Events calendar: Tuesday, Nov. 14


Children’s program

  • Rob Buyea will discuss his book “The Perfect Score” (for ages 8 through 12). 10:30 a.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919.

Classes and workshops

  • The Georgetown Library will present a walk-in yoga class practicing introductory vinyasa techniques. 11:30 a.m. Free. Georgetown Library, 3260 R St. NW. 202-727-0232.
  • Staff members from the Historical Society of Washington, D.C., and the D.C. Public Library’s Washingtoniana Division will present an introduction to online resources for D.C. history. 5:30 to 7 p.m. Free; reservations required. Newseum, 555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW (use group entrance on C Street between 5th and 6th streets NW).
  • Guy Mason Recreation Center will hold a twice-weekly interval training class. 6 to 7 p.m. Free. Guy Mason Recreation Center, 3600 Calvert St. NW. 202-727-7527. The class will also meet Thursday at 6 p.m.
  • Sangeeta Sinha will lead a class on “Meditation for Ultimate Wellness.” 7 p.m. Free. Tenley-Friendship Library, 4450 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-727-1488.
  • 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 Tuesday Concert Series will feature clarinetist Claire Eichhorn, cellist Vasily Popov and pianist Hyeweon Gessner presenting “Transcendence & Inspiration,” featuring works by Messiaen and Brahms. 12:10 p.m. Free. Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW. 202-347-2635.
  • The Friday Morning Music Club will perform a concert of works by Biber, Bach, Schütz and Buxtehude. Noon to 1 p.m. Free; reservations suggested. Bellevue Ballroom, Dumbarton House, 2715 Q St. NW. 202-337-2288.
  • The University of the District of Columbia’s “JAZZforum” will present a conversation and performance featuring drummer, bandleader and alumnus Howard “Kingphish” Franklin Jr. 12:30 p.m. Free. Recital Hall, Building 46-West, University of the District of Columbia, 4200 Connecticut Ave. NW.
  • Composer, lyricist and librettist Julian Hornik will perform as part of the “Broadway, the Next Generation” series. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600.
  • “Renée Fleming Voices” will present Canadian soprano Barbara Hannigan and Dutch pianist Reinbert de Leeuw performing an evening of lieder by Webern, Berg, Schönberg, Mahler, Wolf and Zemlinsky. 7:30 p.m. $39. Terrace Theater, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600.

Discussions and lectures

  • Former U.S. Rep. Ronald Dellums, D-Calif., will discuss how the current generation can create effective and lasting change in the world, drawing on his own experience leading and participating in social movements such as the anti-apartheid campaign. 9:30 to 11 a.m. Free; reservations required. Room 602, Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University, 1957 E St. NW.
  • A community lecture series on “The Consequences of World War I Peacemaking” will feature a talk by Ambassador Thomas Pickering, chairman of the board of the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy at Georgetown University, on “Impact on Politics and Political Geography of the Middle East.” 10:30 a.m. to noon. $39.50. Auditorium, School of Continuing Studies, Georgetown University, 640 Massachusetts Ave. NW.
  • Dr. Meghan Moroux, an ophthalmology resident at the Washington National Eye Center, will discuss diabetic eye disease, which refers to eye problems people with diabetes may have, including cataracts, diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma. 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Free; reservations required. Eye Center Conference Room, Suite 1A-19, MedStar Washington Hospital Center, 110 Irving St. NW. 202-234-1010.
  • James Wright will discuss his book “Enduring Vietnam: An American Generation and Its War.” Noon to 1 p.m. Free. McGowan Theater, National Archives Building, Constitution Avenue between 7th and 9th streets NW. 202-357-5000.
  • Musicologist Saul Lilienstein will discuss “Puccini’s Emotional Range” as part of a six-part series on “Puccini: A Deeper Look.” Noon to 1:30 p.m. $20 to $30. S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Drive SW. 202-633-3030.
  • “Abenomics and Womenomics: A Conversation on Macroeconomic and Structural Reform in Japan” will feature Kathy Matsui, vice chair of Goldman Sachs Japan; and John Lipsky, distinguished scholar at the Kissinger Center for Global Affairs and senior fellow at the Foreign Policy Institute. 12:30 to 2 p.m. Free; reservations required. Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Building, Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, 1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW.
  • Henriette Rahusen of the National Gallery of Art will discuss “Dutch Burghers and Their Wine: Nary a Sour Grape.” 2 p.m. Free. West Building Lecture Hall, National Gallery of Art, 6th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202-737-4215.
  • Educator and social media strategist Lydia Snider will discuss “How Social Media Has Affected Our Democratic Elections.” 2 to 3 p.m. Free; reservations requested. Guy Mason Recreation Center, 3600 Calvert St. NW. 202-727-7527.
  • “Triple Negative Breast Cancer: From New Directions in Treatment to Survivorship” will feature talks by breast medical oncologists Karen Smith and Raquel Nunes, clinical geneticist Reem Saadeh-Haddad and clinical oncology social worker Meagan Paulk, followed by breakout sessions. 6 to 8:30 p.m. Free; reservations required. Conference Room 1, Building A, Sibley Memorial Hospital, 5215 Loughboro Road NW. 202-243-2320.
  • At a fundraiser for the Woman’s National Democratic Club Education Foundation, longtime NPR radio host Diane Rehm will discuss her book “On My Own,” about her life since the death of her husband, who, nine years after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, made the difficult choice to end his deteriorating condition by refusing to eat, drink or accept medication. 6 p.m. $75, which includes hors d’oeuvres and a copy of the book. Woman’s National Democratic Club, 1526 New Hampshire Ave. NW. 202-232-7363.
  • The Washington Diplomat will host a discussion with Emanuel Gonzalez-Revilla, ambassador of Panama to the United States, and Anna Gawel, the publication’s managing editor. 6 to 9 p.m. $46.46. The Darcy Hotel, 1515 Rhode Island Ave. NW.
  • World-renowned chef Massimo Bottura, author of “Bread Is Gold,” will join Sam Kass, Spike Mendelsohn, Garrett Graddy-Lovelace and Mitchell Davis to share stories from the front lines of the fight against food waste. 6:30 p.m. Free; reservations required. Atrium, School of International Service Building, American University, Nebraska and New Mexico avenues NW.
  • Academy Award-winning actor Richard Dreyfuss, founder of the Dreyfuss Civics Initiative, and Republican political strategist Frank Luntz will discuss whether Americans’ civic knowledge can catch up with our civic duties in a program on “What It Means to Be American.” 6:30 p.m. Free; reservations required. Unity Square, National Museum of American History, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW.
  • Brad Duncan — a collector and the author of “Finally Got the News!: The Printed Legacy of the U.S. Radical Left, 1970-1979” — will discuss archiving and collecting radical history. 6:30 to 8 p.m. Free; reservations requested. The Potter’s House, 1658 Columbia Road NW.
  • As part of its Signature Series, the National Museum of Natural History will host “An Evening With Paul Watson: Solving an Arctic Mystery,” featuring the author and photographer. Watson will discuss his book “Ice Ghosts: The Epic Hunt for the Lost Franklin Expedition” in conversation with museum director Kirk Johnson. 6:30 to 8:10 p.m. Free; registration required. Baird Auditorium, National Museum of Natural History, 10th Street and Constitution Avenue NW.
  • American University’s Center for Environmental Filmmaking will feature firsthand accounts and films from students about their experiences during the unique experiential learning course “Classroom in the Wild in the Chesapeake Bay.” Reception at 6:30 p.m.; screening at 7 p.m. Free. Doyle/Forman Theater, McKinley Building, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW.
  • Paul Glenshaw, an aviation expert and filmmaker, will present “The Lafayette Escadrille: Legends With a Cause,” drawing on rare, unpublished sources to tell the story of the rash young men who took to the air and made history 100 years ago. The program will include clips from Glenshaw’s forthcoming documentary on the Escadrille. 6:45 p.m. $30 to $45. S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Drive SW. 202-633-3030.
  • Musical theater expert Robert Wyatt and performers from the Georgetown Gilbert and Sullivan Society will present “Gilbert and Sullivan and the Savoy Tradition,” an introduction to the sharp satirists of Victorian society and a look at the cultural and societal trends that informed their work. The program will include a live performance as well as musical recordings and film clips. 6:45 p.m. $30 to $45. Ring Auditorium, Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden, 7th Street and Independence Avenue SW. 202-633-3030.
  • Maya Jasanoff, professor of history at Harvard University, will discuss her book “The Dawn Watch: Joseph Conrad in a Global World.” 7 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919.
  • Alix Murdoch, federal policy director of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, will discuss “Preserving the Health of Our Chesapeake Bay.” 7 p.m. $20 to $25. Woman’s National Democratic Club, 1526 New Hampshire Ave. NW. 202-232-7363.
  • NASA astronaut Terry Virts will discuss the National Geographic book “View From Above” and IMAX film “A Beautiful Planet,” which feature images Virts captured using the Cupola module while he was commander of the International Space Station. 7:30 to 9 p.m. $25. Grosvenor Auditorium, National Geographic, 1600 M St. NW. 202-857-7700.


  • As part of a film series on “Films Across Borders: Stories of Migration,” the Embassy of France will present Boris Lojkine’s 2015 film “Hope,” about a woman from Nigeria and a young man from Cameroon who encounter a fiercely hostile world deep in the Sahara Desert as they try to get to Europe. 7 p.m. Free; reservations required. Embassy of France, 4101 Reservoir Road NW. The series will continue Nov. 28 and Dec. 12.


  • Recovery International will host a small group meeting for people coping with issues such as anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, panic attacks, stress, anger, fear and obsessive-compulsive disorder. 7 p.m. Free. Chevy Chase Community Center, 5601 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-2680.

Performances and readings

  • The Drama Committee of the Arts Club of Washington will present a staged reading of “What?,” a rip-roaring emotional new play by Helen Hayes Award-winner Peter Coy. A discussion will follow. 7:30 p.m. Free. Arts Club of Washington, 2017 I St. NW. 202-331-7282, ext. 3.
  • 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.
  • Story District will present “Nom Nom Nom: Stories about food and festivities.” 8 p.m. $15 to $20. Town Danceboutique, 2009 8th St. NW.
  • The Mask & Bauble Dramatic Society will present its annual Donn B. Murphy One-Acts Festival. 8 p.m. $8 to $12. Stage III, Poulton Hall, Georgetown University, 1421 37th St. NW. 202-687-2787. The performance will repeat Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 8 p.m. and Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m.
  • Sixth & I Historic Synagogue will host a live rendition of “Hello From the Magic Tavern,” an improvised narrative podcast using the chat show format. 8 p.m. $20 to $25. Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, 600 I St. NW. 877-987-6487.
  • Busboys and Poets will present an open mic poetry night hosted by Joseph LMS Green. 9 to 11 p.m. $5. Langston Room, Busboys and Poets 14th & V, 2021 14th St. NW. 202-387-7638.

Special events

  • The Lightscape Foundation’s World Press Photo Exhibition 2017 will feature images that cover everything from contemporary issues and general news to nature and sports. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. $10 to $25. Dupont Underground, 1500 19th St. NW. The photo exhibition will be open daily through Nov. 26 except on Thanksgiving Day.
  • “Spies and Spirits of the Revolution” will feature a talk by the International Spy Museum’s Vince Houghton and Jacqueline Van Eyl on the brave and wily men and women who spied for George Washington. The event will include an Old-Fashioned cocktail and other whiskey and cider samples, as well as a tour of the historic mansion. 6 to 8 p.m. $20 to $25. Society of the Cincinnati, Anderson House, 2118 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 202-393-7798.