Events calendar: Wednesday, April 25


Classes and workshops

  • Stretch some muscles while surrounded by art at Yoga in the Galleries. Bring your own mat; blocks and blankets are also recommended. 10 a.m. $10 per class; $5 per class for Museum Members. The Katzen Arts Center, American University Museum, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 202-885-1300. Classes are held every Wednesday.


  • An “Evening with Extraordinary Artists” presented by the Arts Club of Washington will feature Emil Chudnovsky on the violin and Michael Sheppard on the piano performing sonatas by Brahms and Prokofiev, among other composers. This program also includes a cocktail reception. 6:30 p.m. $25. The Monroe House, 2017 I St. NW. 202-331-7282.
  • Ziyad al Harbi, an Oud player, composer and singer from the Sultante of Oman, will perform as part of the Embassy Series. 7 p.m. $65. Sultan Qabos Cultural Center, Embassy of Oman Sultante, 1100 16th St. NW. 202-625-2361.
  • D.C.-based bluegrass musician Justin Trawick, fresh off the release of his debut album, will perform alongside Louisa Hall, who also just released her first album, “Barista Boyfriend,” full of humorous lyrics about everything from internet dating to real-life stalking. 8 p.m. $12.50. Dupont Underground, 1500 19th St. NW.

Discussions and lectures

  • Former CIA Officer Warren D. Holston will promote his new book, “Beware of the Predator,” a guide for anyone wants to improve their security awareness and defensive posture. 1 to 4 p.m. Free. International Spy Museum, 800 F St. NW. 202-393-7798.
  • Doris J. Schattschneider, a Moravian College professor of mathematics, will lecture on the intersection of art and geometry in the paintings of M.C. Escher. 3:30 p.m. Free. National Gallery of Art, 6th and Constitution avenues NW. 202-737-4215.
  • Carol Berkin, a professor of history at the City University of New York Graduate Center, will discuss and sign copies of her book “A Sovereign People: The Crisis of the 1790s and the Birth of American Nationalism.” 6 p.m. Free. Anderson House, 2118 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 202-785-2040.


  • Blyth-Templeton Academy and Hill Center at Old Naval Hospital will hold a screening of “Most Likely to Succeed,” a documentary that reveals the shortcomings of the conventional educational system, followed by an opened ended discussion about the school system in the United States. 7 p.m. Free. The Hill Center, 921 Pennsylvania Ave SE. Visit to register.


  • Artists from Washington, D.C. and New York will put on a show of the less commonly-performed solo and chamber works by the iconic American composer Leonard Bernstein and will premiere “Bernstein Tap & Rap,” a modern interpretation of Bernstein’s Symphonic Dances. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600.