Thursday 2

OLD POST OFFICE CONCERTS, Wilson High Jazz Band, noon-1 p.m. today; folk by Izolda, noon-1 p.m. Friday, Old Post Office Pavilion, 1100 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Free. 202-289-4224.

LIBRARY RECITAL, cellist Vassily Popov and pianist Ralitza Patcheva perform works by Khatchaturian, Prokofiev and Szymanowski, noon, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW. Free. 202-727-1285.

TENOR RECITAL, Wayne Jennings, 12:15-12:45 p.m., National City Christian Church, 5 Thomas Cir. NW. Free. 202-232-0323.

STORYTELLING, for ages 8-12, Janice Curtis Greene tells contemporary and traditional African and African American folk tales, 1:30 p.m., Southwest branch library, 900 Wesley Pl. SW. Free. 202-724-4752.

"A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM," members of the Shakespeare Theatre perform the comedy by William Shakespeare, 7:30 p.m. today, Friday and Saturday, Carter Barron Amphitheatre, 16th Street and Colorado Avenue NW; free tickets (limit of four per person) available the day of the performance at Carter Barron and the Shakespeare Theatre, 450 Seventh St. NW, and Thursdays and Fridays at The Washington Post, 1150 15th St. NW. 202-334-4790 or

ROCK CONCERT, Navy Band Cruisers, 8 p.m., west side of the Capitol. Free. 202-433-2525.

Friday 3

CHILDREN'S ENTERTAINMENT, for ages 4-8, Derek Riley performs songs and dances based on classic nursery tunes, 10:30 a.m. Friday, Northeast branch library, 330 Seventh St. NE, 202-698-3320; 10:30 a.m. Monday, Southeast branch library, 403 Seventh St. SE, 202-698-3377; 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Chevy Chase branch library, 5625 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202-282-0021; 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Takoma Park branch library, 416 Cedar St. NW, 202-576-7252. Free.

NOVELIST'S LECTURE, Joyce Hackett discusses the role of music in her book "Disturbance of the Inner Ear"; cellist John Kaboff provides musical accompaniment, noon, Charles Sumner School, 1201 17th St. NW. Free. 202-333-2075.

NATIVE AMERICAN CULTURE, discussed by Helen Maynor of the American Indian Museum's Department of Public Programs, noon, National Museum of the American Indian, Fourth Street and Independence Avenue SW. Free. 202-633-1000.

CLASSICAL VOCAL RECITAL, tenor Tony Boutte and pianist Scott Crowne perform works by Schumann, Handel and Rossini, noon, Arts Club of Washington, 2017 I St. NW. Free. 202-331-7282.

PHOTOGRAPHY TALK, education specialist Deborah Gaston discusses works by Angela West from the "Sweet Sixteen Series," images of high school girls in prom dresses, 12:30 p.m., Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Independence Avenue and Seventh Street SW. Free. 202-633-1000.

TODD MARCUS JAZZ ORCHESTRA, concert, 5-8 p.m., National Gallery of Art, Sculpture Garden, Seventh Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Free. 202-289-3360.

KENNEDY CENTER CONCERTS, jazz by Susie Arioli Band, 6 p.m., Grand Foyer, free; vocalist Kevin Mahogany salutes Billy Eckstine, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m., Terrace Gallery, $25; 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600.

ROBERT DUVALL FILM, "Tender Mercies" (1982), co-starring Tess Harper and Ellen Barkin, about an alcoholic country singer who finds redemption in east Texas, 7 p.m., Library of Congress, Madison Building, Mary Pickford Theater, 101 Independence Ave. SE. Free; reservations recommended. 202-707-5677.

YIP HARBURG TRIBUTE, the Congressional Chorus performs works written by lyricist E.Y. "Yip" Harburg for Hollywood and Broadway, such as "The Wizard of Oz" and "Finian's Rainbow," 7:30 p.m., Kennedy Center, Terrace Theater, 2700 F St. NW. $25. 202-467-4600.

Saturday 4

DUPONT-KALORAMA MUSEUM TOURS, docents lead tours of Meridian International Center, Mary McLeod Bethune Council House, Anderson House, Woodrow Wilson House, Textile Museum, the National Museum of American Jewish Military History and Fondo del Sol Visual Arts Center; plus sheep shearing demonstrations, storytelling, a fashion show and other activities, sponsored by the Dupont-Kalorama Museums Consortium, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday, free shuttle buses between sites. Free admission. 202-387-4062, Ext. 12, or

MUSEUM TEXTILES DAY, demonstrations of weaving with a variety of looms, sheep shearing and more, visitors may try spinning wool into yarn and creating a batik inspired by the exhibit "Textiles for This World and Beyond: Treasures From Insular Southeast Asia," 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Textile Museum, 2320 S St. NW. Free. 202-667-0441.

ARBORETUM WORKSHOPS, a staff member helps visitors create an herbal gift package, 10-11 a.m.; a staff member helps visitors create a colorful journal with envelopes for storing seeds of favorite plants, 1-2:30 p.m., National Arboretum, 3501 New York Ave. NE. $15 per workshop; reservations required. 202-245-4523.

AFRICAN AMERICAN GENEALOGY, museum librarian Shauna Collier discusses how to use the Internet for research, 10:30 a.m., Anacostia Museum, 1901 Fort Pl. SE. Free; reservations recommended. 202-287-3369.

CONCRETE ART, for all ages, staff members help visitors make a concrete paperweight decorated with glass marbles and beads, in conjunction with the exhibit "Liquid Stone," 12:30-3:30 p.m., National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. $5 per project. 202-272-2448.

"FAILURES OF INTEGRATION," Sheryll Cashin discusses her book "The Failures of Integration: How Race and Class Are Undermining the American Dream," 12:30 p.m., Juanita E. Thornton-Shepherd Park branch library, 7420 Georgia Ave. NW. Free. 202-541-6100.

HAWAIIAN CHILDREN'S CHOIR, students from Kamehameha Elementary School perform traditional Hawaiian songs and demonstrate hula dancing, 2:30 p.m., National Museum of the American Indian, Fourth Street and Independence Avenue SW. Free. 202-633-1000.

SANTA FE ARTIST'S TALK, Jane Sauer, artistic director of Thirteen Moons Gallery in Santa Fe, N.M., discusses her career as an artist, 3 p.m., Renwick Gallery, 17th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Free. 202-633-1000.

WASHINGTON MEN'S CAMERATA, concert of American songs, such as "Shenandoah" and "Home on the Range," 7:30 p.m., Kennedy Center, Terrace Theater, 2700 F St. NW. $30. 202-467-4600.

CAPITOL HILL CHORALE, performance of Mozart's "Requiem," sponsored by the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, 8 p.m. Saturday, 4 p.m. Sunday, St. Joseph's Church, Second and C streets NE. $20, $15; seniors and students, $10. 202-547-6839.

DANCE PLACE PERFORMANCE, Nancy Havlik's Dance Performance Group, 8 p.m. Saturday, 7 p.m. Sunday, 3225 Eighth St. NE. $18; 17 and younger, $6. 202-269-1600.

Sunday 5

MOUNT PLEASANT FESTIVAL, crafts, musical and dance performances, children's activities, neighborhood tours, and food, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Mount Pleasant Street NW, between Irving Street and Park Road. Free. 202-588-5272.

ISRAEL FEST 2005, live entertainment, cooking demonstrations, information from science and technology researchers, children's activities and storytelling, noon-4 p.m.; films, "Israel," "Israel in Words," "Evacuation Order" and "Moments, Israel 2004: The Face of the Nation," 12:30-1:30 p.m., D.C. Jewish Community Center, 1529 16th St. NW. Free. 202-777-3247.

CHILDREN'S ART PROGRAM, for children 6-12 accompanied by an adult, a museum staff member leads a tour of the installation "M.L. Van Nice: The Library at Wadi ben Dagh" and helps children create a book to take home, materials provided, 1-2:30 p.m. and 3-4:30 p.m., National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1250 New York Ave. NW. Free. 202-783-7370.

AFRICAN FILM, "Seeing Ourselves" (2004), vignettes about African artists, 1 p.m., National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Ave. SW. Free. 202-633-4600.

LOCAL MOSQUITOS, a park ranger leads a discussion of the city's increasing mosquito population and possible remedies, 2 p.m., Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens, 1550 Anacostia Ave. NE. Free. 202-426-6905.

DOCUMENTARY CINEMATOGRAPHY, cinematographer Richard Leacock discusses his development as an artist and his association with cameraman Robert Flaherty on Leacock's documentary "Louisiana Story," 2 p.m.; film screening, 4 p.m., National Gallery of Art, East Building, 600 Constitution Ave. NW. Free. 202-737-4215.

MUSIC BY FEMALE COMPOSERS, soloists and ensembles perform works by Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel, Amy Cheney Beach, Josephine Lang, Elisenda Fabregas and others, 3 p.m., National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1250 New York Ave. NW. $15; ages 60 and older and students, $12. 202-783-7370.

GUITAR DUO, Young and Rollins perform salsa, Latin jazz, blues, samba, bossa nova and flamenco, 6 p.m., Kennedy Center, Millennium Stage, 2700 F St. NW. Free. 202-467-4600.

NATIONAL GALLERY ORCHESTRA, Emil de Cou conducts works by Beethoven, Albert Franz Doppler and others, 6:30 p.m., National Gallery of Art, West Building Garden Court, 600 Constitution Ave. NW. Free. 202-842-6941.

Monday 6

EMBASSY RECITAL, LECTURE, Elena Ostleitner, a professor of music at Vienna University, discusses composers Johannes Brahms, Arnold Schoenberg, Franz Liszt and others; pianist Sigrid Trummer performs some of their works, 7:30 p.m., Embassy of Austria, 3524 International Ct. NW. Free; reservations required. 202-895-6776.

FOREIGN FILM, "Whisky" (2004), about a middle-aged Uruguayan sock manufacturer who pretends to be happily married when his younger brother comes to visit, in Spanish with English subtitles, a dessert reception follows, 7:30 p.m., D.C. Jewish Community Center, 1529 16th St. NW. $15. 202-777-3247.

NAVY BAND CONCERT, 8 p.m., west side of the Capitol. Free. 202-433-2525.

Tuesday 7

SENIORS LECTURES, I.J. Singh, a professor of political economy at the National War College, discusses "China-India: Transition to Modernization," 10 a.m. Tuesday; Andrew Taussig, a member of the Royal Institute of International Affairs, discusses "Bush, Blair and the Media," 10 a.m. Wednesday; Sid Davis, former NBC Washington bureau chief, and Bill Sheehan, former president of ABC News, discuss the presidency, 10 a.m. June 9, Institute for Learning in Retirement, an affiliate of American University, Temple Baptist Church, 3850 Nebraska Ave. NW. Free. 202-885-3920.

HOME REMEDIES, pediatrician Lillian Beard discusses her book "Salt in Your Sock and Other Tried-and-True Home Remedies," 11:30 a.m., Library of Congress, Madison Building, Mumford Room, 101 Independence Ave. SE. Free. 202-707-8120.

MILITARY BOOK TALK, Paul Dickson and Thomas B. Allen discuss their book "The Bonus Army: An American Epic," about the 45,000 World War I veterans who marched in Washington in 1932 to demand payment of a deferred bonus promised to them in 1924, noon, Library of Congress, Madison Building, West Dining Room, 101 Independence Ave. SE. Free. 202-707-2138.

CLASSICAL RECITAL, the Friday Morning Music Club Orchestra performs an excerpt from Copland's "Rodeo" and works by Martinu and Mussorgsky, 12:10 p.m., Church of the Epiphany, 13th and G streets NW. Free. 202-347-2635, Ext. 18.

PENGUIN DOCUMENTARY, director Luc Jacquet introduces his film "March of the Penguins," narrated by Morgan Freeman, about the annual migration of emperor penguins through a vast labyrinth of ice to their breeding grounds in the Antarctic; discussion follows the screening, 6:30 p.m., National Geographic Society, 17th and M streets NW. $8; ages 12 and younger, $6. 202-857-7700.

DEAN MARTIN FILM, "Who Was That Lady?" (1960), co-starring Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh, about a chemistry professor whose wife sees him kiss a student, 7 p.m., Library of Congress, Madison Building, Mary Pickford Theater, 101 Independence Ave. SE. Free; reservations recommended. 202-707-5677.

PHOTOGRAPHY PROGRAM, White House Photographers Association members Andrea Bruce Woodall and Pablo Martinez Monsivais discuss "How I Got That Shot"; a viewing of the exhibit "The Eyes of History 2005," follows, 7 p.m., Corcoran Gallery of Art, 500 17th St. NW. $16. 202-639-1770.

OSCAR WILDE COMEDY, Dixie Carter stars in "Lady Windermere's Fan," about social rules governing the upper class and the consequences of breaking them, 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 8 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sundays, through July 31, no performance June 14, no matinee June 12, Shakespeare Theatre, 450 Seventh St. NW. $12.75-$68; discounts for seniors and students. 202-547-1122.

NAVY BAND CONCERT, 8 p.m., Navy Memorial, 701 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Free. 202-433-2525.

Wednesday 8

INVENTION OF XEROX, David Owen discusses his book "Copies in Seconds: How a Lone Inventor and an Unknown Company Created the Biggest Communication Breakthrough Since Gutenberg -- Chester Carlson and the Birth of the Xerox Machine," noon, National Archives, Constitution Avenue NW, between Seventh and Ninth streets. Free; reservations required. 202-501-5000.

HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR LECTURE, Charlene Schiff, from Horochow, Poland, discusses how she survived World War II by hiding in the forest near her home, 1 p.m., U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, 100 Raoul Wallenberg Pl. SW. Free. 202-488-0427.

RWANDA LIBRARY START-UP, Janet L. Labuda, from the American Friends of the Kigali Public Library, discusses her organization's efforts to build a library in Rwanda, proceeds benefit the American Friends of the Kigali Public Library, a reception follows, 6:30 p.m., Alliance Francaise, 2142 Wyoming Ave. NW. $11; in advance, $10. 202-234-7911.

FLORAL DESIGN, Rene Hofstede, owner of Mille Fiori Floral Design in New York City, discusses his design projects for the Dutch ambassador in Washington and other clients, including Estee Lauder and Armani, and shows photographs of his creations, 7 p.m., Corcoran Gallery of Art, 500 17th St. NW. $15. 202-639-1770.

Thursday 9

CHILDREN'S STORIES, Megan Hicks tells stories and makes origami, 10:30 a.m., Francis A. Gregory branch library, 3660 Alabama Ave. SE, 202-645-4297, and 1:30 p.m., Capitol View branch library, Central Avenue and 50th Street SE. Free. 202-645-0755.

LIGHT OPERA RECITAL, soprano Mia Karlsson, 2004 Jenny Lind Scholarship winner, and pianist Jonas Olsson, perform opera and musical theater; a reception with Swedish refreshments follows, co-sponsored by the Embassy of Sweden, 7 p.m., Corcoran Gallery of Art, 500 17th St. NW. $22. 202-639-1770.

MIDDLE EASTERN MUSIC, vocalist Basya Schechter and her band perform original music on traditional instruments, 7 p.m., National Geographic Society, 17th and M streets NW. $26; ages 12 and younger, $13. 202-857-7700.

JAZZ CONCERT, Russell Malone Quartet, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m., Kennedy Center, Terrace Gallery, 2700 F St. NW. $25. 202-467-4600.

-- Compiled by GERRI MARMER

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