Weekday Events: Book Signing, Panamanian Music, Pinball, and Artist Brian Jungen

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Monday, October 12: Book Signing

Robert F. Door will be available to autograph his book Hell Hawks!: The Untold Story of the American Fliers Who Savaged Hitler’s Wehrmacht. Free. Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, 12:00-5:00 PM.

Tuesday, October 13: Celebramos Panama: A Musical Extravaganza

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Grupo Folklorico de Panama, which will demonstrate Panamanian music, dance and culture. Tickets are required. Rates are: $6 for adults; $5 for children (ages 2-16); $4 for Resident Members. Call 202-633-8700 to purchase. Natural History Museum, 10:15 AM.

Wednesday, October 14: The Nectar of Enlightenment: Buddhist Ritual Song and Dance from Korea

Come enjoy the pageantry of ancient Korean Buddhism, courtesy of the Young San Preservation Group. Arrive early to partake of a gallery tour of Buddhist art and stay for the show, which is full of dancing, chants and elaborate costumes. Free, but tickets are required. For ticket reservation information, visit the Freer's website. Freer, 6:45 (gallery tour), 7:30 (concert)

Thursday, October 15: Punball: Only One Earth

So, you think you're a sensation when it comes to pinball—if not a total pinball wizard? Come check out the whimsical new show by artist William T. Wiley and enjoy a rare opportunity to play one of his artworks: Punball: Only One Earth, a pinball machine with a worldly message. Free. American Art Museum, 5:30-6:30 PM. This event repeats October 29, November 12, December 3 and December 17.

Friday, October 16: Meet the Artist: Brian Jungen

Brian Jungen has a penchant for turning trash into artistic treasures, in his hands baseball gloves and discarded Air Jordans become fanciful works of sculpture. Meet the artist at the American Indian Museum where the Jungen will discuss his work and influences. Free. American Indian Museum, 7:00-8:30 PM

About Jesse Rhodes

Jesse Rhodes is an editorial assistant for Smithsonian magazine. Before he became an editorial assistant, Jesse worked at the Library of Congress Publishing Office, where he was a contributor to the Library of Congress World War II Companion.

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