Events calendar: Saturday, March 24


Children’s programs

  • The Rock Creek Park planetarium will host “Winter Night Sky,” a presentation of the brightest stars, planets and constellations that are visible in the wintertime. Recommended for ages five and up. 1 to 1:45 p.m. Free; required tickets can be obtained up to 30 minutes in advance. Rock Creek Park Nature Center, 5200 Glover Road NW. 202-895-6224. This event will repeat every Saturday and Sunday until April 29.
  • All ages are welcome at the “Ranger Reads” planetarium storytime session, where a National Park Service ranger will read Dr. Suess’ “The Lorax.” 2 to 2:30 p.m. Free. Rock Creek Park Nature Center, 5200 Glover Road NW. 202-895-6000.

Classes and workshops

  • Bring a yoga mat and a towel to the Kennedy Center for a weekly all-levels vinyasa yoga class in the Grand Foyer. 10:15 a.m. Free; registration required. Kennedy Center, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600. Event repeats every Saturday.
    • The U.S. Botanic Garden will hold its weekly “Yoga in the Garden” class that will allow participants to tune into their breath while enjoying the natural beauty of the garden. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Free. Conservatory Gallery, U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW. 202-225-8333.
    • The National Portrait Gallery will hold a creative writing session targeted for adults, which will take inspiration from the gallery’s special exhibition “The Sweat of Their Face: Portraying American Workers.” 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free, registration required. National Portrait Gallery, 8th and F streets NW. 202-633-1000. This event repeats weekly.
  • In celebration of Women’s History Month, the “Astronomy Stars: Women Who Changed the Night” program will highlight stories of female astronomers and their discoveries. Recommended for ages seven and older. 4 p.m. Free. Rock Creek Park Nature Center, 5200 Glover Road NW. 202-895-6224. This program will repeat on March 31.


  • Washington Performing Arts will present pianist Roman Rabinovich to perform works by Haydn, Rachmaninoff and Chopin as well as an original composition. 2 p.m. $45. Kennedy Center Terrace Theater, 2700 F St. NW. 202-833-9800.
  • “The Gorenman Bach Project” will present American University’s musician-in-residence Yuliya Gorenman performing Johann Sebastian Bach’s “The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I.” 7:30 p.m. $10 to $25. Abramson Family Recital Hall at the Katzen Arts Center, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW.

Discussions and lectures

  • Ira Spar, a professor of ancient history of Ramapo College of New Jersey, will lead a lecture on ancient and historic hats and headdresses, including examples from his personal collection, as part of a collaboration with the International Hajji Baba Society. 2 p.m. Free. The George Washington University Museum and the Textile Museum, 701 21st St. NW. 202-994-5200.


  • The National Geographic Museum will screen “Jerusalem 3-D,” which features aerial footage of the ancient city of Jerusalem. Noon, 1, 2 and 3 p.m. $7. Grosvenor Auditorium, 1600 M St. NW. 202-857-7700. The film will be shown Saturdays and Sundays until August.
  • The Smithsonian Channel will show its documentary, “Laws of the Lizard,” which tells the story of anole lizards and how they have expanded throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. This screening is part of the 2018 Environmental Film Festival. 3 to 5 p.m. Free; RSVP recommended.  Smithsonian National Zoo, 3001 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-633-4888.


  • The Shakespeare Theatre Company will present “Doctor Faustus,” the story of a man who sells his soul to the devil in exchange for the ability to use magic. 2 p.m. $20. Sidney Harman Hall, 610 F St. NW. 202-547-1122.
  • The Georgetown University Black Theatre Ensemble will present “The Story,” a play about a young black news reporter who gets the scoop on a murder of a white Teach for America instructor. 2 and 8 p.m. $8 to $10. Village C Theatre, 37th and O streets NW.
  • The live wax museum “Blacks in Wax” from the youth of the Southeast Tennis and Learning Center will put together a Black History production that combines drama, music and dance to educate and entertain through the arts. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600.
  • Keegan Theatre will present the legendary musical “Chicago,” featuring Maria Rizzo as Roxy Hart and Jessica Bennett as Velma Kelly. 7:30 p.m. $55 for general admission tickets. Andrew Keegan Theatre, 1742 Church St. NW. 202-265-3767. The show will be running until April 7.
  • The Georgetown Visitation Preparatory Masqueraders will perform the classic musical “The Sound of Music.” 7:30 p.m. $12 to $15. Nolan Center, Georgetown Visitation Preparatory, 1524 35th St. NW. 202-337-3350, ext. 2209. The show will repeat on March 25 at 2 p.m.
  • Forum Theatre will present the new play “Nat Turner in Jerusalem,” which imagines the last night of the infamous leader of the 1831 slave uprising in a jail cell in Jerusalem, Va. 8 p.m. $18. Silver Spring Black Box, 8641 Colesville Rd. Silver Spring. 301-588-8279. The show will continue until April 7.
  • The National Theatre production of Stephen Sondheim’s “Follies” will come to the Shakespeare Theatre Company. The musical is set in 1971 New York, at a crumbling Broadway theatre where old performers gather to reminisce the night before it gets demolished. 8 p.m. $20. Sidney Harman Hall, 610 F St. NW 202-547-1122. This performance will repeat on March 29.
  • Improbable Comedy will present an all-immigrant lineup including comedians Sryia Sarkar, Jepherson Guervara and Rubi Nicholas for its stand-up comedy show “Comedy as a Second Language.” 8 to 9:30 p.m. $20 to $25. The Highwood Theatre, 914 Silver Spring Ave. Silver Spring. Tickets are available at
  • Dance Place will present an evening of mixed repertory including Christopher K. Morgan’s “Rice,” which takes a child’s look at race and Tiffanie Carson’s “B.U.G. – [Backlight. Uplight. Glare.]” a play on the technical lighting term and meditation on the symbolic resonance of light and dark. Morgan’s “Into the Gloaming” will close the evening, addressing the nature of grief and loss with original score by electric cellist Wytold. 8 p.m. $15 to $30. Dance Place, 3225 8th St. NE. 202-249-7727. The show will repeat on March 25 at 7 p.m.
  • Groove Theory, Georgetown University’s co-ed hip hop team, will present its annual showcase, “One Move, One Groove,” featuring performers from the university as well as the D.C. area. 7:30 p.m. $7 to $10. Rafik B. Hariri Building, 37th and O streets NW.

Special events

  • The Fabergé Egg Festival with celebrate Spring the Russian way with folk music, dancing, egg-rolling games, an Easter play and a Fabergé-inspired egg decorating workshop.10 a.m. to 5 p.m. $5 to $18. Hillwood Estate, 4155 Linnean Ave. 202-686-5807. This festival will repeat on March 25.
  • The Fairmont Hotel in Georgetown will hold a Cherry Blossom Afternoon Tea to coincide with the National Cherry Blossom Festival, featuring a signature Fairmont Cherry Almond tea and other sweet and savory treats. 2 to 4 p.m. $40 to $55. Fairmont Washington, D.C., 2401 M St. NW. 202-457-5020. The tea will be offered until April 15.


  • The National Park Service will offer “As The Wheel Turns” mill tours, led by a park ranger or a volunteer from Friends of Peirce Mill. Self-guided tours are also possible. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. Peirce Mill, 2401 Tilden St. NW. Tours will be offered every Saturdays and Sundays until March 31.
  • Horticulturist Drew Asbury will give Hillwood visitors a behind-the-scenes look at the estate’s greenhouse for “Orchid Month.” 11 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 1:30 p.m. Free for members and children under six. $5 for children 6 to 18, $10 for students, $15 for seniors and $18 for adults. Hillwood Estate, 4155 Linnean Ave. NW. 202-686-5807. Sessions offered on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays until March 31.