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Trips: road trips, regional events

February 26, 2004|By Greg Romano and Lori Sears

Horse World Expo

It's all about horses this weekend in Harrisburg, Pa. Tomorrow through Sunday, the Pennsylvania Horse World Expo takes over the Farm Show Complex, filling more than 180,000 square feet of exhibit space with 450 vendor booths. Merchandise includes everything from 50-cent hoof picks to $60,000 trailers.

Clinicians will present more than 100 equine-related demonstrations and lectures. Visitors can watch mounted demonstrations and a parade of breeds, and see the region's top stallions at the "Stallion Avenue" presentation.

Tomorrow and Saturday evening, visitors can watch the choreographed musical show Theatre Equus, A Musical Equine Revue, with trick-riding, classical dressage, precision drill teams, speeding chariots, equine comics and more. Admission to the musical show is not included in the regular show admission; tickets must be purchased separately.

The Horse World Expo runs noon-8 p.m. tomorrow, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday at the Farm Show Complex, Cameron and Maclay streets, Harrisburg. $10; $5 ages 10-14; free for ages under 10. "Theatre Equus" will be presented at 8:30 p.m. tomorrow-Saturday at the Farm Show Complex. $12-$18. Call 301-916-0852 or visit www. horseworldexpo.com.

`Dora the Explorer'

Calling all preschoolers: Dora, the precocious 7-year-old from Nickelodeon's Dora the Explorer, is coming to the Warner Theatre in Washington Wednesday. The stage show Dora the Explorer Live! - Search for the City of Lost Toys, features the Latina adventurer, her best friend, Boots, and other familiar characters as they embark on a new adventure.

The bilingual Dora communicates in both English and Spanish. She also teaches Spanish words to the audience. Dora's adventure takes her and her pals through jungles, rainforests and to far-away beaches.

Performances are at 7 p.m. Wednesday, 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. March 4, 7 p.m. March 5, 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. March 6 and 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. March 7 at the Warner Theatre, 1299 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., Washington. $15-$35. Visit www.ticketmaster.com or call 410-481-SEAT.

Hat exhibit

The Smithsonian's Anacostia Museum and Center for African American History and Culture in Washington is offering guided tours of Crowns: Portraits of Black Women in Church Hats, an exhibition running through Sunday.

Based on Michael Cunningham and Craig Marberry's best-selling book of the same name, the exhibit celebrates black women's passion for wearing hats to church. On display are 30 black-and-white photographs by Cunningham. The exhibition also features text from interviews by Marberry.

The exhibit runs through Sunday at the Smithsonian's Anacostia Museum and Center for African American History and Culture, 1901 Fort Place S.E., Washington. Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Free. Call 202-287-3306 or visit www.ana costia.si.edu.

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