Events calendar: Tuesday, June 13


Children’s program

  • “Tudor Tots: Old Glory” will feature songs, stories and movement (for ages 2 through 4). 10 a.m. $5; free for accompanying adults. Tudor Place Historic House and Garden, 1644 31st St. NW. The “Tudor Tots” series will continue June 20 and 27.

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 Alzheimer’s Association will present a workshop on “Legal and Financial Planning for Alzheimer’s.” 10 a.m. to noon. Free; reservations required. Faith Presbyterian Church, 4161 South Capitol St. SW. 800-272-3900.
  • 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.
  • “The Science of Exercise and the Ceremony of Coffee — An Experiential Evening” will examine the flow of energy with a guided demonstration by Steve Shafarman of the body balance and relaxation techniques of FlexAware, which he developed as a way to provide posture improvement and relief of back pain; and an Ethiopian coffee ceremony, led by Kenfe Bellay, owner and manager of Sidamo Ethiopian Coffee and Tea. 6 to 8 p.m. $20 to $35. Woman’s National Democratic Club, 1526 New Hampshire Ave. NW. 202-232-7363.
  • CASS Fitness will present a weekly outdoor fitness class led by a certified personal trainer. 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Free. The Parks at Walter Reed, Georgia Avenue and Butternut Street NW. The class will continue weekly through Oct. 24, weather permitting.
  • Instructor Phyllis Box will present a Zumba class for ages 18 and older. 7 p.m. Free. Guy Mason Recreation Center, 3600 Calvert St. NW. 202-727-7527.
  • 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.


  • As part of the Tuesday Concert Series, pianist Jeremy Filsell and organist Erik Suter will present their arrangements of Rachmaninov’s music, including his virtuosic “Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini.” 12:10 p.m. Free. Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW. 202-347-2635.
  • 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 Friday Morning Music Club will perform works by Purcell and Bach, as well as French songs. 7:30 to 9 p.m. Free. Belle Vue Room, Dumbarton House, 2715 Q St. NW. 202-333-2075.

Discussions and lectures

  • Shibley Telhami, professor for peace and development at the University of Maryland and director of the University of Maryland Critical Issues Poll, will discuss “Assessing the Impact of the 1967 War on the Palestinians 50 Years Later.” 12:30 to 2 p.m. Free; reservations requested. The Palestine Center, 2425 Virginia Ave. NW. 202-338-1290.
  • As part of a spring advocacy “Take Charge and Live Well in DC” series, Iona Senior Services will present a seminar on “What Is Age-Friendly DC and Why Should You Care?” by Stuart Rosenthal, publisher and editor of The Beacon. 2 to 4 p.m. Free; reservations requested. Room 212, St. Columba’s Episcopal Church, 4201 Albemarle St. NW. 202-895-9442.
  • CityLab’s HappyHourLab DC will feature a discussion of gentrification and diversity with American University professor Derek Hyra, author of “Race, Class, and Politics in the Cappuccino City”; Izetta Autumn Mobley, a local historian and doctoral candidate in American studies; and moderator Tanvi Misra of CityLab. 6 to 9 p.m. Free; reservations required. Petworth Citizen, 829 Upshur St. NW.
  • U.S. Rep. Rosa L. DeLauro, D-Conn., will discuss her book “The Least Among Us: Waging the Battle for the Vulnerable.” 6:30 p.m. Free. Langston Room, Busboys and Poets 14th & V, 2021 14th St. NW. 202-387-7638.
  • Mary Collins and Donald Collins will discuss their collaborative memoir “At the Broken Places: A Mother and Trans Son Pick up the Pieces.” 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Free. Busboys and Poets Takoma, 235 Carroll St. NW. 202-726-0856.
  • Michael B. Toth, ‎president of R.B. Toth Associates, will discuss “How to Make the Mummies Talk,” about how efforts to study mummy masks have evolved, including recent technological techniques ranging from advanced camera systems to X-ray synchrotrons that preserve the masks while revealing any hidden texts. 6:45 p.m. $30 to $45. S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Drive SW. 202-633-3030.
  • Steven Levingston, The Washington Post’s nonfiction book editor, will discuss his book “Kennedy and King: The President, the Pastor, and the Battle Over Civil Rights.” 7 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919.


  • As part of the annual V4 Film Series, the Embassy of the Czech Republic will present a screening of Jan Sverák’s 1996 film “Kolya,” a poignant drama that brings out the heartfelt beauty and gentleness of a boy and a man old enough to be his grandfather as they get to know each other. 7 p.m. Free; reservations required by June 12. Embassy of the Czech Republic, 3900 Spring of Freedom NW.
  • The National Building Museum will present the documentary “Asylum,” about the history of St. Elizabeths Hospital and whether deinstitutionalization has proved an overall failure, leaving more patients homeless than are mainstreamed into society. A discussion with filmmaker Sarah Mondale and museum curator Sarah Leavitt will follow. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. $5 to $10; reservations required. National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. 202-272-2448.
  • As part of its summer film series “Once Upon a Time: From Books to Movies,” the Embassy of France will present Jean Cocteau’s 1946 film “Beauty and the Beast.” 7 p.m. Free; reservations required. Embassy of France, 4101 Reservoir Road NW.
  • The DowntownDC Business Improvement District will present an outdoor screening of “The Matrix” scored with an original music soundtrack of hip-hop, soul and more mixed live by DJ 2-Tone Jones. 8:30 p.m. Free. Freedom Plaza, 13th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW.
  • “Adams Morgan Movie Nights,” sponsored by the Adams Morgan Partnership Business Improvement District, will feature “Jaws.” The movie will start about a half hour after sundown. Free. Soccer field, Walter Pierce Park, 2630 Adams Mill Road NW.

Performances and readings

  • “Comedy at the Kennedy Center” will feature New York-based, Chicago-bred stand-up comic Liza Treyger, a cast member of MTV2’s “Joking Off.” 6 p.m. Free; tickets distributed in the Hall of States starting at 5 p.m. Family Theater, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600.
  • Story District will present “Seduce Me: Stories about persuasion and temptation.” 8 p.m. $15. Town Danceboutique, 2009 8th St. NW.
  • Washington Women in Theatre will present Sidra Rausch’s play “Uncle Julie,” about a newspaperman and his late-in-life romance with a Holocaust survivor from Central Europe. 8 p.m. $12. Studio Theatre, Katzen Arts Center, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. The performance will repeat Wednesday at 8 p.m.
  • 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 Joseph LMS Green. 9 to 11 p.m. $5. Langston Room, Busboys and Poets 14th & V, 2021 14th St. NW. 202-387-7638.
  • Washington Women in Theatre will present “Royals and Rebels, a Cabaret,” featuring Barbara Papendorp and Amy Conley exploring the ongoing struggle between the haves and have-nots through the ages. 10 p.m. $12. Studio Theatre, Katzen Arts Center, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW.

Sporting event

  • The Washington Nationals will play the Atlanta Braves. 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.


  • 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.