See the Stars Under the Stars
Watch free classic movies on a giant outdoor screen Mondays at dusk through Aug. 16 at Screen on the Green, on the Mall between Fourth and Seventh streets (Metro: Archives-Navy Memorial). The 1941 version of "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde," starring Spencer Tracy as both hero and villain and Ingrid Bergman and Lana Turner as the women in his life, will be shown Monday. The rest of the schedule: "Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?," Aug. 2; "The Thin Man," Aug. 9; and "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington," Aug. 16. No tickets are needed. Call 877-262-5866.
Down on the Farm
Tour a dozen Montgomery County farms during the self-guided 15th annual Farm Tour and Harvest Sale Saturday and Sunday from 10 to 4. (Some of the farms will be open only on Saturday.) Some locations will offer hayrides, pony rides, live music and other special activities. The Red Wiggler Farm in Cedar Grove will host Art Farm by Concerts in the Country, with music, an art fair and dance performances. Pick up maps and brochures at the Agricultural History Farm Park, 18410 Muncaster Rd., Derwood, or most Montgomery County libraries. Call 301-590-2823 or visit www.farmerlink.com.
Party Time in Baltimore
* Baltimore celebrates the cultures of the Caribbean at Caribbean Carnival 2004 Friday from 6 to 9 and Saturday and Sunday from noon to 9 at Druid Hill Park, at Gwynn Falls Parkway and McCullough Street. Reggae, soca and steel drum bands will perform, and vendors will offer plantains, roti, peleau and other traditional dishes. A parade begins Saturday at noon in the 5400 block of Park Heights Avenue and marches to the park. Admission at the gate is free Friday, $5 Saturday, $8 Sunday (ages under 12 free at all times). Call 410-230-2969 or 877-225-8466, or visit www.bcacarnival.com.
* The fifth annual Starscape 2004 electronic music festival hosts sounds on four stages by Scott Henry, Bad Boy Bill, DJ Craze and other leading turntable jockeys Saturday starting at 9 p.m. at Baltimore's Fort Armistead Park, on Fort Armistead Road off Hawkins Point Road on the Chesapeake Bay. The show spins on until dawn. Tickets cost $40 in advance from Ticketmaster, $45 at the gate. To order, call 202-397-7328 or 410-547-7328 (service charges added); for information, visit www.starscapebaltimore.com.
Japan Sends Its Lions
In "Kabuki in Washington," one of only three U.S. appearances to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Treaty of Peace and Amity between the United States and Japan, Kabuki theater star Nakamura Kankuro V and members of his troupe are staging two classics of their art Wednesday at 7 at the Warner Theatre, 13th and E streets NW (Metro: Metro Center). In the comedy "Bo-shibari" ("Tied to a Pole"), two servants steal the sake their master tried to hide from them, and in "Renjishi" ("Dance for Two Lions"), a lion teaches his young cub to be brave. Tickets cost $20 to $75 from Ticketmaster. To order, call 202-397-7328 (service charges added); for information, call 202-783-4000. See story on Page 22.
The Glory of 'Crowns'
"Crowns," the gospel-infused musical based on the book "Crowns: Portraits of Black Women in Church Hats," has returned to the Kreeger Theater at Arena Stage through Aug. 22, after breaking Kreeger box-office records in its premiere run last winter. The book and show grew out of a 1998 exhibition of photographs of African American women wearing their Sunday-best hats, accompanied by oral histories and testimonies. Tickets cost $51 to $66, with student and senior discounts. Arena is at Sixth and M streets SW (Metro: Waterfront-SEU). Call 202-488-3300 (TDD: 202-484-0247).
Scotland in Alexandria
Athletes, musicians, clan organizations and other groups celebrate the traditions of Scotland at the 31st annual Virginia Scottish Games and Gathering of the Clans Saturday from 9 to dark and Sunday from 9 to 6 in Alexandria on the grounds of Episcopal High School, at West Braddock Road and Quaker Lane. Highlights include the caber toss (in which competitors sling telephone pole-size logs), concerts by massed bagpipe bands, a British car show (Sunday only), a Scottish dog show, sheep-herding demonstrations, living history portrayals, country dancing and food tents. The opening ceremony begins Saturday at noon. Admission at the gate is $15 per day, $20 for both, ages 5 to 12 $5 per day, younger free. Call 703-912-1943 or visit www.vascottishgames.org.
The World Visits Columbia
Listen to sounds from around the world Saturday from noon to 11 at International Day in Columbia, at the Lake Kittamaqundi waterfront on Little Patuxent Parkway. The lineup includes the Trinidad & Tobago Steel Band, Charm City Klezmer, Eagle Warrior American Indian music and dance, Latin jazz, Irish folk, Korean dance and more. There will also be a crafts fair and food vendors, and a moon bounce, a climbing wall, costumed characters and other activities for children. Admission is free. Call 410-715-3161.
Herndon Sings the Blues
Paul Rishell & Annie Raines, Daryl Davis, Neil Harpe & Rick Franklin, Gaye Adegbalola, the Rev. Robert B. Jones and other local favorites appear at the eighth annual Herndon Blues Fest 2004 Saturday from noon to 8 at Frying Pan Park, 2709 W. Ox Rd., Herndon. Admission is free. Call 703-689-9535.
-- Compiled by Barry Barriere