Events calendar: Thursday, April 5

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Classes and workshops

  • A weekly class on “Basic Knitting: Casting On, Garter Stitch, Purl Stitch” will offer instruction for beginners who want to learn the essential foundations of knitting. 5 p.m. Free. West End Library, 2301 L St. NW. 202-724-8707.

Performances

  • The Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage will present “BARRY,”  a contemporary dance performance choreographed by Asya Zlatina celebrating life and the Yiddish culture through dance to the ionic soundtrack of the Barry Sisters. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600.
  • American University will present “Bodas de sangre (Blood Wedding),” about the marriage between a man and a woman from two respected families. When the bride’s ex-fiance enters the picture, drama and tragedy ensue.  8 p.m. $10 to $15. Greenberg Theatre, 4200 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-885-2567. This production will run through April 7.