Events calendar: Monday, April 9



  • The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra will perform a concert titled “Caminos del Inka: a Musical Journey,” a show dedicated to exploring the rich tradition of South American music. The show will be presented as part of “SHIFT: A Festival of American Orchestras.” 2 p.m. Free. Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian. 4th St. and Independence Ave. SW. 202-633-6613.
  • The Youth Orchestra of Prince William will present excerpts from their concert Blue and Air, showcasing the versatility and talent of the youth symphony orchestra. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600.

Discussions and lectures

  • George Washington University PhD candidate Kyla Sommers in the department of history will hold a lecture on the politics, chaos and even the humor of the April 1968 upheaval following Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination, she uncovered through an examination of candid personal reflections. Noon. The George Washington University Museum and the Textile Museum, 701 21st St. NW. 202-994-5200.
    • Princeton University history professor and author Hendrik Hartog will discuss his book “The Trouble with Minna: A Case of Slavery and Emancipation in the Antebellum North,” which explores the gradual emancipation that took place in New Jersey in the 1800s. Noon to 1 p.m. Free. William G. McGowan Theater, National Archives, 700 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 866-272-6272.
  •  Alexander Noelle, a curatorial fellow at The Frick Collection, will give a lecture in which he offers his new interpretation of Andrea del Verrocchio’s statue of David. 12:10 p.m. and 1:10 p.m. Free. National Gallery of Art, 6th and Constitution avenues NW. 202-737-4215.


  • Beth Burrous, a biochemist and a volunteer docent at the U.S. Botanic Garden, will give a walking tour of the conservatory with the focus on medicinal plants and how too much of a good thing can be dangerous. 1 p.m. Free. Tour will meet in the Conservatory Garden Court, 100 Maryland Ave. SW. 202-225-8333.