Thursday 21

REGGAE MUSIC, vocalist Englishman, noon-2 p.m., Farragut Square, Connecticut Avenue and K Street NW. Free. 202-463-3400.

STORY TIME, for ages 12 and older, storyteller Baba C. tells tales from around the world, 1:30 p.m., Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW. Free. 202-727-5535.

CHILDREN'S MUSIC AND DANCE, for ages 3-7, John "Kinderman" Taylor uses entertainment to teach about black history, religion and more, 1:30 p.m., Palisades branch library, 49th and V streets NW. Free. 202-282-3139.

ART IN THE PARK, for ages 4 and older, a ranger leads a short hike and teaches watercolor painting, materials provided, 4 p.m., Rock Creek Park, nature center, 5200 Glover Rd. NW. Free. 202-895-6070.

MUSIC FROM MAURITANIA, guitarist, bassist and percussionist Daby Toure performs original works, 6 p.m., Kennedy Center, Millennium Stage, 2700 F St. NW. Free. 202-467-4600.

NAVY BAND'S SEA CHANTERS, concert, 8 p.m., west side of the Capitol. Free. 202-433-2525.

Friday 22

KIDS ART, FILM PROGRAM, for ages 5 and older, a museum staff member helps children create art inspired by Winslow Homer paintings in the gallery, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; plus a screening of two documentaries, "Winslow Homer: The Nature of the Artist" and "Winslow Homer: An American Original,"10:30 a.m., noon and 1:30 p.m., National Gallery of Art, East Building, 600 Constitution Ave. NW. Free. 202-789-3030.

MUSEUM MARS DAY, talk with planetary scientists about past, present and future Mars space missions, view images of the planet's surface, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., National Air and Space Museum, Sixth Street and Independence Avenue SW. Free. 202-633-1000.

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

NSO YOUNG SOLOISTS CONCERT, Emil de Cou conducts the National Symphony Orchestra, with pianist Kimberly Kong and alto saxophonist Maureen Walsh, winners of the high school and college divisions of the Young Soloists program; works by Beethoven, Saint-Saens and Florent Schmitt, 6 p.m., Kennedy Center, Concert Hall, 2700 F St. NW. Free. 202-467-4600.

ANIMATED FILM, "DragonBlade" (2005), about a teenage martial arts fanatic who seeks a magical weapon usable only by a person with a pure heart and noble spirit, in Cantonese with Chinese and 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.

SCHWEITZER, BACH TRIBUTE, actor Hugh O'Brian and National Public Radio's Jean Cochran and Carl Kasell speak the words of scientist Albert Schweitzer as cathedral organist Eric Suter performs works by J.S. Bach, 7:30 p.m., Washington National Cathedral, Massachusetts and Wisconsin avenues NW. Free. 202-537-6200.

ARMY BAND 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 nonreserved seating. 202-433-6060.

Saturday 23

ADOLF CLUSS TRIBUTE, City Council member Sharon Ambrose presents a council proclamation honoring the 19th-century architect and designer of the Eastern Market building; Joseph Browne, project director for the Cluss exhibit, discusses Cluss's innovative ideas on architecture and city planning; and the German American band Alte Kameraden performs, sponsored by the Goethe Institute, 10 a.m.-noon, Eastern Market, 225 Seventh St. SE. Free. 202-289-1200, Ext. 510.

ALL-DAY ART, for children accompanied by an adult; museum staff members help children create a "sound splash window collage" using ideas from the exhibit "Visual Music," 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; composer Chris Patton demonstrates how to play the VideoHarp, for ages 6 and older, 10-10:30 a.m., 11-11:30 a.m., 12:30-1 p.m. and 1:30-2 p.m.; conceptual artist Tim Rollins helps participants create a piece of art while listening to music, for ages 8 and older, 10:30 a.m.-noon and 1:30-3 p.m., Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Independence Avenue and Seventh Street SW. Free. 202-633-1000.

ASIAN TEXTILES TALK, Ann Marie Moeller discusses "From Java to Japan: The Influence of Indonesian Fabrics on Japanese Textiles," 10:30 a.m., Textile Museum, 2320 S St. NW. Free. 202-667-0441.

COLLAGE ART WORKSHOP, Ann Barbieri helps participants use acrylic paint to create a collage, bring any printed imagery, junk mail or unusual paper that may be used in the collage, all other materials provided, 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.

ANACOSTIA ART WORKSHOP, museum educator Joanna Banks demonstrates fabric painting and rubber stamping, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Anacostia Museum, 1901 Fort Pl. SE. Free; reservations required. 202-633-4870.

AFRICAN ART TALK, a museum staff member discusses the exhibit "TEXTures: Word and Symbol in Contemporary African Art" and leads a tour of modern installations of six Africans who use language in their works, 2 p.m., National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Ave. SW. Free. 202-633-4600.

MUSLIMS IN AMERICAN HISTORY, historian Amir Muhammad discusses highly educated Africans who lived in the American South during the 1700s and 1800s, including Job Ben Solomon, a slave acknowledged for his literacy and knowledge of the Koran, and Ben Ali Muhammad, an Islamic law scholar and Georgia plantation manager who organized a group of Muslims to defend the United States against Britain during the War of 1812, 3 p.m., Anacostia Museum, 1901 Fort Pl. SE. Free; reservations required. 202-633-4870.

GOSPEL MUSIC, Minister Steven Hurd, Isaiah Thomas and the Elements of Praise, 8 p.m., Fort Dupont Summer Theatre, Minnesota Avenue and Randle Circle SE. Free. 202-426-5961.

Sunday 24

ROCK CREEK TOT TROT, for ages 2-6, a park ranger leads a hike to view local animals and discusses what they like to eat and where they might sleep, 11 a.m., Rock Creek Park, nature center, 5200 Glover Rd. NW. Free. 202-895-6070.

CATHEDRAL GARGOYLE TOUR, for ages 10 and older, a docent leads a tour of humorous and scary gargoyles and discusses the difference between a gargoyle and a grotesque, bring binoculars, 2 p.m. Sunday and 6:30 p.m. July 28, Washington National Cathedral, Massachusetts and Wisconsin avenues NW. $5. 202-537-6200.

LATIN MUSIC AND DANCE, members of the Latin American Folk Institute perform traditional dance from Colombia and the Dominican Republic, 3 p.m., National Museum of American History, Flag Hall, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Free. 202-633-1000.

SILENT FILM, Lillian Gish in "The Scarlet Letter" (1926), an adaptation of the Nathaniel Hawthorne novel, piano accompaniment by Philip Carli, 4:30 p.m., National Gallery of Art, East Building, 600 Constitution Ave. NW. Free. 202-842-6799.

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

Monday 25

CHILDREN'S STORIES IN ART, for children 4-8 accompanied by an adult, a museum staff member reads Margret and H.A. Rey's "Curious George Goes to the Beach," leads a tour of beach-theme art and helps children create a sandy work of art to take home, 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, National Gallery of Art, West Building, 600 Constitution Ave. NW. Free. 202-789-3030.

CHILDREN'S MUSIC, for ages 4-8, Jim Hossick sings and plays guitar, 10:30 a.m., Lamond-Riggs branch library, 5401 South Dakota Ave. NE. Free. 202-541-6255.

CHILDREN'S STORIES, for ages 8-12, Megan Hicks tells tales that reinforce the concepts of math, language arts and multiculturalism as she creates origami, 10:30 a.m., Parklands-Turner Community Library, 1600 Alabama Ave. SE, 202-698-1103, and 1:30 p.m., Southwest branch library, 900 Wesley Pl. SW, 202-724-4752. Free.

COMEDY PERFORMANCES, by Chris Fonseca and Alan Shain, 6 p.m., Kennedy Center, Millennium Stage, 2700 F St. NW. Free. 202-467-4600.

BASEBALL FILM, "A League of Their Own" (1992), starring Tom Hanks, Geena Davis and Madonna, about the All American Girls Professional Baseball League during World War II, 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.

HUMPHREY BOGART FILM, "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre" (1948), directed by John Huston, about greed and moral corruption, at sunset (about 9 p.m.), the Mall, between Fourth and Seventh streets NW. Free. 877-262-5866.

Tuesday 26

CHILDREN'S ANIMATED FILMS, for ages 5-10, traditional African tales and contemporary stories, 10:30 a.m., National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Ave. SW. Free. 202-633-4600.

MONTGOMERY COMMUNITY HISTORY, Tina Clarke discusses how her Montgomery County neighborhood, called Jerusalem, has survived suburban sprawl and rapid development and how it is home to many descendants of the freed slaves who settled the area, 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., Capitol View branch library, Central Avenue and 50th Street SE. Free. 202-645-0755.

CHILDREN'S STORIES, for ages 8-12, Megan Hicks tells tales that reinforce the concepts of math, language arts and multiculturalism as she creates origami, 10:30 a.m., Chevy Chase branch library, 5625 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202-282-0021, and 1:30 p.m., Palisades branch library, 49th and V streets NW, 202-282-3139. Free.

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

WEST END STORY TIME, for ages 12 and older, storyteller Baba C. tells tales from around the world, 1:30 p.m., West End branch library, 1101 24th St. NW. Free. 202-724-8707.

AFRICAN DANCE WORKSHOP, for ages 12 and older, Sylvia Soumah of Coyaba Dance Theatre leads an interactive program on West African dance, 1:30 p.m., Washington Highlands branch library, 115 Atlantic St. SW. Free. 202-645-5880.

BLUES CONCERT, singer-guitarist Catfish Hodge, keyboardist Cleveland Wehle and harmonica player Anita Casaburta, 6 p.m., Kennedy Center, Millennium Stage, 2700 F St. NW. Free. 202-467-4600.

ARCHITECTURE LECTURE, Stephen Leet, a Washington University professor, discusses architect Richard Neutra's Miller House, in Palm Springs, Calif., commissioned by St. Louis resident Grace Lewis Miller in 1936, 6:30 p.m., National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. $15; students, $10; preregistration required. 202-272-2448.

CORCORAN CONCERT, pianist-singer John Eaton performs "How High the Moon," "As Time Goes By" and other songs, 7 p.m., Corcoran Gallery of Art, 500 17th St. NW. $20. 202-639-1770.

CHORAL CONCERT, the Phoenix Chamber Choir performs works by Taverner, Britten, Howells and others, 7:30 p.m., Washington National Cathedral, Massachusetts and Wisconsin avenues NW. Free. 202-537-6200.

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

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

Wednesday 27

CLEVELAND PARK KIDS EVENT, for ages 4-7, Derick Riley, known as "Mr. Derby," leads an interactive song-and-dance performance of nursery tunes, 10:30 a.m., Cleveland Park branch library, 3310 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free. 202-282-3080.

KITE WORKSHOP, for all ages, museum staff members help visitors create a Japanese flying bird that twists and turns as it flies, 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.

GARDEN ECOLOGY TALK, Eric Grissell, an entomologist with the Department of Agriculture, discusses his book "Insects and Gardens: In Pursuit of a Garden Ecology," about ecologically sound gardening and insects commonly found in North American gardens, 11:30 a.m., Library of Congress, Madison Building, Dining Room A, 101 Independence Ave. SE. Free. 202-707-5664.

ROCK CONCERT, Marge Calhoun, sponsored by the National Park Service, noon-2 p.m., Franklin Square Park, 14th and I streets NW. Free. 202-619-7222.

AIR FORCE CONCERT BAND, performance, and the Singing Sergeants, noon-1 p.m., National Air and Space Museum, Sixth Street and Independence Avenue SW. Free. 202-767-5658.

HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR LECTURE, Nesse Godin, from Siauliai, Lithuania, discusses how she survived the Stutthof Concentration Camp, four labor camps, a death march and five years in a displaced persons camp in Feldafing, Germany, 1 p.m., U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, 100 Raoul Wallenberg Pl. SW. Free. 202-488-0427.

AFRICAN DANCE WORKSHOP, for ages 12 and older, Sylvia Soumah of Coyaba Dance Theatre leads an interactive program on West African dance, 1:30 p.m., Capitol View branch library, Central Avenue and 50th Street SE. Free. 202-645-0755.

SALSA MUSIC PERFORMANCE, Bio Ritmo, 6 p.m., lawn of the National Museum of American History, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Free. 202-633-1000.

"WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT," partially animated film starring Bob Hoskins, Christopher Lloyd and Kathleen Turner, 8:15 p.m.; local bands perform, 7:15 p.m.; bring a blanket or pillow for floor seating, National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. 202-272-2448.

"THE WIZARD OF OZ," 1939 film starring Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger and Bert Lahr, bring 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 28

CHILDREN'S MUSIC, for ages 4-8, Jim Hossick sings and plays the guitar, 10:30 a.m., Woodridge Regional branch library, 1801 Hamlin St. NE. Free. 202-541-6226.

ZOO SALSA, MERENGUE EVENT, music by Esencial Tropical, 6:30-8 p.m., National Zoological Park, Lion/Tiger Hill, 3001 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free. 202-633-4480.

JAZZ IN A GARDEN, the Jerome Meltzer Trio, bring a picnic and a blanket, 6:30-8:30 p.m., St. Luke's United Methodist Church, 3655 Calvert St. NW. Free. 202-333-4949.

PERUVIAN AUTHORS, Washington Post Book World editor Marie Arana talks with Peruvian writers Daniel Alarcon, author of "War by Candlelight: Stories," and Eduardo Gonzalez Viana, author of "American Dreams," about their works that were written in English and published in the United States, 6:30 p.m., Inter-American Development Bank Cultural Center, 1300 New York Ave. NW. Free. 202-623-3558.

FILM, "Paper Snow" (2003), based on the tempestuous affair between Russian-born actress Hanna Rovina and her younger lover, poet Alexander Penn, in Hebrew with English subtitles, 7 p.m., D.C. Jewish Community Center, 1529 16th St. NW. $10 ($8.50 in advance); students and seniors, $8.50 ($7 in advance). 800-494-8497 or 202-777-3247.

CAMBODIAN MUSIC AND DANCE, by the Cambodian Buddhist Society Musicians and Dancers, 7 p.m., Freer Gallery of Art, Meyer Auditorium, 12th Street and Jefferson Drive SW. Free. 202-633-1000.

GILBERT AND SULLIVAN PLAY, an adaptation of "HMS Pinafore" by members of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgendered Arts Consortium and the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, 7 p.m. July 28-30 and Aug 4-6, Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, 545 Seventh St. SE. $20. 202-547-6839.

BLUEGRASS AND COUNTRY MUSIC, the Navy Band's Country Current ensemble, 8 p.m., west side of the Capitol. Free. 202-433-2525.

-- Compiled by GERRI MARMER

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