at noon. Latin jazz. McPherson Square, 15th and I streets NW. Free. 202-661-7560.

SQUEEZE BAYOU -- Wednesday at 6 p.m. Cajun. Kennedy Center,

Grand Foyer, 2700 F St. NW. Free. 202-467-4600.

BODEANS -- Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Rock. With Bob Schneider.

9:30 club, 815 V St. NW. $25. 202-393-0930.

THE ROUTINEERS -- Friday at 9:30 p.m. Rock. With Two if by Sea and People Who Know People. Black Cat, Mainstage, 1811 14th St. NW. $7. 202-667-7960.


COMPOSED DISORDER -- Opens Wednesday. Reception Friday, 6-8:30 p.m. Through Sept. 5. Paintings by Benjamin Rankin. Touchstone Gallery, Annex,

406 Seventh St. NW. Free. 202-347-2787.

For Children

MAYAN PYRAMIDS -- Monday at 10 a.m. Learn how the Mayans built their pyramids and create a small one of your own. Capital Area Children's Museum, 800 Third St. NE. Free with museum admission: $7, seniors

$5, ages 2 and younger free. 202-675-4149.

RONALD MCDONALD -- Thursday at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Ages 4-9. The McDonald's ambassador reads to guests as part of the D.C. Public Library's "Summer Quest: Readers Rule" program. At 10:30 a.m.: Francis A. Gregory Neighborhood Library, 3660 Alabama Ave. SE. 202-645-4297. At 1:30 p.m.: Anacostia Neighborhood Library, 1800 Good Hope Rd. SE. Free. 202-698-1190.

PAINTING IN THE PARK -- Thursday at 4 p.m. Paint scenes of the surrounding forest, meadow and gardens. Rock Creek Park Nature Center, 5200 Glover Rd. NW. Free. 202-895-6070.

OUTDOOR PIXILATION -- Saturday at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Ages 5 and older. Animate yourself in a movie and learn about animation basics. Capital Area Children's Museum, 800 Third St. NE. Free

with museum admission: $7, seniors $5, ages 2 and younger free. 202-675-4149.


NERUDA AFLOTE -- Saturday at 7:30 and 8:15 p.m. Volunteers read their favorite Pablo Neruda poems to celebrate the centennial of the birth of the Chilean poet. Guests can bring their favorite Neruda verse to share, too. At 7:30 p.m.: Three Sisters Island, Potomac River. At 8:15 p.m.: Roosevelt Island Sound, Potomac River. (Call for more specific directions to the islands.) Free to listen; boat rental cost varies. 202-722-1385.


MAN WITH BAGS -- Opens Wednesday with a pay-what-you-can preview at 8 p.m. Through Sept. 5. Longacre Lea Productions presents the Eugene Ionesco play. Catholic University of America, Callan Theatre, 620 Michigan Ave. NE. $10-$15. 202-460-2188.

PATIENCE -- Thursday-Saturday at 7 p.m. The GLBT Arts Consortium's rendition of the Gilbert and Sullivan musical, set in the District. Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, 545 Seventh St. SE. $20. 202-547-6839.


ROCK CREEK CLEANUP -- Today at 10:30 a.m. Help remove trash before it flows into the Potomac River or Chesapeake Bay. Bags and gloves provided. Rock Creek Park, Peirce Barn, Tilden Street and Beach Drive NW. Free. 202-895-6070.

GET LISTED. Events listed as space permits. E-mail or fax notices to or 202-496-3537. Deadline is two weeks before publication date.