Classes and workshops
- Bring a sketchbook and pencils to the Luce Foundation Center at the Smithsonian American Art Center and participate in a “Sketching: Draw and Discover” event, taking inspiration from the objects on display at the museum. 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Free; walk-ins welcome. Smithsonian American Art Museum, F and 8th St. NW. 202-633-5435. This event repeats weekly.
- Timothy Travers-Brown on the countertenor and Jeremy Filsell on the piano will perform songs by Franz Schubert, Peter Warlock and Michael Howard, as well as music from their album, “The Frostbound Wood.” 12:10 to 1 p.m. Free; $10 donation suggested. Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW. 202-347-2635. This concert is part of the Tuesday Concert Series that repeats every week.
- The Maryland Classic Youth Orchestras of Strathmore will present two of its ensembles – the 30-member elite Chamber Ensemble string orchestra and the Harp Ensemble – as part of “SHIFT: A Festival of American Orchestras.” 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600.
Discussions and lectures
- Roman Bělor, director of the Prague Spring Music Festival, which discuss the history of the festival – which was founded shortly after World War II – and the relationship between music and politics. 6 to 8 p.m. Free; RSVP required. Delegation of the European Union to the United States, 2175 K St. NW. firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Dr. Bodo Hechelhammer, the chief historian of the German Federal Intelligence Service, will hold a presentation on his new book about the German double agent Heinz Felfe, showing American society and culture in the 1950s and how Felfe was exposed as a mole during his trip to the United States. 6:30 p.m. Free. Goethe-Institut Washington, 1990 K St. NW. 202-847-4700
- The Jewish Coalition Against Domestic Abuse will lead a panel about the #MeToo movement and how to support survivors. 7 to 8:30 p.m. Free; RSVP required. Edlavitch D.C. Jewish Community Center. 1529 16th St. NW. 202-518-9400.
- Ocean engineer and National Geographic Explorer Grace Young will share her stunning imagery of the marine life she’s encountered in her underwater explorations and how the cutting-edge technologies she’s developing are transforming ways to see the ocean. 7:30 to 9 p.m. $25. National Geographic Museum, 1145 17th St. NW. 202-857-7700.
- The embassies of Israel and the Czech Republic will co-present “Above and Beyond,” a film about American World War II pilots that secretly trained in Czechoslovakia to fight for Israel in the War of Independence. 7:30 to 10 p.m. $5 to $7.50. Magen David Sephardic Congregation, 11215 Woodglen Drive, Rockville. 301-770-6818.
- “Tour and Tea” will offer an in-depth tour of the Washington National Cathedral, followed by traditional English tea with a view at the seventh floor Pilgrim Observation Gallery. 1:30 p.m. $36. Washington National Cathedral, 3101 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-537-6200. This tour will repeat Tuesdays and Wednesdays through Aug. 8.
- Jessica Bonilla, head gardener at Hillwood, will lead a “Spring Designs” tour of the estate’s seasonal plants. 2:45 to 3:30 p.m. Tour covered by suggested donations for visitors. $18 for adults; $15 for seniors; $10 for college students; $5 for children ages six to 18. Free for children under six and Hillwood members. Hillwood Estate, 4155 Linnean Ave. NW. 202-686-5807. This tour will repeat Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays through April 20.
• The “Grace and Gravity” literature reading will showcase fiction by D.C.-area writers. Featured readers will include Barbara Esstman, EJ Levy, Christy Zink, Virginia Hartman, Lorine Kritzer Pergament, Trasi Johnson and Sinta Jimenez. A cash bar will also be available. 7 to 9 p.m. Arts Club of Washington, 2017 I St. NW. Contact ACW Literary Chair Sandra Beasley at email@example.com.