Events calendar: Sunday, July 2


Book signing

  • Curtis Harris will sign copies of the suspense thriller “High Hand.” 1 to 4 p.m. Free. International Spy Museum, 800 F St. NW. 202-393-7798.

Classes and workshops

  • The Kadampa Meditation Center will host a weekly class on meditation. 10 a.m. $6 to $12. Kadampa Meditation Center, 1787 Columbia Road NW. 202-986-2257.
  • Local yoga instructors Alia Peera and Amy Mitchell will present “Sunday Serenity: Yoga in the East Park.” 10 to 11 a.m. $5 donation suggested; reservations encouraged. Dumbarton House, 2715 Q St. NW. The program will continue weekly through Aug. 27.


  • The National Archives will celebrate the Fourth of July with a performance by the Singing Capital Chorus. Noon to 1 p.m. Free. Steps of the National Archives Building, Constitution Avenue between 7th and 9th streets NW. 202-357-5000.
  • Celebrate the Second of July, the day on which the Continental Congress voted for independence, with 18th-century songs — including ballads, marches, dance tunes and theater songs — performed by David and Ginger Hildebrand of the Colonial Music Institute in costume with period instruments. 2 p.m. Free. Anderson House, Society of the Cincinnati, 2118 Massachusetts Ave. NW. societyof
  • DC Strings Workshop will present “Freedom Concert,” featuring works by Beethoven, Britten and Saint-George with guest conductor Ahmed Alabaca. 2 p.m. Free. St. Columba’s Episcopal Church, 4201 Albemarle St. NW.
  • “Serenade! Choral Festival: A JFK 100 Celebration” will feature the Miami Children’s Chorus, Les Voix Boréales of Canada and the Gandharva Choir of India. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600.
  • “Serenade! Choral Festival: A JFK 100 Celebration” will feature Latvian Voices of Latvia and Escolania de Montserrat of Catalonia. 8 p.m. Free; reservations required. Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 3513 N St. NW.


  • The Smithsonian Institution’s 2017 Folklife Festival will focus on “Circus Arts,” “On the Move: Migration Across Generations,” “50 Years/50 Objects” and “50th Anniversary.” 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. National Mall between 7th and 12th streets. 202-633-1000. The festival will continue daily through July 4 and from July 6 through 9; evening dance parties and circus performances will take place most evenings beginning at 5:30.
  • The Red, White & Brew Wine and Beer Festival will feature food, tunes and samples for a variety of wineries and breweries. 1 to 4 p.m. $49 to $89. The Yards Lot H/I, 1300 1st St. SE.


  • “Saluting Canada at 150” will feature Pierre Perrault and Michel Brault’s 1963 film “Pour la suite du monde,” about a traditional lifestyle that had been waning for decades, at 1 p.m.; and “The Other Side of Forty-Nine: Experimental Cinema From Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre,” a program of shorts by an emerging generation of artists, at 4:30 p.m. Free. East Building Auditorium, National Gallery of Art, 4th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. 202-737-4215.
  • National Theatre Live will present a broadcast of Helen McCrory in Terence Rattigan’s drama “The Deep Blue Sea.” 7:30 p.m. $20. Sidney Harman Hall, 610 F St. NW. 202-547-5688.

Performances and readings

  • The Joaquin Miller Poetry Series will feature readings by poets Devin Kelly and K.T. Landon, as well as an open mic segment. 3 to 5 p.m. Free. Rock Creek Nature Center, 5200 Glover Road NW. 703-820-8113.
  • Petworth Citizen will host a comedy showcase. 8 to 10 p.m. Free. Reading Room, Petworth Citizen, 829 Upshur St. NW.
  • Regie Cabico and Danielle Evennou will host “Sparkle,” an open mic event for LGBT-dedicated poets. 8 to 10 p.m. $5. Langston Room, Busboys and Poets 14th & V, 2021 14th St. NW. 202-387-7638.

Special events

  • “A Service to Remember the Vision of Freedom 2017” will feature music, readings and prayers in celebration of Independence Day. 11:15 a.m. Free. Washington National Cathedral, Massachusetts and Wisconsin avenues NW. 202-537-6200.
  • The National Museum of Women in the Arts will hold its monthly Community Day, featuring an opportunity to explore current exhibition and the museum’s newly reinstalled collection. Noon to 5 p.m. Free. National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1250 New York Ave. NW. 202-783-7370.
  • The Jollof Festival will celebrate one of West Africa’s most beloved dishes with demonstrations, music, vendors and a chef competition. 2 to 8 p.m. $20 to $120; reservations required. 1630 19th St. NW.