Events calendar: Sunday, March 18


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.
  •  Edlavitch D.C. Jewish Community Center will hold its monthly “Handmade for the Homeless” knitting class for all levels, where participants will make hats, scarves, gloves and other warm accessories to be donated. Attendees should provide their own knitting needles (size 8 or 10) or crochet hooks (size H) and a pattern they are working on or want to start. 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Free. Edlavitch DCJCC, 1529 16th St. NW. Contact Sheryl at
  • Washington National Cathedral will host its knitting and crocheting ministry, held on the first and third Sundays of each month, to craft warm clothing and accessories for the homeless. All levels welcome. 1 to 3 p.m. Free. Washington National Cathedral, 3101 Wisconsin Ave. NW. Contact Mila Michael at
  • Meredith McEver will teach “Seeking the Spirit Through Art,” a class that will lead participants in meditation as they create painting and clay projects. No experience necessary. 1 to 3 p.m. $12 or $15 at the door, plus a $5 fee for materials. Washington National Cathedral, 3101 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-537-6200. Workshops are held the third Sunday of each month.


  • The Canales Project will present “This I Choose…,” a performance inspired by women who have devoted their lives to helping other women. 3:30 p.m. Free. National Gallery of Art, 6th and Constitution avenues NW. 202-737-4215.  
  • Piano and flute duo Tabatha Easley and Tracy Cowden will hold a musical reflection honoring the work of prominent female composers including Lili Boulanger, Cecile Chaminade, Jennifer Higdon and Germaine Taileferre. 1 p.m. Donations accepted. Christ Lutheran Church, 5101 16th St. NW. Contact David Lippe at for more information.
  • The Trio Strata, musicians on the piano, violin and clarinet will perform music by Mozart, Menotti, Bruch as well as jazz-inflected modern works. 3 p.m. Free. Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church, 3401 Nebraska Ave. NW. 301-318-3240.
  • Fazil Say, known as “a pianist of genius,” will perform music by artists including Chopin and Mozart, in addition to Say’s own Gezi Park 2: Sonata for piano, as part of the Phillips Collection concert series. 4 p.m. $20 to $40. International Student House, Grand Hall, 1825 R St. NW. 202-387-2151.
  • Washington Conservatory faculty members will present a potpourri of musical instruments, periods, and styles for both soloists and ensembles, in this annual benefit concert for the Washington Conservatory student scholarship fund. 5 p.m. Free; donations welcome. Westmoreland Congregational UCC Church, 1 Westmoreland Circle, Bethesda. 301-320-2770.

Discussions and lectures

  • Michele Lent Hirsch will discuss her book, “Invisible: How Young Women with Serious Health Issues Navigate Work, Relationships, and the Pressure to Seem Just Fine.” 1 p.m. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919.
  • Carol Troyen, a curator from the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, will talk about the connections between the southwestern United States and female artists in her lecture “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Palette: Rebecca Strand and Georgia O’Keeffe in New Mexico. 2 p.m. Free. National Gallery of Art, 6th and Constitution avenues NW. 202-737-4215.
  • Donna Lee Fields, the author of the book “101 Scaffolding Techniques for Language Teaching and Learning,” will lead a discussion on putting the techniques into practice as a way to help students progress faster in learning. 5 to 6:30 p.m. Free. Busboys and Poets, 234 Carroll St. NW. 202- 726-0856.
  • Lars Krutak, a research associate at the Museum of International Folk Art and the co-editor of “Ancient Ink: The Archaeology of Tattooing,” will lead a discussion on the diverse tattoo traditions around the world as part of the Profs and Pints lecture series. 6 p.m. $10 to $12. The Bier Baron Tavern, 1523 22nd St. NW. Tickets can be purchased online at


  • Voices from the Holy Land will hold a screening of “Gaza: A Gaping Wound” and “Gaza in Context,” two films about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. 2:30 p.m. Free. Ravensworth Baptist Church, 5100 Ravensworth Rd. Annandale. Contact Mark Penn at 703-989-2418.
  • The Environmental Film Festival will present “The Sacrifice,” the last film from Russian director Andrei Tarkovsky, about a man who tries to prevent an impending nuclear disaster. 4 p.m. Free. National Gallery of Art, 6th and Constitution avenues NW. 202-737-4215.


  • Australian performer Sophia Brous will join New York guitarist Marc Ribot to premiere their new collaboration,” When the World’s on Fire,” along with percussion by Shazhad Ismaily. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600.
  • Theater J will put on a production of “Becoming Dr. Ruth,” a one-woman show about the story of Ruth Westheimer, who escaped Nazi Germany and worked as a sniper in Jerusalem before becoming a successful sex therapist in the U.S. 7:30 p.m. $20 to $50. Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center, 1529 16th St. NW. 202-777-3210.

Special events

  • Wrestle with clues, discover historical sites, and compete in absurd team challenges to win prizes in this scavenger hunt in partnership with Sixth and I Historic Synagogue and Camp Nai Nai Nai, a Jewish summer camp for adults. 2 p.m. $18. 600 I Street NW. 202-408-3100.


  • 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.
  • Kale C. Lemay, a curator at the National Portrait Gallery, will lead of tour of the exhibition “Marlene Dietrich, Dressed for the Image” the first major exhibition of Dietrich in the United States. 3 p.m. Free. National Portrait Gallery, 8th and G streets NW. 202-633-8300.