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Folger Shakespeare Library

201 East Capitol St. SE. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday. 202/544-4600.

• “Shakespeare in American Life.” Through Aug. 17.

Frederick Douglass Historic Site

1411 W St. SE. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily except holidays. 202/426-5961.

• Reservations are recommended to tour the home. Tours are at 9 a.m., 12:15, 3 p.m., 3:30 p.m., and 4 p.m. $1.50 reservation charge. 877/444-6777.

Freer Gallery of Art

Jefferson Drive and 12th Street SW. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. daily. Closed Christmas. Metro: Smithsonian. 202/357-2700.

• “The Peacock Room with Leyland’s Butler.” Performance by actor Jonathan Watkins. 5:30 p.m. today.

• “Parades: Freer Ceramics Installed by Gwyn Hanssen Pigott.” Through Nov. 4.

• “Tales of the Brush: Literary Masterpieces in Chinese Painting.” Through Jan. 13.

Gadsby’s Tavern Museum

134 North Royal St., Alexandria. 703/838-4242.

• The Jane Austen Ball. Festivities from a bygone era, including English country dancing in period costumes. 8 p.m. Aug. 11. $30 in advance, $40 door.

Hillwood Museum and Gardens

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