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Gregory Peck, left, and Philip Alford in the movie
Gregory Peck, left, and Philip Alford in the movie "To Kill a Mockingbird," which will be shown Thursday at Canal Park. (Turner Classic Movies/associated Press)
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Thursday, July 1, 2010

Thursday 1

"GRANNY'S APPALACHIAN TALES," the Good Life Theater uses hand, rod and shadow puppets, live music and live actors to tell folk tales from the Appalachian tradition, plus a singalong with Granny on the mandolin. 10:15 and 11:30 a.m. Thursday-Friday, Discovery Theater at S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Dr. SW. $6; ages 2-16, $5; 1 and younger, free. 202-633-8700.

SMITHSONIAN FOLKLIFE FESTIVAL, this year's theme: "Asian Pacific Americans: Local Lives, Global Ties," featuring Haitian artisans and musicians and the many cultures of Mexico; art exhibits; performances by musicians, dancers and storytellers; and craft demonstrations. 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. through Monday. Concerts start at 5:30 p.m. daily, National Mall, between Fourth and Seventh streets. Free. 202-633-1000 or

"IMAGINASIA: PRAYERS IN THE WIND," for children with an adult, "In the Realm of the Buddha" exhibit, including creating painted copies of Buddhist symbols. 2 p.m. Thursday and Saturday, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, 1050 Independence Ave. SW. Free. 202-633-1000.

RIVERFRONT FARMERS MARKET, vegetables and fruit, breads and other baked goods, herbs, spices, pickles, olive oil, jams, honey, flowers, prepared foods and more. 3-7 p.m. Thursdays through November, Capitol Riverfront Market, 1111 New Jersey Ave. SE. 202-465-7093 or

WHITE HOUSE AREA FARMERS MARKET, farm products, cheese and baked goods. 3-7 p.m. Thursdays, through Nov. 18, Freshfarm Market, Vermont Avenue NW between H and I streets. 202-362-8889 or

FUNK AND SOUL MUSIC BY CAZHMIERE, take a blanket or lawn chair. 5:30-7:30 p.m., Farragut Square Park, 17th and K streets NW. Free. 202-463-3400.

TEREEMAH MITHA DANCE RECITAL, a pioneering South Asian American company originally from Pakistan. 6 p.m., Kennedy Center, Millennium Stage, 2700 F St. NW. Free. 202-467-4600.

UPTON SINCLAIR PORTRAIT TALK, researcher Warren Perry discusses the Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist. 6 p.m., National Portrait Gallery, Eighth and F streets NW. Free. 202-633-1000.

JAZZ ON JACKSON PLACE, Argentinean composer and pianist Fernando Otero, light hors d'oeuvres, wine and beer served. 6:30-8:30 p.m., Decatur House, 748 Jackson Pl. NW. $25. 202-218-4332.

"COMPLETELY HOLLYWOOD (ABRIDGED)," a comedy featuring movie clich├ęs performed by the Reduced Shakespeare Company. 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturdays and most Sundays, through July 11; 5 p.m. Sunday, Kennedy Center, Terrace Theater, 2700 F St. NW. $39-$45. 202-467-4600.

WORDLESS SHAKESPEARE PERFORMANCE, Synetic Theater performs "Othello," a story of love destroyed by jealousy. 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 1:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Kennedy Center, Family Theater, 2700 F St. NW. $30-$55. 202-467-4600.

"MRS. WARREN'S PROFESSION," Elizabeth Ashley and the Shakespeare Theatre Company perform George Bernard Shaw's once-banned play about a woman who learns that her family's wealth comes from a chain of brothels. 8 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays, through July 11, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. July 11,. No performance Sunday, Sidney Harman Hall, 610 F St. NW. $10-$82. 202-547-1122 or

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