Let’s play multiple choice: In the 18th century, the Maryland-Virginia technology corridor was overrun with knicker-clad founding-father types who were all motivated multitaskers. Who was a mathematician, scientist, astronomer, engineer, and farmer? Jefferson. Who wrote an almanac? Franklin. Who was appointed by George Washington to survey and design the nation’s capital? L’Enfant. Now, who did all of these things, and still found time to engineer the first American-made striking clock, predict the 1789 solar eclipse, and ardently fight for abolition? None of the above: The answer is Benjamin Banneker. Oh yeah, and he was black. “An Evening With Mr. Ossie Davis: His Thoughts on Mr. Benjamin Banneker” is the Washington Interdependence Council’s first in a series of “edu-tainment” events supporting the Benjamin Banneker Memorial Initiative. In addition to Davis, who portrayed Banneker in the film The Man Who Loved the Stars, speakers include folklorist Dr. Rex Ellis and syndicated radio host Bev Smith. At 6:30 p.m. at the Carnegie Institution, 16th & P Sts. NW. $25. For reservations call (202) 387-3380. (Amanda Fazzone)