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Serving Salsa

With Maria Conchita Alonso as the host and stars like Albita, Ruben Blades, Celia Cruz, Johnny Pacheco and Gilberto Santa Rosa, Latin American rhythms will fill Avery Fisher Hall at 8 tonight. The musical direction is by Oscar Hernandez, musical director of Paul Simon's "Capeman." The occasion is "El Concierto por la Vida," a benefit for the Gay Men's Health Crisis, a leading provider of services and H.I.V.-prevention efforts for New York's Hispanic residents. The actress Rosie Perez and Moises Agosto of the National Minority Aid Council will be honored. Information: (212) 367-1111.

Tickets, Please

London aisles should fill with devotees of theater in coming days. At the Almeida Theater in the Islington section, the curtain goes up tomorrow on Frank McGuinness's adaptation of a rarely performed 1859 Russian play, "The Storm." Written by Aleksandr Ostrovsky, this story of a woman trapped in a passionless marriage inspired Janacek's opera "Katja Kabanova." Information: 011-44-171-359-4404. At the Donmar Warehouse, tonight brings a revival of the Stephen Sondheim-James Lapine musical "Into the Woods," staged by the Donmar's associate director, John Crowley. Information: 011-44-171-369-1732. And beginning on Wednesday at the Hampstead Theater, Ewan McGregor of the film "Trainspotting" will star in David Halliwell's 1966 comic and cruel "Little Malcolm and His Struggle Against the Eunuchs," about an art student's plot to overthrow authority. Information: 011-44-171-722-9301.

Father's Days

If you've always harbored a secret desire to to see George Washington's legendary false teeth (they're not wooden, incidentally), your chance is at hand. Beginning on Friday, the teeth, the iron key to the Bastille, four swords and Martha Washington's wedding slippers will be among 170 artifacts associated with the first President to go on display through Feb. 22 at the New-York Historical Society in the start of a national tour. The exhibition, "Treasures From Mount Vernon: George Washington Revealed," is the centerpiece of "George Washington 1999," a yearlong national commemoration of the 200th anniversary of Washington's death. Information: (212) 873-3400.

Poster Boys

Quick quiz: Who were Bialystok and Bloom? Answer: As movie aficionados know, they were the producers of the immortal musical "Springtime for Hitler" in the equally immortal 1967 Mel Brooks comedy, "The Producers." Rudy Franchi, a Boston poster dealer and consultant, said 100 posters for the fictitious musical were printed. Three were used in the film. The whereabouts of only one is known, and that will be auctioned on Saturday with some 300 posters from films like "King Kong," "Citizen Kane" and the Japanese version of "Casablanca" at the Skinner Gallery in Boston. Information: (617) 350-5400.



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