BEULAH -- Tuesday at 8:30 p.m. Indie. With Dios. Black Cat, Mainstage, 1811 14th St. NW. $10. 202-667-7960.

ANNA-MARI KAHARA AND HOW MANY SISTERS? -- Thursday at 7 p.m. Finnish jazz. National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1250 New York Ave. NW. Free. 202-783-7370.

DAVE KLINE -- Friday at 5 p.m. Latin jazz. National Gallery of Art, Sculpture Garden, Pavilion Cafe, Seventh Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Free. 202-289-3360.

JOE -- Friday at 6 p.m. R&B, hip-hop. Dream, 1350 Okie St. NE. $20. 202-347-5255.

THE REVEREND HORTON HEAT -- Saturday at 9 p.m. Country. 9:30 club, 815 V St. NW. $18. 202-265-0930.


CELEBRATION OF COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY DANCE -- Tuesday and Wednesday at 6 p.m. Modern. Students from local and national colleges and universities perform works by Jose Limon, Bob Fosse, Merce Cunninghman, Bill Evans and other notable choreographers. Kennedy Center, Grand Foyer, 2700 F St. NW. Free. 202-467-4600.

DOLLHOUSE -- Friday at 9:30 p.m. Dance to alternative, old-school industrial and new wave music. Black Cat, Backstage, 1811 14th NW. $5. 202-667-7960.


NEW WORK -- Opens Tuesday. Artist reception Thursday, 6-8 p.m. Through June 29. Acrylic and oil paintings by Raimundo Rubio Huidobro. Irvine Contemporary Art, 1710 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free. 202-332-8767.

TALL TALES SCROLLS ART SHOW -- Closes Tuesday. 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 artist. Nevin Kelly Gallery, 1517 U St. NW. Free. 202-232-3464.


Paintings and sculptures by the artist. Zenith Gallery, 413 Seventh St. NW. Free. 202-783-2963.

COMIC STRIP, PASSION'S TRIP -- Through June 12. Belgian comic strips by various authors. The Old Post Office Pavilion, 1100 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Free. 202-289-4224.

BEST IN SHOW: DOGS AND THEIR PEOPLE -- Through June 13. Paintings, monotypes, lino-prints and sculpture by Andrea Rowe Kraus. Studio Gallery, 2108 R St. NW. Free. 202-232-8734.

ELISA MCKAY, MARGUERITE BECK-REX, AND JOSEPH HARRISON SNYDER -- Through July 4. Multimedia paintings. Market 5 Gallery, 7th St. and North Carolina Ave. SE. Free. 202-543-7293.


AN AMERICAN IN PARIS -- Today at 1 p.m. Screening of the 1951 musical by director Vincente Minnelli. Avalon Theatre, 5612 Connecticut Ave. NW. $5. 202-966-6000.

ART AND DEATH IN AFRICA: YAABA SOORE AND MASKED SPIRITS OF MYOR DIAPLE -- Thursday at 7 p.m. The first, a documentary about the path of the ancestors that men must follow to honor the spirits of the dead; the second, a documentary about masquerade performers in the heavily forested regions of northeastern Liberia and the masquerade spirits who visit village residents and receive blessings of health and well-being. Both created in 1986. National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Ave. SW. Free. 202-633-4600.

For Children

YOUNG PLANETARIUM -- Wednesday at 4 p.m. Ages 2-10. An introduction to the night sky. Rock Creek Park, Nature Center, 5200 Glover Rd. NW. Free. 202-426-6829.

POKING IN THE POND -- Thursday at 4 p.m. Ages 4 and older. Observe creatures that inhabit ponds and whether they stay on the surface, swim or fall to the bottom of the water. Rock Creek Park, Nature Center, 5200 Glover Rd. NW. Free. 202-426-6829.

CLASSIC LOONEY TUNES -- Saturday at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. Ages 6 and older. Screening of the Warner Brothers' cartoons starring Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Marvin the Martian and Porky Pig. National Gallery of Art, East Building, Fourth St. and Constitution Ave. NW. Free. 202-789-4995.

CHESAPEAKE BAY TOUCH TANK -- Saturday at 11 a.m. See some of the residents of the Chesapeake Bay. Capital Children's Museum, 800 Third St. NE. $7, seniors $5, ages 2 and younger free. 202-675-4120.

RETURN OF THE BUDDHA -- Saturday at 2 p.m. Ages 6-14. Examine the dress and jewelry of the "Return of the Buddha" sculptures, and retreat to the classroom to make jewelry based on objects seen. Sackler Gallery, second level, 1050 Independence Ave. SW. Free. 202-357-2700 or 202-633-0461.

EXPLORING THE UNIVERSE -- Saturday at 4 p.m. Ages 7 and older. Learn about the sun, moon, stars and planets. Rock Creek Park, Nature Center, 5200 Glover Rd. NW. Free. 202-426-6829.

Lectures and Literature

RACHEL PASTAN -- Tuesday at 7 p.m. The author discusses her debut book, "This Side of Married." Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free. 202-364-1919.

BRING ON DA BUGS, BRING ON DA NOISE -- Wednesday at 7 p.m. Local residents share poetry and short prose about cicadas, rhythm, science fiction, love and the haiku. Brookland Visitors Center, 3420 Ninth St. NE. Free. 202-526-1632.

PLAYFUL PERFORMERS -- Thursday at 6 p.m. Curator David Binkley talks about children performing in masquerade and the role of such performance in fostering education, imagination and creativity. National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Ave. SW. Free. 202-633-4600.

THE ORACLE CONTRIBUTORS -- Saturday at 1 p.m. Clients of Sasha Bruce Youthwork, an organization that aids troubled and needy youth in D.C., read their writings from The Oracle: Sasha Bruce Youthwork Literary Magazine. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free. 202-364-1919.


ASK AN ASTROLOGER! -- Tuesday, 7-9 p.m. Presented by Dianne Eppler Adams, a member of the National Committee for Geocosmic Research. Workshop lesson includes a discussion on why you should go to an astrologer, how astrology works and what it can tell you about yourself and the future. First Class, Inc., 1726 20th St. NW. $35. 202-797-5102.

MONUMENTS AND MEMORIALS -- Wednesdays and Saturdays, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. through June 30. Tour and photograph federal buildings and monuments in a practice workshop in architectural, interior and outdoor photography with Washington Photo Safari. Meet in front of Renwick Gallery, 17th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. $59 for half-day session, $99 for full-day session. Includes transportation and materials. For reservations, 202-537-0937.

CHILDREN OF STRUGGLE -- Thursday at 10 a.m. A musical program by Raquis Petree with music by Marion Johnson, about the life and struggles of Ruby Bridges, Ernest Green and Claudette Colvin, young heroes of the civil rights movement. Co-produced by Discovery Theater. Library of Congress, Jefferson Building, Coolidge Auditorium, 10 First St. SE. Free. 202-707-1071.

Sports and Recreation

GRANDFATHER TREE HIKE -- Saturday at 11 a.m. A park ranger leads this 11/2-mile hike along the Melvin Hazen Trail to view some of the oldest trees in Rock Creek Park. Rock Creek Park, Peirce Barn, Tilden and Beach Dr. Free. 202-895-6070.


A MONDAY NIGHT WITH BESS AND TESS -- Opens Tuesday. Through June 27. D.C. playwright Caleen Sinnette Jennings's comedy-drama about breaking theater casting's racial boundaries. H Street Playhouse, 1365 H St. NE. $20-$28. 800-494-8497 or 202-529-5764.

ARENA STAGE'S STUDENT TEN-MINUTE PLAYS -- Friday at 6 p.m. Area high school students read their self-written plays. Kennedy Center, Grand Foyer, 2700 F St. NW. Free. 202-467-4600.

PASSING THE LOVE OF WOMEN -- Through June 6. Theater J presents a 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.

THE ALTRUISTS -- Through June 19. The Catalyst Theater Company presents the Nicky Silver satire. Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, 545 Seventh St. SE. $10-$25. 800-494-8497.

THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN -- Through June 27. A comedic tale by the playwright of "The Beauty Queen of Leenane," Martin McDonagh. The Studio Theatre, 1333 P St. NW. $25-$45. 202-332-3300.

TAPE -- Through July 3. Yellow Taxi Productions' presentation of the Stephen Belber play. D.C. Arts Center, 2438 18th St. NW. $10-$15. 866-811-4111 or 202-462-7833.


COURAGE! A CIVIL WAR IN WASHINGTON -- Saturday at 11 a.m. Actors portray Civil War citizens and lead a period tour of the city. Includes Civil War recipes and word clue scavenger hunt for children. Meet at 10th and E streets NW. $12, ages 12 and younger $6. 301-588-9255.

GET LISTED. Events listed as space permits. E-mail or fax notices -- with dates, time, address, cost and phone number -- to or 202-496-3537. Deadline is two weeks before publication date.