Week of Jan. 14

Speeches, music and a replaying of the "I Have a Dream" speech mark the Jan. 14 celebration at the Lincoln Memorial of Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday. Call 202/619-7222. And at the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site in Southeast Washington, videotapes of the civil rights movement will be shown on Jan. 17 to commemorate King's birthday. Call 202/426-5961.

The Week of Jan. 21

More than 65 antiques dealers display their collections Jan. 23-24 at the Hunt Country Antique Show, a benefit for Oatlands Plantation, a National Trust for Historic Preservation property. The show is at the Hill School, on Madison Street in Middleburg. Call 703/777-3174. {diam} Players Mike Mussina, Sydney Ponson, Albert Belle and Mike Bordick and new manager Mike Hargrove are among the Baltimore Orioles who will be at Orioles FanFest 2000, Jan. 22-23 at the Baltimore Convention Center. Attractions include fan forums, children's baseball clinics, interactive games, exhibits, autograph and photo sessions and memorabilia dealers. Call 410/685-9800.

The Week of Jan. 28

More than 100 exhibitors will display more than 400 fishing boats, ski boats, runabouts and motoryachts at the National Capital Boat Show, Jan. 27-30 at the Capital Expo Center on Willard Road in Chantilly. Call 703/802-0066 or 800/441-0013. {diam} The Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra and saxophonist/flutist James Moody present two free concerts--"A Bebop Celebration in the New Millennium"--Jan. 28 and 29 in the Kennedy Center Concert Hall. Advance tickets will be distributed, starting at 10 a.m. Jan. 11, at the Kennedy Center box office. There is a limit of four tickets per person. Tickets are also available by calling 202/467-4600 (TDD: 202/416-8524) for a service charge of $2 per ticket.


Tickets for two shows coming to DAR Constitution Hall go on sale this weekend from Ticketmaster: starting Friday at 10, Fred Hammond & Radical for Christ, Yolanda Adams, Men of Standard and Dawkins & Dawkins, appearing Feb. 11 ($28.50); starting Saturday at 10, the Moody Blues, appearing Feb. 18 ($29.50, $39.50 and $49.50). Call 202/432-7328 (service charges added). {diam} On sale now from Ticketmaster: a fourth show (three others are sold out) by Harry Connick Jr., Jan. 29 at Warner Theatre ($56.60, $46.50, $36.50); and the Sno-Core 2000 tour, Feb. 20 at the 9:30 club, with System of a Down, Incubus, Mr. Bungle and Puya ($25).



On stage soon, on sale now: "Coriolanus," Shakespeare's last tragedy, at the Shakespeare Theatre from Jan. 18 through March 12 ($14 to $58; 202/547-1122); Neil Simon's "The Good Doctor," based on short stories by Anton Chekhov, by Theatre J with the Stanislavsky Theatre Studio, from Jan. 15 through Feb. 13 at the D.C. Jewish Community Center ($12.50 to $27; 202/518-9400); comedian George Carlin, visiting Warner Theatre for two shows Jan. 22 ($29.50 to $37.50 plus service charges; 202/432-7328).


These exhibitions open next week: "Forever Young: A Portrait of the Black Child" features 80 black-and-white images of children from Ghana, Cuba and the United States by D.C. photographer Nestor Hernandez, while "Handmade Toys From Ghana's Kiddafest" displays 20 winning entries from this year's international arts festival in Accra, Ghana. Both open Jan. 15 at the Capital Children's Museum. 202/675-4120. {diam} "R.E. Lee: The Exhibition," opening Jan. 16 at the Museum of the Confederacy in Richmond, examines the life of Robert E. Lee with a major survey of photographs, paintings, prints, documents and personal artifacts drawn from the world's largest collection of Lee's Civil War possessions. 804/649-1861. {diam} On Jan. 18, "Fortune: 'All Is But Fortune' " goes on view at the Folger Shakespeare Library, focusing on images of the goddess Fortuna from antiquity to the late Renaissance. 202/544-7077.


Movies scheduled to open Jan. 14: Emily Watson and Robert Carlyle play author Frank McCourt's parents in "Angela's Ashes," Alan Parker's adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning memoir. {diam} Winona Ryder and Angelina Jolie are troubled patients and friends in a mental asylum in "Girl, Interrupted." {diam} Ice Cube returns as Craig in "Next Friday," the sequel to "Friday," in which he finds himself in big trouble again with neighborhood bully, Debo (Tommy "Tiny" Lister Jr.). The movie opens Wednesday. {diam} In Ron ("White Men Can't Jump") Shelton's "Play It to the Bone," Antonio Banderas and Woody Harrelson play unknown boxers who are offered a chance to compete in the undercard match before a Tyson-Holyfield fight. {diam} And in "Supernova," James Spader and Angela Bassett are among the crew of a hospital spaceship that answers a distress call in a distant galaxy, which leads them into the gravitational pull of a supernova. All openings are subject to change.


Closing on stage this weekend: "Christmas at the Old Bull and Bush" by Interact Theatre Company in the Arena Stage Old Vat Theater (703/218-6500); and "Big Hunk o' Burnin' Love," by the Asia Theatre Company at the Clark Street Playhouse (703/418-9703). {diam} These Smithsonian exhibitions close this weekend: "Masterpieces of Chinese Painting" and "A Breath of Spring," at the Freer Gallery of Art; and "Tete a Tete: Portraits by Henri Cartier-Bresson," "Edward Sorel: Unauthorized Portraits," "Picturing Hemingway: A Writer in His Time," "1999 Recent Acquisitions: Part I," and "Jo Davidson: Portrait Sculpture," at the National Portrait Gallery (which itself is closing for a three-year renovation). Call 202/357-2700 (TDD: 202/357-1729). {diam} Also closing this weekend: "From Schongauer to Holbein: Master Drawings From Basel and Berlin," "Tilman Riemenschneider: Master Sculptor of the Late Middle Ages," and "The Drawings of Annibale Carracci," in the West Building of the National Gallery of Art (202/737-4215, TDD: 202/842-6176); "Defining Eye: Women Photographers of the 20th Century" and "In Focus: Photography From the Permanent Collection," at the National Museum of Women in the Arts (202/783-5000); "For All Time" and "Beyond the Fall," at the Newseum (703/284-3544 or 888/639-7386); and "Tools as Art V: Fantasy at Work," at the National Building Museum (202/272-2448).


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