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Sunday, March 13, 2005; Page M06

Arts and Crafts

PYSANKA WORKSHOP -- Today at 2 p.m. Learn to make the traditional Ukrainian Easter egg. Ukrainian Catholic National Shrine, 4250 Harewood Rd. NE. $15. 202-526-3737.

SOAP MAKING -- Saturday at 10 a.m. Learn to make soap from scratch from Scott Blackson, the founder and C.E.O. of The Soap Fairy, Inc. First Class Inc., 1726 20th St. NW. $35. 202-797-5102.


RUSTED ROOT -- Monday at 7:30 p.m. The rockers, influenced by African, Middle Eastern and Latin American music, made it big in the mid-90's with singles like "Send Me on My Way." 9:30 club, 815 V St. NW. $25. 202-265-0930.

MENOMENA -- Today at 9 p.m. Experimental rock from the Portland, Ore., band, with Pit Er Pat. Black Cat, 1811 14th St. NW. $7. 202-667-7960.

THE CARIBBEAN -- Thursday at 9 p.m. Jazzy pop, with Portions Toll. Black Cat, 1811 14th St. NW. $5. 202-667-7960.


BOSMADANCE -- Wednesday at 6 p.m. Contemporary dance from award-winning soloist Meisha Bosma, including selections from "Cinderella," "In Plaster" and "Hereafter." Eileen Schwartz also performs "I Love, I Don't." Kennedy Center, 2700 F St. NW. Free. 202-467-4600.

THE SHELLEY OLIVER TAP DANCERS -- Saturday at 8 p.m. and March 20 at 4 p.m. The troupe performs jazz tap to music from the David Leonhardt Jazz Group. Dance Place, 3225 8th St. NE. $18, seniors, professional artists, teachers and students $14, children 17 and younger $6. 202-269-1600.


LIDA MOSER -- Opens Friday. Through April 13. The pioneering American photographer, now 83 and retired in Rockville, shows some of her legendary photojournalism. Fraser Gallery, 1054 31st St. NW. Free. 202-298-6450.

GAMES, CONTESTS, AND ARTFUL PLAY IN JAPAN -- Opens Saturday. Through September 18. A supplement to the Sackler Gallery's Asian Games exhibition, the installation features popular Japanese games and contests like "sugoroku," a board game popularized during the Edo period (1603-1867), and "shogi," Japanese chess. The Freer Gallery of Art, Jefferson Drive and 12th Street SW. Free. 202-633-1000.


DARWIN'S NIGHTMARE -- Monday at 8 p.m. A documentary by Hubert Sauper about the Nile perch, a predatory fish that was introduced to Lake Victoria in the 1960's. Embassy of Austria, 3524 International Ct. NW. Free. 202-895-6776.

For Children

AMERICAN GIRLS TEA -- Today at 2 p.m. "American Girl" author Valerie Tripp signs her "Samantha" and "Josephina" books and talks about how she became a writer. Saint Ann's Academy Gymnasium, 4404 Wisconsin Ave. NW. $20, children $15. 202-352-1382.


YEAR! -- Monday and Tuesday at 10 and 11:30 a.m. Ages 9-14. Celebrate Einstein's birthday with physics experiments and find out why 1905 was such an important year for the famous scientist. Discovery Theater, 900 Jefferson Dr. SW. $5, children 16 and younger, $4. 202-357-1500.

Readings and Lectures

CHARLES O. ROSSOTTI -- Tuesday at 1 p.m. The former IRS commissioner and current senior advisor for the Carlyle Group discusses and signs his book, "Many Unhappy Returns: One Man's Quest to Turn Around the Most Unpopular Organization in America," his own story about trying to transform the IRS from an outdated bureaucracy to a 21st-century business. Barnes & Noble, 555 12th St. NW. Free. 202-347-0176.

MODIGLIANI: DISCOVERIES AND REVELATIONS -- Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. Kenneth Wayne, curator of modern art at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, presents findings from over 20 years of research on the artist. The Phillips Collection, 1600 21st St. NW. $10. 202-387-2151.

AT HOME WITH THE NOVEL -- Friday at 8 p.m. Karen Joy Fowler ("The Jane Austen Book Club"), Jane Hamilton ("A Map of the World") and Chang-rae Lee ("Aloft"), three novelists who explore domestic drama, read their latest works. A reception and signing follows. Folger Shakespeare Library, 201 East Capitol St. SE. Free. 202-544-7077.

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