Free and Easy: Veterans Day wreath-laying, disco inferno trivia, International Games Day

November 10, 2013
Magician Zanin Ivano. Courtesy of the Kennedy Center
Italian magician Zanin Ivano will perform Wednesday at the Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage. (Courtesy of the Kennedy Center)

The Going Out Guide recommends free things to do for every day of the week.

MONDAY

Veterans Day National Observance

In honor of Veterans Day, observe the wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery. Afterwards, there will be a ceremony in the Memorial Amphitheatre. Show up early to ensure that you get through security in time. It should reach capacity about 10:30 a.m.

11 a.m. Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington. 877-907-8585. www.arlingtoncemetery.mil.

TUESDAY

Origins of the Afro pick

Sally-Ann Ashton, curator of the Fitzwilliam Museum of the University of Cambridge, talks about her exhibit "Origins of the Afro Comb: 6,000 Years of Culture, Politics, and Identity" and displays a few artifacts from the show. Ashton also is collecting stories about the Afro comb, and visitors are encouraged to share their experiences on the Afro Comb online project.

10:30 a.m. Anacostia Community Museum, 1901 Fort Pl. SE. www.anacostia.si.edu. 202-633-4844. Reservations required by phone.

WEDNESDAY

'The Magic World of Alan'

Bring the kids to the Kennedy Center to see Italian master magician Zanin Ivano in his American debut as a part of the Kids Euro Festival 2013.

6 p.m. Kennedy Center, Millennium Stage, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600. www.kennedy-center.org.

THURSDAY

Disco inferno trivia

Bone up on '70s pop culture, history and politics to win a prize at the National Portrait Gallery's monthly trivia night. In keeping with this month's 1970s theme, disco music will be played. If all that thinking and dancing makes you hungry, snacks will be available for purchase at the Courtyard Café.

6:30 p.m. National Portrait Gallery, Kogod Courtyard, Eighth and F streets NW. 202- 633-8300. www.npg.si.edu.

FRIDAY

'Saving Private Ryan'

The National Archives is hosting a film festival in honor of director Stephen Spielberg, who this year received the Records of Achievement Award from the Foundation for the National Archives. His 1998 World War II drama, "Saving Private Ryan," kicks things off. The other films are "E.T., The Extra-Terrestrial" (Saturday at noon), "Amistad" (Saturday at 7 p.m.) and Lincoln (Nov. 18 at 7 p.m.)

7 p.m. National Archives, William G. McGowan Theatre, 700 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 866-272-6272. www.archivesfoundation.org.

SATURDAY

International Games Day

In celebration of International Games Day, the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library will host all-ages, all-day gameplay. Participants can choose from a wide selection of card games, board games and video games. There also will be a Mario Kart Wii tournament from noon to 2 p.m. in the Teen Space, plus a tutorial on the Yu-Gi-Oh trading card game, with free cards for participants courtesy of Konami, the International Games Day sponsor. Several libraries in the District are participating, so visit www.dclibrary.org to find a location near you.

9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW. 202-727-0321. www.dclibrary.org/mlk.

SUNDAY

Historic Restaurants of Washington

John DeFerrari, author, "Streets of Washington" blogger and native Washingtonian, will lead a conversation on early restaurants in Washington, including the China Doll Gourmet, Garfinckel's Greenbrier, Ben's Chili Bowl and Roma Restaurant in Cleveland Park. DeFerrari also will sign copies of his book "Historic Restaurants of Washington D.C."

2 p.m. Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital, 921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. 202-549-4172. www.hillcenterdc.org. Registration required.

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