Thursday 30

JAZZ CONCERT, Delandria Mills Jazz Trio, 12:15-12:45 p.m., National City Christian Church, 5 Thomas Cir. NW. Free. 202-232-0323.

FOREST PROGRAM, for ages 5 and older, a park ranger discusses how forests grow, 4 p.m., Rock Creek Park Nature Center, 5200 Glover Rd. NW. Free. 202-895-6070.

POET'S READING, Rita Dove reads from her new book "American Smooth: Poems," 6:45 p.m., Library of Congress, Madison Building, Montpelier Room, 101 Independence Ave. SE. Free. 202-707-5394.

Friday 1

HISPANIC GENEALOGY FORUM, "Hispanics and the Formation of the American People," a panel discussion of primary and secondary sources for researching family history, with Arthur Cresce, chief of the Ethnic and Hispanic Branch of the Population Division of the U.S. Census Bureau; historian Marian Smith of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services; members of the Society of Hispanic Historical and Ancestral Research and others, 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, National Archives, Constitution Ave. NW, between Seventh and Ninth streets. Free; reservations recommended. 202-501-5000, Ext. 5.

BUTTERFLY MIGRATION, National Zoo conservation biologist Alfonso Alonso discusses monarchs' migration across North America, their breeding sites and more, noon, National Museum of Natural History, 10th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Free. 202-633-1000.

POST OFFICE PAVILION CONCERTS, folk music by Izolda, noon-1 p.m. Friday; traditional and modern jazz by Project Natale, 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Old Post Office Pavilion, 1100 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Free. 202-289-4224.

ART TALK, education specialist Diane Kidd discusses Robert Arneson's "Blown" (1973), 12:30 p.m., Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Independence Avenue and Seventh Street SW. Free. 202-633-1000.

CHINESE MUSIC CONCERT, Shanghai Traditional Music Orchestra, 12:30 p.m., Freer Gallery of Art, Meyer Auditorium, 12th Street and Jefferson Drive SW. Free. 202-633-1000 or 800-551-7328.

KENNEDY CENTER FREE PERFORMANCES, symphonic pop band Polyphonic Spree, 6 p.m. Friday; various companies from the Dance DC Festival, 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Millennium Stage, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600.

ARTS CLUB RECEPTION, for exhibits of black-and-white silver gelatin prints by Bob Rogers, drawings and paintings by Rob Liberace and prints by Jack Boul, 6:30-9 p.m. Friday; exhibit continues, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays, through Oct. 30, Arts Club of Washington, 2017 I St. NW. Free. 202-331-7282, Ext. 23.

JAZZ VOCAL CONCERT, Freddy Cole, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Kennedy Center, Terrace Gallery, 2700 F St. NW. $25. 202-467-4600.

KOREAN FILM, "Camel(s)" (2001), about a middle-aged couple's one-night stand, in Korean with English subtitles, 8 p.m., Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Independence Avenue and Seventh Street SW. Free. 202-633-1000.

EVENING WITH NORMAN MAILER, the author reads from and discusses his books, including "The Naked and the Dead," "Why Are We in Vietnam?: A Novel," "The Gospel According to the Son" and "The Time of Our Time," a reception follows, 8 p.m., Folger Shakespeare Library, 201 East Capitol St. SE. $15; discounts for seniors and students. 202-544-7077.

Saturday 2

MUSEUM GEOLOGY EVENT, view rock-related arts and crafts, listen to children's stories about rocks, sing along with Billy B and tour geology-related activity stations, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., National Museum of Natural History, 10th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Free. 202-633-1000.

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

TEXTILE TALK, museum curator Eunice Dauterman Maguire discusses "A Garden of Shawls: The Buta and Its Seeds," 11 a.m., Textile Museum, 2320 S St. NW. Free. 202-667-0441.

GEORGETOWN "ALLEY CRAWL," history program, a park ranger leads a two-mile walk along small streets and discusses the people who lived there, 12:15 p.m., C&O Canal Georgetown Visitor Center, 1057 Thomas Jefferson St. NW. Free. 202-653-5190.

DANCE PERFORMANCES, the Washington D.C. Turkish Folk Dance Troupe, the Caribbean American La Musicale Dance Works, the Dono Percussion and Dance Ensemble and the Smooth and EZ Hand Dance Performing Arts Troupe, 1 p.m., National Geographic Society, 17th and M streets NW. Free. 202-857-7700.

MALL BIKE TOUR, led by a National Park Service ranger, bring a bike, water and a helmet, 1-4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Nov. 7, meet at the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Plaza, West Potomac Park, Tidal Basin Stage. Free. 202-438-4391.

CLASSICAL RECITAL, pianist John Wickelgren and the Covington Quartet perform works by Beethoven, Schumann and George Walker, sponsored by the Society of the Cincinnati, 1:30 p.m., Anderson House, 2118 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Free. 202-785-2040, Ext. 499.

ROCK CREEK PARK HIKE, for ages 7 and older, a park ranger leads a three-mile hike to Rapids Bridge, 2 p.m., Rock Creek Park Nature Center, 5200 Glover Rd. NW. Free. 202-895-6070.

PLANETARIUM PROGRAM, for ages 7 and older, a park ranger discusses the sun, moon, stars and other phenomena, 4 p.m., Rock Creek Park Nature Center, 5200 Glover Rd. NW. Free. 202-895-6070.

VIOLIN RECITAL, violinist Hyuk Joo Kwun and pianist Anna Balakerskaia perform classical and contemporary works, co-sponsored by the Korean Concert Society, 7:30 p.m., Kennedy Center, Terrace Theater, 2700 F St. NW. $25. 202-467-4600.

JAZZ CONCERT, the Air Force's Airmen of Note, with drummer Duffy Jackson, 8 p.m., Howard University, Cramton Auditorium, 2455 Sixth St. NW. Free. 202-767-5658.

Sunday 3

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

PLANETARIUM PROGRAMS, for ages 4-12, a park ranger discusses the celestial bodies and constellations, 1 p.m., Rock Creek Park Nature Center, 5200 Glover Rd. NW. Free. 202-895-6070.

CATHEDRAL WROUGHT-IRON ART, a docent shows creatures, trees and flowers depicted in wrought iron; a wrought-iron artist discusses past masters of the art, 1:30 p.m., Washington National Cathedral, west end docent station, Massachusetts and Wisconsin avenues NW. $5. 202-537-6200.

KOREAN FILM, "A Hometown in Heart" (1948), about the relationship of a Buddhist monk, a mischievous orphan and a widowed young mother, in Korean with English subtitles, 2 p.m., Freer Gallery of Art, Meyer Auditorium, 12th Street and Jefferson Drive SW. Free. 202-633-1000.

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

NATIONAL GALLERY ORCHESTRA, Angel Gil-Ordonez conducts a performance of works by Schubert and Dvorak, 6:30 p.m., National Gallery of Art, West Building Garden Court, 600 Constitution Ave. NW. Free. 202-842-6941.

Monday 4

POST OFFICE PAVILION CONCERTS, classical guitarist Dennis Sobin, noon-1 p.m. Monday; steel pianist Leon Edwards, noon-1 p.m. Tuesday; vocalist and pianist Yvonne Johnson, noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, Old Post Office Pavilion, 1100 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Free. 202-289-4224.

CHORAL CONCERT, the 24-member American University Chamber Singers perform works by J.S. Bach and "Dryads' Bells," by Stephen Chatman, 4 p.m., American University, Kay Spiritual Life Center, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Free. 202-885-5952.

KENNEDY CENTER FREE CONCERTS, mezzo-soprano Laurie Rubin, 6 p.m. Monday; jazz by alto saxophonist Andrew White, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Kennedy Center, Millennium Stage, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600.

AN EVENING WITH PETER BOGDANOVICH, the film director discusses his book "Who the Hell's in It: Portraits and Conversations" and the works of Charlie Chaplin, Cary Grant, Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn and others, 7 p.m., Corcoran Gallery of Art, 500 17th St. NW. $20. 202-639-1770.

Tuesday 5

WORLD WAR II BATTLESHIP TALK, William Thomas Generous Jr. discusses his book "Sweet Pea at War: A History of the USS Portland," noon, National Archives, Constitution Avenue NW, between Seventh and Ninth streets. Free; reservations recommended. 202-501-5000, Ext. 5.

WASHINGTON BACH CONSORT, concert, 12:10 p.m., Church of the Epiphany, 13th and G streets NW. Free. 202-347-2635, Ext. 18.

UDC JAZZ ENSEMBLES, concert, 12:30 p.m., University of the District of Columbia, Recital Hall, Building 46-West, 4200 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free. 202-274-5803.

VIETNAM WAR DOCUMENTARY, "The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons Learned From the Life of Robert S. McNamara," 5:30 p.m., George Washington University, Elliott School of International Affairs, Room 213, 1957 E St. NW. Free. 202-994-4876.

PORTUGUESE VOCAL RECITAL, folk singer Cristina Branco and band accompaniment, 6:30 p.m., Inter-American Development Bank, 1300 New York Ave., NW. Free. 202-623-3929.

READINGS OF YIDDISH STORIES, writer and translator Ellen Cassedy and actress Barbara Rappaport read from and discuss "Beautiful as the Moon, Radiant as the Stars: Jewish Women in Yiddish Stories," 7 p.m., National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1250 New York Ave. NW. $7; ages 60 and older, $5. 202-783-7370.

ANIMALS IN POETRY, poets Kim Roberts, Peggy Ingraham and others read famous and original poetry about animals and themes from the life of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals, dessert and coffee served, 7:30 p.m., Grace Episcopal Church, 1041 Wisconsin Ave. NW. Free; free parking at Loews Cinema at Wisconsin Avenue and K Street. 202-333-7100.

VIOLIN AND PIANO RECITAL, Chee-Yun and Barry Douglas perform works by Mozart, Pendercki and Brahms, 7:30 p.m., Kennedy Center, Terrace Theater, 2700 F St. NW. $32. 202-467-4600.

CHAMBER MUSIC, I Musici de Montreal performs works by Tchaikovsky, Britten, Bloch and Denis Gougeon, 8 p.m., Library of Congress, Jefferson Building, Coolidge Auditorium, 10 First St. SE. Free tickets available by phone, $2 service charge per ticket plus $1.25 per phone order. 202-397-7328 or 800-551-7328.

Wednesday 6

CORCORAN JAZZ CONCERT, the Andrew White Quartet performs a tribute to John Coltrane, 12:30 p.m., Corcoran Gallery of Art, 500 17th St. NW. Free. 202-639-1774.

LITERATURE READING, Orhan Pamuk reads from his recently translated novel "Snow," about a poet who returns to Turkey from political exile and finds his childhood sweetheart, 7 p.m., Freer Gallery of Art, Meyer Auditorium, 12th Street and Jefferson Drive SW. Free. 202-633-1000.

WINSTON CHURCHILL'S ART, Minnie Churchill, granddaughter-in-law of the former British prime minister, discusses her book "Sir Winston Churchill: His Life and His Paintings," about his hobby as a painter, 7 p.m., Corcoran Gallery of Art, 500 17th St. NW. $18. 202-639-1770.

AFRICAN PHOTOGRAPHY, photographers Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher discuss their depictions of people in Africa, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Oct. 7, National Geographic Society, 17th and M streets NW. $16. 202-857-7700.

Thursday 7

CATHEDRAL WOODS WALK, led by horticulturist Nate Heavers, who discusses how the area's trees and flowers have been useful to people and wildlife, wear sturdy waterproof shoes, 10 a.m., meet at the Garfield Street entrance to the woods, grounds of Washington National Cathedral, Massachusetts and Wisconsin avenues NW. Free; reservations required. 202-537-2319.

ART DOCUMENTARY, Jake Auerbach's "Lucian Freud: Portraits," footage of the artist at work in his studio, noon, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Independence Avenue and Seventh Street SW. Free. 202-633-1000.

FIRST FEMALE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE, children's author Kathleen Krull discusses her book "A Woman for President: The Story of Victoria Woodhull," about the first woman to run for the U.S. presidency (in 1872), noon, National Archives, Seventh Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Free; reservations recommended. 202-501-5000, Ext. 5.

EMBASSY CHAMBER MUSIC, the Savinio String Quartet performs works by Durante, Mozart, Puccini, Shostakovich and others, 6:30 p.m., Embassy of Italy, auditorium, 3000 Whitehaven St. NW. Free; reservations required. 202-223-9800.

U.S. POET LAUREATE, Ted Kooser reads from his works, 6:45 p.m., Library of Congress, Madison Building, Montpelier Room, 101 Independence Ave. SE. Free. 202-707-5394.

ELIZABETH TAYLOR FILM, "A Place in the Sun" (1951), co-starring Montgomery Clift, 7 p.m., Library of Congress, Madison Building, Mary Pickford Theater, 101 Independence Ave. SE. Free; reservations recommended. 202-707-5677.

JAZZ CONCERT, Chilean vocalist Claudia Acuna, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 7 and 8, Kennedy Center, Terrace Gallery, 2700 F St. NW. $25. 202-467-4600.

RENAISSANCE MUSIC, Terra Nova Consort, 7:30 p.m., Freer Gallery of Art, Meyer Auditorium, 12th Street and Jefferson Drive SW. Free. 202-633-1000.

CHINESE FILM, "Take Out," about an illegal immigrant's involvement with loan sharks, in Mandarin and English with English subtitles, 8 p.m., Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Independence Avenue and Seventh Street SW. Free. 202-633-1000.

"DREAM DATE: STORIES," Jean McGarry reads from her book about relationships, 8 p.m., George Washington University, Marvin Center, 800 21st St. NW. Free. 202-994-6180.

BROADWAY DOCUMENTARY, "Give My Regards to Broadway (1893-1027)," with footage of George M. Cohan, Fanny Brice and others, first episode of the PBS series "Broadway: The American Musical," 6 p.m., Kennedy Center, Millennium Stage, 2700 F St. NW. Free. 202-467-4600.

-- Compiled by GERRI MARMER

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