Events calendar: Friday, Feb. 9



  • Calvary Baptist Church’s concert series will feature performances of Robert Schumann’s “Fairy Tales” and Felix Mendelssohn’s Trio No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 49. Noon to 1 p.m. Free. Calvary Baptist Church, 755 8th St. NW. 202-347-8355. This performance is part of a series that repeats every Friday.
  • Conductor and organist Alexander Frey will play the suite from “Kings Row,” César Franck’s “Trois Chorals” and Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 3 for “Friday Music at Midday.” 12:15 p.m. Free. National City Christian Church, 5 Thomas Circle NW. 202-232-0323. This performance is part of a weekly series.
  • Musicians Huda Asfour and Kamyar Arsani will explore the sounds of the Mashriq region using traditional Middle Eastern instruments like the oud and daf. 1:15 p.m. Free. McNeir Auditorium, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW.
  • Musicians from the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra will play a selection by Brahms. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600.
  • The Berlin Philharmonic Piano Quartet, a highly praised collaboration between three award-winning permanent members of the Berliner Philharmoniker – Konzertmeister Andreas Buschatz, violist Matthew Hunter, and cellist Knut Weber – along with renowned concert pianist Markus Groh, will perform as part of the Dumbarton Concert series. 8 p.m. $39 to $42. Dumbarton United Methodist Church, 3133 Dumbarton St. NW. 202-965-2000.

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 This is a weekly session.
  • The St. Regis Washington, D.C. will hold a “Master Cocktail Class” allowing participants to build craft cocktails and enjoy small bites and a parting gift. 4 to 6 p.m. $85. St. Regis Washington, D.C., 923 16th St. NW. 202-638-2626. The class will also take place on Feb. 16.

Discussions and lectures

  • Georgetown’s Center for Social Justice will host a book talk and breakfast with Catherine Cadden and Jesse Wiens, authors of “The Ongo Book: Everyday Nonviolence” – a guide for readers to incorporate nonviolence into their daily lives. 10 to 11 a.m. Free. Poulton Hall, Georgetown University, 1421 37th St. NW Contact Andria Wisler at
  • Folger Theater will hold a “Class and Culture in the Early Modern Dining Room” discussion that will explore the history of dining, drinking and setting the table as signifiers of class and culture. 6 p.m. Free; reservations requested. Folger Theatre, 201 E. Capitol St. SE. 202-554-7077.


  • Washington National Cathedral will screen Disney’s “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” at 6 p.m. and “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” at 8:30 p.m. as part of an indoor picnic and movie event. Free; donations encouraged. Washington National Cathedral, 3101 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-537-6200.
  • The French Embassy will show “Men of Bronze,” a documentary about the Harlem Hellfighters, an infantry regiment of black American soldiers who served with the French army in World War I. 7 p.m. Free; reservations required. La Maison Française, Embassy of France, 4101 Reservoir Road NW. 202-944-6192.


  • Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company will present “Familiar,” a show by Tony-nominated playwright Danai Gurira about a Zimbabwean immigrant family in Minnesota struggling between keeping their cultural traditions and starting new ones at the wedding of the oldest daughter. 8 p.m. Tickets start at $49. 641 D Street NW. 202-393-3939. The show will run until March 4.
  • TBD Immersive will kick off “Cabaret Rising: One Nation Underground,” about a resistance that must find a way to rise up against a populist Republic. In this immersive theatrical experience, audience members are invited to participate. 7 to 10 p.m. $55 to $75. Dupont Underground, 1500 19th St. NW. This production will repeat several times through March.
  • The Georgetown Improv Association, along with visiting collegiate and professional troupes, will present “Improvfest,” two nights of improvised comedy inspired by audience suggestions. 9 p.m. $8 general; $5 for faculty, staff, students and seniors. Leavey Center, Georgetown University, 3800 Reservoir Road NW. There will be a second performance on Feb. 10.