CHORAL CONCERT, the Jubilate Children's Choir of Chicago performs Charles Davidson's "I Never Saw Another Butterfly," based on poetry written by Jewish children in the Terezin concentration camp during World War II, 6 p.m., Kennedy Center, Grand Foyer, 2700 F St. NW. Free. 202-467-4600.
D.C. TAX-FREE SHOPPING, sales tax will be waived Friday through Dec. 5 for clothing, shoes and accessories costing $100 or less. 202-724-8105.
NATIVE AMERICAN HISTORY, "The Gift," a 1998 documentary about the significance of corn to the spiritual and economic aspects of Native American culture, 12:15 p.m., National Museum of the American Indian, Fourth Street and Independence Avenue SW. Free. 202-633-1000.
FRENCH FILMS, Jean-Luc Godard's "Contempt" (1964), starring Brigitte Bardot, Jack Palance and Fritz Lang, about a wife's contempt for her scriptwriter husband and his efforts to find the source of it, 3 p.m. Friday; Godard's "Two or Three Things I Know About Her" (1966), starring Marina Vlady as a housewife who works as a prostitute, 4 p.m. Sunday, both in French with English subtitles, National Gallery of Art, East Building, 600 Constitution Ave. NW. Free. 202-842-6799.
CHILDREN'S THEATER, for ages 5 and older, members of Theater Terra perform "Frog and His Friends," a musical puppet show about a frog who does not want to move but conquers his fears, 3:30 and 7:30 p.m. Friday, 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Kennedy Center, Terrace Theater, 2700 F St. NW. $14. 202-467-4600.
"A CHRISTMAS CAROL," Martin Rayner stars in a play adaptation of the Charles Dickens story about miser Ebenezer Scrooge and his discovery of redemption, 7:30 p.m. Fridays, 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, noon Dec. 8, 9, 15 and 16, through Jan. 2, no performances Nov. 25, Dec. 24 or 25, no evening performance Jan. 2, Ford's Theatre, 511 10th St. NW. $25-$48. 202-347-4833.
ROCK CREEK PARK HIKE, for ages 7 and older, a park ranger leads a moderately strenuous three-mile hike and discusses the Native Americans who once lived in the area, 10 a.m., Rock Creek Park Nature Center, 5200 Glover Rd. NW. Free. 202-895-6070.
GEORGETOWN HISTORY TOUR, for all ages, a park ranger leads a walk and discusses pre-revolutionary homes in the Georgetown area, 11 a.m., meet at Old Stone House, 3051 M St. NW. Free. 202-426-6851.
POST OFFICE PAVILION CONCERTS, Washington Jazz Quartet, 1-4 p.m. Saturday; Todd Marcus Jazz Orchestra, 2-5 p.m. Sunday; classical guitarist Dennis Sobin, noon-1 p.m. Monday, Old Post Office Pavilion, 1100 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Free. 202-289-4224.
"PETER AND THE WOLF," Emil de Cou conducts the National Symphony Orchestra and the Magic Circle Mime Company in a performance of the Prokofiev classic, 3 p.m. Saturday, 1 and 3 p.m. Sunday, Kennedy Center, Concert Hall, 2700 F St. NW. $18, $15. 202-467-4600.
ORNAMENTAL CONCRETE WORKSHOP, museum staff members help visitors create crafts, such as paperweights, using fast-setting concrete and decorating it with glass marbles and beads, materials provided, 1-4 p.m., National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. $5 per piece. 202-272-2448.
ART EXHIBIT TALK, a museum staff member discusses "Dan Flavin: A Retrospective," 1 p.m., National Gallery of Art, East Building, 600 Constitution Ave. NW. Free. 202-737-4215.
WREATH WORKSHOP, cathedral greenhouse staff members teach how to create a wreath using herbs, foliage, succulents and other plants, all materials provided, 2 p.m. Sunday at the greenhouse, 6 p.m. Tuesday in the museum store, Washington National Cathedral, Massachusetts and Wisconsin avenues NW. $30; prepaid registration required. 202-537-6263.
SOUL MUSIC DOCUMENTARY, D.A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus's "Only the Strong Survive: A Celebration of Soul" (2002), a tribute to musicians of the 1960s and 1970s, includes interviews with Wilson Pickett, Mary Wilson, Isaac Hayes and others, 2:45 p.m., City Museum of Washington, D.C., 801 K St. NW. $10; seniors and students, $5. Free with museum admission: $7; reservations required. 202-383-1809.