Today[ ON STAGE ] A Budding Life Cut ShortBeginning tonight, Wylon Anderson, a master of fine arts student in the University of Maryland's Department of Dance, showcases his full-length work "Trapped," which sets the story of slain transgendered teen Gwen Araujo -- she was killed in California in 2002, allegedly after a group of men discovered she was biologically male -- to Stravinsky's "The Rite of Spring." $20; students $7. 8 p.m. today and tomorrow (with post-performance talks both days). Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, University of Maryland, College Park. 301-405-2787. Tomorrow[ ON STAGE ] Finding a Hero in Muhammad AliVincent Cook, an Olympics-bound boxer (and former D.C. resident) who became a comedian and actor, created "Ali: The Man, the Myth, the People's Champion," a one-man show in which he portrays more than 15 personalities of Muhammad Ali's time. The show, chronicling the boxer's biggest fights in and outside the ring as well as his bout with Parkinson's disease, hits the University of Maryland tomorrow. Free. 7:30 p.m. Hoff Theater, Adele H. Stamp Student Union, Campus Drive and Union Lane, College Park. 301-314-9845.
[ FOR FAMILIES ] "The Diary of Anne Frank"The Tantallon Community Players present the story of Anne Frank, the Jewish teenager who chronicled the lives of two families hiding from Nazis in an Amsterdam attic. Music for the show, opening tomorrow, reflects the era and was chosen with help from the Anne Frank Museum in the Netherlands and Anne Frank Center in New York. $15; seniors and students $12. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday through March 10, and 2 p.m. March 4 and 11. John Addison Concert Hall, Harmony Hall Regional Center, 10701 Livingston Rd., Fort Washington. 301-203-6070 or
Saturday[ THE SCENE ] Laying Down the BeatDJ King Britt, who spun for the positive-vibes jazz/hip-hop group Digable Planets in the early '90s, has parlayed the cred into a career working with eclectic musicians including Tori Amos, not to mention a gig laying tracks down for last summer's "Miami Vice" soundtrack. Still a funky-smooth DJ, he hits Sonar on Saturday. $10. 9 p.m. 407 E. Saratoga St., Baltimore. 410-327-8333.