Thurgood Marshall Remembered, a National Park Service ranger discusses the life of the 20th-century Supreme Court justice. 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., Lincoln Memorial, 23rd Street NW and West Potomac Park. Free. Joseph Mohr, 202-359-1532.
Behind the scenes cathedral tour, for age 11 and older, see gargoyles, stained-glass windows and climb a lot of stairs to view the city from on high; take a camera. 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. most weekdays, Washington National Cathedral, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. $15. 202-537-6200.
“A Life: The Story of Lady Bird Johnson,”
Charles Guggenheim’s 1992 documentary that celebrates the former first lady’s life from a remote Texas town to her marriage to one of the most powerful and complex men in American politics. Noon, National Archives, McGowan Theater, Constitution Avenue and Ninth Street NW. Free. 202-357-5000.
Renwick Sit ’n’ Stitch, for all abilities, specialists teach types of stitching. 12:30 p.m., Renwick Gallery, Palm Court, 17th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Free. 202-633-1000 or www.americanart.si.edu/calendar.
Bioethics and human rights, a group of distinguished speakers discuss issues surrounding bioethics and human rights at a panel in honor of international Human Rights Day. 1 p.m., Library of Congress, Madison Building, Mumford Room, 101 Independence Ave. SE. Free. 202-707-1492.
“Love on the Range,” performance, Nat Love, a cattle driver of the American West, talks to visitors before he sets out on the trail with the herd, and talks about making a decent cowhand, reading brands, rounding up steers, fighting off rustlers and delivering longhorns on time and with few losses. 2:30 p.m. Thursdays except Dec. 27, National Museum of American History, first floor, east wing by the John Bull locomotive, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Free. 202-633-1000.
Cathedral tour: Angels High and Low,
for age 10 and older, docents examine the angel statuary, tapestries, wood carvings and other mediums. 3 p.m., Washington National Cathedral, West-End Docent Station, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. $10. 202-537-6200.
Holiday music, organist Thom Guthrie performs a work by Jean Langlais based on the legend of St. Nicholas, and other seasonal pieces. 5:30 p.m., First Congregational United Church of Christ, 10th and G streets NW. Free. 202-628-4317.
Tudor nights: Deck the halls, for age 21 and older, drink spiced ginger punch and enjoy seasonal hors d’oeuvres in the festively trimmed mansion. 6-8 p.m., Tudor Place, 1644 31st St. NW. $15. 202-965-0400. Registration: deckthehallsattudorplace.eventbrite.com.
Ray Abshire, accordionist and vocalist, a program of Cajun music. 6 p.m., Kennedy Center, Millennium Stage, 2700 F St. NW. Free. 202-467-4600.