The Jewish Folk Arts Festival will be held Nov. 24 at the Shady Grove campus of the University of Maryland in Rockville. A listing in the Nov. 15 Weekend section incorrectly reported the date. (Published 11/16/02)


The Week of Nov. 22

Mark Twain's "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" is performed at the Kennedy Center's Theater Lab Nov. 22 through Dec. 23. Call 202-467-4600 (TDD: 202-416-8524). * Santa Claus leads Baltimore's annual Thanksgiving Parade on Nov. 23 on Pratt Street near the Inner Harbor. Call 877-225-8466. * Hundreds of artists and artisans display their wares at the Sugarloaf Craft Festival Nov. 21-24 at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds in Gaithersburg. Call 800-210-9900. * More than 40 dealers will sell period furniture and decorative, folk and fine arts at the Historic Alexandria Antiques Show Nov. 22-24 at the Holiday Inn in Alexandria. Call 703-549-5811. * The Miracle of Lights, a holiday light show that benefits the Healthy Families Fairfax program, opens Nov. 22 and runs through Jan. 4 in Bull Run Regional Park. Call 703-709-5437. * More than 70 holiday light creations are on display at the Symphony of Lights, Howard County General Hospital's annual fundraiser, from Nov. 25 and runs through Jan. 2 in Columbia. Call 410-740-7666. * Take a half-mile walk through a Garden of Lights, a display of twinkling flower-shaped lights at Brookside Gardens in Wheaton Nov. 21 through Jan. 5. Call 301-962-1453. * Klezmer and Sephardic musicians, ethnic food, hands-on workshops for all ages and a Judaica art bazaar are featured at the Jewish Folk Arts Festival on Nov. 22 from noon to 6 at the University of Maryland's Shady Grove campus in Rockville. Call 301-754-1422 or visit

The Week of Nov. 29

Montreal's Theater Sans Fil presents "The Dream Catchers," a puppet production about a brother and sister who learn to face and conquer their fears, Nov. 29-Dec. 1 in the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater. Call 202-467-4600 (TDD: 202-816-8524). * The lighting of a giant Menorah on Dec. 1, on the Ellipse south of the White House, marks the Jewish holiday of Hanukah. Call 202-619-7222. * The National Christmas Tree will be lighted Dec. 5 in a ceremony with music and celebrities on the Ellipse. Call 202-619-7222.

The Week of Dec. 6

Alexandria opens the holiday season on Dec. 7 with its annual Scottish Walk parade (703-549-0111) in the historic Old Town district, a tour of historic homes and the Holiday Parade of Boats (703-838-5005).

HOT TICKETS Tickets to these upcoming 9:30 club shows are on sale now from Mindless Self-Indulgence, Dec. 14 ($15); Son by Four, Dec. 15 ($25); and GWAR, Dec. 21 ($15). Call 703-218-6500 (service charges added).


Stage On stage soon, on sale now: "A Tuna Christmas," a portrait of mythical little Tuna, Tex., as townsfolk prepare for the holidays, returns to the Warner Theatre from Nov. 26 through Dec. 1. Tickets cost $30 to $44.50; call 202-432-7328 or 202-783-4000.

* The San Francisco Ballet brings two mixed programs to the Kennedy Center Opera House from Nov. 26 through Dec. 1. Tickets cost $26 to $65; call 202-467-4600 (TDD: 202-416-8524). * The smash musical "Les Miserables" returns to the National Theatre from Nov. 27 through Jan. 4. Tickets cost $15 to $77; call 800-722-4990.

Exhibition These exhibitions open next week: "Drawing on America's Past: Folk Art, Modernism and the Index of American Design," opening Nov. 27 at the National Gallery of Art, celebrates the 60th anniversary of the Gallery's acquisition of the Index of American Design, an 18,000-work pictorial archive of American folk art created under the New Deal. Call 202-737-4215 (TDD: 202-842-6176). * Also on Nov. 27, a pair of small, complementary exhibitions open at the Baltimore Museum of Art. Culled from the museum's photo collection, "Parallel Tracks: The History of Photography in Two Brief Installments" chronicles the evolution of street photography alongside that of studio photography, while "Common/Places: Contemporary Photography From Germany and Northern Europe" offers a baker's dozen of works by such artists as Bernd and Hilla Becher, Rineke Dijkstra, Gerhard Richter and Sabine Hornig. Call 410-396-7100.

Film Opening Nov. 22: In "The Emperor's Club," Kevin Kline is a classics teacher at a prep school who has a conflict with a well-connected student. * "Friday After Next" is the third in the series that includes "Friday" and "Next Friday." It stars Ice Cube again as Craig Jones and Mike Epps as Day-Day Jones. * Bond, James Bond, is back in "Die Another Day," starring Pierce Brosnan as Agent 007. Halle Berry co-stars. * In "El Crimen Del Padre Amaro," Gael Garcia Bernal (of "Y Tu Mama Tambien") is a young priest caught in a controversial affair with a member of his parish. Opening dates are subject to change.


Closing on stage this weekend: "Bring in 'Da Noise, Bring in 'Da Funk," at the Warner Theatre (202-783-4000 or 202-432-7328); "Privates on Parade," at Studio Theatre (202-332-3300); "Kiki & Herb in Pardon Our Appearance," by Woolly Mammoth Theatre Co. at Source Theatre (800-494-8497 or 202-393-3939); and "The Glass Menagerie," by Keegan Theatre at Clark Street Playhouse (703-527-6000). * This weekend is your last chance to visit "Matisse: Drawing Defined," at the Baltimore Museum of Art (410-396-7100); and "Zaha Hadid Laboratory," at the National Building Museum (202-272-2448).

NEXT FRIDAY IN WEEKEND How did the evergreen ever get inside millions of homes each December? Find out and learn where you can cut your own tree for the holidays.


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This cloisonne{acute} pin by Peter and Alexa Smarsh is just one of hundreds of artworks on sale at the Sugarloaf Craft Festival Nov. 21-24.This untitled photo by Cindy Sherman is in "Parallel Tracks: The History of Photography in Two Brief Installments," at the Baltimore Museum of Art.Mike Epps, left, and Ice Cube star in "Friday After Next."