tours are $5 to $6. 703/777-3174.
There's nothing like going outside and getting to work, especially when it's fun work at the Claude Moore Colonial Farm, where folks in 18th-century mode will be preparing for winter with chores -- and a harvest celebration. After the wheat flaying, cloth dying and wool spinning, there are the colonial sounds of the Musick of Turkey Run. It's $2, $1 for kids under 12 at 6310 Georgetown Pike in McLean, 1 to 4:30 Sunday. 442-7557.
More than 130 dealers come together for the Mid-Atlantic Antiques Market 9 to 4 Sunday at the Howard County Fairgrounds on I-70 in West Friendship, Maryland, with southern regional furniture, early glass, folk art and more. Admission is $4. Call 301/228-8858.
Yes, Virginia, there is an Alexandria Antiques Show, and it's noon to 9 Friday and Saturday and noon to 5 Sunday at the Old Colony Inn, 625 First St. Forty dealers will offer their wares alongside the photography and text exhibit "Historic Alexandria -- A Sampler." $5. Call 838-4200 for information.
THE JAZZ MAN
For more than 40 years, tenor saxophonist and clarinetist Buck Hill has been making music in D.C., so it's no wonder that the Charlin Jazz Society has picked Hill and his sextet to inaugurate its "Jazz Composers" series with an 8 p.m. show of all-original Hill compositions Saturday at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, 1000 H St. NW. Tickets are $10. Call 362-0858 for more information.
At the Tae Kwon Do Martial Arts Festival and Exhibition, several hundred masters and students will show the power of mental and physical control in four areas of practice: form, fighting, breaking (bricks and boards, that is) and self defense. It's 7:30 p.m. to 10 Saturday at the South Lakes High School, 11400 South Lakes Dr. in Reston. Admission is $6 at the door; free for kids under 10 with parent. Call 437-5111 for information.
Don your white gloves and Cheshire grins for a "Mad Tea Party" 3:30 to 5:30 Saturday at the Jane Haslem Gallery, 406 Seventh St. NW. Children and their parents are welcome for storytelling amid the gallery's current show of original children's book illustrations (including pictures of Rumpelstiltskin, Br'er Rabbit and the Ugly Duckling). Free. 638-6162.
REST OF THE BEST
There's a Finnish Bazaar 11 to 4 Sunday at the Youth for Understanding International Center, 3501 Newark St. NW. Free. 256-4824 . . . Find out how much your treasures are worth at Sotheby's Heirloom Discovery Day, 10 to 4 Saturday at the Columbia Historical Society, 1307 New Hampshire Ave. NW. It's $5 per item for an oral fair-market valuation. Call 785-2068 for details . . . More than 200 juried exhibitors have been chosen for the Americana Christmas arts and crafts show 10 to 6 Saturday and Sunday at the North Hagerstown High School, 2320 Pennsylvania Ave. in Hagerstown. Free. 301/739-1079 . . . Violinist Maurice Sklar opens the Young Concert Artist Series 8 Sunday at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington 6125 Montrose Rd. in Rockville. It's $8. 881-0100.
LIFE IN THE BLAST LANE
Looking for something a little weird on wheels? The U.S. Hot Rod Association Motocross and Thrill-a-rama will do. Besides motocross racing and big-wheel car crunching, there's the Ultimate Battle: heavyweight wrestler Sgt. Slaughter and his Battle Battalion in a tug-of-war with Monster Truck Big Foot. Topping off the evening, Wild Bill Dominick will blow himself up after crashing his motorcycle into a parked car. (We don't make these things up, we just try to stay out of the way.) It's at 8 Friday and Saturday at the Capital Centre; tickets are $12.50 and $15. Call 432-0200.