Thursday 14

JAZZ CONCERT, Soul Sponge performs jazz and rhythm and blues, noon-2 p.m., Farragut Square, Connecticut Avenue and K Street NW. Free. 202-463-3400.

STORYTELLING, for ages 12 and older; Baba C. tells stories from around the world, 1:30 p.m., Woodridge Regional branch library, 1801 Hamlin St. NE. Free. 202-541-6226.

WEST AFRICAN DANCE WORKSHOP, for ages 12 and older, taught by Sylvia Soumah of the Coyaba Dance Theatre, 1:30 p.m., Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW. Free. 202-727-5535.

KIDS ANACOSTIA WRITING WORKSHOP, for ages 8-17; a staff member discusses what makes a community, examines old and new maps and photographs of the Anacostia area, then helps children write their predictions for the future of Anacostia, 1:30 p.m. today and July 21, Anacostia Museum, 1901 Fort Pl. SE. Free; reservations required. 202-633-4870.

FREER GALLERY HISTORY, docents throughout the museum discuss its holdings and origin, 6-8 p.m., Freer Gallery of Art, 12th Street and Jefferson Drive SW. Free. 202-633-1000.

ZOO JAZZ CONCERT, Rashida Jolley & Company, 6:30-8 p.m., National Zoological Park, Lion/Tiger Hill, 3001 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free. 202-633-4480.

MYSTERY WRITER, Sara Paretsky discusses her book "Fire Sale," 6:30 p.m., Navy Memorial, 701 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. $18; photo identification required. 202-357-3030.

MUSEUM CONCERT, the ensemble Niyaz blends Iranian, Turkish and Indian music, 7 p.m., Freer Gallery of Art, Meyer Auditorium, 12th Street and Jefferson Drive SW. Free; tickets distributed at the auditorium one hour before showtime. 202-633-1000.

Friday 15

CHILDREN'S SONGS AND DANCE, for ages 4-7, Derick Riley, known as "Mr. Derby," leads an interactive song-and-dance performance of nursery tunes, 10:30 a.m., Deanwood Library Kiosk, 4215 Nannie Helen Burroughs Ave. NE. Free. 202-724-8526.

FLUTE CHOIR RECITAL, noon, Arts Club of Washington, 2017 I St. NW. Free. 202-331-7282.

PLANT TALK, Alain Touwaide discusses therapeutic plants handled by pharmacists in ancient times in Greece and Rome, noon, U.S. Botanic Garden, 245 First St. SW. Free; preregistration required. 202-226-4082.

RHYTHM AND BLUES, performed by Lillian Spencer, sponsored by the National Park Service, noon-2 p.m., Franklin Square Park, 14th and I streets NW. Free. 202-619-7222.

MUSEUM JAZZ PERFORMANCE, singer Sharon Clark, noon-1:30 p.m., National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1250 New York Ave. NW. Free. 202-783-7370.

HIRSHHORN SCULPTURE TALK, educator Teresia Bush discusses a work by Barry Flanagan, 12:30 p.m., Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Plaza, Independence Avenue and Seventh Street SW. Free. 202-633-1000.

OUTDOOR JAZZ CONCERT, Robert Silverman Jazz Trio, 5-8 p.m., National Gallery of Art, Sculpture Garden, Seventh Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Free. 202-289-3360.

CHINESE FILM, "Kung Fu Hustle" (2004), an homage to and parody of classic martial arts films, in Cantonese with English subtitles, 7 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Freer Gallery of Art, Meyer Auditorium, 12th Street and Jefferson Drive SW. Free. 202-633-1000.

CATHEDRAL MEN'S CHOIR, performance of works by Tallis, Poulenc and others, 7:30 p.m., Washington National Cathedral, Massachusetts and Wisconsin avenues NW. Free. 202-537-6200.

NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT, 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Carter Barron Amphitheatre, 16th Street and Colorado Avenue NW. Free. 202-467-4600.

ARMY CONCERT BAND AND CHORALE, concert, 8 p.m., west side of the Capitol. Free. 703-696-3399.

MARINE PARADE, Marine Silent Drill Platoon and Drum and Bugle Corps in ceremonial uniform, 8:45 p.m.; Marine Band concert, 9 p.m., Fridays through Aug. 26, Marine Barracks, Eighth and I streets SE. Free; preregistration required for reserved seating; gates open at 7 p.m. for non-reserved seating. 202-433-6060.

Saturday 16

WEAVING WORKSHOP, artist Linda Hurt teaches weaving with colorful yarns, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and 2-5 p.m., Renwick Gallery, 17th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. $45. 202-633-1000.

CARPET TALK, Gayle Garrett discusses "Through the Lens: What Artists Tell Us About Carpets," 10:30 a.m., Textile Museum, 2320 S St. NW. Free. 202-667-0441.

WATERLILY FESTIVAL, exhibits by the Anacostia Watershed Society and other groups, nature videos, pond and greenhouse tours and more, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; puppet show, 11 a.m.; Asian dance performance by Modern Buddhism of America, 1 p.m.; gates are open 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens, 1550 Anacostia Ave. NE. Free. 202-426-6905.

DOO-WOP MUSIC, the Orioles and the Clovers, 8 p.m., Fort Dupont Summer Theatre, Minnesota Avenue and Randle Circle SE. Free. 202-426-5961.

DANCE PLACE PERFORMANCE, Momentum Dance Theatre performs jazz-oriented works, 8 p.m. Saturday, 7 p.m. Sunday, 3225 Eighth St. NE. $18; 17 and younger, $6. 202-269-1600.

Sunday 17

ROCK CREEK PARK HIKE, for ages 12 and older; a ranger leads a strenuous, six-mile round-trip hike along the Western Ridge and Valley trails, bring water, 10 a.m., Rock Creek Park Nature Center, 5200 Glover Rd. NW. Free. 202-895-6070.

SOUTHEAST ASIA TEXTILES, a docent leads a tour of the exhibit "Textiles for this World and Beyond: Treasures From Insular Southeast Asia," 1:30 p.m., Textile Museum, 2320 S St. NW. Free. 202-667-0441.

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

CHORAL CONCERT, Washington area choirs perform Tallis's Elizabethan-period "Spem in alium," a 40-part motet, performed by eight choirs of five voices each, 7:30 p.m., Washington National Cathedral, Massachusetts and Wisconsin avenues NW. Free. 202-537-6200.

Monday 18

PUPPET SHOW, for ages 6-12, Dan Raynor of Stevens Puppets tells the story of Aladdin, 10:30 a.m., Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW, 202-727-1248, and 1:30 p.m., West End branch library, 1101 24th St. NW, 202-724-8707. Free.

CHILDREN'S SONGS AND DANCE, for ages 4-7, Derick Riley, known as "Mr. Derby," leads an interactive song-and-dance performance of nursery tunes, 10:30 a.m., R.L. Christian branch library, 1300 H St. NE. Free. 202-724-8599.

HEIRLOOM GARDEN TOUR, a Smithsonian horticulture staff member leads a tour of trees, shrubs, perennials and herbs grown in American gardens for centuries, 1 p.m., National Museum of American History, Museum Terrace, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Free. 202-357-2700.

GERMAN FILM, Luchino Visconti's "Death in Venice" (1971), starring Dirk Bogarde and Marisa Berenson, adapted from the Thomas Mann novel, 4 and 6:30 p.m., Goethe Institute, 812 Seventh St. NW. $6; seniors and students, $4. 202-289-1200.

BASEBALL FILM, "Soul of the Game" (1996), starring Blair Underwood and Delroy Londo, about the big league hopes of Negro League baseball players, 6:30 p.m., National Theatre, 1321 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Free. 202-783-3372.

JAZZ CONCERT, the Navy Band's Commodores, 8 p.m., west side of the Capitol. Free. 202-433-2525.

"THE WAY WE WERE," 1973 film starring Robert Redford and Barbra Streisand, outdoor screening, sunset (about 9 p.m.), the Mall, between Fourth and Seventh streets NW. Free. 877-262-5866.

Tuesday 19

CHILDREN'S POP-UP BOOK WORKSHOP, for ages 8 and older, artist Carol Barton helps create a book that tells the story of a family celebration, bring photos of a birthday party, wedding, reunion, graduation, dinner or other event, 10:30 a.m., Anacostia Museum, 1901 Fort Pl. SE. Free; reservations required. 202-633-4870.

CHILDREN'S SONGS AND DANCE, for ages 4-7, Derick Riley, known as "Mr. Derby," leads an interactive song-and-dance performance of nursery tunes, 10:30 a.m., Juanita E. Thornton-Shepherd Park branch library, 7420 Georgia Ave. NW. Free. 202-541-6100.

CHILDREN'S MUSIC, for ages 4-8, Jim Hossick sings and plays guitar, 10:30 a.m., Capitol View branch library, Central Avenue and 50th Street SE. Free. 202-645-0755.

CHORAL RECITAL, by Sibylla, a women's chamber ensemble, 12:10 p.m., Church of the Epiphany, 13th and G streets NW. Free. 202-347-2635, Ext. 18.

CHEVY CHASE STORYTELLING, for ages 12 and older; Baba C. tells stories from around the world, 1:30 p.m., Chevy Chase branch library, 5625 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free. 202-282-0021.

WEST AFRICAN DANCE WORKSHOP, for ages 12 and older, led by Sylvia Soumah of Coyaba Dance Theatre, 1:30 p.m., Southwest branch library, 900 Wesley Pl. SW. Free. 202-724-4752.

JAPANESE ART PROGRAM, a museum staff member shows screens, scrolls and ceramics and helps visitors create Japanese fans; 2 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays through July 27, 6 p.m. July 21 and 28, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, 1050 Independence Ave. SW. Free. 202-633-1000.

GARDENING WORKSHOP, a staff member discusses how to use terra cotta in gardens, 5-8 p.m., U.S. Botanic Garden, 245 First St. SW. $12; reservations required. 202-226-4082.

CLASSIC FILMS, "Let Us Live" (1939), starring Maureen O'Sullivan, Henry Fonda and Ralph Bellamy, about a man who is almost executed when he is wrongly identified as a murderer, and "Homicide Bureau" (1939), starring Bruce Cabot and Rita Hayworth, about a female scientist assigned to a police homicide investigative unit, 6:30 p.m., Library of Congress, Madison Building, Mary Pickford Theater, 101 Independence Ave. SE. Free; reservations recommended. 202-707-5677.

NATURE OF FAME, Vanity Fair columnist Maureen Orth discusses her book "The Importance of Being Famous: Behind the Scenes of the Celebrity-Industrial Complex," 7 p.m., Corcoran Gallery of Art, 500 17th St. NW. $15. 202-639-1770.

VIOLA RECITAL, Miles Hoffman, 7:30 p.m., Washington National Cathedral, Massachusetts and Wisconsin avenues NW. Free. 202-537-6200.

ARMY BAND CONCERT, a performance of the music from the film "Fantasia," 8 p.m., west steps of the Capitol. Free. 703-696-3399.

Wednesday 20

CHILDREN'S MUSIC, for ages 4-8, Jim Hossick sings and plays the guitar, 10:30 a.m., Washington Highlands branch library, 115 Atlantic St. SW. Free. 202-645-5880.

CHILDREN'S STORIES, for ages 8-12; Megan Hicks, the "Empress Storyteller," tells tales incorporating the concepts of math, language arts, multiculturalism and more as she creates origami. Free; 10:30 a.m., Southeast branch library, 403 Seventh St. SE, 202-698-3377, and 1:30 p.m., Northeast branch library, 330 Seventh St. NE, 202-698-3320.

MIRRORED ORNAMENTS WORKSHOP, for adults and children, museum staff members show how to make ornaments using beads, buttons and sequins, materials provided, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 1:30-2:30 p.m., National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. $3 per project. 202-272-2448.

AIR FORCE STROLLING STRINGS CONCERT, noon-1 p.m., National Air and Space Museum, Sixth Street and Independence Avenue SW. Free. 202-767-5658.

LATIN JAZZ CONCERT, Ramon Calpro, sponsored by the National Park Service, noon-2 p.m., Franklin Square Park, 14th and I streets NW. Free. 202-619-7222.

COWBOY SONGS, POETRY, cowboy D.W. Groethe performs. Free; noon, Library of Congress, Jefferson Building, Coolidge Auditorium, 10 First St. SE, 202-707-5677, and 6 p.m., Kennedy Center, Millennium Stage, 2700 F St. NW, 202-467-4600.

HOLOCAUST SURVIVORS, Sam and Regina Spiegel discuss their meeting in a Nazi forced-labor camp, their survival of Auschwitz concentration camp and their liberation by Soviet troops in 1945, 1 p.m., U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, 100 Raoul Wallenberg Pl. SW. Free. 202-488-0427.

TAKOMA PARK STORYTELLING, for ages 12 and older; Baba C. tells stories from around the world, 1:30 p.m., Takoma Park branch library, 416 Cedar St. NW. Free. 202-576-7252.

HAWAIIAN MUSIC, the Aloha Boys, acoustic performance, 6 p.m., National Museum of American History, the lawn, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Free. 202-633-1000.

PANDA TALK, writer Vicki Constantine Croke discusses how socialite Ruth Harkness helped to bring the first giant panda to the United States in 1936, 7:30 p.m., National Zoological Park, 3001 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free; reservations required. 202-633-4085.

MARINE BAND CONCERT, works by John Philip Sousa, Clifton Williams, Chabrier and others, 8 p.m., west side of the Capitol. Free. 202-433-4011.

MUSEUM FILMS, "Beyond Organic: The Vision of Fairview Gardens" (2000), a short documentary about a controversial urban organic farm, real estate development and sustainable food production, 8:15 p.m.; and "Soylent Green" (1973), starring Charlton Heston, Edward G. Robinson, Leigh Taylor-Young and Joseph Cotton, in a science-fiction story about the need for food in an overpopulated world, 8:50 p.m.; local bands provide music before each screening, take along a blanket or pillow for possible floor seating, National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. Free. 202-272-2448.

"KING ARTHUR" MOVIE, (2004), starring Clive Owen and Keira Knightley; take along a blanket; 8:30 p.m., George Washington University, Mount Vernon Campus Quad, 2100 Foxhall Rd. NW (enter from Whitehaven Parkway). Free. 202-242-6673.

Thursday 21

ANACOSTIA NATURE WALK, for ages 4-13, a staff member leads a walk along the George Washington Carver Nature Trail and discusses local environmental conservation, 10:30 a.m., Anacostia Museum, 1901 Fort Pl. SE. Free; reservations required. 202-633-4870.

CHILDREN'S MUSIC, for ages 4-8, Jim Hossick sings and plays guitar, 10:30 a.m., Francis A. Gregory branch library, 3660 Alabama Ave. SE. Free. 202-645-4297.

CHILDREN'S POETRY AND STORIES, for ages 6-11; Nick Newlin in "The Nicolo Whimsey Show," with music, juggling and comedy highlighting the importance of reading and language development, 10:30 a.m., Woodridge Regional branch library, 1801 Hamlin St. NE. Free. 202-541-6226.

"HAIRSPRAY" CAST, members discuss the musical; audience questions welcome; take along your lunch; noon, Kennedy Center, Atrium, 2700 F St. NW. Free. 202-467-4600.

SPORTS COLLECTIBLES, curator Ellen Hughes discusses and shows sports objects from the museum's collection, noon, National Museum of American History, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Free. 202-633-1000.

YO-YO PROGRAM, the YoYoJam team demonstrates string tricks and spin routines; museum curator David Shayt discusses the history of the yo-yo, 12:30, 2 and 3:30 p.m., National Museum of American History, Flag Hall, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Free. 202-633-1000.

ZOO COUNTRY CONCERT, Navy Band's Country Current quintet, 6:30-8 p.m., National Zoological Park, Lion/Tiger Hill, 3001 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free. 202-633-4480.

CATHEDRAL WOODS WALK, Dede Petri, woods restoration project chairman, discusses plantings, paths, water features and a planned outdoor amphitheater, 7 p.m.; meet at the George Washington statue on Pilgrim Road, Washington National Cathedral, Massachusetts and Wisconsin avenues NW. Free. 202-537-6200.

SOUTHWEST CHAMBER PLAYERS, recital, bassoonist Dilyana Kirova and double bassist Barbara Fitzgerald perform works by Telemann, Hoffmeister, Beethoven, Saint-Saens and others, 7:30 p.m., St. Augustine's Episcopal Church, Sixth Street and Maine Avenue SW. Free. 202-484-6354.

CHORAL CONCERT, J. Reilly Lewis and Emil de Cou conduct the Cathedral Choral Society and the National Symphony Orchestra in a performance of Gounod's "St. Cecilia Mass," Poulenc's "Organ Concerto," Ravel's "Pavane for a Dead Princess," and Britten's "The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra," 7:30 p.m., Washington National Cathedral, Massachusetts and Wisconsin avenues NW. Free. 202-537-5527.

-- Compiled by GERRI MARMER

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