Events calendar: Monday, June 5


Children’s program

  • Children’s performer Audrey Engdahl 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.
  • Embrace Yoga DC will present “Mindful Monday Yoga.” 7:45 to 8:45 p.m. Free; reservations required. The Potter’s House, 1658 Columbia Road NW.


  • The Adams Morgan Summer Concert Series will feature the Airport 77s, a band specializing in power pop and new wave music of the late ’70s and ’80s. 5 to 7 p.m. Free. Corner of 18th Street and Columbia Road NW. 202-997-0783.
  • Levine Music will present a performance by students from its honors program. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600.
  • The U.S. Navy Band’s Commodores ensemble will perform. 8 p.m. Free. West Steps, U.S. Capitol.
  • A recital will feature students of Andrew Frankhouse. 8 to 9:30 p.m. Free. Middle C Music, 4530 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-244-7326.

Discussions and lectures

  • “Inclusionary Zoning: Separating Fact From Fiction” will feature a talk by Alexandria, Va.-based consultant Lisa Sturtevant on potential benefits and detriments to providing affordable housing, highlighting examples of different approaches by area jurisdictions that show that inclusionary zoning works best as part of a comprehensive local housing strategy. 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. $10; free for members. Reservations required. National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. 202-272-2448.
  • Renowned chess champion Garry Kasparov, chair of the New York-based Human Rights Foundation and a leader of Russia’s pro-democracy movement, will discuss his book “Deep Thinking: Where Machine Intelligence Ends and Human Creativity Begins.” 12:30 to 2 p.m. Free; reservations required. Riggs Library, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW.
  • Lynne Olson will discuss her book “Last Hope Island: Britain, Occupied Europe, and the Brotherhood That Helped Turn the Tide of War” in conversation with historian Evan Thomas. 6:45 p.m. $30 to $45. S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Drive SW. 202-633-3030.
  • Poet Patricia Lockwood will discuss her book “Priestdaddy: A Memoir.” 7 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919.
  • Experts from Bazaar Spices will discuss the history of the spice trade during ancient Rome, Medieval Europe and the 19th century. 7 p.m. Free; reservations requested. Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library, 1630 7th St. NW.


  • The “Marvelous Movie Monday” series will present the 2016 film “Sully,” featuring Tom Hanks as Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, who landed a plane on the Hudson River in 2009. 2 and 6:30 p.m. Free. Chevy Chase Library, 5625 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-282-0021.
  • A summer film series will feature “1948: Creation & Catastrophe,” a documentary about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. A Q&A with co-directors Andy Trimlett and Ahlam Muhtaseb will follow. 6 p.m. Free; reservations requested. The Palestine Center, 2425 Virginia Ave. NW. 202-338-1290.
  • The weeklong EuroAsia Shorts festival will kick off with an evening of films from Germany and China, followed by a discussion. 6:30 p.m. Free; reservations required. Goethe-Institut Washington, Suite 3, 1990 K St. NW.
  • “RSC Live” will feature a screening of director Angus Jackson’s production of “Julius Caesar,” Shakespeare’s epic political tragedy. 7 p.m. $20. Folger Theatre, 201 East Capitol St. SE. 202-544-7077.


  • The David Lynch Foundation will present “A Night of Laughter & Song,” featuring appearances by Jerry Seinfeld, Hugh Jackman, Jay Leno, Katie Couric, Margaret Cho, Deborra-lee Furness, Kesha, Ben Folds, Angelique Kidjo and Sharon Isbin in support of programs for veterans and at-risk youth. 8 p.m. $69 to $149. Concert Hall, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600.

Special event

  • Gala Hispanic Theatre’s annual Noche de Estrellas benefit event celebrating the region’s arts, community and philanthropic leaders will honor Jaime Camil, Lynne and Joseph Horning, and Carla Hübner. The event will include performances by Puerto Rican mezzo-soprano Anamer Castrello, Paso Nuevo member Felicia Miranda and flamenco dancer Edwin Aparicio. 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. $225 per person; $400 per couple. Hall of the Americas, 17th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202-234-7174.


  • 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.

This post was updated to reflect a change in the performer listed for the U.S. Navy Band’s concert.