Events calendar: Sunday, March 4


Children’s programs

  • Aspiring aviators ages 8 and older will learn about aeronautics at a model plane-building workshop with the D.C. Maxecuters. 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 to 4 p.m. $15 to $20. National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. 202-272-2448.

Classes and workshops

  • Learn how to knit or crochet while making children’s hats, scarves and booties to donate to organizations that serve the homeless. All levels are welcome. 1 to 3 p.m. Free. Washington National Cathedral, 3101 Wisconsin Ave. NW. Contact Mila Michael at This class is offered on the first and third Sunday of each month and will repeat on March 18.
  • Photoartist Karen Cohen will lead a workshop exploring cubism and collage techniques and Picasso-style portraits using printed-out selfies. 3 to 5 p.m. Free; registration required. Hill Center D.C., 921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. Email to be added to the waitlist.


  • In celebration of springtime, the American University Symphony Orchestra will present “In Nature’s Realm,” a classical music program inspired by humans’ relationship with nature. 3 p.m. $5 to $10. Abramson Family Recital Hall, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW.
  • String quartet Ethel, known for blending indie and classical genres, will pay homage to contemporary female composers such as Anna Clyne, Missy Mazzoli and Julia Wolfe. 3:30 p.m. Free. National Gallery of Art, 6th and Constitution avenues NW. 202-737-4215.
  • Renowned percussionist Joseph Gramley will present a solo recital on multiple instruments. 4 p.m. Free. Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church, One Chevy Chase Circle NW. 202-363-2202.
  • The Dublin Guitar quartet will perform works composed or arranged for them by musicians including Philip Glass, Rachel Grimes, Marc Mellits, Dave Flynn and Nikita Koshkin as part of the Phillips Collection’s Sunday concert series. 4 p.m. $20 to $40. Anderson House, 2118 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 202-387-2151.
  • The Cathedral Choral Society will continue its concert season with a “Solitude and Joy” concert, featuring two new commissions and guest performers Thomas Mesa on the cello and Scott Dettra on the organ. 4 p.m. Tickets start at $25. Washington National Cathedral, 3101 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-537-5527.
  • One of the 14 organizations that has partnered with the Kennedy Center to celebrate “Leonard Bernstein at 100,” the Washington Master Chorale will perform Bernstein’s “Missa Brevis.” 5 p.m. $25 to $50. National Presbyterian Church, 4101 Nebraska Ave. NW. 202-596-8934.
  • The Caribbean, an experimental pop group from D.C. including Michael Kentoff, Matthew Byars and Dave Jones, will perform their deconstructionist approach to pop music. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600.
  • Chiarina Chamber Players will present chamber music by Schubert and Brahms, featuring National Symphony Orchestra concertmaster Nurit Bar-Josef, principal horn Abel Pereira and pianists Efi Hackmey and Adrienne Kim. 7:30 p.m. $10 to $20. St. Mark’s Church, 301 A St. SE.


Discussions and lectures

  • National Gallery of Art curator Sarah Greenough will host a lecture and catalog signing to introduce a new exhibition of photography, “Sally Mann: A Thousand Crossings.” 2 p.m. Free. National Gallery of Art, 6th and Constitution avenues NW. 202-737-4215.
  • As part of his “What Makes It Great” series, former NPR music commentator Rob Kapilow will help audiences understand the intricacies of Tchaikovsky’s “Serenade for Strings.” 6 p.m. $25. National Museum of the American Indian, 4th St. and Independence Ave. SW. 202-833-9800.
  • As part of the Profs and Pints discussion series, Mikki Brock, a professor of British history at Washington and Lee University and a scholar of demonology and witchcraft, will discuss “Witches and Witch Hunts” in the context of the modern practice of men in power claiming to be victims of “witch hunts.” 6 p.m. $10 to $12. Bier Baron Tavern, 1523 22nd St. NW.


  • Voices from the Holy Land will hold a film series about the quest for peace in Israel and Palestine, featuring a screening of the documentary “Disturbing the Peace” about former enemy combatants from Israel and Palestine coming together to change the status quo. 2:30 p.m. Free admission and parking. St. John’s Norwood Episcopal Church, 6701 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Chevy Chase. 202-294-8494.
  • The “From Vault to Screen: British Film Institute National Archives” series will screen “Women in Love,” the 1969 adaptation of D.H. Lawrence’s novel. Set after World War I, the drama explores the romantic lives of four upper-class residents of an English mining town. 4 p.m. Free. National Gallery of Art, 6th and Constitution avenues NW. 202-737-4215.

Special events

  • Edlavitch D.C. Jewish Community Center will throw a Purim celebration with costumes, carnival games, arts and crafts, treats, music, charity events and a Purim play. Bring an unopened, unexpired food item in a box that will be decorated as a grogger for the play and later donated.10 a.m. to noon. $23 per family. Edlavitch DCJCC, 1529 16th St. NW. 202-518-9400.
  • Join Edlavitch D.C. Jewish Community Center at “Hunger Action” by chopping vegetables, sorting produce, mixing salads, portioning meals and preparing food for D.C. Central Kitchen. Volunteers must be 12 years or older and wear long pants, sleeves, close-toed shoes and hats or other hair coverings. 8:45 a.m. to noon. Free. D.C. Central Kitchen, 425 2nd St. NW. Contact Sonya at There will be a second “Hunger Action” event on March 8 at Edlavitch DCJCC, 1529 16th St. NW.


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