District Community Events March 9-16, 2006

District Community Events March 9-16, 2006

Thursday, March 9, 2006

Thursday 9

STRING MUSICIAN COMPETITION, semifinals for the Johansen International Competition, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. today and Friday; finals, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Charles Sumner School, 1201 17th St. NW. Free. 202-333-2075.

HISTORICAL RECIPES, Dorothy Height discusses a cookbook created by the National Council of Negro Women and its recipes by famous women, such as Harriett Tubman, noon, Mary McLeod Bethune Council House National Historic Site, 1318 Vermont Ave. NW. Free. 202-673-2402.

GALLERY ART TALK, Philip Leonard discusses "Amorous Intrigues and Painterly Refinement: The Art of Frans van Mieris," noon, National Gallery of Art, West Building Rotunda, 600 Constitution Ave. NW. Free. 202-737-4215.

TENOR RECITAL, Darryl Taylor performs art songs, arias and oratorios, 6 p.m., Kennedy Center, Millennium Stage, 2700 F St. NW. Free. 202-467-4600.

BANFF MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL, "Return2Sender: Bug Out" (2005), about a 10-year-old mountain climber; "The Magic Mountain" (2005), about an educator who hikes through the Himalayas; "Harvest Moon" (2005), about a new route on Thalay Sagar mountain in India; "The Hatch" (2005), about the ecosystem of Colorado's Gunnison River Gorge; "Balancing Point" (2004), 7 p.m., National Geographic Society, 17th and M streets NW. $20. 202-857-7700.

JAZZ CONCERT, vocalist Gretchen Parlato, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m., Kennedy Center, Terrace Gallery, 2700 F St. NW. $15. 202-467-4600.

WASHINGTON STAGE GUILD, members perform George Bernard Shaw's "Fanny's First Play," a comedy-within-a-comedy about critics and playwrights, 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays, 2:30 and 8 p.m. Saturdays, 2:30 p.m. Sundays, through April 2, Arena Stage, 1901 14th St. NW. Friday and Saturday evenings, $35; other performances, $30. 240-582-0050.

Friday 10

ART TALK, conservation specialist Tatiana Ausema discusses the paintings of Morris Louis, 12:30 p.m., Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Independence Avenue and Seventh Street SW. Free. 202-633-1000.

WEST POINT GLEE CLUB, concert, 6 p.m., Kennedy Center, Millennium Stage, 2700 F St. NW. Free. 202-467-4600.

DUTCH " BLUEBIRD" FILM, for ages 15 and older, about a teenager who nurtures her disabled younger brother and becomes the target of school bullies, in Dutch with English subtitles, 6:30 p.m., National Gallery of Art, East Building, 600 Constitution Ave. NW. Free. 202-842-6252.

JAPANESE INTERNMENT PLAY, for ages 9 and older, "Citizen 13559: The Journal of Ben Uchida," an adaptation of Barry Denenberg's book about a Japanese American boy's internment in a camp for Japanese citizens in California during World War II, 7 p.m. Friday, 1 and 3:30 p.m. Saturday, other performances through March 26, call for complete schedule, Kennedy Center, Family Theater, 2700 F St. NW. $15. 202-467-4600.

BANFF MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL, "Grand Canyon Dreams" (2005), about paragliding in the canyon; "Sur le Fil Des 4000" (2005), about Alpine climbers; "The Tangerine Dream" (2005), about the Teton Gravity Research team; "Middle Kaweah" (2004), about a river in Sierra Nevada; "Cavewoman" (2005), about a Scottish climber, 7 p.m., National Geographic Society, 17th and M streets NW. $20. 202-857-7700.


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