Events calendar: Monday, March 12



  • PunjabTronix will bring cutting-edge live electronic music and digital projections combined with traditional Punjabi folk music to the Kennedy Center. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600.
  • Under the direction of Airi Yoshioka and David Yang, the Voyager Ensemble will celebrate the music of France, performing string quartets by Debussy, Ravel and others. 7 p.m. $40. Embassy of France, 4101 Reservoir Road NW. 202-944-6000.

Discussions and lectures

  • “Conversations,” The Kreeger Museum’s monthly interactive gallery talk for individuals with memory disorders and their caregivers, will focus on Joan Miro’s painting, “Deux Personnages.” The program will be accompanied by a musical performance. 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Free; registration required. The Kreeger Museum, 2401 Foxhall Road NW. 202-337-3050 ext. 318. This talk will repeat on March 19.
  • Join author and journalist Steven Gaines for a conversation about his new memoir, “One of These Things First,” in which he reflects on growing up gay and Jewish in 1960s Brooklyn. 7:30 to 9 p.m. $12. Edlavitch D.C. Jewish Community Center, 1529 16th St. NW. 202-518-9400.
  • Adam Hamilton will lead a discussion of his book, “Unafraid: Living with Courage and Hope in Uncertain Times,” which draws on research, psychology, religion and personal experiences to offer solutions for coping with fear, anxiety and worry. 7 p.m. $30; ticket includes a copy of the book. Washington National Cathedral, 3101 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-537-6200.


  • George Washington University’s Lisner Auditorium will present “Sorin: A Notre Dame Story,” a one-person play about the Rev. Edward Sorin, the Holy Cross priest who founded the University of Notre Dame. 6:42 p.m. Free. Lisner Auditorium, 730 21st St. NW. 202-994-6800.