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Preschool ac­tiv­ity: “Fan­ci­ful

He­roes” Par­ents and preschool­ers ex­plore art projects and imag­i­na­tive play. Classes are lim­ited to 10 chil­dren, ages 2 to 5, with one adult per child. To­day and Sept 21 and 28, 10:30-11:15 a.m. Hill­wood Es­tate Mu­seum and Gar­dens, 4155 Lin­nean Ave. NW. 202-686-5807, hill­wood­mu­seum. org. Three-class se­ries: $30 per child (age 2-5) with adult; $25 mem­ber child (ages 2-5) with adult; $18 per ad­di­tional adult. In­di­vid­ual class $12 per child with adult.

Snug­glers A 45-minute guided tour of the U.S. Botan­i­cal Gar­den Con­ser­va­tory, de­signed for par­ents and care providers who have an in­fant in a snugly. Strollers and older chil­dren are not per­mit­ted on the path­way. 10:30-11:30 a.m. U.S. Botan­i­cal Gar­den, 100 Mary­land Ave. SW. 202-225-8333, Free with reg­is­tra­tion.

Lec­ture: “Ex­plor­ing the Cos­tume Col­lec­tions of GW The­ater and

Dance” As part of the weekly Tex­tiles at Twelve se­ries, Sigrid Jo­han­nes­dot­tir, as­sis­tant pro­fes­sor of cos­tume de­sign and technology, dis­cusses vin­tage cloth­ing, re­pro­duc­tions and haute couture cos­tumes from the the­ater and dance depart­ment. Noon. The Tex­tile Mu­seum, Ge­orge Wash­ing­ton Univer­sity Mu­seum, 701 21st St. NW.­ cos­tumes. Free.

Hous­ing provider stake­holder

meet­ing A dis­cus­sion and work­shop for Dis­trict real es­tate agents, prop­erty man­agers and small land­lords. Top­ics in­clude con­ver­sion and sale, rent con­trol, zon­ing and hous­ing re­sources. Noon to 2 p.m. Hous­ing Re­source Cen­ter Con­fer­ence Room, D.C. Depart­ment of Hous­ing and Com­mu­nity De­vel­op­ment, 1800 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. SE. dhcde­ 202-4427251. Free; reg­is­ter by email.


Hir­sh­horn gallery talk: “The

Utopian Projects” Cu­ra­to­rial as­sis­tant Sandy Guttman dis­cusses the whimsy of Ilya and Emilia Kabakov's utopian in­stal­la­tions. Meet at the in­for­ma­tion desk. 12:30 p.m. Ring Au­di­to­rium, Hir­sh­horn Mu­seum and Sculp­ture Gar­den, Sev­enth Street and In­de­pen­dence Av­enue SW. 202-633-1000, hir­sh­ Free. Jazz in D.C. Pi­anist Greg La­mont

and his quin­tet per­form as part of the weekly jazz se­ries. 6-9 p.m. Din­ner from 5:30-8 p.m. West­min­ster Church, 400 I St. SW. 202-484-7700. west­min­s­ $5

“El Acordeon” Poet and ac­tor Quique Aviles and de­signer Fidel Sal­vador Me­drano present an in­stal­la­tion of 10 short po­ems writ­ten, folded and bound by Aviles. The po­ems touch on iden­tity, mi­gra­tion and the idea of be­long­ing. Open­ing re­cep­tion 59 p.m. Wed­nes­days-Sun­days 27 p.m. Through Jan. 21, 2018. D.C. Arts Cen­ter, 2438 18th St. NW. 202-462-7833. dcarts­cen­ Free.


Na­tional Park Ser­vice ranger walk: “Ob­scure Memo­ri­als of

the Mall” Abour a two-mile walk to lesser-known memo­ri­als on the Mall that cel­e­brate John Paul Jones, John Eric­s­son, the Found­ing Fa­thers and oth­ers. 10 a.m.-noon and 2-4 p.m. Re­peats Sept. 23. World War II Memo­rial (con­tact sta­tion), 1964 In­de­pen­dence Ave SW. 202-359-7080. plany­ourvisit. Free.

Live taran­tula feed­ings Vol­un­teers con­duct taran­tula feed­ing demon­stra­tions, work with live in­sects that visi­tors can touch and hold, and an­swer ques­tions about the In­sect Zoo. 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 and 1:30 p.m. Satur­days and Sun­days; 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Tues­days through Fri­days. O. Orkin In­sect Zoo, sec­ond floor west, Smith­so­nian Mu­seum of Nat­u­ral His­tory, 10th St. and Con­sti­tu­tion Ave. NW. 202-633-1000. nat­u­ral­his­ Free.

“Spin­ning Yarns” A hands-on fam­ily event teaches how clothes were made in Colo­nial days. Chil­dren can brush and spin wool to make yarn and then weave it into cloth. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. DAR Mu­seum, 1776 D St. NW. 202-6281776. Free.

Film: “The Bal­cony” A 1963 adap­ta­tion of Jean Genet’s play, star­ring Shel­ley Win­ters, Peter Falk, Leonard Ni­moy and Lee Grant. 2:30 p.m. Na­tional Gallery of Art East Build­ing, 7th St. and Con­sti­tu­tion Ave. NW. 202-7374215. Free.

Cook­ing demon­stra­tion: “The New South­ern-Latino Ta­ble” Chef and au­thor San­dra Gu­tiér­rez dis­cusses mi­gra­tion, ac­tivism and the culi­nary move­ments in the Nuevo South and signs copies of her book, “The New South­ernLatino Ta­ble.” 2-4 p.m. Demon­stra­tion kitchen, Na­tional Mu­seum of Amer­i­can His­tory. 14th Street and Con­sti­tu­tion Av­enue NW. 202-633-1000. amer­i­can­his­ Free.

Ranger talk: “Mar­ket Gar­den” Af­ter lib­er­at­ing Paris and driv­ing the Ger­mans back to their bor­der, the Al­lies launched an op­er­a­tion to end the war quickly. Why did Op­er­a­tion Mar­ket Gar­den fail? How did it af­fect the over­all plans of the Al­lies? 2-3 p.m. and 4-5 p.m. World War II Memo­rial (con­tact sta­tion), 1964 In­de­pen­dence Ave. SW. 202438-7066.­ourvisit. Free.

Art book talk: “The Big Pic­ture: Con­tem­po­rary Art in 10 Works

by 10 Artists” Matthew Is­rael dis­cusses his book on works that have changed con­tem­po­rary art. 2 p.m. Ring Au­di­to­rium, Hir­sh­horn Mu­seum and Sculp­ture Gar­den, Sev­enth Street and In­de­pen­dence Av­enue SW. 202-633-1000, hir­sh­ Free.

Film: “Daw­son City: Frozen

Time” Artist Bill Mor­ri­son in­tro­duces a cin­e­matic ta­pes­try cre­ated from silent ni­trate film footage dis­cov­ered be­neath the Yukon per­mafrost. The footage in­cludes long-miss­ing Hol­ly­wood nar­ra­tives and scenes of the 1919 World Se­ries. 4 p.m. Na­tional Gallery of Art East Build­ing, 7th St. and Con­sti­tu­tion Ave. NW. 202737-4215. Free.

Clas­si­cal pi­ano recital: “Scenes

and Fan­tasies” Eli Hack­mey in­ter­prets a pro­gram of Beethoven, De­bussy, Schu­mann and Al­b­erniz. 4-6 p.m. St. Mark’s Church, 301 A St. SE. chia­­cert/ scenes-and-fan­tasies. $15; $10 stu­dents with I.D.


Pal­isades farm­ers mar­ket Lo­cally grown pro­duce year-round, with live mu­sic. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 48th Place and MacArthur Boule­vard NW. pal­isades­farm­ers­mar­

Fresh­farm Capi­tol River­front

farm­ers mar­ket Lo­cally sourced fruits and veg­eta­bles, meat, cheese, bread, beer and cof­fee ev­ery Sun­day through the fall. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Canal Park, south­ern block, 200 M Street SE. 202-362-8889, capi­tol­river­front. org.

In­ter­school Stu­dent De­sign

Com­pe­ti­tion Teams of stu­dents from the Wash­ing­ton area’s six col­le­giate ar­chi­tec­ture pro­grams — Catholic Univer­sity, Howard Univer­sity, UDC, Vir­ginia Tech Wash­ing­ton-Alexan­dria Ar­chi­tec­ture Cen­ter, Morgan State Univer­sity, and U-Md. — must solve a chal­lenge in­volv­ing real world ar­chi­tec­ture, plan­ning and land­scape is­sues. Past teams have de­signed tor­nado dis­as­ter shel­ters and pub­lic pav­il­ions, and have re­designed parks and plazas. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun­day. Awards cer­e­mony, 5 p.m. Tues­day. Na­tional Build­ing Mu­seum, 401 F St. NW. 202-272-2448. Free.

In­tro­duc­tion to Nat­u­ral Dyes A work­shop with tex­tile artist An- Phuong Ly on cre­at­ing a nat­u­ral dye bath with for­aged plants and flow­ers as well as dye ex­tracts. 25 p.m. Na­tional Gar­den Am­phithe­ater, U.S. Botan­i­cal Gar­den, 100 Mary­land Ave. SW. 202-225-8333. Free with reg­is­tra­tion.

Art lec­ture: “The Art of Work­ing with Visi­tors with Mem­ory Loss” The Na­tional Gallery of Art’s Lorena Brad­ford shares in­sights from the pi­lot phase of an ed­u­ca­tion pro­gram for peo­ple with mem­ory loss. The pro­gram at­tempts to help peo­ple with mem­ory loss con­nect with their loved ones and the gallery’s col­lec­tion. 12:10 p.m. and 1:10 p.m., Na­tional Gallery of Art, 6th St. and Con­sti­tu­tion Ave. NW. 202-737-4215. Free.


Cit­i­zen­ship prep An all-day event high­light­ing the re­sources for D.C. res­i­dents pre­par­ing to be­come U.S. cit­i­zens. Most Mon­days ex­cept hol­i­days, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. South­east Li­brary, 403 Sev­enth St. SE. south­east­li­, 202698-3377. Free.

Baby and tod­dler story time Fea­tur­ing 20- to 30-minute story times with books, songs, rhymes and fin­ger plays, for in­fants to 2year-olds. Par­ents are en­cour­aged to ac­tively par­tic­i­pate. Mon­days and Wed­nes­days, 10 a.m. ex­cept hol­i­days. Through Dec. 30. Rosedale Li­brary, 1701 Gales St. NE. rosedaleli­ 202727-5012. Free.

Baby lap time Books, songs, rhymes, tick­les and bounces, for chil­dren from birth to walk­ing. This 20- to 30-minute story time is de­signed so the ba­bies will be in care­givers’ laps and grown-ups are ac­tively in­volved. Mon­days 10:30 a.m. Shep­herd Park (Juanita E. Thorn­ton) Li­brary, 7420 Ge­or­gia Ave. NW. 202-541-6100. shep­herd­park­li­ Free.


Tu­dor Tots: “Five Senses” Songs, sto­ries, crafts and other learn­ing ac­tiv­i­ties for tod­dlers in the his­toric Tu­dor Place gar­den. Each week has a dif­fer­ent theme. Tues­days 10-10:45 a.m. Tu­dor Place, 1644 31st St. NW. 202-965-0400. tu­dor­­grams/64/ tu­dor-tots. $5 with on­line reg­is­tra­tion.

Gar­den tour: “Re­dis­cover

Bartholdi Park!” USBG hor­ti­cul­tur­ist Ray Mims shares the park’s his­tory, new gar­dens and sus­tain­able land­scapes. Take sun­screen, pro­tec­tive cloth­ing and wa­ter. Meet at the Barholdi Park wa­ter foun­tain; can­celed dur­ing ex­treme weather. 10:30-11:30 a.m.

U.S. Botan­i­cal Gar­den, 100 Mary­land Ave. SW. 202-225-8333.­grams. Free with on­line reg­is­tra­tion.

Clas­si­cal mu­sic con­cert The Carya En­sem­ble with pi­anists Sonya Sut­ton and Sophia Vastek per­forms two works by Claude De­bussy. Tues­days, 12:10-1 p.m. Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW. 202-347-2635, Ext. 20. $10 Na­tional Park Ser­vice ranger talk: The Amer­i­can Vet­er­ans Dis­abled for Life Memo­rial Ex­plore the memo­rial (ded­i­cated Oct. 5, 2014) and learn about its sym­bols. 4-5 p.m. Amer­i­can Vet­er­ans Dis­abled for Life Memo­rial, 150 Wash­ing­ton Ave. SW. 202-426-6841. plany­ourvisit. Free.


Preschool story time For chil­dren ages 3-5 and ac­com­pa­ny­ing adults. The theme for Septem­ber is Fred­er­ick Dou­glass’s “Es­cape From Slav­ery.” 10-11 a.m. Boe­ing Learn­ing Cen­ter, Na­tional Archives, 700 Penn­syl­va­nia Ave. NW. 866272-6272. Free.

Gar­den tour: “Phe­nom­e­nal

Plants” Learn about the species of medic­i­nal plants on dis­play at the U.S. Botan­i­cal Gar­den Con­ser­va­tory. The tour meets in the Medic­i­nal Plants house. 10:4511:30 a.m. U.S. Botan­i­cal Gar­den, 100 Mary­land Ave. SW. 202-2258333.­grams. Free with on­line reg­is­tra­tion.

Ex­hi­bi­tion: “Melody of Hope” Luk­man Ah­mad's paint­ings of­fer a glimpse into his Kur­dish cul­ture and the Syr­ian con­flict. Re­cep­tion with live Kur­dish folk mu­sic 68 p.m. Through Oct. 4. Syra Arts, Canal Square, 1054 31st St. NW. Free.

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