Classes and workshops
- 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.
- Guy Mason Recreation Center will offer a weekly “Gentle Gyrokinesis” class to improve posture, balance and agility. 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Free; reservations required. Guy Mason Recreation Center, 3600 Calvert St. NW. 202-727-7703.
- Instructor Andrea McCabe will present a weekly yoga class. 7 to 8 p.m. Free; reservations required. Guy Mason Recreation Center, 3600 Calvert St. NW. 202-727-7527.
- Musician Jon Epcar — whose diverse credits as a drummer include performing on Broadway with the shows “Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark” and “Amelie” and recording with John Legend, Rihanna, Justin Timberlake and Bono — will perform. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600.
- Holly Dugan, associate professor of English at George Washington University, and director Ethan McSweeny will discuss the lyricism, tone and history of Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night.” 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Free; reservations required. Forum, Sidney Harman Hall, 610 F St. NW. 202-547-5688.
- Kansas City Ballet will present the D.C. premiere of its opulent production of Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker” with elaborate sets, sparkling costumes and impressive choreography. 7:30 p.m. $59 to $175. Opera House, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600. The performance will repeat Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 1:30 and 7:30 p.m.
- Dwayne Lawson-Brown 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.
- The Lightscape Foundation’s World Press Photo Exhibition 2017 will feature images that cover everything from contemporary issues and general news to nature and sports. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. $10 to $25. Dupont Underground, 1500 19th St. NW. dupontunderground.org. The photo exhibition will be open daily through Nov. 26 except on Thanksgiving Day.
- The Washington Capitals will play the Ottawa Senators. 7 p.m. $21 to $216. Capital One Arena (formerly Verizon Center), 601 F St. NW. 800-745-3000.