The Celia Cruz concert at Constitution Hall will take place Saturday night. The Nov. 15 Weekend section incorrectly reported the date. Admission is free but tickets are required. Call 202-393-4300 for information. (Published 11/16/02)

OUR PICKS

Exhibition Installation artist Dan Steinhilber, whose pieces manipulate such changeable things as light, pigment suspended in water and air-filled balloons, opens an exhibition of new work -- part sculpture, part painting -- on Friday from 6 to 1 at Signal 66, along with the abstract paintings of Tim Beard. Call 202-842-3436.

-- Michael O'Sullivan

Film So you want to see something other than "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets"? ) Well, here are two good ones not to miss: Todd Haynes's "Far From Heaven" () in which a 1950s housewife (Julianne Moore) finds her comfortable life torn asunder when her husband (Dennis Quaid) reveals a devastating secret; and "Standing in the Shadows of Motown," an outstanding documentary that visits with the session musicians who put the backbeat in all those great Tamla Motown hits.

-- Desson Howe Theater

Stanislavsky Theater Studio's Synetic Theater troupe conjures astounding, unforgettable stage images in "Host and Guest," a dramatization of a 19th-century epic poem by Georgian writer Vazha Pshavela, adapted by Roland Reed, about a religion-based blood feud that has many resonances with today's world. Through Dec. 1. Call 202-265-3767.

-- Jane Horwitz

Music

Performing for free Friday night at Constitution Hall is Celia Cruz, the Queen of Salsa, who has been performing for more than 50 years and won her third Grammy in September for best salsa recording. Opening for Cruz, romantic salsa singer Kevin Ceballo. Entry is free, but you need a ticket, which you can pick up at Ticketplace in the Old Post Office building between 11 and 6. (202-393-4300).

-- Eric Brace

Celia Cruz performs Friday.