SALLY MANN -- Thursday at 7 p.m. The celebrated photographer presents a slide lecture on her work in conjunction with her new exhibit, "What Remains." With a book signing. Corcoran Gallery of Art, 500 17th St. NW. $18, members $15. 202-639-1770.

Books and Authors

SARAH GRACE MCCANDLESS -- Monday at 7 p.m. The author

reads from her first novel,

"Grosse Point Girl: Tales From a Suburban Adolescence." A chronicle of the humiliations and small victories of an '80s teenhood in privileged Grosse Point, Mich. Olsson's, 418 Seventh St. NW. Free. 703-525-4227.

EVAN WRIGHT -- Tuesday at 7 p.m. The Rolling Stone contributing editor reads from "Generation Kill," about the experiences of soldiers in Iraq. Olsson's, 418 Seventh St. NW. Free. 202-638-7610.



8-11 p.m. Salsa lessons at

7 p.m. With an all-star band

featuring the District's Hottest Mambo Kings, salsa dance contests, door prizes and refreshments. The closing event for Fete de la Musique. Nation, 1015 Half St. SE. Free. 202-724-5613.


TOAST ANNIVERSARY PROGRAM -- Sunday, 6:30-9 p.m. Toast and Strawberries celebrates its 30+ year anniversary and the birthday of owner Rosemary Reed with refreshments and a fashion

show. 1608 20th St. NW. Free. 202-234-1212.

NORDSTROM DESIGNER PREVIEW -- Tuesday at 6 p.m. Fall fashions from New York, Milan and Paris. Designer collections include Donna Karan, Valentino, Celine, Christian Lacroix, Blumarine, Dolce & Gabbana and Jean Paul Gaultier. With a cocktail reception. A benefit for CharityWorks and the Maya Angelou Public Charter School. Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium, 1301 Constitution Ave. NW. $100. 703-286-0758.

Food and Drink

ARABIAN FEAST -- Thursday,

6:30-9 p.m. Enjoy a traditional Arabian dinner, featuring lamb

kabsa and chicken saleek. Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia, 601

New Hampshire Ave. NW. $65. 202-244-3700.


NEW WOMEN AND WEIMAR CULTURE -- Tuesday at 7 p.m. In conjunction with a retrospective of her work, Atina Grossman of the Cooper Union discusses Lotte Jacobi and the women's movement in Weimar-era Germany. National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1250 New York Ave. NW. $8, seniors

and students $7, members $5. 202-783-7370.

EINSTEIN'S UNIVERSE: A DAZZLING TOUR -- Wednesday at 7 p.m. In an illustrated presentation, physicist Michio Kaku explains how Einstein used simple mental images to illustrate his theories. S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Dr. SW. $15. 202-357-3030.

KIM SCHMAHMANN -- Saturday at 3 p.m. The South African conceptual artist, who uses furniture as a vehicle to express social and political ideas, gives an illustrated talk on his piece "Bureau of Bureaucracy." Renwick Gallery, Pennsylvania Avenue and 17th Street NW. Free. 202-633-1000.


SIDEWALK MUSICIAN'S SLAM COMPETITION -- Monday, noon-2 p.m. Vote on the best buskers in a contest that includes drum ensembles, jazz trumpeters, banjo and guitar players, and a classical violinist. Downtown along D and F streets NW, between Sixth and Ninth. Free. 202-724-5613.

SMITHSONIAN FOLKLIFE FESTIVAL -- Wednesday-Saturday and June 30-July 4, 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m., with evening events beginning at 5:30 p.m. The 38th annual program spotlighting folk culture from around the globe. This year's themes include "Nuestra Musica: Music in Latino Culture," with music and dance from El Salvador, Colombia, Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Bolivia and the United States. The arts, crafts and music of Haiti, along with mid-Atlantic maritime communities, are also represented. National Mall between Ninth and 14th streets NW. Free. 202-357-3030.

SECOND ANNUAL MID-ATLANTIC UKULELE INVITATIONAL -- Saturday at 8 p.m. Featuring the Flea Stompers, who perform tin-pan alley, vaudeville and jazz; the Awkward Sounds of Skizz, who pay tribute to comic book heros and '50s pop culture; and Hoaloha, a traditional Polynesian island band with dancers. Creative Alliance at the Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore. $12, children $5. 410-276-1651.


HYENAS -- Today at 2 p.m. Senegalese filmmaker Djibril Diop Mambety's metaphorical tale of Africans in the 1990s. A vengeful woman offers a fortune for the death of a man who harmed her years before. Part of the series "Looking at Cinema, 1979-2004." S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Dr. SW. Free. 202-357-3030.

CHILDREN WILL LISTEN -- Today at 3 p.m. A documentary about D.C. elementary- and middle-school kids staging Stephen Sondheim's "Into the Woods" at the Kennedy Center, from set and costume design to directing. Part of the AFI Silverdocs festival. AFI Silver Theatre, 8633 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. $8.50, seniors and students $7.50. 301-495-6720.

MIDAQ ALLEY -- Today at 4:30 p.m. An adaptation of a novel by Egyptian writer Naguib Mahfouz, transposed to the streets of Mexico City and starring a young Salma Hayek. Four episodes narrated from different viewpoints. Part of the "Milestones in Mexican Cinema" series. National Gallery of Art, East Building, Auditorium, Fourth Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Free. 202-737-4215.

HANS WARNS: MY 20TH CENTURY -- Monday at 6:30 p.m. The story of a sailor who traveled the world over many decades. A mix of fictional and documentary film. Part of the series "Hybrid Forms: New Trends in Documentary Filmmaking." Goethe-Institut, 812 Seventh St. NW. $5, seniors and students $3. 202-289-1200.

MINOR MISHAPS -- Wednesday at 7 p.m. The story of a dysfunctional Danish family coping with the death of their matriarch. Part of the series "Nordic Cinema: The Women Filmmakers." National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1250 New York Ave. NW. $5-$6. 202-783-5000.

THE CUP -- Thursday at 7 p.m. The story of two soccer-obsessed monks who are determined to smuggle a TV into their monastery to watch the World Cup. Filmed in a monastery in Bhutan with a cast of actual monks. Part of the "Laughing Buddha" film series. Freer Gallery of Art, Jefferson Drive and 12th Street SW. Free. 202-633-1000.

FREEDOM SONG -- Thursday at 8 p.m. A story of the Mississippi civil rights movement produced by and starring Danny Glover. Part of the film series "50 Years After Brown v. Board of Education, the Ongoing Role of Racism in a 'Colorblind' Society." George Washington University, 1957 E St. NW, Seventh Floor. Free. 202-994-6345.

DAVID COPPERFIELD -- Friday at 7 p.m. Starring W.C. Fields in his only serious role, as Mr. Micawber, in a faithful adaptation of the Charles Dickens novel. Part of the "Films on the Hill" series. Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, 545 Seventh St. SE. $5. 202-547-6839.

THE GOONIES -- Friday and Saturday at midnight. A group of kids embark on an adventure to find a pirate's treasure to save their homes from being paved over. E Street Cinema, 555 11th St. NW. $6. 202-452-7672.


PHOTO PORTFOLIO CRITIQUE -- Today, 10 a.m.-noon. Photographers of all levels are invited to share their work and receive feedback over coffee and bagels. Bring a portfolio of digital or traditional photography in black-and-white or color. Glen

Echo Park, Photoworks, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Free. 301-229-7930.


IN YOUR EAR -- Today at 3 p.m. The series focuses on unusual meter and rhyme. District of Columbia Arts Center, 2438 18th St. NW. $3. 202-462-7833.


GARGOYLE TOUR -- Thursday at 6:30 p.m. and June 27 at 2 p.m. An introduction to the frightening yet humorous carvings. Binoculars recommended, cameras welcome. Washington National Cathedral, docent station, Massachusetts and Wisconsin avenues NW. Free. 202-537-6200.

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