District Community Events Nov. 27-Dec. 4, 2008

District Community Events Nov. 27-Dec. 4, 2008

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Thursday, November 27, 2008

Thursday 27

ART AND COFFEE, a Smithsonian staff member leads a tour of the American Art museum and discusses works in the collection; coffee or tea available. 1:30-3:30 p.m., meet in the Luce Foundation Center for American Art, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Eighth and F streets NW. Free. 202-633-1000.

JAZZ CONCERT, the Larry Willis Trio and saxophonist Buck Hill perform the kind of music that used to be heard in the 1950s and '60s in the District's Ninth and U streets NW area. 6 p.m., Kennedy Center, Millennium Stage, 2700 F St. NW. Free. 202-467-4600.

Friday 28

"LITTLE RED AND THE GINGERBREAD MAN," for ages 2-8, the Barefoot Puppets perform the story of a search for a runaway cookie; each child gets a gingerbread cookie to decorate. 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., Smithsonian, S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Dr. SW. $10. 202-633-8700.

NATIVE AMERICAN STORYTELLING, Sunny Dooley and Dovie Thomason tell stories about life choices and generations of families. 11:30 a.m., 12:30, 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30 p.m. Fridays, 11:30 a.m., 12:30, 2:30 and 3:30 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, through Nov. 30, National Museum of the American Indian, Rasmuson Theater, Fourth Street and Independence Avenue SW. Free. 202-633-1000.

ARTIST'S DISCUSSION, Smithsonian artist research fellow Bjorn Dahlem discusses his works. 12:30 p.m., Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Seventh Street and Independence Avenue SW. Free. 202-633-1000.

"THE EXILES," a restored print of Kent Mackenzie's 1961 film about a Native American couple relocated to downtown Los Angeles in the late 1950s. 1 and 3 p.m. Friday, 1 p.m. Saturday, National Gallery of Art, East Building, Fourth Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Free. 202-842-6799.

"WHISTLER AND THE PEACOCK ROOM," a museum staff member leads a tour of the room that was once the London dining room of ship owner Frederick Leyland and discusses James McNeill Whistler's murals in the room. 1:15 p.m., Freer Gallery of Art, Jefferson Drive and 12th Street SW. Free. 202-633-1000.

TENLEY AREA HELP WITH HOMEWORK, for ages 4-12, high school students provide tutoring. 3 p.m., Tenley-Friendship Library, Suite 117, 4200 Wisconsin Ave. NW. Free. 202-244-3212.

YOUTH KARAOKE AT THE LIBRARY, for ages 12-19, sing your favorite songs. 3:30 p.m., Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Interim Library, 945 Rhode Island Ave. NW. Free. 202-671-0212.

JAZZ CONCERT, the Young Lions perform. 6 p.m., Kennedy Center, Millennium Stage, 2700 F St. NW. Free. 202-467-4600.

"GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS," David Mamet's play about the cutthroat world of selling real estate. 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays, 8 p.m. Dec. 8, 3 p.m. Dec. 13, through Dec. 20. Church Street Theater, 1742 Church St. NW. $30; seniors and students, $25. 703-892-0202.

Saturday 29

MERIDIAN HILL PARK WALK, for age 8 and older, led by a National Park Service ranger. 10 a.m., meet at the Joan of Arc statue above the cascading waterfall, between 15th and 16 streets NW, north of W Street. Free. 202-619-7222.


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