Holiday Event? List It Here!
Weekend will publish its annual guide to Christmas, Hanukah and other winter holiday activities on Dec. 3. If you would like us to list your concert, pageant, children's show or similar event, mail a description -- with dates and times, prices, street address and a telephone number that we may print -- to Holiday Happenings, Weekend, The Washington Post, 1150 15th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20071-5650. This is in addition to information you may wish to submit for our regular weekly listings. Our deadline is Nov. 19. Craft fairs and religious services cannot be included.
Music to Haunt By
* Getting into the spirit of Halloween, the Arlington Symphony Orchestra screens the 1922 silent horror classic "Nosferatu," a German retelling of the Dracula legend filmed in the Carpathian Mountains, and accompanies it with the original score Friday at 7:30 and Sunday at 3 at the Schlesinger Center on the campus of Northern Virginia Community College, 3001 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria. Tickets cost $20. Pre-concert activities begin an hour before each show. (The program is not recommended for children younger than 10.) Call 703-528-1817.
* The Annapolis Symphony Orchestra performs "A Symphony Spooktacular" for all ages Sunday at 2 and 3:30 at the Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St., Annapolis. Julien Benichou will conduct Berlioz's "March to the Scaffold," Dukas's "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" and Mussorgsky's "A Night on Bald Mountain" with dancers from the Baltimore School for the Arts. "Meet the Musicians" sessions begin at 1:15 and 4:30. Tickets cost $10. Call 410-263-0907.
Sounds Around Town
* Tinariwen is a "desert blues" electric guitar band founded by guerrilla fighters with the Tuareg tribe of nomads in the southern Sahara desert. They blend African rhythms and American rock at a concert Saturday at 8 at Lisner Auditorium, 730 21st St. NW (Metro: Foggy Bottom-GWU). Tickets are $20 and $25 plus service charges from Ticketmaster. To order, call 202-397-7328; for information, call 202-994-6800. See review on Page 7.
* "The Irish Tenors" -- Anthony Kearns, Finbar Wright and John McDermott -- sing traditional Irish ballads and other popular music Wednesday at 8 at the Warner Theatre, 13th and E streets NW (Metro: Metro Center). Tickets cost $29.50 to $65 from Ticketmaster. To order, call 202-397-7328 (service charges added); for information, call 202-783-4000.
All the World on Film
National Geographic concludes its first All Roads Film Festival Friday and Saturday at its Grosvenor Auditorium, 1600 M St. NW (Metro: Farragut North). The festival is a showcase for more than three dozen feature films, shorts, documentaries and music videos by indigenous and minority-culture filmmakers from around the world. Panel discussions will follow some screenings. Admission to each program costs $10; a festival pass is $64. Call 202-857-7700 or visit
A Different Era
Theater J opens "A Bad Friend," Jules Feiffer's portrait of conflicts within a family of American Communists in the 1950s, with "pay-what-you-can" previews Saturday and Monday at 8 in the Goldman Theater at the D.C. Jewish Community Center, 1529 16th St. NW. The bargain seats go on sale at the box office one hour before each show. Regular prices are $20 to $36. Feiffer discusses the play and his other work at a post-show discussion following the ticketed matinee Sunday at 3. Performances continue through Nov. 28. To order tickets, call 800-494-8497; for information, call 202-777-3229.
See the restored space shuttle Enterprise and more than 100 other large space artifacts at the new James S. McDonnell Space Hangar, opening Monday at the National Air and Space Museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center near Dulles International Airport. Mercury, Gemini and Apollo space capsules, Saturn rocket engines, and research and communications satellites will also be displayed. The main entrance to the Udvar-Hazy Center is on Route 28, about a half-mile north of U.S. 50. It is open daily from 10 to 5:30. Admission is free; parking is $12. Call
202-633-1000 (TDD: 202-357-1729).
Watch Them Run
More than 18,000 runners will follow a 26-mile, 385-yard course around monumental Washington in the 29th annual Marine Corps Marathon, starting Sunday at 8:30 in Arlington at the intersection of Route 110 and Marshall Drive, down the hill from the Marine Corps War (Iwo Jima) Memorial adjacent to Arlington National Cemetery and a short walk from the Rosslyn Metro station. The route has changed slightly from previous years and includes a leg through Crystal City, where a street festival is scheduled from 10 to 3:30. The fastest runners are expected to cross the finish line at the memorial in about 2 hours 20 minutes. Registration is closed, but spectators are invited. Before the marathon, more than 100 vendors will offer the latest running and fitness goods and nutrition products at a free expo Friday from 10 to 7 and Saturday from 8 to 8 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel Crystal City, 2799 Jefferson Davis Hwy. (Metro: Crystal City). Call 800-786-8762 or visit
-- Compiled by Barry Barriere