This contemporary dance company performs “Oasis,” a work choreographed by NY2Dance artistic director Nejla Yatkin and inspired by Middle Eastern culture and current events. “Oasis” is set to original music by Shamou, with video design by Patrick Lovejoy. It includes some adult content.
6 p.m. Kennedy Center, Millennium Stage, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600. www.kennedy-center.org.
Tuesday is Kids Night at Rockville Town Square. This week, Brian Curry’s Book Club Assembly will entertain with a mix of math and magic. Plus, kids can eat free with the purchase of an adult entree at several participating restaurants in the square.
6:30 p.m. Rockville Town Square. 200 East Middle Lane, Rockville. www.rockvilletownsquare.com.
City archaeologist Ruth Trocolli and members of her staff discuss archaeology in the District and show off a few of their latest discoveries. This all-ages event is part of the Groundbreaking Reads Adult Summer Reading Program.
6:45 p.m. Mount Pleasant Neighborhood Library, 3160 16th St. NW. 202-671-3121. www.dclibrary.org/mtpleasant.
The Sketchbook Project will park its 16-foot mobile library in front of the American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore. It’s the first stop on the Sketchbook Project’s Mobile “How To” Tour as the international, crowd-sourced art project prepares to travel across North America. Guests can purchase and submit an official sketchbook from AVAM or the Sketchbook Project to be included in the tour, as well as the permanent collection at the Brooklyn Art Library.
4 p.m. Outside the American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Hwy., Baltimore. 410-244-1900. www.avam.org.
Head to Counter Culture Coffee’s Adams Morgan training center for a free tasting. It’s a company tradition that takes place every Friday at 10 a.m.
10 a.m. Counter Culture Coffee Training Center, 1840 Columbia Rd. NW. www.counterculturecoffee.com.
Engage in a little friendly intellectual sparring at Politics and Prose. Proud nerds of all ages can team up to test their knowledge of geography, history, pop culture and more. If all that thinking makes you hungry, pop over to the Modern Times Coffeehouse from 7 to 8 p.m. to indulge in their grilled-cheese special.
8 p.m. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. N.W. 202-364-1919. www.politics-prose.com.
Colleen McCartney, a Virginia-based essential oils practitioner and instructor, teaches a workshop on using therapeutic-grade essential oils as natural health alternatives.