"Heritage of Care: The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals," at the Museum of the City of New York, chronicles the organization's history in Manhattan. The group was chartered in 1866 to protect the city's working animals, mostly trolley and cart horses, from mistreatment. Through Oct. 31 at the museum, 1220 Fifth Ave. Wednesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Admission is free, but contributions are suggested. Call 212-534-1672, or visit


"Bumbershoot," the 29th annual Seattle Arts Festival on Labor Day weekend, Sept. 3-6, assembles 2,000 artists, actors and musicians from around the world to perform at two dozen locations in Seattle. Musicians include Indigo Girls, Mickey Hart's Planet Drum, Jimmy Cliff, the Pharoah Sanders Quartet and Steve Winwood. Among this year's screenings during the 1 Reel Film Festival (part of Bumbershoot) are 10 rarely shown cartoons about Hell made between 1929 and 1950. Dance, comedy and theater groups will also perform. Tickets are $14 a day, $18 for a two-day pass, $32 for a four-day pass; children age 12 and under admitted free; seniors age 65 and older, $1. Call 206-628-0888, or visit


"Romare Bearden in Black and White: Photomontage Projections, 1964," at Mary Washington College's Ridderhof Martin Gallery, chronicles the African American experience during the 1960s. A forceful presence in post-World War II American art, Bearden experimented with various styles and media. Through Oct. 8 at the gallery, College Avenue at Seacobeck Street. Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Closed Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. Free. 540-654-2120.