Events calendar: Sunday, Feb. 11


Classes and workshops

  • “Asana and Architecture” will bring yoga class to the Great Hall of the National Building Museum. Participants will also get a private, guided museum tour after the class. 10 to 11 a.m. $20. National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. 202-272-2448.


  • Join community members of Christ Lutheran Church for an hour of youth-led musical reflection, featuring music from the Children’s Choir of the church, the J.A.M. Choir of Emory Fellowship and the Pro Musica of Washington Adventist University, who will be performing with gospels, spirituals and the music of African-American composers. 1 p.m. Free; donations accepted. Christ Lutheran Church, 5101 16th St. NW. 202-365-3924.
  • At “In the Grand Foyer: The Soundtrack of the White House,” the Marine Chamber Orchestra will give audiences a taste of the concerts it regularly performs for White House guests. 2 to 4 p.m. Free. Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center, 4915 E. Campus Drive. 703-323-3000.
  • Classical pianist Sara Daneshpour will play a recital of works by Bach, Beethoven and Chopin. 2 p.m. Free. The United Church, 1920 G St. NW. 202-331-1495.
  • This month’s Lyceum Concert Series program will include Debussy’s “Deux Romances, Quatre Chansons de jeunesse,” Liebermann’s Sonata, op. 23 and selections by Chopin. 3 to 4 p.m. Free. The Lyceum: Alexandria’s History Museum, 201 South Washington St., Alexandria. 703-746-4994.
  • On their 2018 tour to commemorate the 100th birthday of alumnus Leonard Bernstein, the Curtis Institute of Music will perform a program of compositions by Bernstein, George Gershwin and Aaron Copland. 3:30 p.m. Free. National Gallery of Art, 6th and Constitution avenues NW. 202-737-4215.
  • Ukrainian violinist Aleksey Semenenko and his regular recital partner pianist Inna Firsova will perform Viennese classics by Mozart and Schubert alongside one of Ysaÿe’s solo violin sonatas, arrangements of music by Debussy, and Wieniawski’s dazzling fantasy on themes from Gounod’s “Faust.” 4 p.m. $20 to $40; reservations strongly recommended. Anderson House, 2118 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 202-387-2151.
  • The Society of the Cincinnati will host a “Contemporary Classical” concert as the first performance in the Spring American Music Series, featuring District 5 performing contemporary classical pieces by American composers focusing on the theme of transformation. 4 p.m. Free. Anderson House, 2118 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 202-785-2040.
  • Huntertones will provide high-energy, horn-driven sound fusing improvisation and adventurous composition to the guests of the Kennedy Center, melding jazz, funk, rock and soul music into their performance. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600.
  • Woodwind player Andrew Frankhouse will feature original compositions on the saxophone emphasizing color, time and texture as part of Middle C Music’s Sunday concert series. 6 p.m. $15 suggested donation. Middle C Music Center, 4321 Wisconsin Ave. NW.
  • The Washington Performing Arts’ Gospel Choirs will join the Choral Arts Society of Washington for “Living the Dream…Singing the Dream,” their annual concert honoring Martin Luther King Jr. 7 p.m. $25 to $70. Kennedy Center, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600.

Discussions and lectures

  • University of Maryland professor Joshua Shannon will lead a discussion of the photorealist painting movement, using painter Robert Bechtle’s work to explain how photography influenced everyday life after World War II. 2 p.m. Free. National Gallery of Art, 6th and Constitution avenues NW. 202-737-4215.
  • Busboys and Poets Books will welcome local author Teodrose Fikre, the founder and editor of Ghion Journal and a fifth generation descendant of Emperor Tewodros II – a revered king and visionary leader of Ethiopia – for a conversation on race and identity in America. 5:30 p.m. Free admission. Busboys and Poets, 1025 5th St. NW. 202-789-2227.
  • Kim Stryker, an independent folklorist and an adjunct professor at George Mason University, will lead a “Mardi Gras 101” lecture featuring scholarly theories on the festivals, the basics of parade etiquette and other traditions related to the holiday as part of the Profs and Pints lecture series. 6 p.m. $10 to $12. Bier Baron Tavern, 1523 22nd St. NW.

Special events

  • The DC Edge Synchronized Figure Skating Team will hold an end-of-season showcase and a send-off for the five teams that qualify for the U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships later this month. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free. Kettler Capitals Iceplex, 627 N. Glebe Road, Arlington. 571-224-0555.
  • 5th Street Ace Hardware and the Mount Vernon Triangle Community Improvement District will hold their seventh annual Ladies Night, featuring a 20 percent sale on the entire store, expert tips from around 20 local vendors and complimentary wine and food. 6 to 8 p.m. Free admission; registration required. 5th Street Ace Hardware, 1055 5th St. NW.