Thursday 6

CLASSICAL RECITALS, Monumental Brass Quintet, 12:15-12:45 p.m. today; vocalists and pianists perform Brahms waltzes, 12:15 p.m. Feb. 13, National City Christian Church, 5 Thomas Cir. NW. Free. 202-232-0323.

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

SONGS AND POETRY, soprano Kelly Ellenwood, baritone Peter Samuel and pianist Barbara Irvine perform songs with lyrics written by poets William Blake, Walt Whitman, Edna St. Vincent Millay and others, 6 p.m., Kennedy Center, Grand Foyer, 2700 F St. NW. Free. 202-467-4600.

Friday 7

DOCUMENTARY, "One Shot: The Life and Work of Teenie Harris" (2001), narrated by Roscoe Lee Browne, about Harris's photos of African American community life, noon, National Archives, Seventh Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Free. 202-501-5000.

CHEVY CHASE PLAYERS, performance of Patrick Hamilton's "Angel Street," 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Feb. 16, through Feb. 22, Chevy Chase Community Center, 5601 Connecticut Ave. NW. $10; seniors and students, $8. 202-387-1191.

LATIN JAZZ, Charlie Haden and Quartet West perform with Gonzalo Rubalcaba, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m., Kennedy Center, Terrace Theater, 2700 F St. NW. $27. 202-467-4600.

DOCUMENTARIES, "M & M Smith: For Posterity's Sake" (1995), narrated by Ruby Dee, about how photographers Morgan and Marvin Smith depicted famous African Americans, such as Josephine Baker and Joe Louis, and "Conversations With Roy DeCarava" (1984), including more than 100 of the photographer's stills shown on film, and he discusses his efforts to encourage the efforts of young black photographers, 7 p.m., National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Ave. SW. Free. 202-357-2700.

PIANO RECITAL, Betty Ann Miller performs works by PDQ Bach, Amy Beach, Jessica Krash and others, 7:30 p.m., Levine School of Music, 2801 Upton St. NW. Free. 202-686-9772.

ELIZABETH TAYLOR FILM, "Ivanhoe" (1952), co-starring Robert Taylor, George Sanders and Joan Fontaine, and the Technicolor cartoon "Rabbit Hood" (1949), 7 p.m., Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, 545 Seventh St. SE. $5. 202-547-6839 or www.filmsonthehill.com.

THAMES PHOTOGRAPHS, Sidney Lawrence, Hirshhorn public affairs director, discusses Roni Horn's photographs of England's Thames River, 12:30 p.m., Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Independence Avenue and Seventh Street SW. Free. 202-357-2700.

SHORT IRANIAN FILMS, animated, experimental and documentary films and videotapes by Iranian and Iranian American women, shown in Farsi with English subtitles, 7 p.m., Freer Gallery of Art, 12th Street and Jefferson Drive SW. Free. 202-357-2700.

CLASSICAL, SPIRITUAL MUSIC, members of the Friday Morning Music Club perform works by Grieg and Smetana and spirituals, noon, Charles Sumner School, 1201 17th St. NW. Free. 202-333-2075.

LAW PROFESSION ETHICS, Terry Lenzner, chairman of Investigative Group International, discusses the role of ethics in the legal profession, bring lunch, beverages provided, 12:30 p.m., Grace Episcopal Church, 1041 Wisconsin Ave. NW. Free. 301-961-7108.

ART WORKSHOP, MUSIC, artist Donnell Lewis helps visitors sketch in the galleries while flutist Barbara Heitz performs romantic works, 1-3 p.m., Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Independence Avenue and Seventh Street SW. Free; preregistration required. 202-357-3235, Ext. 116.

GUITAR DUO RECITAL, Keishi Sumi and Akiko Sumi perform Ferdinando Carulli's "Duet for Two Guitars" and excerpts of Manuel de Falla's ballet "El Amor Bruio," noon, Arts Club of Washington, 2017 I St. NW. Free. 202-331-7282, Ext. 15.

GREEK FILM, Stella Theodoraki's "Close So Close" (2002), about a jealous husband and his unfaithful wife, 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.

DOCUMENTARY, "Mama Benz and the Taste of Money" (2001), about a European man and an African woman who compete in marketing an expensive Dutch textile, noon, National Museum of Natural History, Baird Auditorium, 10th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Free. 202-357-2700.

Saturday 8

VALENTINE TEA, and used jewelry sale, light refreshments served, to benefit the St. Luke Shelter, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., St. Luke's United Methodist Church, 3655 Calvert St. NW. Free admission. 202-333-4949.

AFRICAN ART TALK, curator Elizabeth Harney discusses contemporary African art created by artists living outside their native countries, 2 p.m., National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Ave. SW. Free. 202-357-2700.

DANCE PLACE, the Devi Dance Theater performs 17th-century South Indian dance, 8 p.m. Saturday, 4 p.m. Sunday, 3225 Eighth St. NE. $18. 202-269-1600.

CLASSICAL RECITAL, Russian pianist Alexander Ghindin performs works by Franck, Liszt and Rachmaninoff, 2 p.m., Kennedy Center, Terrace Theater, 2700 F St. NW. $25. 202-467-4600.

SLAVERY BOOK TALK, E. Dorian Gadsden discusses his work "Resolving the Dilemma: Closing the Divide," about the consequences of slavery in the United States, 1 p.m., Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW. Free. 202-727-1175.

ATLANTIC WINDS CONCERT, works by Carl Nielsen and Joan Tower, 8 p.m., St. Columba's Episcopal Church, 4201 Albemarle St. NW. $20; seniors and students, $10. 202-363-4119.

TEDDY BEAR TEA, for children, finger foods, a choice of teas and a discussion of tea, plus free tea-party kits to take home, stuffed teddy bears welcome, ages 5-7, 10:30 a.m.; ages 8-10, 2 p.m., U.S. Botanic Garden, 245 First St. SW. Adult-child couple, $20. 202-226-4082.

AFRICAN STORIES, for 4 and older, a museum staff member reads Ifeoma Onyefulu's book "Sharing Life in an African Village," with brightly colored photographs, and "Rhema's Journey," about a 9-year-old's visit to a city and a crater, 2 p.m., National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Ave. SW. Free. 202-357-2700.

JAZZ CONCERT, pianist Benny Green and guitarist Russell Malone, 8 and 10 p.m., Kennedy Center, Education Resource Center, 2700 F St. NW. $27. 202-467-4600.

STORYTELLING, love stories, 3 p.m., Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, 1050 Independence Ave. SW. Free. 202-357-2700.

VALENTINE ART, for ages 5-11, a Hirshhorn staff member discusses how artists use the color red to express themselves, 2 p.m., Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Independence Avenue and Seventh Street SW. Free. 202-357-2700.

MODEL AIRPLANE WORKSHOP, for 9 and older, museum staff members help visitors construct Delta Dart model planes, a group plane launch follows, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. $13. 202-272-2448.

GOSPEL MUSIC EDUCATION, singer and actress Angela Polite discusses the history of gospel music and performs it, sponsored by Community Help in Music Education, 2 p.m., Francis A. Gregory branch library, 3660 Alabama Ave. SE. Free. 202-232-2731.

Sunday 9

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

MUSEUM MUSIC RECITAL, bass-baritone Jubilant Sykes and guitarist Christopher Parkening perform works by Brazilian composers, 7 p.m., National Gallery of Art, West Building, 600 Constitution Ave. NW. Free. 202-842-6941.

GREEK FILM, Layia Glourgou's "Tomorrow Will Be Too Late" (2001), about a petty thief on prison leave who falls in love with a prostitute, in Greek with English subtitles, 5 p.m., National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1250 New York Ave. NW. $6; 60 and older, $4. 202-783-7370.

DOCUMENTARIES, "Caravans of Gold" (1984), about how Africa's history was shaped by the gold trade, and "Kings and Cities" (1984), about past and present African kingdoms, 2 p.m., National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Ave. SW. Free. 202-357-2700.

RITA COOLIDGE CONCERT, with music by the Air Force Band, 3 p.m., DAR Constitution Hall, 1776 D St. NW. Free. 202-767-5658.

CORCORAN ART WORKSHOP, following a tour of works by African American artists, a staff member helps visitors create a piece of art to take home, 2:30 p.m., Corcoran Gallery of Art, 500 17th St. NW. Free with museum admission: suggested donation for adults, $3; seniors and students, $1; reservations required. 202-639-1727.

BLACK HISTORY DANCE TRIBUTE, by the Atrium Performance Dance Ensemble, 2:30 p.m., Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW. Free. 202-727-1175.

Monday 10

ARCHIVES GENEALOGY TALK, John P. Colletta discusses the use of ship passenger records that recorded the arrival of immigrants from 1820 to 1950, and colonial records through 1820, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., National Archives, Seventh Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. $15; reservations required. 202-501-6694.

U.S. HISTORY, author Michael Lesy discusses the Farm Security Administration's photographic documentation of the effects of the Great Depression from 1935 to 1943 and the evolution of the United States from an agricultural society to an industrialized nation, 7 p.m., Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Ring Auditorium, Independence Avenue and Seventh Street SW. $14. 202-357-3030.

LIBRARIES AND TECHNOLOGY, Joseph Janes, founding director of the Internet Public Library, discusses the use of digital reference technology in libraries, 10:30 a.m., Library of Congress, Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave. SE. Free. 202-707-1183.

BLACK HISTORY LECTURE, journalist Renee Poussaint, co-founder of the National Visionary Leadership Project, discusses her organization and its efforts to encourage African Americans to record their wartime memories and experiences for posterity, noon, Library of Congress, Mumford Room, Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave. SE. Free. 202-707-4916.

Tuesday 11

MUSIC RECITAL, pianist Eva Pierrou and cellist John Gevorkian, 12:10 p.m., Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW. Free. 202-347-2635, Ext. 18.

INTERNATIONAL DRUG TRADE, historian C.R. Gibbs discusses "Legions From Hell: The Origins of the International Drug Trade," 7 p.m., Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW. Free. 202-727-1211.

WHISTLER ART TALK, curator Ken Meyers discusses the pastels painted by Whistler in Venice in 1879 and 1880 and their influence on the late 19th-century revival of pastels as a medium for artwork, noon, Freer Gallery of Art, 12th Street and Jefferson Drive SW. Free. 202-357-2700.

VALERY GISCARD D'ESTAING, the former president of France discusses foreign affairs, 6:30 p.m., Library of Congress, Jefferson Building, Coolidge Auditorium, 10 First St. SE. Free. 202-707-2905.

SONDHEIM BOOK, music specialist Mark Eden Horowitz discusses his work "Sondheim on Music: Minor Details and Major Decisions," noon, Library of Congress, Mary Pickford Theater, Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave. SE. Free; reservations recommended. 202-707-5521.

AFRICAN AMERICAN INVENTORS, lecture for children 12 and younger by Brian Clark, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Juanita E. Thornton-Shepherd Park branch library, 7420 Georgia Ave. NW. Free. 202-541-6100.

FORMER AMBASSADORS TO RUSSIA, Arthur Hartman, Thomas Pickering and James Collins discuss the changes that they witnessed from their Moscow posts and current events in the country, 7 p.m., Smithsonian, S.D. Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Dr. SW. $14. 202-357-3030.

KENNEDY CENTER FREE CONCERTS, traditional bluegrass by the Open Road band, 6 p.m. Tuesday; mbira player Stella Chiweshe of Zimbabwe performs a variety of works, from classical pieces to up-tempo jigs, 6 p.m. Wednesday; other performances by musicians and dancers, 6 p.m. daily, Kennedy Center, Grand Foyer, 2700 F St. NW. Free. 202-467-4600.

Wednesday 12

WAR SYMPOSIUM, authors, archivists and historians discuss "Through the Perilous Night: War Crises and the American President," sponsored by the National Archives, a reception follows, noon-7 p.m., Navy Memorial, 701 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Free; reservations recommended. 202-501-5000.

JUILLIARD STRING QUARTET, and pianist Gilbert Kalish perform works by Beethoven and Ralph Shapey, 8 p.m.; Pozzi Escot and Robert Cogan of the New England Conservatory discuss the program, 6:30 p.m., Library of Congress, Jefferson Building, Coolidge Auditorium, 10 First St. SE. Free tickets available by phone, $2 service charge per ticket plus $1.25 per phone order. TicketMaster 301-808-6900 or 202-432-7328.

CAPITAL'S BLACK HISTORY, Robert Kapsch discusses the role of African Americans in the construction of Washington's public buildings from 1791 to 1817, sponsored by the U.S. Capitol Historical Society, noon, Veterans of Foreign Wars Building, Ketchum Hall, 200 Maryland Ave. NE. Free. 202-543-8919, Ext. 31.

CORCORAN JAZZ CONCERT, Jim Ritter and the Buck Creek Jazz Band, 12:30 p.m., Corcoran Gallery of Art, Frances and Armand Hammer Auditorium, 500 17th St. NW. Free. 202-639-1827.

NAVAL HOSPITAL RESTORATION, members of the Capitol Hill Restoration Society discuss plans for the restoration of the Old Naval Hospital in Southeast, the public is invited to ask questions and make suggestions, 7:30 p.m., St. Peters Parish Hall, Second and C streets SE. Free. 202-543-0524.

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

ARTIST EDOUARD VUILLARD, art historian Sally Shelburne discusses Vuillard's landscapes, portraits, large-scale decorative paintings and complex career, 6 p.m., Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Ring Auditorium, Independence Avenue and Seventh Street SW. $14. 202-357-3030.

AFRICAN AMERICAN PRESS, Frederick Douglass IV discusses the role of African American journalists in history, from slavery to the civil rights era, 6 p.m., Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW. Free. 202-727-1175.

ISLAMIC ARCHITECTURE LECTURE, scholar Mehrangiz Nikou discusses "Discourse of Civilizations: Islamic Architectural Forms and Concepts in Western Architecture and Decoration," sponsored by the Latrobe Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians, 6:30 p.m., American Institute of Architects, second-floor boardroom, 1735 New York Ave. NW. $8; students, $5. 301-654-3924.

Thursday 13

INGALLS WILDER GENEALOGY, archivist Constance Potter discusses the family and dwellings of Laura Ingalls Wilder as documented in federal records at the National Archives, noon, the archives, Seventh Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Free. 202-501-5000.

TULSA RACE RIOT, Pleasant Mann discusses the May 31, 1921, riot in which 100 to 3,000 people died and several city blocks were burned following the publication of a false story in a newspaper, 7 p.m., Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW. Free. 202-727-1175.

U.S., KOREA HISTORY, Bruce Cumings, a history professor at the University of Chicago, discusses the historical context of current American and Korean tensions, a reception follows, 2 p.m., George Washington University, Media and Public Affairs Building, 805 21st St. NW. Free; reservations requested. 202-994-5886.

DANCE PHOTOGRAPHY, dancer Rosalie O'Connor discusses her photos of dancers, 6 p.m., Kennedy Center Atrium, 2700 F St. NW. $12. 202-467-4600.

JAPANESE MUSIC, Keiko Nosaka performs works by Akira Ifukube on a 25-string koto, Mizuyo Komiya provides accompaniment on the bass koto, 7:30 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.

HIRSHHORN ART AFTER HOURS, staff members help visitors create valentines and discuss artists' romances, wine and cheese served, cash bar, live music, 6-8 p.m.; independent films, Cecily Brown's animated short "Four Letter heaven" (1995) and Bill Morrison's experimental "Decasia" (2002), 8 p.m., Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Independence Avenue and Seventh Street SW. Free. 202-357-2700.

HOLOCAUST EDUCATION, Renee Afanana, a philosophy professor at Virginia State University, discusses how she teaches about genocide -- using the Holocaust as a bench mark -- at historically black colleges and universities, 3 p.m., U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, 100 Raoul Wallenberg Pl. SW. Free; reservations requested. 202-488-6162.

NEW AMERICAN MUSIC, panel discussion by Murry Sidlin of Catholic University, Josh Brown of Georgetown University, Christopher Kendall of the University of Maryland, Joseph McLellan, a former Washington Post music critic, and Jonathan Matis of the American Composers Forum, 7 p.m., Library of Congress, Jefferson Building, 10 First St. SE. Free. 202-707-5502.

LANDSCAPE DESIGN LECTURE, San Francisco-based landscape architect Topher Delaney discusses her 26-year career and her designs for rooftop gardens, sanctuary gardens for medical facilities and more, 6:30 p.m., National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. $17; students, $10; preregistration required. 202-272-2448.

-- Compiled by Gerri Marmer

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