WHAT / / Opening lecture for Fifty-Three Stations of the Yokaido Road: A Haunted Journey Down a Classic Ukiyo-e, featuring GeGeGe no Kitaro. There will be a taped interview with manga creator Shigeru Mizuki and live talks with his associates
WHEN / / The opening lecture is 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, and the exhibit runs through May 5
WHERE / / Japan Information and Culture Center, 1155 21st St. N.W., Washington
WHY / / Because Mizuki is one of the creators of manga, or Japanese comic books, and he has re-created the classic Fifty Three Stations of the Yokaido Road Ukiyo-e series
CONTACT / / Reservations required. Call 202-238-6949 or e-mail email@example.com
Chamber musician, solo artist and educator Lura Johnson will perform several piano pieces for "Kaleidoscopes of Song," part of the "Sundays at Central" concert series at Central Presbyterian Church. She has performed at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Strathmore Hall and the National Gallery. Johnson, who teaches at the Peabody Institute and Loyola College, will perform works by Rachmaninoff, Debussy, Ravel and Schubert.
The performance runs 4 p.m.-5:30 p.m. The church is at 7308 York Road, Towson. Call 410-823-6145 or go to centralpc.org.
The Pysanky Egg Decorating Workshop returns to Creative Alliance at the Patterson. Led by Maryland Institute College of Art graduate and pysanky artist Halyna Mudryj, the workshop teaches this traditional art brought to Highlandtown by Eastern European immigrants in celebration of Easter and the coming of spring. Each person will be given his or her own drawing tool, which uses melted wax to design the dye-dipped eggs. Mudryj's eggs and supplies will be on sale.
The workshop is 2 p.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at Creative Alliance at the Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave. Call 410-276-1651 to register; space is limited. Go to creativealliance.org for more information.
WHAT / / "Dr. King Forty Years Later: Reflections on His Legacy" will feature U.S. Reps. Elijah E. Cummings, a Maryland Democrat, and John R. Lewis, a Georgia Democrat
WHEN / / 7 p.m.-9 p.m. today
WHERE / / Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture, 830 E. Pratt St.
WHY / / Because both speakers will share their memories of the death of King and their views on his life and legacy
CONTACT / / RSVP at 443-263-1801 or go to africanamericanculture.org
ART 'IN A NEW LIGHT'
Presented by Carroll Museums Inc. in collaboration with Current Gallery, Stuttering: In a New Light comes to the Carroll Mansion. Placed within the permanent collection and architecture of the museum, the exhibit combines new artwork with insight into the mansion's history. The opening-day reception will feature performances by Hank Shedd, Miizzzard, Laure Drogoul, PERGA, Todd Rennie and Mary Anderson, and more.
The opening of "Stuttering: In a New Light" is 7 p.m.-10 p.m. tomorrow at the Carroll Mansion, 800 E. Lombard St. The exhibit runs tomorrow through April 27 at the same location. Free tomorrow; admission fee thereafter. Gallery hours are noon-4 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday. Call 410-605-2964 or go to carrollmuseums.org.
THE FILMS OF SZABO
Learn about the career of Hungarian filmmaker Istvan Szabo in recognition of his 70th birthday and view two of his films. Since the 1960s, his films have explored the influence of historical events on individuals' lives. Szabo will be in attendance to present the showings of Colonel Redl, a film about a Hapsburg army spy during the demise of the Austro-Hungarian empire, and Hanussen, a film about a World War I Austrian soldier who uses his newly realized clairvoyance for fame.
"Colonel Redl" will be shown at 4:30 p.m. Saturday in the East Building Concourse Large Auditorium of the National Gallery of Art, Fourth Street and Constitution Avenue Northwest, Washington. "Hanussen" will be shown at 4:30 p.m. Sunday at the same location. Call 202-737-4215 or go to nga.gov.