Events calendar: Tuesday, Aug. 29

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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.
  • 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.

Concerts

  • “Live! Concert Series on the Plaza” will feature The Rise Band and Show performing R&B. 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 soprano Brooke Evers and pianist Jeremy Filsell performing cabaret songs by Benjamin Britten and William Bolcom. 12:10 p.m. Free. Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW. 202-347-2635.
  • The Summer Musical Theatre Training Program Showcase will feature students performing crowd-pleasers from contemporary musicals. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600.
  • The U.S. Navy Concert Band will perform. 7:30 p.m. Free. U.S. Navy Memorial, 701 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. navyband.navy.mil.
  • The U.S. Air Force Band’s Airmen of Note will perform. 8 p.m. Free. West Side, U.S. Capitol. usafband.af.mil.

Discussions and lectures

  • Murat Akan, associate professor of international affairs at George Washington University, will discuss his book “The Politics of Secularism: Religion, Diversity, and Institutional Change in France and Turkey.” 1 to 3 p.m. Free; reservations required. Room 505, Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University, 1957 E St. NW. rsvp@mansfieldfdn.org.
  • Activist and scholar Kevin Van Meter will discuss his book “Guerrillas of Desire: Notes on Everyday Resistance and Organizing to Make a Revolution Possible.” 6 to 8 p.m. Free; reservations required. The Potter’s House, 1658 Columbia Road NW. pottershousedc.org.
  • Mark Bowden, a feature writer for the Atlantic and Vanity Fair, will discuss his book “Hue 1968: A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam” in conversation with Washington Post associate editor Bob Woodward. 7 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919.

Meeting

  • 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. witdc.org.
  • Busboys and Poets will host the Beltway Poetry Slam. 9 to 11 p.m. $5. Busboys and Poets Brookland, 625 Monroe St. NE. 202-636-7230.
  • Busboys and Poets will present an open mic poetry night. 9 to 11 p.m. $5. Langston Room, Busboys and Poets 14th & V, 2021 14th St. NW. 202-387-7638.

Sporting events

  • The Washington Mystics will play the Connecticut Sun. 7 p.m. $16 to $96. Capital One Arena (formerly Verizon Center), 601 F St. NW. 800-745-3000.
  • The Washington Nationals will play the Miami Marlins. 7:05 p.m. $12 to $370. Nationals Park, 1500 South Capitol St. SE. 888-632-6287. The series will continue Wednesday at 4:05 p.m.