Although a complete program of things to do, see and hear has not yet been compiled by the inaugural committee, several free events have been more or less finalized, including:
Performances of "Tallulah" by actress Eugenia Rawls at the Kennedy Center at 7 p.m. Jan, 18, 19 and 21.
Poetry readings at noon Jan. 17, 18, 19 and 21 at the Folger Library, with, among others, James Dickey, Reed Whittemore, Robert Hayden, and Josephine Jacobsen.
An "ethnic dance" at the National Visitor Center Jan. 18. Tickets, which are free, are needed for this event, but arrangements for getting them are not finalized.
Ethnic festivals from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the grand foyer of the Kennedy Center on the 18th and 21st, with, alternately, Beverly Sills and Leontyne Price.
An "American Folk Ballet" from 1:30 to 3 p.m. in the Grand Foyer of the Kennedy Center Jan. 19.
Organ concerts at the Washington National Cathedral each of the five days Jan. 18-22.
Seven Smithsonian Museums - The Hirshhorn, Natural History, History Technology, Air and Space, National Portrait Gallery, National Collection of Fine Arts and the Renwick Gallery - will stay open until 9 p.m. An as yet unannounced array of performers will give concerts in these museums as well.
A vast square dance is scheduled at the National Visitor Center Friday night. This too will require tickets.