Events calendar: Wednesday, June 6



  • 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.


  • The First Wednesday Concert series will feature the U.S. Air Force String Orchestra and organist Ilona Kubiaczyk-Adler performing Margaret Sandresky’s “Dialogues for Organ and Strings.” 12:10 p.m. Free. St. John’s Episcopal Church, 16th and H streets NW. 202-347-8766.
  • The Campbell Brothers will perform gospel music with electric steel guitar and vocal. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600.
  • The “President’s Own” U.S. Marine Band will perform. 8 p.m. Free. West Terrace, U.S. Capitol. 202-433-4011.

Discussions and lectures

  • National Museum of Women in the Arts director of education and digital engagement Deborah Gaston will discuss a selection of works in the museum’s collection. Noon to 12:30 p.m. Free. National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1250 New York Ave. NW. 202-783-5000.
  • Keisha N. Blain will discuss her book “Set the World on Fire: Black Nationalist Women and the Global Struggle for Freedom” in conversation with Christopher Petrella, director of advocacy and strategic partnerships at American University’s Antiracist Research & Policy Center. 5 to 6:30 p.m. Free. Langston Room, Busboys and Poets 14th & V, 2021 14th St. NW. 202-387-7638.
  • New York Times columnist and science writer Carl Zimmer will discuss his book “She Has Her Mother’s Laugh: The Powers, Perversions, and Potential of Heredity.” 6:30 p.m. Free. Kramerbooks & Afterwords, 1517 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-387-1400.
  • Zoé Samudzi and William C. Anderson will discuss their book “As Black as Resistance: Finding the Conditions for Liberation.” 6:30 to 8 p.m. Free. The Potter’s House, 1658 Columbia Road NW.
  • California-based artist Hung Liu will share her story and discuss artwork featured in “Hung Liu In Print.” 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. $15 to $25; reservations required. Great Hall and Long Gallery, National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1250 New York Ave. NW. 202-783-7370.
  • Historian Elisabeth Griffith, a biographer of suffrage pioneer Elizabeth Cady Stanton, will discuss “Reforming Women (1850-1920)” as part of a lecture series on “She Persisted, and Resisted: Four Centuries of Women in America.” 6:45 p.m. $30 to $45. S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Drive SW. 202-633-3030.
  • Darnell L. Moore will discuss his book “No Ashes in the Fire: Coming of Age Black and Free in America” in conversation with Clint Smith. 7 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919.
  • Jeff Weaver will discuss his book “How Bernie Won: Inside the Revolution That’s Taking Back Our Country — And Where We Go From Here.” 7 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose at The Wharf, 70 District Square SW.
  • David Silbey, professor of history at Cornell University and associate director of Cornell in Washington, will lead a discussion about Normandy in the days following the June 6, 1944, invasion. 7 p.m. Free. Georgetown Library, 3260 R St. NW. 202-727-0232.


  • A summer film series will feature Wafa Jamil’s 2016 documentary “Coffee for All Nations.” 6 p.m. Free; reservations requested. The Palestine Center, 2425 Virginia Ave. NW. 202-338-1290.
  • The Embassy of the Czech Republic’s V4 Film Series will feature Miloś Forman’s first feature-length film, “Black Peter.” 6 to 8 p.m. Free; reservations required. Embassy of the Czech Republic, 3900 Spring of Freedom St. NW.
  • The weeklong EuroAsia Shorts festival will feature films from Italy and Japan, followed by a discussion. 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 “10 Things I Hate About You.” Sunset. Free. The Lot @ First & Pierce, 1150 1st St. NE.