The following is a list of highlights from the Columbia Festival of the Arts. For more information on these performances and a list of workshops on such topics as street painting, juggling and dance, visit

* House of Jazz, sponsored by the Baltimore-Washington JAZZfest and the African Art Museum of Maryland, featuring the Don Braden Quartet, Jerry Gordon, Saisa, the Greg Hatza ORGANization and the Rumba Club. 7:30 p.m. tomorrow. Historic Oakland. $55.

* LakeFest, a free two-day event featuring an art park with local fine arts and crafts; the second annual "Boat Float," a homemade boat contest; and musical performances by Honky Talk Confidential, the Thrillbillies, the Glenelg Jazz Band, the Pietasters, Junkyard Saints and more. 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday and noon-10:30 p.m. Sunday. Columbia Lakefront.

* Columbia Jazz Band, performing a progression of American jazz. After the concert, children can interact with musicians during an "instrument petting zoo." 2 p.m. Saturday. Jim Rouse Theatre. $10; students and seniors, $5.

* The Second City, a comedy troupe using music, improvisations and sketches. 8 p.m. Monday. Jim Rouse Theatre. $20-$30; students and seniors, $15-$25.

* The Neville Brothers, 8 p.m. Tuesday. Jim Rouse Theatre. $40-$55; students and seniors, $35-$50.

* Gaelic Storm, high-energy Celtic music, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Centennial Park. Free.

* "Phonk" by Scrap Arts Music, a merger of visual and performing arts, using sculptural instruments and hyper-kinetic movement. 7:30 p.m. next Thursday. Jim Rouse Theatre. $20-$35; students and seniors, $18-$30.

* Nebellen Dance Company, a troupe that combines the styles of house, hip-hop, martial arts, liquid, popping, locking and break-dancing with traditional ballet and jazz movements. 2 and 8 p.m. June 17. Jim Rouse Theatre. $25-$40; students and seniors, $10-$35.

* Columbia's 38th birthday celebration, 4:30-7:30 p.m. June 17. Columbia Lakefront. Free.

* FROGZ presented by Imago Theatre, a theatrical menagerie featuring larger-than-life creatures and characters. 2 and 8 p.m. June 18. Jim Rouse Theatre. $30-$45; students and seniors, $20-$40.

* Tango Flamenco, featuring live music by Ensemble Nuevo Tango and Jarcamora. This is the U.S. premiere of the dance troupe, which performs a fusion of flamenco, classical Spanish dance and Argentine tango. 7:30 p.m. June 19. Jim Rouse Theatre. $40-$55; students and seniors, $35-$50.

Tickets may be purchased by phone at 888-955-5566; online at; or by downloading an order form from and mailing it to Columbia Festival of the Arts, 5575 Sterrett Pl., Suite 280, Columbia, Md. 21044. Performance venue locations: Historic Oakland, 5430 Vantage Point Rd., Columbia; the Jim Rouse Theatre for Performing Arts, Wilde Lake High School, 5460 Trumpeter Rd., Columbia; Columbia Lakefront at Lake Kittamaqundi, Wincopin Circle off Little Patuxent Parkway across from the Columbia Mall; Centennial Park, 10000 Route 108, Ellicott City.

For more information about the festival, call 410-715-3089.

Scrap Arts Music presents "Phonk," an aural and visual arts performance, next Thursday. Rayne Jasmine of the Nebellen Dance Company. The troupe will perform twice on June 17.