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Thursday, June 24, 2010

Thursday 24

SMITHSONIAN FOLKLIFE FESTIVAL, this year's themes: "Asian Pacific Americans: Local Lives, Global Ties." Haitian artisans and musicians and the cultures of Mexico; art exhibits; performances by musicians, dancers and storytellers; and demonstrations by craftspeople. 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Thursday-Monday and July 1-5. Concerts start at 5:30 p.m. daily, the Mall, between Seventh and 14th streets SW. Free. 202-633-1000 or http://www.folklife.si.edu.

EARTH MOVIE, for all ages, a screening of a G-rated film about Earth, snacks provided. Noon, Takoma Park Library, 416 Cedar St. NW. Free. 202-576-7252.

WALT WHITMAN DISCUSSION, Kluge fellow Karen Karbiener discusses her research project "Walt Whitman and New York: The Urban Roots of 'Leaves of Grass'." Noon, Library of Congress, Jefferson Building, Room 119, 10 First St. SE. Free. 202-707-2692.

"THE FLYING DUTCHMAN," for age 6 and older, the Washington National Opera performs; followed by a crafts project. 1:30 p.m., Tenley-Friendship Interim Library, 4200 Wisconsin Ave. NW. Free. 202-244-3212.

"AQUATIC LIVE: WET 'N' WILD," for age 12 and older, learn about aquatic creatures. 4 p.m., Southeast Library, 403 Seventh St. SE, 202-698-3377, and 7 p.m., Lamond-Riggs Library, 5401 South Dakota Ave. NE, 202-541-6255. Free.

ROAD SODA CONCERT, variety of rock covers, take a blanket or lawn chair. 5:30-7:30 p.m., Farragut Square Park, 17th and K streets NW. Free. 202-463-3400.

BILL CLINTON PORTRAIT TALK, curator Wendy Reaves discusses Chuck Close's portrait of the former president. 6 p.m., National Portrait Gallery, Eighth and F streets NW. Free. 202-633-1000.

"A WOMAN IN LOVE," Emilio Fernandez's 1946 film, a combination of drama and screwball comedy, in Spanish with English subtitles. 6:30 p.m., Inter-American Development Bank, 1330 New York Ave. NW. Free. 202-623-3558.

CATHEDRAL GARGOYLE TOUR, a docent points out humorous and scary gargoyles and discusses their purpose; take binoculars and cameras. 6:30 p.m., Washington National Cathedral, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. $10; age 12 and younger, $5; family, $30. 202-537-6200.

RODGERS AND HART PROGRAM, pianist and raconteur Robert Wyatt discusses the team that wrote the music and lyrics for 28 stage musicals, 4 films and more than 500 songs, including "With a Song in My Heart" and "The Lady Is a Tramp." 6:45 p.m., Freer Gallery, Meyer Auditorium, Jefferson Drive and 12th Street SW. $40. 202-633-3030.

"THE MIGHTY PEKING MAN," Hsing Hsing Wang's 1977 adventure film about a gigantic ape-like creature, in Mandarin with English subtitles. 8 p.m., Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Seventh Street and Independence Avenue SW. Free. 202-633-1000.

U.S. MARINE DIXIELAND BAND CONCERT, works by Scott Joplin, Louis Armstrong and Benny Goodman. 8 p.m., Sylvan Theater, on the Washington Monument grounds near 15th Street and Independence Avenue SW. Free. 202-433-4011.


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