Events calendar: Monday, Nov. 20


Children’s programs

  • Children’s performer Audrey 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.
  • “Rise + Rhyme” will feature Zig Zag the Magic Man for a morning storytelling and performance series geared toward children ages 5 and younger. 9:30 to 11 a.m. $5 per child. Busboys and Poets Brookland, 625 Monroe St. NE. 202-636-7230.

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. 6 to 7 p.m. Free. Guy Mason Recreation Center, 3600 Calvert St. NW. 202-727-7527.


  • The U.S. Army Blues will celebrate its centennial with a concert of swing music arrangements. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600.
  • Young Concert Artists will present artists of The PyeongChang Music Festival in a chamber music celebration of the upcoming Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. 7:30 p.m. $45 to $75. Terrace Theater, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600.

Discussions and lectures

  • “Conversations at The Kreeger Museum,” a program for those with memory disorders and their caregivers, will feature a discussion of Georges Braque’s “Vanitas.” 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Free; registration required. Kreeger Museum, 2401 Foxhall Road NW. 202-337-3050, ext. 318.
  • Kristen H. Gonzalez, curatorial assistant in the Department of Northern Baroque Paintings at the National Gallery of Art, will discuss “More Than Mimicry: The Parrot in Dutch Genre Painting.” 12:10 and 1:10 p.m. Free. West Building Lecture Hall, National Gallery of Art, 6th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202-737-4215.
  • The Ward Circle Chapter of AARP will sponsor a presentation by operatic and musical singer Melissa Chavez, who will discuss what is involved in becoming an opera performer. Social time at 12:30 p.m.; program at 1 p.m. Free. Metropolitan Memorial Campus, National United Methodist Church, 3401 Nebraska Ave. NW. 202-363-4900.
  • Profs & Pints will present “The Case for Impeachment,” a discussion with Allan J. Lichtman, professor of history at American University. 6 p.m. $10. The Bier Baron Tavern, 1523 22nd St. NW.
  • James Q. Whitman, a Yale Law School professor, will discuss his book “Hitler’s American Model: The United States and the Making of Nazi Race Law” — about possible links between the Jim Crow era in the United States and the Nazi era in Germany — in conversation with former NFL wide receiver and current CNN contributor Donté Stallworth. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Free. Langston Room, Busboys and Poets 14th & V, 2021 14th St. NW. 202-387-7638.
  • Nader Hashemi and Danny Postel will discuss their new book, “Sectarianization: Mapping the New Politics of the Middle East.” 6:30 to 8 p.m. Free. Cullen Room, Busboys and Poets 5th & K, 1025 5th St. NW. 202-789-2227.
  • Anne Fadiman will discuss her book “The Wine Lover’s Daughter: A Memoir.” 7 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919.
  • Chris Matthews, political commentator and host of MSNBC’s “Hardball,” will discuss his book “Bobby Kennedy: A Raging Spirit.” 7 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose at The Wharf, 70 District Square SW.
  • Marc Fasanella will discuss his book “Ralph Fasanella: Images of Optimism.” 7 to 8:30 p.m. Busboys and Poets Takoma, 235 Carroll St. NW. 202-726-0856.

Performances and readings

  • The Kathakali Group, a world-renowned Indian dance troupe, will perform “Narakasura Vadham,” a Keezhupadam-style Kathakali dance that tells a story from Hindu mythology. 6 to 8 p.m. Free. Gaston Hall, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW.
  • We Happy Few will present “A Midnight Dreary,” a site-specific piece featuring three Edgar Allan Poe stories, each with a drink pairing. 7:30 p.m. $10 to $30. Black Box Theatre, Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, 545 7th St. SE. 202-547-6839.
  • Grammy-nominated singer and Washington native Carolyn Malachi will host “A.W.E. (All Women Everywhere) Open Mic,” featuring a diverse mix of talent from professional spoken-word performers, open mic rookies and musicians. 9 to 11 p.m. $5. Pearl Bailey Room, Busboys and Poets Brookland, 625 Monroe St. NE. 202-636-7230.

Special event

  • The Lightscape Foundation’s World Press Photo Exhibition 2017 will feature images that cover everything from contemporary issues and general news to nature and sports. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. $10 to $25. Dupont Underground, 1500 19th St. NW. The photo exhibition will be open daily through Nov. 26 except on Thanksgiving Day.

Sporting event

  • The Washington Capitals will play the Calgary Flames. 7 p.m. $13 to $178. Capital One Arena (formerly Verizon Center), 601 F St. NW. 800-745-3000.