National Twoen Meetings, Kennedy Center. Wednesdays, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Free, 223-0283.

While ticket buyers wait in line to pay for evenings at the Kennedy Center, some of the most exciting events are occurring Wednesday mornings - free. Since few conversational topics are more popular in Washington than sex and politics, the Kennedy Center's National Town Meetings for the next two months are packed with potentially juicy discussions. This week, for instance, has Tom Wolfe, Pat Buchanan and Charlotte Curtis on "How Eulogistic is the Washington Press About the New Administration?" May 11 has Lady Bird Johnson. May 18, Edward Kennedy and the president of the American Medical Association debate national health insurance. Barry Goldwater and Doris Kearns will discuss the American self-image on May 25. But June 1 is the blockbuster: Shere Hite, author of the Hite Report, along with a co-author of the Kinsey Report, will discuss female sexuality. The hour-long programs leave plenty of time for questions from the audience; the panelists talk for only two minutes each. The rest is up to the audience.

National Town Meetings, Kennedy Center.

Wednesdays, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Free. 223-0283.