Events calendar: Sunday, March 11



  • Vienna-based band The Janoska Ensemble, consisting of four brothers, will perform classical music infused with jazz, gypsy, tango, latin and pop music. 3:30 p.m. Free. National Gallery of Art, 4th Street and Pennsylvania Ave. 202-842-6353.
  • The Artistic Directors of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center David Finckel and Wu Han, who are married, will perform a concert on the cello and piano including Bruce Adolphe’s “Couple,” which was written for them in 1998, as part of the Phillips Collection’s Sunday concert series. 4 p.m. $20 to $40. Anderson House, 2118 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 202-378-2151.
  • Middle C Music will present soprano Fairouz Foty, tenor Peter Joshua Burroughs and pianist Carlos Cesar Rodriguez in a performance of “Through the Opera Glass.” 6 to 8 p.m. The Center, 4321 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-244-7326.

Discussions and lectures

  • John Hand, the curator of the National Gallery of Art’s northern Renaissance paintings, will introduce the “Michael Sittow: Estonian Painter at the Courts of Renaissance Europe” exhibit” and will sign the exhibition catalog. 2 p.m. Free. National Gallery of Art, 4th Street and Pennsylvania Ave. 202-842-6353.
  • Bess Beatty will sign copies of her book, “Traveling Beyond Her Sphere: American Women on the Grand Tour, 1814 to 1914,” about women’s experiences voyaging to Europe at a time when they were expected to stay at home. 2 to 4 p.m. Free. Middle C Music, 4530 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-244-7326.


  • Voices of the Holy Land will hold their fourth annual film series about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, with this year’s screening including “Bethlehem: Hidden from View” and “Gaza: A Gaping Wound.” 2:30 p.m. Free. St. John’s Norwood Episcopal Church, 6701 Wisconsin Ave. Chevy Chase. Contact Nancy Adams at 202-294-8494.


  • The National Gallery of Art will hold a free screening of a production of “King Lear,” based on a Russian translation by Boris Pasternak and featuring a the black-and-white open-air cinematography of Ionas Gritsius. 4 p.m. Free; no reservations required. National Gallery of Art, 4th Street and Pennsylvania Ave. 202-842-6353.
  • The Shakespeare Theatre Company will present “Noura,” Heather Raffo’s play about an Iraqi immigrant couple whose lives are changed when they host a refugee from the country. 7:30 p.m. $71 to $102. Lansburgh Theatre, 450 7th St. NW. 202-547-1122.


  • Every Thursday and Sunday until March 18, the National Museum of African Art will offer tours in French to celebrate the 2018 D.C. Francophonie Festival. Noon to 1:30 p.m. Free; registration required. National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Ave. SW. 202-633-4600.