Annual Washington Antiques Show
Antiques fans will want to head to Washington this weekend. The annual Washington Antiques Show runs today through Saturday at the Omni Shoreham Hotel. More than 45 antiques dealers from across the United States and Canada will display their wares, including furniture, paintings, rugs and decorative arts.
This year's show, the 49th annual, features the theme of Women of Metal. An exhibit of works by 18th- and 19th-century women silversmiths will be on display, with items on loan from the permanent collection of the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Also, works by 19th-century Russian artist Maria Semenova, on loan from the Hillwood Museum and Gardens, will be exhibited.
At 11 a.m. today, there will be a lecture luncheon with artist, author and collector Nancy Valentine. Tickets are $70. From 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. tomorrow, exhibitors will conduct "Dealer Chats" with the public for free. At 7 p.m., there will be a "Young Collectors Dance" with live music and dinner. Tickets are $150.
Proceeds from the antiques show benefit the Thrift Shop Charities.
The Washington Antiques Show runs from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and tomorrow and from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St. N.W., Washington. Admission is $15 and includes an illustrated show catalog. Call 202-965-0640 or visit www.washingtonantiques.org for more information.
Doc Watson at Weinberg
Doc Watson and Sam Bush perform together tomorrow at the Weinberg Center for the Arts in Frederick. Watson blends bluegrass, country, gospel and blues. A singer and picker, he plays mountain-fiddle tunes on a flattop guitar. Bush is a mandolin virtuoso and a founding father of the New Grass Revival. The two men play at 7:30 p.m.
On Saturday, the group Brave Old World brings its unique sound to the Weinberg Center. Melding klezmer, classical and jazz music, the group presents an innovative and improvisational show. Members are vocalist and violinist Michael Alpert, klezmer accordionist and pianist Alan Bern, clarinetist Kurt Bjorling and bassist, percussionist and cimbalom player Stuart Brotman. They play at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
Shows take place at the Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick. Tickets for Doc Watson and Sam Bush are $20, $35 and $40. Tickets for Brave Old World are $15, $20 and $25. Call 301-228-2828 or visit www.weinbergcenter.org.
Civil War Museum holds open house
Through January, the Grand Army of the Republic Civil War Museum and Library in Philadelphia presents a series of free open-house programs from noon to 5 p.m. on Sundays. This Sunday's presentation is "The Underground Railroad, a Historical Perspective" by Pat Fairburn at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Also, tours of the museum and its extensive collection of Civil War memorabilia, artifacts and photos will be offered.
Other presentations will be "Lincoln at Gettysburg" by Lincoln historian Hugh Boyle on Jan. 18 and "The Lives of Two Civil War Women, a Gettysburg Civilian and a Vivandiere" by Jennifer Shaw and Viola Smithcors on Jan. 25.
The Grand Army of the Republic Civil War Museum and Library is at 4278 Griscom St., Philadelphia. Free admission. Call 215-289-6484 or visit garmuslib.org for more information.