AMERICAN INDIAN BOOK TALK, Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve, a Rosebud Sioux, reads from her book "Bad River Boys: A Meeting of the Lakota Sioux With Lewis and Clark," noon, National Museum of the American Indian, Fourth Street and Independence Avenue SW. Free. 202-633-1000.
ORCHID ENSEMBLE, a performance of traditional Chinese music, 6 p.m., Kennedy Center, Millennium Stage, 2700 F St. NW. Free. 202-467-4600.
ART CONVERSATION, painter Sam Gilliam discusses his work with Lowery Stokes Sims, president of the Studio Museum in Harlem, 7 p.m., Corcoran Gallery of Art, 500 17th St. NW. $20. 202-639-1770.
NATURE PHOTOS, conservation biologist Piotr Naskrecki, director of the Invertebrate Diversity Initiative of Conservation International, discusses his book "The Smaller Majority," including color photos of invertebrates, 7:30 p.m., National Zoo, 3001 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free; reservations requested. 202-633-4085.
KENNEDY CENTER JAZZ, singer and guitar player Doug Wamble, 7:30 p.m., Kennedy Center, Terrace Gallery, 2700 F St. NW. $25. 202-467-4600.
AUTHOR'S TALK, Darren Shan discusses his book "The Lake of Souls: Book 10 in the Saga of Darren Shan," 10 a.m., Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW. Free. 202-727-5535.
RELIGIOUS IMAGERY IN ART, J. Russell Sale discusses "Passion, Death and Resurrection of Jesus," about biblical imagery in European art through the 17th century, 10:15 a.m., National Gallery of Art, East Building, 600 Constitution Ave. NW. Free. 202-737-4215.
OTTOMAN COSTUMES TOUR, Massumeh Farhad, curator of Islamic art at the Sackler Gallery, discusses the exhibit "Style and Status: Imperial Costumes From Ottoman Turkey," 10:30 a.m., Textile Museum, 2320 S St. NW. $10; preregistration required. 202-667-0441, Ext. 49.
ALASKAN CULTURE, performances, storytelling and craft making, plus discussion of the effect of climate change on the Arctic and the local populations, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday, National Museum of Natural History, 10th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Free. 202-633-1000.
ALASKAN ARTISTS, eight Native Americans from Alaska demonstrate basket making, beading and ivory carving, 11 a.m. and 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.
VIOLIN RECITAL, Marc Ramirez and his wife, Olivia Hajioff, perform works by Prokofiev and Paganini, noon, Arts Club of Washington, 2017 I St. NW. Free. 202-331-7282.
PLANTS AND CULTURE, exhibit creator Christine Flanagan leads a tour of gardens and discusses how plants are used in various cultures, noon, U.S. Botanic Garden, 245 First St. SW. Free; preregistration required. 202-226-4082.
GEORGETOWN PIANO RECITAL, Alan Mandel, 1:15 p.m., Georgetown University, McNeir Hall, 37th and O streets NW. Free. 202-687-6933.
ARTS CLUB RECEPTION, for a collection of paintings by Paul Ellis and his wife, Freya Grand, 6:30-9 p.m. Friday; exhibit continues 10 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays, through Nov. 26, Arts Club of Washington, 2017 I St. NW. Free. 202-331-7282.
"THE INNOCENTS," a 1961 film starring Deborah Kerr and Michael Redgrave in an adaptation of the Henry James novel about a minister's daughter who becomes a governess, 7 p.m., Library of Congress, Madison Building, Mary Pickford Theater, 101 Independence Ave. SE. Free; reservations recommended. 202-707-5677.
JAZZ PIANO CONCERT, Bill Charlap, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m., Kennedy Center, Terrace Theater, 2700 F St. NW. $30. 202-467-4600.
NOEL COWARD PLAY, Chevy Chase Players perform "Relative Values," about an American film actress who intends to marry a British nobleman until her ex-boyfriend makes an appearance, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 and 8 p.m. Nov. 12, 8 p.m. Nov. 18 and 19, Chevy Chase Community Center, 5601 Connecticut Ave. NW. $12; seniors and students, $10. 202-944-3318.
JERUSALEM PIANO TRIO, concert of works by Haydn, Brahms and Messiaen, 8 p.m., Library of Congress, Jefferson Building, Coolidge Auditorium, 10 First St. SE. Free tickets available by phone, $2 service charge per ticket plus $1.25 per phone order. 301-808-6900 or 202-432-7328.
FITNESS WALK, a park ranger leads a walk around gardens and discusses the city's history, nature and culture, 9 a.m., Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens, 1550 Anacostia Ave. NE. Free. 202-426-6905.
CORCORAN MUSEUM EVENTS, staff members lead seasonal art-making workshops and tell stories, with music, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Corcoran Gallery of Art, 500 17th St. NW. Free. 202-639-1774.
CHILDREN'S BOOK READING, a museum docent reads "Here Comes Our Bride," by Ifeoma Onyefulu, about a child eager to learn about how a wedding is planned, 10:30 a.m., National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Ave. SW. Free. 202-633-4600.
HIRSHHORN ART WORKSHOP, for ages 12 and older, sculptor Jeff Spaulding discusses works in the museum's collection, then helps visitors create art using everyday objects, materials provided or may be brought, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 1:30-3:30 p.m., Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Independence Avenue and Seventh Street SW. Free. 202-633-1000.
CHILDREN'S BOOK FESTIVAL, authors and illustrators, including poet Nikki Giovanni, artist Cedella Marley and actor Malcolm Jamal Warner, read from their works and those of others, plus live music, noon-5 p.m., Kennedy Center, atrium, 2700 F St. NW. Free. 202-467-4600.
AUTHOR'S TALK, Vincent Carretta discusses his book "Equiano the African: Biography of a Self-Made Man," noon, Juanita E. Thornton-Shepherd Park branch library, 7420 Georgia Ave. NW. Free. 202-541-6100.
PIANO PROGRAM, pianist-composer Alan Mandel discusses "The American Style: Two Different Paths" and plays his works and those of Louis Moreau Gottschalk, Charles Ives and others, 2 p.m., Library of Congress, Jefferson Building, Coolidge Auditorium, 10 First St. SE. Free. 202-707-5502.
CHILDREN'S BOOK READINGS, for ages 2-8, Susan Stockdale reads from her book "Carry Me! Animal Babies on the Move," and Mary Quattlebaum reads from her work "Winter Friends," 3 p.m., Cleveland Park Branch Library, 3310 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free. 202-282-3080.
BRAZILIAN GUITAR QUARTET, a performance of works by Villa-Lobos, Albeniz and J.S. Bach, 8 p.m., Dumbarton Church, 3133 Dumbarton St. NW. $30; students and seniors, $26. 202-965-2000.
DANCE PERFORMANCE, choreographers Ann Behrends, Emily Crews and others perform, 8 p.m. Saturday, 7 p.m. Sunday, Joy of Motion Dance Center, 5207 Wisconsin Ave. NW. $15; students and seniors, $10. 202-276-2599.
DANCE PLACE PERFORMANCE, "(De/Re)constructing Mata Hari," a multimedia solo work by choreographer Nejla Y. Yatkin, 8 p.m. Saturday, 4 p.m. Sunday, 3225 Eighth St. NE. $20; 17 and younger, $7. 202-269-1600.
MODEL AIRPLANES, members of the D.C. Maxecuters model airplane club fly their planes in the National Building Museum's Great Hall and explain how the models are built and flown, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; staff members help visitors create and decorate mobiles with airplanes, 12:30-3:30 p.m., the museum, 401 F St. NW. Model plane event, free; mobile workshop, $3 per project. 202-272-2448.
CHILDREN'S MUSIC PROGRAM, for ages 3 and older, National Symphony violinist Marissa Regni and harpist Dotian Levalier play music and discuss how to listen to it, noon and 1:30 p.m., Kennedy Center, Theater Lab, 2700 F St. NW. $15. 202-467-4600.
CATHEDRAL STAINED GLASS, a docent discusses stories depicted in stained glass windows, 1:30 p.m., Washington National Cathedral, Massachusetts and Wisconsin avenues NW. $5. 202-537-6200.
ROCK CREEK WOODS WALK, for ages 7 and older, a park ranger leads a hike to Rapids Bridge looking for signs of fall, 2 p.m., Rock Creek Park, Nature Center, 5200 Glover Rd. NW. Free. 202-895-6070.
CHINESE MUSIC, musicologist Mei Han discusses China's bells and chimes, 2 p.m., Freer Gallery of Art, 12th Street and Jefferson Drive SW. Free. 202-633-1000.
DOCUMENTARY, "From Florida to Coahuila: The History of the Black Seminoles" (1998), about the Mascogos, descendants of Seminole Indians and African slaves from the British colonies, in Spanish with English subtitles, 2 p.m., National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Ave. SW. Free. 202-633-4600.
CORCORAN MUSIC RECITAL, Contemporary Music Forum performs works by Robert Cogan and Pozzi Escot, 4:30 p.m., Corcoran Gallery of Art, 500 17th St. NW. $20. 202-639-1774.
CLASSICAL VOCAL CONCERT, the National Gallery Vocal Arts Ensemble performs Gregorian chants and works by Palestrina, 6:30 p.m., National Gallery of Art, West Building Garden Court, 600 Constitution Ave. NW. Free. 202-842-6941.
SITAR RECITAL, Pradeep Ratnayake performs classical Indian music and Sri Lankan folk tunes, 6 p.m., Kennedy Center, Millennium Stage, 2700 F St. NW. Free. 202-467-4600.
JAPANESE FILM, "Tokyo Story" (1953), about an elderly couple who visit their city-dwelling children, 7 p.m., Goethe Institute, 812 Seventh St. NW. $6; seniors, $4. 202-289-1200.
POETRY READING, Campbell McGrath and Mark Halliday read from their works, a reception follows, 7:30 p.m., Folger Shakespeare Library, 201 East Capitol St. SE. $15. 202-544-7077.
MUSIC RECITAL, by faculty members of the Levine School of Music, 12:10 p.m., Church of the Epiphany, 13th and G streets NW. Free. 202-347-2635, Ext. 18.
UDC JAZZ CONCERT, pianist Allyn Johnson and bassist Steve Novosel, 12:30 p.m., University of the District of Columbia, Recital Hall, Building 46-West, 4200 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free. 202-274-5803.
CATHEDRAL TEA IN THE TOWER, a docent leads a tour of the Washington National Cathedral that ends in a scenic view of Washington from the seventh-floor Pilgrim Observation Gallery, tea and sandwiches served, 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, through Dec. 28, Washington National Cathedral, Massachusetts and Wisconsin avenues NW. $22; reservations required. 202-537-8993.
POETRY READING, Eamon Grennan reads from his works, a reception follows, 6 p.m., Catholic University of America, Pryzbyla Center, 620 Michigan Ave. NE. Free. 202-319-5488.
INTERIOR DESIGNER TALK, designer Albert Hadley discusses his designs with biographer Adam Lewis, author of "Albert Hadley: The Story of America's Preeminent Interior Designer," 7 p.m., Corcoran Gallery of Art, 500 17th St. NW. $30. 202-639-1774.
AMERICAN COVERLETS, collectors Ev and Joan Shorey show and discuss their 19th-century American coverlets, 7 p.m., Tudor Place, 1644 31st St. NW. $12. 202-965-0400, Ext. 109.
"THE MAGIC BOX," 1951 film starring Robert Donat as British motion picture pioneer William Freise-Greene, 7 p.m., Library of Congress, Madison Building, Mary Pickford Theater, 101 Independence Ave. SE. Free; reservations recommended. 202-707-5677.
ARCHITECTURE LECTURE, historian Esley Hamilton discusses "Frederick Dunn: A Creative Modernist in St. Louis, 1936-1964," 7 p.m., American Institute of Architects, second-floor boardroom, 1735 New York Ave. NW. $12; students, $8. 703-280-1107.
BIOGRAPHY TALK, Sherwin B. Nuland discusses his book "Maimonides," about the 12th-century physician, rabbi and philosopher and his role as the king's physician in Egypt, 7:30 p.m., D.C. Jewish Community Center, 1529 16th St. NW. $10. 888-621-2230.
INVENTORS AND ENTREPRENEURS, Harold Evans discusses his book "They Made America: From the Steam Engine to the Search Engine: Two Centuries of Innovators," 11:30 a.m., Library of Congress, Madison Building, Mary Pickford Theater, 101 Independence Ave. SE. Free. 202-707-5664.
ERROL FLYNN FILM, "Escape Me Never" (1947), co-starring Ida Lupino and Eleanor Parker, 7 p.m., Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, 545 Seventh St. SE. $5. 202-547-6839.
ANDY WARHOL, Vincent Fremont, a founding director of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts Inc., discusses the artist and shows videos of him, 7 p.m., Corcoran Gallery of Art, 500 17th St. NW. $25. 202-639-1774.
DANCE PERFORMANCE, Liz Lerman Dance Exchange in "A New Work," commemorating the 60th anniversary of the end of World War II, 7:30 p.m., Library of Congress, Jefferson Building, Coolidge Auditorium, 10 First St. SE. Free; reservations required. 202-707-6179.
NATIVE AMERICAN DANCING, members of the Native Nations Dance Theater in "Keeping Spirit Alive," presented by Discovery Theater, 10 and 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., National Museum of Natural History, Baird Auditorium, 10th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. $6; ages 2-16, $4. 202-357-1500.
DR. GRIDLOCK TALK, Ron Shaffer, Washington Post traffic columnist, discusses area traffic problems and answers questions, noon, West End Branch Library, 1101 24th St. NW. Free. 202-724-8707.
ORGAN RECITAL, Stephen Kalnoske, 12:15-12:45 p.m., National City Christian Church, 5 Thomas Cir. NW. Free. 202-232-0323.
HISTORY TALK, scholar Melvin Leffler discusses "Retreat From Armageddon -- Khrushchev, Kennedy and the Elusive Quest for Peace," 4 p.m., Library of Congress, Jefferson Building, 10 First St. SE. Free. 202-707-3302.
BAROQUE MUSIC RECITAL, Ensemble Millennium performs 16th- to 19th-century cantatas and religious works, 6:30 p.m., Enrique V. Iglesias Conference Center, 1330 New York Ave. NW. Free tickets distributed at 6 p.m. 202-623-3558.
POETRY READING, George Garrett reads from his works, 6:45 p.m., Library of Congress, Madison Building, Mumford Room, 101 Independence Ave. SE. Free. 202-707-5394.
BIBLICAL METAPHORS, James Rowe Adams discusses his book "From Literal to Literary: The Essential Reference Book for Biblical Metaphors," 7:30 p.m., Universalist National Memorial Church, 1810 16th St. NW. Free. 202-387-3411.
ART RECEPTION, for a collection of photographs, ceramics and paintings by seven Korean artists, 6-8 p.m. Nov. 10; exhibit continues, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. weekdays, through Dec. 1, Gallery Korea, 2370 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Free. 202-797-6346.
-- Compiled by GERRI MARMER
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