From Their Hands to Yours More than 850 artisans will show their crafts in glass, wood, metal, fiber and other media at the 31st annual American Craft Show, sponsored by the American Craft Council, Friday through Sunday at the Baltimore Convention Center. There will also be talks by collectors and other experts and demonstrations by artists. New this year is a "Crafts 4 Kids" corner with handmade furniture and toys for children. Tickets cost $14, children younger than 12 free; a two-day pass is $20.
One Stage, Two Stars Israeli folk/pop superstars Chava Alberstein and David Broza share the stage Wednesday at Lisner Auditorium in a concert
sponsored by the Washington Performing Arts Society. Alberstein has recorded more than 50 albums during her 40-year career, and the younger Broza has released nearly two dozen albums in English, Hebrew and Spanish. Tickets cost $25 to $40.
Mark Makes More DancesThe Mark Morris Dance Group performs classics from its repertory Friday and Saturday at George Mason University. Of the more than 120 works Morris has created for the company he founded in 1980, four will be on this program: "The Argument," set to music by Robert Schumann; "Sang Froid," to works by Chopin; "Candleflowerdance," accompanied by Stravinsky's Serenade in A; and "Grand Duo," to a score by Lou Harrison. Tickets cost $22 to $44.
Mason University, 4400 University Dr., Fairfax.
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Lost and FoundDancers from the Suzanne Farrell Ballet re-create five rarely performed Balanchine works, some once thought to be lost, at a free concert Friday at the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater. Company founder Farrell, once Balanchine's star ballerina, will introduce the dances and discuss her Balanchine Preservation Initiative. The show is part of the Millennium Stage series of free events every day. No tickets are needed.
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Love Conquers AllA waitress and a short-order cook gingerly try to turn a one-night stand into a real relationship despite their hard-luck pasts in Terrence McNally's "Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune," at Arena Stage through April 8. The original production was an off-Broadway smash in 1987.
Tickets cost $47 to $66.
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Dreaming of DancingThe New York City Ballet opens its
evening-length "A Midsummer Night's Dream," George Balanchine's vision of Shakespeare's comedy set in a magical forest, Wednesday at the Kennedy Center. The production is part of the citywide Shakespeare in Washington festival that continues through June. Tickets cost $29 to $99. See story on Page 16.
Home Sweet Home Turn your house into a palace with ideas from the Capital Home & Garden Show, open through Sunday at Dulles Expo Center. More than 700 vendors will offer their home remodeling, redecorating and gardening goods and services. There will also be a dozen walk-through gardens, talks and workshops by builders, designers, home inspectors and other experts, and appearances Friday and Saturday by how-to guru Vern Yip from HGTV's "Design Star." Admission is $10, ages 6 to 12 $3, younger free.
Sounds Around TownThe Windscape wind quintet performs classical and contemporary works from around the world Friday at the Barns at Wolf Trap as part of the Discovery Series of classical recitals. The Manhattan-based ensemble introduces each work with commentary that places it in its musical and cultural context. Tickets cost $30.
The Berlin Piano Quartet, a merger of the Berlin-based Jacques Thibaud String Trio and pianist Tao Lin of Shanghai, performs music by Schubert, Schumann and Mendelssohn Saturday at Georgetown's Dumbarton Church as part of the Dumbarton Concerts series. Tickets cost $30, $26 for seniors and students.
Michigan-born master of the Scottish fiddle Bonnie Rideout and Caledonia, her ensemble of singers, bagpipers, harpers, flutists, drummers and dancers, celebrate four centuries of Scotland's culture and history Thursday at Strathmore. Tickets cost $25 to $55.
-- Compiled by Barry Barriere