ANDREW WHITE -- Tuesday at 6 p.m. A jazz tribute to John Coltrane and his drummer, Elvin Jones. Kennedy Center, Grand Foyer, 2700 F St. NW. Free. 202-467-4600.

SIN MIEDO -- Friday at 6 p.m. Latin jazz. National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Jazz Cafe, 10th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. $5, ages 12 and younger free. 202-357-2700.

HOPE OF THE STATES -- Friday at 10 p.m. Rock. With Inouk. 9:30 club, 815 V St. NW. $10. 202-265-0930.


SLIDING LANDSCAPES -- Artist talk today at noon. Through Oct. 30. Refigured 18th-century fantasy landscapes by Lucy Hogg. Strand on Volta, 1531 33rd St. NW. Free. 202-333-4663.

TIDEPOOLS -- Opens Wednesday. Reception Friday at 6 p.m. Through Nov. 7. Abstract paintings by

Cynthia Young. Touchstone Gallery, 406 Seventh St. NW. Free. 202-347-2787.

ANGELA IOVINO -- Through Oct. 11. Watercolor landscapes

depicting travels to China, France and Italy. Bistrot Lepic, 1736 Wisconsin Ave. NW. Free. 202-669-1562.

GAMES -- Through Oct. 17. Metallic constructions, paintings and sculpture by Sica. Zenith Gallery, 413 Seventh St. NW. Free. 202-783-2963.

COLOR -- Through Oct. 23.

Paintings, stripe marker

drawings, silk-screen prints

and watercolors from the '50s through the '80s from the

estate of Gene Davis. Marsha Mateyka Gallery, 2012 R St. NW. Free. 202 328-0088.


TAKE OUT -- Thursday at 8 p.m. Sean Baker and Shih-Ching Tsou's 2003 drama about an illegal immigrant's involvement with loan sharks. In Mandarin and English with English subtitles. Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Independence Avenue and Seventh Street SW. Free. 202-633-1000.

ABJAD -- Saturday at 8:30 p.m. Abolfazi Jalili's 2003 film

about an Iranian teenager

whose traditional Muslim culture clashes with his desire to

further his education and pursue

love with a young Jewish girl.

In Farsi with English subtitles. Preceded by a lecture by author Roya Hakakian on her memoir, "Journey From the Land of No." Washington D.C. Jewish Community Center, Aaron and Cecile Goldman Theater, 1529 16th St. NW. $9, seniors and students $8. 202-777-3248 or 800-494-8497.

For Children

FALL NIGHT SKY -- Today at 1 p.m. Ages 4-12. Gaze at stars, planets and constellations while a park ranger tells stories. Rock Creek Park Nature Center, 5200 Glover Rd. NW. Free. 202-895-6070.

TOT TROT -- Saturday at 11 a.m. Ages 2-6. Observe woodland animals and learn what they eat and where they nap. Rock Creek Park Nature Center, 5200 Glover Rd. NW. Free. 202-895-6070.

Lectures and Literature

JENNIFER COHEN -- Tuesday at

7:30 p.m. The author discusses her book, "Lying Together." Barnes & Noble, 3040 M St. NW. Free. 202-965-9360.


NO GUTS, NO GLORY -- Opens Friday. Through Oct. 23. Precipice Improv Theater presents an improvised comic play based entirely on audience suggestions. District of Columbia Arts Center, 2438 18th St. NW. $16. 202-462-7833.

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