Events calendar: Thursday, March 29


Children’s programs

  • Part of the “Homeschool History Days” series, the “Art at Dumbarton” program for homeschooled students will teach participants about artistic tools, mediums and techniques while giving them an opportunity to create their own still life drawings. Open to children ages 5 to 12. 1 to 3 p.m. $7 per student; $3 accompanying adult. Dumbarton House, 2715 Q St. NW. 202-337-2288.

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.


  • Dead Men’s Hollow will perform a farewell show at the Kennedy Center after 17 years of performing in theatres, coffee shops, festivals and other locations such as the National Portrait Gallery. Free; no reservations required. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600.
  • Acclaimed Spanish flamenco singer Diego El Cigala will perform a concert presented by Washington Performing Arts. 8 p.m. $38 to $78. The Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. 202-833-9800.

Discussions and lectures

  • D.C. legend and poet E. Ethelbert Miller –  who has won several notable awards and has been the editor of “Poet Lore,” the oldest magazine published in the United States, for 10 years – will discuss his new poetry book “If God Invented Baseball.” 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Free admission. Busboys and Poets, 234 Carroll St. NW. 202-726-0856.


  • Learn how hockey has evolved from the Ireland’s national sport, hurling, at a screening of the documentary “Puck of the Irish,” presented by Solas Nua. 7 p.m. $8. Dupont Underground, 1500 19th St. NW.


  • Rory Scovel, who was a regular D.C. comedian before moving on to Hollywood with appearances on “Conan” and a Netflix special, will perform his improvisational, risk-taking style of stand up comedy. 7:30 p.m. $25. The D.C. Improv. 1140 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-296-7008. The performance will continue on Friday and Saturday.

Special events

  • The National Portrait Gallery will hold an after-hours event paying tribute to working women titled “Remix: We Can Do it!” which will feature music from DJ Ayes Cold, a Rosie the Riveter photo booth, art activities and spotlight tours of the exhibition “The Sweat of Their Face: Portraying American Workers.” 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Free. National Portrait Gallery, 8th and F streets NW. 202-633-8300.
  • Blank Space will announce the winners of its 2018 “Fairy Tales” architecture-inspired writing competition, with readings of the stories and live interviews with the authors. 6:30 to 8 p.m. $5 to $20. National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. 202-272-2448.
  • At “Chasing Cherry Blossoms,” photo archivist Sara Manco and actress Anne Stone will tell the story of Eliza Scidmore, National Geographic’s first female writer, photographer and board member who helped bring cherry blossoms from Japan to D.C. This event is part of National Geographic’s new “From the Archive” series. 7:30 to 9 p.m. $25. National Geographic Museum, 1145 17th St. NW. 202-857-7700.