Events calendar: Wednesday, Aug. 2


Classes and workshops

  • St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Rock Creek, will host a weekly tai chi class. 2 p.m. Free. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Rock Creek, 201 Allison St. NW. 202-726-2080.
  • The weekly “Sunset Fitness in the Park” event will feature a one-hour class presented by Fuel Body Lab. 6 p.m. Free; reservations suggested. Georgetown Waterfront Park, Potomac and K streets NW. The series will continue through Aug. 30.
  • The Poets on the Fringe will host a weekly poetry workshop to critique participants’ poems. 7 to 9 p.m. Free. Georgetown Library, 3260 R St. NW. 202-727-0232.
  • Instructor Andrea McCabe will present a weekly yoga class. 7 p.m. Free; reservations required. Guy Mason Recreation Center, 3600 Calvert St. NW. 202-727-7527.
  • Instructor Tara Bishop will lead a weekly “Yoga for All” restorative yoga practice. 7:30 p.m. Free. Juanita E. Thornton/Shepherd Park Library, 7420 Georgia Ave. NW. 202-541-6100.


  • Polish ensemble Maria Pomianowska and ReBorn will perform on suka and frame drum, imagining a historically traditional repertoire on the resurrected medieval instruments. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600.
  • The Rockin’ the Block concert series will feature the Mike McHenry Trio. 6:30 to 8:30. Free. Canal Park, 200 M St. SE.
  • “Diannne’s Recital,” the MusicianShip’s annual student showcase, will feature displays of musical artistry in vocals, brass, woodwind and percussion. 7 to 8:30 p.m. $10 to $25. Wilson High School, 3950 Chesapeake St. NW.
  • The “President’s Own” U.S. Marine Band will perform. 8 p.m. Free. West Terrace, U.S. Capitol. 202-433-4011.
  • An Acoustic Open Mic night will feature musicians, poets and performers. 8 to 10 p.m. Free. The Den, Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919.
  • Herb Scott and Aaron Myers of the Capitol Hill Jazz Foundation will host the weekly “Capitol Hill Jazz Jam.” 8 to 11 p.m. No cover; $12 minimum. Mr. Henry’s Restaurant, 601 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. 202-546-8412.

Discussions and lectures

  • National Museum of Women in the Arts director of education and digital engagement Deborah Gaston will discuss several works in the special exhibition “Revival.” Noon to 12:30 p.m. Free. National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1250 New York Ave. NW. 202-783-5000.
  • Tripp Onnen, a Society of the Cincinnati genealogist, will discuss “The Mystery of the Five Vachels: Challenges in Researching Revolutionary War Ancestors,” about the difficulty of tracing the military service of a commonly named ancestor and the process of confirming the correct identity. 6 p.m. Free. Anderson House, Society of the Cincinnati, 2118 Massachusetts Ave. NW.
  • Pamela Heyne will discuss her book “In Julia’s Kitchen: Practical and Convivial Kitchen Design Inspired by Julia Child,” about how the American chef, author and television personality influenced the modern home. 6:30 p.m. Free. Petworth Library, 4200 Kansas Ave. NW. 202-243-1188.
  • Tracy Crow and Jerri Bell will discuss their book “It’s My Country Too: Women’s Military Stories From the American Revolution to Afghanistan.” 7 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919.
  • “We Remember: LGBTQ Communities in Crisis” — a panel discussion on the current climate of persecution, including the recent wave of detention and torture of gay men in the Chechnya region of Russia — will feature Rabbi Gil Steinlauf, senior rabbinic adviser at Adas Israel Congregation; James Kirchick, journalist and visiting fellow at the Brookings Institution; Rachel Levitan, associate vice president for program planning and management at the Jewish refugee agency HIAS; and Jeremy Kadden, senior international policy advocate for the Human Rights Campaign. 7 p.m. $10. Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center, 1529 16th St. NW.


  • The Embassy of Italy will host a screening of Riccardo Milani’s 2014 film “Scusate se Esisto! (Do You See Me?),” about a female architect who decides to pretend to be a man to win a contract after having trouble getting work in Rome. 6 p.m. Free; reservations required. Auditorium, Embassy of Italy, 3000 Whitehaven St. NW.
  • The Japan Information and Culture Center will present “Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno,” the second part of a live-action movie trilogy. 6:30 p.m. Free; reservations required. Japan Information and Culture Center, 1150 18th St. NW.
  • The NoMa Summer Screen outdoor film series will feature George Clooney’s 2011 movie “The Ides of March.” 7 p.m. Free. Storey Park Lot, 1005 1st St. NE.


  • City at Peace will present “All Eyes on Media,” about young people’s experiences with the ever-changing digital landscape. 7 p.m. $8; reservations required. Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St. NE. 202-399-7993. The performance will repeat Thursday at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. and Friday at 11 a.m.
  • Chris Poetryzchyld Thomas will host an open mic poetry event. 9 to 11 p.m. $5. Cullen Room, Busboys and Poets 5th & K, 1025 5th St. NW. 202-789-2227.

Special event

  • “Amending America: Escape Room for Adults” will have participants racing against the clock to solve puzzles and ciphers about constitutional amendments in order to unravel the clues and find the missing archivist. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Free; reservations required. McGowan Theater, National Archives Building, Constitution Avenue between 7th and 9th streets NW.


  • Area teens will lead a theatrical tour bringing the National Portrait Gallery’s collection to life through an original play about the people featured in artwork on display. Noon and 1:30 p.m. Free. Meet in the F Street lobby, National Portrait Gallery, 8th and F streets NW. 202-633-1000. The event will repeat daily through Friday at noon and 1:30 p.m.
  • “Visit Dupont Underground” will offer a chance to explore the city’s newest art space — a former trolley station with 75,000 square feet of underground platforms and tunnels. 6, 7 and 8 p.m. $16. Dupont Underground, 1500 19th St. NW. The tour will also be offered Thursday and Friday at 6, 7 and 8 p.m.