Correction: The listing in the Weekend section said that classes organized by the nonprofit group Albus Cavus would continue through Dec. 1. Several sessions were canceled after the section was printed, and the final class is now Nov. 10. This version has been updated.
Thurgood Marshall Remembered, a National Park Service ranger discusses the life of the 20th-century Supreme Court associate justice. 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., Lincoln Memorial, 23rd Street NW and West Potomac Park. Free. Call Joseph Mohr, 202-359-1532.
The Building Zone, for children 2-6 with an adult, children learn about building trades through play. 10
a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sundays, through Nov. 30, National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. $3. 202-272-2448.
Behind the scenes cathedral tour,for age 11 and older, see gargoyles, stained-glass windows and climb a lot of stairs to view the city from high; take a camera. 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. most weekdays, Washington National Cathedral, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. $15. 202-537-6200 or www.national
Garden sculpture safari,for children 2-5 with an adult, an exploration of a garden, an art project, songs and more. 10:30-
11:15 a.m., Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens, 4155 Linnean Ave. NW. $30. 202-686-5807 or www.hillwood
“Colors of Confinement: Rare Kodachrome Photographs of Japanese American Incarceration in World War II,” Eric L. Muller discusses his book of photos taken by Bill Manbo, whose family was forced from their Hollywood home and into a Japanese American internment camp in Wyoming during World War II. Noon, National Archives, McGowan Theater, Constitution Avenue and Ninth Street NW. Free. 202-357-5000.
Renwick Sit ’n’ Stitch,for all abilities, specialists teach different types of stitching. 12:30 p.m., Renwick Gallery, Palm Court, 17th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Free. 202-633-1000 or http://americanart.si.edu.
Cathedral symbolism and iconography tour, a docent leads a tour and discusses how stories in the artwork unfold by decoding the symbols and icons. 3 p.m. Thursday, 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Washington National Cathedral, West End Docent Station, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. $10, reservations suggested. 202-537-
6200 or www.nationalcathedral.org.
“Marlin Underground,” Artist Dan Steinhilber and curator Jonathan Binstock discuss Steinhilber’s latest exhibit. 6:30 p.m., Kreeger Museum, 2401 Foxhall Rd. NW. Free, reservations required. 202-
338-3552 or visitorservices@kreeger
The Giants of Barcelona: Picasso, Miro, Dali and Gaudi, art critic Judy Pomeranz discusses the work of the artists, who all lived and worked in Barcelona. 6:45 p.m., S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Dr. SW. $30. 202-633-3030.
“Shall We Play That One Together?,” Paul de Barros reads from and discusses his biography of jazz piano legend Marian McPartland, a question-and-answer session follows. 7 p.m., UDC, Recital Hall, Bldg. 46-West, 4200 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free. 202-274-
5803 or email@example.com.
“From Obscurity to Prominence: The Evolution of William H. Johnson,” Leslie King Hammond, founding director of the Center for Race and Culture with the Maryland Institute College of Art, discusses how recent interest in Johnson’s work led the U.S. Postal Service to issue a postage stamp honoring him. 7 p.m., Smithsonian American Art Museum, McEvoy Auditorium, Eighth and F streets NW. Free. 202-633-1000 or http://americanart.si.edu/calendar.
Violin-piano classical recital, violinist Midori and pianist Ozgur Aydin perform works by Beethoven, Webern and Crumb. 7:30 p.m., Kennedy Center, Terrace Theater, 2700 F St. NW. $60. 202-467-4600.
“Shear Madness,” performance of a comedy-mystery set in Georgetown; with audience participation to help solve a mock murder. 8 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, 6 and 9 p.m. Saturdays, 3 and 7 p.m. Sundays, Kennedy Center, Theater Lab, 2700 F St. NW. $48. 202-467-
Holiday Decorating with Smithsonian Style, education specialist Cindy Brown and horticulturist Melanie Pyle show you how to recreate the artful arrangements seen in the Smithsonian’s museums, gardens and walkways, share tips and techniques for combining shrubs, annuals, perennials, etc. with fragrant greenery, ornamental herbs and more. 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m., S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Dr. SW. $42. 202-633-3030.
Friday Morning Music Club recital, a performance of works by Schubert, Boulanger, Handel, Barber, Puccini and others. Noon, Calvary Baptist Church, 755 Eighth St. NW. Free. 202-333-2075.
Pipe organ recital, Andrew Meagher performs works by Searle Wright and Felix Mendelssohn. 12:15-1 p.m., National City Christian Church, 5 Thomas Cir. NW. Free, donations welcome. 202-797-0103.
Andersen and Fader, guitar duo, a performance of works by Wuorinen, Anderson and Pollock with electric guitar duos by Scott Johnson and David Lang. 1:15 p.m., Georgetown University, McNeir Hall, 37th and O streets NW. Free. 202-687-2787.
“The Conference of the Birds,” author, illustrator and filmmaker Peter Sis discusses his adaptation of the 12th-century Persian poem; a a question-and-answer session follows. 6 p.m., Folger Shakespeare Library, 201 East Capitol St. SE. $15. 202-
544-7077 or www.folger.edu/lectures.
Art reception, for a collection of drawings and paintings by Diane Wilson. Reception. 6-8 p.m. Friday; exhibit continues, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays, weekends by appointment, through Nov. 28, Washington Studio School, 2129 S St. NW. Free. 202-234-3030.
Evening with a park ranger , view the Mall’s memorials by the nighttime skies. 7-9 p.m., National World War II Memorial, Survey Lodge, 17th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Free. 202-426-6841.
Cabaret program, Tony Award nominee Patina Miller performs. 7:30 p.m., Kennedy Center, Terrace Theater, 2700 F St. NW. $25. 202-
Lionel Loueke Trio concert, an evening of jazz. 7:30 and 9:30 p.m., Kennedy Center, Terrace Gallery, 2700 F St. NW. $26. 202-467-4600.
“My Fair Lady,” Molly Smith directs the Lerner and Loewe musical based on the George Bernard Shaw play “Pygmalion,” stars Benedict Campbell, Nicholas Rodriguez and Manna Nichols. 8 p.m. Fridays, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sundays, 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Wednesdays, 8 p.m. Thursdays. Noon, Nov. 13 and 28 and Dec. 4 and 26, continues through Jan. 6. Arena Stage, Fichandler Stage, 1101 Sixth St. SW. $45-$94, subject to change and based on availability. 202-488-3300 or www.arenastage.
“Amarillo,” a stunning and visceral presentation with multimedia, music and movement directed by Jorge A. Vargas and Teatro Linea de Sombra from Mexico, a powerful piece that explores migration and its repercussion on the human condition. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, GALA Theatre, Tivoli, 3333 14th St. NW. $20; students, $18. 202-234-
7174 or www.galatheatre.org.
Native American Tanka Tales, GoodLife Theatre performs with puppets to recreate two ancient tales from Native America, “Loo Wit The Firekeeper,” about selfish twin brothers who lose the ability to make fire in a allegorical tale of Mount St. Helens; and “Summer Defeats Winter,” about a tribal hero who, with help from the kids, restores balance to the world after confronting the powerful chief. 9:30 and 11 a.m., National Theatre, 1321 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Free ticket, one per person, distributed 30 minutes before each show. 202-783-3372.
St. Elizabeths west campus walking tour, co-sponsored by the D.C. Preservation League and the General Services Administration. 10 a.m.-noon, meeting location given upon registration. Free, reservations required. 202-783-5144 or www.dc
Inspiration for the winter garden, horticulturist Bradley Evans discusses his favorite winter plants and highlights the ones in his own innovative containers. 10 a.m.-noon, National Arboretum, 3501 New York Ave. NE. $12. Free. 202-245-4521.
“Edith Wharton at Home: Life at the Mount,” Richard Guy Wilson discusses his book about the author’s involvement in her environment. 11 a.m., National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. $20; students, $12. 202-272-2448.
Guided bike ride, about three hours, led by a National Park Service ranger, with stops to discuss the famous names found along the Mall. Take a bike and water. Helmet required. 11 a.m., Thomas Jefferson Memorial, 900 Ohio Dr. SW. Free. Jan Buerger, 202-497-1397.
“Genius of Place: The Life of Frederick Law Olmsted,” Justin Martin discusses his book about the masterful landscape architect, pioneering environmentalist, journalist, abolitionist and the head of a Civil War battlefield relief outfit that was forerunner to the Red Cross. 2 p.m., National Portrait Gallery, Civil War Gallery, Eighth and F streets NW. Free. 202-633-1000.
Arts workshops, Albus Cavus teaches the history, tradition and styles of graffiti in a hands-on workshop; other workshops in various disciplines including ceramic ornament, decorative plates and platters, bookmaking, printmaking, learning to play a musical instrument, dance and more, Saturdays 3-5 p.m. through Nov. 10. Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, 545 Seventh St. SE. $20. 202-547-6839 or www.
Guadalcanal: The first step, a National Park Service Ranger discusses how this island, the first of the island-hopping strategy in the Pacific war, became so newsworthy. 4 p.m., National World War II Memorial, 17th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Free. Paul O’Brian, 202-438-6670.
The 1814 Burning of Washington, a National Park Service ranger discusses the burning of the White House and the Capitol during the War of 1812. 4 p.m., Washington Monument Lodge, 15th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Free. Kathy Jones, 202-302-7750.
“Philippinescape,” Bayanihan, the National Folk Dance Company of the Philippines, performs a program of works including “People Under the Sun,” “Mindianao Mosaic,” and others. 7:30 p.m., Kennedy Center, Terrace Theater, 2700 F St. NW. $25-$95. 202-467-4600.
KC Jazz Club, performances by Roseanna Vitro and the Randy Newman Project with Mark Soskin, Sara Coswell, Tim Horner and Dean Johnson. 7:30 and 9:30 p.m., Kennedy Center, Terrace Gallery, 2700 F St. NW. $26. 202-467-4600.
D.C. A Cappella Festival, the Phantoms co-ed a cappella group performs rock, pop and R&B music. 7:30 p.m., Georgetown University, Gaston Hall, 37th and O streets NW. $10; students, $8. Free. 202-687-
2787 or http://performingarts.
“It’s Even Worse Than It Looks: How the American Constitutional System Collided with the New Politics of Extremism,” Norman Ornstein, resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, discusses the book about the extreme partisanship in Congress. 10 a.m., St. John’s Episcopal Church, Lafayette Square, 1525 H St. NW. Free. 202-347-8766.
What’s for dinner?, Mealtime solutions for busy parents and picky eaters, Katie Workman teaches you about delicious, no-fuss, easily adaptable recipes, plus novel solutions to all the cooking-for-kids dilemmas; a recipe tasting follows. 10 a.m., Washington D.C. Jewish Community Center, 1529 16th St. NW. $26.50. 202-528-9400. Register: www.washingtondcjcc.org/
Mall bike tour, a National Park Service Ranger leads a tour. Take a bike and water; helmets required. 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Thomas Jefferson Memorial, 900 Ohio Dr. SW. Free. Richard Ayad, 202-438-3456.
Renwick “Sit ’n’ Stitch,” for all abilities, specialists teach different types of stitching. 12:30 p.m., Renwick Gallery, Palm Court, 17th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Free. 202-633-1000 or http://americanart.si.edu/calendar.
Pocahontas portrait talk, listen to a story about the Powhatan Indian and create a special piece of art. 1-4 p.m., National Portrait Gallery, Eighth and F streets NW. Free. 202-633-
Hands Up! With Lejo Puppet Theatre, for ages 4-8, Dutch puppeteer Leo Peterson and his finger puppets conjure up kooky and quirky characters including a finger-munching monster, a high-strung pianist, and a whole children’s choir and conductor. 1 and 3 p.m. Sunday, 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday, Discovery Theater at S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Dr. SW. $8; ages 2-16, $6; 1 and younger, $3. 202-633-8700 or www.discovery
Fairytale film “Rapunzel,” co-sponsored by Goethe-Institut. 2 p.m., Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital, 921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. Free. 202-
Hines-Lee Opera Ensemble recital, tenor Isaachah Savage, lyric soprano Millicent Scarlett, soprano Jasmine Thomas, mezzo-soprano Marquita Raley-Cooper, bass-baritone Alvy Powell and pianists Edmund Charles and Everett P. Williams Jr. perform works by Puccini, Korngold, Verdi and Mozart. 3 p.m., St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 15th and P streets NW. $20, reservations suggested. 240-392-
Classical music recital, violinist Gallia Kastnera, violist Ziyu Shen, cellist Brannon Cho and pianist Frank Conlon perform works by Paganini, Beethoven, Tchaikovksy, Brahms, Poulenc, and Sarasate, and the world premiere of “Three-Minute Chaconne” by Jonathan Leshnoff. 5 p.m., Church of the Annunciation, 3810 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Free-will offering. 202-333-2075.
Frozen in time, a National Park Service Ranger discusses the 50-year divide between North and South Korea. 6 p.m., Korean War Veterans Memorial, south of the Reflecting Pool. Free. Call Victor Pillow, 202-
FDR and World War II walking tour, a National Park Service Ranger leads a walk and discusses the National World War II Memorial and its importance. 6-8 p.m., National World War II Memorial, 17th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Free. Kristel Nelson, 202-497-1357.
PostClassical Ensemble recital, with George Vatchnadze performing works by Shostakovich. Latecomers not admitted. 6:30 p.m., National Gallery of Art, West Building Garden Court, 600 Constitution Ave. NW. Free. 202-842-6941.
J. S. Bach: Sonatas for Violin and Harpsichord, the Smithsonian Chamber Music Society’s Ian Swensen and Kenneth Slowik perform; come at 5:30 for pre-concert talk on Bach’s life and times. 6:30 p.m., Smithsonian Castle, the Commons, 1000 Jefferson Dr. SW. $28. 202-633-3030.
Botanic Garden lunchtime tour, museum volunteers lead a tour of plants and discuss what manila folders, Chanel No. 5, vanilla and fossil fuels have in common; plus discussion of possible breakthroughs in medicinal plant research. Noon Monday and Wednesday, U.S. Botanic Garden, Conservatory Garden Court, 100 Maryland Ave. SW. Free. 202-225-8333.
Untold stories of Stalin’s victims, a National Park Service ranger discusses the tyranny of Joseph Stalin that led to millions of deaths. 6 p.m., Victims of Communism Memorial, 707 New Jersey Ave. NW. Free. Call Andrew Clark, 202-426-
“Summer Stock,” the 1950 film about a theater director who sets up in a barn to prepare for his upcoming musical, starring Judy Garland, Gene Kelly, Phil Silvers and Marjorie Main. 6:30 p.m., National Theatre, 1321 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Free tickets distributed at 6 p.m. 202-783-3372.
Apps for visual artists, Nancy Freeman teaches how tablet and smartphone software apps may create electronic art. 7-8:30 p.m., Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital, 921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. Free, registration required. 202-549-4172 or www.hillcenterdc.org/home/
“You for Me for You,” Yury Urnov directs Korean American playwright Mia Chung’s poetic fantasy that depicts the immigrant experience and stitches together two very different societies, ours and North Korea’s; stars Kimberly Gilbert, Jo Mei, Ruibo Qian, Francis Jue and Matthew Dewberry. Pay-what-you-can performance at 8 p.m. Monday; election night show at 8 p.m. followed by a party at 9:30 p.m.; 8 p.m. Wednesdays-Fridays, 3 and 8 p.m. Saturdays, 2 and 7 p.m. Sundays, Woolly Mammoth Theatre, 641 D St. NW. Election night, $20; regular shows: $35-$67.50, subject to availability. 202-393-3939.
John Philip Sousa musical tribute, the U.S. Marine Band pays tribute in a performance of Sousa’s “The Stars and Stripes Forever” and “Semper Fidelis,” and a wreath-laying that recalls the 158th anniversary of the composer and bandleader’s birth. 11 a.m., Congressional Cemetery, 1801 E St. SE. Free. 202-543-0539.
Washington Bach Consort concert, directed by J. Reilly Lewis with violin soloist Andrew Fouts. 12:10 p.m., Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW. Suggested donation, $5. 202-347-2635, Ext. 20.
FDR’s elections, a National Park Service Ranger discusses how the elections became critical moments in the nation’s history. 4 p.m., Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, Ohio Drive NW. Free. Call Paul O’Brian, 202-438-7066.
“Classroom in the Wild,” first-hand accounts of the extraordinary experiences in the Chesapeake Bay and Alaska as the films were being shot, a question-and-answer session follows. 7 p.m., American University, Wechsler Theater, 3rd Floor, Mary Graydon Center, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Free. 202-
885-3408 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Iggy Peck, Architect,” for ages 3 to 5, a staff member leads an interactive reading of Andrea Beaty’s book. 10:30 and 11:30 a.m., National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. $3. 202-272-2448.
Native Pride Dancers and Drummers, for age 5 and older, world champion fancy dancer Larry Yazzie and his troupe bring the Northern Plains peoples alive with vibrant dances that celebrate nature, ancestors and the tribal community. 10:15 and 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, 10:15 and 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Nov. 8, National Museum of the American Indian, Rasmuson Theater, Fourth Street and Independence Avenue SW. $8; ages 2-16, $6; 1 and younger, $3. 202-633-8700 or www.
“Fatal Crossroads: The Untold Story of the Malmedy Massacre at the Battle of the Bulge,” Danny S. Parker discusses his book about the massacre of more than 80 unarmed U.S. soldiers in Malmedy, Belgium, during the Battle of the Bulge. Noon, National Archives, McGowan Theater, Constitution Avenue and Ninth Street NW. Free. 202-357-
Classical organ recital, choirmaster and organist Michael Lodico performs works for musical clock by Haydn and Mozart. 12:10-12:45 p.m., St. John’s Episcopal Church, Lafayette Square, 1525 H St. NW. Free. 202-347-8766.
Washington’s Yesterdays: The Capital City You’ve Never Seen, historian and author James Goode discusses his book “Capital Views: Historic Photographs of Washington, D.C., Alexandria and Loudoun County, Virginia, and Frederick County, Maryland,” and shows newly found and rarely seen photographs of landmarks, architecture, neighborhoods and residents of the city from the city’s first expansion to World War II. 6:45 p.m., S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Dr. SW. $28. 202-633-3030.
Birth of the independent record industry, music researcher Jay Bruder discusses how a small group of entrepreneurs helped lay the foundation for a revolution in popular music in the early ’50s; includes music of the ‘40s and ‘50s. 7 p.m., Library of Congress, Performing Arts Library, LM113, Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave. SE. Free. 202-707-7833.
Library lecture, a discussion of “Ancient African Freemasonry.” 7 p.m., Woodridge Library, 1801 Hamlin St. NE. Free. 202-541-6226.
Seen and Not Heard, contemporary American artist Kerry James Marshall poses the question, “Are artists truth-telling visionaries, decorators, or entertainers?” 7 p.m., Smithsonian American Art Museum, McEvoy Auditorium, Eighth and F streets NW. Free. 202-633-1000 or http://americanart.si.edu/calendar.
“The Negro Soldier” and “Let There Be Light,” a screening of high-definition versions of two classic World War II–era documentaries, preserved and digitally restored by the National Archives Motion Picture Preservation Team. 7 p.m., National Archives, McGowan Theater, Constitution Avenue and Ninth Street NW. Free. 202-357-5000.
Jazz concert, trombonist and jazz studies major Reginald Cyntje performs his senior recital. 7:30 p.m., UDC, Recital Hall, Bldg. 46-West, 4200 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free. 202-274-5803 or jazzalive@
“Spiritual Ecstasies,” Katie Mitchell’s play asks the audience to grapple with questions of humanity and realms beyond. 8 p.m. Wednesday-Nov. 9, 2 and 8 p.m. Nov. 10, Georgetown University, Poulton Hall Stage 3, 37th and P streets NW. $7; students, $5. 202-687-2787.
“The Mountain in Front” (2008), the story of what happens when old hostilities resurface in a Greek mountain village when an Albanian shepherd offers to buy the fireworks needed for resurrection services on Holy Saturday, in Greek with English subtitles. 8 p.m., Avalon Theatre, 5612 Connecticut Ave. NW. $11; students, $9; seniors, $8.25; age 12 and younger, $8. 202-966-6000.
Nation building craft symposium, an examination of craft’s increasingly urgent role within contemporary American culture. Glenn Adamson, head of research and head of graduate studies, Victoria and Albert Museum, gives the keynote address; presenters listed at www.americanart.
si.edu/renwick/symposium. Nov. 8, 12:30-7 p.m. and Nov. 9, 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Smithsonian American Art Museum, McEvoy Auditorium, Eighth and F streets NW. Free. 202-633-1000 or http://americanart.
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