Thursday 24

KENNEDY CENTER FREE CONCERT, the Paul Wingo Quintet, 6 p.m., Millennium Stage, 2700 F St. NW. Free. 202-467-4600.

Friday 25

D.C. TAX-FREE SHOPPING, sales tax will be waived Friday through Dec. 4 in the District for clothing, shoes and accessories costing $100 or less. 202-724-8105.

OTTOMAN COSTUMES, a museum staff member leads a tour of the exhibit "Style and Status: Imperial Costumes From Ottoman Turkey," 11:15 a.m. Friday, 1:15 p.m. Saturday and Tuesday, Freer Gallery of Art, 12th Street and Jefferson Drive SW. Free. 202-633-1000.

DOCUMENTARIES, "Kunuk Family Reunion" (2004), about director Zacharias Kunuk's Canadian Arctic family and its generational connections, and "Qulliq" (1992), about Inuit women who build an ice house, noon Friday and Saturday, National Museum of the American Indian, Fourth Street and Independence Avenue SW. Free. 202-633-1000.

LOUIS MALLE DOCUMENTARIES, "God's Country" (1985), about the society and politics of third- and fourth-generation Americans in Glencoe, Minn., 12:30 p.m., and "And the Pursuit of Happiness" (1986), about the goals of emigrants in America from Laos, Cambodia, Ethiopia and El Salvador, 3 p.m., National Gallery of Art, East Building, 600 Constitution Ave. NW. Free. 202-842-6799.

KENNEDY CENTER FREE CONCERT, Malian oral historian Cheick Hamala Diabate performs on a lute, 6 p.m., Millennium Stage, 2700 F St. NW. Free. 202-467-4600.

WOOLLY MAMMOTH DRAMA, for ages 16 and older, performance of S.M. Shephard-Massat's "Starving," about a 1950s Atlanta neighborhood, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 and 7 p.m. Sundays, 8 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, through Dec. 18, Woolly Mammoth Theatre, 641 D St. NW. $30-$48. 202-393-3939.

Saturday 26

"MY DINNER WITH ANDRE," the 1981 Louis Malle film about two old friends and their chat over dinner in a New York restaurant, 12:30 and 3 p.m., National Gallery of Art, East Building, 600 Constitution Ave. NW. Free. 202-842-6799.

CALLIGRAPHY DEMONSTRATION, members of the Washington Calligraphers Guild demonstrate various alphabet styles and explain their techniques, 1-3 p.m., National Postal Museum, 2 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Free. 202-633-1000.

"PETER AND THE WOLF," for ages 5 and older, the National Symphony Orchestra Woodwind Quintet performs the Prokofiev classic, 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Kennedy Center, Terrace Theater, 2700 F St. NW. $15. 202-467-4600.

Sunday 27

GEORGETOWN HIKE, for ages 8 and older, a park ranger leads a hike on forest trails to Dumbarton Oaks Park and discusses the designs of 20th-century landscape architect Beatrix Ferrand, bring water, 10 a.m., meet at the Lover's Lane entrance of Dumbarton Oaks, 31st and R streets NW. Free. 202-426-6829.

WINDOW ORNAMENT DESIGN, for ages 5 and older, museum staff members help visitors create ornaments using clear plastic and colorful cellophane, 1-4 p.m., National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. $4 per ornament. 202-272-2448.

CATHEDRAL WREATH WORKSHOP, a greenhouse staff person shows how to make wreaths with fresh boxwood, 1 p.m. Sunday and Dec. 4, 5 p.m. Dec. 7, cathedral greenhouse; 6 p.m. Tuesday, cathedral museum store, Washington National Cathedral, Massachusetts and Wisconsin avenues NW. $30; reservations recommended. 202-537-6263.

NATIONAL GALLERY TALKS, graduate student Anna O. Marley discusses "Winter Scenes in the National Gallery," 1 p.m., West Building; Arthur K. Wheelock Jr., curator of northern baroque paintings, discusses "The Still Lifes of Pieter Claesz: Visual Feasts That Delight the Eye and Whet the Appetite," 2 p.m., East Building, National Gallery of Art, 600 Constitution Ave. NW. Free. 202-737-4215.

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

CHORAL CONCERT, the Vocal Arts Society, 6 p.m., Kennedy Center, Millennium Stage, 2700 F St. NW. Free. 202-467-4600.

MUSEUM PIANO RECITAL, Awadagin Pratt performs works by Haydn, Beethoven, Chopin and Liszt, 6:30 p.m., National Gallery of Art, West Building, Garden Court, 600 Constitution Ave. NW. Free. 202-842-6941.

Monday 28

COMPUTER TUTORING, for adults, a librarian teaches basic skills, 1 p.m., Northeast Branch Library, 330 Seventh St. NE. Free. 202-698-3320.

GERMAN FILM, "We" (2004), Martin Gypkens's coming-of-age story of failed loves in Berlin (in German with English subtitles), 6:30 p.m., Goethe Institute, 812 Seventh St. NW. $6; seniors and students, $4. 202-289-1200.

"THE LANGUAGE OF BAKLAVA," a library staff member leads a discussion of Diana Abu-Jaber's memoir about her childhood in New York and the Middle East, 7 p.m., Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW. Free. 202-727-2079.

"HARLEM VARIETY REVUE," the last four episodes of the TV show starring the Clovers, Cab Calloway, Ruth Brown, Nipsey Russell and other performers, 7 p.m., Library of Congress, Madison Building, Mary Pickford Theater, 101 Independence Ave. SE. Free; reservations recommended. 202-707-5677.

AMERICAN INDIAN MUSIC, DANCE, 7:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Kennedy Center, Terrace Theater, 2700 F St. NW. $25. 202-467-4600.

Tuesday 29

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

SISTERS' ANNUAL PHOTOGRAPHS, museum staff member Sally Shelburne discusses Nicholas Nixon's 31-year project of taking annual black-and-white photos of his wife and her three sisters and the changes in the women's appearance and demeanor, 1 p.m., National Gallery of Art, West Building, 600 Constitution Ave. NW. Free. 202-737-4215.

NAZI CRIMES DOCUMENTARY, "The Nazi Plan" (1945), photographs and film documenting war crimes that were the subject of the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg, in German with English subtitles, 2 p.m., Goethe Institute, 812 Seventh St. NW. $6; seniors and students, $4. 202-289-1200.

CHILDREN'S BOOK DISCUSSION, for ages 9-13, a librarian leads a discussion of C.S. Lewis's "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe," 4 p.m., Palisades Branch Library, 49th and V streets NW. Free. 202-282-3139.

CONCERT, TREE LIGHTING, musical performances by the Cathedral Choral Society and jazz guitarist Lage Lund, 5:30 p.m.; lighting of a 30-foot Christmas tree, 6:30 p.m., Union Station, 50 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Free. 202-333-6000.

DOING BUSINESS WITH D.C., Esther Scarborough of the D.C. Office of Contracting and Procurement discusses the procedures for doing business with the city government, 6-9 p.m., Southeastern University, 501 I St. SW. Free. 202-478-8231.

CATHEDRAL LABYRINTH WALK, with musical accompaniment, 6:15 p.m., Washington National Cathedral, Massachusetts and Wisconsin avenues NW. Free. 202-537-6200.

NUREMBERG TRIAL, filmmaker Budd Schulberg discusses the use of film as documentary evidence of Nazi crimes in the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg, Germany, 7 p.m., U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, 100 Raoul Wallenberg Pl. SW. Free; reservations required. 202-488-6162.

SPANISH FILM, "In the Country Where Nothing Goes On" (2000), a comedy about the kidnapping of a corrupt businessman and the evolving friendship between his wife and his mistress, in Spanish with English subtitles, 7 p.m., National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1250 New York Ave. NW. $5; ages 60 and older and students, $4. 202-783-7370.

AUTHOR'S TALK, Mary Kay Zuravleff leads a discussion of her novel "The Bowl Is Already Broken," about life in a fictitious D.C. museum of Asian art, 7 p.m., Takoma Park Branch Library, 416 Cedar St. NW. Free. 202-576-7252.

PETER FONDA FILM, "The Trip" (1967), directed by Roger Corman, screenplay by Jack Nicholson, co-starring Susan Strasberg and Dennis Hopper, 7 p.m., Library of Congress, Madison Building, Mary Pickford Theater, 101 Independence Ave. SE. Free; reservations recommended. 202-707-5677.

NAIROBI TALK, National Geographic photographer David Alan Harvey discusses his recent trip to Nairobi, and Kenya's increasing, educated middle class, 7:30 p.m., National Geographic Society, 17th and M streets NW. $17. 202-857-7700.

FAITH AND POLITICS, J. Philip Wogaman discusses "Theology and Public Policy: Peril and Promise," 7:30 p.m., Foundry United Methodist Church, 1500 P St. NW. Free. 202-885-8648.

MEDITATION BOOK TALK, Buddhist teacher Eugene Eccli discusses Geshe Kelsang Gyatso's book "The New Meditation Handbook: Meditations to Make Our Life Happy and Meaningful," 7:30 p.m., Southeast Branch Library, 403 Seventh St. SE. Free. 202-698-3377.

Wednesday 30

MONTGOMERY COUNTY HISTORY, Sharon Prather, a descendant of the founders of Prathertown, Md., discusses the history of the 140-year-old community, 10:30 a.m., Anacostia Museum, 1901 Fort Pl. SE. Free; reservations required. 202-633-4844.

VICTORIAN ADVENTURER, historian Dane Kennedy discusses his biography "The Highly Civilized Man: Richard Burton and the Victorian World," about the 19th-century explorer who visited the holy cities of Medina and Mecca disguised as an Arab pilgrim and who served in the Crimean War, noon, Library of Congress, Madison Building, Mary Pickford Theater, 101 Independence Ave. SE. Free. 202-707-5221.

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., National Gallery, East Building, 600 Constitution Ave. NW. Free. 202-842-6799.

"NUREMBERG: ITS LESSON FOR TODAY," a documentary about the trial of World War II German war criminals; a question-and-answer session with Budd Schulberg and Sandra Schulberg, family members of director Stuart Schulberg, follows, 4:15 p.m., Goethe Institute, 812 Seventh St. NW. $6; seniors and students, $4. 202-289-1200.

JAZZ CONCERT, John Jensen Sextet, 6 p.m., Kennedy Center, Millennium Stage, 2700 F St. NW. Free. 202-467-4600.

NSO TALK, Ted Libbey, author of the book "The National Symphony Orchestra," discusses the orchestra, 6 p.m., Kennedy Center, Atrium, 2700 F St. NW. $12. 202-467-4600.

"THE WHITE HOUSE AND THE CIA," Stansfield Turner, former director of the CIA, discusses conflicts between various CIA directors and presidents Truman, Kennedy, Nixon and Ford and gives his ideas for reorganizing the agency and strengthening its relationship with the president, 6:30 p.m., Freer Gallery of Art, Meyer Auditorium, 12th Street and Jefferson Drive SW. $20. 202-357-3030.

ERROL FLYNN FILM, "The Charge of the Light Brigade" (1936), co-starring Olivia de Havilland, with Oscar-nominated score by Max Steiner; and a George Pal "puppetoon," "Mr. Strauss Takes a Walk," 7 p.m., Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, 545 Seventh St. SE. $5. 202-547-6839.

MARTHA WASHINGTON TALK, Patricia Brady discusses her book "Martha Washington: An American Life," 7 p.m., Tudor Place, 1644 31st St. NW. $15. 202-965-0400, Ext. 109.

CONVERSATION WITH LYNNE CHENEY, Allen Weinstein, Archivist of the United States, speaks with Cheney about her book "A Time for Freedom: What Happened When in America" and her interest in U.S. history education, 7 p.m., National Archives, Constitution Avenue NW, between Seventh and Ninth streets. Free; reservations required. 202-501-5000.

VIOLIN RECITAL, Frank Huang and pianist Dina Vainstein perform works by Prokofiev, Ravel and others, sponsored by the Washington Performing Arts Society, 7:30 p.m., Kennedy Center, Terrace Theater, 2700 F St. NW. $27. 202-467-4600.

LONGEVITY DISCUSSION, National Geographic writer Dan Buettner and photographer David McLain discuss what they learned about longevity from the inhabitants of Sardinia, Italy; Okinawa, Japan; and Loma Linda, Calif.; 7:30 p.m., National Geographic Society, 17th and M streets NW. $17. 202-857-7700.

Thursday 1

WINSLOW HOMER TALK, graduate student Kimberly Curtiss discusses the American artist's works displayed in the gallery, 11 a.m., National Gallery of Art, East Building, 600 Constitution Ave. NW. Free. 202-737-4215.

CITY PLANNING LECTURE, Nigel Howard, chief technology officer of the U.S. Green Building Council, discusses "Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design," regarding energy use, urban water runoff and other issues, 12:30 p.m., National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. Free. 202-272-2448.

NAVY BAND PERFORMANCE, 5 p.m., Pageant of Peace, the Ellipse, E Street NW, between 15th and 17th streets. Free. 202-433-2525.

DECATUR HOUSE CANDLELIGHT TOURS, a docent leads a tour of the 19th-century mansion and discusses "Parties and Politics," 5:15, 6:15 and 7:15 p.m., Decatur House Museum, 748 Jackson Pl. NW. $7.50; seniors and students, $6; reservations required. 202-842-0920, Ext. 239.

CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING, the Georgetown Visitation Madrigals perform holiday classics; includes an appearance by Santa Claus, hot chocolate and collection of toys for the Marine Corps Reserve's Toys for Tots program, 5:30 p.m., Fairmont Washington D.C., 2401 M St. NW. Bring a new, unwrapped toy. 202-429-2400.

NAVY BAND BRASS QUARTET, 6 p.m., Kennedy Center, Millennium Stage, 2700 F St. NW. Free. 202-467-4600.

HARP RECITAL, Cesar Cataldo performs folk tunes, 6:30 p.m., Enrique V. Iglesias Conference Center, 1330 New York Ave. NW. Free tickets distributed at 6 p.m. 202-623-3558.

SPRING-SUMMER FASHION PREVIEW, after cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, Washington Post fashion writer Robin Givhan discusses how designs seen on the Milan, Paris and New York runways translate into everyday fashion and shows pictures of clothing and accessories, 6:30 p.m., Corcoran Gallery of Art, 500 17th St. NW. $38. 202-639-1774.

FRENCH-ISRAELI FILM, "Live and Become," about an Ethiopian boy whose mother places him with a group of Ethiopian Jews moving to Israel to escape famine, and his embrace of Judaism and Western values; a reception with Ethiopian food follows, 6:45 p.m., D.C. Jewish Community Center, 1529 16th St. NW. $20. 800-494-8497.

"KINGS ROW," 1942 film starring Ann Sheridan, Claude Rains, Ronald Reagan and Robert Cummings, 7 p.m., Library of Congress, Madison Building, Mary Pickford Theater, 101 Independence Ave. SE. Free; reservations recommended. 202-707-5677.

D.C. PALISADES HISTORY, Alice Fales Stewart discusses her book "The Palisades of Washington, D.C.: Images of America," 7:30 p.m., Palisades Branch Library, 49th and V streets NW. Free. 202-282-3139.

EMBASSY VOCAL RECITAL, baritone Wolfgang Holzmair and pianist Russell Ryan perform works by Eric Zeisl, Franz Mittler and Robert Furstenthal, a reception with cash bar follows, 7:30 p.m., Embassy of Austria, 3524 International Ct. NW. $25. 202-895-6776.

-- Compiled by GERRI MARMER

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