The Building Zone, for children 2-6 with an adult, children learn about building trades through play. 10
a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sundays, through Nov. 30, National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. $3. 202-272-2448.
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 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 or www.national
Garden sculpture safari,for children 2-5 with an adult, an exploration of a garden, an art project, songs and more. 10:30-
11:15 a.m., Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens, 4155 Linnean Ave. NW. $30. 202-686-5807 or www.hillwood
“Colors of Confinement: Rare Kodachrome Photographs of Japanese American Incarceration in World War II,”
Eric L. Muller discusses his book of photos taken by Bill Manbo, whose family was forced from their Hollywood home and into a Japanese American internment camp in Wyoming during World War II. Noon, National Archives, McGowan Theater, Constitution Avenue and Ninth Street NW. Free. 202-357-5000.
Renwick Sit ’n’ Stitch,for all abilities, specialists teach different types of stitching. 12:30 p.m., Renwick Gallery, Palm Court, 17th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Free. 202-633-1000 or http://americanart.si.edu.
Cathedral symbolism and iconography tour, a docent leads a tour and discusses how stories in the artwork unfold by decoding the symbols and icons. 3 p.m. Thursday, 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Washington National Cathedral, West End Docent Station, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. $10, reservations suggested. 202-537-
6200 or www.nationalcathedral.org.
“Marlin Underground,” Artist Dan Steinhilber and curator Jonathan Binstock discuss Steinhilber’s latest exhibit. 6:30 p.m., Kreeger Museum, 2401 Foxhall Rd. NW. Free, reservations required. 202-
338-3552 or visitorservices@kreeger
The Giants of Barcelona: Picasso, Miro, Dali and Gaudi, art critic Judy Pomeranz discusses the work of the artists, who all lived and worked in Barcelona. 6:45 p.m., S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Dr. SW. $30. 202-633-3030.
“Shall We Play That One Together?,”
Paul de Barros reads from and discusses his biography of jazz piano legend Marian McPartland, a question-and-answer session follows. 7 p.m., UDC, Recital Hall, Bldg. 46-West, 4200 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free. 202-274-
5803 or email@example.com.
“From Obscurity to Prominence: The Evolution of William H. Johnson,” Leslie King Hammond, founding director of the Center for Race and Culture with the Maryland Institute College of Art, discusses how recent interest in Johnson’s work led the U.S. Postal Service to issue a postage stamp honoring him. 7 p.m., Smithsonian American Art Museum, McEvoy Auditorium, Eighth and F streets NW. Free. 202-633-1000 or http://americanart.si.edu/calendar.