Events calendar: Tuesday, May 30


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; reservations required. Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library, 1630 7th St. NW. 202-727-1288.
  • The 30th annual DanceAfrica, DC Festival will present a master class with Assane Konte of the KanKouran West African Dance Company. 6:30 p.m. $16. Dance Place, 3225 8th St. NE. 202-269-1600.
  • 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.
  • Author and creative writing professor Evan Balkan — whose most recent screenplay, “Spitfire,” won both a Saul Zaentz Screenplay Lab Fellowship and the 2016 Baltimore Screenwriting Competition — will lead a workshop on “Screenwriting 101,” about the basics of writing for TV and film. 7 p.m. Free. Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library, 1630 7th St. NW.


  • The Washington International School Jazz Band will present an outdoor concert. Noon. Free. Guy Mason Recreation Center, 3600 Calvert St. NW. 202-727-7527.
  • As part of the Tuesday Concert Series, guitarist Roberto Capocchi will perform works by Leo Brouwer, Sir William Walton, Mauro Giuliani, Astor Piazzolla and Agustín Barrios. 12:10 p.m. Free. Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW. 202-347-2635.
  • Color Palette, a D.C.-based electro rock/synth pop band, will perform as part of a monthly local music series created in partnership with the Hometown Sounds website and podcast. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600.

Discussions and lectures

  • The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at American University will present a talk on “America’s Military and Its Veterans” by Phillip Carter, a former Army officer and Iraq veteran who leads the Military, Veterans and Society research program at the Center for a New American Security. 10 to 11:30 a.m. Free; reservations required. Spring Valley Building, American University, 4801 Massachusetts Ave. NW.
  • Mike Canning, longtime film reviewer for the Hill Rag, will discuss his book “Hollywood on the Potomac.” 5:30 to 8 p.m. $20 to $25. Woman’s National Democratic Club, 1526 New Hampshire Ave. NW. 202-232-7363.
  • Courtney Maum will discuss her novel “Touch,” about a trend spotter who tries to preserve the last remnants of human interaction before we all become trapped behind our screens. Joining Maum in conversation will be local author Jennifer Close. 6:30 p.m. Free. East City Bookshop, 645 Pennsylvania Ave. SE.
  • April Ryan, Washington bureau chief for American Urban Radio Networks, will host a panel discussion on “Race in America Today” with Mary Frances Berry, professor of American social thought and history at the University of Pennsylvania and former chair of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights; Avis Jones-DeWeever, founder of the Exceptional Leadership Institute for Women and former executive director of the National Council of Negro Women; Wesley Lowery, one of The Washington Post’s lead reporters covering the Black Lives Matter movement; and Julianne Malveaux, president emeritus of Bennett College for Women. 7 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919.


  • “Adams Morgan Movie Nights,” sponsored by the Adams Morgan Partnership Business Improvement District, will feature Oliver Stone’s 2016 film “Snowden,” about the man who became an international fugitive after exposing the NSA’s secret surveillance techniques. 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 screenings of “Rogue One” on June 6 and “Jaws” on June 13.

Performances and readings

  • Laborfest 2017 will feature a jazz showcase by local musicians. 5 to 8 p.m. Free; reservations required. Langston Room, Busboys and Poets 14th & V, 2021 14th St. NW.
  • 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 host the Beltway Poetry Slam. 9 to 11 p.m. $5. Busboys and Poets Brookland, 625 Monroe St. NE. 202-636-7230.
  • Busboys and Poets will present an open mic poetry night hosted by Khadijah Moon. 9 to 11 p.m. $5. Langston Room, Busboys and Poets 14th & V, 2021 14th St. NW. 202-387-7638.

Special event

  • The Tenley-Friendship Library will host a “Summer Fun” edition of its adult coloring program. 2 to 3:30 p.m. Free. Tenley-Friendship Library, 4450 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-727-1488.