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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Thursday, Oct. 21

"RED LIKE THE SKY," for age 9 and older, Cristiano Bortone's 2005 film inspired by the true story of Italian music producer and sound designer Mirco Mencacci, who accidentally shot himself at age 10, blinding himself; in Italian with English subtitles. 10:30 a.m. Thursday and Saturday, 11:30 a.m. Sunday, National Gallery of Art, East Building, Education Studio, Fourth Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Free, reservations required. 202-789-3030.

"THE DOLLY VARDEN DRESS," costume collection specialist Carol Kregloh discusses the flowered dress associated with a Charles Dickens novel. Noon, National Museum of American History, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Free. 202-633-1000.

"EDVARD MUNCH," Peter Watkins's 1974 200-minute docudrama about the Norwegian artist's life and art, in Norwegian with English subtitles. 2 p.m. Thursday and next Thursday, National Gallery of Art, East Building, Fourth Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Free. 202-842-6799.

WHITE HOUSE AREA FARMERS MARKET, chef Joe Raffa recognizes "The Day of the Dead" Mexican celebration by demonstrating how to make Mexican food and offering samples of it, 4:30-5:30 p.m.; shop for 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 http://www.freshfarmmarkets.org.

"AFFECTATIONS" DANCE RECITAL, a collaborative, multimedia work about the human condition. 6 p.m. Thursday-Friday, Kennedy Center, Millennium Stage, 2700 F St. NW. Free. 202-467-4600.

"POLITICAL RULES OF THE ROAD," former members of Congress (Bill Frenzel, Lou Frey, Barbara Kennelly and Romano Mazzoli) discuss what worked and what didn't during their years of public service. 7 p.m., National Archives, McGowan Theater, Constitution Avenue and Ninth Street NW. Free. 202-357-5000.

"IMPROBABLE FREQUENCY," musical performed by Stacey Jackson, Chris Davenport, John Tweel and others, written by Arthur Riorddan. 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 5 p.m. Sunday, Solas Nua, 111 K St. NE. $25. 202-315-1317 or http://www.solasnua.org.

VIOLIN, CELLO, PIANO RECITAL, Jody Gatwood, Michael Mermagen and Ivo Kaltchev perform Joseph Santo's "Prólogo y Canto" and works by Shostakovich and Dvorak. 7:30 p.m., Catholic University, Ward Recital Hall, 620 Michigan Ave. NE. Free. 202-319-5417.

"BLOOD WEDDING," Georgetown University theater students perform Federico García Lorca's tragic play about new and rekindled love, based on the Langston Hughes translation. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Georgetown University, Davis Performing Arts Center, Gonda Theatre, 37th and O streets NW. Thursday, $15; Friday-Saturday, $18. 202-687-2787.

"GENIUS WITHIN: THE INNER LIFE OF GLENN GOULD," Michele Hozer and Peter Raymont's documentary about the enigmatic classical pianist, featuring photographs and excerpts from his private home recordings and diaries, plus interviews with friends. Call theater for showtimes, Avalon Theatre, 5612 Connecticut Ave. NW. $10.50. 202-966-6000.

TALICH QUARTET RECITAL, works by Beethoven and Dvorak, 8 p.m., in the Coolidge Auditorium; critic Greil Marcus discusses "Sam McGee's Railroad Blues and Other Versions of the Republic," 6:15 p.m. in the Whittall Pavilion, Library of Congress, Jefferson Building, 10 First St. SE. Free tickets available by phone, with a $2.80 service charge per ticket. 202-397-7328 or 202-707-5502.

Friday, Oct. 22

"JEWISH GAUCHO" DISCUSSION, "The Invention of the Jewish Gaucho: Villa Clara and the Construction of Argentine Identity," Judith Freidenberg discusses her book. Noon, D.C. Jewish Community Center, 1529 16th St. NW. $11. 202-777-3251 or http://www.washingtondcjcc.org/litfest.


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