The Going Out Guide recommends free or low-cost things to do this week. (Events are free unless otherwise noted.)
Writer Timothy DeNevi will sign and discuss his new memoir, “Hyper: A Personal History of ADHD,” about his own experiences with attention deficit disorder and our culture's attitude toward ADHD.
7 p.m. Politics & Prose, 5015 Connecticut Avenue. N.W. 202-364-1919. www.politics-prose.com.
Interested in trying your hand at poetry or looking for a chance to flex your lyrical skills? Split this Rock and the Beltway Poetry Slam are hosting their first all-ages, bi-monthly writing workshop at the Institute for Policy Studies. The workshops will be held on the first and third Wednesdays of every month.
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Institute for Policy Studies Conference Room, 1112 16th Street, Suite 600. NW. 202-787-5210. www.splitthisrock.org. $5.
The DC Public Library and the Museum of Science Fiction are hosting a series of science fiction film screenings at MLK Library. Guests are invited to try to guess which mystery film will be shown; clues are available on the Museum of Science Fiction's Facebook page.
6 p.m. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G Street. NW. 202-727-0321. dclibrary.org/mlk. Send your guesses to firstname.lastname@example.org. Free tickets are available at mosf.eventbrite.com.
The dancer, choreographer and assistant professor at the University of Maryland’s School of Theatre Dance and Performance Studies, presents her new work, “Grains,” as a part of the Millennium Stage Local Dance Commissioning Project.
6 p.m. Kennedy Center, Millennium Stage, 2700 F Street. NW. 202-467-4600. www.kennedy-center.org.
Calling all sneakerheads! Sneaker Pimps hits D.C. this week with its blend of street art, live musical performances (including local rappers Fat Trel, Cawl Sted, Joey Swagga and Dutch Capital), street basketball matches, skateboarding demos and collectible sneakers.
7 p.m. Blind Whino, 700 Delaware Avenue. SW. www.blindwhino.org.
Once a month, the NMWA offers the community a free chance to check out its permanent collection and ongoing exhibitions. This month, guests can explore the video art exhibition, “Total Art: Contemporary Video,” which features recordings made by video artists in the 1960s and 1970s, and “Meret Oppenheim: Tender Friendships,” which features works by the late surrealist artist Oppenheim.
12 p.m. to 5 p.m. National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1250 New York Avenue. NW. 202-783-5000. www.nmwa.org.