STORIES IN ART: HENRY AND MUDGE AND THE STARRY NIGHT -- Monday-Tuesday at 10:30, 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Hear about Henry and Mudge's trip, written by Cynthia Rylant, then see paintings of mountains and woods. National Gallery of Art, West Building Rotunda, Fourth Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Free. 202-789-3030.

SACRED LOTUS -- Tuesday-Thursday at 2 p.m. Learn how the peepul tree impacted Asian art, then paint a leaf to take home. Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, ImaginAsia classroom, 1050 Independence Ave. SW. Free. 202-357-2700.

HONK! -- Tuesday-Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. A musical based on Hans Christian Andersen's tale "The Ugly Duckling." Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington, 6125 Montrose Rd., Rockville. $10. 301-348-3872.

FANSTRUCTION -- Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Construct colorful hand-held fans in the shape of buildings. National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. $3. 202-272-2448.

BABAR: KING OF THE ELEPHANTS -- Saturday at 10:30 a.m. Ages 5 and older. Based on French author Laurent de Brunhoff's tale, this animated film tells of Babar's journey to become the ruler of the elephants. National Gallery of Art, East Building, Auditorium, Fourth Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Free. 202-789-3030.

RICHARD VAN CAMP -- Saturday at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. The poet, fiction writer and storyteller discusses and signs his works, including "A Man Called Raven" and "What's the Most Beautiful Thing You Know About Horses." National Museum of the American Indian, Outdoor Theater, Fourth Street and Independence Avenue. SW. Free. 202-633-1000.

CORN HUSK DOLL -- Saturday at 12:30 p.m. Ages 5 and older. Learn how to make the common colonial-era toy out of husks and string. Old Stone House, 3051 M St. NW. Free. 202-426-6851.