District Community Events April 17-24, 2008

District Community Events April 17-24, 2008

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Thursday 17

"THE SCREWTAPE LETTERS," Jeffrey Fiske directs a play based on C.S. Lewis's novel about the influence of angels and demons on individuals. 8 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, 4 and 8 p.m. Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays, through May 18, Harman Center for the Arts, Lansburgh Theatre, 450 Seventh St. NW. $29-$49. 202-547-1122.

"THE PLAGUE," Scena Theatre's adaptation of Albert Camus's play, set in North Africa, about a pandemic in a city. 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays, through May 11, Warehouse Theater, 1021 Seventh St. NW. $20 and $25. 703-683-2824 or http://www.scenatheatre.org.

"ECOSYSTEMS ALIVE," for ages 8-12, Jennifer Pennington of Reptiles Alive! introduces children to a black rat snake, a snapping turtle and a boa constrictor and discusses how they survive in their environments and cope with the impact of pollution. 10:15 and 11:30 a.m. today-tomorrow, noon Saturday, Smithsonian, S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Dr. SW. $6; ages 2-16, $5; 1 and younger, free. 202-633-8700.

LINCOLN MEMORIALS,"Summers With Lincoln: Looking for the Man in the Monuments," James Percoco discusses his book about almost 200 memorials to the former president. Noon, National Archives, Constitution Avenue NW, entrance near Seventh Street. Free. 202-357-5000.

THELONIOUS MONK PORTRAIT TALK, archivist Reuben Jackson discusses the Boris Chaliapin work. 6 p.m., National Portrait Gallery, Eighth and F streets NW. Free. 202-633-1000.

EARLY MUSIC TALK, Folger artistic director Robert Eisenstein discusses the works of composers whose works will be performed at a future concert. 6 p.m., Folger Shakespeare Library, 201 East Capitol St. SE. $15. 202-544-7077.

"UP AND OUT," Christian Marclay's film combines images from Michaelangelo Antonioni's 1966 movie "Blow Up," with the soundtrack from Brian de Palma's 1981 film homage to "Blow Up," titled "Blow Out." 8 p.m., Hirshhorn Museum, Ring Auditorium, Seventh and Independence SW. Free. 202-633-1000.

Friday 18

"TRANSLATIONS," a Keegan Theatre production of Brian Friel's play about the Irish government's decision to Anglicize the names of Gaelic places in a small town. 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, through May 17, Church Street Theater, 1742 Church St. NW. $20. 703-892-0202 or http://www.keegantheatre.com.

CLASSICAL MUSIC RECITAL, violinists Marc Ramirez and Olivia Hajioff and pianist Gregory Sioles perform. Noon, Arts Club of Washington, 2017 I St. NW. Free. 202-331-7282.

HIRSHHORN ART MUSEUM TALK, Suzanne Hudson, a professor of art history at the University of Illinois, discusses works in the museum's collection. 12:30 p.m., Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Seventh and Independence SW. Free. 202-633-1000.

LOUIS ARMSTRONG LECTURE, John Hasse, American History Museum curator of American music, discusses the jazz musician's life. 5 p.m., National Museum of Natural History, Baird Auditorium, 10th and Constitution NW. Free. 202-633-1000.

"IF I WERE KING," Ronald Colman in a Preston Sturges-written adventure movie from 1938. 7 p.m., Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, 545 Seventh St. SE. $5. 202-547-6839.

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