Taking It to the Streets
* Bands on three stages, carnival rides and games, a crafts show, two dozen food vendors and a children's hands-on art corner will be on the scene for the 24th annual Herndon Festival Friday from 5 to 11, Saturday from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday from 11 to 6 at Herndon's Town Hall Square, 777 Lynn St. A band from the '60s, the Association ("Cherish," "Windy"), plays Saturday at 8, followed by fireworks at 9:30. Admission is free. Free parking with shuttles will be available at Worldgate Center and Herndon High School. Call 703-435-6868 or visit www.herndonfestival.org.
* Local favorites will entertain on three stages and more than 130 artists and artisans will show their creations at the 11th annual Frederick Festival of the Arts Saturday from 10 to 6 and Sunday from noon to 5 at Carroll Creek Park on South Market Street in downtown Frederick. The Lisa Moscatiello Band, the Alexandria Kleztet and Vyktoria Pratt Keating are on the roster. There will also be a concurrent storytelling festival next door in the Artz Public Library, with Linda Fang, Ralph Chatham and other yarn spinners. Admission is free. Call. 301-694-9632 or visit www.frederickarts.org.
* Philippine music, dances, crafts and foods will be showcased at the Philippine Fair Sunday from 10 to 6 along Pennsylvania Avenue NW between 10th and 12th streets (Metro: Federal Triangle, Metro Center). A parade begins at 1. Admission is free. Call 703-927-6521 or 301-907-8687.
* Area musicians, bands and children's entertainers will play on three stages Sunday from 10 to 6 during the 12th annual Celebrate Mount Pleasant Festival, along Mount Pleasant Street NW between Irving Street and Park Road. There will also be a crafts fair and two international food courts. Admission is free. Call 202-588-5272.
Occoquan Gets Crafty
More than 350 artists and artisans will show their paintings, sculpture, jewelry, pottery and other handiwork at the Occoquan Spring Arts and Crafts Show Saturday and Sunday from 10 to 6 throughout the streets of little Occoquan, off Interstate 95, Exit 160. Admission and parking are free; shuttle bus round trips are $3, under age 13 free. Call 703-491-2168.
* Mary Hall Surface and David Maddox, creators of "Sing Down the Moon" and "Perseus Bayou," unveil their latest family musical, "The Odyssey of Telemaca," Friday at 7, Saturday at 2 and 7, and Sunday at 2 at the Center for the Arts Concert Hall on the George Mason University campus, 4400 University Dr., Fairfax. The Theater of the First Amendment will perform this adaptation of Homer's "Odyssey" transported to pre-revolutionary Mexico. Tickets cost $25, half-price for ages under 13. To order, call 703-218-6500 (service charges added); for information, call 703-993-8888.
* Imagination Bethesda is a free children's street festival Saturday from 11 to 4 outdoors in downtown Bethesda along Woodmont Avenue between Bethesda Avenue and Elm Street (Metro: Bethesda). Troupes from the Maryland Youth Ballet, Motion Mania Dance Center, Imagination Stage, Musical Theater Center, Joy of Motion and other local companies will entertain all day, and musicians and storytellers will roam the site. Children will also find hands-on art activities, a karaoke tent and snack vendors. Call 301-215-6660.
Harlem Dances Balanchine
Arthur Mitchell's Dance Theatre of Harlem dances two mixed repertory programs, including an all-Balanchine evening, from Tuesday through June 13 in the Kennedy Center Opera House (Metro: Foggy Bottom-GWU, with free shuttles). The schedule: "Apollo," "The Prodigal Son" and "Agon," Tuesday through Thursday at 7:30; "The Four Temperaments" and "St. Louis Woman: A Blues Ballet," June 11 at 7:30, June 12 at 1:30 and 7:30, and June 13 at 1:30. Tickets cost $27 to $82; call 202-467-4600 (TDD: 202-416-8524). See story on Page 49.
Music Under the Sun
* Local folk singers, dancers, storytellers and musicians will perform on multiple stages Saturday from noon to 10 and Sunday from noon to 6 at the Washington Folk Festival, returning to Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Magpie, Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer, Baba Jamal Koram, Bill Jenkins and Reverb are in the lineup. Admission is free. Call 202-546-2228 or visit www.fsgw.org.
* India.Arie, Earl Klugh, Kenny Lattimore and David Sanborn are among the headliners at the 12th annual Capital Jazz Fest Saturday and Sunday from noon to 10 at Merriweather Post Pavilion, on Broken Land Parkway off Route 29 in Columbia. Most seats in the pavilion are sold out; lawn tickets cost $40 plus service charges per day. To order, call Ticketmaster, 202-397-7328; for information, call 301-218-0404 or visit www.capitaljazz.com.
* The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, the Iguanas, John Mooney & Bluesiana and Chris Ardoin & Double Clutchin' bring their Cajun, zydeco and blues sounds to the Louisiana Swamp Romp Sunday at 2 in the Filene Center at Wolf Trap Park, 1551 Trap Rd., Vienna. Tickets cost $18 in advance, $25 Sunday. To order, call Tickets.com, 703-218-6500; for information, call 703-255-1860.
In its final Washington area concert before its members retire from touring, the Anonymous 4 women's vocal quartet joins the Fairfax Choral Society Saturday at 8 in the Rachel Schlesinger Concert Hall at Northern Virginia Community College, 3001 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria. The quartet will sing the role of the doomed mystic in Richard Einhorn's "Voices of Light" oratorio, accompanying a screening of the 1928 silent film classic "The Passion of Joan of Arc." Tickets cost $28 to $36. To order, call Tickets.com, 703-218-6500; for information, call 703-642-3277.
-- Compiled by Barry Barriere