Men Swing Clubs in Bethesda
Defending champion Adam Scott, joined by Ernie Els, Vijay Singh, Phil Mickelson, Retief Goosen and more than 150 other pro golfers will compete in the Booz Allen Classic, the only Washington area stop on the PGA tour, opening Monday and continuing through June 12 at Congressional Country Club, 8500 River Rd., Bethesda. The Stableford Pro-Am begins Monday at noon and the Booz Allen Pro-Am starts Wednesday at 7:15 a.m. A free youth clinic starts Tuesday at 2. Tournament play begins at about 7 a.m. Thursday and June 10, and at about 8:30 a.m. June 11-12. Admission to practice sessions Monday and Tuesday is $10. Single-day gallery admission Wednesday through June 12 is $40; premium tickets and multi-day packages are available. (Ages under 18 are free Monday-Wednesday and $5 Thursday-June 12). There is no on-site parking. Free parking with shuttle buses will be available all days at the Tournament Players Club at Avenel in Potomac; Thursday and June 10 at the Montgomery County Agricultural Center in Gaithersburg; and June 11-12 at Marriott headquarters, 10400 Fernwood Dr., Bethesda; and Booz Allen Hamilton headquarters, 8283 Greensboro Dr., McLean. To order tickets, call Ticketmaster, 202-397-7328 (service charges added). For information, call 301-469-3737 or visit www.boozallenclassic.com.
All About the Kids
The 11th annual Imagination Bethesda children's street festival hosts local entertainers and other amusements Saturday from 11 to 4 in downtown Bethesda along Woodmont Avenue between Bethesda Avenue and Elm Street (Metro: Bethesda). Performers from Joy of Motion, Upbeat Unlimited, Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, the Culkin School of Irish Dance and elsewhere will entertain all day, and musicians, storytellers and costumed characters will mingle with the crowds. There will also be interactive workshops by the Audubon Naturalist Society, Imagination Stage, Levine School of Music, Round House Theatre, Strathmore and other organizations. Admission is free. Call 301-215-6660 or visit www.bethesda.org.
Walking the Museum Trail
Visit seven museums in the Dupont Circle area Saturday from 10 to 4 and Sunday from 1 to 5 at the 22nd annual Dupont-Kalorama Museum Walk. The Phillips Collection, the Textile Museum, Anderson House and other sites will be open without charge, and free shuttles will operate along the route. Music, storytelling and other activities are scheduled at some venues. Call 202-387-4062, Ext. 12, or visit www.dkmuseums.com.
A Festive Weekend
* Entertainers on three stages, carnival rides and games, a crafts fair, a fireworks show, dozens of food vendors and a children's art corner are all part of the 25th 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. The headliners are Ari Hest, Friday at 8; TNT, a tribute band playing Motown classics, Saturday at 7; and Eddie From Ohio, Sunday at 4. Fireworks begin Saturday at about 9:30. Admission is free. Free parking with shuttles will be available at Worldgate Center and Herndon High School. Call 703-787-7300 or visit www.herndonfestival.net.
* Magpie, Robert Lighthouse, Iona and other local musicians, craftsmakers and storytellers will appear at the 25th annual Washington Folk Festival Saturday from noon to 10 and Sunday from noon to 6 at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Admission is free. Call 301-634-2222.
* The traditional music, dance, crafts and foods of the Philippines are showcased at the Philippine Fair Sunday from 9 to 5 along Pennsylvania Avenue NW between Third and Sixth streets. A colorful parade of musicians and dancers begins at 1. Admission is free. Call 301-952-4266 or 703-927-6455.
Chaka Khan, Kenny G, George Benson, Boney James, Joe Sample, Spyro Gyra and other stars share bill at the 13th annual Capital Jazz Fest, Friday at 8 and Saturday and Sunday from noon to 10 at Merriweather Post Pavilion, on Broken Land Parkway in Columbia. Lawn seats cost $35 Friday, $39.50 in advance and $46 at the gate Saturday and Sunday. Pavilion seats (if available) range from $49.50 to $124.50. To order, call Ticketmaster, 202-397-7328 (service charges added); for information, call 301-218-0404 or visit www.capitaljazz.com.
New On Stage
* "Lady Windermere's Fan," Oscar Wilde's first satire on Victorian high society, opens Tuesday at the Shakespeare Theatre, 450 Seventh St. NW (Metro: Gallery Place-Chinatown, Archives-Navy Memorial). Dixie Carter stars as a woman who makes plans to strike back when she suspects her husband of infidelity. Performances continue through July 31. Tickets cost $12.75 to $68. Call 202-547-1122, or visit www.shakespearedc.org.
* The Washington Shakespeare Company opens its production of Euripides' "Medea" with "pay-what-you-can" previews Friday, Saturday and Monday at 8. Delia Taylor portrays the princess who inflicts bloody revenge on the husband who betrayed her. The bargain seats go on sale 30 minutes before each show at the Clark Street Playhouse, 601 S. Clark St., Arlington (Metro: Crystal City). The run continues through July 3. Regular prices are $22 to $30 (Saturday matinees are always "pay-what-you-can"). Call 800-494-8497.
Obstacles to Love
The Washington Concert Opera sings Verdi's "Luisa Miller" Sunday at 6 at Lisner Auditorium, 730 21st St. NW (Metro: Foggy Bottom-GWU). In "Luisa Miller," young lovers Luisa and Rodolfo are thwarted by his father's scheme to marry him to a duchess, her father's unjust imprisonment and the devious designs of the evil Wurm. Remaining tickets cost $40 to $70. Call 202-364-5826.
-- Compiled by Barry Barriere