Events calendar: Wednesday, March 7


Children’s programs

  • Hillwood’s March preschool series, “Fanciful Heroes,” will take children ages 2 to 5 on an imaginative tour of the estate that includes hunting for dragons and making heros’ capes. 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. $25 to $30 for the series; $10 to $12 per session. Ticket includes one child and one accompanying adult; additional adults $18 each. Hillwood Estate, 4155 Linnean Ave. NW. 202-686-5807. This program will repeat every Wednesday until March 21, as well as every Thursday until March 15.

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. American University Museum, Katzen Arts Center, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 202-885-1300. Classes are held every Wednesday.
  • The Friendship Heights Toastmasters Club will offer tips for communicating more effectively in a friendly atmosphere. 4:30 p.m. First two classes free; registration required. Geico, 5260 Western Ave. NW, Chevy Chase. 301-986-3985. The class will repeat several times until March 28.
  • 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.


  • Baltimore rapper Abdu Ali will perform his idiosyncratic blend of punk, futurism Baltimore club-style and rap music. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600.
  • The First Wednesday Concert at St. John’s Church will present preludes and fugues from the “Well-Tempered Clavier,” arranged for guitar and organ. 12:10 to 12:45 p.m. Free. St. John’s Church, 16th and H streets NW. 202-347-8766.
  • “In Their Twenties,” a performance from the Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra, will celebrate composers who wrote some of their most famous works at a young age. 7 to 10 p.m. $30. Embassy of France, 4101 Reservoir Road. 202-944-6000.

Discussions and lectures

  • Saul Lilienstein will continue his eight-part presentation series, “Lilienstein at Levine,” about the life and work of his former teacher, Leonard Bernstein. This is part five of the series and will cover Bernstein’s major works of the 1960s and 1970s. 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. $25. Lang Recital Hall, 2801 Upton St. NW. Contact Glenn Sewell at
  • Taylor Gourmet will hold an all-female hospitality panel discussion including some of the most influential leaders in the food industry from companies like JRINK, Gordy’s Pickle Jar, Drink Company and Turning Natural. The event will include complimentary wine, beer and bites, and will be followed by a mixer with the panelists. 6 p.m. Free; RSVP required. 4th floor, Taylor Gourmet headquarters, 925 15th St. NW. Email to register.
  • The Friends of the Tenley-Friendship Library will hold a discussion with Rebecca Boggs Roberts about her book “Suffragists in Washington, D.C.: The 1913 Parade and the Fight for the Vote.” 7 p.m. Free. Tenley-Friendship Library, 4450 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-727-1488.


  • In honor of International Women’s Day, American Near East Refugee Aid will screen “Stitching Palestine,” a documentary about 12 Palestinian women whose lives are connected by the ancient art of embroidery. 6 to 9 p.m. $15. Busboys and Poets Brookland, 625 Monroe St. NE.
  • The American University School of Education will screen “Saaba,” a six-part documentary series about peacebuilding efforts in Burkina Faso. A panel discussion with the filmmakers and experts from the U.S. Institute of Peace will follow. 6:30 p.m. Free. Malsi Doyle and Michael Forman Theater, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 202-885-1000.


  • 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 D.C. Jewish Community Center, 1529 16th St. NW. 202-777-3210. This production will run until March 18.