Events calendar: Monday, Aug. 7


Children’s program

  • Audrey Engdahl 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 U.S. Naval Academy Wind Quintet will perform works by Danzi, Parker, Nielsen, Haydn and Agay. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600.
  • The U.S. Navy Concert will present an alumni concert. 8 p.m. Free. U.S. Navy Memorial, 701 Pennsylvania Ave. NW.

Discussions and lectures

  • Carlos Delgado, head chef at China Chilcano by José Andrés, and Joe Yonan, Washington Post food and dining editor, will discuss “Peruvian Cooking: The Ultimate Melting Pot,” about the history and flavors of Peruvian cuisine. A tasting will follow. 6:45 p.m. $30 to $45. S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Drive SW. 202-633-3030.
  • Trita Parsi, founder and president of the National Iranian American Council, will discuss his book “Losing an Enemy: Obama, Iran, and the Triumph of Diplomacy,” a detailed insider account of the Obama administration’s nuclear deal with Iran. 7 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919.
  • “Opposing Views: A Civil Conversation” — a discussion of whether a federal paid family leave policy helps or hurts families — will feature John Donvan, an Emmy-winning broadcaster and a 2017 Pulitzer finalist; Alieza Durana, a senior policy analyst in the Better Life Lab at New America; and Karin Agness Lips, founder and president of the Network of enlightened Women (NeW), a national organization for conservative university women. 7 p.m. $10. Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, 600 I St. NW. 877-987-6487.


  • The “Marvelous Movie Monday” series will present the 1991 film “The Man in the Moon,” about two teenage sisters who fall in love with the same young man in 1950s Louisiana. 2 p.m. Free. Chevy Chase Library, 5625 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-282-0021.

Special event

  • The Friends of the National World War II Memorial will commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Guadalcanal with a wreath-laying at the Pacific Arch in honor of the 60,000 Allied troops who served and in remembrance of the more than 7,000 killed. 11:30 a.m. Free. National World War II Memorial, 17th Street between Constitution and Independence avenues.

Sporting event

  • The Washington Nationals will play the Miami Marlins. 7:05 p.m. $12 to $370. Nationals Park, 1500 South Capitol St. SE. 888-632-6287. The series will continue Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 7:05 p.m.


  • 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.