- The Washington Times - Thursday, January 3, 2008

Marlowe Minifestival

The Shakespeare Theatre Company’s celebration of the genius and influence of Christopher Marlowe, 16th-century English poet, dramatist and reputed spy for the queen. Through January. Unless noted, all events at Sidney Harman Hall, 610 F St. NW. 202/547-1122.

• Theater: “Edward II” and “Tamburlaine” through Jan. 6.

• Library display: Items about Marlowe and the worlds of the plays. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. Through January. 901 G St. NW. 202/727-0321.

• Film: Derek Jarman’s 1991 “Edward II,” based on the Marlowe play. East Building Auditorium, National Gallery of Art, Fourth Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 2:30 p.m. Jan. 4, 4:30 p.m. Jan. 6. Free. No reservations required. Seating first-come, first-served.

• Opera: The Washington National Opera in selections from “Faustus” and Shakespeare Theatre Company actors reading from Marlowe’s text. Noon Jan. 9. Free. Box lunch $10 through 202/547-1122, option 3.

Norwegian Christmas at Union Station

Union Station, 50 Massachusetts Ave. NE. 202/333-6000, www.norway.org/xmas

• Model train. A giant handmade Norwegian model train winds through a model Norwegian landscape. East Hall. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. daily through Jan. 6. Free. No tickets.

• Photo exhibit: “Norwegian Landscapes” by Asle Svarverud. A tribute to the landscapes of northern Norway, particularly the Lofoten archipelago. Main Hall. Through Jan. 6. Free. No tickets.

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