Events calendar: Tuesday, Sept. 12


Children’s programs

  • “Tudor Tots: Weather” will feature songs, stories and movement (for ages 2 through 4). 10 a.m. $5; free for accompanying adults. Tudor Place Historic House and Garden, 1644 31st St. NW. The fall “Tudor Tots” series will continue weekly through Oct. 31.
  • Margarita Engle and Mike Curato will discuss their book “All the Way to Havana.” 10:30 a.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919.

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 vinyasa 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. Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library, 1630 7th St. NW. 202-727-1288.
  • CASS Fitness will present a weekly outdoor fitness class led by a certified personal trainer. 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Free. The Parks at Walter Reed, Georgia Avenue and Butternut Street NW. The class will continue weekly through Oct. 24, weather permitting.
  • As part of the D.C. Public Library’s monthlong Banned Books celebration, artist and cartoonist Dana Jeri Maier will present a class on “DIY Wheatpasting,” about the art of gluing oversized photocopies to walls. 6:30 p.m. Free; reservations requested. Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library, 1630 7th St. NW.
  • 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.
  • Yoga Activist will present a class for beginners. 7:30 p.m. Free. Petworth Library, 4200 Kansas Ave. NW. 202-243-1188.


  • “Live! Concert Series on the Plaza” will feature the Decades Band performing jazz and R&B. Noon to 1 p.m. Free. Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202-312-1300.
  • The Tuesday Concert Series will feature pianist Yoonie Han performing Spanish music by Albeniz and Granados. 12:10 p.m. Free. Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW. 202-347-2635.
  • The Cambodian Space Project will perform. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600.

Discussions and lectures

  • A meeting of the Low Vision Support Group will present a talk on “Aging Eyes” by Dr. Noreen Shaikh, an ophthalmology resident at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. 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.
  • Sigrid Johannesdottir, assistant professor of costume design and technology at George Washington University, will discuss “Exploring the Costume Collections of GW Department of Theater and Dance.” Noon. Free. George Washington University Museum and Textile Museum, 701 21st St. NW. 202-994-5200.
  • Journalist Mark Bowden will discuss his book “Hue 1968: A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam.” Noon to 2 p.m. Free. McGowan Theater, National Archives Building, Constitution Avenue between 7th and 9th streets NW. 202-357-5000.
  • Joy Stocke and Angie Brenner — authors of the memoir “Anatolian Days and Nights” and the cookbook “Tree of Life: Turkish Home Cooking” — will discuss “Tree of Life: Turkish Cuisine in Context of Turkey’s Political and Cultural History.”  Luncheon at 12:15 p.m.; program at 1 p.m. $10 to $30. Woman’s National Democratic Club, 1526 New Hampshire Ave. NW. 202-232-7363.
  • Ashraf El-Bayoumi will discuss his book “Colored Water: Dixie Through Egyptian Eyes.” 12:30 to 2 p.m. Free; reservations required. The Palestine Center, 2425 Virginia Ave. NW. 202-338-1958.
  • The Moveable Feast Classics Book Club will discuss “Crime and Punishment” by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. 1 p.m. Free. Tenley-Friendship Library, 4450 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-727-1488.
  • Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Archbishop of  Washington, will discuss “Pope Francis: A Model for Collaboration and Dialogue in the Church Today.” 4 to 5 p.m. Free. Dahlgren Chapel of the Sacred Heart, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW.
  • Donna Lucey will discuss her book “Sargent’s Women, Four Lives Behind the Canvas,” a collection of biographies that illuminate the lives of four high-society women painted by John Singer Sargent. 5:30 p.m. Free. MacMillan Education Center, Smithsonian American Art Museum, 8th and G streets NW. 202-633-1000.
  • The World Affairs Council will present a talk by Dan Plesch on his book “Human Rights After Hitler: The Lost History of Prosecuting Axis War Crimes.” Free. 6 to 8 p.m. Horizon Ballroom, Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW.
  • To celebrate the launch of the new African American and African Diaspora Studies Program at American University, professors James Peterson of Lehigh University and Ibram X. Kendi of American University will explore how the drive to understand race and ethnicity in American society can help achieve social justice. 6 to 8:30 p.m. Free. Abramson Family Founders Room, School of International Service Building, American University, Nebraska and New Mexico avenues NW. 202-885-2583.
  • Tom Wright will discuss his book “All Measures Short of War: The Contest for the 21st Century & the Future of American Power.” 6:30 p.m. Free. Kramerbooks & Afterwords, 1517 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-387-1400.
  • Journalist Juan González will discuss his book “Reclaiming Gotham: Bill de Blasio and the Movement to End America’s Tale of Two Cities.” 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Free. Cullen Room, Busboys and Poets 5th & K, 1025 5th St. NW. 202-789-2227.
  • William Drozdiak will discuss his book “Fractured Continent: Europe’s Crises and the Fate of the West.” 7 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919.


  • The 202filmcollective will present a screening of Michelangelo Antonioni’s 1966 cult classic “Blow-Up.” 6:30 p.m. Free. Tenley-Friendship Library, 4450 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-727-1488.
  • National Theatre Live will present a broadcast of Tony Kushner’s “Angels in America, Part 2,” about New Yorkers grappling with life and death in the mid-1980s in the midst of the AIDS crisis and the conservative Reagan administration. 7 p.m. $20. Sidney Harman Hall, 610 F St. NW. 202-547-5688.
  • The annual Georgetown Sunset Cinema series — presenting iconic movies with strong female leads and story lines — will feature “Erin Brockovich.” Sunset. Free. Georgetown Waterfront Park, K Street and Cecil Place 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

  • 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 “Identity Theft: Stories about being confused for someone or something you’re not.” 8 p.m. $15. Town Danceboutique, 2009 8th St. NW.
  • Joseph LMS Green will present an open mic poetry night. 9 to 11 p.m. $5. Langston Room, Busboys and Poets 14th & V, 2021 14th St. NW. 202-387-7638.

Special event

  • Bayan Sami Abdul Rahman, representative of the Kurdistan Regional Government in the United States, will attend a reception at the Guy Mason Recreation Center with music by Kurdish artist Lukman Ahmad and Middle Eastern food and drinks served by Kurdish chef Chiya Muksi. 6 p.m. Free; reservations requested by Sept. 8. Guy Mason Recreation Center, 3600 Calvert St. NW. 202-727-7527.

Sporting event

  • The Washington Nationals will play the Atlanta Braves. 7:05 p.m. $12 to $370. Nationals Park, 1500 South Capitol St. SE. 888-632-6287. The series will continue Wednesday and Thursday at 7:05 p.m.