EL GUAPO -- Today at 9 p.m. Rock. With Et At It. Black Cat, Backstage, 1811 14th St. NW. $7. 202-667-7960.
GLASS CANDY -- Tuesday at 9 p.m. Rock. With Edie Sedgwick. Black Cat, Backstage, 1811 14th St. NW. $7. 202-667-7960.
DAVID BACH -- Thursday at 8
and 10 p.m. Jazz. Blues Alley,
1073 Wisconsin Ave. NW. $18. 202-337-4141.
MEREDITH BRAGG -- Thursday at 9 p.m. Rock. With the 101. Black Cat, Backstage, 1811 14th St. NW. $5. 202-667-7960.
ANDREW W.K. -- Friday at 8 p.m. Rock. With the Locust, No Motiv and Fireball Ministry. 9:30 club, 815 V St. NW. $15. 202-265-0930.
ALL MIGHTY SENATORS -- Saturday at 9 p.m. Rock. With Egypt and Brock. 9:30 club, 815 V St. NW. $12. 202-265-0930.
BEST IN SHOW: DOGS AND THEIR PEOPLE -- Reception today, 2-5 p.m. Through June 13. Paintings, monotypes, lino-prints and sculpture by Andrea Rowe Kraus. Studio Gallery, 2108 R St. NW. Free. 202-232-8734.
SLOVAKIA 001 AND POSTCARDS FROM HOME -- Closes Saturday. Color and black-and-white
street photography by Martin
Kollar and Darrow Montgomery. Kathleen Ewing Gallery, 1609 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free. 202-328-0955.
WATER EXPRESSIONS, RUSSIAN ETCHINGS AND CONTEMPORARY NEW YORK ARTISTS -- Closes Saturday. Multimedia works by Robert Murray, Oleg Nikireyev
and others artists. Apex Gallery,
406 Seventh St. NW. Free. 202-638-7001.
THE MOVING CITY -- Through May 30. Photographs by Renato Zacchia. Poutrou Frau, Suite 220, 1010 Wisconsin Ave. NW. Free. 202-333-1166.
TALL TALES SCROLLS ART SHOW -- Through June 1. Paintings by local artist P. Dubroof. Georgetown Neighborhood Library, 3260 R St. NW. Free. 202-282-0220.
EDWARD DWURNIK -- Through June 6. Paintings by the Polish artist. Nevin Kelly Gallery, 1517 U St. NW. Free. 202-232-3464.
CHICKEN RUN -- Today at 10:30 a.m. Nick Park's 2000 claymation about farm chickens dreaming of escape. Avalon Theatre, 5612 Connecticut Ave. NW. $5, ages 2 and younger free. 202-966-6000.
MISS EUROPE (PRIX DE BEAUTE) -- Today at 4:30 p.m. In this Augusto Genina 1930 silent film, a typist secretly enters her own photograph in a beauty contest and wins. With piano accompaniment by Ray Brubacher. National Gallery of Art, East Building, Auditorium, Fourth Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Free. 202-842-6799.
THE MAKING OF THE MAHATMA -- Thursday at 7 p.m. Director Shyam Benegal's 1996 film about Mahatma Gandhi's 21-year residence in South Africa and the effect of his political life on his family. Sponsored by the National Museum of African Art. S. Dillon Ripley Center, Room 3111, 1100 Jefferson Dr. SW. Free. 202-357-4600.
AN AMERICAN IN PARIS -- Friday-May 30 at 1 p.m. Screening
of the 1951 musical by director Vincente Minnelli. Avalon Theatre, 5612 Connecticut Ave. NW. $5. 202-966-6000.
EL CAMBIO -- Saturday at 4:15 p.m. Alfredo Joskowitz's 1971 film about two young artists who flee raucous Mexico City for a gentler locale, only to settle in an environment more poisonous than the first. National Gallery of Art, East Building, Auditorium, Fourth Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Free. 202-842-6799.
SCIENTERRIFIC SUNDAY: GLOW-IN-THE-DARK FUN -- Today, noon-3 p.m. Ages 3 and older. Explore glowing objects, learn how they produce light and make a glow-in-the-dark picture. Capital Children's Museum, 800 Third St. NE. $7, seniors $5, ages 2 and younger free. 202-675-4120.
GARGOYLE TOUR -- Today at 2 p.m. Ages 10 and older. A docent leads a tour of humorous, frightening and biographical gargoyles and discusses the difference between a gargoyle and a grotesque. Bring binoculars. Washington National Cathedral, Massachusetts and Wisconsin avenues NW. $5. 202-537-6200.
HOME SWEET HOME -- Today at 2 p.m. Learn about the snake, turtles and other marine animals that live at the park. Rock Creek Park Nature Center, 5200 Glover Rd. NW. Free. 202-426-6829.
VOICES OF THE STUDENTS -- Today at 2 p.m. D.C. public school students from the museum's creative writing workshops share their original works. National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1250 New York Ave. NW. Reading and reception free with museum admission: $8, seniors and students $6, ages 18 and younger free. 202-783-7370.
CELEBRATE MAYAN ART, LEGENDS AND CRAFTS -- Tuesday at 1:30 and 4 p.m. Ages 12-15. Hear stories and create crafts and a Mayan headdress to celebrate the National Gallery of Art exhibit "Courtly Art of the Ancient Maya." Mount Pleasant Neighborhood Library, 3160 16th St. NW. Free. 202-671-0200.
THE ARRIVAL OF THE CICADAS -- Thursday at 4 p.m. Ages 3 and older. Learn about the insect, look for the mud tubes that the larvae construct around the base of trees and search for a pair in the park. Rock Creek Park Nature Center, 5200 Glover Rd. NW. Free. 202-426-6829.
Lectures and Literature
M. JEFFREY HARDWICK -- Monday at 6:30 p.m. The author discusses how the American shopping mall was created out of the vision of immigrant architect Victor Gruen. Includes a signing of his book "Mall Maker: Victor Gruen, Architect of an American Dream." National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. $15, students $10. 202-272-2448.
JHUMPA LAHIRI -- Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. The Pulitzer Prize-winning author reads and signs "Interpreter of Maladies" in the final event of the D.C. We Read 2004 program. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, Room 110, 901 G St. NW. Free. 202-727-1186.
JOYCE JOHNSON -- Wednesday at 7 p.m. The author discusses and signs "Missing Men: A Memoir." Politics & Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free. 202-364-1919.
BETH NORCROSS -- Thursday at 12:30 p.m. The author discusses and signs "Use Your Fingers, Use Your Toes: Quick and Easy Step-by-Step Solutions to Your Everyday Math Problems." Barnes & Noble, 555 12th St. NW. Free. 202-347-0176.
SPIRIT DRUMMING FOR THE JEWISH SOUL -- Today, 1-3 p.m. Mark Suresh Schlanger leads this workshop that incorporates interactive rhythms, drumming technique and chanting. Bring a drum; a limited number will be available for loan. Washington D.C. Jewish Community Center, Kay Community Hall, 1529 16th St. NW. $15. 202-777-3268.
TUB GARDENING FOR THE GARDENING CHALLENGED -- Today at 1 p.m. Learn how to set up a garden, select plants and maintain a tub garden. Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens, Douglass Street and Anacostia Avenue NE. Free. 202-426-6905.
THE EIGHT SOUNDS OF CHINESE MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS -- Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. A discussion by ethnomusicologist Nora Yeh. Library of Congress, Madison Building, West Dining Room, 101 Independence Ave. SE. Free. 202-707-6735.
Sports and Recreation
WILDFLOWER HIKE -- Saturday at 11 a.m. Join a park ranger to identify wildflowers common to Rock Creek Park. Peirce Barn, Tilden and Beach Drive NW. Free. 202-895-6070.
FREE ROLLER-SKATING LESSONS -- Saturday at 12:15 p.m. Skaters of all abilities are invited to join members of the Washington Area Roadskaters to learn basic skills. Bring your own equipment. Helmets and wrist guards required; elbow and kneepads recommended. Rock Creek Park, Picnic Grove No. 6, Beach Drive NW north of Military Road. Free. 202-895-6239.
CALL OF THE WILD -- Saturday at 2 p.m. A park ranger talks about the wolves that once roamed throughout North America and introduces visitors to TahKehTah, a seven-eighths white timber wolf. Rock Creek Park Nature Center, 5200 Glover Rd. NW. Free. 202-895-6070.
CABARET FOR FOOD AND FRIENDS -- Today, 5:30-7:30 p.m. The cast of Ford's Theatre's "Children of Eden" performs. Benefits the local organization that prepares and delivers meals and groceries to people living with HIV/AIDS and other illnesses. Mimi's American Bistro, 2120 P St. NW. Free. 202-464-6464.
OPERA EXCERPTS -- Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Students from the Duke Ellington School of the Arts perform scenes from Mozart's "Cosi Fan Tutte," Puccini's "La Rondine" and Seymour Barab's "Little Red Riding Hood." Duke Ellington School of the Arts Theater, 3500 R St. NW. $5-$10. 202-333-2984.
TAPE -- Opens Saturday. Through July 3. Yellow Taxi Productions' presentation of the Stephen Belber play. D.C. Arts Center, 2438 18th St. NW. Saturday is a pay-what-you-can preview; other shows $10-$15. 866-811-4111 or 202-462-7833.
PASSING THE LOVE OF WOMEN -- Through June 6. Theater J presents the play inspired by Isaac Bashevis Singer's short story "Two." Washington D.C. Jewish Community Center, Aaron and Cecile Goldman Theater, 1529 16th St. NW. $30-$35. 800-494-8497.
GET LISTED. E-mail or fax notices -- with dates, time, address, cost and phone number -- to firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-496-3537.