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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Thursday, Sept. 23

MEXICAN REVOLUTION HISTORY EVENT, a three-day symposium and cultural festival in connection with the 100th anniversary of the Mexican Revolution through film, music and scholarly presentations. 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday, 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday, National Museum of American History, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Free. 202-633-1000 or http://www.americanhistory.si.edu/events.

STYLUS MUSIC PERFORMANCE, the D.C. ensemble performs a work for 20 turntables playing locked groove vinyl records. 6 p.m., Kennedy Center, Millennium Stage, 2700 F St. NW. Free. 202-467-4600.

ENTREPRENEUR TED LEONSIS TALK, the Internet pioneer, sports team owner, investor, filmmaker, author and philanthropist discloses his brush with death that prompted the creation of a "bucket list" of things he wants to do before he dies. 6:45 p.m., Hirshhorn Museum, Ring Auditorium, Seventh and Independence SW. $25. 202-633-3030.

LANTERN WALK, led by a National Park Service ranger. 7-9 p.m. Thursday and Sept. 30, Washington Monument, Lodge, 15th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Free. Don Stanko, 240-375-4857.

Friday, Sept. 24

BIRD WALK ON THE MALL, led by a National Park Service ranger around Ash Woods and Constitution Gardens, binoculars provided. 10 a.m.-noon and 5-7 p.m., meet at the contact station, National World War II Memorial, 17th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Free. Call Robert Steele, 202-438-9574.

"A REVOLUTION IN WOOD: THE BRESLER COLLECTION," discussion by collector Fleur Bresler and wood artists Michelle Holzapfel, Mark Lindquist and Norm Sartorius. Noon, Renwick Gallery, 17th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Free. 202-633-1000.

CLASSICAL MUSIC CONCERT, Friday Morning Music Club members perform works by Schubert, Schumann, Fauré, Debussy and others, followed by a reception. Noon, Charles Sumner School, 1201 17th St. NW. Free. 202-333-2075.

PIPE ORGAN CONCERT, Charles Miller performs works by Schubert, Buxtehude, Saint Saens and John Cook. 12:15-1 p.m., National City Christian Church, 5 Thomas Cir. NW. Donations requested. 202-232-0323.

RIAD ABDEL-GAWAD, VIOLIN RECITAL, 1:15 p.m., Georgetown University, McNeir Hall (new north building), 37th and O streets NW. Free. 202-687-3838.

"NORMAN ROCKWELL, AMERICAN ART AND THE MOVIES," panel discussion of the influence of art on film, from the days of silent movies to the epics of the 1940s; panelists include professors Katherine Manthorne (City University of New York) and Erika Doss (University of Notre Dame) and curators Virginia Mecklenburg and James Deutsch. 3 p.m., Smithsonian American Art Museum, Eighth and F streets NW. Free, registration required. 202-633-8490.

PAPAGO WARRIOR DANCE GROUP, the ensemble performs traditional social dance music of southern Arizona, a hybrid of European polkas and waltzes with Mexican influences. 6 p.m., Kennedy Center, Millennium Stage, 2700 F St. NW. Free. 202-467-4600.

WORLD WAR II OPERATIONS AND VEHICLES, a National Park Service ranger discusses timeline panels and era photographs. 6 p.m., National World War II Memorial, 17th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Free. Call Victor Pillow, 202-841-1774.


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