Events calendar: Friday, March 9


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.


  • North Carolina-based organist Joby Bell will perform selections by Johannes Bach, Jean Sibelius, Charles-Marie Widor and Leo Sowerby for Friday Music at Midday. 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.
  • American avant-garde jazz pianist and composer Myra Melford will improvise using the work from the “Ten Americans: After Paul Klee” exhibit at the Phillips Collection. 5:30 p.m. Free, reservations required through the Kennedy Center. Kennedy Center, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600.
  • Famed percussion quartet So Percussion will perform works by John Cage, Caroline Shaw and Vietnamese-American composer Viet Cuong. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600.
  • The Austrian Cultural Forum will present cellist Lukas Lauermann to perform songs from his solo debut album, “How I Remember Now I Remember Now.” 6:30 p.m. Free. Embassy of Austria, 3524 International Court NW.
  • Georgian-born singer and guitarist Ilusha Tsinadze will perform as part of the Global Sounds series at Hill Center DC. 7 p.m. $15 to $18. Hill Center DC, 921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. 202-549-4172.
  • Conductor Pablo Saelzer will lead the Avanti Orchestra in a performance of Schubert, Mahler and Strauss to celebrate the orchestra’s 75th anniversary. 8 to 9 p.m. Free. Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center, 4915 E. Campus Drive, Alexandria. 703-845-6156.

Discussions and lectures

  • Tehreema Mitha, an artist and choreographer from Pakistan, will draw from her own experiences to lead a lecture and Q&A about women and dance in Muslim societies. $10 to $20. Arts Club of Washington, 2017 I St. NW. 202-331-7282.


  • The Alliance Française and the Embassy of Canada will partner for the D.C. Francophonie Festival to present “La nuit de poésie,” a night of French language poetry readings. Attendees are invited to share their own poems as well. 7 to 9 p.m. Free; registration required. Alliance Française, 2142 Wyoming Ave. NW. 202-234-7911.
  • Addiction, religion and the law intersect in a timely and personal exploration of the criminal justice system in Dahlak Brathwaite’s performance for Marc Bamuthi Joseph’s Living World Project. 8 p.m. $15 to $30. Dance Place, 3225 8th St. NE. 202-269-1608. The performance will repeat at 8 p.m on March 10.

Special events

  • Friends of Pierre and Paris Caterers will commemorate Pierre L’Enfant’s 1791 arrival in D.C. at “Welcome Pierre!,” a reception featuring refreshments and hors d’oeuvres. 6:30 to 9 p.m. $30. Dumbarton House, 2715 Q St. NW. 202-337-2288.


  • Heurich House Museum will offer a public brewmaster tour, which includes an hour-long guided museum tour and one beer flight per person, showcasing three local craft beers. 5 to 6:30 p.m. $30. Heurich House Museum, 1307 New Hampshire Ave. NW. 202-429-1894. There will be another tour on March 30.