Thursday 20

ORGAN RECITAL, Mark Cole, 12:15-12:45 p.m., National City Christian Church, 5 Thomas Cir. NW. Free. 202-232-0323.

SATIRE, members of the Catalyst Theater Company perform Nicky Silver's "The Altruists," about a group of radicals who protest many issues in society until one of their friends commits a crime of passion, 7:30 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturdays, through June 19, Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, 545 Seventh St. SE. Thursday evenings and Saturday matinees, $20 (students and seniors, $10); Friday and Saturday evenings, $25 (students and seniors, $15). 800-494-8497.

Friday 21

CLASSICAL RECITAL, soprano Leneida Crawford, baritone Phillip Collister and pianist Susan Ricci, noon, Arts Club of Washington, 2017 I St. NW. Free. 202-331-7282.

INTEGRATION TALK, Sheryll Cashin discusses her book "The Failures of Integration: How Race and Class Are Undermining the American Dream," noon, Library of Congress, Jefferson Building, Whittall Pavilion, 10 First St. SE. Free. 202-707-9203.

SPANISH DANCE PERFORMANCE, Arte Flamenco performs with live music, 6 p.m., Kennedy Center, Grand Foyer, 2700 F St. NW. Free. 202-467-4600.

JAZZ SAXOPHONE CONCERT, by Joe Lovano, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m., Kennedy Center, Terrace Theater, 2700 F St. NW. $28. 202-467-4600.

INDIAN CLASSICAL MUSIC, sitarist Kartik Seshadri and tabla performer Subhankar Banerjee, 7:30 p.m., Freer Gallery of Art, Meyer Auditorium, 12th Street and Jefferson Drive SW. Free. 202-633-1000.

CLASSICAL MUSIC, Leonard Bernstein works performed by mezzo-soprano Joyce Castle, baritone Kurt Ollmann and pianists Scott Dunn and Lucy Mauro, 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.

Saturday 22

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC DOG EVENT, live demonstrations by bomb-sniffing and search-and-rescue dogs, Jack Russell terrier races, a dog fashion show, caricatures, photo opportunities, exhibit "Dogs: Wolf, Myth, Hero and Friend" and more, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., National Geographic Society, 17th and M streets NW. Free admission (fees for caricatures and photos). 202-857-7588.

MEXICAN CULTURE, films, live music, storytelling and hands-on activities including a workshop to create a Mayan headdress to wear home, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, National Gallery of Art, East Building Plaza, 600 Constitution Ave. NW. Free. 202-842-6880.

MAKING BOOKS WORKSHOP, Carol Beane, a poet and bookmaker, discusses handmade books, bejeweled books and other works in the "Book as Art XV" exhibit, bring a photograph to use to create your book, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1250 New York Ave. NW. $15; students and ages 60 and older, $12. 202-783-7370.

FRANCIS SCOTT KEY MEMORIAL, a park ranger leads a walking tour from the Old Stone House to the Key Memorial and discusses the writing of "The Star-Spangled Banner," 10 a.m., Old Stone House, 3051 M St. NW. Free. 202-426-6851.

THEATER COMBAT WORKSHOP, staff members teach techniques used in performing combat and swordplay onstage, 10 a.m.-noon, Folger Shakespeare Library, 201 East Capitol St. SE. $10. 202-544-7077.

FORT STEVENS HISTORY, a park ranger discusses the National Cemetery System and the soldiers buried at Fort Stevens, 10 a.m., the fort, 13th Street and Piney Branch Road NW. Free. 202-895-6070.

GEORGETOWN TOUR, following a tour of Tudor Place mansion and a discussion about the descendants of early 19th-century tobacco trader Robert Peter, guide Mary Kay Ricks leads a tour of the neighborhood and tells stories about former slaves Liethy Hill and Hannah Pope and other Georgetown residents, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 1644 31st St. NW. $17; preregistration required. 202-965-0400, Ext. 109.

TAPESTRY TALK, artist Louise Wheatley discusses her use of natural materials and demonstrates how she creates her works, 10:30 a.m., Textile Museum, 2320 S St. NW. Free. 202-667-0441.

COMMUNICATIONS SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE, representatives of American University's School of Communications discuss its graduate level Interactive Journalism Program, noon, the university's Butler Pavilion, Board Room, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Free; reservations required. 202-885-2040.

ROLLER SKATING LESSON, for all abilities, members of Washington Area Roadskaters teach basic skills, helmets and wrist guards required, other safety equipment recommended, 12:15 p.m., Rock Creek Park, Picnic Grove No. 6, Beach Drive NW, north of Military Road. Free. 202-895-6239.

DANCE RECITAL, Dance Addition of Takoma performs "Mystical Creatures," 1 p.m., Historic Takoma Theatre, 6833 Fourth St. NW. $10. 301-270-4409.

PIANO RECITAL, Janice Weber performs works by Charles Czerny, Beethoven and Liszt, 1:30 p.m., Society of Cincinnati Anderson House, 2118 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Free. 703-486-0071 or 703-728-7766.

CHILDREN'S ART TOUR, a museum staff member discusses broken Buddhist sculptures found by archaeologists, leads a tour of a sculpture exhibit and helps children create jewelry based on what they have seen in the gallery, 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, 1050 Independence Ave. SW. Free. 202-633-1000.

AFRICAN AMERICAN UNION SOLDIERS, storyteller Johnnie Lockett Thomas discusses the history of the African American soldiers who served in the Union Army during the Civil War and on the western frontier after the war, light refreshments served, proceeds benefit the League of Women Voters of the District of Columbia, 2:30-6 p.m., Peoples Congregational Church, 4704 13th St. NW. $25. 202-347-3020.

GOSPEL MUSIC AND LUNCH, vegetarian food, 1 p.m.; Howard University Brass Ensemble performs, 2:30 p.m., Capital Memorial Church of Seventh-day Adventists, 3150 Chesapeake St. NW. Free. 202-362-3668.

MODERN DANCE, New Landscape performs new choreography by Crystal Brown, Emily Crews and others, 8 p.m. Saturday, 7 p.m. Sunday, Dance Place, 3225 Eighth St. NE. $18; 17 and younger, $6. 202-269-1600.

LIZ LERMAN DANCE EXCHANGE, performance of "Scores in Salt and Snow: Dances Since 2002," co-sponsored by American University, 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Harold and Sylvia Greenberg Theatre, 4200 Wisconsin Ave. NW. $20; students, seniors and ages 16 and younger, $10. 301-270-6700.

Sunday 23

FURNITURE MAKING, woodworker Margaret Lospinuso demonstrates how to use local hardwoods and a lathe to create forms that contrast with the natural patterns in wood and how to make finials and rosettes, noon-3 p.m., Renwick Gallery, 17th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Free. 202-633-1000.

ROWHOUSE DESIGNS, museum staff members help visitors build and decorate models of rowhouse facades using a variety of materials, in conjunction with the display "Kids' View of the City," 1-4 p.m., National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. $5 per house. 202-272-2448.

BUILDING DOCUMENTARIES, "Ironworkers: Facing a Challenge," about the ironworkers who rushed to the scene of the World Trade Center disaster on Sept. 11, 2001, and "Frank Gehry: An Architecture of Joy," in conjunction with the exhibit "Symphony in Steel," 1 p.m., National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. Free. 202-272-2448.

CATHEDRAL GARGOYLE TOUR, for ages 10 and older, a docent leads a tour of humorous and scary gargoyles and discusses the difference between a gargoyle and a grotesque, bring binoculars, 2 p.m., Washington National Cathedral, Massachusetts and Wisconsin avenues NW. $5. 202-537-6200.

"ANTIQUES ROADSHOW," restorer and appraiser J. Michael Flanigan discusses his experiences traveling with PBS's "Antiques Roadshow," his discoveries on the tour and his ideas for appraising antique furniture, 3 p.m., Renwick Gallery, 17th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Free. 202-633-1000.

CHORAL CONCERT, the church's combined choirs and the National Spiritual Ensemble Quartet perform, proceeds benefit Martha's Table and the Capital Area Food Bank, 3 p.m., National City Christian Church, 5 Thomas Cir. NW. Donations requested. 202-232-0323.

SOIL EROSION TALK, for ages 7 and older, a park ranger discusses soil runoff, 3 p.m., Peirce Barn, Tilden Street and Beach Drive NW. Free. 202-895-6070.

PIANO RECITAL, Barbara Peterson Cackler, 3 p.m., the United Church, 1920 G St. NW. Free. 202-331-1495.

CHORAL CONCERT TRIBUTE, "For the Greatest Generation," in honor of World War II soldiers; soprano Arianna Zukerman, contralto Margaret Lattimore, bass Sanford Sylvan and the Cathedral Choral Society in a performance of Mozart's Requiem and Frank Martin's "In Terra Pax"; former U.S. senator Bob Dole reads from his letters written during his World War II Army service; and recordings of speeches by Winston Churchill, Dwight D. Eisenhower and Franklin D. Roosevelt are played, co-sponsored by the Embassy of Switzerland, 4 p.m.; program discussion, 2:30 p.m., Washington National Cathedral, Massachusetts and Wisconsin avenues NW. $15-$50. 202-537-5527.

CHEVY CHASE CHORAL CONCERT, performance of William T. Flynn's "At the Tomb" (libretto by Jean Harmon) by the Chancel Choir, soprano Maren Laughlin, tenor David Kozisek and others, reception follows, 4 p.m., Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church, 1 Chevy Chase Cir. NW. Free. 202-363-2202.

PIANO RECITAL, Joseph Smith performs works by Edward MacDowell, Copland, Joplin, Billy Strayhorn and others, 7 p.m., National Gallery of Art, West Building, garden court, 600 Constitution Ave. NW. Free. 202-842-6941.

Monday 24

PHOTOJOURNALISM, Jerome De Perlinghi discusses his career working for European and U.S. newspapers and shows slides of his recent work, 2 p.m., Library of Congress, Madison Building, Mumford Room, 101 Independence Ave. SE. Free. 202-707-9336.

KENNEDY CENTER FREE CONCERTS, students from the Eastman School of Music perform works by Poulenc, Schubert and others, 6 p.m. Monday; jazz by the Berklee-Kennedy Center Quartet, 6 p.m. Tuesday; Peabody Conservatory of Music percussionist Svetoslav Stoyanov and guitarist Ana Vidovic, 6 p.m. Wednesday, Grand Foyer, 2700 F St. NW. Free. 202-467-4600.

SHOPPING MALLS CREATOR, M. Jeffrey Hardwick discusses his book "Mall Maker: Victor Gruen, Architect of an American Dream," about the Austrian immigrant who created the shopping mall concept, 6:30 p.m., National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. $15; students, $10; preregistration required. 202-272-2448.

E.L. DOCTOROW APPEARANCE, the author reads from his new book "Sweet Land Stories" and discusses his life and writing career, a reception follows, 8 p.m., Folger Shakespeare Library, 201 East Capitol St. SE. $25. 202-544-7077.

Tuesday 25

CHORAL CONCERT, the Library of Congress Chorale and choirs from several area schools perform songs of freedom in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Supreme Court's decision in Brown v. Board of Education, 10 a.m., Library of Congress, Jefferson Building, Coolidge Auditorium, 10 First St. SE. Free. 202-707-9203.

NAVAL DRY DOCKS TALK, Richard E. Hepburn, a retired Navy captain, discusses his book "History of American Naval Dry Docks: A Key Ingredient to a Maritime Power," about how naval dry docks helped strengthen the Navy, noon, Navy Museum, Building 76, 901 M St. SE. Free; reservations required. 202-433-6897.

CHINESE MUSIC TALK, Nora Yeh, an ethnomusicologist in the American Folklife Center, discusses the sounds made by Chinese instruments, 12:30 p.m., Library of Congress, Madison Building, West Dining Room, 101 Independence Ave. SE. Free. 202-707-6735.

BUSINESS OWNERSHIP TALK, representatives of the Women's Business Center discuss how to establish a sound business and how to research a business idea, 6-7:30 p.m., the center, 1001 Connecticut Ave. NW, Suite 312. Free; reservations recommended. 202-785-4922.

AFFORDABLE HOUSING PANEL TALK, discussion of the challenges of creating and maintaining affordable housing in the area, with Conrad Egan, chairman of the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority; Richard Y. Nelson Jr., former executive director of the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials, and others, in conjunction with the exhibit "Affordable Housing," 6:30 p.m., National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. $15; students, $10; preregistration required. 202-272-2448.

Wednesday 26

HAWAIIAN DANCES, Carol Takafuji discusses and demonstrates her art, noon, Library of Congress, Madison Building, Mumford Room, 101 Independence Ave. SE. Free. 202-707-6735.

FURNITURE MAKING DEMONSTRATION, cabinetmaker Manny Fernandez demonstrates how spindles are made and used on pieces, from cradles to chairs, noon-3 p.m., Renwick Gallery, 17th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Free. 202-633-1000.

CHURCHILL TALK, Celia Sandys, granddaughter of the former British prime minister, discusses her experiences traveling with him, noon, Library of Congress, Jefferson Building, 10 First St. SE. Free. 202-707-9203.

STORYTELLING AND LUNCH, Brad Hills, executive director of Washington Storytellers Theatre, moderates a panel of storytellers who discuss their traditions, lunch served, 12:30 p.m., Arts Club of Washington, 2017 I St. NW. $15; reservations required. 202-331-7282, Ext. 16.

HISTORIC U.S. PHOTOGRAPHS, Paul Hendrickson, a professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania, discusses color photographs taken by the Farm Security Administration to document life in the late 1930s and early 1940s as the country emerged from the Great Depression, 7 p.m., Corcoran Gallery of Art, 500 17th St. NW. $14. 202-639-1770.

Thursday 27

CONFERENCE ON TEHRAN, an international panel of scholars, architects and planners discusses the cultural, social and political evolution of the city from an Islamic village 200 years ago to the metropolis that it has become, co-sponsored by the International Society of Iranian Studies, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Library of Congress, Jefferson Building, Coolidge Auditorium, 10 First St. SE. Free; reservations recommended. 202-707-0113.

JAZZ CONCERT, Navy Band's Commodores, 11 a.m., National World War II Memorial, Homecoming Stage, National Mall, between Fourth and Seventh streets SW. Free. 202-433-2525.

ROCK MUSIC CONCERT, Navy Band's Cruisers, noon, Navy Memorial, 701 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Free. 202-433-2525.

ENERGY EFFICIENT COMMUNITIES, discussed by Doug Newman, manager of sustainable energy planning at Chicago's Gas Technology Institute, 12:30 p.m., National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. Free. 202-272-2448.

PHOTOJOURNALISM DOCUMENTARY, "Robert Capa: In Love and War," about the journalist who photographed the first wave of the Omaha Beach invasion in World War II, Earnest Hemingway in London, war-torn Israel and more, a discussion with director Anne Makepeace follows, 1 p.m., National Museum of American History, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Free. 202-633-1000.

"THE THREE SISTERS" FILM, Alan Bates stars in an adaptation of a Chekhov play, directed by Laurence Olivier, 1:30 p.m., Cleveland Park branch library, 3310 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free. 202-282-3080.

CICADA PROGRAM, for ages 3 and older, a park ranger discusses the red-eyed insect, helps children search for mud tubes constructed by larvae at the base of trees and discusses the reasons for their 17-year absence, 4 p.m., Rock Creek Park Nature Center, 5200 Glover Rd. NW. Free. 202-895-6070.

THEME GARDENING, a greenhouse staff member discusses how to develop and plant a garden with fairy sculptures, 6 p.m., Washington National Cathedral, Massachusetts and Wisconsin avenues NW. Free; preregistration required. 202-537-6263.

"MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING," Sabrina Le Beauf, Casey Biggs and Floyd King star in the Shakepeare comedy about the romantic lives of two disparate couples, 7:30 p.m. daily except Mondays, through June 6, Carter Barron Amphitheatre, 16th Street and Colorado Avenue NW. Free tickets (limit of four per person) available on the day of the performance at Carter Barron, and the Shakespeare Theatre, 450 Seventh St. NW; and Tuesdays-Fridays at The Washington Post, 1150 15th St. NW. 202-334-4790 or

-- Compiled by GERRI MARMER

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