The Week of Jan. 21

The first journal of the U.S. Senate recording the 1789 electoral count electing George Washington as president, a 1789 draft of the Bill of Rights, the roll call vote for the 1964 Civil Rights Act and other "Treasures of Congress" go on exhibit Jan. 21 through March 31 in the National Archives Rotunda. Call 202/501-5000. {diam} More than 65 antiques dealers display their collections Jan. 22-23 at the Hunt Country Antique Show, a benefit for Oatlands Plantation, at the Hill School 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. Activities 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, 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"--on Jan. 28 and 29 in the Kennedy Center Concert Hall. Advance tickets are being distributed 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.

The Week of Feb. 4

More than 300 images by African American photographers, spanning 150 years, are featured Feb. 4 through June 30 at the "African American Photography" exhibit at the Smithsonian's Arts and Industries Building. Call 202/357-4500. {diam} Marching bands, lion and dragon dancers, clowns and other performers star in the Chinese New Year Parade, Feb. 6 in Chinatown. Before the parade, lion dancers and drummers will entertain at a stage on H Street near Sixth Street NW. Call 202/638-1041. {diam} The stars of "Toy Story" come to life Feb. 8-13 when the ice spectacular Walt Disney World on Ice skates into MCI Center. Call 202/432-7328.


Two shows coming to George Mason University's Patriot Center go on sale this weekend from Ticketmaster: starting Friday at 10, Luis Miguel, appearing Feb. 14 ($62.50 and $42.50); starting Saturday at noon, Beck and Beth Orton, appearing Feb. 19 ($27.50). Call 202/432-7328. {diam} On sale now from Ticketmaster: a show by Morrissey, visiting the 9:30 club on Feb. 27. Tickets cost $$27.50 plus service charges. {diam} Tickets go on sale Monday from Telecharge for "Blue's Clues Live!," a stage show for preschoolers based on the Nickelodeon TV series, at the National Theatre March 3-7. They cost $18.50 to $28.50 plus service charges; call 800/447-7400. {diam} Tickets go on sale Saturday from Ticketmaster for the Kemper Open, at the Tournament Players Club of Avenel in Potomac May 29 through June 4. Advance prices start at $10 for one practice day and $30 for one tournament day, and top out at $2,100 for the "Stars" package.



On stage soon, on sale now: famed mime Marcel Marceau, visiting Ford's Theatre Jan. 25 through Feb. 13 ($30 to $43; 202/347-4833); "Three Days of Rain," Richard Greenberg's story about two adult children who struggle to understand their parents and each other, at the Round House Theatre ($21 to $28; 301/933-1644); and "The Revenger's Tragedy," Thomas Middleton's Jacobean drama about the pursuit of vengeance and its consequences ($12 to $22; 703/418-4808).


These exhibitions go on view next week: "Urban Wilderness--Chaos Transformed: Photographs by Irving Greines" opens Jan. 21 at the American Institute of Architects. Call 202/626-7300. {diam} "Joyce J. Scott Kickin' It With the Old Masters," opening Jan. 23 at the Baltimore Museum of Art, looks back at the 30-year career of internationally known multimedia/performance artist Joyce Scott, a 1970 alumna of Baltimore's Maryland Institute, College of Art. Call 410/396-7100. {diam} "A Concrete Vision: Oshogbo Art in the 1960s," opening Jan. 23 at the National Museum of African Art, features concrete screens, drawings, paintings, textiles, furniture and sculpture from the Yoruba town of Oshogbo, Nigeria. Call 202/357-2700. {diam} On Jan. 24, the National Museum of Women in the Arts debuts "Book as Art XII," a showcase of artists' books drawn from the museum's permanent collection. Call 202/783-5000. {diam} And on Jan. 26 at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, "Expressions: Art by DC Youth" puts works on display by students from the museum's Visual Arts Community Outreach Program. Call 202/639-1700.


Opening Jan. 21: "Down to You," a romantic comedy written and directed by Kris Isaccson, is about a young couple (Freddie Prinze Jr. and Julia Stiles) that struggles with first love, college life and romantic commitment. {diam} Nick Nolte, Sharon Stone and Jeff Bridges are in the cast of "Simpatico," an adaptation of the Sam Shepard play set among the horse-breeding set in Kentucky. {diam} Julie Taymor, director of Broadway's "The Lion King," makes her first movie foray with "Titus," based on Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus, and which stars Jessica Lange and Anthony Hopkins as the great Roman leader. {diam} And in "Topsy-Turvy," director Mike Leigh looks into the relationship between humorous composers Gilbert and Sullivan. Openings are subject to change.


Closing on stage this weekend: "Martin Guerre," in the Kennedy Center Opera House (202/467-4600, TDD: 202/416-8524); and "St. Nicholas," by the Washington Stage Guild at Source Theatre, 1835 14th St. NW (202/529-2084). {diam} Two Smithsonian exhibitions close this weekend: "Regarding Beauty: A View of the Late 20th Century," at the Hirshhorn Museum; and "Treasures From the Royal Tombs of Ur," at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Call 202/357-2700 (TDD: 202/357-1729). {diam} This weekend is also your last chance to visit "Tara Donovan," "A Tribute to Jacob Kainen on His 90th Birthday," and "Evan Summer: Landscapes and Nocturnes," at the Corcoran Gallery of Art (202/639-1700); "Brassai: The Eye of Paris," at the National Gallery of Art (202/737-4215, TDD: 202/842-6176); "Displaced Persons: Aftermath of Liberation," at the National Archives (202/501-5000); and "Vive la France! French Treasures From the Middle Ages to Monet," at Baltimore's Walters Art Gallery (410/547-9000).


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