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Ice Skating Returns to Sculpture Garden

Just in time for the holiday season, outdoor ice skating at the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden — an annual winter treat — has re-opened through March 14, 2004.

While reveling in the winter wonderland, skaters can enjoy hot chocolate and other treats at the adjacent Pavilion Café.

The rink is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Admission is $6 for adults and $5 for children under 12, students (with ID) and seniors (50 and over). Skate rental is $2.50. Special group rates and reservations are also available. For more information call (202) 289-3360. The Sculpture Garden is located at Seventh Street and Constitution Avenue Northwest, across from the National Archives.

American Indian Film to be Shown

In correlation with American Indian Heritage Month, the Hirshhorn Museum will host a screening of “Dancing on the Moon,” the Horizon Award Winner at the annual American Indian Film Festival.

Rodrick Pocowatchit, the film’s director and screenwriter, was recognized for his talent as an up-and-coming actor and filmmaker at the festival in San Francisco on Nov. 13.

In “Dancing on the Moon,” three friends who are on their way to a powwow struggle with death, prejudices and their own identities. When the friends unwillingly meet up with a wayward party girl, their journey becomes even more tumultuous.

The film is Pocowatchit’s feature directorial debut and his first attempt at writing a screenplay.

The American Indian Film Festival provides the opportunity to see films by and about American Indians.

“Dancing on the Moon” will be shown at 7 p.m. tonight at the Ring Auditorium. Tickets are $10 for members of the Smithsonian and $13 for nonmembers.

— Bree Hocking and Inga Beyer

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