Archaeology

DEMOLISHING DAVID? WHAT NEW ARCHAEOLOGICAL FINDS TELL US AND DON'T TELL US ABOUT THE UNITED MONARCHY -- Today at 10 a.m. Sandra Scham, editor of Near Eastern Archaeology, lectures on excavations at biblical sites throughout Israel. Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington, 6125 Montrose Rd., Rockville. Free. 301-348-3840.

Benefits

BIG TIGGER'S 4TH ANNUAL CELEBRITY CLASSIC -- Friday, 10 a.m.- 3 a.m.; Saturday, noon-4 a.m.; June 19, 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Allen Iverson, Terrell Owens, Carmelo Anthony, Vivica A. Fox and Fabolous are among the celebrities attending a weekend of parties, sporting events and health screenings to raise money and awareness for HIV and AIDS. The main event is the All Star Celebrity Basketball Game (Saturday at 6 p.m. Howard University, Burr Gymnasium, Sixth and Girard streets NW. $20-$100). For a full event schedule, see www.bigtigweekend.net. Highlights include the Pre-Game Celebrity Bash (Friday at 9 p.m. Dream Nightclub, 1350 Okie St. NE. $40) and WPGC Block Party (Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Banneker Recreation Center & Grounds, 2500 Georgia Ave. NW. Free). 202-223-8500.

Books and Authors

KEVIN BOYLE -- Tuesday at 7 p.m. The author reads "The Arc of Justice," his National Book Award-winning look at the history of race relations in the United States. Politics & Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free. 202-364-1919.

BAKARI KITWANA -- Wednesday at 5 p.m. The author and former editor of the Source magazine discusses his book "Why White Kids Love Hip Hop: Wankstas, Wiggers, Wannabes and the New Reality of Race in America." Mimi's American Bistro, 2120 P St. NW. Free. 202-464-6464.

JESSICA CUTLER -- Wednesday at 7 p.m. The infamous ex-Capitol Hill staffer reads from her novel "The Washingtonienne." Olsson's, 418 Seventh St. NW. Free. 202-638-7610.

Fashion

THE CAPITAL CATWALK SALON -- Today at 3 p.m. Seven fashion shows and a champagne reception raise money for the Washington High Tea Society, a mentoring program for female public school students in the District. Featured collections include b. Michael, Bill Blass, Tracy Reese and more. The Four Seasons Hotel, 2800 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. $100. 202-806-7621.

LINGERIE TRUNK SHOW -- Thursday at 6:30 p.m. Informal modeling of Simone Perele's summer and fall lingerie collections. Coup de Foudre Lingerie, 1001 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Free. For reservations, call 202-393-0878.

Food and Drink

INTRODUCTION TO MEXICAN/NUEVO LATINO COOKING -- Today at noon. Tastedc.com sponsors a class with chef Hector Guerra, formerly of Galileo, on preparing authentic Latin American cuisine. Cabanas Restaurant, 3050 K St. NW. $65. For reservations, call 202-244-3700.

CHEF'S BEST DINNER & AUCTION -- Monday at 6 p.m. Food & Friends, a local organization that raises funds for people living with HIV and AIDS, breast cancer and other illnesses, hosts an evening with food from more than 60 area chefs, including Patrick O'Connell of the Inn at Little Washington. Plus live and silent auctions, and a champagne toast. Hilton Washington, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. $200. For reservations, call 202-269-6883.

WINE TASTING -- Tuesday at 7 p.m. Adams Morgan Main Street presents its bimonthly tasting to benefit neighborhood improvement projects. Assorted hors d'oeuvres included. Blueroom, 2321 18th St. NW. $25. For reservations, call 202-232-1960.

Gardening

CARNIVOROUS PLANTS -- Saturday at 10 a.m. Michael Szesze, owner of Carnivorous Plant Nursery, gives a slide-show lecture and demonstrates how to create a miniature insect-eating garden. Participants can make one to take home. Green Spring Gardens Park, 4603 Green Spring Rd., Alexandria. $5-$25. For reservations, call 703-642-5173.

Health and Fitness

PEDAL THROUGH THE PAST -- Today at 11:30 a.m. A 12-mile guided bike ride between Georgetown and Little Falls on the C&O Canal. Meet at the C&O Canal's Georgetown Visitor Center, 1057 Thomas Jefferson St. NW. Free. 202-653-5190.

TRAPEZE AND FLYING CLASSES -- Today at 12:45 p.m. A trapeze workshop with spotters and safety lines, organized by the Jewish Sports and Social Network. Circus Arts Workshop, 1153 Bellview Rd., McLean. $40. For reservations, call 202-686-5990.

REI'S PADDLE DAY -- Saturday-June 19, noon-4 p.m. Opportunities to try kayaks and canoes, check out gear and get tips from REI experts. Saturday: Seneca Creek State Park, 11950 Clopper Rd., Gaithersburg, $2-$3, 301-982-9681. June 19: Pohick Bay Regional Park, 6501 Pohick Bay Dr., Lorton, $2.50-$5, 703-379-9401.

Movies

COMING ATTRACTIONS -- Tuesday at 7 p.m. Local film critics Joe Barber and Bill Henry host a night of upcoming movie trailers, including "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," "The Dukes of Hazzard" and "The Pink Panther." Plus free film giveaways, movie posters and $5 soda and popcorn from the DC Film Society. Landmark E Street Cinema, 555 11th St. NW. $8. 202-554-3263, Ext. 8.

ROCKWELL KENT -- Saturday at 2 p.m. A biographical film about the painter and social activist, presented by Ohio University professor and filmmaker Frederick Lewis. National Gallery of Art, East Building, Auditorium, Fourth Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Free. 202-737-4215.

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