Events calendar: Tuesday, Jan. 23


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.


■ Carlos Rodriguez and Ralitza Patcheva will perform an arrangement of Igor Stravinsky’s ballet Le Sacre du Printemps, or The Rite of Spring. 12:10 to 1 p.m. Free, with a $10 voluntary donation. The Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW. 202-347-2635.

■ Becca Stevens will perform works from her album Regina, which was inspired by literature, folklore and her own imagination. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600.

Discussions and lectures

■ William Kloss, an art historian who studies a wide range of European and American art, will discuss seventeenth century Northern Baroque Art and closely examine the art by Johannes Vermeer, as part of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute public lecture series. 10 to 11:30 a.m. Free. 4801 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Room 601. 202-895-4860.

■ John Feffer from the Institute for Policy Studies will discuss his book “North Korea, South Korea: US Policy at a Time of Crisis” about factors that led the United States and North Korea to the brink of war. 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. $10 lecture only, $25 for members and $30 for non-members. Woman’s National Democratic Club, 1526 New Hampshire Ave. NW. 202-232-7763.

■ 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.

■ The Woman’s National Democratic Club will hold a summit discussing the results of their crowdsourcing survey on the future of Democratic messaging. 6 to 8:30 p.m. Free; registration required. Woman’s National Democratic Club, 1526 New Hampshire Ave. NW. 202-232-7763.

■ Rod Andrews Jr., a history professor at Clemson University, will discuss his biography of South Carolina militia commander Andrew Pickens, a Revolutionary War general. 6 p.m. Free. Anderson House, 2118 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 202-785-2040.

■ Arnold August will launch his new book “Cuba-U.S. Relations: Obama and Beyond,” which traces the history of U.S. foreign policy towards Cuba from the period of the Thirteen Colonies to the Trump era. 6 to 8 p.m. Free admission. Busboys and Poets, 14th and V streets NW. 202-387-7638.

■ The National Museum of Health and Medicine will host “The Scars Remain: How Art Therapy is Helping Wounded Warriors.” U.S. Army Sergeant Timothy Goodrich and his art therapist Jackie Jones discuss how art therapy became his catalyst to recovery. 5 to 7 p.m. Free; no reservations required. 2500 Linden Lane, Silver Spring. 301-319-3303.

■ Joseph A. Williams, who authored “The Sunken Gold: A Story of World War I, Espionage, and the Greatest Treasure Salvage in History,” will describe the story of British divers trying to salvage gold from the sunken HMS Laurentic, two days away from the 101-year anniversary of the dive. 6:30 p.m. $8 to $10. International Spy Museum. 800 F St. NW. 202-393-7798.


■ The Cultural Services of the French Embassy will host its “Comic Screens: Rosalie Blum by Julien Rappeneau.” 7 p.m. Free. Online submission required. La Maison Française – Embassy of France, 4101 Reservoir Road NW.

■ The Washington Jewish Film Festival will present “An Evening with Bernard-Henri Levy.” 6:15 to 10 p.m. $13. Washington Jewish Film Festival, 1529 16th St. NW.

Special Events

■ WWE Smackdown Live will return to Capital One Arena. 7:45 p.m. $20 to $115. Capital One Arena, 601 F St. NW. 202-292-1985.