Events calendar: Friday, June 1



  • Kellie Cox — professional botanical artist, horticulturist and director of buildings, gardens and grounds at Tudor Place — will present “Witness Trees of Tudor Place: Form & Composition With Ink + Pencil” as part of a series of outdoor art classes. 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. $45 to $50; reservations required. Tudor Place Historic House and Garden, 1644 31st St. NW.


  • The Friday Noon Concert series will continue. Noon. Free. Arts Club of Washington, 2017 I St. NW. 202-331-7282.
  • Christopher Betts of Houston will present an organ recital. 12:15 p.m. Free. National City Christian Church, 5 Thomas Circle NW. 202-797-0103.
  • The Chromatics — whose mission is to spread science through a cappella and a cappella through science — will present “AstroCappella,” a rocking marriage of astronomy and music. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600.
  • A recital will feature guitar and banjo students of Esther Haynes. 6 to 7 p.m. Free. Middle C Music, 4530 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-244-7326.
  • A salute to National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master Charlie Haden will feature Quartet West and the Liberation Music Orchestra conducted by Jazz Master Carla Bley with special guest Joe Lovano. 7:30 p.m. $30. Terrace Theater, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600.
  • The U.S. Army Concert Band will kick off the “Sunsets With a Soundtrack” concert series with a performance of works by Donizetti, Holst, Sousa and other composers. 8 p.m. Free. West Steps, U.S. Capitol.
  • NSO Pops will present “Space, the Next Frontier,” a celebration of NASA’s 60th anniversary, featuring special guests including, Michael Giacchino, Grace Potter, Coheed & Cambria, John Cho and Nick Sagan. 8 p.m. $24 to $129. Concert Hall, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600. The performance will repeat Saturday at 8 p.m.
  • Saxophonist, flutist and clarinet player Brian Falkowski will perform alongside video projections. 8 p.m. $12.50 to $15. Dupont Underground, 1500 19th St. NW.

Discussions and lectures

  • Steven Brill will discuss his book “Tailspin: The People and Forces Behind America’s Fifty-Year Fall — And Those Fighting to Reverse It.” 7 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919.
  • R.F. Kuang will discuss her book “The Poppy War.” 7 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose at The Wharf, 70 District Square SW.


  • The outdoor Golden Cinema series will feature the Oscar-nominated film “The Post.” 7:30 p.m. Free. Farragut Square Park, Connecticut Avenue and K Street NW.


  • The DanceAfrica, DC Festival will present a performance with Urban Virtuosos, Usuthu Arts Production (from South Africa) and Farafina Kan. 8 p.m. $15 to $30. Dance Place, 3225 8th St. NE. 202-269-1600.

Special events

  • The West End Library will host its twice-weekly program “Between the Lines: Coloring Club for Adults.” 2 p.m. Free. West End Library, 2301 L St. NW. 202-724-8707.
  • With help from three frequent Folger Theatre actors, author Barry Edelstein will present a program based on his book “Thinking Shakespeare: A How-To Guide for Student Actors, Directors, and Anyone Else Who Wants to Feel More Comfortable With the Bard.” 5:30 p.m. Free. Folger Theatre, 201 East Capitol St. SE. 202-544-7077.