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District Community Events April 21-28, 2005

Thursday, April 21, 2005;

Thursday 21

BECOMING AN AMERICAN CITIZEN, Alfonso Aguilar, chief of the Office of Citizenship, discusses the rights, privileges and responsibilities of citizenship, noon, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW. Free. 202-727-1261.

NATIVE AMERICAN STORYTELLING, Lloyd Arneach, a member of the Eastern Band Cherokee tribe, tells old and new stories about the Cherokees and other tribes, noon today, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Friday and Saturday, National Museum of the American Indian, Fourth Street and Independence Avenue SW. Free. 202-633-1000.

CLASSICAL RECITAL, tenor Keith Craig and pianist Stanley Thurston, 12:15-12:45 p.m., National City Christian Church, 5 Thomas Cir. NW. Free. 202-232-0323.

GIZA PYRAMID LECTURE, architectural engineer Craig B. Smith, author of "How the Great Pyramid Was Built," discusses why scholars, engineers and architects are fascinated with the pyramid, and talks about his own computer modeling of it, a reception follows, 6:30 p.m., National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. $15; reservations required. 202-272-2448.

SUPREME COURT JUSTICES, NBC News bureau chief Tim Russert moderates a discussion of the Constitution by Sandra Day O'Connor, Antonin Scalia and Stephen Breyer, 7 p.m., National Archives, Constitution Avenue NW, between Seventh and Ninth streets. Free; reservations required. 202-501-5000.

ETHEL MERMAN FILM, "Call Me Madam" (1953), co-starring Donald O'Connor and George Sanders, music by Irving Berlin, 7 p.m., Library of Congress, Madison Building, Mary Pickford Theater, 101 Independence Ave. SE. Free; reservations recommended. 202-707-5677.

NAVY BAND HARP AND FLUTE DUO, 7 p.m., Navy Museum, Building 76, 901 M St. SE. Free; reservations required. 202-433-6897.

"HUMBLE BOYS" PLAY, by Charlotte Jones, about a man who returns home for his father's funeral and attempts a reconciliation with his vain mother, 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays, 2:30 and 8 p.m. Saturdays, 2:30 p.m. Sundays, through May 22, Washington Stage Guild, 1901 14th St. NW. Friday and Saturday evenings, $30; other performances, $28. 240-582-0050.

Friday 22

STEEL DRUM MUSIC, PanMasters, 10 and 11:30 a.m., Smithsonian, S.D. Ripley Center, Discovery Theater, 1100 Jefferson Dr. SW. $5; ages 2-16, $4; 1 and younger, free. 202-357-1500.

Saturday 23

"STREET POETRY" EVENT, Washington Wizards team member Etan Thomas and others read from their works; a panel discussion of the role of poetry in society; and more, noon-3 p.m., Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW. Free. 202-727-2122.

CHORAL RECITAL, the Suspicious Cheese Lords a cappella ensemble performs works by early American composer William Billings, 1:30 p.m., sponsored by the Society of the Cincinnati, Anderson House, 2118 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Free. 202-785-2040, Ext. 499.

Sunday 24

MUSEUM CLASSICAL RECITAL, fortepianist Penelope Crawford and organist Stephen Ackert perform works written by J.C. Bach, Haydn, Mozart and Boyce in honor of the museum's exhibit of portrait painter Gilbert Stuart's works, 6:30 p.m., National Gallery of Art, West Building Garden Court, 600 Constitution Ave. NW. Free. 202-842-6941.

Monday 25

UDC JAZZ CONCERT, performances by the UDC Jazz Ensemble, the Howard University Jazz Ensemble and the University of Maryland Jazz Ensemble, 8 p.m., University of the District of Columbia, Building 46-West, Recital Hall, 4200 Connecticut Ave. NW. $15. 202-274-5803.

Tuesday 26

CELLO RECITAL, cellist Graham Walker and pianist Chris Whitton, 12:10 p.m., Church of the Epiphany, 13th and G streets NW. Free. 202-347-2635, Ext. 18.

Wednesday 27

ARCHIVES BOOK TALKS, former U.S. Marine helicopter pilot Quang X. Pham discusses his book "A Sense of Duty: My Father, My American Journey," about his immigration to the United States as a child and his later reunion with his father, a South Vietnamese Air Force pilot who was imprisoned for 12 years by the Communists in Vietnam, noon; Ken D. Ackerman discusses his book "Boss Tweed: The Life and Legacy of the Corrupt Pol Who Conceived the Soul of Modern New York," about William Marcy Tweed, who tried to control New York City's judges, mayors and others in 1860s and 1870s, 7 p.m., National Archives, Constitution Avenue NW, between Seventh and Ninth streets. Free; reservations required. 202-501-5000.

HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR LECTURE, Martin Weiss, a native of Polano, Czechoslovakia, discusses how he survived a ghetto and the Auschwitz-Birkenau and Mauthausen concentration camps until U.S. troops freed him in May 1945, 1 p.m., U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, 100 Raoul Wallenberg Pl. SW. Free. 202-488-0427.

Thursday 28

ANACOSTIA PARK POLLUTION, the National Park Service hosts a meeting to inform the public of cleanup options for the Washington Gas -- East Station Superfund Site in Anacostia Park; Park Service representatives also discuss the risks of contamination, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Earth Conservation Corps, Mathew Henson Center, 200 Half St. SE. Free. 202-690-5185.

-- Compiled by GERRI MARMER

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