Out & About
Carlson, Kristy T., The Washington Times (Washington, DC)
THE CAT'S MEOW
No, the musical "Cats" is not in town, but these frisky felines may be the next best thing. See the antics of four members of the Friskies Cat Team as they perform tricks at the Friskies/CFA National Capital Cat Show to demonstrate how a household cat can be trained. Plus, the Fancy Feast cat will put in a special appearance. The show runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Capital Expo Center, Route 28 and Willard Road, Chantilly. $7. 800/725-4CAT.
SUNDAY IN THE PARK
The Takoma Park Folk Festival offers food, games, crafts, dancing and, of course, a variety of folk music from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., rain or shine, on Sunday at the Takoma Park Middle School, 7611 Piney Branch Road. The festival, which turns 20 this year, will be preceded by a Cajun dance and workshop Saturday from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the middle school. $10 for the workshop, free admission to the festival. 301/891-3591.
UNDER THE BIG TOP
Ladies and gentlemen, children of all ages, the Clyde Beatty-Cole Bros. Circus is back in town. See the feats of tiger choreographer Khristopher Glenn Allen, 13-year-old Hula-Hooper Diana Koupchick and animal trainer Colleen Perkins. Show times are 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. tomorrow; 1:30, 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; and 1:30 and 4:30 p.m. Sunday at Route 28 and Waxpool Road (adjacent to Wal-Mart), Sterling, Va. 703/430-6789.
You're allowed to get crabby at the 31st annual Maryland Seafood Festival from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. tomorrow, Saturday and Sunday at Sandy Point State Park on Route 50 near Annapolis. (If you get to the Bay Bridge, you've gone too far.) Feast on Chesapeake Bay seafood specialties, enjoy continuous live performances, participate in the volleyball tournament or browse among regional arts and crafts. $6. 410/268-7682.
These aren't your garden-variety goldfish. See a colorful range of Japanese koi from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the ZNA Potomac Koi Club's sixth annual show. Watch as fish are judged by an international koi expert; winners will be awarded ribbons. …