- 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.
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 D.C. Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs will present a seminar on “The Regulatory Process of Starting a Business.” 6:30 p.m. Free. Petworth Library, 4200 Kansas Ave. Nw. 202-243-1188.
- Embrace Yoga DC will present “Mindful Monday Yoga.” 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Free; reservations required. The Potter’s House, 1658 Columbia Road NW. embracedc.com/schedule.
- Beau Soir Ensemble will perform classical music. Noon to 1 p.m. Free. Conservatory, Heurich House Museum, 1307 New Hampshire Ave. NW. 202-429-1894.
- Singer, songwriter and guitarist Edna Vazquez will perform. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600.
- The Django Festival All-Stars — featuring legendary gypsy guitarist and violinist Dorado Schmitt as well as his guitar-playing sons Amati and Samson — will pay tribute to the swinging style of the Belgian guitarist Django Reinhardt. 7 and 9 p.m. $30 to $45. Theater Lab, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600.
- The 19th annual Washington Jewish Music Festival will present Levine Music faculty members in “Music Over the Wall: Quartet for the End of Time,” featuring a masterpiece originally composed and performed by inmates in a Nazi camp that has been rescored for electric instruments and percussion. 7:30 p.m. $15 to $18. Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center, 1529 16th St. NW. wjmf.org/events.
- Adult students of Middle C teachers will perform a winter recital. 8 to 9 p.m. Free. Middle C Music, 4530 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-244-7326.
Discussions and lectures
- Chris Myers Asch, editor of Washington History, and George Derek Musgrove, associate professor of history at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, will discuss their book “Chocolate City: A History of Race and Democracy in the Nation’s Capital.” Noon. Free. George Washington University Museum and Textile Museum, 701 21st St. NW. 202-994-5200.
- Artist Michelangelo Pistoletto will discuss his newly published monograph “Michelangelo Pistoletto: The Minus Objects 1965-1966” in conversation with James Meyer, the National Gallery of Art’s curator of art spanning the period from 1945 to 1974. 1 p.m. Free. East Building Auditorium, National Gallery of Art, 4th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. 202-737-4215.
- Biographer Walter Isaacson, president and CEO of the Aspen Institute, will discuss his book “Leonardo Da Vinci,” about the quintessential Renaissance man. 3:30 p.m. Free. East Building Auditorium, National Gallery of Art, 4th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. 202-737-4215.
- The World Affairs Council will present a talk by Robin Renee Sanders, CEO of FEEEDS Advocacy Initiative with Africa and former U.S. ambassador to Nigeria and the Republic of Congo, on her book “’The Rise of Africa’s Small & Medium Size Enterprises.” 6 to 8 p.m. Free; reservations required. Horizon Ballroom, Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. worldaffairsdc.org.
- The Kramerbooks Editorial Book Club will discuss “Autumn” by Ali Smith. 6 p.m. Free. Kramerbooks & Afterwords, 1517 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-387-1400.
- Sabine O’Hara, dean of the College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences and land-grant programs of the University of the District of Columbia, will discuss “Solutions for Food Security — The Urban Food Hubs.” 6:30 to 8 p.m. Free; reservations required. Q?rius Theater, National Museum of Natural History, 10th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. tinyurl.com/y99fulz9.
- James E. Lewis Jr., associate professor of history at Kalamazoo College, will discuss his book “The Burr Conspiracy: Uncovering the Story of an Early American Crisis.” 6:45 p.m. $20 to $35. S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Drive SW. 202-633-3030.
- David Barclay Moore, Dashka Slater and Nic Stone — whose young adult books address complex subjects such as race, class and social justice — will discuss their respective books “The Stars Beneath Our Feet,” “The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives” and “Dear Martin.” 7 p.m. Free. Children & Teens Department, Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919.
- Biographer Walter Isaacson will discuss his book “Leonardo Da Vinci,” about the quintessential Renaissance man. 7 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919.
- Former U.S. Rep. Chris Gibson, R-N.Y., will discuss his book “Rally Point: Five Tasks to Unite the Country and Revitalize the American Dream” in-conversation with Rep. Tim Walz, D-Minn. 7 p.m. Free. Kramerbooks & Afterwords, 1517 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-387-1400.
- Retired U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Daniel P. Bolger will discuss his book “Our Year of War: Two Brothers, Vietnam, and a Nation Divided” in conversation with the book’s subjects — former Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and his younger brother Tom Hagel, both of whom served in Vietnam during the war’s most grueling period in the same infantry squad but emerged from the experience with different views on the U.S. intervention. 7 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose at The Wharf, 70 District Square SW. politics-prose.com/wharf.
- Chris Myers Asch, editor of Washington History, and George Derek Musgrove, associate professor of history at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, will discuss their book “Chocolate City: A History of Race and Democracy in the Nation’s Capital.” 7 to 9 p.m. Free. Langston Room, Busboys and Poets 14th & V, 2021 14th St. NW. 202-387-7638.
- Israeli journalist, writer, translator Haim Watzman will discuss “Israeli Soldiers, Sudanese Refugees, and a Talmudic Debate.” 7 to 9 p.m. Free; reservations required. Conference Room 3-4, Mary Graydon Center, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. tinyurl.com/WatzmanAU.
- The “Marvelous Movie Monday” series will present the 2004 comedy “Saving Face,” about a 48-year-old Chinese-American widow who becomes pregnant, prompting her daughter to match her up with every eligible bachelor in town. 2 and 6:30 p.m. Free. Chevy Chase Library, 5625 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-282-0021.
- The Embassy of France will present Anthony Easton’s film “The American in Paris: The True Story of the American Hospital of Paris in WWI” and Jack Klink’s film “At Home and Over There: American Women Physicians in World War I,” followed by a Q&A and an exhibit opening. 6:30 p.m. Free; reservations required. Embassy of France, 4101 Reservoir Road NW. frenchculture.org.
- The Washington, DC Film Society will present “Coming Attractions Trailer Night, Winter 2017,” featuring a look at upcoming releases hosted by film critics Tim Gordon and Travis Hopson. 7 to 9 p.m. $5. Landmark’s West End Cinema, 2301 M St. NW. dcfilmsociety.org.
Performances and readings
- The Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize reading will pair judge Gjertrud Schnackenberg with winner Mike White for an evening of poetry. 7:30 p.m. $15. Folger Theatre, 201 East Capitol St. SE. folger.edu.
- Laugh Index Theatre will present “Improv Wars,” a friendly competition among improv troupes, with the audience voting for the winner. 8 p.m. $8 to $15. DC Arts Center, 2438 18th St. NW. 202-462-7833.
- The Oyster-Adams Bilingual School will host its 23rd annual Bilingual Book Fair, with proceeds benefiting primary and middle school library programs. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free admission. Oyster Campus, Oyster-Adams Bilingual School, 2801 Calvert St. NW. 202-671-6130.
- The Washington Capitals will play the Arizona Coyotes. 7 p.m. $6 to $155. Capital One Arena (formerly Verizon Center), 601 F St. NW. 800-745-3000.
- U.S. Botanic Garden volunteer docent Beth Burrous will present 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.