Events calendar: Monday, June 19


Children’s program

  • Mr. Banjo Man 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 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.
  • Roxana Ehsani, Giant Food’s in-store nutritionist and a board-certified specialist in sports dietetics, will lead a seminar on sports nutrition, about how food affects your performance on and off the field. 6:30 p.m. Free; reservations required. Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library, 1630 7th St. NW.
  • The Capitol Hill Arts Workshop and local writer Hannah Sternberg will present “Word 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 DC Jazz Festival will present “Bass-ically Yours,” featuring bassist Kristopher Funn. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600.
  • The U.S. Navy Band’s Concert Band 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.
  • Frank Amoroso will highlight baseball great Babe Ruth’s German-American heritage and the internment of German-Americans and German aliens by the U.S. government during World War I as he discusses his new three-volume series of historical novels called “Wopper: How Babe Ruth Lost His Father and Won the 1918 World Series Against the Cubs.” 6 p.m. $5 to $7. German-American Heritage Museum of the USA, 719 6th St. NW.
  • Danny Goldberg, president of Gold Village Entertainment and former head of Atlantic Records, will discuss his book “In Search of the Lost Chord: 1967 and the Hippie Idea.” 6:30 p.m. Free. Langston Room, Busboys and Poets 14th & V, 2021 14th St. NW. 202-387-7638.
  • Vancouver-based designer Michael Green will discuss innovations in cross laminated timber construction, including his firm’s seven-story T3 building. 6:30 to 8 p.m. $12 to $20; free for students. Reservations required. National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. 202-272-2448.
  • Dr. Kurt Newman, president and CEO of Children’s National Medical Center, will discuss his book “Healing Children: A Surgeon’s Stories From the Frontiers of Pediatric Medicine.” 7 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919.
  • Rolson St Louis will discuss his memoir “God Has Saved Me,” about his life experience in Haiti and tragic journey to the United States. 7 to 9 p.m. Free. Cullen Room, Busboys and Poets 5th & K, 1025 5th St. NW. 202-789-2227.
  • The Atlantic‘s Graeme Wood — author of “His Kampf,” an article in the magazine’s June issue about Richard Spencer, leader of the alt-right movement, who happens to have been one of Graeme’s high school classmates — will join White House correspondent Rosie Gray and editor-in-chief Jeffrey Goldberg to discuss “The Rise of Populism and Nationalism.” 7 p.m. $15. Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, 600 I St. NW. 877-987-6487.


  • The “Marvelous Movie Monday” series will present the 1997 comedy “In & Out,” starring Kevin Kline as a small-town English teacher who is unexpectedly outed right before he is to marry a woman. 2 and 6:30 p.m. Free. Chevy Chase Library, 5625 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-282-0021.

Performances and readings

  • The Young Playwrights’ Workshop will present “Then & Now: Who My Childhood Made Me,” featuring new work written and performed by students (for ages 13 and older). 7 p.m. Free; donations encouraged. Source, 1835 14th St. NW.
  • Spooky Action Theater’s Festival of Readings will feature Lynn Sharp Spears directing “Roar Lions! Roar!!” by T. Cat Ford. 7:30 p.m. Free; reservations required. Universalist National Memorial Church, 1810 16th St. NW. 202-248-0301.