Benefits

AN EVENING OF BEADS, HIGH SEAS AND CULTURE -- Saturday at 5 p.m. The black-tie event features a screening of the movie "World on a String: The Eternal Bead," access to the exhibits "Bead Timeline of History" and "The Eternal Bead," and a silent auction to raise funds for the museum. Ticket price includes a hand-blown glass bead. U.S. Navy Memorial Naval Heritage Center, 701 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. $65. For reservations, call 202-624-4500.

Books and Authors

JEFF BAGATO -- Thursday at 6 p.m. The author presents a slide show and reads from his book "Mondo DC: An Insider's Guide to Washington DC's Most Unusual Tourist Attractions." Provisions Library, 1611 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free. 202-299-0460.

EMILY YOFFE -- Friday at 7 p.m. The author reads from her book "What the Dog Did: Tales from a Formerly Reluctant Dog Owner," a collection of stories about people and their dogs. Politics & Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free. 202-364-1919.

Comedy

MATT KAZAM -- Thursday at 8:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday at 8 and 10:30 p.m. Observational humor from the stand-up comic. Improv Comedy Club, 1140 Connecticut Ave. NW. $15-$17. 202-296-7008.

Concerts

ANOUSHEH KHALILI -- Monday at 9 p.m. Rock. With Olivia Mancini and the Spectacles. Black Cat, 1811 14th St. NW. $5. 202-667-7960.

OTEIL BURBRIDGE & THE PEACEMAKERS -- Tuesday at 8 and 10 p.m. Jazz from the Allman Brothers' bassist. Blues Alley, 1073 Wisconsin Ave. NW. $24. 202-337-4141.

KEM -- Wednesday-Friday at 8 p.m. The R&B artist joins "American Idol's" Fantasia Barrino and Rahsaan Patterson. Warner Theatre, 13th and E streets NW. $65. 202-783-4000 or 202-397-7328.

VENEZUELAN SOUNDS 2005 -- Thursday at 7 p.m. Vocalist Cecilia Todd and flutist Marco Granados. Weekly concerts with various artists continue through July 21. Salon Bolivariano, 2443 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Free. For reservations, call 202-342-6848.

PARTYLINE -- Thursday at 7:15 p.m. The Fort Reno concert series continues with the local rockers. With Lemonface and Five Four. Fort Reno Park, Nebraska Avenue and Chesapeake Street NW. Free. 202-521-1493.

WEEKEND'S WEEKENDS -- Friday at 7:30 p.m. Kenin, Niki Barr and Rotoglow play at "Rock Night," the second of three summer concerts presented by The Washington Post's Weekend section. July 8 is "Swing Night" with the Brooks Tegler Big Band and the J Street Jumpers. Carter Barron Amphitheatre, 4850 Colorado Ave. NW. Free. 202-334-4748.

EXOTIC FEVER FEST -- Friday-Saturday at 8 p.m. Six rockers take the stage each night. Friday's lineup includes Del Cielo and Mass Movement of the Moth. Saturday's includes Bellafea and Rachel Jacobs. Warehouse Next Door, 1017 Seventh St. NW. $7. 202-783-3933.

Dance

ELLIS WOODS DANCE -- Saturday at 8 p.m. June 26 at 7 p.m. The all-female dance company performs "Timeless Red," "A Spirit Serves a Small Breakfast" and "Hurricane Flora." Dance Place, 3225 Eighth St. NE. $18; seniors, students, teachers and artists $14; children $6. 202-269-1600.

Exhibits

POINTS OF TANGENCY -- Opens Wednesday. Through July 17. Paintings, sculptures, photographs and drawings by six of the gallery's newest artists: Raymonde van Santen (clay), Els Forger (paintings), Michael Janis (glasswork), Judith Terlizzi (photography), Erwin Timmers (glass) and Jan Willem van der Vossen (paintings). Studio Gallery, 2108 R St. NW. Free. 202-232-8734.

FOR BETTER OR WORSE -- Opens Thursday. Meet the artist Thursday-Friday, 6-9 p.m. Through July 24. Paper-mache sculpture and drawings by Stephen Hansen. Zenith Gallery, 413 Seventh St. NW. Free. 202-783-2963.

JEWISH WASHINGTON: SCRAPBOOK OF AN AMERICAN COMMUNITY -- Opens Friday. Through Jan. 8. An examination of the people, places and events that shaped Washington's Jewish community. Includes original photographs, architectural elements, ritual objects and other artifacts. National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. Free. 202-272-2448.

Food and Drink

INTRODUCTION TO INDIAN COOKING -- Today at noon. A class on basic techniques, plus a four-dish tasting and wine pairing, sponsored by Tastedc.com. Heritage India, 2400 Wisconsin Ave. NW. $65. For reservations, call 202-244-3700.

For Children

OPEN A DOOR -- Wednesday at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. Ages 5 and older. A series of international films, without dialogue, about a day in the life of children from Chile, Iran, Taiwan and South Africa. National Gallery of Art, East Building, Auditorium, Fourth Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Free. 202-842-6799.

Health and Fitness

EXPLORING THE ASHTANGA -- Today at noon. Vanessa King leads an intermediate yoga workshop focusing on backbends. Georgetown Yoga, 1053 31st St. NW. $30. For reservations, call 202-342-7779.

FLETCHER'S TO GREAT FALLS BIKE RIDE -- Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. A 20-mile ride that includes stops to talk about the canal's history. Fletcher's Cove, Boathouse, Canal and Reservoir roads. NW. Free. 202-653-5190.

Movies

PHILIP JOHNSON: DIARY OF AN ECCENTRIC ARCHITECT -- Saturday at 1 p.m. The 1996 film, narrated by Johnson himself, focuses on his buildings in New Canaan, Conn. National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. Free. 202-272-2448.

RAZING APPALACHIA -- Saturday at 7 p.m. A screening of Sasha Waters's film about mountaintop removal strip mining. Benefits Mountain Justice Summer, a campaign to halt destructive coal mining. Brian MacKenzie Center Infoshop, 1426 Ninth St. NW. Free-$5. 202-986-0681.

Philosophy

CAN WE EVER REALLY INNOCULATE OURSELVES AGAINST POLITICAL/SOCIAL MANIPULATION? -- Saturday at 1 p.m. A philosophical roundtable discussion with Cafe Philo D.C., moderated by Ken Feldman. Brasserie Les Halles, 1201 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Free. 703-751-5958.

Theater

THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE -- Opens Thursday. Through July 23. Keegan Theatre presents a dark drama, written by Martin McDonagh, about a woman who manipulates her lonely, middle-aged daughter. Church Street Theater, 1742 Church St. NW. $25, seniors and students, $20. 703-527-6000, Ext. 2.

CENTRAL PARK WEST/RIVERSIDE DRIVE -- Opens Saturday. Through July 24. Theater J presents two one-act plays about infidelity, written by Woody Allen. D.C. Jewish Community Center, Goldman Theater, 1529 16th St. NW. $10-$36. 800-494-8497.

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