* GO TODAY. Don't expect a cuppa (yesterday's reenactment of the 1774 tea-dumping took care of that) when getting your 18th-century sea legs today at the Chestertown (Md.) Tea Party Festival. On the water, the Schooner Sultana stands in for the historic brigantine Geddes, while ashore, the landlocked can cheer rafters on the Chester River and square dance to Slim Harrison and the Bay Country Gentlemen.
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Most events free, Sultana sail $30. 90 minutes from the Beltway in Chestertown, Md. 410-778-0416, www.chestertownteaparty.com.
* GO THIS WEEK. It's an embarrassment of entertainment as the Roanoke Festival in the Park runs through June 6. Hundreds of Ford Mustangs (celebrating the hot rod's 40th anniversary) roar into town June 3, the Blue Ridge Garden Festival blooms June 5-6 and, throughout the week, three concert stages host everyone from "American Idol's" Kimberley Locke and the (official) Dave Matthews Cover Band.
Times and venues vary. $10 after 5 p.m. About 31/2 hours from the Beltway in downtown Roanoke, Va. 540-342-2640, www.roanokefestival.org.
* PLAN AHEAD. The Zany Umbrella Circus, Bill Shannon's urban dance, totem pole art and the Duquesne Light Artists Market are all part of Pittsburgh's Three River Arts Festival, June 4-20. The concurrent Festival of Performances (June 8-13) features ballet and the Pittsburgh Symphony.
Three River events free. Times, venues and prices vary. 3 1/2 hours from the Beltway in Pittsburgh, Pa. 412-281-8723, www.artsfestival.net, www.performingartsconvention.org.
-- Anne McDonough
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