KEEPING HOUSING AFFORDABLE IN WASHINGTON -- Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Ralph Bennett, co-curator of the current exhibition "Affordable Housing," moderates a panel of housing and redevelopment experts exploring the hot local real estate market, which has made it harder to find affordable homes. National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. $15, students $10. For reservations, call 202-272-2448.

Art and Crafts

STORIES FROM THE ANTIQUES ROADSHOW WITH J. MICHAEL FLANIGAN -- Today at 3 p.m. The furniture restorer and appraiser discusses his discoveries on the popular PBS show and gives tips on how to appraise furniture. (No appraisals at the program.)

Renwick Gallery, Pennsylvania Avenue and 17th Street NW. Free. 202-633-1000.

ART THEFTS, STOLEN HERITAGE -- Monday at 6:30 p.m. Art historian Karen Alexis describes some of the missing paintings of the past two decades, followed by a panel discussion that includes Geoffrey J. Kelly, the FBI investigator for the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum heist. Freer Gallery of Art, Meyer Auditorium, Jefferson Drive and 12th Street SW. $35. 202-357-3030.

Books and Authors

MICHAEL CHABON -- Monday-Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay" discusses his forthcoming thriller, "Hatzeplatz," inspired by Franklin D. Roosevelt's proposal to create a Jewish homeland in Alaska. Monday: D.C. Jewish Community Center, Goldman Theater, 1529 16th St. NW. Tuesday: Fairfax County Government Center, Board Auditorium, 12000 Government Center Pkwy., Fairfax. Free. For reservations, call 202-777-3251.

HELEN CALDICOTT AND KEN SILVERSTEIN -- Wednesday at 7 p.m. Caldicott is founder of Physicians for Social Responsibility, president of the Nuclear Policy Research Institute and a nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize, and wrote "The New Nuclear Danger: George W. Bush's Military-Industrial Complex." Silverstein is a reporter for the Los Angeles Times and wrote "The Radioactive Boy Scout." They both discuss their books. Borders, 18th and L streets NW. Free. 202-466-4999.

STEPHANIE ELIZONDO GRIEST -- Thursday at 7 p.m. The author gives a theatrical reading of her memoir, "Around the Bloc: My Life in

Moscow, Beijing and Havana." Olsson's, 418 Seventh St. NW. Free. 202-638-7610.

J.L. KING -- Friday at 1 p.m. The author signs his book, "On The Down Low: A Journey Into the Lives of 'Straight' Black Men Who Sleep With Men." Howard University Bookstore, 2225 Georgia Ave. NW. Free. 202-238-2640.

CHARLENE EDWARDS -- Friday, 5:30-8:30 p.m. The author and photographer signs her book,

"Voices From Vietnam: The

Tragedies and Triumphs of Americans and Vietnamese -- Two Peoples Forever Entwined by the Legacy of War." Banning+Low, 3730

Howard Ave., Kensington. Free. 301-933-0700.


BLUE SKY 5 -- Friday, 9 p.m.-midnight. Beginner swing dance lesson at 8:30 p.m. Chevy Chase Ballroom, 5207 Wisconsin Ave. NW. $12. 703-359-9882.


GEORGIA SCOTT -- Today at 3 p.m. The New York Times art director signs her coffee-table book, "Headwraps: A Global Journey," about the significance, artistry and variety of headwraps. Candida's World of Books, 1541 14th St. NW. Free. 202-667-4811.

NANNA DITZEL -- Thursday at 7 p.m. The furniture and jewelry designer from Denmark discusses her career in conjunction with the exhibition "Nordic Cool: Hot Women Designers." National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1250 New York Ave. NW. $7, seniors and students $7. 202-783-7370.

Food and Drink

JULIETTE ROSSANT -- Tuesday at 7 p.m. The Forbes journalist discusses her book, "Super Chef: The Making of the Great Modern Restaurant Empires," about six celebrity chefs, including Todd English, Charlie Palmer and Wolfgang Puck.

Olsson's, 418 Seventh St. NW. Free. 202-638-7610.

BREADS OF WHOLE FOODS MARKET -- Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Sample all-natural breads and learn about baking with yeasts and starters, rising methods, crusts and more. Whole Foods Market, 4530 40th St. NW. Free. For reservations, call 202-237-5800.

SIMON SUPER CHEFS LIVE -- Saturday, 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Cooking demos by Mary Ann Esposito of television's "Ciao Italia" and local chef Nancy Longo from Pierpoint Restaurant. Fashion Centre at Pentagon City, South Hayes and South 15th streets, Arlington. Free. 703-415-2400.

Health and Fitness

THE PERFECT MILE -- Thursday at 7 p.m. Author Neal Bascomb discusses his book, "The Perfect Mile: Three Athletes, One Goal and Less Than Four Minutes to Achieve It," with one of his subjects, runner Wes Santee. Barnes & Noble, 555 12th St. NW. Free. 202-347-0176.


MAKE MONEY WITH EBAY AND OTHER INTERNET AUCTIONS -- Thursday at 6:30 p.m. Learn how to make listings more attractive, generate more bids at higher prices and more. Internet auction software kit included. First Class, 1726 20th St. NW. $39. For reservations, call 202-797-5102.


COMING ATTRACTIONS TRAILER NIGHT -- Monday at 7 p.m. The Washington D.C. Film Society previews summer movies, with

local critics Joe Barber and Bill

Henry acting as hosts. Loews Cineplex Wisconsin 6 Theatres, 4000 Wisconsin Ave. NW. $8. 202-554-3263, Ext. 8.

MALCOLM X -- Thursday at 8 p.m. Spike Lee's 1992 film starring Denzel Washington is the first in the film series "50 Years After Brown v. Board of Education: The Ongoing Role of Racism in a 'Colorblind' Society." George Washington University, Seventh Floor, 1957 E St. NW. Free. 202-994-6345.

BERGA: SOLDIERS OF ANOTHER WAR -- Saturday at 2 p.m. A documentary by Charles Guggenheim about American prisoners of war during the Holocaust. Pope John Paul II

Cultural Center, John Paul II Theatre, 3900 Harewood Rd. NE. Free. 202-635-5400.


DANCE: CLASSICAL MUSIC'S NOT-ALWAYS-SO-SILENT PARTNER -- Tuesday at 7 p.m. WETA-TV's Peter Fay and writer-critic Sorab Modi discuss how dances such as the waltz, mazurka and landler influenced Chopin, Liszt, Brahms and other composers. Borders, 18th and L streets NW. Free. 202-466-4999.


PURRFECT PAWTRAIT PET PHOTOGRAPHY -- Today at 2 p.m. Learn how to take better pictures of pets from professional pet photographer Judy Reisman. Tips also work for animals at the zoo and in the wild. Pet models provided. Meet at Battery Kemble Park, 2800 Chain Bridge Rd. NW. $59. For reservations, call 202-537-0937.

SEEING WITHOUT A CAMERA -- Thursday at 6:30 p.m. Use the techniques of professional photographers to become more creative, see things from a

different perspective and take better photos. First Class, 1726 20th St. NW. $30. For reservations, call 202-797-5102.

Real Estate

HOME BUYING 101 -- Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. Real estate experts Morgan Knull and Anne Santarone offer practical advice on competing in the current market and give information on financing, including alternative mortgage options. First Class, 1726 20th St. NW. $39. 202-797-5102.


THE ART OF THE COMIC TALE: A WORKSHOP WITH WILLIE CLAFLIN -- Today at 10 a.m. The master storyteller, who has been featured at the National Storytelling Festival in Tennessee, gives tips on telling personal stories, tall tales, parodies and more. 8720 Georgia Ave.,

Suite 303, Silver Spring. $35. 301-891-1129.


SPIES: NORTH BY NORTHWEST WALKING TOUR -- Today at 1 pm. Explore espionage sites in the area around the Russian Embassy. Meet by the park at Wisconsin Avenue and Massachusetts Avenue NW. $12. 703-569-1875.

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