Events calendar: Monday, April 23



  • Twin sisters Las Áñez will sing their Latin-American songs at the Kennedy Center, combining folklore and contemporary music in an arrangements using minimal percussion, a loop station and a keyboard. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600.

Discussions and lectures

  • Gordon Mantler, the director of George Washington University’s Writing in the Disciplines program, will hold a lecture of the Poor People’s Campaign that was held in 1968 but was overshadowed by the assassination of its architect, Martin Luther King, Jr., and the political turmoil of that year. Noon. Free. The George Washington University Museum and the Textile Museum, 701 21st St. NW. 202-994-5200.
  • Allen Pietrobon, an adjunct professor of modern American history at American University and a visiting professor at Trinity Washington University, will hold a discussion on prohibition – its legacy, the problems it caused for the United States, why it failed and the role alcohol played in society. Pietrobon will lead the discussion as part of the Profs and Pints lecture series. 6 p.m. $10 to $12. The Bier Baron Tavern, 1523 22nd St. NW.
  • The Goethe Book Club will meet and discuss Merle Kröger’s 2017 novel “Collision,” a maritime thriller by one of Germany’s most celebrated crime writers. Participants can read the book in either German or the English translation, and the discussion will be in English. 6:30 p.m. Free. Goethe-Institut Washington, 1900 K Street NW, Suite 03. 202-847-4700.
  • Julia Reinhard Lupton, a professor at the University of California, Irvine, will hold a special lecture for Shakespeare’s birthday on virtue as a foundational aspect of literature and life. 7 p.m. Free; reservations requested. Folger Shakespeare Library, 201 East Capitol St. SE. 202-544-7077.