Thursday 18

SCULPTURE DOCUMENTARY, "Rivers and Tides: Andy Goldsworthy Working With Time" (2000), about a sculptor who was recently commissioned to create a work for the National Gallery of Art, 12:30 p.m. today, Friday and Saturday, the museum's East Building, 600 Constitution Ave. NW. Free. 202-842-6799.

AFRICAN STORIES, for ages 8-12, Janice the Griot tells contemporary and traditional African and African American tales, 1:30 p.m., Washington Highlands branch library, 115 Atlantic St. SW. Free. 202-645-5880.

TURTLE TALK, a park ranger shows a box turtle and a painted turtle, 4 p.m., Rock Creek Park Nature Center, 5200 Glover Rd. NW. Free. 202-895-6070.

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.

CLASSIC FILM, "Middle of the Night" (1959), starring Fredric March, Kim Novak, Martin Balsam and Lee Grant, based on the Paddy Chayefsky play, 7 p.m., Library of Congress, Madison Building, Mary Pickford Theater, 101 Independence Ave. SE. Free; reservations recommended. 202-707-5677.

INDONESIAN FILM, "Whispering Sands" (2001), about a woman and her daughter who flee political violence, in Bahasa Indonesia with English subtitles, 7 p.m., Freer Gallery of Art, Meyer Auditorium, 12th Street and Jefferson Drive SW. Free. 202-633-1000.

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.

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

Friday 19

OUTDOOR JAZZ CONCERT, Thad Wilson Quintet, 5-8 p.m., National Gallery of Art, Sculpture Garden, Seventh Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Free. 202-289-3360.

"SCORPIO" FILM, (1972), starring Burt Lancaster, about a CIA agent whose bosses suspect him of passing secrets to the Soviets and order his assassination, 7 p.m., Library of Congress, Madison Building, Mary Pickford Theater, 101 Independence Ave. SE. Free; reservations recommended. 202-707-5677.

JACKIE CHAN FILM, "Police Story" (1985), about a police officer's search for a drug kingpin who framed him for murder, 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.

JAZZ CONCERT, keyboard player George Duke and vibraphonist Roy Ayers, 7:30 p.m., Carter Barron Amphitheatre, 16th Street and Colorado Avenue NW. $22.75. 202-895-6000 or 202-397-7328.

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., Friday and Aug. 26, Marine Barracks, Eighth and I streets SE. Free; gates open at 7 p.m. for nonreserved seating. 202-433-6060.

Saturday 20

"GREEN" ARCHITECTURE TRIP, representatives from the Lemelson Center host behind-the-scenes tours of energy-efficient buildings, including the Chesapeake Bay Foundation's Philip Merrill Environmental Center in Annapolis, the John M. Langston High School in Arlington and the Blair Towns apartment complex in Silver Spring, bus departs at 8:30 a.m., returns about 5 p.m., meet at the National Museum of American History, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. $5, includes lunch. 202-633-1000.

LIBRARY CHESS CHALLENGE, for ages 5-18, library volunteer Vaughn Bennett leads a tournament, with trophies, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW. Free. 202-727-5535.

GEORGETOWN HISTORY TOUR, for ages 8 and older, a park ranger leads a tour of historic Herring Hill and discusses its African American heritage, 10:30 a.m., meet at the Old Stone House, 3051 M St. NW. Free. 202-426-6851.

PERSIAN RUG TALK, Gerald Thompson discusses "Persian City Rugs From the Late 19th and Early 20th Centuries," 10:30 a.m., Textile Museum, 2320 S St. NW. Free. 202-667-0441.

PLANETARIUM TALK, for ages 4-12, a park ranger discusses the stars, planets and constellations seen at night during August, 1 p.m., Rock Creek Park Nature Center, 5200 Glover Rd. NW. Free. 202-895-6070.

INDONESIAN FILM, "A Courtesan" (2002), about an Indonesian woman who returns to her homeland from Holland to find out why her parents gave her up for adoption, in Bahasa Indonesia with English subtitles, 2 p.m., Freer Gallery of Art, Meyer Auditorium, 12th Street and Jefferson Drive SW. Free. 202-633-1000.

ROCK CREEK BIKE RIDE, for ages 10 and older, a park ranger leads a ride to Boundary Bridge, bring a bike and water, helmets required, 2 p.m., Rock Creek Park Nature Center, 5200 Glover Rd. NW. Free. 202-895-6070.

"THE WOMEN" FILM, (1939), directed by George Cukor, starring Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford, Rosalind Russell and Paulette Goddard, based on the Clare Boothe Luce 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.

TEXTILES LECTURE, research associate Walter Denny discusses "Woven Influences: Islamic Costume and European Fashion," about the West's fascination with textiles and costumes from the Middle East and India, 2:30 p.m., Textile Museum, 2320 S St. NW. $10; preregistration required. 202-667-0441.

Sunday 21

CORN HUSK DOLL WORKSHOP, for ages 5 and older, a park ranger teaches how to create the common 18th-century toy using string and corn husks, 11 a.m., Peirce Barn, Tilden Street and Beach Drive NW. Free. 202-895-6070.

OLD STONE HOUSE CONSTRUCTION, for all ages, a park ranger discusses how the historic building was built by colonial tradesmen 240 years ago, noon, Old Stone House, 3051 M St. NW. Free. 202-426-6851.

NIGERIAN ART TALK, a museum staff member discusses "Where Gods and Mortals Meet: Continuity and Renewal in Urhobo Art," about how art establishes and reinforces cultural identity, 2 p.m., National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Ave. SW. Free. 202-633-4600.

ROCK CREEK PARK HIKE, for ages 8 and older, a ranger leads a walk and discusses the park's "Leave No Trace" outdoor program and the public's responsibility in caring for the park, 2 p.m., nature center, 5200 Glover Rd. NW. Free. 202-895-6070.

NAPLES DOCUMENTARY, "Souls of Naples" (2004), Vincent Monnikendam's film about a charity organization that commissioned the artist Caravaggio to paint "The Seven Works of Mercy" in 1607 in Naples, Italy; in Italian with English subtitles, 4:30 p.m., National Gallery of Art, East Building, 600 Constitution Ave. NW. Free. 202-842-6799.

Monday 22

AUSTRIAN BAND CONCERT, the Voest-Alpine Concert Band performs on wind instruments, 6 p.m., Kennedy Center, Millennium Stage, 2700 F St. NW. Free. 202-467-4600.

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

Tuesday 23

STAINED-GLASS ART TALK, artist Akili Ron Anderson discusses his stained-glass works on display at the Columbia Heights Metro Station, Howard University's Rankin Chapel, John Wesley AME Church and other sites throughout the city, 10:30 a.m., Anacostia Museum, 1901 Fort Pl. SE. Free; reservations required. 202-633-4870.

STORIES FOR PRESCHOOLERS, read by a librarian, 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, through Aug. 30, Southwest branch library, 900 Wesley Pl. SW. Free. 202-724-4752.

VOCAL RECITAL, soprano Rachel Barham, 12:10 p.m., Church of the Epiphany, 13th and G streets NW. Free. 202-347-2635, Ext. 18.

BLUES, JAZZ AND SWING MUSIC, the Moonlighters perform, 6 p.m., Kennedy Center, Millennium Stage, 2700 F St. NW. Free. 202-467-4600.

DANNY KAYE FILM, "Me and the Colonel" (1958), about two Polish men, one a Jewish refugee and one an anti-Semitic colonel, who must leave Paris as the German military invades the city during World War II, 7 p.m., Library of Congress, Madison Building, Mary Pickford Theater, 101 Independence Ave. SE. Free; reservations recommended. 202-707-5677.

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

NAVY BAND CONCERT, the Sea Chanters and Cruisers ensembles, 8 p.m., Navy Memorial, 701 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Free. 202-433-2525.

Wednesday 24

EMBROIDERY DEMONSTRATION, members of the Embroiderers' Guild of America show embroidery works from the museum's collection, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., National Museum of American History, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Free. 202-633-1000.

KITE MAKING WORKSHOP, for all ages, a museum staff member helps visitors create a kite 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.

BUTTERFLY LECTURE, Rick Mikula, president of the International Butterfly Breeders Association, discusses and shows pictures of various species, 11:30 a.m., Library of Congress, Madison Building, West Dining Room, 101 Independence Ave. SE. Free. 202-707-5664.

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

HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR LECTURE, Charles Stein discusses his 1938 escape from Luxemburg and immigration to the United States, 1 p.m., U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, 100 Raoul Wallenberg Pl. SW. Free. 202-488-0427.

CHESS FOR CHILDREN, for ages 6-11, a library volunteer teaches the basics, 4 p.m. Wednesday and Aug. 31, Southeast branch library, 403 Seventh St. SE. Free. 202-698-3377.

PLANETARIUM PROGRAM, for ages 2-10, a park ranger discusses bodies visible in the night sky, 4 p.m., Rock Creek Park Nature Center, 5200 Glover Rd. NW. Free. 202-895-6070.

KIDS CRAFT MAKING WORKSHOP, for ages 5-18, led by a librarian, children work with a variety of materials, 4 p.m. Wednesday and Aug. 31, Southwest branch library, 900 Wesley Pl. SW. Free. 202-724-4752.

ITALIAN ACOUSTIC FOLK GROUP, Fiamma Fumana performs, 6 p.m., Kennedy Center, Millennium Stage, 2700 F St. NW. Free. 202-467-4600.

MARINE BAND CONCERT, 8 p.m., west side of the Capitol. Free. 202-433-4011.

GENE KELLY MUSICAL, "Summer Stock" (1950), a film co-starring Judy Garland, about a group of actors who put on a show in a New England barn, 8:15 p.m.; a local band will perform before the screening, bring a blanket or pillow for floor seating, National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. Free. 202-272-2448.

Thursday 25

HERBAL MEDICINE TALK, Habeebah Muhammad discusses herbs and food that have been used for medicinal purposes in both African American and West African communities, 10:30 a.m., Anacostia Museum, 1901 Fort Pl. SE. Free; reservations required. 202-633-4870.

SCULPTURE LECTURE, Sally Shelburne discusses "Contemporary Sculpture: More Thinking Outside the Box," 1 p.m., National Gallery of Art, East Building, 600 Constitution Ave. NW. Free. 202-737-4215.

ORCHESTRA CONCERT, the City of Belfast Youth Orchestra, 6 p.m., Kennedy Center, Millennium Stage, 2700 F St. NW. Free. 202-467-4600.

MICHAEL CAINE FILM, "The Ipcress File" (1965), about a nearsighted spy on a mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist, 7 p.m., Library of Congress, Madison Building, Mary Pickford Theater, 101 Independence Ave. SE. Free; reservations recommended. 202-707-5677.

BREW AT THE ZOO, for ages 21 and older, samplings of beer from local and European breweries, zoo conservation-oriented tours, live music and hors d'oeuvres, proceeds benefit the zoo's reproductive-science program for Asian elephants, 6-9:30 p.m., National Zoological Park, 3001 Connecticut Ave. NW. $45; in advance, $35. 202-633-3026.

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

-- Compiled by GERRI MARMER

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