Events calendar: Friday, April 6


Children’s programs

  • At “Creature Feature,” children ages four to 10 will learn about Rock Creek Park wildlife and get a chance to meet and feed the animals housed in the nature center. 4 to 4:30 p.m. Free. Rock Creek Park Nature Center, 5200 Glover Road NW. 202-895-6000. This event will repeat every Friday until April 27.

Classes and workshops

  • Classical painter Teresa Oaxaca will teach a figure drawing class for all levels using traditional drawing media. 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. $15 per class for arts club members; $20 for non-members. Arts Club of Washington, 2017 I St. NW. Contact Teresa Oaxaca at [email protected]. This is a weekly session.


  • Calvary Baptist Church’s concert series will feature a trio performing Schumann’s “Fairy Tales” and a Webern string quartet performance. Noon to 1 p.m. Free. Calvary Baptist Church, 755 Eighth St. NW. 202-347-8355. This is a weekly series that repeats every Friday.
  • Organist Nathan Carterette of Iowa City will perform Bach’s Goldberg Variations for the Friday Music at Midday Concert Series. 12:15 p.m. Free. National City Christian Church, 5 Thomas Circle NW. 202-232-0323. This concert is part of a series that repeats every Friday.
  • David Ross on the flute, Tatiana Chulochnikova on the violin, John Moran and Dongsok Shin on the harpsichord will perform Bach’s “The Musical Offering” at 10th & G. 7 p.m. $35 adults; $10 children. First United Congregational United Church of Christ, 945 G St. NW. 202-628-4317.
  • In “The Music of Belgium,” the American University Workshop contemporary music ensemble will explore the musical history of the native country of musicians like Adolphe Sax, Django Reinhardt and Cesar Franck. 7:30 p.m. $5 to $10. Katzen Arts Center, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 202-885-3634.

Discussions and lectures

  • Join Christine Laloue, a curator from the Musée de la musique in Paris, for “The Art of the Harpischord: Music and Painting” talk about instruments that also served as canvasses for traditional easel paintings. 3:30 p.m. Free. National Gallery of Art, 6th and Constitution avenues NW. 202-737-4215.


  • The U.S. Botanic Garden will present an after-hours dance performance by Sarah Beth Oppenheim and the dance company Heart Stuck Bernie to complement the garden’s orchid exhibition. Performance begins at 7 p.m. $10 to $15. U.S. Botanic Garden Conservatory Garden Court, 100 Maryland Ave. SW. 202-225-8333. The show will continue on April 7 and 8.
  • Rorschach Theatre will present Frances Ya-Chu’s “410[Gone],” a play about a Chinese-American boy using arcade games to take control from the Land of the Dead from the Chinese Goddess of Mercy and the Monkey King. 8 p.m. $20 to $30. Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St. NE. Visit for information and tickets. The show will continue until April 15.