Events calendar: Monday, March 19


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.
  • The Ward Circle Chapter of the American Association of Retired Persons will sponsor a presentation by Melissa Chavez, a singer in musicals and operas who will discuss her experience as an opera singer. 12:30 p.m. social time, 1 p.m. program. Free. National United Methodist Church, Metropolitan Memorial Campus, 3401 Nebraska Ave. NW. 202-363-4900.
  • “Fiction Fun!,” a monthly book club that promises a “lively discussion of the human soul shown in current fiction,” will focus on Abraham Verghese’s novel, “Cutting for Stone.” 7 to 8:30 p.m. Free; RSVP required. Washington National Cathedral, 3101 Wisconsin Ave. NW. Contact Beverly Rude at


  • The Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage will present “M is Black Enough,” which includes steelpan, cello, drums, poetry and vocals creating hard-driving rhythms and biting social commentary. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600.
  • Poets Liz Ahl and David Keplinger will read their poetry and lead into an open mic. The night will begin with refreshments and a classical guitar performance by Michael C. Davis. 7 to 9 p.m. Free. Friendship Heights Village Center, 4433 South Park Ave., Chevy Chase. Contact Burgi Zenhaeusern at for more details.