Events calendar: Monday, Aug. 21


Children’s program

  • Children’s performer Margot Bevington 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.
  • The Petworth Library will host “Fix (Nearly) Anything,” a monthly fix-it session offering assistance, tools and support so attendees can make needed repairs to various items. 6 p.m. Free; reservations required. Petworth Library, 4200 Kansas Ave. NW.
  • The D.C. Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs will present a workshop on “The Regulatory Process of Starting a Small Business.” 6:30 p.m. Free. Mount Pleasant Library, 3160 16th St. NW. 202-671-3122.
  • The Science of Spirituality Meditation Center will begin a four-week class on Jyoti meditation, a discipline focusing on the experience of inner light. 7 to 8:30 p.m. Free; reservations required. Science of Spirituality Meditation Center, 2950 Arizona Ave. NW.


  • “Live! Concert Series on the Plaza” will feature Diversified performing R&B. Noon to 1 p.m. Free. Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202-312-1300.
  • “New Frontiers: Back to School Youth Rally” will feature youth performances by Step Afrika!, Split this Rock, Washington Performing Arts’ Children of the Gospel, and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Washington, accompanied by the NEWorks House Band. 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.


  • Joe Tone, former editor of The Dallas Observer, will discuss his book “Bones: Brothers, Horses, Cartels, and the Borderland Dream,” about life on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border. 7 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919.


  • The “Marvelous Movie Monday” series will present Woody Allen’s 1975 film “Love and Death.” 2 and 6:30 p.m. Free. Chevy Chase Library, 5625 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-282-0021.

Special events

  • The Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum and National Zoo will host a solar eclipse viewing through a safe solar telescope, with free safe eclipse glasses available for attendees. 1 to 4 p.m. Free. Pachyderm Plaza outside the Elephant Community Center, National Zoo, 3001 Connecticut Ave. NW.
  • The National Archives will offer visitors an opportunity to view the solar eclipse through the lenses of safe solar telescopes provided by the National Air and Space Museum, as well as a chance to look through the lens of history by reviewing records about past solar eclipses. 1 to 4 p.m. Free. Outside near the Special Events Entrance to the National Archives Building, Constitution Avenue between 7th and 9th streets NW. 202-357-5000.


  • U.S. Botanic Garden volunteer docent Nancy Ragsdale will discuss the history of the National Garden, plants attractive to butterflies, 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 Lawn Terrace, U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW. 202-225-8333.