Events calendar: Tuesday, May 29


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.
  • 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, soprano Brooke Evers and pianist Jeremy Filsell will perform an eclectic program of rarely heard songs by John Ireland, Lili Boulanger and Sergei Rachmaninov. 12:10 p.m. Free. Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW. 202-347-2635.
  • The DC LaborFest will present a night of union jazz. 5 to 7 p.m. Free; reservations required. Langston Room, Busboys and Poets 14th & V, 2021 14th St. NW.

Discussions and lectures

  • The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at American University will present a talk on “American Dream or Nightmare? Home Ownership Reconsidered” by Washington Post editorial writer Charles Lane. 10 to 11:30 a.m. Free; reservations required. Spring Valley Building, American University, 4801 Massachusetts Ave. NW.
  • 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.
  • The Around the World Book Club will discuss “The Refugees” by Viet Thanh Nguyen. 2 p.m. Free. Chevy Chase Library, 5625 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-282-0021.
  • Journalist-novelist Robert Friedman — the Washington correspondent for the San Juan Star from 1992 until 2008, when the newspaper folded — will discuss his latest novel set in Puerto Rico, “Island Wildlife: Exiles, Expats and Exotic Others.” 6:30 to 8 p.m. Free. Cullen Room, Busboys and Poets 5th & K, 1025 5th St. NW. 202-789-2227.
  • “Howard Theatre’s Crucial Role in the Community Before and After the 1968 Riots” will feature moderator Dave Tevelin and panelists Sandra Butler-Truesdale, chair of DC Legendary Musicians; Derek Hyra, associate professor at American University; Greg Gaskins, guitarist; and Jimi Smooth, musical artist. A performance by Gaskins and Smooth will follow the panel discussion. 7 p.m. Free. Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library, 1630 7th St. NW. 202-727-1288.
  • Monte Reel will discuss his book “A Brotherhood of Spies: The U-2 and the CIA’s Secret War.” 7 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919.
  • Dave Itzkoff will discuss his book “Robin.” 7 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose at The Wharf, 70 District Square SW.


  • “Adams Morgan Movie Nights,” sponsored by the Adams Morgan Partnership Business Improvement District, will feature the 2007 movie musical “Hairspray.” 8:30 p.m. Free. Soccer field, Marie Reed Learning Center, 2201 18th St. NW. The series will continue with screenings of “Jackie” on June 5 and “Hidden Figures” on June 12.


  • A “Washington National Opera Kids” performance will feature five students on a field trip to the National Gallery of Art. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600.
  • The Yiddish Theater Lab will present “Yiddish Shorts: An Evening of One-Act Plays From the Yiddish Theater.” 7:30 p.m. Free; reservations required. Goldman Theater, Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center, 1529 16th St. NW.
  • Ballet Nacional de Cuba will present “Don Quixote” as part of the Kennedy Center’s “Artes de Cuba” festival. 7:30 p.m. $29 to $129. Opera House, Kennedy Center. 202-467-600. The performance will repeat May 30 at 7:30 p.m.