Events calendar: Friday, March 16


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.


  • Michael Angelucci will perform on the piano for the Arts Club of Washington’s Friday Noon Concert. Noon to 12:30 p.m. Free. Arts Club of Washington, 2017 I St. NW. 202-331-7282. This concert is part of a weekly series that repeats every Friday.
  • Clara Gerdes will play music by Bach, Percy Whitlock and David Conte as part of the National City Christian Church’s Friday Music at Midday concert series. 12:15 p.m. Free. National City Christian Church, 5 Thomas Circle NW. 202-232-0323. This concert is part of a weekly series that repeats every Friday.
  • Pioneering electronic artist and five-time Grammy Award nominee Suzanne Ciani will perform at the Kennedy Center. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600.
  • A band called Matador! Soul Sounds will perform jazz, funk and soul music in D.C. following the release of their new album Get Ready. 9 p.m. $20 to $30. Union Stage, 740 Water Street SW.

Discussions and lectures

  • The Jerusalem Fund will host Osamah Khalil to talk about his new book, “Dream Palace of the Americans: Think Tanks and the Peace Process,” which documents how U.S. foreign policy has shaped expertise concerning the Middle East. 12:30 to 2 p.m. Free. The Palestine Center, 2425 Virginia Ave. NW. 202-338-1958.
  • At the opening event for “The Vignelli Legacy” exhibition, graphic design professor R. Roger Remington will give a lecture on Massimo and Lella Vignelli, known for their projects like the New York and D.C. subway maps, the American Airlines logo and the interiors of St. Peter’s Church in Manhattan. 6 to 8 p.m. Free; registration required. Embassy of Italy, 3000 Whitehaven St. NW. 202-518-0998.


  •  As part of the D.C. Environmental Film Festival, the Japan Information and Culture Center will screen “Ama-san,” a documentary about a fishing village community that has been diving for pearls, urchins and abalone without modern gear for more than 2,000 years. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Free; registration required. Embassy of Japan, 1150 18th St. NW. 202-238-6900.
  • The D.C. Environmental Film Festival will present “Makala,” a documentary about a villager in the Congo who makes a dangerous living selling coal in order to provide for his family. 7 p.m. Free; registration required. Embassy of France, 4101 Reservoir Road NW. 202-944-6000.


  • Wu Man, one of the world’s foremost masters of the pipa, a Chinese lute, will perform with China’s Huayin Shadow Puppet Band for an evening of traditional music and shadow puppetry. 8 p.m. $25 to $45. Lisner Auditorium, George Washington University, 730 21st St. NW. 202-994-6800.

Special events

  • The Kennedy Center will host a dance party in the building’s atrium featuring DJs Grand Wizard Theodore and Grandmaster Caz, celebrating the 35th anniversary of the New Directors/New Film screening of “Wild Style,” which is often considered Hip Hop’s first motion picture. 9 p.m. Free. Kennedy Center Atrium, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600.