Thursday 5

CHILDREN'S CONFLICT RESOLUTION, for ages 8-14, storyteller Diane Macklin tells tales about how to resolve conflicts peacefully, 10:30 a.m., Petworth branch library, 4200 Kansas Ave. NW, and 1:30 p.m., Juanita E. Thornton-Shepherd Park branch library, 7420 Georgia Ave. NW. 202-541-6300 or 202-541-6100. Free.

TEENAGERS PROGRAM, writer Mark Tabron entertains with percussion instruments and discusses how to stay motivated and get ahead in life, 10:30 a.m., Cleveland Park branch library, 3310 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free. 202-282-3080.

BLUES GUITAR CONCERT, Bobby Parker, noon-2 p.m., Farragut Square, Connecticut Avenue and K Street NW. Free. 202-463-3400.

LUNCHTIME MUSIC PERFORMANCES, guitarist Geoff Reecer, noon today; singer-pianist Yvonne Johnson, noon Friday, Old Post Office Pavilion, 1100 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Free. 202-289-4224.

HOLOCAUST PANEL DISCUSSION, scholars discuss the photographs, diaries and oral reports of victims of the Lodz Ghetto, 2-4 p.m., U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, 100 Raoul Wallenberg Pl. SW. Free; reservations required. 202-488-6162.

CHILDREN'S ART TOUR, for ages 6-14, a museum staff member leads a tour of various media depicting animals and helps children make an animal mask to take home, 2 p.m. today, Tuesday, Wednesday and Aug. 12, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, 1050 Independence Ave. SW. Free. 202-633-1000.

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

DONNA BRAZILE TALK, the former chairman of Al Gore's 2000 presidential campaign reads from her autobiography, "Cooking With Grease: Stirring the Pots in American Politics," 6:30 p.m., Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW. Free. 202-727-1175.

GILBERT AND SULLIVAN'S "PATIENCE," performance by members of Bread and Roses Feminist Singers, D.C.'s Different Drummers and Lesbian & Gay Chorus of Washington, sponsored by the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgendered Arts Consortium, 7 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, through Aug. 14, Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, 545 Seventh St. SE. $20. 202-547-6839.

"BEEHIVE," Meena Jahi, Lori Eure and Terry Norman in a musical about the 1960s songs of Diana Ross, Tina Turner, Connie Francis and others, 7:30 p.m. today and Friday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Kennedy Center, Terrace Theater, 2700 F St. NW. Today, $25; weekday evenings and weekend matinees, $45; Saturday and Sunday evenings, $48. 202-467-4600.

SPIKE LEE FILM, "Get on the Bus" (1996), starring Ossie Davis, Andre Braugher and Charles Dutton, about the interaction of 15 men on a chartered bus trip to the Million Man March in Washington, 8 p.m., George Washington University, seventh floor, 1957 E St. NW. Free. 202-994-6345.

CAPITOL HILL CLASSICAL MUSIC, J.S. Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 and other works performed by harpsichordist J. Reilly Lewis, flutist Jeffrey Cohan, violinists Risa Browder and Leslie Nero, violist Stephen Creswell and cellist John Moran, 8 p.m., St. Mark's Episcopal Church on Capitol Hill, Third and A streets NE. $18; students and seniors, $12; ages 16 and younger, free. 301-330-0072.

Friday 6

CHILDREN'S EMERGENCY INFORMATION, for ages 8-12, Betty Ayomike of Prevent Child Abuse of Metropolitan Washington discusses what to do in police, fire and medical emergencies, 10:30 a.m., Benning branch library, Benning Road near Minnesota Avenue NE. Free. 202-724-4787.

CHILDREN'S CONFLICT RESOLUTION, for ages 8-14, storyteller Diane Macklin tells tales about how to resolve conflicts peacefully, 10:30 a.m., Takoma Park branch library, 416 Cedar St. NW, and 1:30 p.m., Mount Pleasant branch library, 3160 16th St. NW. 202-576-7252 or 202-671-0200. Free.

ORCHID TALK, a U.S. Botanic Garden staff member discusses how orchids have adapted to a variety of environments, 1-3 p.m., Botanic Garden, 245 First St. SW. $8; preregistration required. 202-226-4082.

PHOTOGRAPHY FOR TEENAGERS, photographer E. Brady Thompson discuss the styles and techniques of Gabriel Orozco, bring a 35mm camera and two rolls of color film or two disposable cameras, plus objects that are familiar to you, for a photo shoot, 1-3:30 p.m. Friday and Aug. 13, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Independence Avenue and Seventh Street SW. Free; preregistration required. 202-633-3382.

AMERICAN ART TALK, Dianne Stephens discusses the works of masters, such as Bingham and Eakins, in the John Wilmerding collection, 2 p.m., National Gallery of Art, East Building, 600 Constitution Ave. NW. Free. 202-737-4215.

INGMAR BERGMAN FILM, "A Ship Bound for India" (1947), about a youth who fears his captain father, 2:30 p.m. Friday, 3 p.m. Saturday, National Gallery of Art, East Building, 600 Constitution Ave. NW. Free. 202-842-6799.

JAZZ-POP CONCERT, Nicki Gonzalez Band, 5-8 p.m., National Gallery of Art, Sculpture Garden, 600 Constitution Ave. NW. Free. 202-842-6941.

D.C. YOUTH ORCHESTRA CONCERT, 7 p.m., Coolidge High School, Fifth and Tuckerman streets NW. Free. 202-723-1612.

DANCE CONCERT, performers from the Dance Institute of Washington perform "Petrouchka" and more, 7:30 p.m., Carter Barron Amphitheatre, 16th Street and Colorado Avenue NW. Free. 202-397-7328.

JAZZ CONCERT, Army Band Jazz Ensemble, 8 p.m., west steps of the Capitol. Free. 703-696-3399.

MARINE PARADE, Marine Silent Drill Platoon and Drum and Bugle Corps in ceremonial uniform, 8:45 p.m.; Marine Band concert, 9 p.m., Marine Barracks, Eighth and I streets SE. Free; preregistration required for reserved seating; gates open at 7 p.m. for nonreserved seating. 202-433-6060.

Saturday 7

VOCAL DUO CONCERT, singer-songwriters Jonathan and Deborah Hutchison perform folk, gospel, classical and rhythm and blues, 7 p.m., Grace Episcopal Church, 1041 Wisconsin Ave. NW. Free. 202-333-7100.

GEORGETOWN'S TOBACCO HISTORY, a park ranger discusses the 18th-century tobacco trade and its effect on Georgetown port and area residents, 10 a.m., C&O Canal Georgetown Visitor Center, 1057 Thomas Jefferson St. NW. Free. 202-653-5190.

COMPUTER CLASS, for adults, a library volunteer teaches basic computer skills, 10 a.m., Capitol View branch library, Central Avenue and 50th Street SE. Free. 202-645-0755.

CHILDREN'S SHORT FILMS, for ages 4 and older, "The Elephant and the Snail," "Eskimo" and others, 10:30 and 11:30 a.m., National Gallery of Art, 600 Constitution Ave. NW. Free. 202-789-4995.

ROCK CREEK TYKE HIKE, for ages 2-6, a park ranger leads a half-mile walk in Rock Creek Park, boots recommended, 11 a.m., Peirce Barn, Tilden Street and Beach Drive NW. Free. 202-895-6070.

GEORGETOWN HISTORY WALK, a park ranger leads a one-hour walk and discusses the former bustling Georgetown port, 12:15 p.m., C&O Canal Georgetown Visitor Center, 1057 Thomas Jefferson St. NW. Free. 202-653-5190.

BRITISH POSTAL SERVICE, philatelist Tom Alexander discusses how the British postal system compares with service in the United States, 1 p.m., National Postal Museum, 2 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Free. 202-357-2991.

CLASSICAL BRASS CONCERT, the Air Force Chamber Series Brass Quartet, sponsored by the Society of the Cincinnati, 1:30 p.m., Anderson House, 2118 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Free. 202-785-2040, Ext. 499.

ART TALK, curator David Binkley discusses how masquerade performances for children promote education and creativity, 2 p.m., National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Ave. SW. Free. 202-633-4600.

DANCE CONCERTS, Liz Lerman Dance Exchange, Coyaba Dance Theatre, JazzDanceDC and Beth Davis in "Good Company," 7:30 p.m., Carter Barron Amphitheatre, 16th Street and Colorado Avenue NW. Free. 202-397-7328.

POP MUSIC, the Delphonics, sponsored by the National Park Service, 8 p.m., Fort Dupont Park, Minnesota Avenue and Randle Circle SE. Free. 202-619-7222.

DANCE PLACE PERFORMANCE, choreographers and dancers Jessica Marchant and Stefanie Quinones perform "Catching Weight," a modern dance choreographed to the bluegrass music of David Grisman, 8 p.m. Saturday, 7 p.m. Sunday, 3225 Eighth St. NE. $18; 17 and younger, $6. 202-269-1600.

Sunday 8

GEORGETOWN WALKING TOUR, a park ranger leads a walk in the shopping district and discusses how it was developed, 12:15 p.m., C&O Canal Georgetown Visitor Center, 1057 Thomas Jefferson St. NW. Free. 202-653-5190.

TUDOR PLACE TOUR, docents lead a tour of the mansion and discuss how members of the Custis-Peter family served in the military, 2:30 p.m., 1644 31st St. NW. $6; reservations required. 202-965-0400, Ext. 109.

INGMAR BERGMAN FILMS, "Port of Call" (1948), about a working-class person with a troubled past, and "Three Strange Loves" (1949), about a husband and wife who want to split up but are too afraid to, 4 p.m., National Gallery of Art, East Building, 600 Constitution Ave. NW. Free. 202-842-6799.

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

CARTER BARRON JAZZ CONCERT, Blues Alley Youth Orchestra, 7:30 p.m., Carter Barron Amphitheatre, 16th Street and Colorado Avenue NW. Free. 202-397-7328.

Monday 9

REAGAN BUILDING PROGRAMS, One Night Stand performs reggae, rock and more, noon-1:30 p.m. Monday; Rainforests Alive! introduces creatures from the tropics, including a boa constrictor and a caiman, noon-1:30 p.m. Tuesday; Ruthie and the Wranglers perform honky-tonk and other American roots music, noon-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Ronald Reagan Building, Woodrow Wilson Plaza, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Free. 202-312-1300.

LUNCHTIME MUSICAL PERFORMANCES, rhythm and blues by C. Huff, noon Monday; pianist John Guernsey, noon Tuesday; steel pianist Leon Edwards, noon Wednesday, Old Post Office Pavilion, 1100 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Free. 202-289-4224.

BARBARA STANWYCK FILM, "Christmas in Connecticut" (1945), co-starring Sydney Greenstreet and Dennis Morgan, about a single magazine columnist who pretends to be married, 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.

"THE THIN MAN," 1934 classic film starring William Powell and Myrna Loy as high-society detectives, 9 p.m., outdoor screen, the Mall, between Fourth and Seventh streets NW. Free. 877-262-5866.

Tuesday 10

STORIES FOR CHILDREN, a museum staff member reads Joan Sweeney's "Bijou, Bonbon & Beau: The Kittens Who Danced for Degas" and "Once Upon a Lily Pad: Froggy Love in Monet's Garden," discusses Monet's landscapes and helps children create 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.

FLUTE CONCERT, flutist Ellen Dooley, pianist Patrick O'Donnell, 12:10 p.m., Church of the Epiphany, 13th and G streets NW. Free. 202-347-2635, Ext. 18.

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

AIR FORCE BAND CONCERT, 8 p.m., west side of the Capitol. Free. 202-767-5658.

Wednesday 11

CHILDREN'S CONFLICT RESOLUTION, for ages 8-14, storyteller Diane Macklin tells tales about how to resolve conflicts peacefully, 10:30 a.m., Cleveland Park branch library, 3310 Connecticut Ave. NW, and 1:30 p.m., Georgetown branch library, 3260 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-282-3080 or 202-282-0220. Free.

D.C. JOB FAIR, more than 50 employers will recruit for a variety of fields, including the military, public safety, medicine and more; plus workshops on interviewing, preparing a resume and dressing for success, bring proof of D.C. residence and several copies of your resume, sponsored by the office of D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., D.C. Convention Center, Seventh Street and Mount Vernon Place NW. Free. 202-783-5065.

MUSIC IN ART, Stephen Ackert, head of the museum's music department, discusses the depiction of instruments in paintings, 2 p.m., National Gallery of Art, West Building, 600 Constitution Ave. NW. Free. 202-737-4215.

SMALL BUSINESSES, Willodean Quattlebaum of the Small Business Administration discusses how small businesses in minority areas can qualify for aid in competing for government contracts, 6:30-8 p.m., Juanita E. Thornton-Shepherd Park branch library, 7420 Georgia Ave. NW. Free; reservations required. 202-545-0220.

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

Thursday 12

READING WITH RONALD, for ages 4-9, Ronald McDonald reads to children participating in the Summer Quest Reading program, 10:30 a.m., Francis A. Gregory branch library, 3660 Alabama Ave. SE, and 1:30 p.m., Anacostia branch library, Good Hope Road and 18th Street SE. 202-645-4297 or 202-698-1190. Free.

NOON RHYTHM AND BLUES, concert by the Eddie Anderson Project, noon-2 p.m., Farragut Square, Connecticut Avenue and K Street NW. Free. 202-463-3400.

PAINTING IN THE PARK, art session led by a park ranger, participants may paint a forest, meadow or garden scene, all materials provided, 4 p.m., Rock Creek Park Nature Center, 5200 Glover Rd. NW. Free. 202-895-6070.

JAZZ CONCERT, Donald Vega performs traditional and Latin jazz with bass and drum accompaniment by brothers Leonardo and Alejandro Lucini, 6:30 p.m., Inter-American Development Bank, 1300 New York Ave. NW. Free. 202-623-3929.

-- Compiled by GERRI MARMER

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