Free and Easy: Zora Neale Hurston birthday, Winternational, Basics of Developing Personal Style

"Sokna" pigment print on adhesive fabric, 2013. By Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann and Michael B. Platt

"Sokna" from the "Common Ground" exhibition at Honfleur Gallery. Pigment print on adhesive fabric, 2013. By Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann and Michael B. Platt

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

MONDAY

Yiddish Art Trio

Enjoy traditional Yiddish tunes, improvised numbers and new compositions by the New York-based klezmer trio of accordionist Patrick Farrell, bassist-vocalist Benjy Fox-Rosen and clarinet player Michael Winograd.

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

TUESDAY

Zora Neale Hurston birthday celebration

The Hurston/Wright Foundation will host the celebration. The program will feature writers the poet E. Ethelbert Miller, Washington Post columnist Courtland Milloy and A'Lelia Bundles, author of "The Joy Goddess of Harlem: A'Lelia Walker and the Harlem Renaissance," who will read excerpts of Hurston's work

6:30 p.m. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW. 202-442-7601. 

WEDNESDAY

'American Women: Long and Winding Road'

Robyn Muncy, associate professor of history at the University of Maryland, lectures about the beginning of the women's rights movement, from the work of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony in the mid-1800s to the ratification of the 19th Amendment in 1920. Muncy will be joined by historic reenactor and Fairfax County history commissioner Lynn Garvey Hodge, who will portray Mrs. Robert Walker, a Maryland-based suffragist and Quaker who was arrested at the White House on July 14, 1917, and served time at the Occoquan Workhouse. The lecture is the first in a five-part series hosted by the Workhouse Arts Center.

7:30 p.m. Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Rd., Lorton. 703-584-2900. Free, but $10 donation suggested. www.workhousearts.org.

THURSDAY

Winternational

Rescheduled from Dec. 6 due to bad weather, Winternational offers the chance to experience winter traditions from across the globe. The event will feature a gingerbread cookie decorating station, performances and cultural exhibitions. Need more wooing? Complimentary hot cocoa, apple cider and cookies will be provided.

2-5 p.m. Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 13300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202-312-1300. www.itcdc.com.

FRIDAY

'Common Ground'

Head to Honfleur Gallery for the opening reception for "Common Ground," an exhibition of works by painter Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann and photographer Michael B. Platt. First shown at the Grace Teshima Gallery in Paris, "Common Ground" is described as "a dialogue between a painter and a digital photographer."

6 p.m. Honfleur Gallery, 1241 Good Hope Rd. SE. 202-365-8392. www.honfleurgallery.com.

SATURDAY

Book reading

Contributors to "Defying Gravity," an anthology of fiction by local female writers, will read excerpts. Edited by Richard Peabody, who will be in attendance, it is the sixth book in the "Grace & Gravity" anthology series.

3:30 p.m. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919. www.politics-prose.com.

SUNDAY

Basics of Developing Personal Style

Is your wardrobe feeling a bit bland or impersonal? Tenley-Friendship Gallery is partnering with Knowledge Commons DC to present a workshop to help you jumpstart your personal style, from clothing to accessories.

1 p.m. Tenley-Friendship Library, 4450 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-727-1488. www.dclibrary.org/tenley.

A previous version of this post included a Craft Hang Out event on Tuesday. The event has been canceled.

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