The Week of Aug. 19

August Court Days, Leesburg's annual Colonial street fair, re-creates street scenes of 1775 with more than 300 Colonial reenactors Aug. 20-21 around King and Market streets. Call 800-752-6118. {diam} Sample Virginia vintages at the Virginia Wine Festival of wine, music and entertainment Aug. 20-21 at Historic Long Branch in Millwood, Va. Call 800-520-9670.

The Week of Aug. 26

The Maryland Renaissance Festival presents entertainment, food vendors, crafts and jousting in a re-creation of a 16th-century English village, open weekends and Labor Day from Aug. 27 through Oct. 23 in Crownsville. Call 800-296-7304 or 410-266-7304. {diam} A new production of "My Fair Lady," the Lerner & Loewe musical classic, visits Wolf Trap's Filene Center Aug. 30-Sept. 4. Tickets cost $34 to $65 in the pavilion, $18 on the lawn, from Tickets.com. Call 703-218-6500 or 703-255-1860. {diam} The Shakespeare Theatre kicks off its 2005-06 season with "Othello," starring Avery Brooks as the hot-tempered Moor and Patrick Page as his treacherous sidekick, Iago, from Aug. 30 through Oct. 30. Tickets cost $14.25 to $71.25. Call

202-547-1122.

The Week of Sept. 2

Broadway legend Theodore Bikel joins local stars in "The Disputation," an account of the conflict that resulted when a 13th-century pope ordered the king of Aragon to convert the Jews of Spain, Aug. 31-Oct. 2 by Theater J at the D.C. Jewish Community Center. Tickets cost $15 to $45. Call 800-494-8497 or 202-777-3229. {diam} The D.C. Blues Society hosts the 17th annual D.C. Blues Festival Sept. 3 at Carter Barron Amphitheatre, featuring Candye Kane, Ruby Hayes, DeConstance and other local blues divas. Call 202-962-0112. {diam} The

National Symphony Orchestra marks the end of summer with a free holiday concert Sept. 4 on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol. 202-619-7222. {diam} Studio Theatre opens its fall season with "A Number," the new play by Caryl Churchill that explores a father-son relationship, Sept. 7 through Oct. 16. Tickets cost $32 to $54. Call 202-332-3300.

HOT TICKETS

Tickets go on sale Friday at 10 from Ticketmaster for two concerts at DAR Constitution Hall: David Gray, appearing Oct. 3 ($40.75); and the Manhattans, Bloodstone, Blue Magic and Enchantment, Oct. 8 ($50). Call 202-397-7328 (service charges added). {diam} Tickets go on sale Friday at 11 from Ticketmaster for nine shows at Lisner Auditorium: Madeleine Peyroux with Martha Wainwright, Sept. 24; Simon Diaz, Sept. 30; Mariza, Oct. 6; Daniela Mercury, Oct. 19; Ira Glass, Nov. 19; Sarah Vowell, Feb. 16; Cesaria Evora, April 1; Eva Ayllon, April 7; and the Dance Construction Company, April 21. {diam} Tickets go on sale Saturday at 10 from Ticketmaster for a concert by Beck, Oct. 5 at George Mason University's Patriot Center. They cost $40. {diam} Tickets go on sale Sunday at 10 from Ticketmaster for "Grandma Goes to Hollywood," the 28th annual edition of the Big Apple Circus, pitching its little big top at Dulles Town Center from Sept. 22 through Oct. 10. They cost $15 to $47.

OPENING SOON

On Screen

Opening Wednesday: "Supercross: The Movie" is an action film about two motorcycle-racing brothers. Opening Aug. 19: Steve Carell plays the title character in the comedy "The 40-Year-Old Virgin." {diam} The British drama "Asylum" tells of the romantic obsession between an inmate at a mental hospital and the wife of the institution's assistant director. {diam} Ewan McGregor voices the title role in "Valiant," an animated feature about a heroic pigeon. {diam} Rachel McAdams and Cillian Murphy star in "Red Eye," a thriller from director Wes Craven. {diam} Based on true events, "The Tunnel" is an adventure about an escaped East German's efforts to tunnel back under the Berlin Wall to rescue his family. {diam} From filmmaker Volker Schlondorff, "The Ninth Day" is a Holocaust drama about a Catholic priest torn between faith and self-preservation. Opening dates may change.

CLOSING

Closing on stage this weekend: "Take Me Out" and "The Intelligent Design of Jenny Chow," at Studio Theatre (202-332-3300); "The Clean House," at Woolly Mammoth Theatre (202-393-3939); and "The Persians," by Scena Theatre at the Tivoli Theatre (703-684-7990). {diam} This weekend is your last chance to visit "Jan de Bray and the Classical Tradition," in the West Building of the National Gallery of Art. Call 202-737-4215 (TDD: 202-842-6176).

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The National Gallery of Art's "Jan de Bray and the Classical Tradition" exhibit, closing Sunday, includes "Tiberius and Agrippina," by Sir Peter Paul Rubens.Brazilian superstar Daniela Mercury, whose music blends samba, reggae and rock, sings at Lisner Auditorium Oct. 19. Natasha Richardson plays a psychiatrist's wife in "Asylum," opening Aug. 19.