Events calendar: Monday, July 24


Children’s programs

  • Children’s performer Frank Cassel 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

  • 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 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 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.


  • The Kominas — self-styled exemplars of Bollywood punk — will perform. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600.
  • The Fort Reno concert series will feature Ear, Fuzzqueen, and Mimi Loco and The Drama Queens. 7 to 9:30 p.m. Free. Fort Reno Park, 40th and Chesapeake streets NW.

Discussions and lectures

  • The Dupont Circle Village’s monthly “Live and Learn Seminar” will feature a talk on “Sleep as We Grow Older” by Dr. Richard E. Waldhorn, chair of the Department of Medicine at Georgetown University and medical director of the Georgetown University Hospital Sleep Disorders Center. 3:30 to 5 p.m. Free; registration requested. Church of the Pilgrims, 2201 P St. NW. 202-234-2567.
  • Dag Detter — a specialist in public commercial assets who works as an adviser to investors, local and national governments, as well as international financial institutions — will discuss his book “The Public Wealth of Cities: How to Unlock Hidden Assets to Boost Growth and Prosperity” in conversation with Bruce J. Katz, a scholar at the Brookings Institution focusing on the challenges and opportunities of global urbanization. 6:30 p.m. Free. Kramerbooks & Afterwords, 1517 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-387-1400.
  • The local nonprofit Hola Cultura will discuss its latest research on “DC Latino Murals & Their Legacy,” “Beyond Español: Our Native Cultures & Languages” and “The Impact of High Housing Costs in the Latino Community.” 6:30 p.m. Free. Mount Pleasant Library, 3160 16th St. NW. 202-671-3121.
  • Mathematician, musician and chef Eugenia Cheng will discuss her book “Beyond Infinity: An Expedition to the Outer Limits of Mathematics.” 6:45 p.m. $20 to $30. S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Drive SW. 202-633-3030.
  • Marjorie J. Spruill, a member of the history faculty at the University of South Carolina, will discuss her book “Divided We Stand: The Battle Over Women’s Rights and Family Values That Polarized American Politics.” 7 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919.


  • The “Marvelous Movie Monday” series will present the 2016 film “La La Land,” starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling as two young people pursuing their dreams in Hollywood. 2 and 6:30 p.m. Free. Chevy Chase Library, 5625 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-282-0021.


  • Taffety Punk Theatre Company will present “Bootleg Shakespeare: Henry VI, Part 2.” 7:30 p.m. Free; tickets distributed beginning at 6 p.m. at the door. Folger Theatre, 201 East Capitol St. SE. 202-544-7077.

Special events

  • The American Folklife Center will present a public listening event showcasing narratives from the StoryCorps collection housed at the Library of Congress that illustrate the diversity of Muslim-American cultural identity. 3 to 5 p.m. Free. Kluge Center, Jefferson Building, Library of Congress, 10 1st St. SE. 202-707-1743.
  • “WWE Presents Monday Night RAW” will feature Roman Reigns, Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins and other wrestlers. 7:30 p.m. $20 to $115. Verizon Center, 601 F St. NW. 800-745-3000.


  • 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.