(March 25-May 1) PANDA-MATION If you miss Tai Shan, our native-born bear now living in China, you can get your fix with a panda of another stripe at American University's Katzen Arts Center. Running through May 1st, Kung Fu Panda and a menagerie of other computer-animated characters come to life during the exhibit ANIMAR-TE featuring original drawings and movable models used in cartoon movies.
(March 25) JOSEPH ARTHUR You can have a bear of a time in Vienna, Virginia tonight with singer-songwriter Joseph Arthur tonight at 8 p.m. The Akron, Ohio native brings a decade's worth of intricately produced atmospheric-pop to Jammin' Java along one of Vienna's main drags, Maple Avenue East.
(March 26) KING OF BASS And the Montpelier Arts Center gets the regal treatment tomorrow night at 8 p.m. from the James King Quartet. The contrabass-man brings panache, versatility and friends to the familiar venue in Riverdale for a jazzed-up Friday night.
Virginia's attorney general Ken Cuccinelli will face former Democratic National Committee chairman Terry McAuliffe in November to become Virginia's 72nd governor.