- 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.
- The Air Force Strings will perform. 11 a.m., noon and 1 p.m. Free. National Air and Space Museum, 600 Independence Ave. SW. usafband.af.mil.
- The National Symphony Orchestra, guest conductor Nathalie Stutzmann and violinist Arabella Steinbacher will perform works by Dvorák, Brahms and Lalo. 7 p.m. $15 to $89. Concert Hall, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600. The concert will repeat Saturday at 8 p.m.
- The Friday Morning Music Club’s opening concert of the season will feature works by Bach, Fauré and Copland. Noon. Free. Calvary Baptist Church, 755 8th St. NW. 202-333-2075.
- James Mellichamp of Demorest, Ga., will present an organ recital. 12:15 p.m. Free. National City Christian Church, 5 Thomas Circle NW. 202-797-0103.
- The Friday Music Series will feature the Victor Provost Quartet performing steel pan-driven jazz from his recently released, critically acclaimed album “Bright Eyes.” 1:15 p.m. Free. McNeir Auditorium, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. 202-687-2787.
- Humble Fire, a D.C.-based dream-pop band, will perform songs from their new album “Builder,” which explores physical and emotional experiences around loss and reconstruction. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600.
- The Friday Morning Music Club Chorale will perform Leavitt’s “Requiem” with soprano Madalaine Vander Linden, mezzo-soprano Linda Maguire, tenor Tae Kwak and bass Daryl Yoder. 8 to 9:30 p.m. Free will offering. Lutheran Church of the Reformation, 212 East Capitol St. NE. 202-333-2075. The concert will repeat Saturday at 8 p.m.
Discussions and lectures
- George Washington University assistant professor William Lafi Youmans will discuss his book “An Unlikely Audience: Al Jazeera’s Struggle in America.” 12:30 to 2 p.m. Free; reservations required. The Palestine Center, 2425 Virginia Ave. NW. 202-338-1958.
- The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at American University will present speakers Bill Keene and Tom Wright on “Frank Lloyd Wright at 150,” about the American architect’s legacy. 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Free; reservations required. Spring Valley Building, American University, 4801 Massachusetts Ave. NW. olli-dc.org/lecture_series.
- Wolf Burchard, furniture research curator at the National Trust in England, will discuss his book “The Sovereign Artist: Charles Le Brun and the Image of Louis XIV.” 3:30 p.m. Free. East Building Auditorium, National Gallery of Art, 4th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. 202-737-4215.
- Garry Wills will discuss his book “What the Qur’an Meant: And Why It Matters.” 7 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919.
- Presented by UberEATS, the fourth annual music and food festival All Things Go Fall Classic will feature performances by headliners Foster the People, Young Thug and Galantis and a food court with menu items from Maketto, Buredo, Ivy & Coney, Milk Cult and DGS. 4 to 11:45 p.m. $74 to $150 per day; $169 to $250 for a three-day pass. Union Market, 1309 5th St. NE. allthingsgofallclassic.com. The festival will continue Saturday and Sunday from noon to 11:30 p.m.
Performances and readings
- Grammy Award-winning musician Dan Zanes, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Claudia Eliaza and percussionist Yuriana Sobrino will present the world premiere of “Night Train 57,” a sensory-friendly folk opera (for ages 3 and older). 7 p.m. $20. Family Theater, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600. The performance will repeat Saturday and Sunday at 1:30 and 4 p.m.
- The Outcasted Comedy Tour will feature Muslim-American comedians Sabeen Sadiq, AK Agunbiade and Sharup Karim. 7 to 8:30 p.m. $10; reservations requested. The Potter’s House, 1658 Columbia Road NW. pottershousedc.org.
- The Washington Ballet will present “Russian Masters.” 8 p.m. $25 to $140. Eisenhower Theater, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600. The performance will repeat Saturday and Sunday at 2 and 8 p.m.
- Washington Performing Arts, the Shakespeare Theatre Company and the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities will present the VelocityDC Dance Festival, featuring the city’s best-known ensembles as well as undiscovered gems. 8 p.m. $18 to $30. Sidney Harman Hall, 610 F St. NW. 202-547-1122. The performance will repeat Oct. 7 at 8 p.m., with a modified version offered as a family matinee at 2 p.m.
- The Georgetown University Theater & Performance Studies Program will present “The Infinite Wrench,” featuring 30 short plays in random order written by the cast. 8 and 11 p.m. $10 to $18. Devine Studio Theatre, Davis Performing Arts Center, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. performingarts.georgetown.edu. Performances will continue through Oct. 14.
- Teatro de la Luna will present Argentine actor and singer Francisco Pesqueira and Argentine pianist Ramiro Pettina in “I Gift You With a Song,” a tribute to various composers and authors. 8 p.m. $25 to $30. Casa de la Luna, 4020 Georgia Ave. NW. 202-882-6227. The performance will repeat Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 4 p.m.
- Beny Blaq will host the “Live! From Busboys Talent Showcase.” 11 p.m. to 1 a.m. $5. Langston Room, Busboys and Poets 14th & V, 2021 14th St. NW. 202-387-7638.
- The Army Ten-Miler Expo will feature displays by the U.S. Army Special Operations Recruiting Battalion, along with vendors selling clothing, shoes, accessories and more. Open to the public from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free admission. D.C. Armory, 2001 East Capitol St. SE. . The expo will continue Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- The Smithsonian Craft2Wear 2017 show and sale will feature one-of-a-kind, handmade clothing, jewelry and accessories, designed by more than 60 top craft artists. 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. $13 to $15. National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. smithsoniancraft2wear.org. The show will continue Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
- As part of the monthly First Friday Dupont art event, the Heurich House Museum will open its first floor and host a pop-up shop from Carlos Carmonamedina. 6 to 8 p.m. Free. Heurich House Museum, 1307 New Hampshire Ave. NW. 202-429-1894.
- SPAIN arts & culture will present “Landscape to Table. Extremadura, the Acorn Meadows, and the Iberian Pig,” featuring a short film and a discussion of the value of traditional food knowledge and respectful food production. A tasting of Iberian ham, regional cheeses and wines from the region will follow. 6:45 to 8:45 p.m. $15; reservations required. Former Residence of the Ambassadors of Spain, 2801 16th St. NW. spainculture.us.
- DJ Rich Medina and The Marksmen will present “In the Beginning,” a dance party. 9 p.m. Free. Atrium, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600.
- The Washington Wizards will play the New York Knicks in a preseason game. 7 p.m. $8 to $122. Capital One Arena (formerly Verizon Center), 601 F St. NW. 800-745-3000.
- The American University Museum will present a docent-led tour of one of its fall exhibitions. 11:30 a.m. Free. American University Museum, Katzen Arts Center, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 202-885-1300.
- Washington Walks will present “The Most Haunted Houses,” delving into violent quarrels, vicious attacks, murder and suicide associated with otherwise tranquil Lafayette Park. 7:30 p.m. $15 to $20. Meet at the Octagon House Museum, 1799 New York Ave. NW. washingtonwalks.com. The tour will repeat on Friday and Saturday evenings throughout October.