Thursday 30

ART AND JAZZ, a staff member discusses the history of the Phillips Collection, 6 and 7 p.m.; jazz by the Bob Tublin Duo, 6-8 p.m., Phillips Collection, 1600 21st St. NW. $5. 202-387-2151.

KENNEDY CENTER FREE CONCERTS, jazz by the Whitworth Brass performed on the French horn, trumpet, trombone and tuba, 6 p.m. today; vocalist Joan Anders Halvorsen and guitarist Tore Bruvoll perform contemporary folk music from Norway, 6 p.m. Tuesday; Danish band Phonix performs Scandinavian folk songs, 6 p.m. Wednesday; other performances by musicians and dancers, 6 p.m. daily, Grand Foyer, 2700 F St. NW. Free. 202-467-4600.

WORLD WAR II DOCUMENTARY, "An Untold Triumph: The Story of the First and Second Filipino Infantry Regiments, U.S. Army," 6:30 p.m., National Museum of American History, Carmichael Auditorium, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Free. 202-357-2700.

PRESERVING MONUMENTS, Argentine architect Fabio Grementieri and Dutch urban planner Ron van Oers discuss the conservation of 19th- and 20th-century monuments, 6:30 p.m., Inter-American Development Bank, 1300 New York Ave. NW. Free. 202-623-3558.

CORCORAN CHAMBER MUSIC, pianist Juan Pablo Andrade, opera singer Arturo Chacon, cellist Irma Field and flutist Tatiana Johanning perform romantic Latin American music, a reception follows, 7 p.m., Corcoran Gallery of Art, 500 17th St. NW. $20. 202-639-1770.

FDR AND LUCY MERCER, Ellen Feldman discusses her book "Lucy: A Novel," historical fiction about the relationship between Franklin D. Roosevelt and Mercer, his wife's social secretary, based on recently discovered documents, 7 p.m., National Archives, Seventh Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Free. 202-501-5000.

HOLOCAUST LECTURE, James D. Steakley, professor of German at the University of Wisconsin, discusses the work of filmmakers who documented and dramatized stories of resistance and survival of homosexuals in Nazi Germany, film clips shown, 7 p.m., U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, 100 Raoul Wallenberg Pl. SW. Free; reservations required. 202-488-0407.

JAZZ CONCERT, the D.D. Jackson Trio, 8 and 10 p.m., Kennedy Center, Education Resource Center, 2700 F St. NW. $22.50. 202-467-4600.

ONE-ACT PLAYS, members of the D.C. Arts Center perform Matthew Wells's one-act plays "The Dead Poet" and "Oscar and Adonis," to benefit Books for America, 7:30 p.m. today, Friday and Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday, the center, 2438 18th St. NW. $17; students and seniors, $14; $1 discount for a book donation. 866-841-9139, Ext. 2572.

THORNTON WILDER PLAY, performance of Matthew Burnett's adaptation of "Theophilus North," starring Matthew Floyd Miller, 8 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, 2:30 and 8 p.m. Saturdays, 2 and 7:30 p.m. most Sundays, 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, call for additional matinees, through March 2, Arena Stage, Sixth Street and Maine Avenue SW. $34-$52. 202-488-3300.

Friday 31

RECITAL, Bulgarian pianist Ralitza Patcheva performs virtuosic transcriptions for solo piano by J.S. Bach, Mendelssohn and others, noon, Arts Club of Washington, 2017 I St. NW. Free. 202-331-7282, Ext. 15.

ETHIOPIA DOCUMENTARY, "Imperfect Journey" (1994), Haile Gerima, Howard University Department of Communications professor, chronicles his journey to his homeland, shown in Amharic and English with English subtitles, sponsored by the National Museum of African Art, 7 p.m., Smithsonian, S.D. Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Dr. SW. Free. 202-357-2700.

SUMNER SCHOOL RECITAL, members of the Friday Morning Music Club perform works by Rachmaninoff, Ravel and others, noon, Charles Sumner School, 1201 17th St. NW. Free. 202-333-2075.

PUPPET SHOW, the Underground Railway Theater performs "How Do You Spell Hope?" using puppets, actors and a giant pop-up book to tell three stories of courage, 7 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday, Kennedy Center, Theater Lab, 2700 F St. NW. $13. 202-467-4600.

JAZZ CONCERT, the James Carter Trio, 8 and 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday; singer Carmen Lundy, 8 and 10 p.m. Wednesday and Feb. 6, Kennedy Center, Education Resource Center, 2700 F St. NW. $22.50. 202-467-4600.

RACCOON LECTURE, Samuel I. Zeveloff, zoology department chairman at Weber State University, discusses his book "Raccoons: A Natural History," noon, National Museum of Natural History, Baird Auditorium, 10th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Free. 202-357-2700.

WORKPLACE ETHICS, lecture by Michael Freedman, vice president of communications at George Washington University, bring lunch, beverages provided, 12:30 p.m., Grace Episcopal Church, 1041 Wisconsin Ave. NW. Free. 301-961-7108.

SUCCULENT PLANTS, gardener Elliott Norman discusses their unique characteristics and how to keep them healthy, noon, U.S. Botanic Garden, 245 First St. SW. Free; preregistration required. 202-226-4082.

Saturday 1

HIRSHHORN VALENTINE PROGRAM, for ages 6-9, artist Debra Lipp helps visitors decorate a gift box for Valentine's Day using gallery works for inspiration, 10 a.m.-noon, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Independence Avenue at Seventh Street SW. Free; preregistration required. 202-357-3235, Ext. 116.

ETHIOPIAN ICONS, curator Bryna Freyer discusses "Ethiopian Icons: Faith and Science" and painted icons, silver crosses and other Ethiopian Christian Orthodox Church items, National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Ave. SW. Free. 202-357-2700.

CHORAL CONCERT, the Lesbian and Gay Chorus of Washington, D.C. performs works by Jimmie Dodd, Randall Thompson, Jerome Kern and others, 8 p.m. Saturday, 4 p.m. Sunday, Capitol Hill Presbyterian Church, Fourth Street and Independence Avenue SE. $15. 202-546-1549.

SCRABBLE WORKSHOP, for all ages, Randy Taylor demonstrates how to improve spelling, reading and memory skills by playing Scrabble, 1-5 p.m. Saturdays, Juanita E. Thornton-Shepherd Park branch library, 7420 Georgia Ave. NW. Free. 202-541-6100 or 202-723-8835.

FOLK TALES, education specialist Peter Pipim tells tales of the kingly status of the African lion, 2 p.m., National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Ave. SW. Free. 202-357-2700.

DRAGON ART PROGRAM, for ages 6-14, a museum staff person leads a tour of artworks depicting dragons, tells dragon tales and helps visitors make a puppet to take home, 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, 1050 Independence Ave. SW. Free. 202-357-2700.

AFRICAN MUSIC, performer Leo Sarkisian discusses sub-Saharan music and demonstrates its rhythms and more, sponsored by Community Help in Music Education, 2 p.m., Lamond-Riggs library branch, South Dakota Avenue and Kennedy Street NE. Free. 202-232-2731.

TEXTILE MUSEUM TALK, curator Lydia Fraser discusses the new exhibit "Hold It: Textiles as Containers," 11 a.m., 2320 S St. NW. Free. 202-667-0441.

Sunday 2

CATHEDRAL ORGAN RECITAL, by Scott Hanoian, 5 p.m., Washington National Cathedral, Massachusetts and Wisconsin avenues NW. Free; donations requested. 202-537-6200.

HOMOSEXUALS AND HOLOCAUST, researcher Klaus Muller discusses "So I Stood Alone With My Memories?" about persecution of homosexuals in Nazi Germany and shows videotapes, still photographs and other materials, 3 p.m., U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, 100 Raoul Wallenberg Pl. SW. Free; reservations required. 202-488-0407.

PIANO RECITAL, Navah Perlman performs works by Scarlatti, Beethoven, Rachmaninoff and others, 7 p.m., National Gallery of Art, West Building, 600 Constitution Ave. NW. Free. 202-842-6941.

CHILDREN'S THEATER, members of Theaterworks USA perform "The Color of Justice," about a human rights advocate, 1 p.m. Sunday, 7 p.m. Feb. 7, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Feb. 8, Kennedy Center, Theater Lab, 2700 F St. NW. $13. 202-467-4600.

MUSEUM INDIAN DANCE, the Mudra Dance Ensemble performs classical Indian dances, with music composed and performed by Subhashini Krishnamurthi, in conjunction with the exhibit "The Sensuous and the Sacred," 2 p.m., Freer Gallery of Art, 12th Street and Jefferson Drive SW. Free tickets; $2.75 per ticket service charge with $1.25 fee per order. 202-432-7328.

CRYSTAL GAYLE PERFORMANCE, music by the Air Force Band, 3 p.m., DAR Constitution Hall, 1776 D St. NW. Free. 202-767-5658.

AFRICA DOCUMENTARIES, "Different But Equal" (1984), about great civilizations of Africa; and "Mastering a Continent" (1984), about how African people often live in hostile environments, 2 p.m., National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Ave. SW. Free. 202-357-2700.

GUITAR RECITAL, Robert Belinic performs works by J.S. Bach and others, 2 p.m., Kennedy Center, Terrace Theater, 2700 F St. NW. $25. 202-467-4600.

CLASSICAL RECITAL, cellist Lori Barnet, violinist Mary Findley and pianist Marilyn Mangold Garst perform works by Brahms, Haydn and Tomas Svoboda, 3 p.m., George Washington University, Hand Chapel, Mount Vernon Campus, 2100 Foxhall Rd. NW. $5; students and seniors, $2. 202-994-6245.

GOSPEL MUSIC, the Gospel-Aires and the Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church Choir sing traditional and contemporary gospel arrangements, 4 p.m., Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church, 1 Chevy Chase Cir. NW. Free. 202-363-2202.

CATHEDRAL TOUR, a docent discusses how the style of the building's stained-glass windows changed from 1912 to 2001 and the scenarios they depict, 1:30 p.m., Washington National Cathedral, Massachusetts and Wisconsin avenues NW. $5. 202-537-6200.

SPANISH MUSIC, the Spanish Dance Theatre performs with soprano Guadalupe Kreysa, tenor Giancarlo Baci, pianist Jose Caceres, guitarist Marija Temo and others, including songs, arias, piano solos and dances by Spanish composers, 5 p.m., Church of the Annunciation, 3810 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Donations requested. 202-332-3133.

AFRICAN MUSIC, for ages 6-12, performance artist Namu Lwanga dances and plays traditional African instruments, a self-guided tour of artworks by African American artists follows, 1-1:45 p.m. and 2:15-3 p.m., National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1250 New York Ave. NW. Free. 202-783-7370.

GREEK FILM, Maria Iliou's "Alexandria" (2001), about a mother who tells her daughter about her 1950s love affair, in Greek with English subtitles, 7 p.m., National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1250 New York Ave. NW. $6; 60 and older, $4. 202-783-7370.

Monday 3

BRIDGE BUILDING, Henry Petroski, author of "Engineers of Dreams: Great Bridge Builders and the Spanning of America," discusses the Brooklyn, Golden Gate and Sunshine Skyway bridges, in conjunction with the exhibit "Me, Myself and Infrastructure," 6:30 p.m., National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. $17; preregistration required. 202-272-2448.

CORCORAN JAZZ, cabaret singer May Knott and her bass and piano accompanists perform songs made famous by Judy Garland, Lena Horne and others, 7 p.m., Corcoran Gallery of Art, 500 17th St. NW. $16. 202-639-1770.

ARGENTINE JEWS, historian Raanan Rein, director of the Institute of Latin American History and Culture at Tel Aviv University, Israel, discusses "Israeli and Argentine Jewry: Complementary or Conflicting Interests?" noon, Library of Congress, Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave. SE. Free. 202-707-2905.

STUDS TERKEL EVENT, the Acting Company performs an adaptation of Terkel's book "American Dreams: Lost and Found," 7:30 p.m., National Museum of Natural History, Baird Auditorium, 10th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. $14. 202-357-3030.

Tuesday 4

WASHINGTON BACH CONSORT, performance of J.S. Bach's "Sing Unto the Lord a New Song," 12:10 p.m., Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW. Free. 202-347-2635, Ext. 18.

AIDS TREATMENTS LECTURE, Cheryl Winkler, a scientist with the National Cancer Institute, discusses the latest developments, 11:30 a.m., Library of Congress, Madison Building, Mary Pickford Theater, 101 Independence Ave. SE. Free. 202-707-5664.

TEXAS CITY FIRE, Bill Minutaglio discusses his book "City on Fire: The Forgotten Story of a Disaster That Destroyed a Town and the Landmark Legal Battle That Ensued," about the leveling of Texas City, Tex., in 1947 by two ocean freighters loaded with ammonium nitrate and the subsequent Supreme Court case, 7 p.m., National Archives, Seventh Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Free. 202-501-5000.

POLITICAL NOVEL, Christopher Buckley discusses his novel "No Way to Treat a First Lady," about the legal profession and a murder in the White House, 7 p.m., Corcoran Gallery of Art, 500 17th St. NW. $16. 202-639-1770.

FDA TALK, Lori Love, an adviser to the FDA, discusses what it takes to get new plant-based cosmetics and drugs approved and other issues faced by the scientific community and regulatory agencies, 6:30 p.m., U.S. Botanic Garden, 245 First St. SW. Free; preregistration required. 202-226-4082.

Wednesday 5

CORCORAN JAZZ, concert by the Maurice Lyles Quartet, 12:30 p.m., Corcoran Gallery of Art, Frances and Armand Hammer Auditorium, 500 17th St. NW. Free. 202-639-1827.

ART TALK, Barbara Tenenbaum of the Library of Congress discusses the Mayan view of creation as depicted by Guatemalan artist Carlos Merida, noon, Jefferson Building, 10 First St. SE. Free. 202-707-9203.

ERROL FLYNN FILM, in "Edge of Darkness" (1943), about Norway's World War II resistance to Nazi occupation; and "Daffy the Commando" (1943), a Technicolor cartoon, 7 p.m., Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, 545 Seventh St. SE. $5. 202-547-6839 or www.filmsonthehill.com.

MUSLIM ART, Turkish calligraphy artist Feridun Ozgoren discusses the ebru art form that developed in Muslim cultures about 500 years ago in Persia, Turkey and India, 7 p.m., Textile Museum, 2320 S St. NW. Free; reservations required. 202-667-0441, Ext. 64.

GREEK FILM, Lucia Rikaki's "Quartet in Four Movements" (1994), about a couple whose marriage is shaken by the arrival of a famous composer and his 18-year-old female companion, in Greek with English subtitles, 7 p.m., National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1250 New York Ave. NW. $6; 60 and older, $4. 202-783-7370.

RUBY BRIDGES MUSICAL, for ages 5-12, Raquis Petree's "Freedom's Children," based on the true story of the 6-year-old who was one of the first African Americans to integrate the New Orleans elementary schools in 1960 and who later became a children's education activist, 10 and 11:30 a.m. weekdays, through Feb. 28, Smithsonian, Arts and Industries Building, Discovery Theater, 900 Jefferson Dr. SW. $10. 202-357-3030.

Thursday 6

MONUMENTAL BRASS QUINTET, recital, 12:15-12:45 p.m., National City Christian Church, 5 Thomas Cir. NW. Free. 202-232-0323.

SOUTHWEST CHAMBER PLAYERS, performance of works by Mozart and Brahms, 7:30 p.m., St. Augustine's Episcopal Church, Sixth Street and Maine Avenue SW. Free. 202-484-6354.

BRITISH BRIDGE, architect James Eyre discusses the technology and materials used to create the Gateshead Millennium Bridge, a footbridge over England's River Tyne that links Newcastle with Gateshead, and more, 6:30 p.m., National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. $17; preregistration required. 202-272-2448.

AMAZON RAIN FOREST ECOLOGY, scientist William F. Laurance, author of "Stinging Trees and Wait-A-Whiles: Confessions of a Rainforest Biologist," discusses environmental threats to the Amazon's ecosystem, 8 p.m., National Zoological Park, 3001 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free; reservations requested. 202-673-4801.

COLONIAL SLAVERY TALK, Roger Wilkins discusses his book "Jefferson's Pillow: The Founding Fathers and the Dilemma of Black Patriotism," 7 p.m., National Archives, Seventh Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Free. 202-501-5000.

-- Compiled by Gerri Marmer

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