Events calendar: Monday, April 2

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Concerts

  • Simone Baron and the Arco Belo Ensemble will perform original compositions and arrangements on instruments such as piano, a string quartet, bass and percussion. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600.

Discussions and lectures

  • As part of the Profs and Pints lecture series, Kris Mecholsky, an English professor at Louisiana State University and a scholar of crime fiction and film, will explore the untold stories of ethnic American gangster cinema and discuss how gangster movies have ironically served to give legitimacy to marginalized ethnic communities. 6 p.m. $10 to $12. The Bier Baron Tavern, 1523 22nd St. NW. BrownPaperTickets.com/event/3342980.
  • A panel entitled “Live in My Backyard” will concentrate on accessory dwelling units and their role in expanding housing options in D.C. 6:30 to 8 p.m. $10 to $20. National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. 202-272-2448.
  • “Perspectives on Immigration: What’s at Stake” will bring together activists and experts to look at immigration through the lens of Judaism and consider how public policy affects real people. 7 to 9 p.m. $15. Edlavitch D.C. Jewish Community Center, 1529 16th St. NW. 202-518-9400.  

Films

  • Ted Gong, the executive director of the 1882 Project Foundation, will hold a film screening of documentary “Through Chinatown Eyes: April 1968,” which recounts the civil disorder resulting from the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the racial struggle that the people in the time experienced as the historical moment unfolded on the doorsteps in Chinatown. Noon. Free. The George Washington University Museum and the Textile Museum, 701 21st St. NW. 202-994-5200.

Special Events

  • The National Zoo will celebrate Easter Monday with a day full of holiday-themed activities including an Easter Egg hunt, interactive field games, animal demonstrations and a chance to meet “Easter Panda.” 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Smithsonian’s National Zoo, 3001 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-633-4888.
  • Science of Spirituality will offer a Jyoti meditation class, or “meditation for the inner light,” that is open to the public. 7 to 8:30 p.m. Free; registration required. Science of Spirituality Meditation Center, 2950 Arizona Ave. NW. SoSDC.org/meditation.