ORGAN RECITAL

An organ recital featuring Matthew Middleton will begin at 6 p.m. tomorrow at Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, 400 Michigan Ave. NE. Admission is by donation. 202-526-8300.

POETRY READING

A free reading featuring poets Naomi Ayala, Reuben Jackson and Valerie Jean will begin at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Grace Church, 1041 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-333-7100.

MUSICAL PERFORMANCE

A free performance featuring the Benito Gonzalez Trio will begin at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at St. Luke's United Methodist Church, 3655 Calvert St. NW. 202-333-4949.

SCULPTURE EXHIBIT

"Homelands: Baghdad-Jersualem-New York," sculpture by Iraqi Jewish artist Oded Halamy, continues through Aug. 26 at Ann Loeb Bronfman Gallery, Jewish Community Center, 1529 16th St. NW. Free. 202-518-9400.

PAINTINGS OF MARY

"Mystical Rose, Star of the Sea: Images of the Virgin Mary From the Litany of Loreto," continues through Sept. 26 at Pope John Paul II Cultural Center, 3900 Harewood Rd. NE. Admission by donation. 202-635-5400.

-- Timothy Wilson

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