Thursday 13

CLASSICAL RECITALS, mezzo-soprano Terri Erchul Malone, 12:15-12:45 p.m. today; violinist Sonya Hayes, 12:15-12:45 p.m. March 20, National City Christian Church, 5 Thomas Cir. NW. Free. 202-232-0323.

"GLOBALIZATION AND DISCONTENT," Joseph Stiglitz, 2001 Nobel Laureate in economics, discusses his book about the policies of the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and the World Trade Organization, 6 p.m., George Washington University, Marvin Center, 800 21st St. NW. Free; reservations required. 202-994-4876.

ARCHAEOLOGY LECTURE, Cemal Pulak, a professor at the Institute of Nautical Archaeology at Texas A&M University, discusses the Uluburun shipwreck off the coast of southern Turkey and its shipping-trade artifacts from 1300 B.C., 6 p.m., Georgetown University, Bunn Intercultural Center Auditorium, 37th and P streets NW. Free. 202-338-6536.

DUTCH DOCUMENTARY, "Tiengemeten" (2001), about the Netherlands island and its rescue from the sea 200 years ago, in Dutch with English subtitles, 6:30 p.m., Royal Netherlands Embassy, 4200 Linnean Ave. NW. Free; reservations required. 202-274-2732.

NAVY BAND JAZZ, concert by the Commodores, 7 p.m., Navy Museum, Building 76, 901 M St. SE. Free; reservations required. 202-433-6897.

Friday 14

ADAMS MORGAN HOUSING, D.C. Council member Harold Brazil and members of the Reed Cooke Neighborhood Association discuss the urban development and gentrification that threaten to displace residents of the ethnically diverse Adams Morgan neighborhood, 7:30 p.m., King Emmanuel Baptist Church, 1725 Kalorama Rd. NW. Free. 202-234-4240, Ext. 1.

OCTOPUS DOCUMENTARY, National Geographic's "The Octopus Show" (2002), showing the acrobatic creatures; also "Cartoon Sea" (2001), about the importance of preserving ocean life, noon, National Museum of Natural History, 10th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Free. 202-357-2700.

HIRSHHORN ART WORKSHOP, artist Michele Colburn discusses the works of German pop artist Gerhard Richter and leads a class experimenting in painting on unusual surfaces, 3 p.m., Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Independence Avenue and Seventh Street SW. Free; reservations required. 202-357-3235, Ext. 116.

LATIN JAZZ CONCERT, Mexican pianist Hector Infanzon and his trio, 8 and 10 p.m., Kennedy Center, Education Resource Center, 2700 F St. NW. $22.50. 202-467-4600.

AFRICAN DOCUMENTARIES, "Fishers of Dar" (2002), about centuries-old fishing methods, and "Diamonds and Rust" (2001), about the daily life of international crews working for a mining conglomerate, shown in Afrikaans 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.

SILENT FILM, "Down to the Sea in Ships" (1922), about the emotional conflicts within a 19th-century whaling family in New England, includes footage of a whale hunt and the screen debut of Clara Bow, piano accompaniment by Ray Brubacher, 7 p.m., Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, 545 Seventh St. SE. $5. 202-547-6839.

ARTS CLUB RECITAL, soprano Jennifer Royall and pianist Nino Sanikidze perform songs from France, Germany and Spain, noon, Arts Club of Washington, 2017 I St. NW. Free. 202-331-7282, Ext. 15.

IRANIAN JEWS, Houman Sarshar, director of publications at the Center for Iranian Jewish Oral History, discusses his book "Esther's Children: A Portrait of Iranian Jews," about their history from the earliest documented settlement in 722 B.C. through the 20th century, noon, Library of Congress, Madison Building, west dining room, 101 Independence Ave. SE. Free. 202-707-9897.

ALLIANCE FRANCAISE RECEPTION, for "Dream and Reality," an exhibit of works by painter and poet Reva Remy, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.; exhibit continues, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. weekdays, or by appointment, through May 2, 2142 Wyoming Ave. NW. Free. 202-234-7911.

WEST POINT WOMEN, John Sloan Brown, chief of military history for the Army, moderates a panel of authors and military officials discussing the Army's treatment of women admitted to the military academy since 1976, noon, National Museum of American History, Carmichael Auditorium, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Free. 202-357-2700.

ALASKA DOCUMENTARY, "The 1899 Harriman Expedition Retraced" (2003), about a 2001 trip by scientists, artists and writers who examined the state's coastline changes; filmmaker Lawrence Hott discusses his work following the screening, 7 p.m., National Museum of Natural History, 10th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Free. 202-357-2700.

Saturday 15

SMITHSONIAN KITE DAY, choreographed kite-flying demonstrations set to music, building and decorating sled kites, discussions of the science of kite-flying and more, members of the American Kitefliers Association will talk with visitors about their craft, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., National Air and Space Museum, Sixth Street and Independence Avenue SW. Free. 202-357-2700.

STUDS TERKEL EVENT, soprano Phyllis Bryn-Julson and the Southwest Chamber Music perform Richard Felciano's "An American Decameron," a song cycle based on works by Terkel, 8 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. 301-808-6900 or 202-432-7328.

SCOTTISH FIDDLE MUSIC, fiddler John Ward discusses the origins and history of the music and its spread to Ireland and North America, sponsored by Community Help in Music Education, 2 p.m., Lamond-Riggs branch library, 5401 South Dakota Ave. NE. Free. 202-232-2731.

GARDEN PESTS, horticulturist Mitch Baker discusses how to build healthy soil using compost and pest-resistant organic matter and how to rid a garden of pests using organic products, 2 p.m., Washington National Cathedral, Greenhouse, Massachusetts and Wisconsin avenues NW. $10; preregistration required. 202-537-6263.

GOSPEL AND JAZZ, concert by Bobby Felder and the Capitol All-Star Jazz Ensemble, co-sponsored by the Capitol Hill Kiwanis Club, 7 p.m.; food and socializing, 6 p.m., Capitol Hill United Methodist Church, Fifth Street and Seward Square SE. $30. 202-544-4677 or 202-544-0631.

DUPONT CIRCLE WALKING TOUR, Mary Kay Ricks leads a walk past mansions and "Strivers' Row," where middle-class African Americans lived in the late 19th- and early 20th centuries; plus a tour of the Perry Belmont Mansion, sponsored by the D.C. Historical Society, 2 p.m., tour begins at Q Street NW exit of Dupont Circle Metro station. $12; prepaid registration required by Friday. 202-785-2068, Ext. 100.

FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT SYMPOSIUM, contemporary glass artists Ed Carpenter, Mary Shaffer and Judith Schaechter discuss their designs based on Wright's works, a reception follows, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Renwick Gallery, 17th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Free. 202-357-2700.

ONE-WOMAN SHOW, writer Brenda Wong Aoki performs Japanese ghost stories, 8 p.m., National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1250 New York Ave. NW. $12; seniors and students, $9. 202-783-7370.

ANSEL ADAMS DOCUMENTARY, about the legacy of Adams's work; Rick Burns, the film's writer-director, will speak following the screening, 2 p.m., National Museum of American History, Carmichael Auditorium, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Free. 202-357-2700.

A CAPPELLA CONCERT, by Voices of Africa, sponsored by the National Museum of African Art, 2 p.m., Smithsonian, S.D. Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Dr. SW. Free. 202-357-2700.

WAL-MART "STORE WARS," documentary, "Store Wars: When Wal-Mart Comes to Town" (2001), about community resistance to plans for a new Wal-Mart in Ashland, Va., 1 p.m., National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. $6; preregistration required. 202-272-2448.

DANCE PLACE PERFORMANCE, Andrea Woods in "Love Letters," 8 p.m. Saturday, 4 p.m. Sunday, 3225 Eighth St. NE. $18; seniors, students, $14; 17 and younger, $6. 202-269-1600.

ENGLISH FILM FEST DOCUMENTARIES, films from the 2002 Wildscreen Film Festival in Bristol, England, "World of Wonders: My Life as an Ant," 11 a.m.; "Pale Male," 3 p.m.; "Ape Hunters," 4:30 p.m.; and others, National Museum of Natural History, Baird Auditorium, 10th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Free. 202-357-2700.

Sunday 16

NATURE FILMS, "Crown of the Continent," about Alaska's remote Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve; film director John Grabowska discusses and shows clips from his documentary "Remembered Earth," about New Mexico's northwest wilderness, 12:30 p.m.; "Wilderness and Spirit," about Maine's Mount Katahdin and its effect on people from all walks of life, filmmaker Irvin "Buxx" Caverly discusses the work following the screening, 2:30 p.m., National Museum of American History, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Free. 202-357-2700.

PIANO RECITAL, Dang Thai Son performs works by Debussy, Chopin, Liszt, Federico Mompou and Ravel, 7 p.m., National Gallery of Art, West Building, 600 Constitution Ave. NW. Free. 202-842-6941.

ART APPRECIATION LECTURE, Milton Esterow, editor and publisher of ARTnews magazine, discusses "How to Look at Art Without Feeling Inferior," 2 p.m., Smithsonian, S.D. Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Dr. SW. Free. 202-357-2700.

CAPITOL WOODWIND QUINTET, performance of works by Carl Nielsen, Rossini and others, a dessert reception follows, 5 p.m., Temple Micah, 2829 Wisconsin Ave. NW. $16; seniors, $14; students, $10. 703-848-9777.

VOCAL RECITAL, Stanley Webber, 3 p.m., Lincoln Congregational Temple, 1701 11th St. NW. Free; donations requested. 202-332-2640.

CATHEDRAL CHORAL CONCERT, the Cathedral Choral Society and guest soloists perform Mozart's Grand Mass in C Minor, K. 427, and works by Stephen Paulus and Vaughan Williams, 4 p.m.; NPR host Fred Child discusses the program, 2:30 p.m., Washington National Cathedral, Massachusetts and Wisconsin avenues NW. $15-$48. 202-537-8980.

CENTRAL AFRICA PHOTOGRAPHY, discussed by curator Christraud Geary, 2 p.m., National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Ave. SW. Free. 202-357-2700.

NSO AND MOVIE MUSIC, Thomas Wilkins conducts the National Symphony Orchestra performing John Williams works from "Star Wars," "E.T." and other films, 1 and 3 p.m., Kennedy Center, Concert Hall, 2700 F St. NW. $13. 202-467-4600.

LATINO AUTHORS TRIBUTE, Marie Arana, editor of The Washington Post's Book World, discusses the lives and legacies of Carlos Fuentes, Elena Poniatowska and others, 5 p.m., Kennedy Center, North Atrium Foyer, 2700 F St. NW. $10. 202-467-4600.

CHEVY CHASE BACH MARATHON, 10 organists, vocalists and other instrumentalists perform works by J.S. Bach, German dinner available for purchase, 2-7 p.m., Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church, 1 Chevy Chase Cir. NW. Free. 202-363-2202.

CHAMBER MUSIC, the Jerusalem String Quartet performs works by Haydn, Bartok and Dvorak, 7:30 p.m., Kennedy Center, Terrace Theater, 2700 F St. NW. $28. 202-467-4600.

WASHINGTON SYMPHONIC BRASS, performance of works by Shostakovich and Strauss, 7:30 p.m., National Presbyterian Church, 4101 Nebraska Ave. NW. $20. 703-243-1127.

ENGLISH FILM FEST DOCUMENTARIES, films from the 2002 Wildscreen Film Festival in Bristol, England, "Snake Hunter: North America," 11 a.m.; "The Living Edens: Yellowstone: America's Sacred Wilderness," noon; "Bugworld: War of Two Worlds," 1 p.m.; "The Mystery of the Yunnan Snub-Nosed Monkey," 2 p.m.; "Blue Planet: Introduction," 3 p.m.; "Blue Planet: The Deep," 4 p.m., National Museum of Natural History, Baird Auditorium, 10th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Free. 202-357-2700.

Monday 17

RUSSIAN PALACE CULTURE, Sheila ffolliott of George Mason University discusses lavish country estates and the contributions of women to royal culture in 18th- and 19th-century St. Petersburg, 7 p.m., National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1250 New York Ave. NW. $8; students, $5. 202-783-7370.

STAMP COLLECTING, philatelist Miles Manchester demonstrates how to soak stamps and create a basic collection, 2 p.m., National Postal Museum, 2 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Free. 202-357-2991.

IRISH CELEBRATION, Library of Congress curators show photos and film of immigrants arriving to the United States, and the Washington Revels perform an old-fashioned Celtic folk play, 10 and 11:30 a.m., Smithsonian, Arts and Industries Building, Discovery Theater, 900 Jefferson Dr. SW. $8. 202-357-3030.

CLASSICAL RECITAL, flutist Jessica Barry and pianist Roy Hakes perform works by Copland, Luciano Berio and Oliver Messian, 7:30 p.m., Levine School of Music, 2801 Upton St. NW. Free. 202-686-9772.

KENNEDY CENTER FREE CONCERTS, Peruvian folk and classical music by Los Hermanos Gaitan Castro, 6 p.m. Monday; jazz saxophonist Marty Nau, 6 p.m. Tuesday; modern dance by Carla and Company, 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.

IRISH STORYTELLER, Batt Burns tells Irish tales and jokes and recites poetry, 7:30 p.m., National Geographic Society, 17th and M streets NW. $16. 202-857-7700.

Tuesday 18

SOUTH CAPITOL STREET CORRIDOR, public meeting, officials from the D.C. Department of Transportation discuss five transportation options for the corridor, including a new bridge or tunnel and a new interchange for Suitland Parkway at Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE; the public is invited to view drawings of potential plans and give feedback, 6:30-8:30 p.m., St. Augustine's Episcopal Church, Sixth Street and Maine Avenue SW. Free. 202-671-2244.

ANCIENT INDIAN CISTERNS, Morna Livingston discusses her book "The Ancient Stepwells of India," about stone cisterns built by the people of western India, 6 p.m., American Institute of Architects, Washington chapter, 1777 Church St. NW. Free; reservations requested. 202-667-1798.

WAR OF 1812 TALK, retired Army colonel David Fitz-Enz discusses his book "The Final Invasion: Plattsburgh, the War of 1812's Most Decisive Battle," about the British attempt to conquer the United States by moving from Canada through Lake Champlain, 7 p.m., National Archives, Seventh Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Free. 202-501-5000.

ST. PETERSBURG REVIVAL EFFORTS, discussed by Anatole Senkevitch Jr., co-sponsored by the Latrobe Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians, 7 p.m.; reception, 6:30 p.m., Russian Cultural Centre, 1825 Phelps Pl. NW. $15; students, $10; reservations required. 202-357-2571.

STRING RECITAL, instrumentalists from the Levine School of Music perform works by J.S. Bach and Vivaldi, 7:30 p.m., Kennedy Center, Terrace Theater, 2700 F St. NW. $15. 202-686-9772.

MOON ASTRONAUTS TALK, Eugene Cernan and Harrison "Jack" Schmitt discuss their 1972mission and its legacy for space exploration, 8 p.m., Lockheed Martin IMAX Theater, Sixth Street and Independence Avenue SW. Free; tickets required; $2.75 ticket service charge. 800-539-2440.

Wednesday 19

COMMUNITY SING, a member of the Sweet Honey in the Rock vocal group leads singers of all abilities in a traditional gospel singalong, 7-9 p.m., Levine School of Music, 2801 Upton St. NW. $5. 202-686-9772.

CORCORAN JAZZ, concert, by the Nasar Abadey Quintet, 12:30 p.m., Corcoran Gallery of Art, 500 17th St. NW. Free. 202-639-1827.

HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR LECTURE, Elizabeth Strassburger, a native of Iwonicz, Poland, discusses how she and her mother survived World War II by using false identification papers, 1 p.m., U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, 100 Raoul Wallenberg Pl. SW. Free. 202-488-0427.

TEDDY ROOSEVELT TALK, history specialist Marvin Kranz discusses the context of Roosevelt's phrase, "Walk softly and carry a big stick," noon, Library of Congress, Jefferson Building, 10 First St. SE. Free. 202-707-9203.

POETRY READING, Alice Fulton, winner of the 2002 Rebekah Johnson Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry, reads from her works, 8 p.m., Library of Congress, Madison Building, Montpelier Room, 101 Independence Ave. SE. Free. 202-707-5394.

WILLIAM WEGMAN, the multimedia artist discusses his paintings, drawings and photography, his use of irony and his depictions of Weimaraners, 7 p.m., Corcoran Gallery of Art, 500 17th St. NW. $20. 202-639-1770.

CHORAL RECITAL, Catholic University Chamber Singers, 7:30 p.m., Mexican Cultural Institute, 2829 16th St. NW. Free. 202-319-5416.

Thursday 20

IRISH GENEALOGY WORKSHOP, Marie Melchiori and Elizabeth Kerstens discuss how to start your research using American sources, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., National Archives, Seventh Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. $15; preregistration required. 202-501-5000.

IRAN TALK, author Terence Ward discusses his book "Searching for Hassan: An American Family's Journey Home to Iran," 7 p.m., Freer Gallery of Art, 12th Street and Jefferson Drive SW. Free. 202-357-2700.

THEATER AND FILM COSTUMES, cultural historian Dwight Blocker Bowers discusses the iconic costumes of Chita Rivera, James Whitmore, Joel Grey and others, noon, National Museum of American History, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Free. 202-357-2700.

CATHEDRAL WALKS, a staff member leads a bird walk, 9 a.m., meet at the George Washington statue on Pilgrim Road; a staff member leads a walk in the woods and discusses urban woodland restoration, 10 a.m., meet at the Garfield Street entrance to the Woods, Washington National Cathedral, Massachusetts and Wisconsin avenues NW. 202-537-2319.

-- Compiled by Gerri Marmer

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