District Community Events April 19-May 3, 2007

District Community Events April 19-May 3, 2007

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Thursday 19

"ROMEO AND JULIET," performed by students from the university's drama department. 7:30 p.m. today-Friday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Catholic University, Hartke Theatre, 3801 Harewood Rd. NE. $12; seniors, $8. 202-319-4000.

SMITHSONIAN CRAFT SHOW, basketry, ceramics, furniture, glass, jewelry, metal, paper, mixed media and wearable art. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. today-Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, National Building Museum, Fourth and F NW. $15; seniors and students, $12. 888-832-9554 or http://www.smithsoniancraftshow.org.

A POET'S LIFE, poet Jonathan Galassi, president of Farrar, Straus & Giroux Publishers, discusses "A Part-Time Poet: A Life in Publishing and Letters." 7 p.m., Catholic University, Caldwell Auditorium, 620 Michigan Ave. NE. Free. 202-319-5488.

"ZIDANE: A 21ST-CENTURY PORTRAIT," about soccer player Zinedine Zidane, in French and Spanish with English subtitles. 8 p.m., Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Seventh and Independence SW. Free. 202-633-1000.

Friday 20

RAIN FOREST ANIMALS, naturalists show a boa constrictor, a caiman, an iguana and other tough-skinned species that inhabit rain forests. 10:15 and 11:30 a.m. Friday, noon Saturday, S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Dr. SW. $6; ages 2-16, $5; 1 and younger, free. 202-357-1500.

ZORA NEAL HURSTON REMEMBERED, Lucy Anne Hurston discusses her biography of her aunt "Speak, So You Can Speak Again: The Life of Zora Neale Hurston." 10 a.m., Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW. Free. 202-727-1161.

CHILDREN'S ART, for ages 3-5, arts educator Judith Gravitz leads movement and storytelling activities to teach about contemporary art. 10:15 a.m., Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Seventh and Independence SW. Free; reservations required. 202-633-3382.

"CINDERELLA," for ages 6-12, performed by the Washington National Opera. 10:30 a.m., West End Neighborhood Library, 1101 24th St. NW. Free. 202-724-8707.

"GOLGATHA," readings from Shmuel Refael's play of Sephardic memories of the Holocaust, a panel discussion follows. Noon, Library of Congress, Madison Building, Mary Pickford Theater, 101 Independence Ave. SE. Free. 202-707-9798.

EUCLID AND DEGAS QUARTETS, the string instrumentalists perform works by Debussy, Mendelssohn and Armando Bayolo, 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium; composer Bayolo and quartet members discuss a new work, 6:15 p.m., Library of Congress, Jefferson Building, Whittall Pavilion, 10 First St. SE. Free tickets available by phone, $2 service charge per ticket plus $1.25 per phone order. 301-808-6900 or 202-432-7328.

MUSIC RECITAL, Levine School of Music students and faculty perform Jimi Hendrix's "Purple Haze," Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" and "Spring" from Vivaldi's "The Four Seasons," and more. 7:30 p.m., American University's Greenberg Theater, 4200 Wisconsin Ave. NW. $30; seniors, $20. 202-686-8000, Ext. 1615.

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