Events calendar: Saturday, Jan. 13


Book sale

  • The group Friends of the Mount Pleasant Library will hold its weekly used-book sale. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free admission. Mount Pleasant Library, 3160 16th St. NW. 202-671-3121.

Children’s programs

  • Teatro de la Luna will host a series of seven bilingual theater workshops for children ages 6 to 11. 10 a.m. to noon. Free. Casa de la Luna, 4020 Georgia Ave. NW. 202-882-6227. This event will repeat every Saturday until Feb. 28.
  • A park ranger will lead a planetarium program about the season’s brightest stars, planets and constellations (for ages 5 and older). 1 p.m. Free. Rock Creek Nature Center, 5200 Glover Road NW. 202-895-6070. The program will repeat Sunday at 1 p.m.
  • A park ranger will lead a planetarium program about the the Milky Way and other deep space objects (for ages 7 and older). 4 to 4:45 p.m. Free. Rock Creek Nature Center, 5200 Glover Road NW. 202-895-6070. The program will repeat Sunday at 4 p.m.
  • Something is always happening at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo. Daily programs include animal training, feeding demonstrations and keeper talks. Check for all listings. Smithsonian’s National Zoo & Conservation Biology Institute, 3001 Connecticut Ave., NW. 202-633-4888.

Classes and workshops

  • The Kennedy Center will host an all-levels vinyasa yoga class led by Cory Miller. 10 a.m. Free; reservations suggested. Grand Foyer, Kennedy Center.
  • The Mount Pleasant Library will present “Saturday Morning Yoga.” 10 a.m. Free. Mount Pleasant Library, 3160 16th St. NW. 202-671-3122.
  • The Edlavitch D.C. Jewish Community Center will host a FIT Dance Party at 7 p.m. $10 per class. Edlavitch DCJCC Gymnasium, 1529 16th St NW. Cassidy Jones,


  • The Smithsonian Concert of Viols program will perform the music of John Jenkins, an English musician who performed during the reign of Charles I and the interregnum period after the English Civil War. 7:30 p.m. $25 to $35. National Museum of American History, 14th St. and Constitution Ave. NW. 202-633-1000. This event will repeat on Sunday, Jan. 14.
  • The 41st season of the Smithsonian Chamber Music Society features musical masterpieces from the early 17th century to the early 21st, played on some of the world’s most highly prized musical instruments in a six-concert series. This season’s Masterworks of Five Centuries series commemorates the 190th anniversary of the death of Franz Schubert. 6:30 p.m. $35 to non-members. National Museum of American History, 3rd floor, 14th St & Constitution Ave NW. 202-633-3030. This concert series is also offered on Sundays.
  • The U.S. Navy Band Commodores will perform at the International Saxophone Symposium at the George Mason University Center for the Arts in Fairfax, Va. 8 p.m. Event is free. 202-433-3366.

Discussions and lectures

  • The Washington National Cathedral will host a men’s breakfast social and bible study. Monthly gatherings are based on the expressed interest of our men to have a social time to discuss and grow spiritually together. 9:30 a.m. Silver Brasserie, 3404 Wisconsin Ave. 202-537-6200.
  • Former Tudor Place Executive Director Leslie Buhler will discuss the almost three centuries of history of the Georgetown estate and National Historic Landmark. 1 p.m. Free. Georgetown Library, 3260 R St. NW. 202-727-0232.
  • Politics and Prose book store will have a reading of Edward L. Ayers’ “The Thin Light of Freedom: The Civil War and Emancipation in the Heart of America.” Check out the store’s other readings for the week at 3:30 p.m. Politics and Prose 5015 Connecticut Avenue NW. 202-364-1919.


  • Folger Shakespeare Library will present performances of “The Way of the World,” a comedy about an heiress, her womanizing boyfriend and a family scandal. 2 p.m. $35 to $79. The show will continue until Feb. 11, with shows Tuesday to Thursday at 7:30 p.m., shows on Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
  • “The Magic Duel” magic show at the Mayflower Hotel will feature Mark Phillips and Brian Curry, two comedic magicians who will compete against each other in an improvised magic competition using witty political insults and audience involvement. 5 and 8 p.m. $50 to $70. Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave. NW.
  • The Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage will host Wesli at 6 p.m. No tickets required. The John F. Kennedy Center, 2700 F Street, NW. 202-467-4600.
  • The Friday Morning Music Club will hold a chorale playing music from Schubert and Mozart with director Paul Leavitt. 8 to 10 p.m. Free. 212 East Capitol Street, NE. 202-543-4200.
  • KanKouran West African Dance Company will perform its new performance of “Bolo,” or “Bridge of Togetherness” as part of their celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. 8 p.m. $15 to $30. Dance Place, 3225 8th St. NE. This event will repeat on Sunday, Jan. 14 at 4 p.m.
  • The District of Columbia Arts Center and the Washington Improv Theatre will host Wintry Mix at 9:30 p.m. $15 at the door. Cash only. DC Arts Center, 2438 18th NW Street. 202-462-7833. Will repeat on Sunday at 7 p.m.

Special events

  • The Washington Harbour ice skating rink will hold a weekly “Cartoon Skate” event, from 10 a.m. to noon; and a “Rock n Skate” event, from 8 to 10 p.m. $9 to $10. Washington Harbour, 3000 K St. NW. 202-706-7666.
  • The Smithsonian American Art Museum will hold a day of Mexican cultural performances, crafts, art and activities to celebrate Mexican artist Rufino Tamayo. 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free. Kogod Courtyard, National Portrait Gallery, 8th and F streets NW. 202-633-8300.
  • The DC Anime Club will host “Video Game Day” where participants are encouraged to bring in video games and gaming systems along with their enthusiasm for East Asian culture and animations. 2 to 5 p.m. Free; reservations requested by emailing with subject line Video Game Day. Tenleytown Friendship Library, 4450 Wisconsin Ave. NW.
  • The Capitol Hill Art League Show will begin its opening reception at 5 p.m., as part of a free event that is open to members of the public. 5 to 7 p.m. Free. Capitol Hill Arts Workshop Gallery, 545 7th St. SE. 202-547-6389.
  • The Potter’s House will host the Recovery Café Open Mic. All DMV recovery communities, musicians, artists, supporters, families, friends are invited! This event is open to all. RSVP via Facebook. 7 to 10 p.m. The Potter’s House 1658 Columbia Road Northwest. 202-232-5483.
  • Levine Music will host the Charles Williams Voice Competition. The competition is open to all high school students, Levine and non-Levine ages 14 to 17. Noon to 1:30 p.m. Free. 2801 Upton Street NW. 202-686-8000.