Events calendar: Monday, Sept. 11


Children’s program

  • Busboys and Poets 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Author Ingrid Anders will lead a Short Fiction Writing Workshop. 7 p.m. Free; reservations required. Georgetown Library, 3260 R St. NW. 202-727-0232.
  • Author Peter Lovenheim will present a four-session class on “Narrative Non-fiction: Writing True Stories.” 7 to 9 p.m. $152 to $162. Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center, 1529 16th St. NW. The class will continue Sept. 18, Sept. 25 and Oct. 2.


  • “Live! Concert Series on the Plaza” will feature the Meridian Ensemble performing jazz. Noon to 1 p.m. Free. Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202-312-1300.
  • The Senegalese trio Bideew Bou Bess will perform. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, 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 the architecture of Philip Johnson’s building, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary. 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Free; registration required. Kreeger Museum, 2401 Foxhall Road NW. 202-337-3050, ext. 318. The program will also be offered Sept. 18 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
  • Independent scholar Aaron DeNu will discuss “Rock History, or How Pieces of the Capitol Landed in the Smithsonian,” about portions of the historic east facade of the U.S. Capitol that sat decaying in Rock Creek Park for years until DeNu learned of their connection to enslaved African-Americans and helped get them into the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Noon. Free. George Washington University Museum and Textile Museum, 701 21st St. NW. 202-994-5200.
  • Duane Evans will discuss his book “Foxtrot in Kandahar: A Memoir of a CIA Officer in Afghanistan at the Inception of America’s Longest War.” Noon. Free. International Spy Museum, 800 F St. NW. 202-393-7798.
  • Cuban health professionals and U.S. doctors who graduated from the Latin America School of Medicine in Cuba will participate in a panel discussion on “In Cuba Health Care Is a Human Right.” 6 to 8 p.m. Free. Busboys and Poets Takoma, 235 Carroll St. NW. 202-726-0856.
  • Sally Quinn will discuss her book “Finding Magic: A Spiritual Memoir.” 7 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919.
  • Experts from Bazaar Spices will discuss “The World of Salt: An Introduction.” 7 p.m. Free; reservations requested. Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library, 1630 7th St. NW.


  • The “Marvelous Movie Monday” series will present the 2015 film “El Jeremias.” 2 and 6:30 p.m. Free. Chevy Chase Library, 5625 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-282-0021.
  • National Theatre Live will present a broadcast of Tony Kushner’s “Angels in America, Part 2,” about New Yorkers grappling with life and death in the mid-1980s in the midst of the AIDS crisis and the conservative Reagan administration. 7 p.m. $20. Sidney Harman Hall, 610 F St. NW. 202-547-5688. The film will be shown again Tuesday at 7 p.m.


  • U.S. Botanic Garden volunteer docent Nancy Ragsdale will discuss the history of the National Garden, plants attractive to butterflies, native plants of the middle Atlantic area and roses that grow well in the Washington environment. 3 to 4 p.m. Free. Meet by the entrance to the National Garden on the Conservatory Terrace, U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW. 202-225-8333.