Thursday 11

D.C. TAX-FREE SHOPPING, sales tax will be waived today through Sunday for clothing, shoes and accessories sold for $100 or less at stores in the District. 202-724-8105.

NATIVE AMERICAN CULTURE, museum staff members discuss the history of plains-style tepees; Native American artists discuss their cultural traditions, powwow regalia, drums and birch-bark canoes, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. today through Sunday, National Museum of the American Indian, Fourth Street and Independence Avenue SW. Free. 202-633-1000.

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

GEORGETOWN BIKE RIDE, two park rangers lead a leisurely five-mile round-trip ride along the C&O Canal between Georgetown and Fletcher's Boathouse; 5:30 p.m., C&O Canal Georgetown Visitor Center, 1057 Thomas Jefferson St. NW. Free. 202-653-5190.

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

Friday 12

NATIONAL POWWOW EVENT, Native American singers and dancers compete for cash prizes; plus sculpture and pottery exhibits and demonstrations of jewelry making, sponsored by the National Museum of the American Indian, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday, MCI Center, 601 F St. NW. $12. 877-830-3224 or 301-238-3023.

CHILDREN'S ART, FILM, for those 5 and older, a museum staff member helps children create art inspired by works of Winslow Homer displayed in the gallery, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday and Saturday; plus 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. Friday and Saturday, National Gallery of Art, East Building, 600 Constitution Ave. NW. Free. 202-789-3030.

NATIVE AMERICAN DANCING, performances by members of the Kanata Native Dance Theatre, 11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday, National Museum of the American Indian, Fourth Street and Independence Avenue SW. Free. 202-633-1000.

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

GAMES FOR TEENAGERS, chess, Scrabble and other games, led by a librarian, 3:30 p.m., Francis A. Gregory branch library, 3660 Alabama Ave. SE. Free. 202-645-4297.

ROCK MUSIC AND SWING JAZZ, by the Grandsons, 5-8 p.m., National Gallery of Art, Sculpture Garden, Seventh Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Free. 202-289-3360.

MURDER MYSTERY FILM, Dario Argento's "Four Flies on Grey Velvet" (1972), starring Michael Brandon, 7 p.m., Library of Congress, Madison Building, Mary Pickford Theater, 101 Independence Ave. SE. Free; reservations recommended. 202-707-5677.

DANCE PLACE PERFORMANCE, students, counselors, staff and faculty from the center's Energizers Summer Arts Camp dance, sing and play drums, 7 p.m., 3225 Eighth St. NE. $5. 202-269-1600.

CHINESE COMEDY FILM, "Security Unlimited" (1981), about bungling security guards who foil a gang of determined villains, 7 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Freer Gallery of Art, Meyer Auditorium, 12th Street and Jefferson Drive SW. Free. 202-633-1000.

DANCE CONCERT, Washington Reflections Dance Company performs works by choreographers Thaddeus Davis, Francisco Gella and Derrick Spear, 7:30 p.m., Carter Barron Amphitheatre, 16th Street and Colorado Avenue NW. Free. 202-426-0486.

ARMY BAND CONCERT, featuring Tchaikovsky's "1812 Overture," 8 p.m., Sylvan Theater, grounds of the Washington Monument, 15th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Free. 703-696-3399.

Saturday 13

WHITE HOUSE GARDEN TOURS, the Jacqueline Kennedy Garden, the Rose Garden, the Children's Garden and the South Lawn of the White House, sponsored by the National Park Service, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Free; tickets distributed at the Ellipse Visitor Pavilion, 15th and E streets NW, beginning at 7:30 a.m.; one ticket per person. 202-208-1631.

KIDS CATHEDRAL MASONRY PROGRAM, for children 4-8 accompanied by adults; museum staff members discuss how stone masons built the cathedral in the same way that European cathedrals were built in the Middle Ages; visitors may try laying stone, spreading mortar and carving stone before creating a structure to take home, 10-11:30 a.m. and noon-1:30 p.m., Washington National Cathedral, Massachusetts and Wisconsin avenues NW. $6 per child-adult pair; reservations required. 202-537-2934.

BALI TEXTILE TALK, Janet Roberts discusses "Golden Threads: The Sacred and Social Songket of Bali," 10:30 a.m., Textile Museum, 2320 S St. NW. Free. 202-667-0441.

ART WORKSHOP, paper sculptor Mirella Monti Belshe demonstrates using glazes and glue to enhance sculpted paper; materials provided; 2-5 p.m., Renwick Gallery, 17th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. $45; reservations required. 202-233-0667.

BONSAI TALK, a bonsai artist discusses raising healthy plants, 1-2:30 p.m., National Arboretum, 3501 New York Ave. NE. Free. 202-245-5898.

ALFRED HITCHCOCK FILMS, Cary Grant and Joan Fontaine in "Suspicion" (1941), about a demure woman who marries a debonair man who might also be a killer, and Joseph Cotten and Theresa Wright in "Shadow of a Doubt" (1943), about a man who hides a sinister part of his life from his adoring family, 2:30 p.m., National Gallery of Art, East Building, 600 Constitution Ave. NW. Free. 202-842-6799.

NATIVE AMERICAN DOCUMENTARY, "Into the Circle: An Introduction to Oklahoma Powwows and Celebrations" (1992), includes interviews with elders and dancers and information on powwow history, etiquette, regalia and dances, 3 p.m., National Museum of the American Indian, Fourth Street and Independence Avenue SW. Free. 202-633-1000.

DANCE PERFORMANCES, the Deborah Riley Dance Projects, Expansion Dance Project, Silk Road Dance Company and Tappening, 7:30 p.m., Carter Barron Amphitheatre, 16th Street and Colorado Avenue NW. Free. 202-426-0486.

FUNK MUSIC, the SOS Band, 8 p.m., Fort Dupont Summer Theatre, Minnesota Avenue and Randle Circle SE. Free. 202-426-5961.

Sunday 14

OLD POST OFFICE PERFORMANCE, Liz Briones sings blues, Latin music and rhythm and blues, 2-5 p.m., Old Post Office Pavilion, 1100 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Free. 202-289-4224.

AFRICAN ART TALK AND TOUR, a curator leads a tour of exhibits and discusses the artistry of various African regions, 2 p.m., National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Ave. SW. Free. 202-633-4600.

"THE WOMEN" FILM, directed by George Cukor, starring Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford, Rosalind Russell and Paulette Goddard, based on the Clare Booth stage drama about a woman whose husband has a relationship with another woman, 2:30 p.m., National Gallery of Art, East Building, 600 Constitution Ave. NW. Free. 202-842-6799.

KATHARINE HEPBURN FILM, "Summertime" (1955), co-starring Rossano Brazzi, about a middle-aged Ohio spinster who has a passionate affair with a married antiques dealer in Venice, 4:30 p.m., National Gallery of Art, East Building, 600 Constitution Ave. NW. Free. 202-842-6799.

CARTER BARRON FREE CONCERT, the Blues Alley Youth Orchestra, 7:30 p.m., Carter Barron Amphitheatre, 16th Street and Colorado Avenue NW. Free; tickets required. 202-426-0486.

Monday 15

INDONESIAN MUSIC AND PUPPETRY, a performance of gamelan music on gongs, stringed instruments, a wooden xylophone, bronze kettles and drums on carved teakwood frames and a shadow puppet show with finely carved and decorated puppets illuminated behind a white screen, 6 p.m., Kennedy Center, Millennium Stage, 2700 F St. NW. Free. 202-467-4600.

ARCHITECTURE BOOK TALK, Jake Morrissey discusses his book "The Genius in the Design: Bernini, Borromini and the Rivalry That Transformed Rome," about two 17th-century architects, 6:30 p.m., National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. $15; students, $10; reservations required. 202-272-2448.

BASEBALL FILM, "The Rookie" (1993), starring Dennis Quaid, based on the life of Jim Morris, a Major League hopeful, 6:30 p.m., National Theatre, 1321 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Free. 202-783-3372.

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

HUMPHREY BOGART FILM, "The Big Sleep" (1946), co-starring Lauren Bacall, in a story based on a Raymond Chandler novel, sunset (about 9 p.m.), the Mall, between Fourth and Seventh streets NW. Free. 877-262-5866.

Tuesday 16

AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY, Highland Beach, Md., resident Geneva Hudson discusses the history of her town as an African American resort and its appeal to notables such as Paul Robeson, Booker T. Washington, Mary Church Terrell and Paul Laurence Dunbar, 10:30 a.m., Anacostia Museum, 1901 Fort Pl. SE. Free; reservations recommended. 202-633-4870.

AFRICAN STORIES, for ages 8-12, Janice the Griot tells contemporary and traditional African and African American tales, 10:30 a.m., Juanita E. Thornton-Shepherd Park branch library, 7420 Georgia Ave. NW, 202-541-6100, and 1:30 p.m., Petworth branch library, 4200 Kansas Ave. NW, 202-541-6300. Free.

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

CHILDREN'S CHINESE ART, for ages 6-14, a museum staff member discusses Chinese ceramics and helps children make pictures to take home; 2 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, through Aug. 24, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, 1050 Independence Ave. SW. Free. 202-633-1000.

MICKEY ROONEY FILM, "Baby Face Nelson" (1957), co-starring Carolyn Jones, about a hoodlum who takes over a gang after its leader has been shot by police, 7 p.m., Library of Congress, Madison Building, Mary Pickford Theater, 101 Independence Ave. SE. Free; reservations recommended. 202-707-5677.

CLEVELAND PARK BOOK BINGO, for ages 5 and older, a librarian leads a game that uses book titles instead of traditional bingo spaces, 7 p.m. Tuesdays, through Aug. 30, Cleveland Park branch library, 3310 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free. 202-282-3080.

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 17

AFRICAN STORIES, for ages 8-12, Janice the Griot tells contemporary and traditional African and African American tales, 10:30 a.m., Takoma Park branch library, 416 Cedar St. NW, 202-576-7252, and 1:30 p.m., Mount Pleasant branch library, 3160 16th St. NW, 202-671-0200. Free.

MIRRORED ORNAMENT WORKSHOP, for all ages, a museum staff member helps visitors create an ornament using beads, buttons and sequins, 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.

FIDDLE CONCERT, by the Smokey Mountain Boys group, noon, Library of Congress, Jefferson Building, Coolidge Auditorium, 10 First St. SE, 202-707-5510, and 6 p.m., Kennedy Center, Millennium Stage, 2700 F St. NW, 202-467-4600. Free.

AIR FORCE BAND CONCERT, noon, National Air and Space Museum, Sixth Street and Independence Avenue SW. Free. 202-767-5658.

HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR LECTURE, Halina Peabody, from Krakow, Poland, discusses how she and her family posed as Catholics and lived with a washerwoman during World War II, 1 p.m., U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, 100 Raoul Wallenberg Pl. SW. Free. 202-488-0427.

MARINE BAND CONCERT, works by Shostakovich, Vincent Persichetti and others, 8 p.m., west side of the Capitol. Free. 202-433-4011.

FILMS, Buster Keaton in a silent short "Neighbors" (1920), about a man who woos a girl who lives nearby; and Charlton Heston and Janet Leigh in Orson Welles's "Touch of Evil" (1958), about the kidnapping of a Mexican police officer's wife and corruption and murder in a border town, 8:15 p.m.; local bands provide music before each screening, bring a blanket or pillow for possible floor seating, National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. Free. 202-272-2448.

"BIG FISH" FILM, starring Ewan McGregor and Albert Finney, about a dying man who tells stories about himself to help his son know him better; 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 18

COMMUNITY PUZZLE WORKSHOP, a museum staff member helps visitors create puzzles with themes based on where they live, 10 a.m.-noon, 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., Woodridge Regional branch library, 1801 Hamlin St. NE. Free. 202-541-6226.

AFRICAN STORIES, for ages 8-12, Janice the Griot tells contemporary and traditional African and African American tales, 10:30 a.m., Parklands-Turner Community Library, 1600 Alabama Ave. SE, 202-698-1103, and 1:30 p.m., Washington Highlands branch library, 115 Atlantic St. SW, 202-645-5880. Free.

STORED MUSEUM OBJECTS, staff members show rarely exhibited objects from stored collections of textiles, medical science artifacts and more, noon-1 p.m., National Museum of American History, Carmichael Auditorium, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Free. 202-633-1000.

FOLK ROCK CONCERT, Mercy Creek's singer-guitarist Cheryl Nystrom and her songwriting partner and drummer Jim Ball, 6 p.m., Kennedy Center, Millennium Stage, 2700 F St. NW. Free. 202-467-4600.

HUNGARIAN FILM, "Rosehill" (2004), about a high-ranking Communist official who lives a life of luxury in a villa while other citizens endure daily hardships and eventually revolt, in Hungarian 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). 202-777-3247.

VOCAL RECITAL, Beth Lawrence, Rosemarie Houghton, Joyce Bouvier, Jonathan Ward and Bruce Crane perform songs about dreams; piano accompaniment by David Ehrlich, 7:30 p.m., St. Augustine's Episcopal Church, Sixth Street and Maine Avenue SW. Donations requested. 202-484-6354.

-- Compiled by GERRI MARMER

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