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D.C. community calendar, March 4-11, 2010

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Thursday 4

CATHEDRAL WROUGHT-IRON ART TOUR, a docent discusses the creatures, flowers and more depicted in doors, gates and other structures. 3 p.m. Thursday, 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Washington National Cathedral, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. $5. 202-537-6200 or

CLEMENT GREENBERG PORTRAIT TALK, historian David C. Ward discusses the modernist-era art critic and his portrait. 6 p.m., National Portrait Gallery, Eighth and F streets NW. Free. 202-633-1000.

"THE MISFITS," John Huston's 1961 film adaptation of the Arthur Miller screenplay about a meeting of a lonely divorcee and an aging cowboy, starring Marilyn Monroe, Clark Gable, Montgomery Clift, Eli Wallach and Thelma Ritter, shown in conjunction with the exhibit "Framing the West: The Survey Photographs of Timothy H. O'Sullivan." 6:30 p.m., Smithsonian American Art Museum, Eighth and F streets NW. Free. 202-633-1000.

"NILOOFAR" FILM, director Sabine El Gemayel's 2008 film about an Iraqi girl who defies tradition and faces dire consequences; the director discusses the film after the screening; film is in Farsi and Arabic with English subtitles, part of the "Women Hold Up Half the Sky" series. 7 p.m., National Geographic, 17th and M streets NW. $10. 202-857-7700.

ACADEMY AWARD DOCUMENTARY NOMINEE, screening of "The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers." 7 p.m., National Archives, Constitution Avenue and Seventh Street NW. Free. 202-357-5000.

"SONGS FROM THE STACKS," university faculty members Barbara Hollinshead, Doug Bowles and Mary Gottlieb perform songs from the university's archives and extensive sheet music collection, including those of George Gershwin, Ethelbert Nevin, Wintter Watts and Septimus Winner. 7 p.m., American University, Abramson Family Recital Hall, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. $15; seniors, $10; students, $5. 202-885-2787.

Friday 5

FRIDAY MORNING MUSIC CLUB ORCHESTRA STRINGS, a performance of works by Telemann. Noon, Charles Sumner School, 1201 17th St. NW. Free. 202-333-2075.

ART BOOK TALK, guest curator Delphine Hirasuna discusses her book "The Art of Gaman: Arts and Crafts From the Japanese American Internment Camps, 1942-1946." Noon, Renwick Gallery, 17th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Free. 202-633-1000.

ADNAN CHARARA'S "HUEMAN" ART, opening of an exhibit of paintings and sculpture in the artist's cartoon imagery; jazz artists Lena Seikaly, Jonathan Rogerson and Tom Baldwin provide background music. Reception, 6-8 p.m. Friday; gallery hours, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays or by appointment, Jerusalem Fund, gallery, 2425 Virginia Ave. NW. Free. 202-338-1958.

ARTS CLUB RECEPTION, for works by artists J.P. Betsch and Ekkehard Betsch. 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 March 27, Arts Club of Washington, 2017 I St. NW. Free. 202-331-7282.

GAME NIGHT AT ST. AUGUSTINE'S, for all ages, take your favorite games to play. Take a potluck dish to share. 6:30 p.m., St. Augustine's Episcopal Church, Sixth Street and Maine Avenue SW. Free. 202-554-3222 or

ACADEMY AWARD DOCUMENTARY NOMINEE, "The Cove." 7 p.m., National Archives, Constitution Avenue and Seventh Street NW. Free. 202-357-5000.

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