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Continued From Page 17 Environmental Filmmaking will present the U.S. premiere of the Spanish film â€œStop! Rodando el Cambioâ€? (shown), about a road trip through the Spanish countryside, at 6 p.m.; and the D.C. premiere of Sylvia Johnsonâ€™s film â€œRoaming Wild,â€? 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. â– â€œCherry Blossom J-Filmâ€? will feature Hideki Wadaâ€™s 2012 film â€œMy Way of Life,â€? 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 â– 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 â– As part of the â€œWorld Stages: International Theater Festival 2014,â€? Scotlandâ€™s Visible Fictions will present the U.S. premiere of a new, two-actor production of â€œThe Adventures of Robin Hoodâ€? (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. â– As part of the â€œWorld Stages: International Theater Festival 2014,â€? South Africaâ€™s Baxter Theatre Centre will present the U.S. premiere of â€œSolomon and Marion,â€? 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. â– As part of the Kennedy Centerâ€™s â€œOne Mic: Hip-Hop Culture Worldwideâ€? festival, NSO Pops will present rapper and actor Nas in a 20th-anniversary celebration of his debut album â€œIllmatic.â€? 8 p.m. $20 to $125. Kennedy Center. 202-4674600. The performance will repeat Saturday at 8 p.m. Reading â– The Split This Rock Poetry Festival
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 â– The Glover Park Villageâ€™s monthly â€œFriday Free-for-Allâ€? 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. email@example.com. Sporting event â– 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 â– 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 childrenâ€™s books from 10 to 11 a.m. Free admission. Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church, 3401 Nebraska Ave. NW. 202-363-4900. â– 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. Childrenâ€™s programs â– â€œSaturday Morning at the Nationalâ€? will feature Tim Marrone in â€œClowning Around With Shakespeare.â€? 9:30 and 11 a.m. Free; tickets distributed 30 minutes before each show. National Theatre, 1321 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202-783-3372. â– 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. â– GALita, a family theater program, will present Cornelia Codyâ€™s bilingual adaptation of â€œPlatero y yo,â€? 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. â– 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– â€œTree Fest: Celebrate the Canopy!â€? â€” honoring Tudor Placeâ€™s â€œwitness treesâ€? and the planting of a white oak in the North Garden to replace a towering sentinel lost last year â€” 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– A park ranger will lead a Womenâ€™s History Month planetarium program about â€œAstronomy Stars: Women Who Changed the Nightâ€? (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– Master photographer Allen Rokach will begin a two-day workshop on â€œDigital Photography as Art.â€? 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– Tudor and Renaissance scholar Carol Ann Lloyd Stanger will lead a class on â€œCrowns and Conflicts: The Royal Ambitions of Elizabeth I and Mary, Queen of Scots.â€? 9:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. $87 to $130. S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Drive SW. 202-633-3030. â– Yoga Activist will present a class for beginners. 11 a.m. Free. Petworth Library, 4200 Kansas Ave. NW. 202-243-1188. Concerts â– As part of the Kennedy Centerâ€™s â€œOne Mic: Hip-Hop Culture Worldwideâ€? 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– â€œOne Move, One Groove,â€? the fifth annual Groove Theory Hip-Hop Showcase, will feature Georgetown Universityâ€™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– 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– Bharatanatyam soloist and choreographer Aparna Ramaswamy and an ensemble of musicians will perform â€œSannidhi (Sacred Space).â€? 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– 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– 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– The bands Tauk, Peopleâ€™s Blues of Richmond and Deaf Scene will perform. 9 p.m. $12 to $15. Gypsy Sallyâ€™s, 3401 K St. NW. gypsysallys.com. Discussions and lectures â– Jambo Africa Child Hopeâ€™s international seminar on recognizing and preventing domestic abuse will feature Eliserena Kimolo, the groupâ€™s president and founder; Queen Afi Gaston, founder of Domestic Violence Wears Many Tags; Harriet Shang-
Saturday, march 29 â– 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€œLoves Me Notâ€? series. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free; reservations required. Universalist National Memorial Church, 1810 16th St. NW. 240-701-1602. â– Textile collectors Jim and Connie Henderson will discuss â€œThe Benefits and Pleasures of Documenting Your Collection.â€? 10:30 a.m. Free. Textile Museum, 2320 S St. NW. 202-667-0441, ext. 64. â– 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– The Organization for Chinese American Womenâ€™s Maryland Chapter and the National Park Serviceâ€™s Office of International Affairs will present â€œDialogue With China: Wildlife Conservation.â€? 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Free. Rock Creek Nature Center, 5200 Glover Road NW. 202-895-6227. â– In conjunction with the exhibition â€œPassion of the Empress: Catherine the Greatâ€™s Art Patronage,â€? 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– Paul Taylor will discuss his book â€œThe Next America: Boomers, Millennials, and the Looming Generational Showdown,â€? at 1 p.m.; Edwin Lyman will discuss his book â€œFukushima: The Story of a Nuclear Disaster,â€? at 3:30 p.m.; and Alan Gregerman will discuss his book â€œThe Necessity of Strangers: The Intriguing Truth About Insight, Innovation, and Success,â€? at 6 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919. â– 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– â€œDiscover Your Signature Style: Making Their Mark Family Dayâ€? 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– 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– In conjunction with the Environmental Film Festival in the Nationâ€™s Capital, a childrenâ€™s film series will present â€œNature Unfolds,â€? 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– The Ballet in Cinema series will present a 1966 production of â€œSwan Lakeâ€? 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– The Environmental Film Festival in the Nationâ€™s Capital will feature DeSiree Fawnâ€™s 2011 film â€œThe Phantom Wolves of Sun Valleyâ€? and Bernard Guerriniâ€™s 2013 film â€œNaturopolis: New York, the Green Revolution.â€? 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– As part of the Environmental Film Festival in the Nationâ€™s Capital, the Phillips Collection will present Jean-Pierre Devillersâ€™ 2012 film â€œEdward Hopper and the Blank Canvas,â€? about the artistâ€™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– The Environmental Film Festival in the Nationâ€™s Capital will feature the 2013 film â€œRaising Shrimp,â€? 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– The National Gallery of Art will present Pacho Velez and Stephanie Sprayâ€™s 2013 film â€œManakamana,â€? 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– As part of the Environmental Film Festival in the Nationâ€™s Capital, American Universityâ€™s Center for Environmental Filmmaking will present the 2013 film â€œShooting in the Wild,â€? 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– As part of the Environmental Film Festival in the Nationâ€™s Capital, American See Events/Page 19
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