Free fun in D.C.Celebrate the performing arts at the...


September 10, 1998|By Karin Remesch

Free fun in D.C.

Celebrate the performing arts at the Kennedy Center's 14th annual Open House Arts Festival Sunday. Continuous, free entertainment for the whole family will be presented on 10 stages throughout the building and grounds.

Besides a family concert by the National Symphony Orchestra, and solos and ensembles from the Washington Opera, the event features a variety of dance, gospel, jazz and world music. Various cultures will be showcased through demonstrations by folk dancers, drummers and storytellers. The Atrium "Coffeehouse" is the setting for performances by singer/songwriters. And family activities include story tellers, 33 costumed characters, a chalk festival, hands-on science activities by the Capital Children's Museum and the NSO Petting Zoo.

Open house hours are noon to 6 p.m. Admission is free. The Kennedy Center is on the Potomac River at the end of New Hampshire Avenue in Washington. Call 202-467-4600 or 800-444-1324.

In celebration of the 200th anniversary of the birth of 19th-century French painter Eugene Delacroix (1798-1863), the Philadelphia Museum of Art presents "Delacroix: The Late Work." Some 70 paintings and 40 works on paper by the artist, lent by museums and private collections throughout Europe and the Americas, will be on view Tuesday through Jan. 3.

The museum is at 26th Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia. Hours for the exhibition are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, 11 a.m. to 8:45 p.m. Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $10, $7 seniors, students and children ages 5-18; reduced tickets on Tuesdays are $9 and $6. Call 215-235-SHOW.

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