MEET THE PAINTER

Some artists, such as Kennith Humphrey, credit their genes rather than formal art training for their talent. Humphrey, a resident of Vicksburg, Miss., links his modern, Expressionistic style of oil on canvas to the artistic talent of his half-brother, the late William Tolliver, who was known internationally for his paintings and, like Humphrey, was self-taught. This weekend, Humphrey will present some of his paintings, which depict mostly African Americans going about daily activities, at Bomani's Gallery, 7949 Annapolis Rd. in Lanham. The opening reception is from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, and the exhibition will continue from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday. 301-429-5858.

BOOK AND BASKETBALL

Washington Mystics fans can get psyched for the next WNBA season while meeting one of the women's basketball league's standout players. From noon to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Chamique Holdsclaw will discuss and sign her book "Chamique: On Family, Faith and Basketball," an autobiographical tale of her personal and athletic growth, including her upbringing in the Queens borough of New York, where she dominated the all-male competition on blacktop courts while dealing with a difficult family life. It also describes her basketball triumphs at the University of Tennessee and in the WNBA (she was the league's top pick in the 1999 draft). The event is free and takes place at Karibu bookstore, Prince George's Plaza, 3500 East West Hwy., Hyattsville. 301-559-1140.

PLANE PAPER

One piece of paper and some fingers are all the tools necessary to participate in the College Park Aviation Museum's third annual Paper Airplane Week. The museum will provide the paper and construction assistance to children of all ages from noon to 4 p.m. next Monday through Friday. A paper airplane derby, at 2 p.m. Friday, will end the week's activities, and prizes will be awarded to the makers of fliers with the longest flight and most accurate flight. All paper airplane events are free with museum admission, which is $4 for adults, $3 for seniors and $2 for children. The museum is at 1985 Cpl. Frank Scott Dr. in College Park. 301-864-6029.