Events calendar: Saturday, June 2


Children’s programs

  • The Kreeger Museum’s “First Studio: Story + Workshop” will feature a gallery tour of paintings, sculpture and architecture, as well as a story and a hands-on art-making experience (for ages 3 to 5). 10 to 11 a.m. $10 per child; registration required. Kreeger Museum, 2401 Foxhall Road NW. 202-337-3050. The program will also be offered June 9.
  • “Kids in the Castle” will feature self-guided, family-friendly museum tours, scavenger hunts with prizes, and games in the castle garden. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free; reservations required. Heurich House Museum, 1307 New Hampshire Ave. NW.
  • A park ranger will lead a planetarium program about distant galaxies, nebulas 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.

Classes and workshops

  • Instructor Amanda Archibald will present a class on “Street Photography,” followed by a photo walk through the Petworth neighborhood. 9:30 a.m. Free; reservations required. Petworth Library, 4200 Kansas Ave. NW.
  • Artist and art historian Joseph Cassar will lead a seminar on “Surrealism: The Canvas of Dreams.” 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. $90 to $140. S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Drive SW. 202-633-3030.
  • Volunteers from the Washington English Center will lead an “ESL Conversation Circle” for English learners who already have some knowledge of the language. 10 a.m. Free. Tenley-Friendship Library, 4450 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-727-1488.
  • The Mount Pleasant Library will present “Saturday Morning Yoga.” 10 a.m. Free. Mount Pleasant Library, 3160 16th St. NW. 202-671-3122.
  • The Chevy Chase Library will host a workshop on how to spot, report and combat “fake news” on social media. 2 p.m. Free. Chevy Chase Library, 5625 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-282-0021.


  • Washington Performing Arts’ Children of the Gospel Choir will perform. 4 p.m. $20 to $40. Lisner Auditorium, George Washington University, 730 21st St. NW. 202-785-9727.
  • Grammy-winning rapper Secret Agent 23 Skidoo will perform songs from his latest album, “Infinity Plus One.” 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600.
  • The Music With the Angels concert series will feature soprano Emma McDermott and pianist Mark Irchai. 7:30 p.m. Free; $10 donation suggested. Church of the Holy City, 1611 16th St. NW. 202-462-6734.
  • The Congressional Chorus will present “Sun, Moon & Stars: Songs of the Galaxies,” featuring David Child’s 2017 “Canticle of the Sun” and five other D.C. premieres. 7:30 p.m. $15 to $29; free for ages 11 and younger. National City Christian Church, 5 Thomas Circle NW. 202-629-3140.
  • The Washington Chorus will present “Lenny & Friends,” featuring works by esteemed 20th-century composer Leonard Bernstein and his contemporaries. 8 p.m. $15 to $47.50. First Congregational United Church of Christ, 945 G St. NW. The concert will repeat June 9 at 8 p.m.

Discussions and lectures

  • U.S. Botanic Garden science education volunteer Todd Brethauer will discuss “Soup’s On: The Cabbage Family of the Bartholdi Park Kitchen Garden.” 10:30 a.m. to noon. Free; reservations required. Conservatory Classroom, U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW. 202-225-8333.
  • “Inspiring Fathers, Celebrating Co-Parenting,” a panel discussion and awards program, will feature prominent lawyer A. Scott Bolden, D.C. deputy mayor for health and human services HyeSook Chung, Ward 5 D.C. Council member Kenyan McDuffie, psychologist Dr. James Ballard II, national relationship expert Frank Love and Port of Harlem Magazine publisher Wayne Young. 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free. New York Avenue Presbyterian Church, 1313 New York Ave. NW.
  • Scott W. Stern will discuss his book “The Trials of Nina McCall: Sex, Surveillance, and the Decades-Long Government Plan to Imprison ‘Promiscuous’ Women.” 1 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919.
  • Artist Curtis Woody will discuss his exhibit, “A Sketch of Slavery in the District of Columbia.” 1 p.m. Free. Dumbarton House, 2715 Q St. NW.
  • Joanna Baker, head of collection management at the Kreeger Museum, will discuss the work of sculptor Isamu Noguchi, focusing on “Soliloquy.” 2 to 3 p.m. Free. Kreeger Museum, 2401 Foxhall Road NW. 202-337-3050.
  • John Ferling will discuss his book “Apostles of Revolution: Jefferson, Paine, Monroe, and the Struggle Against the Old Order in America and Europe.” 3:30 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919.
  • Eugene L. Meyer will discuss his book “Five for Freedom: The African American Soldiers in John Brown’s Army.” 6 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919.

Special events

  • The Dupont-Kalorama Museums Consortium will present the 34th annual Museum Walk Weekend, featuring activities and tours at Anderson House, Dumbarton House, the Phillips Collection and the President Woodrow Wilson House. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free admission. The event will continue on Sunday, when the National Museum of American Jewish Military History will participate as well.
  • The 29th annual Glover Park Day will feature children’s activities, food from local restaurateurs, craft and art displays, and musical performances. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free admission. Guy Mason Recreation Center, Calvert Street and Wisconsin Avenue NW.
  • The 1 Journey Festival will celebrate refugee talents, stories and contributions through food, music, art and dance. Highlights will include chef José Andrés and a refugee chef discussing the importance of food and culture; actor and model Ger Duany recounting his story as a “lost boy” of Sudan; performances by refugee and immigrant music and dance groups, including the celebrated Pihcintu Multicultural Children’s Chorus; a Kid’s Corner with henna, make-a-kite and calligraphy lessons taught by refugee families; a multicultural marketplace and food trucks; an immersive video experience that will engage attendees with refugees living in overseas camps and host countries; and virtual reality experiences with a Rohingya refugee. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free. Washington National Cathedral, Massachusetts and Wisconsin avenues NW.
  • The 31st annual DanceAfrica, DC Festival will host an outdoor “African Marketplace” featuring authentic crafts from handmade drums and clothing to jewelry, cosmetics and gifts. The event will include African dance performances by Malcolm X Dancers & Drummers, DC Casineros, Urban Foli, Usuthu Art Productions and a “village celebration” with Coyaba Dance Theater. 12:30 to 7 p.m. Free admission. Dance Place, 3225 8th St. NE. 202-269-1600. The marketplace and outdoor performances will continue Sunday from 12:30 to 7 p.m.


  • The DanceAfrica, DC Festival will present a performance with African Heritage Dancers and Drummers and Farafina Kan Junior Company, at 2 p.m.; and a performance with Kankouran West African Dance Company and Bambara Drum and Dance Ensemble, at 8 p.m. $15 to $30. Dance Place, 3225 8th St. NE. 202-269-1600.

Special event

  • The National Capital Astronomers will present “Exploring the Sky,” featuring a night of stargazing through the lens of a telescope. 9 p.m. Free. Military Field near the Picnic Grove 13 parking lot, Glover Road near Military Road NW. 202-895-6070.


  • Atlas Obscura will present “Where They Lived, Where They Lie,” featuring a behind-the-scenes visit to the generations-old Tudor Place mansion and the nearby historic Oak Hill Cemetery, where many of the Peter family descendants rest eternally. 10 a.m. to noon. $25; reservations required. Tudor Place Historic House and Garden, 1644 31st St. NW.
  • The Smithsonian Associates will present a tour by local historian Garrett Peck on “Walt Whitman in Washington.” 1 to 4 p.m. $40 to $50. Meet outside the F Street entrance to the Smithsonian American Art Museum, 8th and F streets NW. 202-633-3030. The tour will also be offered on June 15 and 23.