The Free Sheet

A Roundup Of Regional Freebies

January 24, 2008|By JENNIFER CHOI

FROG FUN

Waxy monkey frogs, fire-bellied toads and their exotic cousins leap into the National Geographic Museum tomorrow. The venue will host Frogs -- A Chorus of Colors through May 11. The exhibit lets audiences view various frog species -- including poison dart frogs, African bullfrogs, Chinese gliding frogs and horned frogs -- in environments that replicate their natural habitats, learn about their anatomy and history and their environmental roles. Interactive activities let visitors view footage of the amphibians and hear frog calls. The exhibit will also include a skeleton of the world's largest frog, the African Goliath frog.

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The exhibit is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. The museum is at 1145 17th St. N.W., Washington. Call 202-857-7588 or go to ngmuseum.org.

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RODIN ROUNDUP

Don't just look at Auguste Rodin's works. Get a guided, curated tour Saturday and Wednesday at the Rouse Co. Foundation Gallery at Howard Community College. Tour groups will view the Rodin: In His Own Words exhibit, which features more than 30 bronze sculptures, quotes from the sculptor and an informative display, "Ten Step Lost-Wax Process of Auguste Rodin's Sorrow."

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Tours run 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m. The gallery is at 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia. Visitors are asked to arrive early. Call 410-772-4856 or go to www.howardcc.edu.

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CELEBRATE UNITY

Maryland Institute College of Art will celebrate the end of its first Unity Week -- a program that aims to remember the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s contributions through various activities and events -- tomorrow in Brown Center's Leidy Atrium. The school will publicly unveil the Unity Collaboration Mural, through which MICA students, faculty and staff express their feelings about unity, social justice and civil rights, using images, words and various mediums. A candlelight vigil and the reading of excerpts from King's speeches by MICA students accompanies the unveiling. A reception follows.

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The event begins at 4:45 p.m. The Leidy Atrium is at 1301 Mount Royal Ave. Call 410-225-2300 or go to www.mica.edu.

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FOR FLUTE FANS

WHAT / / Flute concert

WHEN / / 3 p.m. Saturday

WHERE / / An die Musik, 409 N. Charles St.

WHY / / Because the Flute Society of Washington and its guests will perform flute solos, flute and piano duets and chamber ensemble music. A wine reception follows the concert.

CONTACT / / 410-385-263

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CREATIVE ALLIANCE TALENT SHOW

Tonight, watch staff and resident artists of the Creative Alliance strut their stuff at the CA Staff / Res Talent Show. CAmm director Kristen Anchor drums for her rock band, the Degenerettes, and front-desk staffer Annie Ewaskio performs with Noble Lake's James Sarsgard. Resident artists Megan Hildebrandt, Magnolia Laurie and Christine Sajecki perform a Hula-Hoop show, and resident artist Shodekeh beatboxes. The program also includes staff member Terry Barnes, trustee Nancy Linden and resident writer Christine Stewart presenting poetry and monologues, artistic director Jed Dodds on musical saw and more.

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The show starts at 7 p.m. and is at the Creative Alliance at the Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave. Suggested donation is $5. Call 410-276-1651 or go to creativealliance.org

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FAITH AND MUSIC

WHAT / / Multi-faith concert

WHEN / / 4:30 p.m.-6 p.m. Sunday

WHERE / / Oakland Mills Interfaith Center, 5885 Robert Oliver Place, Columbia

WHY / / Because "Celebrate Community: Songs of Love and Praise" will feature performances by Columbia Baptist Fellowship, Columbia Jewish Congregation, Columbia United Christian Church, Iglesia Cristiana de Columbia, St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church and others. Light refreshments will be served.

CONTACT / / 410-730-2026

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