Keira Knightley (left) and Matthew Macfadyen (right) star in "Pride & Prejudice," based on the novel by Jane Austen. The movie screens for free this week at Dumbarton House. (ALEX BAILEY/AP)

This week’s free events include a screening of “Pride & Prejudice” and Dewey Beach favorites Kristen and the Noise.


Swamp safari

Kids can walk through wetlands at Laurel’s National Wildlife Visitor Center to search for frogs, fish, insects and more. For ages 8 to 10.


Olympic stars

Just before the Olympics kick off in London, the Oxon Hill Library celebrates former African American Olympians, including Jesse Owens, Wilma Rudolph and Muhammad Ali, with a screening of vintage film clips of the famed athletes.


‘Pride and Prejudice’

In the final installment of its Jane Austen film series, Dumbarton House screens the 2005 adaptation of Austen’s 1813 novel, which stars Keira Knightley as the free-spirited Elizabeth Bennet and Matthew Macfadyen as Mr. Darcy.


Wouter Kellerman

The South African flautist, known for his brand of world music, which explores and fuses classical and contemporary sounds, performs at the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage.


A beach favorite

Chances are that if you’ve been to the insanity that is Dewey Beach in the summer, you’ve rocked out to Kristen and the Noise, the female-fronted catch-all cover band that has become something of an institution in the Delaware beach town. The band takes a break from the shore to rock the Herndon Town Green.



Bethesda wraps up its series of outdoor movies with a screening of the 2011 Martin Scorsese movie about a boy living in a train station in 1930s Paris who gets involved in a mystery involving his late father.


Portrait of Ruth

Many know him as the Sultan of Swat, the King of Clout or the Great Bambino. Kids can drop in at the National Portrait Gallery to learn about baseball great Babe Ruth and his on-field accomplishments as well as create a special piece of art. For ages 5 and older.