Books and Authors

KAREN C. FOX AND ARIES KECK -- Today at 5 p.m. The authors discuss their book, "Einstein A to Z," an overview of the scientist's life, from his work on the theory of relativity to his favorite jokes and movies. Politics & Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free. 202-364-1919.

ROBERT BRYCE -- Tuesday at 7 p.m. The Texas journalist examines the Lone Star State's growing influence on American politics in his new book, "Cronies: Oil, the Bushes, and the Rise of Texas, America's Superstate." Politics & Prose,

5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free. 202-364-1919.

TONYA LEWIS LEE AND CRYSTAL MCCRARY ANTHONY -- Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. The authors -- the wives of Spike Lee and Greg Anthony of the New York Knicks, respectively -- discuss their book, "Gotham Diaries," a satire of black high society in New York. Borders, Tysons Corner, 8027 Leesburg Pike, Vienna. Free. 703-556-7766.

LAURA LIPPMAN -- Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. Winner of the Edgar, Agatha, Anthony, Shamus and

Nero Wolfe awards for mystery writing, the Baltimore author discusses "By a Spider's Thread,"

her new Tess Monaghan story. Borders, 5871 Crossroads Center Way, Baileys Crossroads. Free. 703-998-0404.

BRYAN BURROUGH -- Wednesday at 7 p.m. The co-author of "Barbarians at the Gate" and contributing editor to Vanity Fair discusses "Public Enemies: America's Greatest Crime

Wave and the Birth of the FBI, 1933-34," a look at the rise of the agency and its greatest nemeses. Olsson's, 418 Seventh St. NW. Free. 202-638-7610.

ANTHONY CAPELLA -- Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. The London-based author talks about his first novel, "The Food of Love," a modern spin on Cyrano de Bergerac. Borders, 5871 Crossroads Center Way, Baileys Crossroads. Free. 703-998-0404.

MICHAEL KRANISH AND NINA J. EASTON -- Aug. 1 at 5 p.m. The Boston Globe reporters discuss

"John F. Kerry," their biography

of the Democratic presidential candidate. Politics & Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free. 202-364-1919.

Dance

CAJUN/ZYDECO DANCE -- Today at 3:30 p.m. Lesson 3-3:30 p.m. New Orleans-style dancing with live music. Glen Echo Park, Bumper Car Pavilion, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. $10. 301-309-0895.

MILONGA -- Today, 8-11 p.m. Tango lesson 7-8 p.m. A night of Argentine tango with DJ music. Glen Echo Park, Spanish Ballroom, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. $10. 301-229-8728.

Fashion

THREADS OF TIME, THE FABRIC OF HISTORY -- Saturday, 1-3 p.m. Local author Rosemary Reed Miller lectures on black contributions to the fashion industry from the mid 1800s to the present. Daughters of the American Revolution Museum, 1776 D St. NW. Free. For reservations, call 202-879-3240.

Health and Fitness

CHARITY YOGA CLASS -- Today,

1-2 p.m. Instructor Andi Franchini offers a class to raise money for orphan programs. All levels welcome. Georgetown Yoga, 1053 31st St. NW. $5 minimum

donation. For reservations, call 202-342-7779.

WASHINGTON WATERWAYS -- Wednesday, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

A five-mile, round-trip bike ride to learn how the Potomac River,

Rock Creek and the C&O Canal influenced the city's development. Led by a park ranger. Free mountain-bike loans to the first 12 riders. 1057 Thomas Jefferson St. NW. Free. 202-653-5190.

Miscellaneous

SELF-HYPNOSIS -- Monday at 6 p.m. Learn the art of self-hypnosis in this workshop taught by comedian Flip Orley. A three-hour session begins at 7 p.m. after a meet-and-greet with the instructor. Snacks provided. Improv Comedy Club, 1140 Connecticut Ave. NW. $135. 202-296-7008.

ODE TO PEACE INTERNATIONAL YOUTH CULTURE AND ART FESTIVAL -- Saturday, 4-7 p.m. A showcase of youth cultures from across the globe, including singing, dancing, a variety of musical instruments and martial arts demonstrations. Jefferson

Memorial, 900 Ohio Dr. SW. Free. 202-426-6841.

Movies

GOLDEN CHICKEN -- Today at 2 p.m. When a prostitute is trapped

in an ATM booth with a would-be robber during a power outage,

she regales him with stories from her job. Part of the "Made in Hong Kong Film Festival." In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles. Freer Gallery of Art, Meyer Auditorium, Jefferson Drive and 12th Street SW. Free. 202-633-1000.

DREAMS -- Wednesday at 7 p.m. A drama about two women -- a fashion editor and a model -- who become disillusioned after romantic encounters with two men. Part of the "Bergman's Women" series. National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1250 New York Ave. NW. $6; members, students and visitors older than 60 $5. 202-783-5000.

A LESSON IN LOVE -- Friday at 2:30 p.m. and Aug. 1 at 4 p.m. A doctor's wife has an affair for revenge after she learns her husband is seeing an attractive patient. Part of the series "Ingmar Bergman: Early Work." National Gallery of Art, East Building, Auditorium, Fourth Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Free. 202-737-4215.

BURDEN OF DREAMS -- Friday at

7 p.m. A documentary about

German filmmaker Werner Herzog struggling in the Amazon to make

his epic movie "Fitzcarraldo." American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Hwy., Baltimore. Free. 410-244-1900.

RED ROSE, WHITE ROSE -- Friday at 7 p.m. and Aug. 1 at 2 p.m. A melodrama set in the 1920s about a playboy torn between his mistress and his wife. Directed by Stanley Kwan. Part of the "Made in Hong Kong Film Festival." In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles.

Freer Gallery of Art, Meyer Auditorium, Jefferson Drive

and 12th Street SW. Free. 202-633-1000.

THE REVENGE OF FRANKENSTEIN -- Friday at 11 p.m. and Saturday at 5:15 p.m. The mad Dr. Stein (Peter Cushing) treats the poor and collects their body parts for his next experiment. Things don't go as planned, however, and his creation becomes a hideous fiend. Kicks off Part 2 of the series "Bloody Hell: British Horror Films." AFI Silver Theatre, 8633 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. $8.50, seniors and students $7.50. 301-495-6720.

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. Closes the "Midnights Beneath Bethesda" series. Bethesda Row Cinema, 7235 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda. $6. 301-652-7273.

PULP FICTION -- Friday and Saturday at midnight. A boxer, two hit men, two small-time thieves and a gangster's wife in four intertwined narratives about money, drugs, violence and redemption. Closes the "Midnights on E Street" series. E Street Cinema, 555 11th St. NW. $6. 202-452-7672.

THE CREEPING FLESH -- Saturday at 11 p.m. and Aug. 1 at 5:15 p.m. A Victoran-era scientist (Peter Cushing) discovers an ancient skeleton. When the warden of the local insane asylum (Christopher Lee) gets his hands on it, all hell breaks loose. Part of the series "Bloody Hell: British Horror Films." AFI Silver Theatre, 8633 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. $8.50, seniors and students $7.50. 301-495-6720.

Parties

'80S PRIDE PROM -- Today at

8 p.m. Dress to the theme and

bring someone special to celebrate the District's LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) community. Proceeds benefit the D.C. Women's Human Rights Action Team. The Velvet Lounge, 915 U St. NW. $10 suggested donation. 202-462-3213.

THE PURPLE PARTY -- Thursday at 9 p.m. Party like it's you-know-when with 25 years of Prince's music. Visions Cinema, Bar Noir Lounge, 1927 Florida Ave. NW. $10. 202-667-0090.

Photography

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

Poetry

POETRY UNDER THE STARS -- Friday, 7-9 p.m. A night of poetry hosted

by the Blackout Arts Collective, open to everyone. Sankofa Video and Books, 2714 Georgia Ave. NW. Free. 202-234-4755.

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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