The Washington Home Design and Furniture Show will not take place this year Nov. 12-14 at the Washington Convention Center. The event was mistakenly listed in the Plan Ahead feature of yesterday's Weekend section. (Published 10/23/1999)


The Week of Oct. 29

Disney on Ice celebrates 75 years of Disney magic, Oct. 27-31 at MCI Center. Call 202/432-7328.

l The Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan, featuring torrents of rice poured onto the stage, performs at George Mason University's Center for the Arts on Oct. 30. Call 703/218-6500.

The Week of Nov. 5

The National Ski Expo, Nov. 5-7 at Ballston Common, features exhibits from more than 100 ski resorts; previews of the latest ski films, ski wear and accessories; and other activities. Call 703/912-9332. l "An Enduring Legacy: Masterpieces From the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon," an exhibition of approximately 100 works, including French, British and American paintings, sculpture, drawings, watercolors and prints, is at the National Gallery of Art Nov. 7 through Feb. 27. The exhibition will include such masterpieces as Edgar Degas's "Little Dancer Fourteen Years Old" (in both wax and plaster models) and a selection of the master's unique small sculptures in wax of bathers, dancers, horses and riders. Call 202/737-4215. l Veterans Day is observed Nov. 11 with ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and the Navy Memorial. Call 202/619-7222.

The Week of Nov. 12

The Washington Home Design and Furniture Show, featuring hundreds of exhibits devoted to making your home ever more perfect, is Nov. 12-14 at the Washington Convention Center. Call

301/261-2180. l The Waterfowl Festival, an annual celebration of ducks and geese in photographs, paintings, carving, sculpture and other media, with music, duck-calling contests and other activities, takes place Nov. 12-14 in Easton, Md. Call 410/822-4567.


Tickets go on sale Friday at 8 from Ticketmaster for a concert by Wilson Pickett, Betty Wright, Clarence Carter and

Roy C, appearing Nov. 26 at DAR Constitution Hall. They cost $35 plus service charges; call 202/432-7328. l Tickets are on sale now from Ticketmaster for two stage classics returning to the Warner Theatre for short visits: "A Tuna Christmas," in which Joe Sears and Jaston Williams play all the men, women and children of mythical Tuna, Tex., Nov. 16-28 ($30.50 to $42.50); and the smash Broadway musical "Annie," from Nov. 30 through Dec. 5 ($25 to $55).


Another in our series of neighborhood profiles. This time we'll explore the U Street area.


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These exhibitions open next week: "Tete a Tete: Portraits by Henri Cartier-Bresson,"opening Oct. 29 at the National Portrait Gallery, is a retrospective of portraits handpicked by the legendary photographer of the famous and the obscure. l "Sam Bookatz," opening Oct. 30 at the Corcoran Gallery of Art as part of its series focusing on the work of mature artists, looks at the long career of a Washington-based painter.


On stage soon, on sale now: "Side Man," the 1999 Tony Award-winning best play, about one man's obsession with jazz and its impact on his family, in the Kennedy Center's Eisenhower Theater Nov. 3-28 ($20 to $65; 202/467-4600, TDD: 202/416-8524); l "The National Folk Theatre of Ireland," music, stories and dancing, at Ford's Theatre from Nov. 2-14 ($27 to $43; 703/218-6500 or 202/347-4833); l "Hamlet," directed by Joe Banno with four different actors as the moody prince, at the Folger Shakespeare Library from Oct. 30 through Dec. 5 ($22 to $38; 202/544-7077); l "Blue Heart," a pair of zany comedies by Caryl Churchill, at Studio Theatre from Nov. 3 through Dec. 5 ($19.50 to $38.50; 202/332-3300); l "Communicating Doors," Alan Ayckbourn's fantasy about a hotel room doorway that becomes a time machine, at Round House Theatre Nov. 3-28 ($21 to $28; 301/933-1644);

l "Danger: Memory!," three one-acts by Arthur Miller about characters who overcome grief, by Theater J from Oct. 30 through Nov. 28 ($12.50 to $27; 800/494-8497 or 202/518-9400); l and "Cyrano de Bergerac" by Le Neon at the Rosslyn Spectrum ($13 to $25; 703/218-6500).


Movies opening Oct. 29: Spike Jonze directs "Being John Malkovich," a dark comedy about a puppeteer (John Cusack) who discovers the ability to enter the mind of John Malkovich (played by same) for 15 minutes at a time. Also features Cameron Diaz and Catherine Keener. l Geoffrey Rush and Peter Gallagher star in "House on Haunted Hill," a horror flick in which five strangers get $1 million each if they can survive one night in that scary house. It's a remake of William Castle's 1958 classic horror film "The House on Haunted Hill." l Milla Jovovich ("The Fifth Element") plays the Maid of Orleans in "The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc," director Luc Besson's treatment of the French savior, victim and saint. Also in the cast: John Malkovich, Dustin Hoffman and Faye Dunaway.

l Horrormeister Wes Craven treads a different path in "Music of the Heart," about East Harlem violin teacher Roberta Guaspari, played by Meryl Streep. The movie's based on an Oscar-winning documentary. Openings are subject to change.


Closing on stage this weekend: "King Lear," at the Shakespeare Theatre ($14 to $58; 202/547-1122, TDD: 202/638-3863); "Measure for Measure," by the Washington Shakespeare Co. ($17.50 to $22; 703/418-4808); "The Adding Machine," by Washington Jewish Theatre at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington ($10 to $27; 301/230-3775); "La Granada (The Hand Grenade)," in Spanish with English interpretation, at Gala Hispanic Theatre ($20 to $22; 202/234-7174); and Oscar Wilde's "An Ideal Husband," at Baltimore's Center Stage ($10 to $40; 410/481-6500 or 410/332-0033). l This weekend is your last chance to visit "Changing Perceptions: Charting Alexandria, 1590-1999," at the Lyceum in Alexandria; call 703/838-4994. l Also closing: The Maryland Renaissance Festival in Crownsville; 410/266-7304 or 800/296-7304.