Events calendar: Saturday, March 3


Children’s programs

  • “First Studio: Story and Workshop” at the Kreeger Museum will provide children ages 3 to 5 with a gallery tour, a story and a hands-on art-making experience. An adult companion is required. 10 to 11 a.m. $10. The Kreeger Museum, 2401 Foxhall Road NW. 202-338-3552. This event repeats every first and third Saturday of the month.
  • “Do, Re, Mi, les amis!” will immerse children in the French language with songs, dance and stories. 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Free; registration required. Alliance Française, 2142 Wyoming Ave. NW. This is a bi-monthly event that will repeat on March 10.
  • French children’s author Amir Fehri will join the Alliance Française for a special story time. At age 14, Fehri has already published two books. 11:15 to 11:45 a.m. Free; registration required. Alliance Française, 2142 Wyoming Ave. NW.
  • Science of Spirituality will host a Family and Children’s Retreat for children ages 4 through 14 and their parents. 2 to 4 p.m. Free. Science of Spirituality Meditation Center, 2950 Arizona Ave. NW. 202-810-9780.
  • GALA Hispanic Theatre will present “VolcanO – Tales of El Salvador,” a bilingual play for children ages 5 to 10 about the Salvadoran folk tales of the cadejos, which are magic dogs of the volcano that protect families. 3 p.m. $10 to $12. GALA Theatre, 3333 14th St. NW. 202-234-7174. The show will continue several times until March 17.

Classes and workshops

  • The College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences at the University of the District of Columbia will host a series of free propagation clinics covering how spring crops become food. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free. University of the District of Columbia, 4200 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-274-6103.
  • “Orchid 101: How to Get Your Orchid to Rebloom” will teach beginner and intermediate-level orchid gardeners the basics of growing the flower. 10 a.m. to noon. $25 to $30. Hillwood Estate, 4155 Linnean Ave. NW. 202-686-5807. This event will repeat on March 9, 10, 23 and 31.
  • 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 to 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.
  • March is Orchid Month at Hillwood Estate, which will hold a workshop to teach orchid growers about repotting their flowers. Participants should bring one or two of their orchids from home. 2 to 4 p.m. $25 to $30. Hillwood Estate, 4155 Linnean Ave. NW. 202-686-5807. This workshop will repeat on March 10 and 16.


  • Duo pianists Elizabeth Lane and Barbara Wing, along with guest artist Rosa Lamareaux, will perform the music of Bach, Brahms, Bernstein and more at Levine School of Music’s 23rd Annual Two Piano Concert. 2 to 4 p.m. Free. Lang Recital Hall, 2801 Upton St. NW. 202-686-8000.
  • Under the direction of Yannick Nézet-Séguin, the Philadelphia Orchestra will perform Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 7 “Leningrad.” 8 p.m. $40 to $110. The Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. 202-833-9800.
  • At “Levine Presents Bernstein: A Man for All Seasons,” violinist Olivia Hajioff, violist Marc Ramirez, cellist Vasily Popov and pianist Ralitza Patcheva will perform chamber works by Leonard Bernstein and introduce audiences to his musical influences. 7 to 9 p.m. $15; $20 at the door. Lang Recital Hall, 2801 Upton St. NW. 202-686-8000.
  • The Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, D.C. will perform Maurice Duruflé’s “Requiem.” 8 p.m. $60. Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW. 202-293-1548.
  • Internationally acclaimed violinist James Oliver Buswell, renowned for his recordings of the complete sonatas and partitas for solo violin by J.S. Bach, will present a selection of Bach partitas and sonatas along with unaccompanied works by Ysaÿe and others. 8 p.m. Free; donations accepted. Westmoreland Congregational UCC Church, 1 Westmoreland Circle, Bethesda. 301-320-2770.

Discussions and lectures

  • Rock Creek Park will host a roundtable discussion on women in the Civil War. 9:30 a.m. Free. Rock Creek Park Nature Center, 5200 Glover Road NW. 202-895-6070.


  • 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 National Gallery of Art will screen a documentary about the late, Atlanta-based singer-songwriter Benjamin Smoke, chronicling his career and struggle with AIDS. 2 p.m. Free. National Gallery of Art, 6th and Constitution avenues NW. 202-737-4215.
  • “Shooting Stars,” Anthony Asquith’s 1928 film satirizing the film industry, will be screened as part of the National Gallery of Art’s series showcasing works from the British Film Institute National Archives. 4 p.m. Free. National Gallery of Art, 6th and Constitution avenues NW. 202-737-4215.


  • Denmark comes to D.C. in “Hamlet,” Shakespeare’s famous tragedy about a prince struggling with personal and political turmoil after his father’s death. 2 and 8 p.m. $59 to $118. Sidney Harman Hall, 610 F St. NW. 202-547-1122. This production will run until March 4.
  • American University’s production of “Othello” will put a contemporary twist on the Shakespeare play by incorporating stage combat and solo saxophone. 2 and 8 p.m. $10 to $15. Katzen Studio Theatre, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW.
  • Choreographer Dana Tai Soon Burgess will explore the historical concept of “exotic” in a dance salon inspired by the “Portraits of the World: Switzerland” exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery. 2 and 4 p.m. The performance will repeat on March 10 and 17. National Portrait Gallery, 8th and F streets NW. 202-633-8300.
  • D.C. bassist and musical director Michael Bowie will bring artists and audience together in a dynamic, multimedia live-video performance of “You Haven’t Done Nothing,” exploring themes of social justice, freedom and the human toll of oppression. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600.
  • TBD Immersive will present “Cabaret Rising: One Nation Underground,” about a resistance that must find a way to rise up against a populist republic. In this immersive theatrical experience, audience members are invited to participate. 7 to 10 p.m. $55 to $75. Dupont Underground, 1500 19th St. NW. This production will run until March 4.
  • Capitol Hill Arts Workshop will present “Mom Baby God,” a show about a 14-year-old girl ascending to prominence as the new It-Girl of the Christian right who struggles to contain her crush on a flirtatious blossoming Youtube star with a purity ring. 8 p.m. $5 to $16.52. Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, 545 7th St. SE. 202-415-4838. The show will run multiple times until March 10.
  • Nancy Havlik’s Dance Performance Group will present dance theater works exploring the odd, unexpected nature of interpersonal connection. 8 p.m. $15 to $30. Dance Place, 3225 8th St. NE. 202-269-1608. The event will repeat at 4 p.m. on March 4.

Special events

  • Rabbi Sarah Tasman and Mindful Games guru Klia Bassing will hold a “Mindfulness Gathering thru a Jewish lens” event including a morning of insight, song and silence against the backdrop of Jewish spiritual teachings. 10:15 a.m. Free. Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church, One Chevy Chase Circle NW. 202-363-2202.
  • Foundry Gallery will hold an opening reception for the new “Memory” exhibit, featuring work by member artists including Kurtis Ceppetelli, Matt Malone, Jay Peterzell and Gregory O’Hanlon. 5 to 8 p.m. Foundry Gallery, 2118 8th St. NW. 202-232-0203.
  • Chamber Dance Project will celebrate its fifth anniversary season with its annual gala. This year’s event has a “Fab5Bash” theme. 7 to 10:30 p.m. $200 to $350. The Atrium at One Metro Center.


  • 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 6. $5 for children 6 to 18, $10 for college 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.