Events calendar: Saturday, June 3


Children’s programs

  • Arts on the Horizon will present a creative drama workshop exploring the rhythms, rhymes and music in favorite stories like “Chicka Chicka Boom Boom” and “Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?” (best suited for ages 2 through 5). 9:45 a.m. Free. Grand Foyer, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600.
  • 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 14 and 17.
  • Swedish artist and art teacher Karin Lithell will lead a workshop for children. Noon to 3 p.m. Free. House of Sweden, 2900 K St. NW.
  • Children will hear a story about John James Audubon and then create a special piece of art. 1 to 4 p.m. Free. National Portrait Gallery, 8th and F streets NW. 202-633-1000. The program will repeat Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m.
  • The House of Sweden will host a weekly storytime for children and families to experience Swedish children’s literature. 2 p.m. Free. House of Sweden, 2900 K St. NW.
  • “Pacific Rhythm” will kick off the D.C. Public Library’s summer reading program with traditional music and dances from Hawaii, Tahiti, New Zealand, Fiji, Cook Islands and Samoa with authentic costumes for each island. 3:30 p.m. Free. Tenley-Friendship Library, 4450 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-727-1488.

Classes and workshops

  • Art historian Aneta Georgievska-Shine will lead a seminar on “The Arts and WWI: Creation, Destruction, and Revolution.” 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. $90 to $140. S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Drive SW. 202-633-3030.
  • Volunteer teachers from the Washington English Center will hold a weekly conversational practice circle for adults who already have some English speaking ability. 10 to 11:30 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.
  • Heather Markowitz, founder of WithLoveDC, will lead a “Practice With Love” yoga class. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Free. Conservatory West Gallery, U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW. 202-225-8333.
  • Yoga Activist will present a class for beginners. 11 a.m. Free. Petworth Library, 4200 Kansas Ave. NW. 202-243-1188.


  • The Da Capo Chamber Players will present a chamber music recital featuring works by Brahms, Ravel and Schumann. 3 p.m. Free. Cleveland Park Congregational Church, 34th and Lowell streets NW.
  • The Adams Morgan Summer Concert Series will feature the Jelly Roll Mortals performing original songs and cover tunes. 5 to 7 p.m. Free. Corner of 18th Street and Columbia Road NW. 202-997-0783.
  • Cantate Chamber Singers will present “A Choral Fringe Festival,” featuring an eclectic program of works by Samuel Barber, Charles Ives, Amy Beach, Grace Williams and Elizabeth Maconchy. 5 p.m. $35 to $45; $15 for students; free for ages 18 and younger. First Congregational United Church of Christ, 945 G St. NW.
  • Encore Creativity for Older Adults will present a performance by its chorales and rock choruses. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600.
  • A recital will feature students of Fairouz Foty. 6 to 7 p.m. Free. Middle C Music, 4530 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-244-7326.
  • “Trading Voices: The WNO Opera Gala Concert” will feature beloved stars from the genre joining forces with popular music luminaries to perform songs in their own respective style, as well as favorites from each others’ worlds. Performers will include Jordan Donica, Aretha Franklin, Denyce Graves, Soloman Howard, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Leslie Odom Jr. and Renée Fleming. 6:30 p.m. $49 to $300. Opera House, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600.
  • The Congressional Chorus will present “New Horizons: Music Without Borders,” featuring the D.C. premiere of the Grammy-winning “Calling All Dawns,” a 12-movement song cycle in 12 languages by Chinese-American composer Christopher Tin. 7:30 p.m. $15 to $30; free for ages 11 and younger. National City Christian Church, 5 Thomas Circle NW.
  • The Moscow Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra, conductor and violinist Vladimir Spivakov, cellist Danielle Akta and soprano Hibla Gerzmava will perform international opera hits, famous arias and classical favorites. 7:30 p.m. $22.50 to $95. Lisner Auditorium, George Washington University, 730 21st St. NW. 202-994-6800.
  • The Rhodes Tavern Troubadours will perform. 8 p.m. $5 to $10 per person; $30 maximum per family. Palisades Community Church, 5200 Cathedral Ave. NW. 202-966-7929.

Discussions and lectures

  • U.S. Botanic Garden science education volunteer Todd Brethauer will discuss “Hawaii: A Botanical Paradise in the Middle of the Sea,” highlighting the work of the National Tropical Botanical Garden and the Lyon Arboretum of the University of Hawaii in conserving the island’s unique plant life and ethnobotanical heritage. 10:30 a.m. to noon. Free; reservations required. Conservatory Classroom, U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW. 202-225-8333.
  • Neuroscientist Nina Kraus and members of the D.C. Youth Orchestra will explain basic principles of music and its connection to the brain through demonstration, visuals and participation. 11 a.m. $20. Family Theater, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600.
  • Thomas Oliphant, The Boston Globe’s Pulitzer-winning Washington columnist and a regular commentator on “PBS NewsHour,” will discuss his book “The Road to Camelot: Inside JFK’s Five-Year Campaign.” 1 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919.
  • Michael Kaplan, a recently retired veterinarian who loves and collects carpets, will discuss “Lighting Your Carpets,” about options for safely lighting a carpet collection in a manner that brings out the beauty of the textiles’ colors. 2 to 4 p.m. Free. George Washington University Museum and Textile Museum, 701 21st St. NW. 202-994-5200.
  • Katherine Wilson will discuss her book “The Mother-In-Law Cure (Originally Published as ‘Only in Naples’): Learning to Live and Eat in an Italian Family.” 3:30 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919.
  • Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health, will discuss what the future may hold for music and the mind in conversation with renowned soprano Renée Fleming. 3:30 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600.
  • Stephen Hunter will discuss his book “G-Man.” 6 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919.
  • Surgeon, neuroscientist and musician Charles Limb and jazz pianist Vijay Iyer will discuss neuroscientists’ emerging efforts to examine the elusive nature of human creativity, including improvisational art forms such as jazz. 7:30 p.m. $20. Family Theater, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600.

Festivals and family programs

  • “Jazz ’n Families Fun Days” will feature live jazz performances throughout the museum. Activities will include storytelling, an “instrument petting zoo,” meet-the-artist opportunities and hands-on workshops. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. Phillips Collection, 1600 21st St. NW. The event will repeat Sunday from noon to 7 p.m.
  • The 28th 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 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 Tam Tam Mandingue, Urban Foli and a “village celebration” with Coyaba Dance Theater. Noon to 7 p.m. Free admission. Dance Place, 3225 8th St. NE. 202-269-1600. The marketplace and outdoor performances will continue Sunday from noon to 7 p.m.
  • The Summerfest DC beer and wine festival will feature 100-plus craft beers, 30-plus wines, live music, and outdoor games, arts and activities. Noon to 3 p.m.; 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.; and 7:15 to 10:15 p.m. $50 to $85. Half Street Fairgrounds, 1199 Half St. SE. The event will continue Sunday from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.


  • “A Pictorial Dream — Directed by Straub and Huillet” will feature the 1965 film “Not Reconciled” and the 1963 film “Machorka-Muff,” at 2 p.m.; and the 1968 film “Chronicle of Anna Magdalena Bach,” at 4 p.m. Free. East Building Auditorium, National Gallery of Art, 4th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. 202-737-4215.


  • The DanceAfrica, DC Festival will present a performance with Soul in Motion, Dance Place Step Team and African Heritage Dancers and Drummers, at 2 p.m.; and a performance with Coyaba Dance Theater and Ezibu Muntu African Dance Theater, at 8 p.m. $15 to $30. Dance Place, 3225 8th St. NE. 202-269-1600.
  • SpeakeasyDC will present “Out/Spoken: Queer, Questioning, Bold and Proud Stories Through an LGBTQ Lens,” featuring stories by Robin Katcher, Mike Boyd, Elyse Hannah, Patrick McBride, Darryl Smith, Sean Wells, Rebecca King and Melvin Thomas. 6 p.m. $22. 9:30 Club, 815 V St. NW.
  • Washington Improv Theater will present “Road Show.” 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. $12 to $15. DC Arts Center, 2438 18th St. NW. 202-462-7833.
  • GALA Hispanic Theatre will present the D.C. premiere of “Silenced Within Me/Callado Conmigo,” developed by Elia Arce with Latinas and Latinos in the community to tell their stories as survivors of domestic violence and sexual abuse (presented in Spanish with some English). A post-performance discussion with the artist will follow. 8 p.m. $10 to $15. GALA Theatre, 3333 14th St. NW. 202-234-7174.
  • Halcyon fellow Yoko K. and Aliens of Extraordinary Abilities will present an immersive, interactive evening of live electronic music and video art intended to engage the audience to imagine what our shared future looks, sounds and feels like. 8:30 p.m. $40; reservations required. Halcyon House, 3400 Prospect St. NW.

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 Colonial Dames of America Chapter III will present a display of antique toys at an open house at the historic Abner Cloud House, the oldest original building along the C&O Canal. Noon to 5 p.m. Free. Abner Cloud House, Canal and Reservoir roads NW.
  • The 2017 Diabetes Bash — honoring longtime Washington sports radio personality Ken Beatrice and his commitment to helping find a cure for diabetes — will feature children’s activities, a live auction, a buffet dinner and music. 6 to 10 p.m. $25 to $45. Georgetown University Hotel and Conference Center, 3800 Reservoir Road NW.
  • “Savor: An American Craft Beer & Food Experience” will feature 172 beers from 86 small and independent breweries from around the country, each one paired with a small plate to dazzle the palate. 7:30 to 11 p.m. $135. National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW.

Sporting events

  • D.C. United will play the Los Angeles Galaxy. 7 p.m. $20 to $200. RFK Stadium, 2400 East Capitol St. SE. 800-745-3000.
  • The Washington Valor, the area’s new Arena Football League franchise, will play the Cleveland Gladiators. 7 p.m. $15 to $270. Verizon Center, 601 F St. NW. 800-745-3000.

Walks and tours

  • Washington Walks’ “Get Local!” series will explore Walt Whitman-related sites downtown on a tour led by Garrett Peck, author of “Walt Whitman in Washington, D.C.: The Civil War and America’s Greatest Poet.” 11 a.m. $15 to $20. Meet outside the 9th Street exit to the Gallery Place-Chinatown Metrorail station.
  • A slide show and outdoor tour will focus on the Washington National Cathedral’s whimsical stone gargoyles and grotesques (for ages 10 and older). 2 p.m. $18 to $22; reservations suggested. Washington National Cathedral, Massachusetts and Wisconsin avenues NW.