DJ FEDERICO AUBELE -- Today at 6:30 p.m. Argentine music on guitar. Kennedy Center, Grand Foyer, 2700 F St. NW. Free. 202-467-4600.
JAMIE CULLUM -- Today at 7:30 p.m. Jazzy piano vocals. 9:30 club, 815 V St. NW. $15. 202-393-0930.
THE FESSENDEN ENSEMBLE -- Tuesday at 8 p.m. Chamber music: "An Evening of 20th Century British Composers." St. Columba's Episcopal Church, 4201 Albemarle St. NW. $25. 202-362-2390.
THE DRESDEN DOLLS -- Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. Cabaret rock. Black Cat, 1811 14th St. NW. $10. 202-667-7960.
ED TYLER -- Wednesday at 6 p.m. The modern dancer-choreographer performs his new work, "Sanctuary," and an improvisational piece using books as props. Kennedy Center, Grand Foyer, 2700 F St. NW. Free. 202-467-4600.
AROUSING THE MIND -- Artist reception today at 2 p.m. Through Nov. 13. Paintings, drawings and prints by Judith Seligson. Jane Haslem Gallery, 2025 Hillyer Place NW. Free. 202-232-4644.
ROBERT W. BAZEMORE JR. AND BRUCE MCKAIG -- Through Nov. 27. Mixed-media photography by Bazemore and urban and rural landscape photos by McKaig. Kathleen Ewing Gallery, 1609 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free. 202-328-0955.
SVENGALI; THE MAD GENIUS -- Wednesday at 7 p.m. In Archie Mayo's 1931 "Svengali," John Barrymore plays a music teacher who takes advantage of his female students. In Michael Curtiz's 1931 "The Mad Genius," Barrymore plays a Russian puppeteer who trains his protege to become a famous dancer. Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, 545 Seventh St. SE. $5. 202-547-6839.
Lectures and Literature
GRACE AND GRAVITY: FICTION BY WASHINGTON AREA WOMEN -- Thursday at 6:30 p.m. The Women's National Book Association and National Women's Party host a launch party for the Paycock Press book, which features the works of 32 local writers. Includes a reading and panel discussion. Sewall-Belmont House, 144 Constitution Ave. NE. $10. 202-546-1210.
HALLOWEEN IN GEORGETOWN -- Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Actors from the Georgetown Theatre Company read from the works of Edgar Allan Poe. Refreshments served. Grace Church, 1041 Wisconsin Ave. NW. $5. 703-271-7770.
GHOST STORY TOUR -- Saturday at 7 and 9 p.m. Actors portray historical figures in ghost character and recite tales. Meet 15 minutes before tour time at McPherson Square Metro, White House exit, 15th and I streets NW. $10, ages 12 and younger $5. 301-588-9255.
THE SECRET GARDEN -- Today at 8 p.m. Catholic University's Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents the Marsha Norman musical. Hartke Theatre, 620 Michigan Ave. NE. $5-$20. 202-319-5416.
YOUNG PLAYWRIGHTS THEATER -- Thursday at 6 p.m. Three plays by young authors: "Troubles" by third-grader Clare Rock, "Hatman and Skull Cap" by eighth-grader Rahman Turner, and "Internal Bleeding" by 12th-grader Melvin Siliezar. Kennedy Center, Grand Foyer, 2700 F St. NW. Free. 202-467-4600.
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