Events calendar: Friday, July 21


Children’s programs

  • Discovery Theater will present “Summer Magic,” featuring Dave Thoren (recommended for ages 5 through 12). 10:30 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. $3 to $8. Discovery Theater, S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Drive SW. 202-633-8700. The event will repeat Friday at 10:30 a.m. and noon.
  • “Smithsonian Sleepover at the Natural History Museum” will feature a chance for ages 8 through 12 to participate in an interactive exploration of the museum with quizzes, puzzles, games and craft projects. 7 p.m. to 9 a.m. $120 to $135. National Museum of Natural History, 10th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202-633-3030.


  • Christian Kloc will present a juggling workshop. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Donation of at least $5 suggested. Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, 545 7th St. SE. 202-547-6839.


  • Jazz in the Garden at the National Gallery of Art will feature The JoGo Project performing a fusion of jazz and go-go. 5 to 8:30 p.m. Free. Sculpture Garden, National Gallery of Art, 7th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202-289-3360.
  • Middle C Music will host a final concert by participants in the second 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 the Bachelor Boys Band. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Free. The Yards Park, 355 Water St. SE.
  • The U.S. Army Concert Band will present its annual alumni concert as part of the “Sunsets With a Soundtrack” series. 8 p.m. Free. West Steps, U.S. Capitol.
  • “Jazz on the Hill” will feature Jeff Weintraub. 8 to 11 p.m. No cover; $15 minimum. Mr. Henry’s Restaurant, 601 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. 202-546-8412.
  • “Brass in the Basement” will feature Crush Funk Brass. 8:30 p.m. Free. Black Squirrel, 2427 18th St. NW. 202-232-1011.
  • “Sounds of the Underground” will feature Los Angeles singer-songwriter Gabe Greenland. 9 p.m. $20 to $22. Dupont Underground, 1500 19th St. NW.


  • “Cooking Up History: Exploring Cajun and Creole Food Traditions” will feature Louisiana native and chef David Guas of Arlington’s Bayou Bakery discussing how Cajun and Creole culinary traditions emerged from a combination of French, French-Acadian and Spanish settlers, native peoples, migrants from the Caribbean and enslaved Africans. After the demonstration, Guas will sign copies of his Southern baking book “Dam Good Sweet: Desserts to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth, New Orleans Style.” 2 p.m. Free. Coulter Performance Plaza, National Museum of American History, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW.

Discussions and lectures

  • Michele Lee Silverman, research services librarian for the American Revolution Institute, will discuss several examples of forged George Washington manuscripts, with a particular focus on the life and work of Robert Spring, considered one of the most notorious autograph forgers in U.S. history. 12:30 p.m. Free. Anderson House, Society of the Cincinnati, 2118 Massachusetts Ave. NW.
  • Madeleine Blais will discuss her book “To the New Owners: A Martha’s Vineyard Memoir.” 7 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919.
  • Billy Bragg, an English singer-songwriter and political activist, will discuss his book “Roots, Radicals and Rockers,” about the skiffle phenomenon, a do-it-yourself music craze that swept Britain in the 1950s. 7 to 9 p.m. Free. Mumford Room, Madison Building, Library of Congress, 101 Independence Ave. SE. 202-707-1743.


  • The outdoor Golden Cinema series will feature “Big.” Sunset. Free. Farragut Square Park, Connecticut Avenue and K Street NW.


  • The Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage will host a “District of Comedy Festival” show with Brandon Wardell, Stavros Halkias and Jamel Johnson. 6 p.m. Free; tickets distributed in the Atrium lobby starting at 5 p.m. Atrium, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600.
  • ”The Daily Show Correspondents Stand-Up Tour” will feature Roy Wood Jr., Ronny Chieng and Gina Yashere. 8 p.m. $25 to $65. Concert Hall, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600.
  • The Bentzen Ball Podcast Studio will present “Mouth Time Live!,” featuring Reductress editors Quenn and Dikoda discussing the latest in fashion, pop culture, lifestyle, trends and pictures. 8:30 p.m. $20. Atrium, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600.
  • As part of the Capital Fringe Festival 2017, the D.C.-based fire troupe Peculiarity Productions will present “8 Bit Circus S*it,” featuring a reinterpretation of classic video games (for ages 13 and older). 8:30 p.m. $17 plus Fringe Button. Old City Farm and Guild, 925 Rhode Island Ave. NW. The performance will repeat Saturday; the Capital Fringe Festival will continue through July 30 at various venues.
  • Kyle Ayers will host “Boast Rattle,” featuring two comedians going head-to-head, delivering alternating blows of the nicest order. 10:30 p.m. Free. Atrium, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600.
  • The Capital Fringe Festival will feature a set by DJ Mistress Mambo as part of the Free Fringe DJ Series. 11 p.m. Free. Fringe Arts Bar, 1358 Florida Ave. NE.

Sporting event

  • The Washington Kastles will play the Philadelphia Freedoms in Mylan World TeamTennis competition featuring Nick Kyrgios, Martina Hingis and Frances Tiafoe. 7 p.m. $22 to $111. Smith Center, George Washington University, 22nd and G streets NW. 800-745-3000.


  • 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.
  • “Gardener’s Focus: The Cutting Garden’s Bounty” will feature a tour led by Drew Asbury, Hillwood’s horticulturist and volunteer manager. 1 p.m. $15 to $18. Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens, 4155 Linnean Ave. NW. 202-686-5807.
  • “Dupont Underground Historic Tour” will offer a chance to explore the city’s newest art space — a former trolley station with 75,000 square feet of underground platforms and tunnels. 6, 7 and 8 p.m. $15. Dupont Underground, 1500 19th St. NW.