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Learn more about Confederate Col. John Singleton Mosby at a free lecture Thursday at the Old Manassas Courthouse.
Learn more about Confederate Col. John Singleton Mosby at a free lecture Thursday at the Old Manassas Courthouse. (Library Of Congress)
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Friday, March 20, 2009

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ROMAN ART AND CULTURE ON THE BAY OF NAPLES Friday 11 to 5 and Saturday 1 to 5. Lectures by art scholars John Bodel, Lucilla Burn, Faya Causey, John R. Clarke, Bjoern Ewald, Nathalie Kampen, Barbara Kellum, Miranda Marvin, Rebecca Molholt, John Pollini and Hérica Valladares. National Gallery of Art, East Building, Fourth Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202-737-4215 or http://www.nga.gov. Free.

WASHINGTON HOME AND GARDEN SHOW Friday 11 to 9, Saturday 10 to 9 and Sunday 11 to 6. Annual garden show includes exhibitors, 5 1/2 acres of flowers, seminars and information on decorating and remodeling. Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Pl. NW. 202-249-3400 or http://www.washingtonhomeandgardenshow.com. $9 Friday, $12 Saturday and Sunday. Children younger than 12 are free.

THE REGENCY WORLD OF JANE AUSTEN Saturday 9:30 to 4:15. Learn about the culture of the world Jane Austen was raised in. S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Dr. SW. 202-633-3030 or http://www.smithsonianassociates.org. $131.

COURAGE! THE CIVIL WAR IN WASHINGTON Saturday at 11. A walking tour of landmarks that played a part in the Civil War. Cosi, 10th and E Street NW. 301-588-9255 or http://www.historicstrolls.com. $10, $5 ages 6 to 15, younger free.

"HELP! I'M STUCK" Saturday 12 to 4. Learn how to overcome common dilemmas during the search for your family heritage. National Archives, 700 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202-357-5000 or http://www.archives.gov. Free.

KIRSTIN DOWNEY Sunday 2 to 4. The author of a new biography of 1930s secretary of labor Frances Perkins, "The Woman Behind the New Deal," speaks about her work. Holiday Inn Georgetown, 2101 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-338-1594 or http://www.pressebooks.com. Free.

PICASSO AND TRUTH: OBJECT Sunday at 2. Art historian T.J. Clark gives a lecture on Picasso, part of a series hosted by the National Gallery. National Gallery of Art, East Building, Fourth Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202-737-4215 or http://www.nga.gov. Free.

"SINGLE LADIES" DANCE CLASS Saturday 6 to 8. Choreographer Quynn Johnson teaches the dance moves from Beyoncé's "Single Ladies" video. Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St. NE. 202-399-7993 or http://www.joyofmotion.org. $25 in advance, $30 at the door.

"BREAKING THE SILENCE" Monday at 7. A documentary and discussion about modern torture. Foundry United Methodist Church, 1500 16th St. NW. 703-519-4486. Free.

GERMAINE GREER Monday at 7:30. The eminent Australian academic discusses her book "Shakespeare's Wife," the first biography of Anne Hathaway. Folger Shakespeare Library, 201 East Capitol St. SE. 202-544-4600 or http://www.folger.edu. $12.


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