Thursday 15

MAGIC, for ages 5-12, magician Joe Romano uses illusion and music to promote reading. 10:30 a.m. today, Francis A. Gregory branch library, 3660 Alabama Ave. SE, 202-645-4297; 1:30 p.m. today, Anacostia branch library, Good Hope Road and 18th Street SE, 202-698-1190; 10:30 a.m. tomorrow, Takoma Park branch library, 418 Cedar St. NW, 202-576-7252; 1:30 p.m. tomorrow, Mount Pleasant branch library, 3160 16th St. NW, 202-671-0200; 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Tenley-Friendship branch library, 4450 Wisconsin Ave. NW, 202-724-8599; 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Palisades branch library, 49th and V streets NW, 202-282-3139; 10:30 a.m. July 22, Capitol View branch library, Central Avenue and 50th Street SE, 202-645-0755. Free.

CHILDREN'S CONFLICT RESOLUTION, for ages 8-14, storyteller Diane Macklin tells tales about how to resolve conflicts peacefully. 10:30 a.m. today, Capitol View branch library, Central Avenue and 50th Street SE, 202-645-0755; 1:30 p.m. today, Benning branch library, Benning Road near Minnesota Avenue NE, 202-724-4787; 10:30 a.m. Monday, Southwest branch library, 900 Wesley Place SW, 202-724-4752; 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Watha T. Daniel branch library, 1701 Eighth St. NW, 202-671-0212; 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sursum Corda Library, 135 New York Ave. NW, 202-724-4772; 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, R.L. Christian branch library, 1300 H St. NE, 202-724-8599; 1:30 p.m. July 22, West End branch library, 1101 24th St. NW, 202-724-8707. Free.

JAZZ CONCERT, the Blues Alley Orchestra, noon-2 p.m., Farragut Square, Connecticut Avenue and K Street NW. Free. 202-463-3400.

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

TEEN PROGRAM, musician and motivational speaker Mark Tabron in an interactive performance of words and music with percussion instruments, 1:30 p.m. today, Palisades branch library, 49th and V streets NW, 202-282-3139; 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, West End branch library, 1101 24th St. NW, 202-724-8707; 10:30 a.m. July 22, Petworth branch library, 4200 Kansas Ave. NW, 202-541-6300. Free.

ART, JAZZ AND FILM, staff members lead ages 5-11 in an art activity with a variety of materials, 4-6 p.m.; singer and jazz guitarist Bobby Parker and his band, 5:30-7 p.m.; sculpture conservator Lee Aks discusses the museum's conservation program, 7 p.m.; Mexican horror film "Santo the Silver-Masked Man vs. The Vampire Women" (1962), in Spanish with English subtitles, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Independence Avenue and Seventh Street SW. Free. 202-357-2700.

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

Friday 16

MARS DAY, talk with planetary scientists about past, present and future Mars missions, operate a Mars rover vehicle, view a Mars meteorite and the latest images from the planet and more, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., National Air and Space Museum, Sixth Street and Independence Avenue SW. Free. 202-357-2700.

CHILDREN'S SONGS AND DANCE, for ages 4-7, Derick Riley, also known as "Mr. Derby," offers an interactive song and dance session, 10:30 a.m. Friday, Parklands-Turner Community Library, 1600 Alabama Ave. SE, 202-698-1103; 10:30 a.m. Monday, Benning branch library, Benning Road near Minnesota Avenue NE, 202-724-4787. Free.

FLUTE RECITAL, the William Montgomery Flute Master Class at the University of Maryland in a performance of solos, duos and ensembles, noon, Arts Club of Washington, 2017 I St. NW. Free. 202-331-7282.

GARDEN INSECTS, entomologist Eric Grissell discusses the role of insects in garden ecology, noon-1:30 p.m., U.S. Botanic Garden, 245 First St. SW. Free; registration required. 202-226-4082.

JAZZ, saxophonist Perry Conticchio and his quartet, 5-8 p.m., National Gallery of Art, Sculpture Garden, 600 Constitution Ave. NW. Free. 202-842-6941.

KENNEDY CENTER FREE CONCERTS, the London Gay Men's Chorus performs works by English composer John Taverner, contemporary Swedish composer Jan Sandstrom and others, 6 p.m., Grand Foyer, 2700 F St. NW. Free. 202-467-4600.

CATHEDRAL JAZZ, the Rick Whitehead Trio, 7:30 p.m., Washington National Cathedral, Massachusetts and Wisconsin avenues NW. Free. 202-537-6200.

ORCHESTRA CONCERT, the National Symphony Orchestra performs works by Mozart, Bernstein and others, 7:30 p.m. Friday; works by Copland, Korngold, John Williams and others, 7:30 p.m. Saturday; a "petting zoo" for children who want to try out an instrument, 6:45 p.m. each day, Carter Barron Amphitheatre, 16th Street and Colorado Avenue NW. Free. 202-467-4600.

BAND CONCERT, the Army Band's Alumni Band, 8 p.m., west side of the U.S. Capitol. Free. 202-433-4011.

CLASSICAL MUSIC, the trio Con Brio! performs works by J.S. Bach, 8 p.m., Grace Episcopal Church, 1041 Wisconsin Ave. NW. $10, suggested donation. 202-333-7100.

Saturday 17

GENEALOGY WORKSHOP, research specialist John P. Colletta discusses the use of the records of the federal courts from 1790 to 1911 to research ancestors' finances, business dealings and personal and family relationships, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., National Archives, Seventh Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. $15; reservations required. 202-501-5000, Ext. 5.

TEXTILE TALK, Deanne Marein-Efron discusses embroideries produced by the women of Michoacan, Mexico, 10:30 a.m., Textile Museum, 2320 S St. NW. Free. 202-667-0441.

DOCUMENTARY, Steve Okino's "A Most Unlikely Hero," Bruce Yamashita's quest to become a U.S. Marine Corps officer and the racial harassment and emotional and physical abuse he suffered at Officer Candidate School. The film's producer talks with Yamashita after the screening, audience questions welcome, 2 p.m., National Museum of American History, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Free. 202-633-1000.

INGMAR BERGMAN FILMS, "Wild Strawberries" (1957), an aging scholar reminisces about his life during a trip to receive an honorary degree, 2:30 p.m. Saturday; Max von Sydow in "The Magician" (1958), a traveling illusionist arrives in a small town where the residents don't believe in magic, 4:30 p.m. Sunday, both films shown with English subtitles, National Gallery of Art, East Building, 600 Constitution Ave. NW. Free. 202-842-6799.

DANCE PERFORMANCE, the Gravity Optional Dance Company performs "Both Sides of the Story" and "Connections," 8 p.m. Saturday, 7 p.m. Sunday, Dance Place, 3225 Eighth St. NE. $18; full-time teachers, seniors and students, $14; 17 and younger, $6. 202-269-1600.

Sunday 18

WOODWORKING DEMONSTRATION, artist and furniture builder Lee Russell demonstrates the use of wood planes, noon-3 p.m., Renwick Gallery, 17th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Free. 202-633-1000.

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

Monday 19

GENEALOGY WORKSHOP, research specialist John P. Colletta discusses the use of National Archives military records from the Revolutionary War to the early 20th century, 10 a.m., National Archives, Seventh Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. $15; reservations required. 202-501-5000, Ext. 5.

HEIRLOOM GARDEN TOUR, Smithsonian Horticulture Service Division staff members lead a tour of plantings associated with Thomas Jefferson and George Washington, 2 p.m., National Museum of American History, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Free. 202-357-2700.

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

Tuesday 20

CHILDREN'S THEATER, recommended for ages 3-9, "Agoo! Amee! Call and Response With Anansegromma," Ghanaian performance artists Kofi and Kwame present a program of interactive games from West Africa, 10 and 11:30 a.m. Tuesday and Wednesday and July 22 and 23, Smithsonian Arts and Industries Building, Discovery Theater, 900 Jefferson Dr. SW. $5; ages 3-12, $4; 2 and younger, free. 202-357-1500.

STORIES FOR CHILDREN, a staff member reads Joan Sweeney's "Once Upon a Lily Pad: Froggy Love in Monet's Garden," discusses Monet's landscapes and helps the children create a garden-setting piece of art 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.

CONCERT, the Third Rail Saxophone Quartet, 12:10 p.m., Church of the Epiphany, 13th and G streets NW. Free. 202-347-2635, Ext. 18.

SUCCESS PROGRAM, for ages 12-19, Henry "Discombobulating" Jones discusses how to make the right choices in life, 1:30 p.m., Washington Highlands branch library, 115 Atlantic St. SW. Free. 202-645-5880.

WARTIME INTELLIGENCE PANEL, a discussion of U.S. intelligence in post-World War II Germany with Richard F. Myers, a senior staff member of the Nazi War Crimes and Japanese Imperial Government Records Interagency Working Group; Kevin Ruffner, a Central Intelligence Agency historian; and Timothy Naftali, an associate professor at the University of Virginia's Miller Center of Public Affairs, 7 p.m., National Archives, Seventh Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Free; reservations recommended. 202-501-5000, Ext. 5.

DANCE PERFORMANCE, the ensemble group DC ARTistry performs a blend of swing, jazz, blues, Latin, hip-hop and step dancing with jazz group Tumbao, 7 p.m., Corcoran Gallery of Art, 500 17th St. NW. $20. 202-639-1770.

DANNY KAYE FILM, "The Court Jester" (1956), with Kaye, Angela Lansbury, Basil Rathbone, Glynis Johns and John Carradine, a story of mistaken identity; and an excerpt from a 1961 television production, "An Hour With Danny Kaye," 7 p.m., Library of Congress, Madison Building, Mary Pickford Theater, 101 Independence Ave. SE. Free; reservations recommended. 202-707-5677.

CHORAL CONCERT, the Washington Consort, members of the National Symphony Orchestra and guest artists perform Part IV 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.

CHAMBER MUSIC, the Southwest Chamber Players, flutist Gwyn Jones and pianist Rosanne Conway perform works by J.S. Bach, Godard, Rivier, LaMontagne and others, 7:30 p.m., St. Augustine's Episcopal Church, Sixth Street and Maine Avenue SW. Free, donations welcome. 202-484-6354.

BAND CONCERT, the Navy Band, the Sea Chanters chorus and the Cruisers rock ensemble, 8 p.m., Navy Memorial, 701 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Free. 202-433-2525.

Wednesday 21

PUPPET SHOW, for ages 5-9, Joe Pipik's Backpack Puppets perform musical adventure tales, 10:30 a.m., Mount Pleasant branch library, 3160 16th St. NW, 202-671-0200; and 1:30 p.m., Georgetown branch library, 3260 Wisconsin Ave. NW, 202-282-0220. Free.

AVIATION HISTORY, curator Bob van der Linden discusses the Ford Trimotor and its place in the history of commercial air travel, noon, National Air and Space Museum, Sixth Street and Independence Avenue SW. Free. 202-357-2700.

WOODWORKING DEMONSTRATION, artist and woodworker John Noffsinger demonstrates spindle and faceplate turning, noon-3 p.m., Renwick Gallery, 17th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Free. 202-633-1000.

JAZZ, pianist Bob Vigoda, 12:30 p.m., Corcoran Gallery of Art, 500 17th St. NW. Free. 202-639-1774.

HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR, Nesse Godin, from Lithuania, discusses life as a teenager in a wartime ghetto, a concentration camp and four labor camps, 1 p.m., U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, 100 Raoul Wallenberg Pl. SW. Free. 202-488-0427.

ANIMATED FILM, for ages 12-15, "Street Fighter II," 1:30 p.m., Chevy Chase branch library, 5625 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free. 202-282-0021.

FASHION DESIGN, New York designer Ralph Rucci discusses style and the importance of individuality in the fashion industry, 7 p.m., Corcoran Gallery of Art, 500 17th St. NW. $20. 202-639-1770.

GANGSTER FILM, "99 44/100% Dead" (1974), Richard Harris stars in this black comedy, musical score by Henry Mancini, 7 p.m., Library of Congress, Madison Building, Mary Pickford Theater, 101 Independence Ave. SE. Free; reservations recommended. 202-707-5677.

BAND CONCERT, the Marine Band performs works by Sousa, Shostakovich, Bizet and others, 8 p.m., west side of the U.S. Capitol. Free. 202-433-4011.

Thursday 22

CHILDREN'S MUSIC, for ages 4-6, Jim "Kidsinger Jim" Hossick sings and plays original tunes on the guitar, 10:30 a.m., Chevy Chase branch library, 5625 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free. 202-282-0021.

LINCOLN ASSASSINATION, Elizabeth D. Leonard, professor of history at Colby College, discusses her book "Lincoln's Avengers: Justice, Revenge, and Reunion after the Civil War," noon and 7 p.m., National Archives, Seventh Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Free; reservations required. 202-501-5000, Ext. 5.

BRITISH POSTAGE, a museum staff member discusses the connection between the British monarchy and the postal system, visitors are invited to design a philatelic crown, noon-4 p.m., National Postal Museum, 2 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Free. 202-357-2991.

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

PIANO RECITAL, performances by students between the ages of 14 and 20 from the Eastern Music Festival Piano Program, 6 p.m., Grand Foyer, 2700 F St. NW. Free. 202-467-4600.

JAZZ AND BLUES, the Mary Ann Redmond Band, bring a picnic, 6:30-8 p.m., National Zoological Park, Lion and Tiger Hill, 3001 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free. 202-673-4925.

BASKETBALL DOCUMENTARY, "Hoop Dreams" (1994), two young stars aspire to a career in the National Basketball Association, 8 p.m., George Washington University, seventh floor, 1957 E St. NW. Free. 202-994-6345.

"CROWNS," Regina Taylor's musical adaptation of the Michael Cunningham and Craig Marberry book about how hats worn by South Carolina women contribute to their identities, a production of the Alliance Theatre Company and the Goodman Theatre, 8 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sundays; 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, through Aug. 15, Arena Stage's Kreeger Theater, Sixth Street and Maine Avenue SW. $47-$66. 202-488-3300.

-- Compiled by GERRI MARMER

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