Events calendar: Wednesday, July 5

The Dumbarton House offers an annual outdoor Jane Austen film festival. (Brian Kapur/The Current/July 2016)

Children’s program

  • Discovery Theater will present a performance by the Taratibu Youth Association, an ensemble of young artists representing the performing arts of the African diaspora (recommended for ages 5 through 16). 10:30 a.m. and noon. $3 to $8. Discovery Theater, S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Drive SW. 202-633-8700. The event will repeat Thursday at 10:30 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. and Friday at 10:30 a.m. and noon.

Classes and workshops

  • “Tai Chi Health Lab” will offer a chance to learn about tai chi through practice and a study of texts such as “The Harvard Medical School’s Guide to Tai Chi” and Kenneth Cohen’s “The Art of Qigong.” 9:30 a.m. Free. Meet at the top of Book Hill behind the Georgetown Library, 3260 R St. NW. 202-727-0232. The weekly sessions will continue through July 26.
  • Kripalu yoga teacher Eva Blutinger will lead a “Yoga in the Galleries” class. 10 a.m. $5 to $10. American University Museum, Katzen Arts Center, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 202-885-1300.
  • 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.
  • Instructor Luz Verost will lead a casual Spanish Conversation Club session designed to grow, revive or develop Spanish language skills. 6 p.m. Free. Georgetown Library, 3260 R St. NW. 202-727-0232.
  • 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 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.


  • Ledward “Led” Kaapana — a master of the Hawaiian ukulele and ki ho’alu, the slack key guitar — will perform. Noon to 1 p.m. Free. Coolidge Auditorium, Jefferson Building, Library of Congress, 10 1st St. SE. 202-707-1743.
  • Ledward “Led” Kaapana — a master of the Hawaiian ukulele and ki ho’alu, the slack key guitar — will perform in collaboration with the 2017 D.C. Smithsonian Folklife Festival and the Library of Congress Homegrown Series. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600.
  • 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 assistant educator Ashley W. Harris 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.
  • Alexandra Fuller will discuss her novel ”Quiet Until the Thaw.” 7 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919.


  • The Embassy of Italy will host a screening of Enrico Pau’s 2016 film “L’accabadora (Angel of Mercy),” about a woman living in small village in rural Sardinia in the 1930s who holds a terrible secret from the past and spends long days waiting for a call. 6 to 7:45 p.m. Free; reservations required. Auditorium, Embassy of Italy, 3000 Whitehaven St. NW.
  • The NoMa Summer Screen outdoor film series will feature “All the President’s Men.” 7 p.m. Free. Storey Park Lot, 1005 1st St. NE.
  • The fifth annual Jane Austen Film Festival will open with the 2016 movie “Love and Friendship.” 7 p.m. $6. Dumbarton House, 2715 Q St. NW. The festival will continue with the 1995 movie “Sense and Sensibility” on July 12, the 1996 movie “Emma” on July 19 and the 2005 movie “Pride & Prejudice” on July 26; tickets for the four-film series cost $20.
  • National Theatre Live will present a broadcast of George Bernard Shaw’s classic play “Saint Joan,” about a woman with all the instinct, zeal and transforming power of a revolutionary. 7:30 p.m. $20. Sidney Harman Hall, 610 F St. NW. 202-547-5688.
  • The Programmer’s Choice series will feature Paolo Virzi’s 2016 comedy film “Like Crazy (La pazza gioia),” about the unpredictable and moving friendship that develops between two women as they flee a progressive but secure psychiatric clinic in search of love and happiness in the outside world. 8 p.m. $8 to $12.25. Avalon Theatre, 5612 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-966-6000.


  • 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.

Sporting event

  • The Washington Nationals will play the New York Mets. 7:05 p.m. $12 to $370. Nationals Park, 1500 South Capitol St. SE. 888-632-6287.


  • U.S. Botanic Garden volunteer Susan Klusman will present a tour on “The Art and History of the U.S. Botanic Garden.” 2 to 3 p.m. Free. Meet on the Terrace by the Conservatory entrance, U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW. 202-225-8333.
  • “Dupont Underground Historic Tour” 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. $15. Dupont Underground, 1500 19th St. NW. The tour will also be offered Thursday and Friday at 6, 7 and 8 p.m.