Events calendar: Monday, May 22


Children’s programs

  • Children’s performer Marsha Goodman-Wood 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.
  • “Uno, Dos, Tres con Andrés!” will celebrate Latin culture in a program for kids and families. 10 a.m. Free. Tenley-Friendship Library, 4450 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-727-1488.

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.


  • As part of “JFK Centennial Week,” the American Youth Philharmonic Orchestras will present chamber ensembles performing works by Mozart, Barber, Schubert and others. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600.

Discussions and lectures

  • Kathleen Stephens, former U.S. ambassador to the Republic of Korea, will discuss “Lessons From Korea: Korea’s Democracy After 30 Years.” 6 to 8:30 p.m. Free; reservations required. City View Room, Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University, 1957 E St. NW.
  • National Geographic journalist Andrew Evans will discuss his book “The Black Penguin,” about the adventures, conversations, surprises and more from his 12,000-mile journey through every landscape imaginable on his long quest to balance identity and family, love and faith. 6:30 p.m. Free. Langston Room, Busboys and Poets 14th & V, 2021 14th St. NW. 202-387-7638.
  • Jean Freedman will discuss her book “Peggy Seeger: A Life of Music, Love, and Politics.” 6:30 p.m. Free. Kramerbooks & Afterwords, 1517 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-387-1400.
  • Daisy Johnson will discuss her book “Fen.” 6:30 p.m. Free. East City Bookshop, 645 Pennsylvania Ave. SE.
  • A panel discussion on the renovation of the National Gallery of Art’s I.M. Pei-designed East Building will feature Susan B. Wertheim, chief architect; Mark Leithauser, senior curator and chief of design; and Harry Cooper, curator of modern art. 6:45 p.m. $30 to $45. S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Drive SW. 202-633-3030.
  • William Hogeland will discuss his book “Autumn of the Black Snake: The Creation of the U.S. Army and the Invasion That Opened the West.” 7 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919.
  • “Feeder’s Advisory: A Book Club for Those Who Love Food” will discuss Jeanine Donofrio’s “The Love & Lemons Cookbook: An Apple-to-Zucchini Celebration of Impromptu Cooking.” 7 p.m. Free; reservations requested. Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library, 1630 7th St. NW.
  • In honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, the History/Biography Book Club will discuss Richard Reeves’ book  “Infamy: The Shocking Story of the Japanese American Internment in World War II.” 7 p.m. Free. Tenley-Friendship Library, 4450 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-282-3080.


  • The “Marvelous Movie Monday” series will present Ang Lee’s 2016 film “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk,” about an Iraq War veteran who feels alienated from a society that doesn’t understand the sacrifices of its soldiers. 2 and 6:30 p.m. Free. Chevy Chase Library, 5625 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-282-0021.
  • The Dupont Underground will host a screening of “Revisiting Torre David,” about an abandoned 45-story office tower in Caracas that was home to squatters for several years until the Venezuelan government relocated the residents amid announced plans to transform the building into a commercial center. A discussion with Alfredo Brillembourg of Urban-Think Tank will follow. 7 to 9 p.m. $15. Dupont Underground, 1500 19th St. NW.
  • National Theatre Live will present a broadcast of David Leveaux’s new production of “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead,” starring Daniel Radcliffe, Joshua McGuire and David Haig. 7:30 p.m. $20. Sidney Harman Hall, 610 F St. NW. 202-547-5688.

Special events

  • As part of the 27th annual Washington Jewish Film Festival, “An Evening of Yiddish Culture” will feature a rare restored 35mm presentation of Joseph Green’s film “A Letter to Mother,” followed by a live concert by the Netherlands-based Yiddish band Nikitov. Film at 6:15 p.m.; concert at 8:30 p.m. $13 to $30. Goldman Theater, Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center, 1529 16th St. NW.
  • Washington English Center, a nonprofit that provides affordable and accessible English lessons and workplace preparation for adult immigrants, will host a cocktail reception benefit with journalist and writer Ray Suarez, recipient of the group’s Champion for Immigrants Award. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. $125; reservations required. A Baked Joint, 440 K St. NW.