An A-10A Thunderbolt II, a B-17G Flying Fortress, a P-51D Mustang, a P-40 Warhawk and more than 60 other vintage and current military aircraft are on display during the Jack B. Poage Airshow, Saturday and Sunday from 9 to 6 at the Carroll County Regional Airport in Westminster, Md. The aerobatic demonstrations and flyovers start at 12:30 each day and continue until 4:30. Other activities include a display of more than 150 antique cars. Admission at the gate is $10, $5 for children 6 through 12 (younger free). Take I-95 north to I-695 west to I-795 to Route 140 west to Westminster and then turn right on Route 97 and follow signs; call 410/876-7200 or 800/272-1933.
Music and More
Nearly 50 national and local bands will perform on four stages during the Mid-Atlantic Music and Arts Festival, Saturday and Sunday from noon to 8 at the Maryland State Fairgrounds, 2200 York Rd., at I-83 Exit 17 in Timonium. Headliners include Jimmy Cliff, Medeski, Martin & Wood, Los Lobos, Jimmie Vaughan, Buddy Guy, John Mooney, Spyro Gyra, Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes, Vickie Winans, Buckwheat Zydeco, Shemekia Copeland and the Rolling Thunder Gospel Revue. Tickets at the gate cost $25 per day, $45 for the weekend. Call 410/771-4862.
Festival of the Arts
The Columbia Festival of the Arts kicks off Friday with a concert by jazz saxophonist Branford Marsalis and a free Lakefest '99 with live music, and continues through June 27 with dozens of performers as well as stage shows and art exhibitions throughout Columbia. Other stars include Doug Varone & Dancers, the Jimmy McGriff/Hank Crawford Quartet, the Dayton Contemporary Dance Company and Joe Chvala & the Flying Foot Forum. Tickets to the Marsalis concert, Friday at 8 at the Rouse Theatre at Wilde Lake High School, cost $27 to $37. Tickets for other events range from $12 to $40, with 10 percent discounts for seniors and students under 18. The free Lakefest is Friday from 6 to 10, Saturday from 4 to 11 and Sunday from 4 to 9:30 on the shores of Lake Kittamaqundi. Lakefest headliners are the Fabulous Hubcaps, Friday at 8; Rick Danko & His Band, Saturday at 10, and Terrance Simien, Sunday at 8:30. For information, call 410/715-3089; order tickets from ProTix, 703/218-6500 or 410/481-6500 (service charges added).
Two first-round double-header soccer matches in the 1999 Women's World Cup will be held Wednesday and June 27 at Jack Kent Cooke Stadium in Landover. Norway faces Canada Wednesday at 6, followed by Australia vs. Sweden at 8:30. The games continue June 27 with Brazil vs. Germany at 1:30 and Nigeria vs. Denmark at 4. Tickets to either double-header are $20 to $48; call 800/992-8457 or Ticketmaster, 202/432-7328 (service charges).
War and Remembrance
More than 10,000 reenactors will re-create camp life and the legendary clashes in 1864 between generals Grant and Lee, including the battles of the Wilderness and Yellow Tavern, Friday through Sunday near Brandy Station, Va. The Grant vs. Lee reenactment is Friday from 11 to 9 (battles at 3 and 5:30); Saturday from 5 a.m. to midnight (battles at 6 a.m. and 3 p.m.) and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (battles at 10:30 and 1:30). Take I-66 west to U.S. 29 south, continue 17 miles south of Warrenton and turn right on Beverly Ford Road. Admission each day is $12, $5 for children ages 6 through 12 (younger free). Call 888/696-3340.
Rest of the Best
The Laurel Arts, Crafts and Antique Show takes place Saturday from 9 to 6 on Main Street at Sixth Street. Other activities include displays of classic cars and model trains, foods from area restaurants and live entertainment. Admission is free; call 301/617-0399 ... The Washington Navy Yard celebrates its bicentennial Saturday from 11 to 9 and Sunday from 11 to 5 with a visit by three tall ships -- Half Moon from New York, the Dove from Maryland and Kalmar Nyckel from Delaware -- plus mock battles, historic reenactments, music by the Navy Band's Sea Chanters and Country Current ensembles, and arts and crafts displays. A fireworks show starts Saturday at 9. Free; call 202/433-4882.
More than 400 classic cars are expected at the Antique Car Show, Sunday from 10 to 4 at Sully Historic Site, on Sully Road, a quarter-mile north of U.S. 50 in Chantilly. Other attractions include auto and antique flea markets and concerts by Jumpin' Jupiter at 11:30 and the Fairfax Symphony Dixieland Band at 2. Admission is $6, $5 for seniors and $3 for children 15 and younger. Call 703/437-1794.
The diverse cultures of New Hampshire, Romania and South Africa are the themes of the 33rd annual Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Wednesday through June 27 and June 30 through July 4 on the Mall between Seventh and 14th streets (Metro: Smithsonian, Federal Triangle). Events run from 11 to 5:30 each day and include music, dancing, foods, crafts, demonstrations and other activities. There's a dance party each evening from 5:30 to 7, and a concert featuring music from festival participants every evening from 7 to 9 (except July 4). The Ralph Rinzler Memorial Concert, featuring music of the Balkans, is on Thursday at 5:30. It's all free. For a recording of daily events, call 202/357-4574; for information, call 202/357-2700 (TDD: 202/357-1729) or visit the Web site www.si.edu/folklife.
CAPTION: This B-17 is one of the planes at the air show.
CAPTION: Norway's Ann Kristin Aarones will face Canada in Women's World Cup match.
CAPTION: Doug Varone & Dancers perform at the Columbia Festival of the Arts.
CAPTION: Dancing at the Folklife Festival.