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