Books and Authors

SUZANNE SCHLOSSBERG -- Today at 4 p.m. A contributing editor for Shape magazine, Schlossberg talks about her new book, "The Curse of the Singles Table: A True Story of 1001 Nights Without Sex," which chronicles the author's streak and her attempts to end it. Olsson's, 7647 Old Georgetown Rd., Bethesda. Free. 301-652-3336.

HARI KUNZRU -- Monday at 7 p.m. The London native and author of "The Impressionist" discusses his new novel, "Transmission," an

ironic look at immigration, terrorism and the power of celebrity.

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

GORDON KIRKLAND -- Tuesday at 7 p.m. The Canadian humorist and author of "Justice Is Blind -- And Her Dog Just Peed in My Cornflakes" reads from his new book, "Never Stand Behind a Loaded Horse." Borders, 18th and L streets NW. Free. 202-466-4999.

JOHN PRADOS -- Tuesday at 7 p.m. The former NSA adviser discusses his new book, "Hoodwinked: The Documents That Reveal How Bush Sold Us a War." Citing CIA reports and Pentagon briefings, the author argues that Bush's prewar claims about Iraq were spurious. Olsson's, 7647 Old Georgetown Rd., Bethesda. Free. 301-652-3336.


ALLAH MADE ME FUNNY -- Monday-Tuesday at 8:30 p.m. Preacher Moss hosts a Muslim comedy tour. Improv Comedy Club, 1140 Connecticut Ave. NW. $20. 202-296-7008.


THE TOM CUNNINGHAM ORCHESTRA -- Friday, 8:30 p.m.-midnight. Swing along with the 16-piece big band. Beginner swing dance lesson at

8:30 p.m. Chevy Chase Ballroom, 5207 Wisconsin Ave. NW. $12. 703-359-9882.


THE GREATEST THEFT IN HISTORY -- Tuesday at 7 p.m. British intelligence expert Nigel West explains how Russian spies stole the secrets of the atom bomb. International Spy Museum, 800 F St. NW. $20. For reservations, call 202-393-7798.


CELEBRATE MOUNT PLEASANT FESTIVAL -- Today, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. A celebration of the area's diversity, featuring music, artists, children's performers and a variety of ethnic food. Mount Pleasant Street NW between Irving Street and Park Road NW. Free. 202-588-5272.

PHILIPPINE FAIR & PARADE 2004 -- Today, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Parade begins at 1 p.m. A celebration of Philippine music, dance, food and crafts. Pennsylvania Avenue NW between 10th Street and 12th Street NW. Free. 703-415-2400.

CAPITAL PRIDE -- Saturday and Sunday. The 29th annual celebration of the District's gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community. Saturday: The Pride Parade kicks off from Dupont Circle at 6:30 p.m. Sunday: A street festival on Pennsylvania Avenue starts at 11 a.m. Free. 202-797-3510.

Food and Drink

TASTE OF PENN QUARTER CULINARY DINE AROUND -- Saturday, 2-4 p.m. Sample 11 dishes at four local restaurants: Signatures, La Tasca, McCormick & Schmick's, and Fado's Irish Pub & Restaurant. Start at Fado's, 808 Seventh St. NW. $45. 202-244-3700.


A BIT OF BROOKSIDE -- Thursday, 10 a.m.-noon and 1:30-3:30 p.m. Pot flowers from Brookside Gardens to plant at home. Bring gloves, a

trowel and a sun hat. Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. $40. For reservations, call 301-962-1451.

GARDENING FOR WILDLIFE -- Friday, noon-1 p.m. Dave Mizejewski of the National Wildlife Foundation discusses how to create a wildlife-friendly garden and how to have your yard or garden certified as a Backyard Wildlife Habitat site. U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW. Free. For reservations, call 202-226-4082.

HYDRANGEA DISPLAY AND DEMONSTRATION -- Saturday at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Gardener Flavia Pruet discusses how to grow and care for hydrangeas. Hillwood Museum and Gardens, 4155

Linnean Ave. NW. Free with estate deposit. For reservations, call 202-686-8500.


JOHN GLENN -- Thursday at 8 p.m. The former astronaut shares his memories of the early days of spaceflight, and of his return to space aboard the space shuttle Discovery in 1998. National Air and Space Museum, Udvar-Hazy Center, Imax Theater, 14390 Air & Space Museum Pkwy., Chantilly. Free. For reservations, call 202-633-2398.


NAZARIN -- Today at 2 p.m. Surrealist filmmaker Luis Bunuel's parable of a wandering priest who can't find anyone else who observes his Christian moral code. National Gallery of Art, East Building, Auditorium, Fourth Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Free. 202-737-4215.

THE HOUSEWIFE'S FLOWER -- Monday at 6:30 p.m. German Italian vacuum-cleaner salesmen try to persuade doubtful customers that their new product is indispensable for cleanliness. This is the first screening of "Hybrid Forms: New Trends in Documentary Filmmaking," a six-week series of movies that blend historical fact with narrative. Goethe-Institut, 812 Seventh St. NW. $5, seniors and students $3. 202-289-1200.

FRIDA (NATURALEZA VIVA) -- Wednesday at 1 p.m., Thursday-Friday at 12:30 p.m. In 1984, Mexican filmmaker Paul Leduc was the first to make a cinematic rendering of Frida Kahlo's life, with Ofelia Medina in the title role. It's a modernist look at Kahlo's art, her marriage to Diego Rivera and her radical politics. National Gallery of Art, East Building, Auditorium, Fourth Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Free. 202-737-4215.

STRUGGLES IN STEEL: THE STORY OF AFRICAN AMERICAN STEELWORKERS -- Saturday at 1 p.m. A documentary compiled from interviews with more than 70 black steelworkers that tells the story of their battle for equal rights in the workplace during the 1960s and 1970s. National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. Free. 202-272-2448.

DANZON -- Saturday at 2 and 4 p.m. The story of a young working mother in Mexico City whose emotional life is centered around dance-hall competitions. When her partner of six years mysteriously disappears, her life is left in disarray. National Gallery of Art, East Building, Auditorium, Fourth Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Free. 202-737-4215.


WORLD GUITAR CONGRESS -- Through Wednesday. An extensive program that includes concerts, symposiums, master classes and lectures. Towson University, 8000 York Rd., Towson. $10-$40. 410-704-2787.

2,500TH FREE CONCERT -- June 13 at 7 p.m. A celebration of 62 seasons of free Sunday performances at the National Gallery. Jorge Mester conducts a program of Stravinsky, Ravel and more. National Gallery of Art, East Building, Atrium, Fourth Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Free. 202-737-4215.


BRIDGES OF FREDERICK COUNTY, MD -- Today, 3-6 p.m. Bring a tripod, polarizing unit and flash to practice landscape photography at three covered wooden bridges. Meet

at the Park and Ride off Exit 26, I-270. $65. For reservations, call 202-537-0937.

INSIDE THE KENNEDY CENTER -- Saturday, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. A study in architectural photography, with access to off-limits areas including the Opera House and Concert Hall. Meet at the information desk. Kennedy Center, 2700 F St. NW. $39. For reservations, call 202-537-0937.


THE CAPITOL HILL SCULPTURE PROJECT -- Saturday, 4-6 p.m. An artist reception and outdoor exhibit of 18 works by members of the Washington Sculptors Group. With refreshments. Folger Shakespeare Library, Haskell Center, 301 East Capitol St. SE. Free. 202-686-8696.


HOOP DREAMS 3-ON-3 BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT -- Saturday at 9 a.m. Celebrity game at 12:30 p.m. A charity game for the Hoop Dreams scholarship fund, featuring Juan Dixon and Steve Blake of the Washington Wizards and Chamique Holdsclaw and Murriel Page of the Washington Mystics. George Washington University, Smith Center, 600 22nd St. NW. Free to watch, $100 for teams of three to compete. 202-414-4774.


STORY SLAM 'O4: NEAR MISSES -- Tuesday at 8 p.m. A free-for-all sponsored by Washington Storytellers Theater. The rules are simple: Share a story that runs 5 minutes or less about a near miss. HR-57, 1610 14th St. NW. $5. 301-891-1129.

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