- Local children’s performer The Great Zucchini 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.
- Instructor Abigail Bruhlmann will present an English as a second language class covering conversation and basic skills. 5:45 to 6:45 p.m. Free. Guy Mason Recreation Center, 3600 Calvert St. NW. 202-727-7527.
- The Capitol Hill Arts Workshop and local writer Hannah Sternberg will present “World Building — A Summer Reading Writing Workshop,” featuring fun ways to imagine the rules and details of the new world that they are building on the page. 6:30 p.m. Free. 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.
- 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.
- The Fort Reno concert series will feature Signal 30, Apollo 66 and The Dupont Circles. 7 to 9:30 p.m. Free. Fort Reno Park, 40th and Chesapeake streets NW. fortreno.com.
- Grace Episcopal Church will continue its 24th annual Bach Festival with the Madrid Quartet performing works by Bach, Haydn, Mozart, Mendelssohn and Piazzolla. 7:30 p.m. $25; $10 for students. Grace Episcopal Church, 1041 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-333-7100.
- The U.S. Navy Band’s Commodores ensemble will perform. 8 p.m. Free. West Steps, U.S. Capitol. navyband.navy.mil.
Discussions and lectures
- The World Affairs Council will present a book talk by Jade Wu, author of “Flash Points: Lessons Learned and Not Learned in Malawi, Kosovo, Iraq, and Afghanistan.” Free. 6 to 8 p.m. Horizon Ballroom, Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. worldaffairsdc.org.
- Marsha Richmond, a science historian at Wayne State University, will discuss “The Rise of Women in Science: 250 Years of Trailblazers.” 6:45 p.m. $30 to $45. S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Drive SW. 202-633-3030.
- Jaime Kurtz, associate professor of psychology at James Madison University, will discuss his book “The Happy Traveler: Unpacking the Secrets of Better Vacations.” 6:45 p.m. $30 to $45. S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Drive SW. 202-633-3030.
- Cate Lineberry, a former National Geographic writer and editor, will discuss her book “Be Free or Die: The Amazing Story of Robert Smalls’ Escape From Slavery to Union Hero.” 7 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919.
- D.C. radio personality and baseball historian Phil Wood, host of “Nats Talk Live,” the official post-game radio show of the Washington Nationals, will discuss the history of Jews in baseball, including Hank Greenberg and others who served in the U.S. military. 7 p.m. Free; reservations required. National Museum of American Jewish Military History, 1811 R St. NW. 202-265-6280.
- “Movie Matinee at the Georgetown Library” will feature the 2014 documentary “Life Itself,” a biographical film about the film critic Roger Ebert. 11:30 a.m. Free. Georgetown Library, 3260 R St. NW. 202-727-0232.
- The “Marvelous Movie Monday” series will present the 2016 film “Fences,” starring Denzel Washington and Viola Davis. 2 and 6:30 p.m. Free. Chevy Chase Library, 5625 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-282-0021.
- As part of the DC Hip-Hop Theater Festival, Hi-ARTS, Maysles Cinema and Magnolia Pictures will present an advance screening of the documentary “Whose Streets,” an unflinching look at how the killing of 18-year-old Mike Brown inspired a community to fight back and sparked a global movement. A community dialogue about the intersection of art and activism will follow. 7 p.m. Free; reservations required. Langston Room, Busboys and Poets 14th & V, 2021 14th St. NW. hi-artsnyc.org/performances.
- As part of the DC Hip-Hop Theater Festival, NSangou Njikam will present “Syncing Ink,” leading audience members on a lyrical ride to discover what it really takes to freestyle. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600.
- Assistant curator Anne Dobberteen will lead a tour of the exhibition “Foundations for a Nation: Architectural Images From the Albert H. Small Washingtoniana Collection.” Noon. Free; reservations required. George Washington University Museum and Textile Museum, 701 21st St. NW. 202-994-7394.
- Biochemist and U.S. Botanic Garden docent Beth Burrous will lead a tour on medicinal and poisonous plants. 1 to 2 p.m. Free. Meet in the Conservatory Garden Court, U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW. 202-225-8333.