Events calendar: Tuesday, June 5


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 moderate yoga class. 11:30 a.m. Free. Georgetown Library, 3260 R St. NW. 202-727-0232.
  • The D.C. Public Library and Annie’s Ace Hardware will present “DIY Home Improvement Workshop: Build Your Own Tomato Trellis.” 6:30 p.m. Free. Petworth Library, 4200 Kansas Ave. NW. 202-243-1188.
  • Beth Lindley, certified health coach, will present a workshop on “Essential Oils 101.” 7 p.m. Tenley-Friendship Library, 4450 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-727-1488.


  • As part of the Tuesday Concert Series, alto Barbara Hollinshead and lutist Howard Bass will present “Birds, Bees, Flowers, and Trees: An Elizabethan Celebration of Mother Earth,” featuring music by John Dowland, Thomas Campion, John Danyel and William Byrd. 12:10 p.m. Free. Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW. 202-347-2635.
  • Graduating seniors of the National Symphony Orchestra training program will play a recital of solo pieces. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600.
  • The U.S. Air Force Band’s Concert Band and Singing Sergeants will present “That’s Entertainment.” 8 to 9 p.m. Free. U.S. Capitol.
  • The U.S. Navy Band’s Country Current ensemble will perform. 7:30 p.m. Free. U.S. Navy Memorial, 701 Pennsylvania Ave. NW.

Discussions and lectures

  • Leadership expert Michael Maccoby, author of “The Leaders We Need, And What Makes Us Follow” and “Strategic Intelligence: Conceptual Tools for Leading Change,” will discuss “The President We Need.” Luncheon at 12:15 p.m.; program at 1 p.m. $10 to $30. Woman’s National Democratic Club, 1526 New Hampshire Ave. NW. 202-232-7363.
  • The Moveable Feast Classics Book Club will discuss “A Good Man Is Hard to Find” by Flannery O’Connor. 1 p.m. Free. Palisades Library, 4901 V St. NW. 202-282-3139.
  • 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 July 3.
  • Roxana Ehsani, Giant Food’s in-store nutritionist and board-certified specialist in sports dietetics, will discuss how food impacts your performance on and off the field. 6:30 p.m. Free. Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library, 1630 7th St. NW. 202-727-1288.
  • Ryan Lugalia-Hollon and Daniel Cooper will discuss their book “The War on Neighborhoods: Policing, Prison, and Punishment in a Divided City,” about experiences in a neighborhood on Chicago’s West Side that is emblematic of many majority-black neighborhoods in U.S. cities. 6:30 to 8 p.m. Free. The Potter’s House, 1658 Columbia Road NW.
  • Food expert and passionate culinary historian Fred Plotkin will discuss “The Great Food Cities of the World: San Francisco.” 6:45 p.m. $30 to $45. S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Drive SW. 202-633-3030.
  • Andrew Sean Greer will discuss his Pulitzer Prize-winning novel “Less” in conversation with Washington Post Book World editor Ron Charles. 7 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919.
  • Stephanie Garber will discuss her book “Legendary.” 7 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose at The Wharf, 70 District Square SW.
  • The Chevy Chase Library Book Club will discuss “One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories” by B.J. Novak. 7 p.m. Free. Chevy Chase Library, 5625 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-282-0021.
  • “Saving Seabirds” will feature a talk by National Geographic magazine photographer and explorer Thomas Peschak on why the world’s majestic and ecologically critical seabirds — penguins, albatross, puffins and hundreds of other species — are vanishing. 7:30 to 9 p.m. $25. Grosvenor Auditorium, National Geographic, 1600 M St. NW. 202-857-7700.


  • A summer film series will feature Rifat Audeh’s 2017 documentary “The Truth: Lost at Sea.” 6 p.m. Free; reservations requested. The Palestine Center, 2425 Virginia Ave. NW. 202-338-1290.
  • The weeklong EuroAsia Shorts festival will feature films from France and Korea, followed by a discussion. 6:30 p.m. Free; reservations required. Goethe-Institut Washington, Suite 3, 1990 K St. NW.

Performances and readings

  • “Voice as a Bridge: A Multi-Language Poetry Reading” will celebrate poetry as a global force with readings in English, Spanish, Polish, Chinese, Italian, Scotch, Persian, Sanskrit, Hebrew, Indian, Arabic and Russian, as well as an African-American ensemble. 7 p.m. Free; reservations requested. Arts Club of Washington, 2017 I St. NW. 202-331-7282.
  • The DC Improv will present a performance by comedians Jason Weems, Matty Litwack and Brittany Carney. 7 p.m. $15. Dupont Underground, 1500 19th St. NW.