Events calendar: Monday, June 12


Children’s program

  • Jessica “Culture Queen” Smith 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.
  • Instructor Joe Yablonsky will lead a class on “Exhibiting and Selling Your Photographs.” 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. $45 to $65. S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Drive SW. 202-633-3030.
  • 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 DC Jazz Festival will present “Bass-ically Yours,” featuring bassist James King, a member of the Gary Bartz Quartet and the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600.
  • “Atlas Presents” will mark the centennial of the legendary pianist and composer Thelonious Monk with new big band arrangements by Miho Hazama performed by Brad Linde’s 17-piece ensemble. 7 and 9:30 p.m. $25 to $28. Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St. NE.
  • The DC Jazz Festival will present “A Night at the Kennedy Center: An Evening With Pat Metheny,” featuring the Grammy Award-winning guitarist in concert with drummer Antonio Sanchez, bassist Linda Oh and British pianist Gwilym Simcock. 7:30 p.m. $39 to $79. Concert Hall, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600.
  • The U.S. Navy Band’s Commodores ensemble will perform. 8 p.m. Free. West Steps, U.S. Capitol.

Discussions and lectures

  • “Conversations at The Kreeger Museum,” a program for those with memory disorders and their caregivers, will feature a discussion of Isamu Noguchi’s 1962 bronze sculpture “Soliloquy.” 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Free; registration required. Kreeger Museum, 2401 Foxhall Road NW. 202-337-3050, ext. 318. The program will also be offered June 19 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
  • Palestinian sociologist, activist and author Anan Ameri will discuss her book “The Scent of Jasmine: Coming of Age in Jerusalem and Damascus.” 12:30 to 2 p.m. Free; reservations requested. The Palestine Center, 2425 Virginia Ave. NW. 202-338-1290.
  • Georgetown University law professor Sheryll Cashin will discuss her book “Loving: Interracial Intimacy in America and the Threat to White Supremacy.” 6:30 p.m. Free. Langston Room, Busboys and Poets 14th & V, 2021 14th St. NW. 202-387-7638.
  • Chef Rossi will discuss her book “The Raging Skillet: The True Life Story of Chef Rossi — a Memoir With Recipes.” 6:30 p.m. Free. Kramerbooks & Afterwords, 1517 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-387-1400.
  • Finn Murphy will discuss his book “The Long Haul: A Trucker’s Tales of Life on the Road.” 7 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919.


  • The Shakespeare Theatre Company will present its 15th annual “Will on the Hill,” a bipartisan comedic event featuring members of Congress and other influential Washingtonians, as well as special guest Maulik Pancholy of the classic NBC comedy “30 Rock.” Proceeds will support education, artistic and community engagement programs. 7:30 p.m. $50 to $250. Sidney Harman Hall, 610 F St. NW. 202-547-1122.
  • Washington Women in Theatre will present Sidra Rausch’s play “Uncle Julie,” about a newspaperman and his late-in-life romance with a Holocaust survivor from Central Europe. 8 p.m. $12. Studio Theatre, Katzen Arts Center, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. The performance will repeat Tuesday and Wednesday at 8 p.m.
  • Washington Women in Theatre will present “Royals and Rebels, a Cabaret,” featuring Barbara Papendorp and Amy Conley exploring the ongoing struggle between the haves and have-nots through the ages. 10 p.m. $12. Studio Theatre, Katzen Arts Center, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. The performance will repeat Tuesday at 10 p.m.

Sporting event

  • The Washington Nationals will play the Atlanta Braves. 7:05 p.m. $12 to $370. Nationals Park, 1500 South Capitol St. SE. 888-632-6287. The series will continue Tuesday at 7:05 p.m. and Wednesday at 4:05 p.m.