Events calendar: Tuesday, Aug. 22


Children’s program

  • Mr. Lilo will present an interactive, bilingual musical performance on his guitar. 11 a.m. Free. Mount Pleasant Library, 3160 16th St. NW. 202-671-3122.

Classes and workshops

  • A certified yoga instructor will lead a walk-in gentle yoga class targeted to ages 55 and older. 10 a.m. Free. Georgetown Library, 3260 R St. NW. 202-727-0232.
  • The Georgetown Library will present a walk-in yoga class practicing introductory vinyasa techniques. 11:30 a.m. Free. Georgetown Library, 3260 R St. NW. 202-727-0232.
  • Megan Mamula of Yoga District will present a yoga class for beginners. 1 p.m. Free. Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library, 1630 7th St. NW. 202-727-1288.
  • Jackie Anderson, a certified yoga instructor and librarian at Marie Reed Elementary School, will present a “Family Yoga!” class. 6 p.m. Free. Children’s Room, Mount Pleasant Library, 3160 16th St. NW. 202-671-3122.
  • As part of a summer garden series, the D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation will present a workshop led by Andy Clark on “Cover Crops for Gardens.” 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Free; reservations required. Raymond Recreation Center, 3725 10th St. NW.
  • Facilitator Catharin Dalpino of the Washington English Center will lead an Evening English Conversation Group for members to talk about ideas and events and practice conversation skills. 7 to 8:30 p.m. Free. Georgetown Library, 3260 R St. NW. 202-727-0232.
  • Yoga Activist will present a class for beginners. 7:30 p.m. Free. Petworth Library, 4200 Kansas Ave. NW. 202-243-1188.


  • “Live! Concert Series on the Plaza” will feature Prototype performing contemporary jazz. Noon to 1 p.m. Free. Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202-312-1300.
  • The Tuesday Concert Series will feature David Pedraza on viola and Anna Nizhegorodtseva on piano performing works by Bach, Paganini and Rebecca Clarke. 12:10 p.m. Free. Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW. 202-347-2635.
  • Rob Cheatham & Co., an Americana rock band based in Charlottesville, Va., will perform. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600.
  • The U.S. Navy Band and Navy Ceremonial Guard will perform. 7:30 p.m. Free. U.S. Navy Memorial, 701 Pennsylvania Ave. NW.
  • The U.S. Air Force Concert Band and Singing Sergeants will present “A Night at the Movies.” 8 p.m. Free. West Side, U.S. Capitol.
  • Gypsy Sally’s Vinyl Lounge will host its weekly open mic show. 8 p.m. Free. Gypsy Sally’s Vinyl Lounge, 3401 K St. NW.

Discussions and lectures

  • Biographer Walter Stahr will discuss his book “Stanton: Lincoln’s War Secretary.” Noon to 1 p.m. Free. McGowan Theater, National Archives Building, Constitution Avenue between 7th and 9th streets NW. 202-357-5000.
  • Allison M. Kuchar, a certified health education and end-of-life specialist with Capital Caring Hospice, will discuss “What Is Hospice — Debunking the Myths,” about the true nature of hospice and palliative care. 1 to 2 p.m. Free. Chevy Chase Library, 5625 Connecticut Ave. NW. 443-417-3738.
  • Political analyst Earl Ofari Hutchinson will discuss his book “The Trump Challenge to Black America.” 6:30 p.m. Free. Sankofa Books, 2714 Georgia Ave. NW. 202-234-4755.
  • Jon Kukla — author of the new book “Patrick Henry: Champion of Liberty” and an authority on early American history — will discuss “Patrick Henry: The Forgotten Founding Father.” 6:45 p.m. $20 to $30. S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Drive SW. 202-633-3030.
  • Biographer Walter Stahr will discuss his book “Stanton: Lincoln’s War Secretary.” 7 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919.


  • Recovery International will host a small group meeting for people coping with issues such as anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, panic attacks, stress, anger, fear and obsessive-compulsive disorder. 7 p.m. Free. Chevy Chase Community Center, 5601 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-2680.

Performances and readings

  • The Washington Improv Theater’s “Harold Night” will feature long-form improv performances by various ensembles. 8 and 9 p.m. By donation. Source, 1835 14th St. NW.
  • Busboys and Poets will present an open mic poetry night hosted by Charity Blackwell. 9 to 11 p.m. $5. Langston Room, Busboys and Poets 14th & V, 2021 14th St. NW. 202-387-7638.

Special event

  • An adult coloring program will focus on “Dog Days of Color.” 5:30 p.m. Free. Tenley-Friendship Library, 4450 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-727-1488.


  • U.S. Botanic Garden conservation and sustainability horticulturist Ray Mims will lead a “Rediscover Bartholdi Park!” tour to highlight recent renovations to upgrade accessibility, safety and sustainability, as well as the park’s history. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Free; reservations required. Meet by the Bartholdi Park Fountain, U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW. 202-225-8333.