Five college theater productions selected in regional competitions will be showcased Monday through April 20 in the American College Theater Festival at the Kennedy Center (Metro: Foggy Bottom/GWU, with free shuttles). The schedule (in the Terrace Theater except as noted): ". . . but the rain is full of ghosts," from Franklin Pierce College, Monday and Tuesday at 7:30; "The Laramie Project," from Sam Houston State University, Monday at 7:30 and Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. in the Theater Lab; "Shakespeare's R&J," from Towson University, Wednesday and Thursday at 7:30; "Training Wisteria," from Boston University, April 19 at 7:30 and April 20 at 2; and "Translations of Xhosa" from Boston University, April 19 at 3 in the Terrace Gallery. Admission to the last play is free; tickets to the other plays are $5. The Irene Ryan Winners Circle Evening of Scene and Awards Night is on April 18 at 7:30. Admission to awards night is $15. The The annual 10-Minute-Play Festival is April 19 at 12:30 in the Theater Lab. Call 202-467-4600 (TDD: 202-416-8524).
Experience living history across 20 centuries, from the Roman legions to the soldiers of the American Revolution and through World War II camp life, at "Marching Through Time" Saturday and Sunday from 11 to 5 at Marietta House Museum, 5626 Bell Station Rd., Glenn Dale. Admission is $5, $2 for ages 4 through 18 (younger free). Free parking and shuttles will be available at Glenn Dale Community Center, 11901 Glenn Dale Rd., Glenn Dale. Call 301-464-5291.
Symphonic Tangos The Pan American Symphony Orchestra creates an evening of traditional and modern tangos Saturday at 8 at Lisner Auditorium, 730 21st St. NW. Renowned bandoneon player Raul Jaurena, vocalist Marga Mitchell and dancers perform with the orchestra. Tickets cost $22 from Ticketmaster. To order, call 202-432-7328 (service charges added); for information, call 202-884-9008 or 202-994-6800.
Civil War Relics
More than 200 dealers will offer 400 tables of relics, memorabilia, documents, weapons, photographs and other Civil War-related material at the 31st annual American Civil War Show Saturday from 9 to 5 and Sunday from 10 to 4 at Dulles Expo Center, on Willard Road off Route 28 in Chantilly. Admission is $7, under age 13 free. Call 703-378-0910.
Music for Families The Tongue & Groove troupe blends percussive music with step-dancing, clogging, tap dancing and other folk traditions in a concert for all ages Saturday at 4 at the NOAA Auditorium, 1301 East West Hwy., Silver Spring. Tickets cost $6 in advance, $8 at the door. Call 301-588-4475.