Events calendar: Tuesday, Sept. 5


Children’s programs

  • “Tudor Tots: Buildings” 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.
  • U.S. Botanic Garden educational specialists Lee Coykendall and Alexandra Torres will present a four-week, hands-on “September Seedlings” class on plant science (for ages 6 and older). 10:30 a.m. to noon. Free; reservations required. Conservatory Classroom, U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW. 202-225-8333. The program will continue Sept. 12, 19 and 26.

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.
  • Housing Counseling Services Inc. will present an inclusionary zoning orientation session. 2 to 3:30 p.m. Free; reservations required. Suite 100, 2410 17th 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.


  • “Live! Concert Series on the Plaza” will feature Lonesome Ryder performing country. 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 organist Martin Schmeding performing “500 Years of Reformation: Organ Music on Lutheran Themes.” 12:10 p.m. Free. Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW. 202-347-2635.

Discussions and lectures

  • Willow Lung-Amam, assistant professor at the University of Maryland at College Park and director of community development at the National Center for Smart Growth Research and Education, will discuss her book “Trespassers?: Asian Americans and the Battle for Suburbia.” 6:30 to 8 p.m. Free; reservations required. The Potter’s House, 1658 Columbia Road NW.
  • Richard McGregor will discuss his book “Asia’s Reckoning: China, Japan, and the Fate of U.S. Power in the Pacific Century.” 7 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919.


  • National Theatre Live will present a broadcast of Tony Kushner’s “Angels in America, Part 1,” 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 film will be shown again Wednesday at 7 p.m.


  • 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

  • Members of Washington National Opera’s Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program and other artists will present a preview of musical highlights from the fall productions of “Aida” and “Alcina.” 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.

Special event

  • St. Alban’s Opportunity Shop will reopen with restocked shelves after a monthlong hiatus. 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free admission. 3001 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-966-5288.