Sounds Around Town
Paul Simon and Bob Dylan perform together Friday at 7:30 at the Nissan Pavilion at Stone Ridge, 7800 Cellar Door Dr., off Wellington Road, outside Manassas (from the Beltway, take I-66 west to exits 43B or 44) and follow signs. Tickets $87.50 and $57.50 in-house, $30 on the lawn; buy them at Ticketmaster outlets (it's too late for phone orders) or at the gate. For information, call Ticketmaster, 202/432-7328 or 703/ 573-7328, or the pavilion, 703/754-6400.
The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra presents a celebration of music from "Star Wars," "Star Trek," "Superman" and "The X-Files," followed by fireworks, Saturday at 8 at Oregon Ridge Park, in Cockeysville (take I-695 north to I-83 north to Exit 20B and then go west on Shawan Road to Beaver Dam Road). Tickets are $13 through Friday, $14 on Saturday, $7 for children 11 and younger. Parking is free at the Bell Atlantic lot on Shawan Road (follow signs), where shuttles will run to the park. Call 410/783-8000.
The Irish Tenors -- John McDermott, Anthony Kearns and Ronan Tynan -- join flutist James Galway and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in concert, Tuesday at 8 at MCI Center, 601 F St. NW (Metro: Gallery Place/ Chinatown). Tickets are $39.50, $49.50 and $75 from Ticketmaster, 202/432-7328.
More than 3,000 dancers will compete in the Virginia State Ballroom Dancesport Championships, Friday through Sunday at the Hyatt Regency Hotel at Presidents and Market streets in Reston. The schedule: Friday from 10 to 5, pro-am American rhythm single dances, followed by Latin, standard and international styles from 8 p.m. to midnight; Saturday from 8:30 to 5, international single dances, Latin and standard; followed from 7:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. by pro standard, pro rhythm and Latin; Sunday from 9 to 5:30, American and international amateur events, plus standard, pro American and pro Latin dances. Admission is $20 to Friday's daytime session, $25 to the evening show; $20 for Saturday's daytime session, $40 for the evening session; and $30 for Sunday. Half-day tickets, good from 1 to 5:30, cost $15 Friday or Saturday, $10 Sunday. Call 703/709-1234.
See Vivien Leigh's waistcoast from "Gone With the Wind," a deck chair used in the movie "Titanic," showings of "100 Years . . . 100 Movies" and enjoy other Hollywood thrills when the American Film Institute's traveling exhibition of American movie history visits Lake Forest Shopping Center Friday and Saturday from 10 to 9:30 and Sunday from 11 to 6. The center is at Montgomery Village and Russell avenues in Gaithersburg. The exhibit is free; call 301/840-5840, Ext. 5.
Powwow in Columbia
Native American dancers, drummers and musicians from the Navajo, Sioux and other tribes will perform at the Howard County American Indian Festival/Pow-Wow, Saturday from 11 to 8 and Sunday from 11 to 6 at the Howard County Fairgrounds, on Route 144, just a quarter mile west of Route 32 in Friendship. Admission is $7, $4 seniors and children 3 though 12 (younger free). Call 410/ 442-1022. See story, Page 68.
Hats From Africa
A red-feathered headdress from Cameroon, a delicate embroidered hat from Kenya and a dozen other headdresses are showcased in the exhibition, "Hats Off! A Salute to African Headwear," opening Sunday and running through Dec. 26 at the National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Ave. SW (Metro: Smithsonian). Admission is free; the museum is open from 10 to 5:30 daily (until 8 Thursdays through Sept. 2). Call 202/357-2700.
James Brown, Ashford & Simpson, the S.O.S. Band, Peabo Bryson and the Blackbyrds perform Saturday and the Commodores, Chuck Brown, the Emotions, the Ohio Players, Con Funk Shun featuring Michael Cooper and Felton Pilate perform on Sunday at the Capital Soulfest, Saturday and Sunday from noon to 7 at Bull Run Regional Park, 7700 Bull Run Dr., off Route 29 at I-66 Exit 52 in Centreville. Advance tickets are $28.50 and $36.50 per day; tickets at the gate are $34 and $42. For tickets, call Ticketmaster, 202/432-7328; for information, call 301/ 218-0404 or 888/378-3378.
Weekend's Own Concert
The Weekend section of The Washington Post is sponsoring the second of four free "Weekend's Weekend" concerts Friday at 8 at Carter Barron Amphitheatre, 16th Street and Colorado Avenue NW. This week's performers at "Jazz & Swing Night" are Shahin & Sepehr, A La Carte Brass & Percussion and the J Street Jumpers. Free tickets will be released at the Carter Barron box office starting at noon. Future Weekend's Weekend concerts take place July 25 and Aug. 8. For information, call 202/334-4748. See Nightwatch, Page 7.
CAPTION: Vivien Leigh.
CAPTION: James Brown will sing at Soulfest on Saturday.