Events calendar: Wednesday, Sept. 20


Classes and workshops

  • 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.
  • Housing Counseling Services Inc. will present a foreclosure prevention clinic. Noon. Free; reservations requested. Suite 100, 2410 17th St. NW. 202-265-2255.
  • 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 p.m. Free; reservations required. Guy Mason Recreation Center, 3600 Calvert St. NW. 202-727-7527.
  • 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.
  • Susan Lowell will lead a tai chi class. 7:30 p.m. Free. Tenley-Friendship Library, 4450 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-727-1488.


  • “Live! Concert Series on the Plaza” will feature Mariachi de las Estrellas. Noon to 1 p.m. Free. Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202-312-1300.
  • Chris Urquiaga — a singer-songwriter and pianist who performs in English, Spanish and Portuguese — will perform a fusion of pop, R&B and Latin. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600.

Discussions and lectures

  • The Guy Mason Reading Group will discuss Anthony Marra’s novel “A Constellation of Vital Phenomena” at its monthly meeting. 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Free. Guy Mason Recreation Center, 3600 Calvert St. NW. 202-727-0232.
  • National Museum of Women in the Arts associate educator Ashley W. Harris will discuss several 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.
  • Thomas Suárez will discuss his book “State of Terror: How Terrorism Created Modern Israel.” 12:30 to 2 p.m. Free; reservations required. The Palestine Center, 2425 Virginia Ave. NW. 202-338-1958.
  • Nina Rappaport, publications director at Yale School of Architecture, will discuss her book “Vertical Urban Factory,” about how today’s urban manufacturing creates the potential for hybrid spaces that challenge existing urban land-use policies. 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. $10; reservations required. National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. 202-272-2448.
  • Anacostia Community Museum curator Alcione Amos and landscape architect Everett L. Fly will discuss the importance of preserving crucial places and stories of African-American settlements, including the historic Barry Farm in D.C. 6 p.m. Free; reservations required. Anacostia Community Museum, 1901 Fort Place SE. 202-633-4844.
  • Robert Eisenstein, co-artistic director of Folger Consort, will share insights about the upcoming concert “An English Garden: Music From the Age of Shakespeare.” 6 p.m. $20. Haskell Center, Folger Shakespeare Library, 201 East Capitol St. SE. 202-544-7077.
  • Dan Jones will discuss his book “The Templars: The Rise and Spectacular Fall of God’s Holy Warriors.” 7 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919.
  • Faith Mullen, visiting associate professor of law and director of the General Practice Clinic at the University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law, will discuss “Planning for Incapacity, Durable Power of Attorney and the Alternatives.” 7 p.m. Free. Georgetown Library, 3260 R St. NW. 202-727-0232.


  • The Movie Matinee series will feature “Enchanted April.” 11:30 a.m. Free. Tenley-Friendship Library, 4450 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-727-1488.
  • As part of the D.C. Public Library’s “Banned Books” month of celebrations, the West End Interim Library will present the 1982 film “Missing.” 6 p.m. Free. West End Interim Library, 2522 Virginia Ave. NW. 202-724-8707.
  • The Italian Cultural Institute will present Fausto Brizzi’s 2013 film “Pazze di Me.” 6 to 7:30 p.m. Free; reservations required. Auditorium, Embassy of Italy, 3000 Whitehaven St. NW.
  • The French Cinémathèque series will present Joachim Lafosse’s film “After Love,” a 2016 Cannes Film Festival selection. 8 p.m. $8 to $12.25. Avalon Theatre, 5612 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-966-6000.


  • Laugh Index Theatre will present “Three’s Comedy,” featuring three types of comedy. 7:30 p.m. $5 to $10. DC Arts Center, 2438 18th St. NW. 202-462-7833.
  • Mary Bowman 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.


  • U.S. Botanic Garden gardener Chelsea McKinley will lead a “Phenomenal Plants” tour of the U.S. Botanic Garden’s medicinal plants collection. 10:45 to 11:30 a.m. Free; reservations required. Meet in the Medicinal Plants House at the U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW. 202-225-8333.
  • 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.