Events calendar: Friday, Sept. 15


Classes and workshops

  • Christian Kloc will present a juggling workshop. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Donation of at least $5 suggested. Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, 545 7th St. SE. 202-547-6839.
  • 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.


  • “Live! Concert Series on the Plaza” will feature John Lewis & The Electrokoustic performing jazz. Noon to 1 p.m. Free. Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202-312-1300.
  • Mary Mozelle of Sarasota, Fla., will present an organ recital. 12:15 p.m. Free. National City Christian Church, 5 Thomas Circle NW. 202-797-0103.
  • New York City-based trio Sound Underground will perform. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600.
  • The National Endowment for the Arts will host its annual National Heritage Fellowships Concert featuring performances and demonstrations by honored artists in the folk and traditional arts, ranging from bomba and plena music from Puerto Rico to a demonstration of Armenian metalsmith work. 8 p.m. Free; reservations suggested. Lisner Auditorium, George Washington University, 730 21st St. NW.
  • NSO Pops will present “Blue Suede Tunes” with Frankie Moreno. 8 p.m. $24 to $89. Concert Hall, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600.

Discussions and lectures

  • Presidential historian Jeremi Suri will discuss his book “The Impossible Presidency: The Rise and Fall of America’s Highest Office.” Noon to 1:30 p.m. Free; reservations required. Mortara Center for International Studies, Georgetown University, 3600 N St. NW.
  • Museum collections manager Katherine Hill will discuss the symbolism behind the early-20th-century National Woman’s Party banner on display in the exhibition “The Great Crusade: World War I and the Legacy of the American Revolution.” 12:30 p.m. Free. Society of the Cincinnati, Anderson House, 2118 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 202-785-2040.
  • Paul Gordon-Chandler will discuss his book “In Search of a Prophet: A Spiritual Journey with Kahlil Gibran.” 12:30 to 2 p.m. Free; reservations required. The Palestine Center, 2425 Virginia Ave. NW. 202-338-1958.
  • Howard Kurtz, Hillwood’s associate curator of costume and textiles, will present an illustrated lecture about Marjorie Merriweather Post and her relationship with fashion designer Oldric Royce from the 1940s until Post’s death in 1973. 12:45 to 1:30 p.m. Included in suggested donation of $5 to $18 for museum admission. Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens, 4155 Linnean Ave. NW. 202-686-5807.
  • Deborah Campbell will discuss her book “A Disappearance in Damascus: Friendship and Survival in the Shadow of War.” 7 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919.
  • Politics and Prose will present a book talk by Karl Ove Knausgaard, author of “Autumn.” 7:30 p.m. $32 for one book and one ticket. St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 4900 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919.


  • The “Movie Matinee” series will feature the documentary “All Things Must Pass: The Rise and Fall of Tower Records,” about the Tower Records chain and the legacy forged by its rebellious founder, Russ Solomon. 1 p.m. Free. Georgetown Library, 3260 R St. NW. 202-727-0232.
  • The International Committee for Peace, Justice and Dignity and the Institute for Policy Studies will present the documentary “Dare to Dream: Cuba’s Latin American Medical School,” followed by a Q&A with filmmaker Jennifer Wager and two graduates from the school. 6 to 8 p.m. Free; reservations required. The Potter’s House, 1658 Columbia Road NW.

Special events

  • The Anacostia Community Museum will host an open house to celebrate its 50th anniversary with music and dance performances and tributes to founder John Kinard, including a biographical book talk by his daughter, Joy Kinard. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free; reservations required. Anacostia Community Museum, 1901 Fort Place SE. 202-633-4844.
  • A dinner buffet and performances will kick off the two-and-a-half-day DC Dance Summit, which will bring the regional dance community together for workshops, master classes, panel discussions, networking and more. 5 to 9:15 p.m. $15 to $75. Dance Loft on 14, 4618 14th St. NW. The summit will continue Saturday from 9 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Presented by National Geographic and Brightest Young Things, “BYT & Nat Geo’s Sharks and Recreation” will feature music, bars, museum access, lasers, and explorer talks and experiences. 8 p.m. to midnight. $25 to $30. National Geographic, 1600 M St. NW. 202-857-7700.

Sporting event

  • The Washington Nationals will play the Los Angeles Dodgers. 7:05 p.m. $12 to $370. Nationals Park, 1500 South Capitol St. SE. 888-632-6287. The series will continue Saturday at 1:05 p.m. and Sunday at 8:08 p.m.


  • 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.