The Week of March 2

Explore rare books, prints, maps, autographs and other documents at the 32nd annual Washington Antiquarian Book FairMarch 2-3 at the Holiday Inn Rosslyn in Arlington. Call 301-654-2626. . . . Marching bands, Irish dance troupes, floats and other units travel through the streets of Old Town Alexandria on March 3 in the Alexandria St. Patrick's Day Parade.Call 703-237-2199. . . . The

Peking Acrobatsreturn to the Music Center at Strathmore with their gravity-defying feats on March 3. Tickets cost $25 to $55. Call 301-581-5100. . . . Plan your next getaway at the Adventures in Travel Expo,with presentations by more than 300 travel agents, tour operators, cruise lines and other vendors, March 3-4 at the Washington Convention Center. Tickets cost $15, ages 15 and younger free. Call 202-249-3400. . . . The Anonymous 4women's a cappella quartet joins the Cathedral Choral Society in a program of music by "American Mystics" March 4 at the Washington National Cathedral. Tickets cost $20 to $65. Call 202-537-5527. . . . Visit two dozen landscaped gardens and see displays by more than 800 vendors at the 47th annual Washington Home &

Garden ShowMarch 8-11 at the Washington Convention Center. Tickets cost $10, ages 6 to 12 $5, younger free. Call 202-249-3400.

The Week of March 9 See hundreds of boats from more than 40 dealers at the National Capital Boat ShowMarch 9-11 at Dulles Expo Center. Tickets cost $8, ages 6 to 16 $2, younger free. Call 703-378-0910. . . . The colorfully costumed dancers and musicians of the Hungarian State Folk Ensembleshare the traditions of Hungary on March 10 at George Mason University's Center for the Arts. Tickets cost $22 to $44, half-price for ages younger than 12. Call 888-945-2468. . . . Dancers, bagpipers and marching bands salute all things Irish in the Washington St. Patrick's Day Paradeon March 11 along Constitution Avenue. Call 202-619-7222. . . . A teacher must decide whether to report her concerns about a colleague in "Doubt,"winner of the 2005 Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize for best play, visiting the National Theatre March 13-25. Tickets cost $38.75 to $78.75. Call 800-447-7400. . . . See nearly 100 documentary, feature, animated, archival and children's films on environmental issues at venues all over town during the 15th annual Environmental Film Festival.Call 202-342-2564 or visit

The Week of March 16 Visit educational exhibits and animal demonstrations and peek behind the scenes at the North American

WildlifeCelebration March 17 at the National Zoo. Call 202-633-4800.

On Stage On stage soon, on sale now: "Cats"scampers into the Warner Theatre March 6-18 during its 25th anniversary tour. Tickets cost $38.50 to $75. Call 202-397-7328 or 202-783-4000. . . . "Monty Python's Spamalot,"a fractured retelling of the King Arthur legends inspired by the comedy troupe's films, visits Baltimore's Hippodrome March 6-18. Tickets cost $32 to $77. Call 410-547-7328.

Hot Tickets Tickets go on sale from Ticketmaster this weekend for these shows: Starting Friday at 10, John Legendand

Corinne Bailey RaeApril 28 at Merriweather Post Pavilion ($75 in-house, $40 lawn), and Nick SwardsonMay 4 at Lisner Auditorium ($28.50); starting Saturday at 10, Keith Urbanand the WreckersAug. 17 at Verizon

Center ($49.50 and $59.50), and Arcade FireMay 4 at DAR Constitution Hall ($31); starting Saturday at noon, three concerts by Widespread PanicApril 4 at Baltimore's Hippodrome ($38.50) and April 6-7 at the Warner Theatre ($38). Call 202-397-7328. . . . Tickets go on sale Thursday at noon from Ticketmaster for a show by the ClarksMay 12 at the Birchmere ($19.50). . . . On sale now from Ticketmaster: two shows by comedian Janeane GarofaloMarch 12 at Rams Head Live in Baltimore ($20 to $40) and March 13 at the State Theatre ($27.50); and a show by Brandi CarlileApril 24 at the Birchmere ($19.50). . . . Also on sale now from Ticketmaster: "Games" by the Harlem Globetrotters,celebrating their 81st season, March 17 at Verizon Center at 1 and Patriot Center at 7:30. Tickets cost $14 to $46. . . . Tickets are on sale now for these 9:30 club shows: John Digweedand MSTRKRFT March 30 ($30), and Galactic and DJ ProvokeMarch 31 ($25). Call 800-955-5566.

On Screen Opening March 2: Jake Gyllenhaal, Robert Downey Jr. and Mark Ruffalo star in "Zodiac,"about a real-life serial

killer in 1970s San Francisco. . . . Craig Brewer's "Black Snake Moan"concerns the unlikely relationship between an older man and younger woman in a small Tennessee town and stars Samuel L. Jackson, Christina Ricci and Justin Timberlake. . . . Peter O'Toole and Richard Burton star in a rerelease of the 1964 historical epic "Becket.". . . A young woman from the provinces remakes her life in tony Paris in "Avenue Montaigne.". . . Tim Allen, John Travolta, Martin Lawrence and William H. Macy star as four bored suburbanites who embark on a motorcycle odyssey in "Wild Hogs.". . . "Kettle of Fish"is a romantic comedy starring Matthew Modine as a bachelor forced to decide among three women. . . . "The Dead Girl"is about the unique connections between several people and a recently deceased young woman. Opening dates may change.

On Exhibit These exhibitions open next week: "Front Room: Luisa Lambri,"opening March 7 at the Baltimore Museum of Art, features photographs of a local home designed by modernist architect Marcel Breuer. Call 443-573-1700. . . . "Shakespeare in American Life,"opening March 8 at the Folger Shakespeare Library, looks at the ways in which the Bard continues to influence American culture. Call 202-544-7077.

Last Chance Closing on stage this weekend: "Mark Russell: And the Pendulum Swings,"at Ford's Theatre (202-397-7328 or 202-347-4833); "King Lear,"by the Folger Theatre at the Folger Shakespeare Library (202-544-7077);

"Orson's Shadow,"at the Round House in Bethesda (240-644-1100); "Into the Woods,"at the new Signature Theatre (800-955-5566); "Macbeth,"by Synetic Theater at the Rosslyn Spectrum (703-824-8060); "Two by Pinter: The Collection and the Lover,"by Rep Stage at Howard Community College (410-772-4900); "The Small Things,"by Solas Nua at Flashpoint (800-494-8497); and "Las Paredes"("The Walls"), in Spanish with English interpretation, at GALA Hispanic Theatre

(800-494-8497 or 202-234-7174).

Next Friday in Weekend Did you study art in high school or college and then get bogged down in the daily grind? No time for drawing. Too busy to commit to a painting class. Well, there are ways to shake off the rust and polish your skills without going back to art school. We'll show you how with our beginner's guide to drop-in art classes and open drawing sessions.