Thursday 12

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

PAINTING NATURE, a Rock Creek Park ranger leads a walk into a forest and meadow, where participants paint what they see, all materials provided, 4 p.m., Rock Creek Park Nature Center, 5200 Glover Rd. NW. Free. 202-895-6070.

EXPRESSIONISM ART TALK, a museum staff member discusses the religious imagery of painter Georges Rouault, 6 and 7 p.m., Phillips Collection, 1611 21st St. NW. $8. 202-387-2151.

HOKUM JAZZ TRIO, outdoor concert, bring a blanket and a picnic supper, 6:30-8:30 p.m., St. Luke's United Methodist Church, 3655 Calvert St. NW. Free. 202-333-4949.

Friday 13

LUNCHTIME MUSIC PERFORMANCES, singer-pianist Yvonne Johnson, noon Friday; Latin folk and dance by Solazo, 1-4 p.m. Saturday; African music by the Kusun Ensemble, 2-5 p.m. Sunday, Old Post Office Pavilion, 1100 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Free. 202-289-4224.

GARDENING TALK, a Botanic Garden staff member discusses plant genetics and how home gardeners can save seeds from their favorite plants, noon-1 p.m., U.S. Botanic Garden, 245 First St. SW. Free; registration required. 202-226-4082.

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

INGMAR BERGMAN FILMS, "It Rains on Our Love" (1946), about two young lovers in crisis, 2:30 p.m. Friday, 3 p.m. Saturday; "Frenzy" (1944), featuring Bergman's screenplay about a schoolboy's encounter with evil; and "Crisis" (1944), Bergman's directorial debut, 4 p.m. Sunday, shown in Swedish with English subtitles, National Gallery of Art, East Building, 600 Constitution Ave. NW. Free. 202-842-6799.

GYPSY STRINGS RECITAL, 5-8 p.m., National Gallery of Art, Sculpture Garden, 600 Constitution Ave. NW. Free. 202-842-6941.

STUDENT ART RECEPTION, for an exhibit of works by middle and high school students depicting the city's architectural, ethnic and cultural diversity, light refreshments served, 6-8 p.m. Friday; exhibit continues, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays and Saturdays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays, National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. Free; registration required. 202-272-2448, Ext. 3556.

DANCE PLACE PERFORMANCE, dance students perform West African dance, Afro-Cuban drumming, hip-hop, singing and more, 7 p.m. Friday, 4 p.m. Saturday, 3225 Eighth St. NE. $5. 202-269-1600.

CHINESE FILM, "Lost in Time" (2003), directed by Derek Yee, about a grieving young widow who is befriended by the last person to see her husband alive, 7 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Freer Gallery of Art, Meyer Auditorium, 12th Street and Jefferson Drive SW. Free. 202-633-1000.

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

Saturday 14

KIDS HISTORY PROGRAM, for ages 8-12, National Park Service staff members discuss the role of the Park Service, U.S. history (including African American history) and history careers; with activities, lectures, civil rights-era games, scrapbook-making and more, lunch provided, two-part program, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday and Aug. 21, Mary McLeod Bethune Council House National Historic Site, 1318 Vermont Ave. NW. Free; reservations required. 202-673-2402.

KIDS CATHEDRAL EXPLORATION, for children 4-8 accompanied by an adult, a staff member reads a story, leads a tour of the building and helps create art to take home, 10-11:30 a.m. and noon-1:30 p.m., Washington National Cathedral, Massachusetts and Wisconsin avenues NW. $6 per child-adult couple; reservations required. 202-537-2934.

GEORGETOWN BIKE RIDE, a park ranger leads a leisurely 12-mile round trip ride from Georgetown to Little Falls along the C&O Canal, with stops to learn about significant natural and historic sites, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., C&O Canal Georgetown Visitor Center, 1057 Thomas Jefferson St. NW. Free. 202-653-5190.

ENAMELED ART WORKSHOP, for ages 16 and older, instructor Cynthia Corio-Poli helps visitors create an enameled tray with colored glass pieces, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Renwick Gallery, 17th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. $15. 202-633-1000.

GEORGETOWN HISTORY WALK, a park ranger leads a 90-minute walk and discusses the role of African Americans in Georgetown's economic and cultural history, 12:15 p.m., C&O Canal Georgetown Visitor Center, 1057 Thomas Jefferson St. NW. Free. 202-653-5190.

BUTTERFLY GARDENING, for beginners, a staff member discusses which plants attract butterflies, 5-6:30 p.m., National Arboretum, 3501 New York Ave. NE. $10; registration required. 202-245-5898.

JAZZ CONCERT, Ray, Goodman & Brown, bring a blanket or lawn chair, sponsored by the National Park Service, 8 p.m., Fort Dupont Summer Theatre, Minnesota Avenue and Randle Circle SE. Free. 202-426-5961.

"DAVE" FILM, 1993 comedy starring Kevin Kline and Sigourney Weaver, about an idealistic man who impersonates the president of the United States when the president becomes ill, 8:30 p.m., George Washington University, Mount Vernon Campus Quad, 2100 Foxhall Rd. NW (Whitehaven Parkway entrance). Free. 202-994-6609.

Sunday 15

HISTORY BIKE RIDE, a park ranger leads a five-mile tour and discusses the role of Rock Creek, the Potomac River and the C&O Canal in the development of Washington, 10 a.m.-noon, C&O Canal Georgetown Visitor Center, 1057 Thomas Jefferson St. NW. Free. 202-653-5190.

OLD-TIME CHILDREN'S GAMES, staff members teach how to play games, such as dominoes and marbles, played more than 100 years ago, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., City Museum of Washington, D.C., 801 K St. NW. Free with museum admission: $7; reservations required. 202-383-1809.

ROLLER SKATING LESSON, for all abilities, members of the Washington Area Roadskaters teach basic skills, bring equipment, 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.

GEORGETOWN HISTORY TOUR, a park ranger leads a two-hour walk and discusses the middle class African American roots of the Herring Hill neighborhood, 12:15 p.m., C&O Canal Georgetown Visitor Center, 1057 Thomas Jefferson St. NW. Free. 202-653-5190.

PARISIAN ART TALK, Eric Denker discusses Impressionism-era prints of Paris, 2 p.m., National Gallery of Art, East Building, 600 Constitution Ave. NW. Free. 202-737-4215.

TURTLE PROGRAM, a park ranger discusses the different types of turtles that live in Rock Creek Park, 2 p.m., Rock Creek Park Nature Center, 5200 Glover Rd. NW. Free. 202-895-6070.

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

Monday 16

CITY GROWTH TALK, Robert Puentes, of the Brookings Institution Center on Urban and Metropolitan Policy, discusses how compact development enhances cities, 12:30 p.m., National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. Free. 202-272-2448.

KENNEDY CENTER FREE CONCERTS, blues, jazz and country music by Ernestine Jackson and Tina's Bluz, 6 p.m. Monday; eclectic music by Dave Kline Band, 6 p.m. Tuesday; French songs, bossa nova and Afro-Cuban music by jazz singer Catherine Carraway, 6 p.m. Wednesday, Grand Foyer, 2700 F St. NW. Free. 202-467-4600.

"BEDKNOBS AND BROOMSTICKS," a 1971 Walt Disney film starring Angela Lansbury, 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.

JAMES STEWART FILM, "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington" (1939), about a scoutmaster who fills a vacant U.S. Senate seat and discovers political corruption, 9 p.m., the Mall, between Fourth and Seventh streets NW. Free. 877-262-5866.

Tuesday 17

CHILDREN'S ART PROGRAM, for ages 6-14, a museum staff member leads a tour of the exhibit "Arts of the Islamic World" and helps children decorate a plate to take home, 2 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, Aug. 17-26, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, 1050 Independence Ave. SW. Free. 202-633-1000.

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 Aug. 24, Capitol View branch library, 5001 Central Ave. SE. Free. 202-645-0755.

POETRY READINGS, Naomi Ayala and other poets read from their works, refreshments served, 7:30 p.m., Grace Episcopal Church, 1041 Wisconsin Ave. NW. Free. 202-333-7100.

NAVY MEMORIAL 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.

TCHAIKOVSKY 1812 OVERTURE, the Army Concert Band, Herald Trumpets and Chorus perform, 8 p.m., northwest grounds of the Washington Monument, Independence Avenue and 15th Street NW. Free. 703-696-3399.

"THE PRINCESS BRIDE," 1987 action-adventure film spoof starring Mandy Patinkin and Billy Crystal, 8:30 p.m., D.C. Jewish Community Center, parking lot, 1529 16th St. NW. Suggested donation, $4. 202-777-3208.

Wednesday 18

ANACOSTIA STORY TIME, for ages 5-12, a museum staff member reads educational and entertaining stories, 10:30 a.m.-noon, Anacostia Museum, 1901 Fort Pl. SE. Free. 202-633-1000.

READING WITH RONALD, for ages 4-9, Ronald McDonald reads to children participating in the Summer Quest Reading program, 10:30 a.m., Washington Highlands branch library, 115 Atlantic St. SW, and 1:30 p.m., Lamond-Riggs branch library, 5401 South Dakota Ave. NE. Free. 202-645-5880 or 202-541-6255.

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

NOON JAZZ CONCERT, singer-pianist Nia Olabesi, sponsored by the Downtown Business Improvement District, noon, McPherson Square, 14th and I streets NW. Free. 202-661-7560.

VIETNAMESE MUSIC, the Phong Nguyen Ensemble, noon, Library of Congress, Jefferson Building, Coolidge Auditorium, 10 First St. SE. Free. 202-707-5510.

SPACESUIT TALK, museum curator Amanda Young discusses the development of the spacesuit, National Air and Space Museum, Sixth Street and Independence Avenue SW. Free. 202-357-2700.

AIR FORCE BAND CONCERT, noon, National Air and Space Museum, Sixth Street and Independence Avenue SW. Free. 202-767-5658.

GALLAUDET BOOK TALK, Lance J. Fischer, a co-editor of "History of the College for the Deaf, 1857-1907," discusses the book and why it was published 66 years after the death of its author, Edward Miner Gallaudet, noon, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW. Free. 202-727-1175.

ART TALK, education specialist Deborah Gaston discusses Jorge Luis Borges's book "Labyrinths: Selected Stories and Other Writings" and the influence it had on the work of artist Gabriel Orozco, 12:15 p.m., Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Independence Avenue and Seventh Street SW. Free. 202-633-1000.

WORLD WAR II MEMORIAL, documentary, "The World War II Memorial: A Testament to Freedom" (2004), about the creation of the new memorial on the Mall, includes interviews with veterans Robert Dole, Yogi Berra, Tony Curtis and others, 12:30 p.m. Wednesday and Aug. 19, noon Aug. 22. National Gallery of Art, East Building, 600 Constitution Ave. NW. Free. 202-842-6799.

HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR LECTURE, David Bayer discusses how German troops invaded his Polish town, confiscated his father's business and forced his family into a ghetto during World War II, 1 p.m., U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, 100 Raoul Wallenberg Pl. SW. Free. 202-488-0427.

MARINE BAND CONCERT, the music of Sousa, Liszt and others, 8 p.m., west terrace of the Capitol. Free. 202-433-4011.

Thursday 19

SMALL BUSINESS LOAN PROGRAM, a representative of the U.S. Small Business Administration discusses how to obtain financing for fixed-asset projects, 10 a.m.-noon, Small Business Administration, ninth floor, 1110 Vermont Ave. NW. Free; reservations required. 202-806-1550.

KIDS ANACOSTIA TRAIL WALK, for ages 5-13, led by a museum staff member, who discusses the environment and the contributions of George Washington Carver to society, 10-11:30 a.m., Anacostia Museum, 1901 Fort Pl. SE. Free; reservations required. 202-633-1000.

READING WITH RONALD, for ages 4-9, Ronald McDonald reads to children participating in the Summer Quest Reading program, 10:30 a.m., West End branch library, 1101 24th St. NW, and 1:30 p.m., Northeast branch library, 330 Seventh St. NE. Free. 202-724-8707 or 202-698-3320.

NOON JAZZ CONCERT, by Yvonne Johnson, noon-2 p.m., Farragut Square, Connecticut Avenue and K Street NW. Free. 202-463-3400.

CELLO RECITAL, cellist Jorge Espinoza and pianist Irina Lande perform works by Ginastera, Piazzolla, Guastavino and others; Espinoza discusses his instrument and how it is played in South America, 12:30 p.m., Inter-American Development Bank, 1300 New York Ave. NW. Free; photo ID required. 202-623-3929.

AIRPLANE STORIES, for ages 5-10, a librarian reads stories about Orville Wright and airplanes and helps children create paper airplanes, 3:30 p.m., Southeast branch library, 403 Seventh St. SE. Free. 202-698-3377.

"SNAKE, RATTLE AND ROLL," zoo party, meet a keeper from the Reptile Discovery Center and look at reptiles; plus a performance by the rockabilly band Jumpin' Jupiter, refreshments, cash bar, sponsored by the Friends of the National Zoo Young Professionals, proceeds benefit the Cheetah Conservation Fund, 6-9 p.m., National Zoological Park, 3001 Connecticut Ave. NW. $15; reservations requested. 202-673-4803.

PIANO JAZZ CONCERT, Benito Gonzales, outdoors, bring a blanket and a picnic supper, 6:30-8:30 p.m., St. Luke's United Methodist Church, 3655 Calvert St. NW. Free. 202-333-4949.

FINANCIAL SPREADSHEETS CLASS, Fred Shultz of the Greater Atlantic Bank discusses how to create and read financial spreadsheets and write a business plan for a small business or nonprofit organization, 6:30-8 p.m., Georgia Avenue Business Resource Center, 7408 Georgia Ave. NW. Free; registration required. 202-545-0220.

CRIME-PREVENTION MEETING, Metropolitan Police Department officials discuss efforts to prevent crime and improve neighborhood safety in Police Service Area 104 of District 1, 7 p.m., District 1 Headquarters, Community Room, 415 Fourth St. SW. Free. 202-479-0442.

RAQUEL WELCH FILM, "One Million Years B.C." (1966), 7 p.m., Library of Congress, Madison Building, Mary Pickford Theater, 101 Independence Ave. SE. Free; reservations recommended. 202-707-5677.

-- Compiled by GERRI MARMER

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