Books and Authors

THE HYMAN S. AND FREDA BERNSTEIN JEWISH LITERARY FESTIVAL -- Closes Wednesday. Highlights from this year's festival include an evening with Erica Jong and Allegra Goodman on "Who We Are: On Being (and Not Being) a Jewish American Writer" and Marcie Cohen Ferris on "Matzoh Ball Gumbo: Culinary Tales of the Jewish South." For a full list of events, see D.C. Jewish Community Center, 1529 16th St. NW. Free-$20. 202-777-3254.

LOCAL CHILDREN'S AUTHORS AND ILLUSTRATORS RECEPTION -- Wednesday at 7 p.m. An event for adults celebrates new books by local children's and teenagers' authors and illustrators, including Jennifer Allison, Louise Bonnett-Rampersaud, Elisa Carbone, Maryann Cusimano Love, Alison Hart, Lindan Johnson, Heidi Mordhorst, Mary Quattlebaum and Pam Smallcomb. Politics & Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free. 202-364-1919.

SARAH VOWELL -- Thursday at 8 p.m. A frequent guest on public radio's "This American Life" and the voice of teenage superhero Violet in "The Incredibles," Vowell is known for her storytelling that encompasses monologue, humor and documentary. She reads from, discusses and signs her book "Assassination Vacation," a travelogue and historical perspective on her visits to presidential assassination sites in America. George Washington University, Lisner Auditorium, 730 21st St. NW. $20-$30. 301-808-6900.

TOM TOLES -- Friday at 7 p.m. The Washington Post editorial cartoonist signs his book "Now Who Do We Blame?," which gathers his graphical commentaries in one volume, organized by themes such as Social Security, gay marriage, weapons of mass destruction and the 2004 election. Politics & Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free. 202-364-1919.


BOB SAGET -- Tuesday at 8 p.m. Despite appearing in two incredibly family-friendly network TV shows ("Full House" and "America's Funniest Home Videos"), the comic's stand-up, which he has practiced for more than 20 years, skirts the dark side of adult humor. With Allan Goodwin and Justin Schlegel. George Washington University, Lisner Auditorium, 730 21st St. NW. $30, students $24. 301-808-6900.


A HAVEN IN AMERICA -- Today at 4 p.m. The Cathedral Chorale Society performs works by Samuel Barber and Arnold Schoenberg, in addition to Leonard Bernstein's "Chichester Psalms" and the Washington premiere of Eric Zeisl's "Requiem Ebraico." Washington National Cathedral, Massachusetts and Wisconsin avenues NW. $20-$60. 202-537-5527.

KIM WATERS -- Today at 8 and 10 p.m. The model-handsome saxophonist is known for his seductive melodies. Blues Alley, 1073 Wisconsin Ave. NW. $30. 202-337-4141.

RIS PAUL RIC -- Monday at 9 p.m. Former Q and Not U

frontman (and Post staffer) Chris Richards plays with Dan Haab, 51717 and Insect Factory. Black Cat, 1811 14th St. NW. $7. 202-667-7960.

KAYO DOT -- Thursday at 8:30 p.m. Avant-rock. Warehouse Next Door, 1017 Seventh St. NW. $8. 202-783-3933.

QUINTRON AND MISS PUSSYCAT -- Saturday at 9 p.m. Electro-pop chaos complete with a puppet show. Warehouse Next Door, 1017 Seventh St. NW. $8. 202-783-3933.


BU(TY)LIES -- Today at 4 p.m. The fourth of five commissioned projects by Dance Place features Carla & Company and special guest choreographer Amir Kolben from Jerusalem, as well as Meisha Bosma with members of her company BosmaDance, the Dance Place Repertory Class and young dancers from the D.C. Prep charter school. Dance Place, 3225 Eighth St. NE. $20; seniors, students, teachers and artists $15; children $7. 202-269-1600.


TURNING THE PAGE: INSTALLMENT #2 -- Opens Thursday. Through Jan. 20. Selections from the 2006 Washington Project for the Arts\Corcoran artist directory, including works by Ib Benoh, Kay Chernush and Farida Hughes. Coldwell Banker, 1606 17th St. NW. Free. 202-387-6183.

ANIMATED -- Opens Friday. Reception 6-9 p.m. Through Dec. 14. New works by Scott Hutchison, who combines traditional painting and digital technology to create animated portraits, which are displayed on small LCD panels or projected. Fraser Gallery, 1054 31st St. NW. Free. 202-298-6450.

ART EXHIBIT -- Through Dec. 1. Photographs, ceramics and paintings by seven contemporary Korean artists. Embassy of the Republic of Korea, Korean Cultural Service, 2370 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Free. 202-797-6343.

MASTERPIECES IN MINIATURE -- Through Jan. 2. More than 45 volumes, leaves and miniatures from the J. Paul Getty Museum are included in this multimedia presentation, which examines the artistic traditions of Italian manuscript-makers from the 12th-16th centuries. National Gallery of Art, East Building, Mezzanine, Fourth Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Free. 202-737-4215.

ROZOME MASTERS -- Through Feb. 12. Works by 15 contemporary Japanese artists, including folding screens, scrolls, panels and kimonos, all of which were created using rozome, a wax-resistant dyeing technique unique to Japan that has roots in the ancient Nara period. Textile Museum, 2320 S St. NW. Free. 202-667-0441.

For Children

THE NATIVE AMERICAN NIGHT SKY -- Today and Saturday at 4 p.m. In honor of National American Indian Heritage Month, an introduction to the season's sky emphasizes Native American star legends. Rock Creek Park Nature Center, Planetarium, 5200 Glover Rd. NW. Free. 202-895-6070.


SOMEONE SPECIAL -- Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. A romantic comedy from Korea follows famous baseball player Chi-sung Dong as he finds love, even as his life spirals out of control. Embassy of the Republic of Korea, Korean Cultural Service, 2370 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Free. 202-797-6343.


YOU ARE HERE -- Closes today. In Canadian actor-director-playwright Daniel MacIvor's play, a woman tries to explain her life in light of differing viewpoints from friends. Starring Jennifer Mendenhall, Michael Russotto and Kathleen Coons. H Street Playhouse, 1365 H St. NE. $26. 800-494-8497.

GUANTANAMO -- Through Dec. 11. The contemporary play examines the U.S. government's arrest and imprisonment of terrorist suspects without due process, telling the true story of four British residents held at the controversial prison. Studio Theatre, 14th and P streets NW. $29-$52. 202-332-3300.

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