Events calendar: Tuesday, June 6


Children’s program

  • “Tudor Tots: Sports and Games” 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 13, 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 Georgetown Library will present a walk-in yoga class practicing introductory viniyasa 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.
  • 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.


  • The Friday Morning Music Club will perform works by Quantz, Dowland and Haydn. Noon. Free. Belle Vue Room, Dumbarton House, 2715 Q St. NW. 202-333-2075.
  • As part of the Tuesday Concert Series, soprano Nakia Verner and harpist Monika Vasey will present “I, Being Born a Woman,” featuring music by Millay and Ian Gordon forming a blend of jazz, classical and theater. 12:10 p.m. Free. Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW. 202-347-2635.
  • Vocal Arts DC will present “Art Song Discovery,” featuring a varied program of songs in different languages and styles performed by bass-baritone Zachary Burgess and soprano Chloé Olivia Moore, winners of the 2016 Vocal Arts DC competition. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600.

Discussions and lectures

  • Historian Daniel Mark Epstein will discuss his book “The Loyal Son: The War in Ben Franklin’s House,” about Ben Franklin’s complex relationship with his illegitimate son William. Noon to 2 p.m. Free. McGowan Theater, National Archives Building, Constitution Avenue between 7th and 9th streets NW. 202-357-5000.
  • “Creative Capital — DC Art Then and Now” will focus on the influential group of artists in the 1960s who came to be known as the Washington Color School, as well as Washingtonians who are making an impact on the contemporary art scene today. 5:30 to 7 p.m. Free. McEvoy Auditorium, Smithsonian American Art Museum, 8th and G streets NW. 202-633-1000.
  • New York-based documentary photographer Nancy Borowick will discuss her book “The Family Imprint: A Daughter’s Portrait of Love and Loss,” about how her family dealt with illness and ultimately loss when her mother and father were in parallel treatments for stage-4 cancer. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Free; reservations required. Conference Room 1, Building A, Sibley Memorial Hospital, 5255 Loughboro Road NW.
  • Carolyn Sufrin, a physician at the San Francisco jail from 2007 to 2013, will discuss her book “Jailcare: Finding the Safety Net for Women Behind Bars” in conversation with Amy Fettig, deputy director of the American Civil Liberties Union’s National Prison Project. 6 to 8 p.m. Free; reservations required. The Potter’s House, 1658 Columbia Road NW.
  • Four-time international whistling champion Chris Ullman will discuss his memoir “Find Your Whistle: Simple Gifts Touch Hearts and Change Lives.” 6:30 p.m. Free. Kramerbooks & Afterwords, 1517 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-387-1400.
  • Zeynep Tufekci will discuss her book “Twitter and Tear Gas: The Power and Fragility of Networked Protest,” and L.A. Kauffman will discuss her book “Direct Action: Protest and the Reinvention of American Radicalism.” 6:30 p.m. Free. Langston Room, Busboys and Poets 14th & V, 2021 14th St. NW. 202-387-7638.
  • The Goethe Book Club — a discussion series focusing on works by contemporary German authors — will delve into Daniel Kehlmann’s “Me and Kaminski (Ich und Kaminski).” 6:30 p.m. Free; reservations required. Goethe-Institut Washington, Suite 3, 1990 K St. NW.
  • Journalist and former NPR science correspondent David Baron will discuss his book “American Eclipse,” about the scorching summer of 1878 when scientists raced to Wyoming and Colorado to observe a rare total solar eclipse — an event that helped inspire the nation’s rise as a scientific superpower. 6:45 p.m. $30 to $45. S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Drive SW. 202-633-3030.
  • Michael Chang, associate professor of history and art history at George Mason University, will discuss “The Rise of Genghis Khan: Forging the Mongol World Empire.” 6:45 p.m. $30 to $45. Ring Auditorium, Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden, 7th Street and Independence Avenue SW. 202-633-3030.
  • Dr. Ezekiel J. Emanuel — oncologist, bioethicist and senior fellow at the Center for American Progress — will discuss his book “Prescription for the Future: The Twelve Transformational Habits of Highly Effective Medical Care.” 7 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919.
  • The Chevy Chase Library Book Club will discuss “The End of Men: And the Rise of Women” by Hanna Rosin. 7 p.m. Free. Chevy Chase Library, 5625 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-282-0021.


  • The weeklong EuroAsia Shorts festival will feature films from Spain and the Philippines, followed by a discussion. 6:30 p.m. Free; reservations required. Former Residence of the Ambassadors of Spain, 2801 16th St. NW.
  • “Adams Morgan Movie Nights,” sponsored by the Adams Morgan Partnership Business Improvement District, will feature the 2016 film “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.” Movie will start about a half hour after sundown. Free. Soccer field, Walter Pierce Park, 2630 Adams Mill Road NW. The series will continue with a screening of “Jaws” on June 13.


  • The New York City Ballet will present “Balanchine, Peck & Ratmansky,” featuring the D.C. premiere of “Odessa” and “Rodeo: Four Dance Episodes.” 7:30 p.m. $29 to $109. Opera House, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600. The performance will repeat Wednesday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 1:30 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 Twain Dooley. 9 to 11 p.m. $5. Langston Room, Busboys and Poets 14th & V, 2021 14th St. NW. 202-387-7638.

This post was updated to delete a concert that no longer appears on the U.S. Navy Band’s website.