Art and Crafts
WHEN POETRY HAPPENS: THE PHOTOGRAPHS OF GABRIEL OROZCO -- Thursday, 7-8 p.m. Mia Freeman of the Metropolitan Museum of Art discusses the artist's work. Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Ring Auditorium, Seventh Street and Independence Avenue SW. Free. 202-357-2700.
Books and Authors
BILL CLINTON -- Wednesday at 4 p.m. Tickets distributed at 8 a.m. The former president signs copies of his autobiography, "My Life." One copy per person. Barnes & Noble, 555 12th St. NW. Free. 202-347-0176.
KENNETH CAIN, HEIDI POSTLEWAIT AND ANDREW THOMSON -- Thursday at 7 p.m. The former U.N. peacekeepers discuss their memoir, "Emergency Sex and Other Desperate Measures: A True Story From Hell on Earth." Olsson's, 2111 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Free. 703-525-4227.
PHILIP WEISS -- Thursday at 7 p.m. In 1976, the author was a young journalist traveling overseas, where he learned of a murder among Peace Corps volunteers in Togo. He discusses his ensuing investigation in "American Taboo: A Murder in the Peace Corps." Borders, 18th and L streets NW. Free. 202-466-4999.
REGENA THOMASHAUER -- Friday at 7 p.m. Relationship advice from the author of "Mama Gena's Marriage Manual: Stop Being a Good Wife, Start Being a Sister Goddess." Olsson's, 2111 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Free. 703-525-4227.
FRANKLIN FOER -- Saturday at 6 p.m. The New Republic editor discusses his book, "How Soccer Explains the World: An Unlikely Theory of Globalization," about the role the sport has played in international relations. Politics & Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free. 202-364-1919.
FOLK DANCE -- Friday, 8:30-11:30 p.m. Contra dance lesson 7:30-8:30 p.m. Try traditional American folk dancing with the Friday Night Dancers, including square dances, country mixers and waltzes. With music from the Glen Echo Open Band. Glen Echo Park, Spanish Ballroom, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. $7. 301-320-7757 or 301-320-2330.
SWING DANCE -- Friday, 8:30 p.m.-midnight. Dance lesson at 8:30 p.m. Swing all night to the sounds of Little Ronnie and the Grand Dukes. Hilton Washington Dulles Airport Hotel, 13869 Park Center Rd., Herndon. $12. 703-359-9882.
Food and Drink
WINE TASTING -- Wednesday at 7 p.m. Join Bob and Fred Luskin of the Bell Wine Shoppe as they taste and discuss eight varieties of French wine from Alsace. Borders, 18th and L streets NW. Free. 202-466-4999.
INTRODUCTION TO FRENCH COOKING -- Saturday, noon-2:30 p.m. Just in time for Bastille Day, learn the secrets of French culinary technique. Chef Gene Sohn gives a four-dish demonstration with
lunch and wine included. Saveur Restaurant, 2218 Wisconsin
Ave. NW. $58. For reservations, call 202-244-3700.
DRESS FOR SUCCESS NIGHT -- Wednesday, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Bring gently used professional women's clothing to donate to Dress for Success and get deals from stores. Fashion Centre at Pentagon City, Food Court, South Hayes and South 15th streets, Arlington. Free. 703-415-2400.
AMERICA ON THE MOVE -- Saturday, 2-6 p.m. A living-history performer shares the experiences of Flossie Haggard, who migrated across Route 66 with her family during the Great Depression. National Museum of American History, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Free. 202-633-1000.
FURNITURE MAKING -- July 11, noon-3 p.m. Carpenter Temple Blackwood demonstrates how to make a Shaker rocking chair and a child's rush seat. Renwick Gallery, Pennsylvania Avenue and 17th Street NW. Free. 202-633-1000.
VISIONARY PET PARADE -- Today, 10 a.m.-noon. The Visionary Art Museum hosts its annual Independence Day celebration, with a pet parade and talent show. Prizes awarded to pets for best hairdo, congeniality, best costume, most patriotic, "Owner 'N' Pet Look-Alike" and more. American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Hwy., Baltimore. Free with museum admission: $1. 410-244-1900.
SMITHSONIAN FOLKLIFE FESTIVAL -- Today, 11 a.m.-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 on three stages. The arts, crafts and music of Haiti, along with those of mid-Atlantic maritime communities, are also represented. National Mall between Ninth and 14th streets NW. Free. 202-357-3030. Visit www.folklife.si.edu/festival/2004/index.html for a complete schedule.
EVIL DEAD II -- Today at 11:30 p.m. A cabin in the woods. An army of flesh-possessing demons. Bruce Campbell. AFI Silver Theatre, 8633 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. $8.50, seniors and students $7.50. 301-495-6720.
SANTO THE SILVER-MASKED MAN VS. THE MARTIAN INVASION -- Thursday at 8 p.m. Martians
in the guise of wrestlers and
Vegas showgirls arrive on
Earth to plead with mankind
for nuclear disarmament
before the planet is destroyed.
When they vaporize innocent earthlings, the only person who can save the day is the pro wrestler Santo. Part of the "Mexican Vintage Sci-Fi and Horror" film series. Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Ring Auditorium, Seventh Street and Independence Avenue SW. Free. 202-357-2700.
RUNNING ON KARMA -- Friday
at 7 p.m., July 11 at 2 p.m.
Part comedy, part thriller,
featuring Hong Kong star
Andy Lau as a Buddhist monk
turned exotic dancer who has the ability to see other people's karma and helps a cop catch a dangerous criminal. Kicks off the Smithsonian's "Made in Hong Kong Film Festival." Freer Gallery of Art, Jefferson
Drive and 12th Street SW. Free. 202-633-1000.
FORBIDDEN ZONE -- Friday and Saturday at midnight. A basement door leads to the sixth dimension in a cult movie that makes "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" look downright normal. With Danny Elfman as Satan and music by Oingo Boingo. E Street Cinema, 555 11th St. NW. $6. 202-452-7672.
HAROLD AND MAUDE -- Friday and Saturday at midnight. An unlikely love story about a suicidal young man (Bud Court) who befriends an eccentric elderly lady (Ruth Gordon) and learns to appreciate life. Bethesda Row Cinema, 7235 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda. $6. 301-652-7273.
RECENT SHORT FILMS FROM MEXICO AND LOVE IN THE TIME OF HYSTERIA -- Saturday at 2 p.m. A double feature of six acclaimed shorts from the past decade and a feature film from director Alfonso Cuaron about a postmodern Don Juan who falls for a woman who is already attached. National Gallery of Art, East Building, Auditorium, Fourth Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Free. 202-737-4215.
THE VIRGIN SPRING -- July 11 at 4:30 p.m. A folk-ballad-like story set in 14th-century Sweden about a father who seeks revenge against three drifters who murdered his daughter. Starts the "Ingmar Bergman: Early Work" film series. National Gallery of Art, East Building, Auditorium, Fourth Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Free. 202-737-4215.
PRINCE PARTY -- Today, 7 p.m.-1 a.m. Join LoveSexyDC and DJ Dredd to celebrate the 20th anniversary of "Purple Rain." Modern, 3287 M St. NW. $7. 202-338-7027.
A DIFFERENT KIND OF LADIES NIGHT -- Saturday at 9:30 p.m. Visions Cinema celebrates the opening weekend of the film "My Mother Likes Women," with DJs and drink specials. Co-sponsord by D.C. Lesbian Events. Visions Cinema, 1927 Florida Ave. NW. Free. 202-667-0090.
OPEN MIC POETRY SLAM -- Friday, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Local poet Kenneth Carroll hosts an open mic for young-adult poets. Anacostia Museum and Center for African American History and Culture, 1901 Fort Pl. SE. Free. To make reservations to perform, call 202-287-3369.
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