The Week of Aug. 13

See free family feature films on a giant outdoor screen for 10 consecutive nights at the Comcast Outdoor Film Festival Aug. 13-22 on the lawn of Strathmore Hall Arts Center in North Bethesda. Call 301-816-6958 or 301-530-0540. {diam} Carnival rides, livestock displays, exhibits and entertainment are all part of the Montgomery County Agricultural Fair Aug. 13-21 at the fairgrounds on Route 355 in Gaithersburg. Call 301-926-3100. {diam} The Kunta Kinte Festival celebrates African American history and culture with music, dance, exhibits and vendors Aug. 14-15 at Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds in Crownsville. Call 410-349-0338.

{diam} The professional men's tennis tour arrives with the Legg Mason Tennis Classic Aug. 14-22 at the William H.G. FitzGerald Tennis Center in Rock Creek Park. Call 202-721-9500 or 202-397-7328.

The Week of Aug. 20

Revisit the Colonial era during August Court Days, with more than 200 reenactors, mock trials, music and a militia encampment, Aug. 21-22 in downtown Leesburg. Call 800-752-6118. {diam} Old Dominion vintners showcase their products Aug. 21-22 at the 29th annual Virginia Wine Festival, moving this year to Long Branch Farm in Millwood, Va., with all-day entertainment, a crafts fair, gourmet fare from local restaurants and children's activities. Admission is $20 in advance, $22 at the gate, ages 2 to 21 $5, younger free. Call 888-435-9746 or 800-520-9670.

The Week of Aug. 27

Livestock and horse shows, pig races, thoroughbred horse racing, exhibits, food vendors and midway rides and games are all part of the 123rd annual Maryland State Fair Aug. 27-Sept. 6 at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium. Call 410-252-0200. {diam} Sandy Duncan stars in a new production of the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic "The King and I" from Aug. 31 through Sept. 5 at Wolf Trap Park. Tickets are $34 to $60 in-house, $18 on the lawn, from Tickets.com. To order, call 703-218-6500 (service charges added);

for information, call 703-255-1860.


Tickets go on sale this weekend from Ticketmaster for these upcoming shows at Nissan Pavilion: starting Friday at 10, the Allman Brothers Band and Little Feat, appearing Sept. 30 ($25 to $45 in-house, $15 on the lawn); starting Saturday at noon, Lenny Kravitz and Robert Randolph & the Family Band, Sept. 18 ($32 and $63 in-house, $18.50 lawn). Call 202-397-7328 or 703-573-7328 (service charges added). {diam} Tickets are on sale now for "An Evening With Siouxsie," Sept. 9 at the 9:30 club. They cost $35 plus service charges from Tickets.com; call




On stage soon, on sale now: the premiere of "One Red Flower," a musical play inspired by letters home from American troops in Vietnam set to the rock 'n' roll rhythms of the era, opens Aug. 17 and continues through Oct. 3 at Signature Theatre. Tickets cost $30 to $49; call 703-218-6500.


These exhibitions open next week: "Carved for Immortality," opening Aug. 14 at the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, features wooden statuettes of the deceased found in ancient Egyptian tombs. Call 410-547-9000. {diam} "The Corcoran Faculty Biennial," opening Aug. 18 at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, puts on view the recent work of selected faculty of the Corcoran College of Art and Design. Call 202-639-1700.


Opening Wednesday: Anne Hathaway and Julie Andrews reprise their roles in "Princess Diaries 2: The Royal Engagement," in which Princess Mia finds herself stuck in an arranged marriage to an unwanted suitor. Opening Aug. 13: "Alien vs. Predator" brings together two of the summer screen's biggest monsters. Caught in between is a team of scientists. {diam} "Code 46" is a futuristic story in which William (Tim Robbins) and Maria (Samantha Morton) try to pursue a romance forbidden by the new world order.

{diam} Aleksandr Sokurov's "Father and Son," the second part of a trilogy that began with "Mother and Son," is about a father and son who live together on a rooftop in their own private world. {diam} "Tom Dowd & the Language of Music" is a documentary about the innovative recording engineer and producer of noted albums with John Coltrane, Ornette Coleman, Otis Redding, Eric Clapton, the Allman Brothers and many others. {diam} In "Touch of Pink," a Hollywood-obsessed gay Asian Canadian (Jimi Mistry) thinks the spirit of Cary Grant (Kyle MacLachlan) lives with him and his boyfriend in London. {diam} In the children's animated "Yu-Gi-Oh!," Yugi has to face Anubis, an ancient evil spirit who has awakened. Opening dates may change.


Closing on stage this weekend: "The Glass Menagerie," in the Kennedy Center's Eisenhower Theater (202-467-4600, TDD: 202-416-8524); "Beehive -- The '60s Musical Sensation," in the Kennedy Center's Terrace Theater (202-467-4600, TDD: 202-416-8524); three plays in the Potomac Theatre Project's "Potomac Theatre Festival 2004" at the Olney Theatre Center: "The Best Man," "Perfect Pie" and "Measure for Measure" (301-924-3400); and "The Rocky Horror Show," by the Actors' Theatre of Washington at Nation (800-494-8497 or 202-425-8516). {diam} This weekend is your last chance to visit "Celebration and Vision: The Hewitt Collection of African American Art," at the Baltimore Museum of Art (410-396-7100); "Home of the Free National Exhibit," at the Corcoran Gallery of Art (202-639-1700); "Affordable Housing: Designing an American Asset," at the National Building Museum (202-272-2448); and "Return of the Buddha: The Qingzhou Discoveries," at the Sackler Gallery (202-633-1000) (TDD: 202-357-1729).


Looking for a break from the August heat? Head west. We offer three ways to enjoy a weekend in the mountains -- at a cabin, lodge or B&B.


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Kyle MacLahlan portrays the spirit of Cary Grant in "Touch of Pink," opening Aug. 13. Ann Tanksley's "Canal Builders II," from "Celebration and Vision" at the Baltimore Museum of Art.