Architecture

FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT: THE MIKE WALLACE INTERVIEWS -- Saturday at 1 p.m. A screening of the 1957 interviews. National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. Free. 202-272-2448.

Art and Crafts

DE KOONING: AN AMERICAN MASTER -- Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Critic Mark Stevens discusses the art and life of the abstract expressionist. A book signing follows. Smithsonian Castle, Commons, 1000 Jefferson Dr. SW. $15. 202-357-3030.

OLAFUR ELIASSON -- Wednesday at 7 p.m. The artist discusses his multimedia pieces, including "The Weather Project" (recently on view at the Tate Modern), for which he created an environment that evoked sun, sky and mist. Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Ring Auditorium, Seventh Street and Independence Avenue SW. Free. 202-633-1000.

ONE-OF-A-KIND CENTURY TREASURES: VINTAGE IN FULL BLOOM -- Friday, 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Art Deco, Art Nouveau, Edwardian and Victorian pieces. Tiny Jewel Box, 1147 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free. 202-393-2747.

Aviation

THE AIRPLANE AND STREAMLINE DESIGN -- Thursday at 6:45 p.m. Dominick Pisano, curator at the National Air and Space Museum, discusses how aircraft captured the imagination of 1930s industrial designers and influenced the look of other vehicles, appliances and household objects. American Institute of Architects, Board Room, 1735 New York Ave. NW. $12. For reservations, call 202-879-7766.

Books and Authors

JAY PARINI -- Monday at 7 p.m. The novelist and biographer discusses his book, "One Matchless Time: A Life of William Faulkner." Politics & Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free. 202-364-1919.

ROBERT POOLE -- Tuesday at 7 p.m. The author discusses his book, "Explorer's House," a behind-the-scenes and historic look at National Geographic. Barnes & Noble, 2800 Clarendon Blvd., Suite 500, Arlington. Free. 703-248-8244.

NATIONAL PRESS CLUB BOOK FAIR & AUTHORS' NIGHT -- Wednesday, 6-8:30 p.m. A slew of authors, including George McGovern and Bob Edwards, sign their books. National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW. $5. 202-662-7523.

LYNNE TRUSS -- Wednesday at 7 p.m. The author discusses her best-selling guide on punctuation, "Eats, Shoots and Leaves." Politics & Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free. 202-364-1919.

MARTIN CRUZ SMITH -- Thursday at 7 p.m. The author of "Gorky Park" and "Havana Bay" reads from his latest mystery novel, "Wolves Eat Dogs." Olsson's, 418 Seventh St. NW. Free. 202-638-7610.

KELLY CRESAP -- Friday at 7 p.m. The author discusses and reads from "Pop Trickster Fool: Warhol Performs Naivete." Lambda Rising, 1625 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free. 202-462-6969.

SPOTLIGHT ON SCIENCE FICTION -- Friday at 7 p.m. Authors Octavia E. Butler and Samuel R. Delany discuss the writing process, including how they use contemporary events to create scenes in future worlds. National Museum of Natural History, 10th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Free. 202-610-3290.

BOOKS FOR AMERICA USED BOOK SALE -- Saturday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Nov. 21, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Donate and buy varied texts. Benefits Books for America's "Books for DC" program. Radisson Barcelo Hotel, 2121 P St. NW. Free. 202-997-1597.

Food and Drink

ALAN RICHMAN -- Monday at 7:30 p.m. GQ's restaurant critic discusses his book, "Fork It Over: The Intrepid Adventures of a Professional Eater." Borders, 8027 Leesburg Pike, Vienna. Free. 703-556-7766.

MICHAEL MCGRATH -- Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. The former editor-in-chief of Organic Gardening discusses his tip-filled guide, "Kitchen Garden A to Z." Barnes & Noble, 4801 Bethesda Ave., Bethesda. Free. 301-986-1761.

MARC SILVERSTEIN -- Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. The co-host of the Food Network's "The Best Of" discusses his behind-the-scenes book, "Food Network: Best of the Best of." Barnes & Noble, 12089 Rockville Pike, Rockville. Free. 301-881-0237.

Gardening

POTOMAC ROSE SOCIETY -- Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Learn about rosebushes, garden layout, insects and winter protection. McLean Governmental Center, 1437 Balls Hill Rd., McLean. Free. 301-869-4948.

Health and Fitness

PERMANENT WEIGHT LOSS: FOLLOWING THROUGH ON YOUR GOOD INTENTIONS -- Monday at 7 p.m. Sharon Spiegel, a certified personal trainer and psychologist, discusses how to set realistic goals and achieve them. Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington, 6125 Montrose Rd., Rockville. $8. For reservations, call 301-348-3855.

History

CIA SPYMASTER -- Thursday at noon. Biographer Clarence Ashley discusses the career of George Kisevalter, who helped recruit KGB defector Yuri Nosenko. International Spy Museum, Second Floor Museum Complex, 800 F St. NW. Free. 888-779-6873.

Movies

COMING ATTRACTIONS WINTER 2004 TRAILER NIGHT -- Monday at 7 p.m. Check out previews of the holiday releases and hear the buzz on what's good and what's not from critics Joe Barber and Bill Henry. Organized by the DC Film Society. Cineplex Odeon Wisconsin 6, 4000 Wisconsin Ave. NW. $8. 202-554-3263, Ext. 8.

QUEENS OF DUST (DER GLANZ VON BERLIN) -- Monday at 8 p.m. A glimpse of the daily lives of three women working as cleaners in Berlin. In German with English subtitles. Goethe-Institut, 812 Seventh St. NW. $5, seniors and students $3. 202-289-1200.

NEW FILMS FROM THE CZECH REPUBLIC -- Opens Wednesday. Through Dec. 5. Five films play in this series marking the 15th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution. In Czech with English subtitles. AFI Silver Theatre, 8633 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. $8.50, seniors and students $7.50. 301-495-6720.

JEAN-LUC GODARD: JE VOUS SALUE -- Opens Thursday. Through Jan. 2. The series of screenings includes the 1959 "Breathless," heralded for its artistic form, and this year's "Notre Musique," about the effect of warfare on people (mostly in Sarajevo). National Gallery of Art, East Building, auditorium, Fourth Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Free. 202-737-4215.

GEORGE STEVENS CENTENNIAL -- Through Dec. 29. The Oscar-winning director ("A Place in the Sun," "Giant") made six films nominated for Best Picture. The series begins with a new print of "Shane," the 1953 Western starring Alan Ladd and Jack Palance. AFI Silver Theatre, 8633 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. $8.50, seniors and students $7.50. 301-495-6720.

Music

DENYCE GRAVES MASTERCLASS -- Monday at 2 p.m. The mezzo-soprano, currently performing in "Il Trovatore" with the Washington National Opera, works with four student singers. Duke Ellington School of the Arts, Ellington Theatre, 3500 R St. NW. $20. 202-333-2984.

Nature

SAVING THAILAND'S CATS -- Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Reproductive physiologist JoGale Howard discusses the programs to track clouded leopards, fishing cats and other species in the wild, as well as improve breeding success in captivity. National Zoo, 3001 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free. 202-673-4925.

Parties

POP LIFE -- Today, 8 p.m.-1 a.m. LoveSexyDC's monthly Prince fan event features '80s hits from Culture Club, Eurythmics and others. Modern, 3287 M St. NW. $7. 202-338-7027.

Photography

THE WHITE HOUSE IN PHOTOGRAPHS -- Nov. 21 at 2 p.m. Former White House photographers discuss their experiences and sign books. Includes Pete Souza and David Valdez, who worked during the presidencies of Ronald Reagan and George Herbert Walker Bush, respectively. National Archives, 700 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Free. 202-501-5000.

Writing

SCREENWRITING 101 -- Saturday at 10 a.m. Local poet and screenwriter Michelle Sewell introduces the basics of character development, structure, dialogue and storytelling. Bring your own screenplay, if you have one. 737 Eighth St. SE. $25. 301-254-4488.

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