District Community Events April 3-10, 2008

District Community Events April 3-10, 2008

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Thursday 3

"PORTRAITS OF PRIVILEGE: READING COLONIAL AMERICAN PORTRAITS," Catherine Abrams discusses the meanings of symbols, props, poses and settings. 6:30 p.m. today, 2 p.m. April 11, Corcoran Gallery of Art, 500 17th St. NW. Free with gallery admission: $6; ages 6 and younger, free. 202-639-1774.

BLOSSOM BIKE RIDE, led by a National Park Service ranger, with stops to discuss the history of the cherry trees at the Tidal Basin. Bring a bike and water. Helmet required. 1 p.m. daily, today through April 12, meet at the base of the steps of Thomas Jefferson Memorial, 900 Ohio Dr. SW. Free. 202-619-7222.

"BLOOD WEDDING," Federico Garcia Lorca's play about young lovers facing the repressive traditions of Andalusia, Spain; in Spanish with English surtitles. 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays, through April 27, GALA Hispanic Theatre-Tivoli, 3333 14th St. NW. Thursdays and Sundays, $30; Fridays and Saturdays, $34; discounts for students, seniors and military; discount parking in the Giant parking garage on Park Road. 800-494-8497 or 202-234-7174 or http://www.galatheatre.org.

"REFLECTING ON THE GOSPEL OFJUDAS," Elaine Pagels, a Princeton University professor of religion, discusses the text of the so-called gospel published by the National Geographic Society in April 2006 and discusses how early Christians viewed the death of Jesus. 4 p.m., Smithsonian, S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Dr. SW. $30. 202-633-3030.

HIP-HOP ARTIST PORTRAIT, associate curator of photographs Frank Goodyear discusses David Scheinbaum's portrait of hip-hop performer Jean Grae. 6 p.m., National Portrait Gallery, Eighth and F streets NW. Free. 202-633-1000.

DANCE PERFORMANCE,"Contradiction Dance: An Exchange Between Life and Dance," a blend of modern, hip-hop, tap and jazz elements, plus storytelling. 6 p.m., Kennedy Center, Millennium Stage, 2700 F St. NW. Free. 202-467-4600.

"ROCK MY RELIGION" VIDEO COLLAGE, Dan Graham's text, film footage and performance examines the cultural phenomenon of rock-and-roll and its connection to religion. 6 p.m., Smithsonian American Art Museum, Eighth and F streets NW. Free. 202-633-1000.

AUTHOR TALK, NPR correspondent Doug Fine discusses his book "Farewell, My Subaru: An Epic Adventure in Local Living," about how he left the life of an Alaskan mountain man to live at a remote New Mexico ranch without using fossil fuels for a year. 7:30 p.m., National Geographic, 17th and M streets NW. $18. 202-857-7700.

"SEVEN GUITARS," LaTanya Richardson Jackson and Russell Hornsby in August Wilson's play about several people who acknowledge their mortality and the pain of losing a loved one. 7:30 p.m., Kennedy Center, Terrace Theater, 2700 F St. NW. $65. 202-467-4600.

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ART RECEPTION, for a collection of oils on linen and canvas by Jack Hannula, pen and ink collage by Eric Knight and a mixed-media photo collage by Mark Planisek. Reception, 6:30-9 p.m. Friday; exhibit continues, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays, through April 26, Arts Club of Washington, 2017 I St. NW. Free. 202-331-7282, Ext. 23.

"MUNCHING ALONG THE ASIA TRAIL," for ages 5-10, "Chef FONZ" discusses food, such as fruit, flowers and meat, eaten by animals from Asia. 10:15 and 11:30 a.m., National Zoo, 3001 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free, reservations required. 202-633-4085.

CLASSICAL PIANO RECITAL, Audrey Andrist performs works by Barber and Chopin. Noon, Arts Club of Washington, 2017 I St. NW. Free. 202-331-7282.

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