Art

REVEALING JAPAN'S LOST WORLD: THE ART OF HIROSHIGE -- Thursday at 6:30 p.m. Japanese art historian Kenichiro Hashimoto lectures on the works of 19th-century artist Utagawa Hiroshige. The Phillips Collection, 1600 21st St. NW. $8. 202-387-2151.

ARTISTRY IN WOOD -- Thursday at 7 p.m. An illustrated lecture by furniture designer Thomas Moser. S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Dr. SW. $15. 202-357-3030.

Books and Authors

PATRICIA POWELL -- Monday at 6:30 p.m. The Jamaican-born author discusses Chinese immigration to her native island and signs her book "The Pagoda." IDB Conference Center, 1330 New York Ave. NW. Free. 202-623-3558.

LISA SCOTTOLINE -- Monday at 7 p.m. The former trial lawyer reads from her legal thriller "Devil's Corner." Olsson's, 7647 Old Georgetown Rd., Bethesda. Free. 301-652-3336.

ERIK SAAR AND VIVECA NOVAK -- Thursday at 7 p.m. Saar, an Army sergeant, and Novak, a journalist, read from "Inside the Wire," their account of the abusive interrogation tactics used on prisoners at Guantanamo Bay. Politics & Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free. 202-364-1919.

Festivals

SMITHSONIAN FOLKLIFE FESTIVAL -- Today-Monday and Thursday-July 4, 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. The 39th annual program spotlighting folk culture from around the globe. This year's themes include "Oman: Desert, Oasis and Sea," with music, dancers and craftspeople from the Arabian Peninsula; the American food revolution over the last 30 years; Latino music; and the forest service. Visit www.folklife.si.edu/festival/2005 for a complete schedule. National Mall, between Seventh and 14th streets. Free. 202-633-9884.

Food and Drink

SELECT WINES FROM THE SOUTH OF FRANCE -- Tuesday at 7 p.m. The store's weekly wine class features presentations and tastings from winemakers and importers. Whole Foods Market, 7511 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church. Free. For reservations, call 703-448-1600.

LIVE FLAMENCO OLE -- Wednesday at 7 p.m. Flamenco dancers perform while chef Hector Guerra presents a four-course Spanish wine dinner. Sponsored by Tastedc. com. Cabanas Restaurant, 3050 K St. NW. $70. For reservations, call 202-244-3700.

ALL-AMERICAN FROZEN DESERTS -- Saturday at 4:30 p.m. Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough, authors of "The Ultimate Frozen Dessert Book," show how to make cool treats including Frozen Peanut Butter Pie, Frozen Key Lime Mousse Cake and Frozen Pineapple Upside Down Cake. Tastings, a question-and-answer session and a book signing follow. Part of the "Mmmmm On M Street" cooking series. The Ritz-Carlton, 1150 22nd St. NW. $35, includes the book. For reservations, call 202-974-5566.

Health and Fitness

GREAT FALLS TO SENECA BIKE RIDE -- Today at noon. A guided 15-mile trip, with stops at Swain's Lock, Riley's Lock House, the Seneca Stone Mill and more. Meet at the Great Falls Visitor Center, 11710 MacArthur Blvd., Potomac. Free. 202-653-5190.

History

CIVIL WAR WASHINGTON: SOLDIERS AND CITIZENS -- Saturday at 9:30 a.m. A three-hour bus tour that travels the roads that took wartime soldiers to and from Washington's Fort Stevens. Stops include the Lincoln Cottage and African American Civil War Memorial. Meet at Archives-Navy Metro Station, 701 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. $30, ages 12 and younger $15. For reservations, call 202-484-1565.

Miscellaneous

BURT'S BEES SKIN CARE SEMINAR -- Wednesday at 7 p.m. A company skin care specialist demonstrates ways to improve skin. Travel-size product samples included. Whole Foods, 11660 Plaza America Dr., Reston. Free. For reservations, call 703-736-0600.

Movies

KING, QUEEN AND KNAVE -- Today at 2 p.m. A tale of the decline of an aristocratic family in 19th-century Calcutta, as seen through the eyes of a servant. Part of the film series "Bollywood Noir: The Films of Guru Dutt." In Hindi and Urdu with English subtitles. Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Meyer Auditorium, 12th Street and Independence Avenue SW. Free. 202-357-2700.

NOTHING LEFT TO DO BUT CRY -- Saturday-July 3 at 12:30 p.m. July 6 at 6:20 p.m. The Massimo Troisi film series continues with this 1985 comedy, in which characters played by Troisi and Roberto Benigni travel back in time and try to stop Columbus from discovering America. In Italian with English subtitles. AFI Silver Theatre, 8633 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. $9.25, seniors and students $7.50. 301-495-6720.

Nature

SUMMER SOLSTICE PICNIC -- Today, 2-6 p.m. The Northern Virginia Conservation Trust and the Eco-Stewards Alliance sponsor a day of outdoor conservation festivities, featuring stories from local eco-historian Hayden Matthews, plus kayaking, nature hikes, potluck dinners, food and a watermelon seed spitting contest. Riverbend Park, 8700 Potomac Hills St., Great Falls. Free. For reservations, call 703-766-1724.

MONARCH LARVA MONITORING PROJECT -- Tuesday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Denise Gibbs, a certified trainer and naturalist at Black Hill Visitor Center, discusses the biology of monarch butterflies and shows how to monitor them. Results from the project will be compiled in a national database. Brookside Gardens, Visitor's Center Adult Classroom, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. $5. For reservations, call 301-962-1451.

GPS 101 -- Thursday at 7 p.m. An overview of how global positioning systems work, including explanations of available features, water and shock resistance, and accessories. REI, 9801 Rhode Island Ave., College Park. Free. 301-982-9681.

Take the Kids

NATIVE WRITERS FOR KIDS -- Saturday-July 4th at noon and 3 p.m. Writer Gayle Ross tells stories passed down by generations of Cherokee Indians. National Museum of the American Indian, Outdoor Theater, Fourth Street and Independence Avenue SW. Free. 202-633-1000.

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