Stars Play Tennis in Park
Five-time Legg Mason champion Andre Agassi faces Andy Roddick, Tim Henman, James Blake and other international champions at the 37th annual Legg Mason Tennis Classic, starting Saturday. The men's ATP tournament continues through Aug. 7 at the William H.G. FitzGerald Tennis Center in Rock Creek Park, adjacent to Carter Barron Amphitheatre at 16th and Kennedy streets NW. Qualifying matches are Saturday through Monday, and main draw matches start Monday afternoon. The quarterfinals are on Aug. 5, semifinals on Aug. 6 and finals on Aug. 7. Single-session tickets cost $9 to $44, depending on the day and time. Discount and premium packages are available. To order, call Ticketmaster, 202-397-7328; for information, call 202-721-9500 or visit
Music With Teeth
Chopteeth, the Washington-based 14-piece Afrofunk orchestra, gives a free concert Saturday at 6 outdoors on the new South Plaza at the Kennedy Center (Metro: Foggy Bottom-GWU, with free shuttles). Their music blends West African pop and American funk with lyrics in six languages. The show is part of the center's Millennium Stage series of free concerts every evening at 6. Call 202-467-4600.
Help archaeologists uncover the past and identify artifacts from Garrett Vansweringen's Colonial inn during Tidewater Archaeology Weekend Saturday and Sunday from 10 to 4 at Historic St. Mary's City, the site of Maryland's first capital, first settled in 1634. There will also be living history portrayals, visits to the archaeology lab, tours of a replica 75-foot 17th-century tall ship and other outdoor exhibits, walking tours of the Town Center and activities for children. Admission is $7.50, seniors and students $6, ages 6 to 12 $3.50, younger free. St. Mary's City is about 60 miles south of the Beltway on Route 5 in St. Mary's County. Call 800-762-1634 or 240-895-4990.
Sounds of Summer
* Veteran local folkie Debi Smith, who has recorded four solo albums and won seven Wammie awards, gives a free concert Saturday at 8 at Lubber Run Amphi-theatre, North Second and North Columbus streets, Arlington. Call 703-228-1850.
* Washington's own country-rock band Last Train Home stops for two outdoor shows this weekend in the Bluemont Concert Series in Northern Virginia. They play Saturday at 7:30 in downtown Middleburg on South Madison Street, and Sunday at 7 at Marshall Center, 8800 Courthouse Rd., Spotsylvania. Admission to each show is $5, seniors $4, ages 12 and younger $2. Call 703-777-6306.
* The Connecticut-based U.S. Coast Guard Band, in one of its infrequent visits to Washington, performs Tuesday at 8 at the U.S. Navy Memorial, 701 Pennsylvania Ave. NW (Metro: Archives-Navy Memorial). The show is part of the Navy Band's free weekly summer series. Call
202-267-0933 or 202-737-2300.
Dancing With the Wizard
The National Symphony Orchestra will accompany classic films on indoor and outdoor screens Friday and Saturday in the Filene Center at Wolf Trap Park, 1551
Trap Rd., Vienna. Emil de Cou conducts both concerts.
* Friday at 8:30, young Judy Garland is whisked from Kansas to the land of the munchkins in the full-length 1939 fantasy "The Wizard of Oz."
* Saturday at 8:30, "Gotta Dance!" is an evening of dance scenes from "Singin' in the Rain," "Brigadoon," "An American in Paris" and other movie musicals, and
"The Dance of the Spaceships" from "2001: A Space Odyssey."
Tickets cost $28 to $38 in the pavilion, $18 on the lawn, from Tickets.com. To order, call 703-218-6500; for information, call 703-255-1860.
-- Compiled by Barry Barriere
Archaeology Weekend Saturday and Sunday in St. Mary's City.