Events calendar: Monday, Aug. 14

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Children’s program

  • Children’s performer Mr. Skip will present “Rise + Rhyme,” a storytelling and performance series for ages 5 and younger. 9:30 to 11 a.m. $5 per child. Busboys and Poets Takoma, 235 Carroll St. NW. 202-726-0856.

Classes and workshops

  • The weekly “Yoga Mondays” program will feature a gentle yoga class. 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. Free; tickets distributed at the second-floor reference desk beginning at 10:15 a.m. to the first 30 people who arrive. Tenley-Friendship Library, 4450 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-727-1488.
  • The West End Interim Library will host an all-levels yoga class. 6 p.m. Free. West End Interim Library, 2522 Virginia Ave. NW. 202-724-8707.

Concerts

  • The “Live! Concert Series on the Plaza” series will feature Mzz B & Company Dance Band performing cover songs. Noon to 1 p.m. Free. Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202-312-1300.
  • The U.S. Naval Academy Band Superintendent’s Combo will perform works of jazz in various styles. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600.
  • The U.S. Navy Concert Band will perform. 8 p.m. Free. West Steps, U.S. Capitol. navyband.navy.mil.

Discussions and lectures

  • Marty Appel, author of “Casey Stengel: Baseball’s Greatest Character,” and Paul Dickson, author of “Leo Durocher: Baseball’s Prodigal Son,” will discuss “Stengel and Durocher: Home Runs and Spitballs,” about two Major League Baseball managers and natural adversaries who once came to blows over America’s pastime. 6:45 p.m. $30 to $45. S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Drive SW. 202-633-3030.
  • Anne Helen Petersen, a BuzzFeed columnist, will discuss her book “Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud: The Rise and Reign of the Unruly Woman.” 7 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919.
  • Author Ingrid Anders will lead a Short Fiction Writing Workshop. 7 p.m. Free; reservations required. Georgetown Library, 3260 R St. NW. 202-727-0232.

Films

  • “Movie Matinee” will feature the Academy Award-winning documentary “Cutie and the Boxer,” about the chaotic and unconventional 40-year love affair and creative partnership between action painter Ushio Shinohara and his wife, Noriko, also an artist. 1 p.m. Free. Georgetown Library, 3260 R St. NW. 202-727-0232.
  • The “Marvelous Movie Monday” series will present the 2017 film “Passengers,” about a spaceship traveling to a distant colony planet when a malfunction in its sleep chambers wakes up two passengers 90 years early. 2 and 6:30 p.m. Free. Chevy Chase Library, 5625 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-282-0021.

Tour

  • U.S. Botanic Garden volunteer docent Nancy Ragsdale will discuss the history of the National Garden, plants butterflies like, native plants of the middle Atlantic area and roses that grow well in the Washington environment. 3 to 4 p.m. Free. Meet by the entrance to the National Garden on the Conservatory Terrace, U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW. 202-225-8333.