Events calendar: Monday, Jan. 22


Classes and workshops

■ Edlavitch D.C. Jewish Community Center will hold a “Beyond the Bump” parenting center workshop for expectant mothers to create a community to exchange ideas and find support, part of a weekly discussion group that will meet Mondays until March 5. 7:15 to 8:30 p.m. $127 for members, $172 for non-members. Edlavitch DCJCC, 1529 16th St. NW. 202-777-3242.

Discussions and workshops

■ Ralph Buglass, an independent scholar on school segregation in D.C., will hold a discussion on the history of the local Thaddeus Stevens School, which was built 150 years ago for African American students, and the segregation in D.C. until the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court decision. Noon. Free; no reservations required. The George Washington University Museum and the Textile Museum, 701 21st St. NW. 202-994-5200.

■ The Potter’s House will hold a “Death Cafe,” where people of all cultural or religious backgrounds are welcome to discuss death and dying, as part of a discussion led by Nicole Heidbreder, a local D.C. Hospice nurse who will be launching “The Magical Deathcast” podcast about death. 6 p.m. Free. The Potter’s House, 1658 Columbia Rd. NW. 202-232-5483.

■ Rebecca Boggs Roberts will discuss her book “Suffragists in Washington, D.C. The 1913 Parade and the Fight for the Vote,” detailing women protesting and picketing outside the White House for the right to vote. 7 p.m. Politics and Prose at The Wharf, 70 District Square SW. 202-488-3867.


■ Eight violinists from the Peabody Institute at Johns Hopkins University will perform works by musicians including Bridge, Mendelssohn, Maurer and Piazzolla, followed by other musicians in the group for the Performance Academy Festival Orchestra performance. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600.

Discussions and lectures

■ Cafe Muse will host poets Marlena Chertock and Sean Enright as they read from their works. Open mic will follow. 7 to 9 p.m. Free. Friendship Heights Village Center, 4433 South Park Ave., Chevy Chase.

■ The Georgetown University Department of Performing Arts will host a lecture by Timberlake Wertenbaker on The Limits of Freedom. Wertenbaker returns to give this talk in conjunction with the American premiere of her multiracial play Jefferson’s Garden at Ford’s Theatre. 5 p.m. Free. Georgetown University, Gaston Hall, Healy Building, 37th and O St. NW. 202-687-2787.


■ Adults more than 60 years old who identify as LGBTQ are welcome to a gathering and a screening of “A Place to Live,” a documentary featuring seven individuals attempting to find a home in Triangle Square, Hollywood, the nation’s first affordable housing facility for LGBTQ seniors. 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Free. Sibley Memorial Hospital, Building A, 5215 Loughboro Rd. NW. Contact Clare Madrigal at

■ The Washington Jewish Film Festival will present “Humor Me.” Inspired by Sam Hoffman’s webseries “Old Jews Telling Jokes.” 7:30 to 9 p.m. $13. Washington Jewish Film Festival, 1529 16th St. NW.