Events calendar: Wednesday, May 30


Classes and workshops

  • Tsedaye Makonnen, the D.C. Public Library’s maker-in-residence, will present a floral crown design workshop. 6:30 p.m. Tenley-Friendship Library, 4450 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-727-1488.
  • 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.


  • VSA International Young Soloists will present a performance by winners in a competition that featured emerging young musicians with disabilities around the world. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600.
  • Washington Performing Arts will present violinist Emily Daggett Smith and pianist Tanya Gabrielian performing works by Janácek, Saariaho, Pärt, Mozart and Franck. 7:30 p.m. $40. Terrace Theater, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600.
  • NSO Pops will present the world premiere of “Jurassic World in Concert.” 8 p.m. $29 to $119. Concert Hall, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600.

Discussions and lectures

  • National Museum of Women in the Arts assistant curator Orin Zahra will discuss a sampling of works in the special exhibition “Hung Liu in Print.” Noon to 12:30 p.m. Free. National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1250 New York Ave. NW. 202-783-5000.
  • A book launch will celebrate the publication of “Voces sin Fronteras: Our Stories, Our Truth,” a bilingual collection of 16 self-illustrated graphic memoirs by teen immigrants from Central America and the Caribbean. 6 to 8 p.m. Free. Langston Room, Busboys and Poets 14th & V, 2021 14th St. NW. 202-387-7638.
  • Jeffrey Splitstoser, assistant research professor with the George Washington University Department of Anthropology and the world’s leading scholar on Wari-style khipus, will present recent research that reveals similarities and differences between ancient South America’s first empires. 6 p.m. $10 to $15; reservations required. George Washington University Museum and Textile Museum, 701 21st St. NW. 202-994-7394.
  • Profs & Pints will present “New American Desert Art,” with Joshua Shannon, associate professor of contemporary art history and theory at the University of Maryland, director of the Potomac Center for the Study of Modernity and author of “The Recording Machine: Art and Fact During the Cold War.” 6 p.m. $10 to $12. The Bier Baron Tavern, 1523 22nd St. NW.
  • The Sibley Institute of Bone and Joint Health will present an educational seminar on “Advances in Cervical Spine Surgery” with Dr. Tushar Patel, a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in spinal surgery with a concentration on conditions of the cervical spine and neck. 6:30 to 8 p.m. Free; reservations required. Conference Room 1, Building A, Sibley Memorial Hospital, 5215 Loughboro Road NW. 202-660-6789.
  • Architect Hermes Mallea will discuss his book “Havana Living Today: Cuban Home Style Now.” 6:30 to 8 p.m. Free. Cullen Room, Busboys and Poets 5th & K, 1025 5th St. NW. 202-789-2227.
  • Stef Woods, a lecturer in American University’s American studies program, will discuss NBC’s “This Is Us” and how the show portrays real-world issues like adoption, race and addiction through the prism of the relatable, complex Pearson family. 6:45 p.m. $30 to $45. S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Drive SW. 202-633-3030.
  • Thomas B. Reston will discuss his book “Soul of a Democrat: The Seven Core Ideals That Made Our Party Great — And How They Can Do So Again.” 7 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919.
  • Edward Lee will discuss his book “Buttermilk Graffiti: A Chef’s Journey to Discover America’s New Melting-Pot Cuisine.” 7 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose at The Wharf, 70 District Square SW.


  • The West End Library will present the film “Hacksaw Ridge.” 6 p.m. Free. West End Library, 2301 L St. NW. 202-724-8707.