Weinberg Center is 75 This weekend, a screening of the...

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January 03, 2002|By Karin Remesch

Weinberg Center is 75

This weekend, a screening of the silent comedy The Strong Man, starring Harry Langdon, and an open house highlight the season-long 75th-anniversary celebration of the Weinberg Center for the Arts in Frederick.

Accompanied by music from a Wurlitzer organ, The Strong Man will be shown at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow, followed by the singing of the national anthem - a replay of the grand opening 75 years ago of the Tivoli Theater (now the Weinberg Center).

And from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, the Weinberg Center will hold an open house with backstage tours, cake, refreshments and the screening of two silent short films - The Dentist, starring W.C. Fields, and Hadeous Corpus, with Laurel and Hardy.

The Weinberg Center is at 20 W. Patrick St. In honor of the anniversary celebration, tickets to tomorrow's movie screening are 75 cents each. Sunday's open house is free. Call 301-228-2828.

Washington Antiques Show

An animal-art exhibit and a diverse selection of antiques aimed at new and experienced collectors alike are part of the 47th annual Washington Antiques Show this weekend at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington.

Beginning tomorrow and continuing through Sunday, nearly 50 dealers from across the nation will be offering their wares, including period furniture, porcelain, glass, silver, prints and rugs.

The show also celebrates "Creatures Great and Small," with a loan exhibit of ancient to 19th-century animal artworks from around the world.

Show exhibitors will give informal 15-minute talks at their booths from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. tomorrow. And from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, collectors can receive verbal identification and appraisals of family heirlooms and antiques for $10 per item.

Show hours are 11 a.m.-9 p.m. tomorrow, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. The exhibit site is at 2500 Calvert St. N.W. Admission is $12; proceeds benefit the Thrift Shop Charities. Call 202-965-0640 or visit the Web site at www.washingtonantiques.org.

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