Events calendar: Tuesday, April 24


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.
  • Organist Tom Winpenny of the Abbey Church in St. Alban, England will join the Tuesday concert series for performances of music by J.S. Bach, Olivier Messiaen and Michael Berkley. 12:10 to 1 p.m. Free; $10 donation suggested. Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW. 202-347-2635. This performance is part of a weekly series.


  • Guitarist and vocalist Sidi Touré, one of the most acclaimed musicians of Songhai music who has won two Malian National Arts Awards for best singer, will perform his optimistic music at the Kennedy Center. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600.
  • Cellist Štěpán Filípek and pianist Katelyn Bouska will highlight the masterpieces of Czech and American classical composers at their concert, “Musical Bridge: Brno/Philadelphia.” 6 to 8 p.m. Free; RSVP required. Embassy of the Czech Republic, 3900 Spring of Freedom St. NW. 202-274-9100.

Discussions and lectures

  • Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, a former managing director of the World Bank and Nigeria’s first female Minister of Finance and Foreign Minister, will discuss her book “Fighting Corruption is Dangerous: The Story Behind the Headlines.” 7 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose at The Wharf, 70 District Square SW. 202-488-3867.
  • National Geographic Explorer and author Wade Davis will share the stories behind his powerful photographic images capturing the heart of indigenous cultures in places like the Sahara and with indigenous people like the Inuit. 7:30 to 9 p.m. $25. National Geographic Museum’s Gilbert H. Grosvenor Auditorium, 1145 17th St. NW. 202-857-7700.


  • Nicholas Elliott, U.S. correspondent for the French film magazine, “Cahiers du Cinéma,” will lead a screening and discussion of the film “Un amour de jeunesse (Goodbye First Love),” about two teenagers’ experiences with the joys and heartbreak of first love. 6:30 p.m. $7 to $12. Alliance Française, 2142 Wyoming Ave. NW. 202-234-7911. A happy hour will precede the screening.


  • “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.
  • Hillwood’s senior gardener Marshal Paquin will lead a tour through its woodland path that was built in 2016. This tour is not wheelchair accessible. 3:15 p.m. Included in admission price. $18 adults; $15 seniors; $10 college students; $5 children ages six to 18; free for children under six. Hillwood Estate, 4155 Linnean Ave. NW. 202-686-5807. This tour will repeat Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays until May 12.