Events calendar: Friday, May 19


Children’s program

  • “Uno, Dos, Tres con Andrés!” will celebrate Latin culture in a program for kids and families. 10 a.m. Free. Petworth Library, 4200 Kansas Ave. NW. 202-243-1188.

Classes and workshops

  • Artist Will Fleishell will present a drop-in figure drawing class. 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. $15. Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, 545 7th St. SE. 202-547-6839.
  • Christian Kloc will present a juggling workshop. 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Donation of at least $5 suggested. Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, 545 7th St. SE. 202-547-6839.


  • The Friday Noon Concert series will feature pianist Audrey Andrist and clarinetist Rob Patterson performing works by Schumann and Bernstein. Noon. Free. Arts Club of Washington, 2017 I St. NW. 202-331-7282.
  • Pianist Yvonne Chen and organist Yuri McCoy will present a recital. 12:15 p.m. Free. National City Christian Church, 5 Thomas Circle NW. 202-797-0103.
  • Jazz in the Garden at the National Gallery of Art will feature Matuto performing Brazilian bluegrass. 5 to 8:30 p.m. Free. Sculpture Garden, National Gallery of Art, 7th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202-289-3360.
  • The Reston Chapter of Links Inc., the Washington, D.C., Chapter of Society Inc. and D.C. School and Community Initiatives will present a performance showcase of talented D.C. and Virginia high school scholarship winners. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600.
  • Alice Lloyd College of Pippa Passes, Ky., will present “Voices of Appalachia,” featuring songs from the mountain traditions and about God. The concert will include testimonials from several choir members. 7 p.m. Free. Palisades Community Church, 5200 Cathedral Ave. NW, 202-966-7929.

Discussions and lectures

  • Society of the Cincinnati executive director Jack Warren will share “Just Like Washington Crossed the Delaware, General Pershing Will Cross the Rhine,” a 1918 phonograph record, and discuss how the American Revolution is echoed in the popular music of World War I. 12:30 p.m. Free. Anderson House, Society of the Cincinnati, 2118 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 202-785-2040.
  • Veteran actors Ian Merrill Peakes and Louis Butelli will discuss the relationship between Shakespeare’s Iago from “Othello” and Timon from “Timon of Athens” in a Folger Friday discussion. 6 p.m. Free; reservations requested. Folger Theatre, 201 East Capitol St. SE. 202-544-7077.
  • A panel discussion on current issues in the U.S. will feature prominent Haitian-Americans, including Karl Racine, D.C. attorney general; Marie St. Fleuris, president and CEO of the Bessie Tartt Wilson Initiative for Children; and Patrick Gaspard, vice president of the Open Society Foundations. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Free. Busboys and Poets 14th & V, 2021 14th St. NW. 202-387-7638.
  • Sidney Blumenthal, a former reporter for The Washington Post, will discuss his book “Wrestling With His Angel: The Political Life of Abraham Lincoln, Volume 2, 1849-1856.” 7 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919.


  • “Movie Night” will feature Marcus Hausham Rosenmüller’s 2006 film “Grave Decisions,” about an 11-year-old searching for immortality. 6:30 p.m. Free. Goethe-Institut Washington, Suite 3, 1990 K St. NW.


  • Washington Improv Theater will present “Road Show.” 7:30 p.m. $12 to $15. DC Arts Center, 2438 18th St. NW. 202-462-7833. Performances of “Road Show” also will be held Friday and Saturday at 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. and Sunday at 7:30 p.m.

Special events

  • Alliance Française de Washington will host a chocolate and caramel master class and tasting with Sarah Dwyer, owner of Chouquette Artisan Chocolates and Confections. 7 p.m. $40 to $45; reservations required. Alliance Française de Washington, 2142 Wyoming Ave. NW.
  • • The Phillips Collection’s 2017 Contemporaries Bash will celebrate Berlin’s pulsing nightlife and decadent club scene in one dazzling night of cocktails, music, food, fashion and dancing. 8:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. $125 to $175. Dock5 at Union Market, 1309 5th St. NE.