Events calendar: Tuesday, Aug. 8

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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.
  • 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.
  • Valerie Navarre of Take 2 Decorating will present a workshop on how to make your home sparkle with personal style. 6:30 p.m. Free. Tenley-Friendship Library, 4450 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-727-1488.
  • 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.

Concerts

  • As part of the Tuesday Concert Series, pianist Cha Park will perform works by Haydn, Granados and Ravel. 12:10 p.m. Free. Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW. 202-347-2635.
  • The Corina Bartra Sextet — an Afro-Peruvian and pan-American jazz group comprised of voice, piano, drums, sax, Peruvian cajon and bass — will perform. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600.
  • 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. gypsysallys.com.
  • The U.S. Air Force Band’s Max Impact ensemble will perform an “Upbeat Americana” concert. 8 p.m. Free. West Side, U.S. Capitol. usafband.af.mil.
  • Musician Herbie Hancock, a 2013 Kennedy Center Honoree, will perform with his band. 8 p.m. $39 to $115. Concert Hall, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600.

Discussions and lectures

  • Journalist Thomas Oliphant will discuss his book “The Road to Camelot: Inside JFK’s Five-Year Campaign,” a behind-the-scenes look at Kennedy’s campaign to the White House. Noon to 1 p.m. Free. McGowan Theater, National Archives Building, Constitution Avenue between 7th and 9th streets NW. 202-357-5000.
  • Stephanie Chong, executive director of Northwest Neighbors Village, will discuss “Navigating the Home Care Maze,” about the various types of home care and common consumer misconceptions. 1:30 p.m. Free. Chevy Chase Library, 5625 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-282-0021.
  • The Hurston Wright Foundation Summer Workshop Reading will feature Kyle Dargan, author of “Honest Engine: Poems”; Tiphanie Yanique, author of “Land of Love and Drowning”; and Sheri Booker, author of “Nine Years Under: Coming of Age in an Inner-City Funeral Home.” 6:30 p.m. Free. Busboys and Poets Takoma, 235 Carroll St. NW. 202-726-0856.
  • Pamela Heyne will discuss her book “In Julia’s Kitchen: Practical and Convivial Kitchen Design Inspired by Julia Child,” about how the American chef, author and television personality influenced the modern home. 6:30 p.m. Free. Takoma Park Library, 416 Cedar St. NW. 202-576-7252.
  • Art historian Kevin Tervala will discuss “African Art and the Slave Trade,” about the Atlantic and Indian Ocean slave trades, with a focus on how African artists reacted to the sudden and brutal disruption and transformation of the world’s second-largest continent. 6:45 p.m. $30 to $45. S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Drive SW. 202-633-3030.
  • Gillian Thomas, a senior staff attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union’s Women’s Rights Project, will discuss her book “Because of Sex: One Law, Ten Cases, and Fifty Years That Changed American Women’s Lives at Work,” about Supreme Court decisions pivotal to women’s ongoing struggle for access to jobs, fair pay, and protection from sexual harassment. 7 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919.

Film

  • The annual Georgetown Sunset Cinema series — presenting iconic movies with strong female leads and story lines — will feature “The Devil Wears Prada.” 8:30 p.m. Free. Georgetown Waterfront Park, K Street and Cecil Place NW. georgetowndc.com/sunsetcinema.

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.
  • Story District will present “Cockblocked: Stories about getting in the way, taking over, or just being a dick.” 8 p.m. $15. Town Danceboutique, 2009 8th St. NW. storydistrict.org.
  • Busboys and Poets will present an open mic poetry night hosted by Joseph LMS Green. 9 to 11 p.m. $5. Langston Room, Busboys and Poets 14th & V, 2021 14th St. NW. 202-387-7638.

Sporting event

  • 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 and Thursday at 7:05 p.m.

Tour

  • The Washington National Cathedral’s “Classic Tower Climb” will offer a look at the ringing chamber, 333 steps high in the central tower with scenic views of Washington. 6 p.m. $40; reservations required. Washington National Cathedral, Massachusetts and Wisconsin avenues NW. cathedral.org.