Thursday 8

PUPPET SHOWS, for ages 5-9, Joe Pipik's Backpack Puppets perform adventure tales, free, 10:30 a.m., Francis A. Gregory branch library, 3660 Alabama Ave. SE, 202-645-4297, and 1:30 p.m., Benning branch library, Benning Road near Minnesota Avenue NE, 202-724-4787.

LUNCHTIME SALSA CONCERT, Latin Jazz All Stars, noon-2 p.m., Farragut Square, Connecticut Avenue and K Street NW. Free. 202-463-3400.

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

AFRICAN STORIES, for ages 6-14, griot Baba C tells tales with contemporary themes, 1:30 p.m., Anacostia branch library, Good Hope Road and 18th Street SE. Free. 202-698-1190.

Friday 9

ARTS CLUB PIANO RECITAL, Byoungho Han performs works by J.S. Bach, Debussy, Rachmaninov and Prokofiev, noon, Arts Club of Washington, 2017 I St. NW. Free. 202-331-7282.

ORGANIC GARDENING, gardener Tanya Denckla discusses garden design, soil fertility and managing weeds and pests, noon-1:30 p.m., U.S. Botanic Garden, 245 First St. SW. Free; preregistration required. 202-226-4082.

ROCKABILLY, SWING MUSIC, the Grandsons, 5-8 p.m., National Gallery of Art, Sculpture Garden, 600 Constitution Ave. NW. Free. 202-842-6941.

KENNEDY CENTER FREE CONCERT, pianist Charles Covington Jr., a Peabody Conservatory professor, 6 p.m., Grand Foyer, 2700 F St. NW. Free. 202-467-4600.

JAZZ IN THE GARDEN, Kyan Johnson and Pie, bring a picnic supper and a blanket or chair, 6:30-8:30 p.m., St. Luke's United Methodist Church, 3655 Calvert St. NW. Free. 202-333-4949.

BIG-BAND MUSIC, the Eric Felten Jazz and the Tom Cunningham Orchestra, sponsored by The Washington Post, 7:30 p.m., Carter Barron Amphitheatre, 16th Street and Colorado Avenue NW. Free. 202-426-0486.

CATHEDRAL VOCAL RECITAL, soprano Laura Mann, 7:30 p.m., Washington National Cathedral, Massachusetts and Wisconsin avenues NW. Free. 202-537-6200.

ARMY CONCERT BAND, 8 p.m., west steps of the Capitol. Free. 703-696-3399.

Saturday 10

GENEALOGY WORKSHOP, research specialist John P. Colletta discusses how to compile research findings into a well-documented and readable family narrative, 10 a.m., National Archives, Seventh Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. $15; reservations required. 202-501-5000, Ext. 5.

SHORT FILMS ABOUT DOGS, for children accompanied by an adult, "The Dog Who Was a Cat Inside," "Wallace and Gromit in Cracking Contraptions" and others; after the screenings, museum staff members help children create a dog puppet to take home, 10:30 and 11:30 a.m., National Gallery of Art, 600 Constitution Ave. NW. Free. 202-789-4995.

AUTHOR'S TALK, Lurma Rackley discusses her book "Laugh If You Like, Ain't a Damn Thing Funny: The Life Story of Ralph 'Petey' Greene as Told to Lurma Rackley," about Greene, a broadcaster and community activist, 1 p.m., Georgetown branch library, 3260 Wisconsin Ave. NW. Free. 202-282-0220.

CHILDREN'S MASK WORKSHOP, museum staff members help children create a mask to wear in a masquerade parade and take home, 1:30-4:30 p.m., National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Ave. SW. Free. 202-633-4600.

PUPPET WORKSHOP, for ages 6 and older, a library volunteer teaches children how to made a puppet using common household items, 2 p.m., Northeast branch library, 330 Seventh St. NE. Free. 202-698-3320.

BARITONE RECITAL, Vincent Pope sings travel-related songs composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams, 2 p.m., Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW. Free. 202-727-1175.

RHYTHM AND BLUES, concert, Amel Larrieux and Raheem DeVaughn, 7:30 p.m., Carter Barron Amphitheatre, 16th Street and Colorado Avenue NW. $20. 202-397-7328.

Sunday 11

WOOD TURNING, artist Temple Blackwood demonstrates how to make a Shaker rocker and a child's rush seat, noon-3 p.m., Renwick Gallery, 17th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Free. 202-633-1000.

TUDOR PLACE TOUR, led by docents, 2:30 p.m., 1644 31st St. NW. $6; reservations required. 202-965-0400, Ext. 109.

JAZZ CONCERT, the Army Band Blues ensemble, 4:30 p.m., Volta Park, 34th Street and Volta Place NW. Free. 703-696-3399.

ORGAN RECITAL, Jeffrey Smith, 5 p.m., Washington National Cathedral, Massachusetts and Wisconsin avenues NW. Free. 202-537-6200.

Monday 12

CHILDREN'S SONGS AND DANCE, for ages 4-7, Derick Riley, known as "Mr. Derby," leads an interactive song-and-dance session involving nursery tunes, 10:30 a.m., Langston branch library, 2600 Benning Rd. NE. Free. 202-724-8665.

TEENAGERS DISCUSSION, for ages 12-19, Henry Jones discusses how to make the best choices in life, keep a positive attitude, succeed in education and become a community leader, 1:30 p.m., Georgetown branch library, 3260 Wisconsin Ave. NW. Free. 202-282-0220.

MYSTERY NOVEL TALK, Louis Bayard discusses his book "Mr. Timothy," set in Victorian London and featuring a grown-up version of the Dickens character Timothy Cratchit, 2 p.m., Chevy Chase branch library, 5625 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free. 202-282-0021.

ARCHITECTURE TALK, architect Donlyn Lyndon discusses northern California's Sea Ranch, including large meadows and forests, where architects Charles Moore and Joseph Esherick designed structures that complement the natural surroundings, 6:30 p.m., National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. $15; students, $10; preregistration required. 202-272-2448.

BETTE DAVIS FILM, "Watch on the Rhine" (1943), Dashiell Hammett's adaptation of a Lillian Hellman play about a German husband and wife who are anti-Nazi activists, 6:30 p.m., National Theatre, 1321 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Free. 202-783-3372.

CHEVY CHASE DINOSAUR TALK, for all ages, Peter M. Kranz discusses and shows fossils, 7 p.m., Chevy Chase branch library, 5625 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free. 202-282-0021.

ELIZABETH TAYLOR FILMS, John Huston's "The Night of the Iguana" (1964), co-starring Richard Burton and Deborah Kerr, 7 p.m. today; "Boom" (1968), co-starring Burton and Noel Coward, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Library of Congress, Madison Building, Mary Pickford Theater, 101 Independence Ave. SE. Free; reservations recommended. 202-707-5677.

BLUEGRASS AND COUNTRY MUSIC, concert, the Navy Band's Country Current, 8 p.m., west side of the Capitol. Free. 202-433-2525.

Tuesday 13

CHILDREN'S LITERATURE AND ART, a staff member reads a story about dance and leads a tour of the gallery's Degas sculptures of ballet dancers; plus a workshop in which children create clay sculptures to take home, 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., National Gallery of Art, West Building Rotunda, 600 Constitution Ave. NW. Free. 202-842-6880.

PETWORTH PUPPET SHOW, for ages 5-9, Joe Pipik's Backpack Puppets perform adventure tales, 10:30 a.m., Petworth branch library, 4200 Kansas Ave. NW. Free. 202-541-6300.

ENGLISH CHOIR CONCERT, the Chapel Choir of Christ's College, Cambridge University, England, 12:10 p.m., Church of the Epiphany, 13th and G streets NW. Free. 202-347-2635, Ext. 18.

BASKET WEAVING CLASS, for ages 7 and older, a library volunteer teaches basic weaving, 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and July 15-16, Chevy Chase branch library, 5625 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free. 202-282-0021.

LIBRARY ARTS AND CRAFTS, for ages 1-14, a library volunteer teaches how to create art with a castle theme, 3 p.m. Tuesday and July 20 and 27, Capitol View branch library, 5001 Central Ave. SE. Free. 202-645-0755.

LOCAL ARCHAEOLOGICAL DISCOVERIES, archaeologist John Bedell discusses findings at the site of a former stable at 17th and E streets NW, where horses were kept from 1871 to 1912, 6:30 p.m., City Museum of Washington, D.C., 801 K St. NW. $10; reservations required. 202-383-1809.

POETRY READINGS, poets whose works have appeared in Minimus magazine read from their works, 7 p.m., Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW. Free. 202-727-1175.

PHOTOJOURNALIST'S TALK, Karen Ballard discusses her work in Iraq and Afghanistan, a viewing of the exhibit "The Eyes of History" follows, 7 p.m., Corcoran Gallery of Art, 500 17th St. NW. $16. 202-639-1770.

SOVIET COUNTERINTELLIGENCE TALK, Robert W. Stephan discusses his book "Stalin's Secret War: Soviet Counterintelligence Against the Nazis, 1941-1945," about the capture, torture, deportation and execution of German agents, 7 p.m., National Archives, Seventh Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Free; reservations required. 202-501-5000, Ext. 5.

CHORAL CONCERT, the Washington Consort, members of the National Symphony Orchestra and guest performers in Part III of "The Cosmos According to Crumb," in celebration of the 75th birthday of composer George Crumb, 7:30 p.m., Washington National Cathedral, Massachusetts and Wisconsin avenues NW. Free. 202-537-8980.

JAZZ CONCERT, Navy Band's Commodores, 8 p.m., Navy Memorial, 701 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Free. 202-433-2525.

Wednesday 14

MAGIC SHOW, for ages 5-12, Joe Romano uses illusion and music to promote reading books, 10:30 a.m., Lamond-Riggs branch library, 5401 South Dakota Ave. NE. Free. 202-541-6255.

BASQUE DANCE PROGRAM, the Oinkari Basque Dancers perform traditional dances from the Basque region of the Pyrenees Mountains of France and Spain, noon, Library of Congress, Jefferson Building, Neptune Plaza, 10 First St. SE. Free. 202-707-5510.

WOOD TURNING, artist Bob Reynolds, a member of the Chesapeake Area Woodturners, demonstrates how to turn candlesticks and other objects, noon-3 p.m., Renwick Gallery, 17th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Free. 202-633-1000.

MUSEUM ROCKET TALK, curator Allan Needell discusses the museum's efforts to preserve the Saturn V Moon rocket, noon, National Air and Space Museum, Sixth Street and Independence Avenue SW. Free. 202-357-2700.

HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR LECTURE, Sam Spiegel, from Kozienice, Poland, discusses how the Nazis closed his father's shoe factory and Jewish schools and businesses in Kozienice during World War II, 1 p.m., U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, 100 Raoul Wallenberg Pl. SW. Free. 202-488-0427.

DIANE LANE FILM, "A Walk on the Moon" (1999), co-starring Viggo Mortensen, directed by Tony Goldwyn, about a Brooklyn housewife whose life changes dramatically when she meets a traveling-salesman hippie, 1 p.m., D.C. Jewish Community Center, 1529 16th St. NW. $6. 202-777-3268.

ANIMATED FILM, for ages 12-15, "Street Fighter II," 1:30 p.m., Juanita E. Thornton-Shepherd Park branch library, 7420 Georgia Ave. NW. Free. 202-541-6100.

"THE DA VINCI CODE," Sandy Seppala leads a discussion of the Dan Brown book, plus Brown's work "Angels & Demons," 7 p.m., Arts Club of Washington, 2017 I St. NW. Free. 202-331-7282.

ENGLISH CHOIR CONCERT, the Chapel Choir of Christ's College, Cambridge University, England, 7:30 p.m., St. Columba's Episcopal Church, 4201 Albemarle St. NW. $15-$20. 202-363-4119.

MARINE BAND CONCERT, works by Rodgers and Hammerstein and others, 8 p.m., west terrace of the Capitol. Free. 202-433-4011.

Thursday 15

DRAWING CARTOONS, for children accompanied by an adult, cartoonist Todd Sprow teaches basic techniques, 10:30 a.m.-noon, Anacostia Museum, 1901 Fort Pl. SE. Free. 202-633-1000.

CHILDREN'S AFRICAN STORIES, Auntie Oye and Joseph Ngwa discuss masquerades and tell stories from Liberia and Cameroon, children are invited to wear masks and costumes to the event, 10:30 a.m., National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Ave. SW. Free. 202-633-4600.

CHILDREN'S CONFLICT RESOLUTION, for ages 8-14, storyteller Diane Macklin tells tales about how to resolve conflicts peacefully, 10:30 a.m., Capitol View branch library, Central Avenue and 50th Street SE, and 1:30 p.m., Benning branch library, Benning Road near Minnesota Avenue NE. Free. 202-645-0755 or 202-724-4787.

HORSEBACK RIDING HISTORY, curator emeritus Claudia Brush Kidwell discusses the proper attire and saddles for female horseback riders from 1800 to 1925; rare riding habits and a pillion (a cushion attached behind a saddle to accommodate an extra rider) will be shown, noon, National Museum of American History, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Free. 202-633-1000.

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

KENNEDY CENTER CLASSICAL MUSIC, members of the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra performs works by Bizet, Reicha and Mozart, 6 p.m., Grand Foyer, 2700 F St. NW. Free. 202-467-4600.

WIRE SCULPTURE WORKSHOP, artist Lisa Raye Garlock demonstrates how to create wire sculptures with beads and other materials, 6-8 p.m., Bead Museum, 400 Seventh St. NW. $3. 202-624-4500.

ZOO POP CONCERT, the Orioles perform oldies, doo-wop and rhythm and blues, bring a picnic, 6:30-8 p.m., National Zoological Park, Lion and Tiger Hill, 3001 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free. 202-673-4925.

FLAMENCO PERFORMANCE, dancers Anna Menendez and Edwin Aparicio perform with guitarist Richard Marlow, 7 p.m., Freer Gallery of Art, Meyer Auditorium, 12th Street and Jefferson Drive SW. Free. 202-633-1000.

1912 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION, James Chace discusses his book "1912: Wilson, Roosevelt, Taft & Debs: The Election That Changed the Country," 7 p.m., National Archives, Seventh Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Free; reservations required. 202-501-5000, Ext. 5.

JAZZ CONCERT, the Navy Band's Commodores, 8 p.m., west side of the Capitol. Free. 202-433-2525.

BROWN V. BOARD OF EDUCATION, Barbara Arnwine, executive director of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, discusses school litigation since the landmark Supreme Court decision, 8 p.m., George Washington University, seventh floor, 1957 E St. NW. Free. 202-994-6345.

-- Compiled by GERRI MARMER

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