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Date published: 12/30/2012

Dates and times subject to change. Call before making travel plans.


American Art Museum, Eighth and F streets NW, Axelrod Quartet Concert, Jan. 13, 7:30 p.m., with pre-concert lecture at 6:30 p.m., $25-$31, 202/633-3030; Farm to Table Family Day, Jan. 12, 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Pianist Quynh Nguyen, Jan. 13, 3 p.m.; Nam June Paik: Global Visionary, features work by "father of video art, " through Aug. 11. 202/633-1000, americanart .si.edu.

Corcoran Gallery of Art, 510 17th St. NW, Taryn Simon: Living Man Declared Dead and Other Chapters. Through Feb. 24. 202/639-1700; corcoran.org.

Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, 1050 Independence Ave. SW, Roads of Arabia: Archaeology and History of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Exhibition includes more than 280 objects, from Arabia's prehistory to early 20th century. Accompanying programs include classical Arab music performances, ImaginAsia children's activities, contemporary cinema, scholarly lectures, exhibition tours. Through Feb. 24. RoadsofArabia.com; asia.si.edu.

Library of Congress, Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First St. SE, Words Like Sapphires: 100 Years of Hebraica at the Library of Congress, 1912-2012, Through March 16. 202/707-5000; loc.gov.

National Gallery of Art, Sixth Street and Constitution Avenue NW, "Roy Lichtenstein: A Retrospective," through Jan. 13; "Shock of the News" examines newspaper phenomenon from 1909 to 2009, through Jan. 27; "Imperial Augsburg: Renaissance Prints and Drawings, 1475-1540," through Dec. 31; Ellsworth Kelly: Colored Paper Images, through May 19. 202/737-4214; nga.gov.

National Geographic Museum, 1145 17th St. NW, "Birds of Paradise: Amazing Avian Evolution." Exhibit reveals all 39 species of these elusive birds for first time, highlighting groundbreaking research of photographer Tim Laman and Cornell Lab of Ornithology scientist Edwin Scholes. Through May. $4-$8. 202/857-7700; ngmuseum.org.

National Zoo, 3001 Connecticut Avenue NW. Zoo Lights. See the zoo in a whole new light. Admission is free. Parking $9 for members, $16 for non-members. Dec. 30 and Jan. 1, 5-9 p.m. 202/633-2614

President Lincoln's Cottage, Upshur Street at Rock Creek Church Road NW, Emancipation Proclamation Exhibit. Rare signed copy of Emancipation Proclamation on display through February. 202/829-0436.

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