Events Calendar: Friday, Feb. 2



  • Violinist Shu-Ting Yao and pianist Wan-Chi Su will perform works from composers Richard Strauss and Eugene Ysaye for the Calvary Baptist Church Concert Series. Noon to 1 p.m. Free. Calvary Baptist Church, 755 8th St. NW. 202-347-8355. Performances are held every Friday.
  • The Friday Music at Midday series will resume with a performance from Craig Williams, organist at the Cadet Chapel in West Point, New York. 12:15 p.m. Free. National City Christian Church, 5 Thomas Circle NW. 202-232-0323. Performances are held every Friday.
  • Members of the National Symphony Orchestra will play chamber works at the Kennedy Center. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600.
  • The Yale University Whiffenpoofs, the oldest collegiate a cappella group in the country, will be playing two public concerts in the D.C. area. 7 p.m. Free. Saint Luke Lutheran Church, 9100 Colesville Rd. Silver Spring. The group will also perform in Bethesda on Feb. 3.
  • Folger Consort of the Folger Shakespeare Library will present “A Branch of the Freshest Green,” featuring the music of 12th century visionary female composer Hildegard Von Bingen. 8 p.m. $30 to $60. Washington National Cathedral, 3101 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-544-7077. The concert will repeat on Feb. 3.

Discussions and lectures

  • Mark Weathington, the director of the JC Raulston Arboretum at North Carolina State University, will lead a lecture on the same topic of his book “Gardening in the South” on how to be a successful gardener. Noon to 1 p.m. Free; registration required. U.S. Botanic Garden Conservatory, 100 Maryland Ave. SW. 202-225-8333.
  • Francophiles and bibliophiles can hear writer Carole Geniex discuss her first book, “La mille et deuxième nuit,” a historical crime novel about a Russian countess who turns up dead at a fashion designer’s party. 7 to 8:30 p.m. $10 for members; $15 general admission. Alliance Française, 2142 Wyoming Ave. NW. 202-234-7911.
  • Rose McGowan will speak at George Washington University’s Lisner Auditorium about her new memoir, “Brave,” which tells her experiences as a Hollywood star and rebelling against what she believes is systematic misogyny in the industry. 7 p.m. $12 admission, $35 for book purchase and admission. Lisner Auditorium, 730 21st St. NW. 202-994-6800.

Special events

  • Young professionals are invited to sip complimentary cocoa and color pages inspired by Luce Foundation Center artworks at “Color-In Creativity.” 5 to 7 p.m. Free; walk-ins welcome. Smithsonian American Art Museum, F and 8th St. NW. 202-633-5435.
  • The Korean Cultural Center will hold an opening for its new exhibition, “Crossover: East and West,” which features installations from four Korean artists inspired by the Asian immigration experience in America. 6 p.m. Free; registration required. Korean Cultural Center, 2370 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 202-939-5688. The exhibition will remain on view through Feb. 28.
  • The Lisner-Louise-Dickson-Hurt Home of Washington, D.C. will kick off their Washington Arts Club exhibition of their Resident Art Program displaying art of low to modest income seniors with a reception. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Free. Washington Arts Club, 2017 I St. NW. 202-966-6667.