Events calendar: Friday, July 14


Art event

  • The D.C. Chapter of Moms Demand Action will host an opening night event for “It Takes Us,” an exhibit of photographs by Joe Quint about the effects of gun violence. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Free; attendees are asked to bring a new or gently used book to donate to the Charnice Milton Bookstore. The Potter’s House, 1658 Columbia Road NW. 202-232-5483.


  • Capitol Hill Arts Workshop teaching artists Ellen Cornett and Sheppard Bear will present “Paint & Sip,” an evening of painting and wine. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. $30. Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, 545 7th St. SE. 202-547-6839.


  • Jazz in the Garden at the National Gallery of Art will feature the Onyx Club Boys performing Gypsy swing. 5 to 8:30 p.m. Free. Sculpture Garden, National Gallery of Art, 7th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202-289-3360.
  • The Luce Unplugged Community Showcase will feature Escape-ism, the solo project of Ian Svenonius, a D.C. rock musician known for his magnetic personality; and Irreversible Entanglements, a multi-city ensemble led by Luke Stewart that explores jazz, electronic and experimental tunes. The event will include snacks and drinks available for purchase. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Free. Luce Foundation Center, Smithsonian American Art Museum, 8th and G streets NW. 202-633-1000.
  • Students of Hyun-Woo Kim, Holly Hamilton and James Nickel studying at the National Symphony Orchestra’s Summer Music Institute will perform works by Dvorák, Ravel and Nielsen. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600.
  • Middle C Music will host a final concert by participants in the first week of its Rock Band Camp. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Free. Middle C Music, 4530 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-244-7326.
  • The Yards Park Friday Night Concert Series will feature Justin Trawick and The Common Good. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Free. The Yards Park, 355 Water St. SE.
  • An “OnStage Korea” showcase will feature the Korean musician gamin and her traditional musical group PAN Project. 7 p.m. Free; reservations required. Kogod Cradle, Arena Stage, 1101 6th St. SW.
  • Grace Episcopal Church will continue its 24th annual Bach Festival with guitarists Piotr Pakhomkin and Yuri Liberzon performing works by Johann Sebastian Bach. 7:30 p.m. $25; $10 for students. Grace Episcopal Church, 1041 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-333-7100.
  • The U.S. Army Concert Band will perform as part of the “Sunsets With a Soundtrack” series. 8 p.m. Free. West Steps, U.S. Capitol.
  • “Jazz on the Hill” will feature the Kevin Cordt Quartet. 8 to 11 p.m. No cover; $15 minimum. Mr. Henry’s Restaurant, 601 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. 202-546-8412.

Discussions and lectures

  • Brad Thor will discuss his book “Use of Force: A Thriller” in conversation with Larry O’Connor. 7 p.m. Free. East City Bookshop, 645 Pennsylvania Ave. SE.
  • Matthew Klam will discuss his novel “Who Is Rich?” — a study of passion and family as well as a sharply satirical look at today’s mass-consumer society — in conversation with CNN chief Washington correspondent Jake Tapper. 7 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919.


  • The eighth annual Living Earth Festival — celebrating the bounty and wisdom of the Earth — will feature cooking presentations highlighting cacao as the featured ingredient, artist demonstrators, and dance performances by the Southern Ute Bear Dancers from Ignacio, Colo. 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Free. National Museum of the American Indian, 4th Street and Independence Avenue SW. 202-633-1000.


  • “Cinéma de la révolution: America Films Eighteenth-Century France” will feature Sofia Coppola’s 2006 movie “Marie Antoinette,” a revisionist portrayal of France’s last queen that delights in jabbing at the court’s relentless rounds of pageantry. 2 p.m. Free. East Building Auditorium, National Gallery of Art, 4th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. 202-737-4215.
  • Director Wong Chun and screenwriter Florence Chan will attend a screening of Chun’s 2016 drama “Mad World,” about a former stockbroker who is released into the custody of his father after being institutionalized for bipolar disorder. 7 to 9 p.m. Free. Warner Bros. Theater, National Museum of American History, Constitution Avenue between 12th and 14th streets NW. 202-633-1000.
  • The outdoor Golden Cinema series will feature “Finding Dory.” Sunset. Free. Farragut Square Park, Connecticut Avenue and K Street NW.


  • Busboys and Poets will present “11th Hour Poetry Slam,” hosted by 2Deep the Poetess. 11 p.m. to 1 a.m. $5. Langston Room, Busboys and Poets 14th & V, 2021 14th St. NW. 202-387-7638.


  • The American University Museum will present a docent-led tour of one of its summer exhibitions. 11:30 a.m. Free. American University Museum, Katzen Arts Center, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 202-885-1300.
  • The Heurich House Museum will host a “Brewmaster Tour,” featuring a one-hour guided tour through the mansion and a half-hour craft beer tasting in the conservatory. 4 to 5:30 p.m. $25. Heurich House Museum, New Hampshire Avenue and 20th Street NW.