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"A CEREMONY OF SONGS FOR Choir, Hammer Dulcimer, Folk Choir, Percussion and Dance," Friday at 6, with Malcolm Dalglish, N. Scott Robinson, InToneNation, Margie T. Farmer and Shizumi Dance Theatre. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center Grand Foyer, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600 or 800-444-1324 (TDD: 202-416-8524).

MICHAEL THOMAS, ZACH Graddy, Darius Scott, Kent Miller, Frank Williams & Arnold Sterling, Friday at 6. Westminster Presbyterian Church, 400 I St. SW. 202-484-7700.

WILLIAM KNOWLES & SOUL Service, Friday at 7. Free. Borders Books, 18th and L NW. 202-466-4999.

CRAOBH RUA -- Friday at 7:30. Voice of America Auditorium, 330 Independence Ave. SW. 202-357-3030.

GYPSY STRINGS -- Friday at 7:30. Free. Borders Books, 5871 Crossroads Center Way, Baileys Crossroads. 703-998-0404.

BASSOON IN THE WILD -- Friday at 8. Strathmore Hall Arts Center, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. 301-530-0540.

THE ETHEL ENNIS TRIO -- Friday at 8. Montpelier Cultural Arts Center, 12826 Laurel-Bowie Rd., Laurel. 301-953-1993.

CARL FISCHER & ORGANIC Groove, Friday at 8. Center for the Arts, George Mason University, 4400 University Dr., Fairfax. 703-993-1380 or 703-993-8888.

GREENFIRE -- Friday at 8. St. John's United Methodist Church, 5315 Harford Rd., Baltimore. 410-521-9099.

RED LETTER DAY and Naked Blue, Friday at 8. Avalon Theatre, 40 E. Dover St., Easton, Md. 410-822-0345.

THE HECTOR INFANZON TRIO -- Friday at 8 and 10. Americartes Jazz Cafe, Education Resource Center, Kennedy Center, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600 or 800-444-1324 (TDD: 202-416-8524).

BLUE CHAMPAGNE -- Saturday at 1. Free. The Old Post Office Pavilion, 1100 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202-289-4224.

VOICES OF AFRICA -- Saturday at 2. Free. S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Dr. SW. 202-357-2700 (TDD: 202-357-1729).

THE MICHAEL NICHOLA ENSEMBLE -- Saturday at 5. Studio 2001 Gallery, 8837 Branch Ave., Clinton. 301-868-9112.

"MUSIC IN OUR SCHOOLS Month" regional performers, Saturday at 6. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center Grand Foyer, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600 or 800-444-1324 (TDD: 202-416-8524).

HOMESPUN CEILIDH BAND -- Saturday at 7, with dancers from the Culkin School of Irish Dance. Top of the World, World Trade Center, 401 E. Pratt St., Baltimore. 410-837-8439.

LEA -- Saturday at 7. Potomac Overlook Regional Park Nature Center, 2845 N. Marcey Rd., Arlington. 703-528-5406.

"A CEREMONY OF SONGS FOR for Choir, Hammer Dulcimer, Folk Choir, Percussion and Dance," Saturday at 7:30, with Malcolm Dalglish, Carpe Diem Community Choir, InToneNation, Glen Velez & N. Scott Robinson, Margie T. Farmer, Shizumi Dance Theatre, Kodomo Dance Troupe and Liz Lerman Teen Exchange. Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church, 3401 Nebraska Ave. NW. 301-588-4475.

SAM HARRIS -- Saturday at 8. Rosslyn Spectrum Theatre, 1611 N. Kent St., Arlington. 703-218-6500 or 703-228-1850.

MOONFIRE -- Saturday at 8. Black Rock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr., Germantown. 301-528-2260.

THE BRUBECK BROTHERS QUARTET -- Saturday at 8. Gordon Center for Performing Arts, 3506 Gwynnbrook Ave., Owings Mills. 410-356-7469.

PEABODY RAGTIME ENSEMBLE -- Saturday at 8. Avalon Theatre, 40 E. Dover St., Easton, Md. 410-822-0345.

EUGENIA LEON -- Saturday at 8 and 10. Americartes Jazz Cafe, Education Resource Center, Kennedy Center, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600 or 800-444-1324 (TDD: 202-416-8524).

THE FLYING COWS OF VENTRY -- Sunday at 1:30. Reservations required. St. Catherine of Siena Church, 1020 Springvale Rd., Great Falls. 703-759-6093.

50 CENT -- Sunday at 2, with Trife Ju, Bear Witnez and local bands, and a health fair. D.C. Armory, 2001 East Capitol St. SE. 202-432-7328.

THE YVONNE JOHNSON GROUP -- Sunday at 2. Free. The Old Post Office Pavilion, 1100 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202-289-4224.

ELLIS ISLAND -- Sunday at 3. Alden Theatre, McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. 202-432-7328 or 703-790-0123.

MARK FORREST -- Sunday at 3. St. Jerome's Church, 5205 43rd Ave., Hyattsville. 301-864-3407.

KENGMO -- Sunday at 3. Free. Resource Center for Activism & the Arts, 1611 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-299-0460.

THE LOU DONALDSON QUARTET -- Sunday at 5. Teamsters Union Hall, 6000 Erdman Ave., Baltimore. 410-466-0600 or 202-543-2728.

SOUTH HIGHLANDS ACADEMIC and Performing Arts Magnet School ensembles, Sunday at 6. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center Grand Foyer, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600 or 800-444-1324 (TDD: 202-416-8524).

MARY BLACK -- Sunday at 7. Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick. 301-228-2828 (TDD: 301-228-2838).

CHOOSE -- Sunday at 7:30. Community Lutheran Church, 21014 Whitfield Pl., Sterling. 703-430-6006.

VONDA SHEPARD -- Sunday at 8. Avalon Theatre, 40 E. Dover St., Easton, Md. 410-822-0345.

KENMORE EAST HIGH School Wind Ensemble, Monday at noon. Free. The Old Post Office Pavilion, 1100 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202-289-4224.

LOS HERMANOS GAITAN CASTRO -- Monday at 6. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center Grand Foyer, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600 or 800-444-1324 (TDD: 202-416-8524).

MARY BLACK AND ALTAN -- Monday at 7:30. Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St., Baltimore. 410-783-8000 or 800-442-1198.

LOS TIGRES DEL NORTE -- Monday at 8. Kennedy Center Concert Hall, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600 or 800-444-1324 (TDD: 202-416-8524).

ROBIN BULLOCK & STEVE Baughman, Monday at 8. Sponsored by the Institute of Musical Traditions. Unitarian Universalist Church of Silver Spring, 10309 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring. 301-754-3611.

GROSSE ILEMS -- Tuesday at noon. Free. The Old Post Office Pavilion, 1100 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202-289-4224.

MARTY NAU -- Tuesday at 6. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center Grand Foyer, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600 or 800-444-1324 (TDD: 202-416-8524).

U. OF MARYLAND JAZZ LAB Band and University Jazz Band, Tuesday at 7:30. Free. Dekelboum Concert Hall, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, University of Maryland, Route 193 and Stadium Drive, College Park. 301-405-2787.

ARMY BAND JAZZ COMBO -- Tuesday at 7:30. Free. Brucker Hall, 204 Lee Ave., Fort Myer, Arlington. 703-696-3399.

YVONNE JOHNSON -- Wednesday at noon. Free. The Old Post Office Pavilion, 1100 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202-289-4224.

THE NASAR ABADEY QUINTET -- Wednesday at 12:30. Free. Hammer Auditorium, Corcoran Gallery of Art, 500 17th St. NW. 202-639-1827.

ALTAN -- Wednesday and Thursday at 8. The Barns of Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Rd., Vienna. 703-218-6500 or 703-938-2404.

GREAT BEND HIGH SCHOOL ensembles, Thursday at noon. Free. The Old Post Office Pavilion, 1100 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202-289-4224.

BART STRINGHAM -- Thursday at 6. Phillips Collection, 1600 21st St. NW. 202-387-2151.

BOB ZENTZ -- Thursday at 7. Free, but reservations required. Navy Museum, Washington Navy Yard, Sixth and M SE. 202-433-6897.

ROBIN BULLOCK & MICHEL Sikiotakis, Thursday at 7:30. Black Rock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr., Germantown. 301-528-2260.

Dancing

THE GRANDSONS -- Friday at 9; swing lesson at 8:30. Chevy Chase Ballroom, 5207 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 703-359-9882.

THE FAMILY -- Friday at 9. Reservations required. Friday Nighters Dancing Club, Fairhaven, 2409 Fort Dr., Alexandria. 703-799-3068.

THE ERIN ALL-STARS -- Saturday at 8; contra workshop at 7:30. Lincoln School, Route 722, Lincoln, Va. 703-777-6306.

FLATFOOT SAM & THE EDUCATED Fools, Saturday at 9; swing lesson at 8. Bumper Car Pavilion, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. 301-340-9732 or 301-492-6282.

COLVIN RUN DANCE BAND -- Saturday at 9; merengue lesson at 8. Colvin Run Schoolhouse, 10201 Colvin Run Rd., Great Falls. 703-430-3342.

BLUE BAMBOO -- Sunday at 3:30; waltz lesson at 3. Bumper Car Pavilion, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. 703-978-0375 or 301-492-6282.

THE FRANKIE CONDON ORCHESTRA -- Tuesday at 9. Clarendon Ballroom, 3185 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. 703-359-9882.