Thursday 22

AFRICAN FOLK TALES, Auntie Oye and Joseph Ngwa tell traditional stories from Liberia and Cameroon, 10:30 a.m., National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Ave. SW. Free. 202-633-4600.

ISLAMIC ART EXHIBIT TOUR, National Gallery staff members Philip Leonard and J. Russell Sale lead tours of the new exhibit "Palace and Mosque: Islamic Art From the Victoria and Albert Museum," noon today, Saturday and Wednesday, 1 p.m. Friday and Tuesday, National Gallery of Art, East Building, 600 Constitution Ave. NW. Free. 202-737-4215.

LUNCHTIME JAZZ CONCERT, singer Christine Crerar, noon-2 p.m., Farragut Square, Connecticut Avenue and K Street NW. Free. 202-463-3400.

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

CHILDREN'S CONFLICT RESOLUTION, for ages 8-14, storyteller Diane Macklin tells tales about how to resolve conflicts peacefully, 1:30 p.m., West End branch library, 1101 24th St. NW. Free. 202-724-8707.

ROCK CREEK PARK WALK, for ages 4 and older, a park ranger discusses how animals use their sense of smell to survive, 4 p.m., Rock Creek Park Nature Center, 5200 Glover Rd. NW. Free. 202-895-6070.

JAZZ AND ART, music by Keter Betts, Tim Eyermann, Chuck Redd and others, 5:30-7 p.m.; artist Nikki S. Lee discusses her photographs displayed in the gallery, 7-8 p.m.; balladeer Ronnie Wells's adult students perform vocal arrangements of jazz standards, 8-9 p.m., Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Independence Avenue and Seventh Street SW. Free. 202-357-2700.

ZOO JAZZ AND BLUES, concert by 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.

ECUADORIAN FOLK MUSIC, Trio Colonial and three accompanying musicians, 6:30 p.m., Inter-American Development Bank, 1300 New York Ave. NW. Free. 202-623-3929.

CHINESE FOLK DANCE ENSEMBLE, performance, 7 p.m., steps of the Freer Gallery of Art, 12th Street and Jefferson Drive SW. Free. 202-633-1000.

CHILDREN'S ART TOUR, for children 6-14 accompanied by an adult, a museum staff member shows hammered silver and gold work in the exhibit "Luxury Arts of the Silk Route Empires" and helps create a silver pendant to take home, 6 p.m. today and July 29, 2 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, 1050 Independence Ave. SW. Free. 202-633-1000.

POETRY READING, Pia Tafdrup reads from her book "Queen's Gate," 7-9 p.m., National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1250 New York Ave. NW. $8; students and ages 60 and older, $7. 202-783-7370.

Friday 23

CHILDREN'S MUSIC, for ages 4-8, Jim Hossick sings and plays his music on the guitar, 10:30 a.m., Southeast branch library, 403 Seventh St. SE. Free. 202-698-3377.

CHILDREN'S STORIES, for ages 7-12, Arianna Ross tells stories from many countries with words, music and movement, 10:30 a.m., Takoma Park branch library, 418 Cedar St. NW. Free. 202-576-7252.

INGMAR BERGMAN FILMS, "The Seventh Seal," 2:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; "The Devil's Eye," 4:30 p.m. Saturday; "Sawdust and Tinsel," 4:30 p.m. Sunday, National Gallery of Art, East Building, 600 Constitution Ave. NW. Free. 202-842-6799.

MUSEUM JAZZ CONCERT, Thad Wilson Quartet, 5-8 p.m., National Gallery of Art, Sculpture Garden, 600 Constitution Ave. NW. Free. 202-842-6941.

JANE FONDA FILM, "They Shoot Horses, Don't They?" (1969), co-starring Gig Young and Red Buttons, about marathon dancers desperate for prize money, 7 p.m., Library of Congress, Madison Building, Mary Pickford Theater, 101 Independence Ave. SE. Free; reservations recommended. 202-707-5677.

CHORAL CONCERT, Cathedral Choral Society and Army Orchestra, 7:30 p.m., Washington National Cathedral, Massachusetts and Wisconsin avenues NW. Free. 202-537-6200.

D.C. YOUTH ORCHESTRA CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., Carter Barron Amphitheatre, 16th Street and Colorado Avenue NW. Free. 202-426-0486.

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

Saturday 24

BIKE RIDE, a park ranger leads a five-mile ride and discusses the role of the Potomac River, Rock Creek and the C&O Canal in the city's development, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., C&O Canal Georgetown Visitor Center, 1057 Thomas Jefferson St. NW. Free. 202-653-5190.

ORIENTAL RUGS TALK, David Zahirpour discusses medallion and floral patterns, 10:30 a.m., Textile Museum, 2320 S St. NW. Free. 202-667-0441.

CHILDREN'S THEATER, performance artist Robert Strong performs comedy, magic and juggling, noon Saturday, 10 and 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and July 29 and 30, Smithsonian, Arts and Industries Building, Discovery Theater, 900 Jefferson Dr. SW. $5; ages 3-16, $4; 2 and younger, free. 202-357-1500.

GEORGETOWN HISTORY TOUR, led by a park ranger, who discusses the development of business in Georgetown from the colonial era to the present, 12:15 p.m.-1:45 p.m., C&O Canal Georgetown Visitor Center, 1057 Thomas Jefferson St. NW. Free. 202-653-5190.

"CONCRETE" DOCUMENTARY, about the history of the building material, shown in conjunction with the exhibit "Liquid Stone," 1 p.m., National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. Free. 202-272-2448.

CIVIL WAR FORT TOUR, for ages 7 and older, a park ranger leads a tour of the remains of Fort DeRussy and discusses the impact of the war on the Rock Creek area, 3 p.m., Rock Creek Park Nature Center, 5200 Glover Rd. NW. Free. 202-895-6070.

VOCAL RECITAL, soprano Lee-Folia Brunt sings opera excerpts, religious and classical music and more, with pianist Michael Crabill, 5 p.m., Washington Ethical Society, 7750 16th St. NW. $20. 202-723-4044.

ISAAC HAYES CONCERT, with soul singer Ayanna Gregory, 7:30 p.m., Carter Barron Amphitheatre, 16th Street and Colorado Avenue NW. $20, plus a $2.75 service charge. 202-426-0486.

DANCE PLACE PERFORMANCE, Li Chiao-Ping Dance, accompanied by music of contemporary composers, 8 p.m. Saturday, 7 p.m. Sunday, 3225 Eighth St. NE. $18; 17 and younger, $6. 202-269-1600.

Sunday 25

CHILDREN'S MATISSE PROGRAM, a museum staff member reads Bijou Le Tord's "A Bird or Two: A Story About Henri Matisse," discusses Matisse's life on the Mediterranean coast and leads a collage workshop, 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., National Gallery of Art, East Building, 600 Constitution Ave. NW. Free. 202-842-6880.

GEORGETOWN HISTORY, a reenactor portrays 1890s-era police officer Ernest W. Brown and discusses nightlife and crimes in 19th-century Georgetown, 12:15-1:45 p.m., C&O Canal Georgetown Visitor Center, 1057 Thomas Jefferson St. NW. Free. 202-653-5190.

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.

WOLF PROGRAM, for all ages, a park ranger discusses the wolves that formerly roamed North America and introduces visitors to TahKehTah, a white timber wolf, 2 p.m., Rock Creek Park Nature Center, 5200 Glover Rd. NW. Free. 202-895-6070.

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

KENNEDY CENTER FREE CONCERTS, Elizabeth Schulze conducts violinist Rena Kimura and members of the National Symphony Orchestra's Summer Institute Orchestra (works by Glinka, Sarasate and Schumann), 6 p.m. Sunday; performance by Li Chiao-Ping Dance, 6 p.m. Monday; jazz by Robert Boguslaw Quintet, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Grand Foyer, 2700 F St. NW. Free. 202-467-4600.

Monday 26

CHILDREN'S CONFLICT RESOLUTION, for ages 8-14, storyteller Diane Macklin tells tales about how to resolve conflicts peacefully, 10:30 a.m., Washington Highlands branch library, 115 Atlantic St. SW, and 1:30 p.m., Parklands-Turner Community Library, 1600 Alabama Ave. SE. Free. 202-645-5880 or 202-698-1103.

CHILDREN'S STORIES, for ages 7-12, Arianna Ross tells stories from many countries with words, music and movement, 10:30 a.m., Palisades branch library, 49th and V streets NW, and 1:30 p.m., Tenley-Friendship branch library, 4450 Wisconsin Ave. NW. Free. 202-282-3139, 202-282-3090.

REAGAN BUILDING NOON PERFORMANCES, guitarist and blues harmonica player Bruce Ewan, noon-1:30 p.m. Monday; jazz pianist David Bach, noon-1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, Woodrow Wilson Plaza, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Free. 202-312-1300 or www.itcdc.com.

ANACOSTIA TEENAGERS DISCUSSION, Henry Jones discusses how to make good life choices, keep a positive attitude, succeed in education and become a community leader, 1:30 p.m., Anacostia branch library, Good Hope Road and 18th Street SE. Free. 202-698-1190.

FLOWER ARRANGING, a library volunteer demonstrates basic skills, 6 p.m., Capitol View branch library, Central Avenue and 50th Street SE. Free. 202-645-0755.

CLAUDETTE COLBERT FILM, "So Proudly We Hail" (1943), co-starring Paulette Goddard, Veronica Lake and George Reeves, about the role of U.S. Army nurses in the Pacific during World War II, 6:30 p.m., National Theatre, 1321 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Free. 202-783-3372.

NAVY BAND CONCERT, 8 p.m., west side of the Capitol. Free. 202-433-2525.

CLASSIC FILM, "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" (1941), starring Spencer Tracy, Ingrid Bergman and Lana Turner, 9 p.m., outdoor screen, the Mall, between Fourth and Seventh streets NW. Free. 877-262-5866.

Tuesday 27

CHILDREN'S GUITAR MUSIC, for ages 4-8, Jim Hossick sings and plays his music on guitar, 10:30 a.m., Georgetown branch library, 3260 Wisconsin Ave. NW, and 1:30 p.m., West End branch library, 1101 24th St. NW. Free. 202-282-0220 or 202-724-8707.

AFRICAN STORIES, for ages 6-14, griot Baba C tells African folk tales, 10:30 a.m., Petworth branch library, 4200 Kansas Ave. NW. Free. 202-541-6300.

CHILDREN'S ENTERTAINMENT, for ages 4-7, Derick Riley ("Mr. Derby") leads children in singing nursery tunes and dancing, 10:30 a.m., Southwest branch library, 900 Wesley Pl. SW. Free. 202-724-4752.

PIANO RECITAL, Anna Ouspenskaya, 12:10 p.m., Church of the Epiphany, 13th and G streets NW. Free. 202-347-2635, Ext. 18.

TALKS FOR TEENAGERS, free, writer Mark Tabron entertains with percussion instruments and discusses how to stay motivated and get ahead in life, 1:30 p.m., Takoma Park branch library, 418 Cedar St. NW, 202-576-7252; and Henry Jones discusses how to make good life choices, keep a positive attitude, succeed in education and become a community leader, 1:30 p.m., Mount Pleasant branch library, 3160 16th St. NW, 202-671-0200.

JAMES STEWART FILM, "The Glenn Miller Story" (1953), about the big-band leader who was killed in a plane crash in World War II, 7 p.m., Library of Congress, Madison Building, Mary Pickford Theater, 101 Independence Ave. SE. Free; reservations recommended. 202-707-5677.

CARILLON CONCERT, Edward M. Nassor, 7:30 p.m., Washington National Cathedral, Massachusetts and Wisconsin avenues NW. Free. 202-537-6200.

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

Wednesday 28

CHILDREN'S ENTERTAINMENT, for ages 4-7, Derick Riley ("Mr. Derby") leads children in singing nursery tunes and dancing, 10:30 a.m., Northeast branch library, 330 Seventh St. NE. Free. 202-698-3320.

EMBROIDERY DEMONSTRATION, members of the D.C. chapter of the Embroiderers' Guild of America show how to sew different types of embroidery, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., National Museum of American History, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Free. 202-357-2700.

AUTHOR TALK, Stevie Platt discusses his novel "Go to the Hill," about two deaf women who come of age during World War II, with sign language interpretation, noon, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW. Free. 202-727-1175.

INVESTING TALK, representatives from the Securities and Exchange Commission discuss public awareness of investment markets, noon, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW. Free. 202-727-1171.

SATELLITE RECONNAISSANCE TALK, museum curator James David discusses the photoreconnaissance by the Corona satellite, noon, National Air and Space Museum, Sixth Street and Independence Avenue SW. Free. 202-357-2700.

CHORAL CONCERT, the Air Force Band's Concert Band and Singing Sergeants, noon-12:45 p.m., National Air and Space Museum, Sixth Street and Independence Avenue SW. Free. 202-767-5658.

HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR LECTURE, Erika Eckstut, from Romania, discusses Nazi violence against Romanian Jews during World War II, 1 p.m., U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, 100 Raoul Wallenberg Pl. SW. Free. 202-488-0427.

CHILDREN'S CONFLICT RESOLUTION, for ages 8-14, storyteller Diane Macklin tells tales about how to resolve conflicts peacefully, 1:30 p.m., Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW. Free. 202-727-1248.

ANIMATED FILM, for ages 12-15, "Street Fighter II," 1:30 p.m., Francis A. Gregory branch library, 3660 Alabama Ave. SE. Free. 202-645-4297.

MAKING ICE CREAM, for ages 6-14, a library volunteer teaches children how to make ice cream, 2 p.m., Capitol View branch library, Central Avenue and 50th Street SE. Free. 202-645-0755.

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

Thursday 29

CHILDREN'S ENTERTAINMENT, for ages 4-7, Derick Riley ("Mr. Derby") leads children in singing nursery tunes and dancing, 10:30 a.m., Watha T. Daniel branch library, 1701 Eighth St. NW. Free. 202-671-0212.

PUPPET SHOW, for ages 5-9, Joe Pipik's Backpack Puppets perform adventure tales, 10:30 a.m., Woodridge Regional branch library, 1801 Hamlin St. NE, and 1:30 p.m., Lamond-Riggs branch library, 5401 South Dakota Ave. NE. Free. 202-541-6226 or 202-541-6255.

"BEATRICE'S GOAT," Beatrice Biira reads Page McBrier's book about Biira's life as a 9-year-old living in Uganda and a gift of a goat, whose milk and kids provided enough income to make it possible for Biira to go to school (the gift was from Heifer Project International, an organization that donates livestock to poor communities around the world), 10:30 a.m. July 29, 30 and 31, National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Ave. SW. Free. 202-633-4600.

LUNCHTIME JAZZ CONCERT, vocalist Selena McDay, noon-2 p.m., Farragut Square, Connecticut Avenue and K Street NW. Free. 202-463-3400.

TEENAGERS PROGRAM, writer Mark Tabron entertains with percussion instruments and discusses how to stay motivated and get ahead in life, 1:30 p.m., Southeast branch library, 403 Seventh St. SE. Free. 202-698-3377.

BLUES AND ROCK, Johnny and the Headhunters, 6 p.m., Kennedy Center, Grand Foyer, 2700 F St. NW. Free. 202-467-4600.

ZOO ROCK-AND-ROLL CONCERT, the Johnny Artis Band, bring a picnic supper, 6:30-8 p.m., National Zoological Park, Lion and Tiger Hill, 3001 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free. 202-673-4925.

VIVIAN LEIGH FILM, "The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone" (1961), co-starring Warren Beatty, about a middle-aged actress who finds romance while visiting Rome, 7 p.m., Library of Congress, Madison Building, Mary Pickford Theater, 101 Independence Ave. SE. Free; reservations recommended. 202-707-5677.

FREER GALLERY CONCERT, vocalist and native Moroccan Marc Hazan and his ensemble perform music of Sephardic Jews in Ladino and Arabic on the Middle Eastern flute, the dulcimer, the violin and the tambourine, 7 p.m., steps of the Freer Gallery of Art, 12th Street and Jefferson Drive SW. Free. 202-633-1000.

RACISM LECTURE, George Mason University history professor Roger Wilkins discusses "The Wages of Sin," about the impact of racism on society, 8 p.m., George Washington University, seventh floor, 1957 E St. NW. Free. 202-994-6345.

-- Compiled by GERRI MARMER

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