Events calendar: Tuesday, Nov. 7


Children’s program

  • David Barclay Moore will discuss his book “The Stars Beneath Our Feet” (for ages 11 to 14). 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 a Washington Bach Consort recital with director and organist Todd Fickley. 12:10 p.m. Free. Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW. 202-347-2635.
  • Fortas Chamber Music Concerts will present the piano trio of Joseph Kalichstein, Jaime Laredo and Sharon Robinson performing three of Beethoven’s most famous trios. 7:30 p.m. $45. Terrace Theater, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600.
  • The 19th annual Washington Jewish Music Festival will feature Levine Music’s Anna Ouspensakaya, Fedor Ouspensky and Igor Zubkovsky in “Musicians’ Solidarity and Resistance: Music of Soviet Composers From WWII Period.” 7:30 p.m. $15 to $18. Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center, 1529 16th St. NW.
  • The Embassy Series will present a concert by violinist Paulina Derbez and pianist Araceli Salazar featuring works by Mexican and European composers. 7:30 to 10:15 p.m. $90. Mexican Cultural Institute, 2829 16th St. NW. 202-625-2361.

Discussions and lectures

  • A community lecture series on “The Consequences of World War I Peacemaking” will feature a talk by Georgetown University history professor Mustafa Aksakal on “The Ottoman First World War: 100 Years Later.” 10:30 a.m. to noon. $39.50. Auditorium, School of Continuing Studies, Georgetown University, 640 Massachusetts Ave. NW. The lecture series will continue Nov. 8 and 14.
  • Retired U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Daniel P. Bolger will discuss his book “Our Year of War: Two Brothers, Vietnam, and a Nation Divided” in conversation with the book’s subjects — former Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and his younger brother Tom Hagel, both of whom served in Vietnam during the war’s most grueling period in the same infantry squad but emerged from the experience with different views on the U.S. intervention. Noon to 1:30 p.m. Free. McGowan Theater, National Archives Building, Constitution Avenue between 7th and 9th streets NW. 202-357-5000.
  • Musicologist Saul Lilienstein will discuss “An American Debut” 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.
  • Fayrouz Sharqawi, advocacy director of Grassroots Jerusalem, will discuss “Jerusalem: Communities Leading Change.” 12:30 to 2 p.m. Free; reservations required. The Palestine Center, 2425 Virginia Ave. NW. 202-338-1958.
  • Scholar Jean-Yves Camus will discuss “The European Far-Right: From Neo-Fascism to Populism and Illiberal Democracy.” 4 to 5:30 p.m. Free; reservations required. Suite 412, Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University, 1957 E St. NW.
  • Trita Parsi, founder and president of the National Iranian American Council, will discuss his book “Losing an Enemy: Obama, Iran, and the Triumph of Diplomacy.” 6:30 to 8 p.m. Free. Langston Room, Busboys and Poets 14th & V, 2021 14th St. NW. 202-387-7638.
  • Alex Berti — composer, double bass player, arranger for the Simon Bolivar Orchestra and manager of the DC Youth Orchestra Program’s Children’s Orchestra — will discuss “Music for Social Change,” about his efforts to use learning to perform music in groups as a way to help youth become productive, focused and engaged. As part of the event, a group of his students will perform. 6:30 p.m. $15 to $20. Woman’s National Democratic Club, 1526 New Hampshire Ave. NW. 202-232-7363.
  • Lior Lev Sercarz — founder of La Boîte, a 10-year-old spice shop in New York City — will discuss his book “The Spice Companion: A Guide to the World of Spices.” 6:45 p.m. $30 to $45. S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Drive SW. 202-633-3030.
  • Nikki Giovanni will discuss her book “A Good Cry: What We Learn From Tears and Laughter.” 7 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919.
  • Leaders of Tzedek DC, a new Jewish organization providing legal services to low-income individuals, and the Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless will discuss the issue of legal access for underserved communities in the District. 7 to 9 p.m. $10; reservations required. Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center, 1529 16th St. NW.
  • Actor and comedian Denis Leary will discuss his book “Why We Don’t Suck: And How All of Us Need to Stop Being Such Partisan Little Bitches” in conversation with Jonathan Allen, national political reporter with NBC News. 7 p.m. $20; $32 for one signed book and one ticket. Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, 600 I St. NW. 800-838-3006.


  • The Ciesla Foundation, the University of the District of Columbia and the Embassy of Israel will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Rosenwald Fund and the release of a two-disc DVD package of Aviva Kempner’s documentary “Rosenwald” — about how philanthropist Julius Rosenwald partnered with African-American communities to build 5,300 schools in the South during the Jim Crow era. A post-screening discussion will feature Kempner; Danielle Holley-Walker, dean of Howard University School of Law; and Charlene Drew Jarvis, former Ward 4 D.C. Council member and daughter of Dr. Charles Drew, who received a Rosenwald Fund grant and a pioneer of blood storage methods. 4:30 p.m. Free; reservations required. Moot Court Room, University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law, 4340 Connecticut Ave. NW.
  • The Italian Cultural Institute, New Italian Cinema Events and New York University Washington, DC, will present Andrea De Sica’s 2017 film “Figli della Notte (Children of the Night).” 6:30 p.m. Free; reservations required. Abramson Family Auditorium, New York University Washington, DC, 1307 L St. NW.


  • 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

  • As part of the second annual Korean Culture Week, the Seoul-based dance troupe Bereishit Dance Company will juxtapose dancers alongside drummers and singers of the traditional Korean storytelling genre known as pansori. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600.
  • 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.

Sporting event

  • The Washington Wizards will play the Dallas Mavericks. 7 p.m. $6 to $140. Capital One Arena (formerly Verizon Center), 601 F St. NW. 800-745-3000.