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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Thursday, Sept. 30

"IS A 'GREEN' ROOF IN YOUR FUTURE?," Edmund Snodgrass and Linda McIntyre, authors of "The Green Roof Manual," discuss green roofs. Noon, U.S. Botanic Garden, Conservatory Classroom, 100 Maryland Ave. SW. Free, registration required. 202-225-1116 or

JOHN GLENN PORTRAIT TALK, a museum staff member discusses the Henry Casselli Jr. work. 6 p.m., National Portrait Gallery, Eighth and F streets NW. Free. 202-633-1000.

SUSANNE FARRELL BALLET, members of the corps perform. 6 p.m., Kennedy Center, Millennium Stage, 2700 F St. NW. Free. 202-467-4600.

"THE SOLITUDE OF PRIME NUMBERS," education director Sarah Pickup-Diligenti leads a discussion of Italian author and mathematician Paolo Giordano's novel about two people from troubled childhoods. 6:30 p.m., Alliance Francaise, 2142 Wyoming Ave. NW. $5. 202-234-7911.

ANDREW YOUNG DOCUMENTARY, "From King to Congress," Charles Guggenheim's 1974 documentary about the campaign and congressional election of Andrew Young. Young participates in a discussion after the screening. 7 p.m., National Archives, McGowan Theater, Constitution Avenue and Ninth Street NW. Free. 202-357-5000.

FREER GALLERY ART LECTURE, Saskia Bos, dean of the Cooper Union School of Art, discusses Fiona Tan's work. 7 p.m., Freer Gallery, Meyer Auditorium, Jefferson Drive and 12th Street SW. Free. 202-633-1000.

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

VSA PLAYWRIGHT DISCOVERY EVENING, "The Marionette Effect," by 17-year-old playwright Laura Hogikyan, a partially autobiographical story of a teenager who is unable to play the piano the way she used to after having a stroke. Also, "Jack From Above" by Ethan Silverman, a one-man show performed by Jack Hofsiss, about his life after his 1985 diving accident. Sponsored by VSA, an organization focused on the arts and people with disabilities. 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Kennedy Center, Family Theater, 2700 F St. NW. Free, tickets required. 202-467-4600 or

"THE SAINT PLAYS," David Lamont Wilson and Lisa Hodsoll star in Erik Ehn's collection of six short plays that re-imagine the historical lives of the saints in a contemporary setting. 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays, through Oct. 10, Church Street Theater, 1742 Church St. NW. $20-$23. 202-265-3767 or

"YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN," 8 p.m. Thursdays-Fridays, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 17, H Street Playhouse, 1365 H St. NE. $15-$25. 866-811-4111.

Friday, Oct. 1

KIDS "AFRICAN ROOTS, LATINO SOUL," for ages 6-13, a play written with the Young Playwrights Theater and exploring what it means to be Latino and African American. 10:15 and 11:30 a.m., Discovery Theater at S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Dr. SW. $6; ages 2-16, $5; 1 and younger, free. 202-633-8700.

CLASSICAL MUSIC RECITAL, Friday Morning Music Club members perform works by J.S. Bach, Sharon Shafer and Brahms. Noon, Charles Sumner School, 1201 17th St. NW. Free. 202-333-2075.

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