Events calendar: Tuesday, Feb. 6


Classes and workshops

  • The Washington National Cathedral will hold its annual flower arranging classes, where students will learn how to decorate for all seasons and bring their arrangements home at the end. 10 a.m. $300. Washington National Cathedral, 3101 Wisconsin Ave. 202-537-6200. This is a two-day course; participants can choose to join either the Feb. 6 and Feb. 8 classes or the Feb. 7 and Feb. 9 classes.
  • 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.
  • The Washington National Cathedral will hold an all-levels yoga class as part of the church’s “Seeing Deeper” week, followed by a sound bath meditation with crystal bowls. 7 p.m. $5 suggested donation; registration suggested. Washington National Cathedral, 3101 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-537-6200.


  • Pianist Sophia Subbayya Vastek will blend Indian tabla with Western classical music in a recital for the Church of the Epiphany’s Tuesday Concert Series. 12:10 p.m. Free; a $10 contribution is suggested. Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW. 202-347-2635. This event is part of a weekly series that repeats every Tuesday.
  • The National Symphony Orchestra Youth Fellows will present a night of chamber music and solo performances. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600.

Discussions and lectures

  • Carrie Mae Weems will share her experiences creating the 1990 photography collection “Kitchen Table Series.” A book signing will follow the conversation. Noon. Free. East Building Auditorium, National Gallery of Art, 6th and Constitution avenues NW. 202-737-4215.
  • The West End Library will host a weekly meeting of “People & Stories: Adult Short Story Discussion Group.” 1 p.m. Free. West End Library, 2301 L St. NW. 202-724-8707. Sessions will continue through Feb. 6.
  • Journalist Kara Arundel will discuss her book “Raising America’s Zoo,” the story of her father-in-law, Nick Arundel, an ex-gorilla hunter who became an activist and helped turn the National Zoo into a major conservation center. 6:30 p.m. Kramerbooks and Afterwords, 1517 Connecticut Ave. NW 202-387-1400.  
  • Join author Laurie Halse Anderson as she discusses the new graphic novel version of her young adult book “Speak” – a fictional story about Melinda, a high school student who turns to art to cope with a traumatic experience. This event is for adults and teenagers ages 15 and over. 7 to 8 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5105 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919.


  • The Shakespeare Theatre Company will host the premiere of “Noura,” Heather Raffo’s play about an Iraqi immigrant couple whose lives are changed when they host a refugee from the country. 7:30 p.m. $71 to $102. Lansburgh Theatre, 450 7th St. NW. 202-547-1122. This production will run several times until March 11.