Events calendar: Tuesday, March 27


Children’s programs

  • Homeschool Day at the National Building Museum will host classes on city building, planning and design for homeschooled children ages four to 14. Workshops will be divided by age group. 10 a.m. to noon for morning programs; 1 to 3 p.m. for afternoon programs. $10 per child for one program; no cost for adult chaperones. National Building Museum 401 F St. NW. 202-272-2448.

Classes and workshops

  • Paula Waltz, a gardener at the U.S. Botanic Garden’s orchid collection, will lead a workshop on repotting orchid plants at home, explaining the differences in materials and techniques and answering questions from participants. 10 to 11:30 a.m. U.S. Botanic Garden Conservatory, 100 Maryland Ave. SW. 202-225-8333. The workshop will repeat on March 29.
  • 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.


  • Amy Domingues will lead a viol consort in a performance of Dietrich Buxtehude’s “Membra Jesu Nostri” for the Tuesday Concert Series. 12:10 to 1 p.m. Free; $10 donation suggested. Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW. 202-347-2635. This concert is part of a weekly program held every Tuesday.
  • JOATA, featuring Brooklyn-based Puerto Rican indie-pop musician Jose Oyola, will perform music blending hip hop, indie rock and Caribbean rhythms.  Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600.

Discussions and lectures

  • Authors Lisa Rice, Gregory D. Squires and Sam Fulwood III will discuss “The Fight For Fair Housing” as part of a Busboys and Poets Books event co-sponsored by the National Fair Housing Alliance, which looks to eliminate housing discrimination and ensure equal housing opportunities. 7 to 9 p.m. Free admission. Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th St. NW. 202-387-7638.
  • Hear photographer Joel Sartore talk about the colors, details and behaviors of different bird species around the world captured by the portraits in his new book, “Birds of the Photo Ark.” 7:30 to 9 p.m. $25. National Geographic Museum, 1145 17th St. NW. 202-857-7700.


  • In celebration of cherry blossom season, the Japan-America Society of Washington, D.C. will host “CineMatsuri,” a five-day long festival to showcase Japan’s best and most recent films. Screenings at 7 p.m. each night. $13 to $15 per film. E St. Cinema, 555 11th St. NW. 202-833-2210. This festival will run until April 3.   
  • See “Wùlu,” a less violent, more thoughtful take on “Scarface” set in Mali, where a young bus driver must turn to drug smuggling to provide for himself and protect his sister from prostitution. 7 to 9:30 p.m. Free; registration required. Embassy of France, 4101 Reservoir Road NW. 202-944-6000.
  • In association with Maryland Public Television, environmental filmmaking students at American University will air their documentary, “Healing Baltimore’s Harbor: A Pipe Dream?” about the city’s crumbling sewage and stormwater infrastructure. 7 p.m. Free. Malsi Doyle and Michael Forman Theater, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 202-885-1000.


  • Folger Shakespeare Library will hold a staged reading of “Dear Jack, Dear Louise,” a play written and directed by Ken Ludwig that recounts his parents’ courtship. 7 p.m. Free; pre-registration requested. Folger Theatre, 201 East Capitol St. SE. 202-544-7077.
  •  Folger Shakespeare Library will present “The Winter’s Tale,” William Shakespeare’s play about jealousy, prophecy, redemption and the power of forgiveness. 7:30 p.m. $35 to $79. Folger Theatre, 201 East Capitol St. SE. 202-544-7077. This production will run until April 22.
  • “Persephone: A Burlesque,” Richard C. Washer’s Greek mythology-inspired play with original music by Mark Haag, will kick off the First Draft New Play Reading Series. 7:30 to 10 p.m. Free. Arts Club of Washington, 2017 I St. NW. 202-331-7282.


  • “Tour and Tea” will offer an in-depth tour of the Washington National Cathedral, followed by traditional English tea with a view at the seventh floor Pilgrim Observation Gallery. 1:30 p.m. $36. Washington National Cathedral, 3101 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-537-6200. This tour will repeat Tuesday and Wednesdays through Aug. 8.