The Going Out Guide recommends free things to do all week long.

MONDAY
How Could I Move the Crowd?

Start the week off with this program on spoken word and hip-hop, two forms of art that oftentimes go hand-in-hand. Hip-hop artists, activists and scholars will discuss the subversive nature of both.

5:30 p.m. Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Cafritz Foundation Theatre, University of Maryland, Route 193 and Stadium Drive, College Park. 301-405-2787. www.claricesmithcenter.umd.edu.

TUESDAY

Author events

Head to a literary evening at Politics and Prose, where bestselling author Carl Hiaasen will discuss and sign copies of his latest book for adults and young adults, "Skink -- No Surrender."

7 p.m. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919. www.politics-prose.com.

THURSDAY
Sand Creek Massacre: 150 Year Remembrance

During this symposium commemorating the Sand Creek Massacre, three panels of scholars and Cheyenne and Arapaho descendants will discuss the causes and consequences of this tragic event in a Native American village on Nov. 29, 1864.

8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. National Museum of the American Indian, Rasmuson Theater, Fourth Street and Independence Avenue SW. 202-633-1000. www.nmai.si.edu.


Writer, producer and playwright Warren Hoffman will discuss the role of race in theater during a program at the Library of Congress on Friday. (Courtesy of Warren Hoffman)

FRIDAY
Race and the Broadway Musical

In conjunction with the exhibition “The Civil Rights Act of 1964: A Long Struggle for Freedom,” theater critic and playwright Warren Hoffman will discuss the role of race in American musical theater. Hoffman’s book “The Great White Way: Race and the Broadway Musical” explores the racial politics behind the history of musicals.

Noon. Library of Congress, Whittail Pavillion, 10 First St. SE. 202-707-5000. www.loc.gov.

SATURDAY
Art Safari

Here’s an event for the entire family: The Torpedo Factory Art Center is presenting a day of arts activities for children and adults, including a gallery scavenger hunt, fiber demonstrations, sketching sessions and more.

Noon to 4 p.m. Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. 703-838-4565. www.torpedofactory.org.


Sam McCormally is one of three musicians who will perform Sunday at the Magnificent Intentions Festival at the Kennedy Center. (Courtesy of the Kennedy Center)

SUNDAY
Magnificent Intentions Festival

This festival at the Kennedy Center will highlight Washington musical talent, with Margot MacDonald, Olivia Mancini and Sam McCormally performing on the Millennium Stage.

6 p.m. Kennedy Center, Millennium Stage, 2700 F St. NW. 202- 467-4600. www.kennedy-center.org.