The telephone number for information about the Washington Camping-RV Expo and other events at Dulles Expo Center in Chantilly is 703-378-0910. The number is incorrect in the Jan. 17 Weekend section, which was printed in advance. (Published 1/17/03)
The Week of Jan. 24
See displays of travel campers and recreational vehicles and exhibits by vendors of related products and services at the Washington Camping-RV Expo Jan. 24-26 at Dulles Expo Center, on Willard Road off Route 28 in Chantilly. Call 703-802-0066 or 804-288-5653. * Top comedians D.L. Hughley, Bruce Bruce, Sommore, Rickey Smiley and Earthquake perform Jan. 24 at MCI Center. Call 202-432-7328. * "Sing Down the Moon," a musical retelling of Appalachian wonder tales by Mary Hall Surface and David Maddox, is Jan. 24-25 at the Center for the Arts Concert Hall at George Mason University, 4400 University Dr., Fairfax. Call 703-218-6500.
The Week of Jan. 31 See displays of the latest in hunting, fishing and outdoor products at the Capital Sport Show Jan. 31-Feb. 2 at the Dulles Expo Center in Chantilly. Call 703-802-0066 or 413-467-2171. * Hundreds of artists and artisans display their wares at the Sugarloaf Craft Festival Jan. 31-Feb. 2 at Dulles Expo Center in Chantilly. Call 703-802-0066 or 800-210-9900.
The Week of Feb. 7
Barney performs Feb. 7-9 at Patriot Center, 4400 University Blvd., Fairfax. Call 202-432-7328. * More than 200 juried artists and artisans sell their wares at the Cabin Fever Festival Feb. 8-9 at the Frederick Fairground in Frederick. Call 301-898-5466. * Marching bands, lion and dragon dancers, clowns and other performers march in the Chinese New Year Parade Feb. 9 downtown in Chinatown. Call 202-638-1041 or 202-638-1377. * The East Coast Jazz Festival features workshops, recitals and concerts by top local and national jazz artists Feb. 12-16 at the Doubletree Hotel in Rockville. Call 301-933-1822. * The Washington Boat Show will have displays of powerboats, sailboats and luxury yachts and displays by vendors of related goods and services Feb. 13-18 at the Washington Convention Center, Ninth and H streets NW. Call 703-823-7960.
On stage soon, on sale now: the Shaolin Monks of China demonstrate their kung fu feats during their "Wheel of Life" tour, visiting Lisner Auditorium Jan. 24. Tickets cost $45.50 and $38.50 plus service charges; call 202-432-7328. * The London City Opera performs Puccini's "Madame Butterfly" on Jan. 29 at Montgomery College in Rockville. Tickets cost $30 to $32; call 301-279-5301. * "Stomp," the Broadway smash celebration of percussion, returns to Baltimore's Lyric Opera House from Jan. 28 through Feb. 2. Tickets cost $30.50 to $49; call 202-432-7328 or 410-481-7328.
Film Opening Jan. 24: Fernando Mereilles' "City of God" is a rise-and-fall saga of barrio gangsters in Rio de Janeiro's "City of God" slum. * In "Darkness Falls," a horror film, Kyle (Chaney Klay), who always maintained the Tooth Fairy tried to kill him as a child, faces that demon again as a grown-up. * In "Max," art gallery owner Max Rothman (John Cusack) meets fellow war veteran and aspiring young artist Adolf Hitler (Noah Taylor). Also stars Leelee Sobieski and Molly Parker. * "Tully," a low-budget independent film, is about the devastating secrets that surface in a farming family. It's based on a short story by Tom McNeal. Opening dates subject to change.
CLOSING Closing on stage this weekend: Comedian Mark Russell, at Ford's Theatre (703-218-6500 or 202-347-4833); "The Exonerated," at the Warner Theatre (202-783-4000 or 202-432-7328). * This weekend is your last chance to visit these Smithsonian exhibitions: "Latin Jazz: La Combinacion Perfecta," at the Arts and Industries Building; "Zero to Infinity: Arte Povera, 1962-1972," at the Hirshhorn Museum; "George Catlin and His Indian Gallery," at the Renwick Gallery; and "Masterful Illusions: Japanese Prints From the Anne van Biema Collection," at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Call 202-357-2700 (TDD: 202-357-1729). * Also closing this weekend: "Willem de Looper: A Birthday Celebration" and "Pierre Bonnard: Early and Late," at the Phillips Collection (202-387-2151); and "Marie Beale: Antiquarian, Ambassadress and Adventuress," at Decatur House (202-842-0920).
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