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D.C. community calendar, March 10 to 17, 2011

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Thursday, March 10

Smithonian raptor programs, for age 6 and older, slide show on birds of prey and discussion of the ancient sport of falconry, 10:15 and 11:30 a.m. Thursday-Friday, Discovery Theater, 202-633-8700, $6; ages 2-16, $5; 1 and younger, free; and for adults, two master falconers show live hawks, falcons and owls and tell stories of falconers throughout history, 6:45 p.m., S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Dr. SW, $40, 202-633-3030.

Black veterans documentary, screening of "Their Stories, Their Voices: African American World War II Veterans Who Served on Iwo Jima"; actor John Amos discusses the film with two veterans. Noon, National Archives, William G. McGowan Theater, Constitution Avenue and Seventh Street NW. Free. 202-357-5000.

"Carl Djerassi: My Life," a film portrait of the chemist, novelist and playwright who helped invent the first oral contraceptive pill; followed by a discussion by Djerassi and American Chemical Society Executive Director Madeleine Jacobs, sponsored by the Embassy of Austria. 6:45 p.m., Carnegie Institution of Washington, 1530 P St. NW. Free. 202-895-6776.

"De Florida a Coahuila," a documentary about "black seminoles" in Mexico and their heritage. 7 p.m., Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum, 1901 Fort Pl. SE. Free, reservations required. 202-633-4844.

Wordless Music Orchestra with Tyondai Braxton, works by John Adams, Jefferson Friedman, Caleb Burhans, Louis Andriessen and Tyondai Braxton, 8 p.m., in the Coolidge Auditorium. Pre-concert presentation by orchestra founder Ronen Givony and composer Braxton, 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, March 11

Friday Morning Music Club recital, works by Bizet, Takemitsu and Schubert. Noon, Sumner School Museum, 1201 17th St. NW. Free. 202-333-2075.

Classical pipe organ recital, Christopher Gage performs works by J.S. Bach, George Thalben-Ball and Max Reger. 2:15-1 p.m., National City Christian Church, 5 Thomas Cir. NW. Free, donations welcome. 202-232-0323.

"The Last Trek," documentary about the arduous, semiannual journey taken by Navajo elder Helen Bitsilly and her sheep to distant grazing lands. 12:30 p.m. daily, except Wednesdays, through March 31, National Museum of the American Indian, Rasmuson Theater, Fourth Street and Independence Avenue SW. Free. 202-633-1000.

Poetry readings and music, Emily Dickinson scholar Judith Farr and soprano Julie Keim perform poetry readings and a new song cycle by Gary Davison. 12:30-1:15 p.m., St. Alban's Episcopal Church, 3001 Wisconsin Ave. NW. Free. 202-363-8286.

"My Name Is Kahentiiosta," film about a young Kahnawake Mohawk woman arrested during a 78-day armed standoff during the 1990 Oka crisis in Canada. 3:30 p.m. daily, except Wednesdays, through March 31, National Museum of the American Indian, Rasmuson Theater, Fourth Street and Independence Avenue SW. Free. 202-633-1000.

Indian rock music by Parikrama, 6 p.m., Kennedy Center, Eisenhower Theater, 2700 F St. NW. Free. 202-467-4600.

Smithsonian art talk, Alexander Nemerov, exhibit curator of "To Make a World: George Ault and 1940s America," discusses Ault's paintings. 7 p.m., Smithsonian American Art Museum, McEvoy Auditorium, Eighth and F streets NW. Free. 202-633-1000.

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