Events calendar: Friday, March 23


Children’s programs

  • At “Creature Feature,” children ages four to 10 will learn about Rock Creek Park wildlife and get a chance to meet and feed the animals housed in the nature center. 4 to 4:30 p.m. Free. Rock Creek Park Nature Center, 5200 Glover Road NW. 202-895-6000. This event will repeat every Friday until April 27.

Classes and workshops

  • “Orchid 101: How to Get Your Orchid to Rebloom” will teach beginner and intermediate-level orchid gardeners the basics of growing the flower. 10 a.m. to noon. $25 to $30. Hillwood Estate, 4155 Linnean Ave. NW. 202-686-5807. This event will repeat on March 31.
  • 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.


  • The Strata Trio will perform selections for the piano, violin and clarinet by Bruch, Schoenfield and Wilson for the 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.
  • Join the Calvary Baptist Church Concert Series for a performances of Brahm’s Sonata in A Major, op. 100 and a quintet by Piston. Noon to 1 p.m. Free. Calvary Baptist Church, 755 8th St. NW. 202-347-8355. This event is part of a weekly series.
  • James W. Kosnik will perform organ arrangements by Dietrich Buxtehude, Georg Böhm, Charles-Marie Widor and Nicolaus Bruhns 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.
  • Members of the National Symphony Orchestra will play chamber works at the Kennedy Center. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600.
  • The student a cappella group Vassar College Majors will perform a variety of multicultural works by Purcell, Rachmaninoff, Gesualdo, Farrant, Uusberg, Finsi and others, lead by conductor Nicholas Ruggeri. The event will be followed by a free “Meet the artists” reception. 7:30 p.m. $10 suggested donation. Church of the Holy City, 1611 16th St. NW. 202-462-6734.

Discussions and lectures

  • Society of the Cincinnati library assistant Benjamin Hurwitz will discuss David Humphreys’ 1794 poem “A Poem on Industry,” which praises the industrious spirit of the American people and called for the creation of domestic manufacturing. 12:30 p.m. Free. Anderson House, 2118 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 202-785-2040.


  • The Japan Foundation and Japan Information & Culture Center will co-host a screening of “Gundam Seed,” where rock artist T.M. Revolution – who produced the theme song for the anime – will attend. 8:30 to 10 p.m. Free. Jack Morton Auditorium at George Washington University, 805 21st St. NW. 212-489-0299.


  • The Georgetown Visitation Preparatory Masqueraders will perform the classic musical “The Sound of Music.” 7:30 p.m. $12 to $15. Nolan Center, Georgetown Visitation Preparatory, 1524 35th St. NW. 202-337-3350, ext. 2209. The show will continue until March 25 at 2 p.m.
  • Rorschach Theatre will present Frances Ya-Chu’s “410[Gone],” a play about a Chinese-American boy using arcade games to take control from the Land of the Dead from the Chinese Goddess of Mercy and the Monkey King. 8 p.m. $20 to $30. Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St. NE. Visit for information and tickets. The show will continue until April 15.

Special events

  • “La Grande Fête,” a party to close out the D.C. Francophonie Festival, will feature food and drink samples from more than 30 embassies and music provided by DJ Princess Slaya. 7 to 11 p.m. $40; tickets must be purchased in advance. Embassy of France, 4101 Reservoir Road NW. 202-944-6000.