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Continued From Page 17 Environmental Filmmaking will present the U.S. premiere of the Spanish film “Stop! Rodando el Cambio� (shown), about a road trip through the Spanish countryside, at 6 p.m.; and the D.C. premiere of Sylvia Johnson’s film “Roaming Wild,� about an invisible battle being watched across the American West over natural resources, water and even freedom, at 8 p.m. Free. Forman Theater, McKinley Building, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. environmentalfilm.org. ■“Cherry Blossom J-Film� will feature Hideki Wada’s 2012 film “My Way of Life,� followed by a Q-and-A with Wada. 6:30 p.m. Free; reservations required. Japan Information and Culture Center, 1150 18th St. NW. www.us.emb-japan.go.jp/jicc. Meeting ■ A weekly bridge group will meet to play duplicate bridge. 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. $6; free for first-time players. Chevy Chase Community Center, 5601 Connecticut Ave. NW. 301-654-1865. Performances ■ As part of the “World Stages: International Theater Festival 2014,� Scotland’s Visible Fictions will present the U.S. premiere of a new, two-actor production of “The Adventures of Robin Hood� (for ages 8 and older). 7 p.m. $20. Family Theater, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600. The performance will repeat Saturday and Sunday at 1:30 and 4 p.m. ■ As part of the “World Stages: International Theater Festival 2014,� South Africa’s Baxter Theatre Centre will present the U.S. premiere of “Solomon and Marion,� starring Dame Janet Suzman as one of two injured souls searching for redemption in a fragile, post-apartheid South Africa. 7:30 p.m. $49. Terrace Theater, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600. The performance will repeat Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. ■ As part of the Kennedy Center’s “One Mic: Hip-Hop Culture Worldwide� festival, NSO Pops will present rapper and actor Nas in a 20th-anniversary celebration of his debut album “Illmatic.� 8 p.m. $20 to $125. Kennedy Center. 202-4674600. The performance will repeat Saturday at 8 p.m. Reading ■ The Split This Rock Poetry Festival

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Events Entertainment will present a reading by Anne Waldman, Tim Seibles, Maria Melendez Kelson and Karen Skolfield, winner of the 2014 poetry contest. 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Free. Grosvenor Auditorium, National Geographic, 1600 M St. NW. splitthisrock.org. Special event ■The Glover Park Village’s monthly “Friday Free-for-All� series will feature a film or games, from 3:30 to 5 p.m.; and a dinner, from 5 to 6 p.m. Free; reservations requested. Guy Mason Recreation Center, 3600 Calvert St. NW. events@gloverparkvillage.org. Sporting event ■ The Washington Wizards will play the Indiana Pacers. 7 p.m. $10 to $635. Verizon Center, 601 F St. NW. 800-745-3000. Saturday, March 29

Saturday march 29 Book fairs ■To benefit women and children in need, United Methodist Women will sponsor a sale of used books, CDs, DVDs and audio books. Sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.; readings of children’s books from 10 to 11 a.m. Free admission. Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church, 3401 Nebraska Ave. NW. 202-363-4900. ■ The Split This Rock Poetry Festival will host a book fair featuring small presses and organizations with a social justice focus. 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free admission. Human Rights Campaign Equality Forum, 1640 Rhode Island Ave. NW. splitthisrock.org. Children’s programs ■ “Saturday Morning at the National� will feature Tim Marrone in “Clowning Around With Shakespeare.� 9:30 and 11 a.m. Free; tickets distributed 30 minutes before each show. National Theatre, 1321 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202-783-3372. ■ A Cherry Blossom Tea Party Storytime will feature springtime songs and spring-themed books. 10:30 a.m. Free. Cleveland Park Library, 3310 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-282-3080. ■ GALita, a family theater program, will present Cornelia Cody’s bilingual adaptation of “Platero y yo,� about a young poet and his donkey as they journey through the Andalusian countryside. 3 p.m. $10 to $12. GALA Theatre, 3333 14th St. NW. 202-234-7174. The performance will repeat April 5 at 3 p.m. ■ An aromatherapy workshop will offer a chance to play with herbs, oils and dyes to create mood-lifting gifts for friends and family (for ages 6 through 12). 3:30 p.m. Free. Juanita E. Thornton/Shepherd Park

    

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NW. 202-357-5000. â&#x2013; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tree Fest: Celebrate the Canopy!â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201D; honoring Tudor Placeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;witness treesâ&#x20AC;? and the planting of a white oak in the North Garden to replace a towering sentinel lost last year â&#x20AC;&#x201D; will feature games, puppets, storytelling, a tree tour and an artisanal Market Fair. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free; reservations requested. Tudor Place Historic House and Garden, 1644 31st St. NW. tudorplace.org.

Library, 7420 Georgia Ave. NW. 202-5416100. â&#x2013; A park ranger will lead a Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s History Month planetarium program about â&#x20AC;&#x153;Astronomy Stars: Women Who Changed the Nightâ&#x20AC;? (for ages 7 and older). 4 to 4:45 p.m. Free. Rock Creek Nature Center, 5200 Glover Road NW. 202-895-6224. Classes and workshops â&#x2013;  Master photographer Allen Rokach will begin a two-day workshop on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Digital Photography as Art.â&#x20AC;? 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. $185 to $200. Conservatory Classroom, U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW. 202-225-8333. The class will continue Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. â&#x2013;  Tudor and Renaissance scholar Carol Ann Lloyd Stanger will lead a class on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Crowns and Conflicts: The Royal Ambitions of Elizabeth I and Mary, Queen of Scots.â&#x20AC;? 9:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. $87 to $130. S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Drive SW. 202-633-3030. â&#x2013;  Yoga Activist will present a class for beginners. 11 a.m. Free. Petworth Library, 4200 Kansas Ave. NW. 202-243-1188. Concerts â&#x2013;  As part of the Kennedy Centerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;One Mic: Hip-Hop Culture Worldwideâ&#x20AC;? festival, Shokanti will perform his unique blend of hip-hop with the rhythms and soul of Cape Verde, Africa. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202-4674600. â&#x2013;  â&#x20AC;&#x153;One Move, One Groove,â&#x20AC;? the fifth annual Groove Theory Hip-Hop Showcase, will feature Georgetown Universityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s co-ed hip-hop team Groove Theory performing with other university groups and area hiphop teams and crews. 7:30 p.m. $7 to $10. Gaston Hall, Healy Building, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. 202-687-2787. â&#x2013;  Washington Conservatory of Music faculty members will present a classical music concert to benefit music student scholarships. 8 p.m. Free admission; donations accept at door. Westmoreland Congregational United Church of Christ, 1 Westmoreland Circle. 301-320-2770. â&#x2013;  Bharatanatyam soloist and choreographer Aparna Ramaswamy and an ensemble of musicians will perform â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sannidhi (Sacred Space).â&#x20AC;? 8 p.m. $20 to $35.50. Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St. NE. 202399-7993. The performance will repeat Sunday at 3 p.m. â&#x2013;  The Washington Performing Arts Society and Howard Theatre will present jazz pianist Jon Batiste and the band Stay Human. 8 p.m. $30. Howard Theatre, 620 T St. NW. 202-785-9727. â&#x2013;  Grammy nominee Johnny Clegg will perform his vibrant blend of Western pop and African Zulu rhythms. 8 p.m. $30 to $45. Lisner Auditorium, George Washington University, 730 21st St. NW. 202-9946800. â&#x2013;  The bands Tauk, Peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Blues of Richmond and Deaf Scene will perform. 9 p.m. $12 to $15. Gypsy Sallyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, 3401 K St. NW. gypsysallys.com. Discussions and lectures â&#x2013;  Jambo Africa Child Hopeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s international seminar on recognizing and preventing domestic abuse will feature Eliserena Kimolo, the groupâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s president and founder; Queen Afi Gaston, founder of Domestic Violence Wears Many Tags; Harriet Shang-

Saturday, march 29 â&#x2013; Concert: The WRGW Spring Showcase will feature the indie folk rock group River City Extension. 8 p.m. $10 to $12. Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, 600 I St. NW. 877-9876487. arai, a registered nurse and the founder of Brothers and Sisters of Africa; and Kenny L. Mitchell, author of the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Loves Me Notâ&#x20AC;? series. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free; reservations required. Universalist National Memorial Church, 1810 16th St. NW. 240-701-1602. â&#x2013;  Textile collectors Jim and Connie Henderson will discuss â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Benefits and Pleasures of Documenting Your Collection.â&#x20AC;? 10:30 a.m. Free. Textile Museum, 2320 S St. NW. 202-667-0441, ext. 64. â&#x2013;  The James Renwick Alliance will present a panel discussion with educators Dan Dailey, Peter Held, Glen Kaufman and Patti Warashina discussing materialism and the artists that focus primarily on their craft medium. 10:30 a.m. to noon. Free. McEvoy Auditorium, Smithsonian American Art Museum, 8th and F streets NW. 202633-1000. â&#x2013;  The Organization for Chinese American Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Maryland Chapter and the National Park Serviceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office of International Affairs will present â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dialogue With China: Wildlife Conservation.â&#x20AC;? 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Free. Rock Creek Nature Center, 5200 Glover Road NW. 202-895-6227. â&#x2013;  In conjunction with the exhibition â&#x20AC;&#x153;Passion of the Empress: Catherine the Greatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Art Patronage,â&#x20AC;? a symposium on the Russian empress will feature talks by scholars Anton Fedyashin, Priscilla Roosevelt, Cynthia Hyla Whittaker, Scott Ruby and Eric Lohr. 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. $20 to $65. Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens, 4155 Linnean Ave. NW. 202-6865807. â&#x2013;  Paul Taylor will discuss his book â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Next America: Boomers, Millennials, and the Looming Generational Showdown,â&#x20AC;? at 1 p.m.; Edwin Lyman will discuss his book â&#x20AC;&#x153;Fukushima: The Story of a Nuclear Disaster,â&#x20AC;? at 3:30 p.m.; and Alan Gregerman will discuss his book â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Necessity of Strangers: The Intriguing Truth About Insight, Innovation, and Success,â&#x20AC;? at 6 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919. â&#x2013;  Artist Christian Marclay will discuss his work. 4 p.m. Free. Ring Auditorium, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, 7th Street and Independence Avenue SW. 202-633-1000. Family programs â&#x2013;  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Discover Your Signature Style: Making Their Mark Family Dayâ&#x20AC;? will offer handson activities showing the many ways people have placed their signature on history. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free. Boeing Learning Center, National Archives Building, Constitution Avenue between 7th and 9th streets

Festival â&#x2013; The fourth annual Blossom Kite Festival will feature various competitions and demonstrations, including the Hot Tricks Showdown and the Rokkaku Battle. 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Free. Washington Monument grounds, Constitution Avenue and 17th Street NW. nationalcherryblossomfestival.org. Films â&#x2013;  In conjunction with the Environmental Film Festival in the Nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Capital, a childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s film series will present â&#x20AC;&#x153;Nature Unfolds,â&#x20AC;? featuring animated shorts the United States, Germany, Switzerland and the Netherlands. 10:30 a.m. Free. East Building Auditorium, National Gallery of Art, 4th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202-737-4215. The films will be shown again Sunday at 11:30 a.m. â&#x2013;  The Ballet in Cinema series will present a 1966 production of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Swan Lakeâ&#x20AC;? featuring Rudolf Nureyev and Margot Fonteyn. 11 a.m. $18.80. West End Cinema, 23rd Street between M and N streets NW. 202419-3456. â&#x2013;  The Environmental Film Festival in the Nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Capital will feature DeSiree Fawnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2011 film â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Phantom Wolves of Sun Valleyâ&#x20AC;? and Bernard Guerriniâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2013 film â&#x20AC;&#x153;Naturopolis: New York, the Green Revolution.â&#x20AC;? 1 to 5 p.m. Free. Warner Bros. Theater, National Museum of American History, Constitution Avenue between 12th and 14th streets NW. 202-633-1000. â&#x2013;  As part of the Environmental Film Festival in the Nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Capital, the Phillips Collection will present Jean-Pierre Devillersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 2012 film â&#x20AC;&#x153;Edward Hopper and the Blank Canvas,â&#x20AC;? about the artistâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s scenes of 20th-century America and their social context. 2 p.m. $10 to $12; free for ages 18 and younger. Phillips Collection, 1600 21st St. NW. phillipscollection.org. â&#x2013;  The Environmental Film Festival in the Nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Capital will feature the 2013 film â&#x20AC;&#x153;Raising Shrimp,â&#x20AC;? about the economic and medical perils of an outsourced food supply. A discussion with Dave Love of the Center for a Livable Future will follow. 2 p.m. Free. Watha T. Daniel-Shaw Library, 1630 7th St. NW. 202-727-1288. â&#x2013;  The National Gallery of Art will present Pacho Velez and Stephanie Sprayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2013 film â&#x20AC;&#x153;Manakamana,â&#x20AC;? featuring 11 fixed-camera portraits of contemporary pilgrims making an ancient, ritualistic journey to a sacred temple in Nepal via a cable car. 4:30 p.m. Free. East Building Auditorium, National Gallery of Art, 4th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202-737-4215. â&#x2013;  As part of the Environmental Film Festival in the Nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Capital, American Universityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Center for Environmental Filmmaking will present the 2013 film â&#x20AC;&#x153;Shooting in the Wild,â&#x20AC;? about the world of natural history filmmaking. A discussion with filmmaker Chris Palmer will follow. 6 p.m. Free. Forman Theater, McKinley Building, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. environmentalfilm.org. â&#x2013;  As part of the Environmental Film Festival in the Nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Capital, American See Events/Page 19

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