THE VICTORIAN LYRIC OPERA WILL PERFORM GILBERT AND SULLIVAN'S "H.M.S. PINAFORE" ON JUNE 20 AND 27 AT 2 P.M. A LISTING IN LAST SUNDAY'S ARTS SECTION CONTAINED INCORRECT INFORMATION. (PUBLISHED 06/10/99)
NIGERIAN SCULPTOR SOKARI DOUGLAS CAMP specializes in creating animated metal works. Two of her semi-abstract human forms grace the front entrance of the National Museum of African Art. "Iriabo (Clapping Girl)" claps her hands twice an hour while "Masquerader With Boat Headdress" shakes the bells attached to his ankles. A special exhibit of her sculpture "Church Ede" fills a whole room. The work, which depicts three women mourning at a bedside, pays tribute to Douglas Camp's father, who died in 1984. These three pieces are part of the museum's permanent collection.
-- Nicole Lewis
At the National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Ave. SW. "Church Ede" runs to June 20. Free. 202-357-2700.
CLAUDE CHABROL, A LEGEND OF THE NEW WAVE, brings an ultra-light touch to "The Swindle," a 1997 crime caper starring Isabelle Huppert and Michel Serrault as sly and elegant con artists. The pair are happily scamming their way through life when they meet a cash-flashing mob lawyer (Francois Cluszet), and the question becomes one of who's hustling who. In French with English subtitles with a running time of 105 minutes.
-- Rita Kempley
At the American Film Institute, the Kennedy Center. Friday at 6:30 and 8:30 p.m., Saturday at 2, 4, 6, 8 and 10 p.m. and Sunday at 1, 3, 5, 7 and 9 p.m. "The Swindle" also plays June 14-17 and 19-20. $6.50. 202-416-7815.
TROUBADOUR DON McLEAN will give the first show in the second season of the Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage on Capitol Hill this Tuesday. Each Tuesday and Thursday at noon, until Congress goes home in August, the center will sponsor an hour-long concert. The public is invited and can decide whether a senator's filibuster or McLean's 8 1/2 minutes of "American Pie" is a better contribution to the country.
-- Jacqueline Trescott
On East Front of the Capitol grounds (House side). Free. 202-467-4600.
GILBERT AND SULLIVAN'S "H.M.S. PINAFORE" is forever although monarchs of the sea and rulers of the "Queen's Nay-vee" may come and go. Starting on Friday night, the Victorian Light Opera Company will present nine performances of this classic operetta of love and dastardly deeds on the high seas. Pamela Leighton-Bilik will direct the stage action and Catherine Huntress-Reeve will serve as music director. Be sure to bring your sisters, your cousins and your aunts.
-- Tim Page
At Rockville Civic Center Park's F. Scott Fitzgerald Theater, Rockville. Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m., $10; $8 for students 16 and under. Additional performances are June 18, 19, 25, and 26 at 8 p.m. and June 20 and 27 at 3 p.m. 301-879-0220.
A ONE-WOMAN SHOW ABOUT FOOD. The mind boggles. The stomach growls. Comedienne Deb Filler performs "FillerUp! A Show About Jewish Women & Food" at Theatre J next week. Cinnamon buns are baked onstage. What more needs to be said?
-- Lloyd Rose
At District of Columbia Jewish Community Center, 1529 16th St. NW. Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at 7:30 p.m. $22.50-$25.50. On Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. there will be a Special Director's Dress Rehearsal and Talk-Back, $9.50-$12.50. 1-800-494-TIXS for tickets, 202-518-9400, Ext. 229, for information.
BALLET HISPANICO generally focuses on Latin dances and artists, and troupe's upcoming program is no exception, but for two of the choreographers. Ann Reinking was still starring in "Chicago" on Broadway when she pieced together "Ritmo Y Ruido" ("Rhythm and Noise") for the company, darting into the studio to work on it whenever she had a break. Washington native George ("The Wiz") Faison created "Idol Obsession" as a tribute to murdered Tejano star Selena. Rounding out the program is Spanish choreographer Ramon Oller's "Bury Me Standing," inspired by the Gypsy culture of Europe.
-- Sarah Kaufman
At Wolf Trap, 1624 Trap Rd., Vienna. Tuesday at 8:30 p.m. $7-$24. 703-218-6500.
CAPTION: Michel Serrault in "The Swindle."
CAPTION: Ballet Hispanico's Lisa Nafegar and Shedrack Anderson III.
CAPTION: Artist Sokari Douglas Camp, above, and her sculpture "Masquerader With Boat Headdress." Top left, "Church Ede."
CAPTION: Deb Filler.