Dancing in Washington, shopping in Ocean City

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Trips: road trips, regional events

November 06, 2003|By Julia Furlong

Variety dance

There will be ballet, juggling and comedic dancing at Joy of Motion Dance Center, Friendship Heights in Washington, on Saturday and Sunday at the "True to Form" variety performance showcase. Six local choreographers, Ann Behrends, Emily Crews, Mikael Manoukian, Michele Morris, Stefan Sittig and Kimberly Tapper, will join other area artists to perform everything from ballet to jazz to salsa to hip-hop.

"True to Form" will be presented at the Jack Guidone Theater at Joy of Motion Dance Center, Friendship Heights, 5207 Wisconsin Ave. N.W., Washington, at 8 p.m. Saturday and 7 p.m. Sunday. General admission is $12, children's admission is $10. For reservations, call 202-362-3042.

Oceanside shopping

Two holiday shopping extravaganzas will hit Ocean City Saturday and Sunday at the Convention Center at 40th Street. The Fall Fest of Fine Art presents a variety of media and about 80 artists, while the Christmas Craft Expo will offer the work of about 100 artisans. Food and live entertainment will be available.

The Fall Fest of Fine Art and the Christmas Craft Expo will be held at the Ocean City Convention Center from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission includes both events, and is $4 for adults, $3 for ages 13-17 and members of AARP and $1 for children 12 and under. Call 410-524-9177.

Disc go round

Our Red Frisbee, a photography exhibition by Robbie Vorhaus of 25 large-scale color prints, will have its opening reception from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Gallery V! in New York City. Our Red Frisbee is a continuing project by Vorhaus intended to illustrate a "universal connection of spirit and play." His inspiration came while shopping for beach supplies for his children in eastern Long Island, when he came across a red flying disc. He began requesting to take pictures of people holding the disc whenever he felt a connection. He has taken more than 100 images throughout the globe, including in the Dominican Republic, England, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, South Africa, the United States and Zimbabwe. Pope John Paul II blessed the red disc as a "peace offering" at the Vatican in December 1997.

Gallery V! is at 1700 Broadway, 16th Floor, New York City. Its entrance is on 53rd Street between Seventh Avenue and Broadway. To attend the reception, contact Jennifer Lopez at jlopez@vorhaus.com or call 212-554-7438. The exhibit can be seen Mondays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. until March 2004 and by appointment.

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