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Trips: road trips, regional events

March 31, 2005|By Claire Wang

Textile exhibit

Explore the role that textiles played in the customs of Southeast Asia in the Textile Museum's exhibit Textiles for This World and Beyond: Treasures from Insular Southeast Asia. The 60-piece collection includes 19th- to 20th-century textiles in colors and patterns that indicate their use in daily life, social distinctions and ceremonies marking life transitions. The display includes carved and painted figurines depicting Central Java costumes and clothing from the early 20th century.

"Textiles for This World and Beyond: Treasures from Insular Southeast Asia" opens tomorrow and runs until Sept. 18. The museum is at 2320 S Street N.W., Washington. Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Sundays. Free admission, donations accepted. Call 202-667-0441 or visit www.textilemuseum.org

Wood show

Join Wheaton Village in its celebration of the medium of wood. Wildlife exhibits and crafts displays will give visitors the opportunity to examine wood's versatility in instruments, decoys, furniture and sculpture. Watch speed chopping and ax-throwing demonstrations at the Indian River Olde Time Lumberjack Show and talk with community organizations dedicated to the conservation of forests and wildlife. The festival also includes wood exhibits from the Down Jersey Folklife Center.

"Out of the Woods" wood show runs 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday at Wheaton Village, 1501 Glasstown Road, Millville, N.J. $7-$10 admission. Call 800-998-4552 or visit www.wheatonvillage.org

`Super Pet Expo'

Pet lovers won't want to miss the opportunity to see live animal entertainment, obtain advice on pet adoption and browse pet products. Children can watch a bird show, explore the petting zoo or get a chance to ride a camel or elephant. If you're interested in show business, representatives from AnimalActors.biz will be on hand to offer advice, or you can attend a Sunday audition for the Late Show with David Letterman's "Stupid Pet and Human Tricks."

The show runs 4 p.m.-9 p.m. tomorrow, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday at the Dulles Expo Center, 4368 Chantilly Shopping Center, Chantilly, Va. $5-$10 admission, kids 12 and under free tomorrow. Call 301-564-4050 or visit www.superpetexpo.com

-- Claire Wang

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