Crafts Showcase

The works of more than 350 crafts artists are on display and sale at the Sugarloaf Crafts Festival, Friday from 10 to 6, Saturday from 9 to 6 and Sunday from 10 to 5 at the Capital Expo Center, on Willard Road off Route 28 in Chantilly. Admission is $7; children under 12 free. Call 800/210-9900 or 703/802-0066.

Lady Fortune

Lady Fortune, the icon that is the subject of plays, books, dreams and prose, is the focus of the Folger Shakespeare Library's "Fortune: `All Is but Fortune' " exhibition, open through June 10. The exhibition features images of the goddess Fortuna from antiquity to the late Renaissance. The library is at 201 East Capitol St. SE (Metro Capitol South). Hours are 10 to 4 Monday through Saturday (closed Sundays). Admission is free. Call 202/544-7077.

Hunt Country Antiques

More than 65 antiques dealers display their collections Saturday from 10 to 6 and Sunday from 11 to 5 at the Hunt Country Antique Fair, a benefit for Oatlands Plantation, a National Trust for Historic Preservation property. The fair is at the Hill School, at 130 S. Madison St. just south of U.S. 50/Washington Street in Middleburg. Admission is $6. Call 703/777-3174.


A touring production of "Mahalia," a musical biography of gospel great Mahalia Jackson, visits two local auditoriums this weekend. It stops Friday at 7:30 at the Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St. in Frederick. Tickets cost $15 to $20, with student and senior discounts; call 301/228-2828 (TDD: 301/228-2838). Performances on Saturday at 2 and 8 are at the Publick Playhouse, 5445 Landover Rd. in Cheverly. Those tickets cost $18 to $20, with student and senior discounts; call 301/277-1710 (TDD: 301/277-0312).