Choral Works Featured In Summer Sing-Alongs

Beginning next week, the National Choral Foundation will hold its annual SummerSings! series of six choral "sing-alongs" and music reading sessions at Riverside Baptist Church.

SummerSings! welcome people of all levels of musical ability to participate and sing some of the great choral masterpieces.

Area choral conductors include Paul Hill, Betty Buchanan, Paul Traver, Jim Norris and Tom Hall.

SummerSings! will take place on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. from next week through July 24 at the church, at 7th Street and Maine Avenue SW. Admission is $6.

For more information and reservations, call 966-3869.

Museum at Ford's Reopens

After a two-year renovation, the museum at Ford's Theatre National Historic Site has reopened.

Located in the basement of the historic theater at 511 10th St. NW, the museum has been redesigned to accommodate twice the number of historic objects than were in the original museum, which opened in 1968.

All of the objects are associated with the assassination of President Lincoln in the theater 125 years ago.

Among the newly displayed objects are the frock coat Lincoln wore that night, mourning articles and souvenirs of the funeral that continued for 20 days after Lincoln's death, and the diary of John Wilkes Booth, in which he wrote a justification for his actions.

The museum is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily except Christmas. Admission is free.

For more information, call 619-7222.

Art on Display at Garfinkel's

The downtown branch of Garfinkel's department store has replaced its traditional mannequin fashion displays with the first art show in its display windows.

The exhibit, "Objects of Virtue," is by New York artist Sydney Cash. An optically kinetic work, it has been created with plate glass that has been cut, ground and glued together. The patterns form a moire effect, producing different visual effects from several angles.

Cash's work can be seen through Sunday at the Garfinkel's store at 14th and F streets NW. .

Jazz by Airmen of Note

A free jazz concert will be presented by the premier jazz ensemble of the United States Air Force band tonight at the Baird Auditorium in the National Museum of Natural History.

The 8 p.m. program by the U.S. Air Force Airmen of Note will feature guest saxophonist Bunky Green playing music by Wayne Shorter and Duke Ellington.

For information, call 357-3030.

Benefit Sports Night

The Metropolitan Police Boys & Girls Clubs will hold a benefit sports night with local sports personalities from 6 to 10 p.m. Wednesday at the Washington Hilton hotel.

Sportscaster George Michael will be host for the event, and Redskins, Capitals and Bullets players will participate in the evening, which will include a live auction of sports prizes and memorabilia, including tickets to the Super Bowl.

Tickets are $100 each, $250 for a family of five.

For information, call 962-4849.

'Ulysses' Reading Marathon

The sixth annual marathon reading of James Joyce's "Ulysses" is set for this weekend at the Irish Times Pub at 14 F St. NW.

The nonstop, 35-hour reading will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday and continue through 10 p.m. Sunday.

Producer Herbert S. Guggenheim will be among 38 area actors and scholars to read several sections of the book. The event is free.

For information, call 543-5433.