Thursday 11

ORGAN RECITAL, Douglas Bruce, 12:15 p.m., National City Christian Church, 5 Thomas Cir. NW. Free. 202-232-0323.

WAGNER SILENT FILM, LECTURE, screening of Carl Frolich's 1912 film "The Life of Richard Wagner"; film scholar Paul Fryer discusses the movie and its new orchestral score, sponsored by the Wagner Society, 7:30 p.m., George Washington University, Funger Hall, Room 108, 2201 G St. NW. Free. 301-907-2600.

BRITISH POETRY READINGS, five British poets read from a new anthology "New British Poetry," 8 p.m., George Washington University, Marvin Theatre, 800 21st St. NW. Free. 202-994-6180.

Friday 12

CLASSICAL RECITAL, members of the Friday Morning Music Club perform works by Elinor Remick Warren, Robert Muczynski, Mozart and Borodin, noon, Charles Sumner School, 1201 17th St. NW. Free. 202-333-2075.

WOUNDED KNEE DOCUMENTARY, "The Ghost Riders" (2003), about the annual 300-mile horse ride that commemorates the 1896 massacre of Indians; JoAllyn Archambault answers audience questions, noon, National Museum of Natural History, 10th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Free. 202-633-1000.

MUSIC RECITAL, violinist Heather Ledoux Green and pianist Danielle Deswert, noon, Arts Club of Washington, 2017 I St. NW. Free. 202-331-7282.

MOSS GARDENING, a museum staff member discusses 10,000 species of moss and demonstrates how to create a miniature moss garden, 1-2:30 p.m., U.S. Botanic Garden, 245 First St. SW. $8; registration required. 202-226-4082.

GERMAN FOLK SINGERS, World Strings perform traditional and contemporary German and American folk tunes, 1:15 p.m., Georgetown University, McNeir Hall, 37th and O streets NW. Free. 202-687-6933.

PARISIAN WALTZES, Cabaret Sauvignon performs romantic Parisian waltzes, Flemish baroque-era jigs and minuets and English country dance tunes, 6 p.m., Grand Foyer, 2700 F St. NW. Free. 202-467-4600.

SILENT WAR FILM, Lew Ayres and Zasu Pitts in "All Quiet on the Western Front" (1930), about a German college student who discovers the real meaning of war after he enlists, 7 p.m., Library of Congress, Madison Building, Mary Pickford Theater, 101 Independence Ave. SE. Free; reservations recommended. 202-707-5677.

CHORAL RECITAL, the early music ensemble, Magnificat, performs works by Tudor period composers, from William Cornysh to Purcell, 8 p.m., St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 2430 K St. NW. $20; $15. 703-548-4734.

Saturday 13

ENERGY CONSERVATION EXPO, representatives from the D.C. Office of the People's Counsel discuss how to decrease home utility bills through the use of thermostats and energy-efficient appliances; plus ideas for landscaping, windows, lighting and insulation that save money, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Pl. NW. Free. 202-727-3071.

DOLL WORKSHOP, for children 12 and older, doll artist Francine Haskins helps children create dolls in the image of their favorite real or fictional literary character, bring the book that gives you inspiration, all basic materials supplied, but you may bring your decorative items or special fabrics, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Anacostia Museum, 1901 Fort Pl. SE. Free; reservations required. 202-287-3369.

FORT STEVENS CLEANUP, for ages 8 and older, a park ranger discusses the Civil War Battle of Fort Stevens, and volunteers help clean Battleground National Cemetery, bags and gloves provided, 10 a.m., Fort Stevens, 13th Street and Piney Branch Road NW. Free. 202-895-6070.

RUG TALK, Peter Davies discusses "Kilim Design and the Flat Weave Technique," 10:30 a.m., Textile Museum, 2320 S St. NW. Free. 202-667-0441.

WAR EXHIBIT OPENING, for "The Price of Freedom: Americans at War," music by the Yorktown Fife and Drum Corps, William Wellman's film "The Story of G.I. Joe," living history performances, ham-radio operations and more, noon-4 p.m., National Museum of American History, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Free. 202-633-1000.

WASHINGTON NATIONAL OPERA, members of the opera company perform arias and other works, 2 p.m., Renwick Gallery, 17th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Free; reservations required. 202-448-3490.

CURATING A MUSEUM EXHIBIT, curator Sumru Belger Krody discusses the research, concept development, object selection and design involved in making an exhibit, such as the current "Floral Perspective in Carpet Design," 2:30 p.m.; tours of the exhibit, 3:30 and 4 p.m., Textile Museum, 2320 S St. NW. $10; registration required. 202-667-0441.

WASHINGTON BACH CONSORT, performance of works by Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck and others in honor of 17th-century Dutch artist Gerard ter Borch, 6:30 p.m., National Gallery of Art, West Building Garden Court, 600 Constitution Ave. NW. Free. 202-842-6941.

DANCE PLACE PERFORMANCE, Nejla Y. Yatkin in "From Alpha to Omega: A Five-Year Retrospective of Solo Dance, 8 p.m. Saturday, 4 p.m. Sunday, 3225 Eighth St. NE. $18; 17 and younger, $6. 202-269-1600.

PIANO RECITAL, Matthew Graybil, 8 p.m., St. Ann Catholic Church, 4001 Yuma St. NW. Free. 202-966-6288.

Sunday 14

CATHEDRAL ART TOUR, a docent leads a tour of depictions of patriots, presidents and heroes, 1:30 p.m., Washington National Cathedral, Massachusetts and Wisconsin avenues NW. $5. 202-537-5700.

MUSIC RECITAL, soprano Elizabeth Kluegel-Niblock and pianist Deke Polifka, a reception follows, 2 p.m., St. Luke's United Methodist Church, 3655 Calvert St. NW. Free. 202-333-4949.

INDIAN DOCUMENTARY, "Black Indians: An American Story" (2000), narrated by James Earl Jones, about the identity of people of Native American and African American ancestry, 2 p.m.; William B. Hart, a history professor at Middlebury College, discusses "Black Indians: Reassessing Our Knowledge," 3 p.m., National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Ave. SW. Free. 202-633-4600.

ITALIAN RENAISSANCE ART TALK, Charles Dempsey, a Johns Hopkins University professor of Italian renaissance and baroque art, discusses "The Third Italian Renaissance: Art of the Lombard Plain," 2 p.m., National Gallery of Art, 600 Constitution Ave. NW. Free. 202-737-4215.

CHINESE FILM, "Springtime in a Small Town" (2002), about a love triangle involving a sickly landowner, his wife and his old friend, in Mandarin with English subtitles, 2 p.m., Freer Gallery of Art, Meyer Auditorium, 12th Street and Jefferson Drive SW. Free. 202-633-1000.

ORGAN RECITAL, Todd Wilson performs works by Tournemire, Durufle and others and variations on "The Star-Spangled Banner," 3 p.m., Ascension and Saint Agnes, 12th Street and Massachusetts Avenue NW. Suggested donation, $10; students, $5. 202-347-8161.

MOZART'S "REQUIEM," performed by the Master Chorale of Washington, 3 p.m., Kennedy Center, Concert Hall, 2700 F St. NW. $19-$53. 202-467-4600.

FURNITURE DESIGN TALK, Robert Whitley discusses his replica of the desk used by President John F. Kennedy in the White House, his other antique reproductions and his original designs, 3 p.m., Renwick Gallery, 17th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Free. 202-633-1000.

CLASSICAL MUSIC RECITAL, soprano Barbara Quintiliani, mezzo-soprano Keri Alkema and pianist Craig Terry perform works by Monteverdi, Rossini, Saint-Saens and others, 5 p.m., Church of the Annunciation, 3810 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Suggested donation, $10. 202-332-3133.

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

KENNEDY CENTER FREE CONCERTS, jazz guitarist Sylvain Luc performs Basque, Brazilian and classical music, 6 p.m. Sunday; cellist Eugene Friesen and pianist Tim Rey, 6 p.m. Monday; violinist Jorge Saade-Scaff, pianist Boris Cepeda and classical guitarist Julio Almeida, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Grand Foyer, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600.

WASHINGTON BACH CONSORT, performance of works by Hocquart, Shenck, Huygens and other 17th-century Dutch and Belgian composers, 6:30 p.m., National Gallery of Art, West Building Garden Court, 600 Constitution Ave. NW. Free. 202-842-6941.

Monday 15

CIVIL WAR BOOK TALK, John Marszalek discusses his book "The General Who Refused to Command: Henry W. Halleck and the Civil War," noon, National Archives, Constitution Avenue NW, between Seventh and Ninth streets. Free; reservations required. 202-501-5000, Ext. 5.

RECORDER RECITAL, Marion Verbruggen performs works by Jacob van Eyck and other 17th-century composers, 6:30 p.m., National Gallery of Art, West Building Garden Court, 600 Constitution Ave. NW. Free. 202-842-6941.

GERMAN FILM, "Queens of Dust" (2001), about three women and their careers, in German with English subtitles, 8 p.m., Goethe Institute, 812 Seventh St. NW. $5; seniors and students, $3. 202-289-1200, Ext. 510.

CORCORAN MUSIC RECITAL, the Contemporary Music Forum performs works by George Crumb, David Burge and Anthony Stark, 8 p.m., Corcoran Gallery of Art, 500 17th St. NW. $20. 202-639-1770.

Tuesday 16

DUMBARTON HOUSE RECITAL, members of the Friday Morning Music Club perform works by Haydn and Mozart, noon, Dumbarton House, 2715 Q St. NW. Free. 202-333-2075.

PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN DOCUMENTARY, D.A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus's "The War Room," about the roles of James Carville and George Stephanopoulos in the 1992 race, noon and 7 p.m., National Archives, Constitution Avenue NW, between Seventh and Ninth streets. Free. 202-501-5000, Ext. 5.

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

CLEVELAND PARK CHAMBER MUSIC, concert, Air Force Band, 4 p.m., Cleveland Park branch library, 3310 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free. 202-282-3080 or 202-767-5658.

COLLEGE PREPARATION, representatives of the Greater Washington College Information Center discuss the roles of parents and family members in the college preparation process, 6 p.m., Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, Room 110, 901 G St. NW. Free. 202-393-1100, Ext. 17.

LATINO AUTHORS, Ecuadorian writer Carlos Chiriboga and Argentine writer Julio Cesar Mosches discuss their books, in English, 6:30 p.m., Mount Pleasant branch library, 3160 16th St. NW. Free. 202-671-0200.

FLORAL CENTERPIECES, designer Rance Goff discusses seasonal items and techniques for making innovative pieces, 7 p.m., Tudor Place, 1644 31st St. NW. $15; reservations required. 202-965-0400, Ext. 109.

ARCHITECTURE MYSTERY, Richard Longstreth of George Washington University discusses whether Louis Sullivan or Frank Lloyd Wright designed Chicago's Charnley-Persky House, built for James and Helen Charnley in 1891-1892, 7 p.m.; reception, 6:30 p.m., American Institute of Architects, second-floor boardroom, 1735 New York Ave. NW. Free. 703-280-1107.

LOCAL TRANSIT TOWN HALL MEETING, a panel of representatives from the city transit authority discusses service, safety, funding and expansion, 7-9 p.m.; open house, 6 p.m., Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, 600 Fifth St. NW. Free. 202-962-1234.

Wednesday 17

NATIVE AMERICAN GENEALOGY, archivists Cynthia Fox and Mary Frances Morrow discuss the use of the National Archives's online resources for research of the Cherokee, Chickasaw, Seminole, Creek and Choctaw tribes, or the Guion Miller Eastern Cherokee Rolls, 10-11 a.m., National Archives, Constitution Avenue NW, between Seventh and Ninth streets. Free; reservations required. 202-501-5000.

INDIAN MUSIC AND DANCE, the American Indian Music and Dance Troupe and flutist Mauchahty-Ware perform, noon, Library of Congress, Jefferson Building, Coolidge Auditorium, 10 First St. SE. Free. 202-707-5510.

CORCORAN JAZZ CONCERT, Karen Henderson Quartet, 12:30 p.m., Corcoran Gallery of Art, 500 17th St. NW. Free. 202-639-1774.

SMART GROWTH AWARDS, EPA representatives present the third annual National Awards for Smart Growth Achievement to public agencies that have applied smart growth concepts to enhance neighborhoods, 12:30 p.m., National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. Free. 202-272-2448.

BOLIVIA LECTURE, scholar Waskar Ari discusses the Bolivian democracy, 12:30 p.m., Inter-American Development Bank, auditorium, 1300 New York Ave. NW. Free. 202-623-3929.

MUSEUM VOLUNTEER OPEN HOUSE, visitors meet textile enthusiasts and learn about the work of docents and other museum volunteers, 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday and 3-4:30 p.m. Nov. 20, Textile Museum, 2320 S St. NW. Free. 202-667-0441.

AUTHOR TALK, Patrick Sanchez discusses his book "The Way It Is," 6:30 p.m., Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW. Free. 202-727-1175.

ARCHITECTURE TALK, author James B. Garrison discusses John Russell Pope, who designed Union Station and the National Gallery of Art, 6:30 p.m., National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. $15; students, $10; registration required. 202-272-2448.

"THE RULE OF FOUR," an Arts Club member leads a discussion of Ian Caldwell and Dustin Thomason's book about a search for a very old and controversial book, 7 p.m., Arts Club of Washington, 2017 I St. NW. Free. 202-331-7282.

ARTIST TALK, Olafur Eliasson discusses his multimedia works including "The Weather Project," in which he created an environment with a sun, sky and mist, 7 p.m., Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Independence Avenue and Seventh Street SW. Free. 202-633-1000.

DOCUMENTARIES, Gwendolyn Foster and Wheeler Dixon's "Women Who Made the Movies" (1992), about filmmakers Ruth Ann Baldwin, Cleo Madison and Leni Riefenstahl, and "The Life and Cinema of Alice Guy-Blache" (1995), 7 p.m., National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1250 New York Ave. NW. $5; students and ages 60 and older, $5. 202-783-7370.

MUSEUM CLASSICAL RECITAL, Musicians from Marlboro I perform works by Mozart, Kirchner and Franck, 7:30 p.m., Freer Gallery of Art, Meyer Auditorium, 12th Street and Jefferson Drive SW. Free. 202-633-1000.

VIENNESE STOLEN ART, the National Gallery of Art's Nancy Yeide discusses Sophie Lillie's book "What Once Was: Handbook of the Looted Viennese Art Collections," about the theft of 148 pieces from Viennese collections during World War II; a wine and cheese reception follows, 7:30 p.m., Embassy of Austria, 3524 International Ct. NW. Free; reservations required. 202-895-6776.

AUTHOR'S READING, musician, storyteller and writer Terence Winch reads from his works, 8 p.m., George Washington University, Media and Public Affairs Building, Room B-07, 805 21st St. NW. Free. 202-994-6180.

EUPHONIUM AND CLARINET RECITAL, concert, Air Force Band Chamber Players, 8 p.m., Georgetown University, McNeir Hall, 37th and O streets NW. Free. 202-767-5658.

AUTHOR READING, Melanie Thernstrom reads from her works, including "Halfway Heaven: Diary of a Harvard Murder," 8 p.m., American University, Butler Pavilion Boardroom, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Free. 202-885-2973.

Thursday 18

JEWISH HERITAGE PERFORMANCE, for ages 10 and older, actors from the Smithsonian Discovery Theater perform Roberta Gasbarre's "Haven to Home: An American Journey," about Jewish life in America through the eyes of Emma Lazarus, an immigrant's daughter who wrote the poem that appears at the base of the Statue of Liberty, 10:30 a.m. Nov. 18 and Dec. 6, Library of Congress, Jefferson Building, Coolidge Auditorium, 10 First St. SE. Free. 202-707-1071.

ARCHITECTURE TALK, Enrique Norten discusses his firm's designs, including the Chopo Museum of Contemporary Art in Mexico City and Brooklyn's Library for the Visual and Performing Arts, 6:30 p.m., National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. $17; students, $10; registration required. 202-272-2448.

LITERATURE READINGS, several local writers read their poetry and fiction, 7 p.m., Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW. Free. 202-727-1175.

CLARINET RECITAL, Navy Band's Harbor Winds, 7 p.m., Navy Museum, Building 76, 901 M St. SE. Free; reservations required. 202-433-6897.

KENNEDY ASSASSINATION TALK, Max Holland discusses his book "The Kennedy Assassination Tapes: The White House Conversations of Lyndon B. Johnson Regarding the Assassination, the Warren Commission and the Aftermath," 7 p.m., National Archives, Constitution Avenue NW, between Seventh and Ninth streets. Free; reservations required. 202-501-5000, Ext. 5.

ASIAN CATS, zoo reproductive physiologist JoGayle Howard discusses clouded leopards, fishing cats and other species in the wild and how conservation programs are saving their lives, 7:30 p.m., National Zoological Park, 3001 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free; reservations requested. 202-673-4925.

BEETHOVEN RECITAL, the Sunrise Quartet performs String Quartet No. 13 and "Grosse Fuge," 8 p.m., Harold and Sylvia Greenberg Theatre, 4200 Wisconsin Ave. NW. $5. 202-885-2587.

-- Compiled by GERRI MARMER

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