Events calendar: Wednesday, Feb. 21


Classes and workshops

  • The Arts Club of Washington will host a paint workshop with Pattee Hipschen. Session 6 of 9. 10 a.m. $25. Arts Club of Washington, 2017 I St. NW. Sessions run every Wednesday until March 7.
  • 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. American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 202-885-1300. Classes are held every Wednesday.
  • Learn about Islam through art at an Arabic calligraphy workshop instructed by Dr. Muhammad Habib. 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Edmund A. Walsh Memorial, Georgetown University, 1221 36th St. NW. Contact the Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies at
  • Dupont Underground will hold an art-inspired yoga class to complement its video installation by designer Tim McLoraine. 6 p.m. $20. Dupont Underground, 1500 19th St. NW.
  • Ysaye Barnwell will lead a Community Sing, open to singers of all ages and skill levels who want to learn five-part harmonies. 7 to 9 p.m. $5 at the door. Levine School of Music, 2801 Upton St. NW. 202-686-8000.


  • RAM, Haiti’s premier kompa, rara, rasin, twooubadou and voodoo-rock ensemble, will incorporate traditional Vodou lyrics and instruments – such as rara horns and petwu drums – along with traditional Caribbean rhythms and dance, modern rock and lyrics sung in Haitian Kreyol and English. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600.
  • Washington Performing Arts will present classical pianist Mitsuko Uchida, performing a series of sonatas by Franz Schubert. 8 p.m. $40 to $95. The Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. 202-833-9800.

Discussions and lectures

  • Maureen Meyer, director of the Mexico program at the Washington Office on Latin America, will visit American University to give her presentation, “Advocating for the Invisibles: Defending Migrants’ Rights at the U.S.-Mexico Border and Beyond.” 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Free. Mary Graydon Center, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 202-885-3847.
  • Georgetown University will host “On Gender, Justice, and Change: Muslim Women’s Activism as Practice and Discourse,” a discussion about the relationship between feminism and Islam. 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. Edward B. Bunn, S.J. Intercultural Center, 37th and O streets NW. Contact Anastasiia Stoiatska at
  • Join Capitals Radio Network host Ben Raby as he discusses his new book, “100 Things Capitals Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die,” and answers burning questions about the hockey team. 7 to 8:30 p.m. $10 to $12. Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center, 1529 16th St. NW. 202-518-9400.


  • The Japan Information and Culture Center will screen “A Farewell to Jinu,” a comedy-drama about a man who quits his bank job and moves to a village in the north, where he tries to live without spending money. 6:30 p.m. Free; registration required. Embassy of Japan, 1150 18th St. NW. 202-238-6900.


  • Theater J will put on a production of “Becoming Dr. Ruth,” a one-woman show about the story of Ruth Westheimer, who escaped Nazi Germany and worked as a sniper in Jerusalem before becoming a successful sex therapist in the U.S. 7:30 p.m. $20 to $50. Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center, 1529 16th St. NW. 202-777-3210. This production will run until March 18.