D.C. community calendar, Feb. 27 to March 6, 2014

February 27
Thursday, FEB. 27

Walking club, for fitness and better health, co-sponsored by Sibley Memorial Hospital. 8:30-9:30 a.m. Thursdays and Tuesdays, Mazza Gallerie, 5300 Wisconsin Ave. NW. Free with free parking. 202-364-7602.

All the Way Live! with Paige Hernandez and Baye Harrell, for ages 5-12, rising hip-hop star Paige Hernandez and master beat-box artist Baye Harrell make a simple beat, a rhythm and a rhyme come to life, collaborating on the spot to create incredible remixes that unfold through dance, poetry, rap and tracks by DJ Nick Tha 1da. 10:15 and 11:30 a.m. Thursday and Friday, Discovery Theater at S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Dr. SW. $8; ages 2-16, $6; 1 and younger, $3. 202-633-8700 or www.discoverytheater.org.

Preschool series: Treasure quest, for ages 2-5, hunt for hidden gems, gold and treasures that glitter and sparkle in a new room each week. 10:30-11:15 a.m., Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens, 4155 Linnean Ave. NW. Series: $30 per child and one accompanying adult; additional adults, $15 each. Single class: $12 per child and one accompanying adult. 202-686-5807.

Behind-the-scenes cathedral tour, age 11 and older; see gargoyles and stained-glass windows, climb a lot of stairs for a panoramic view of the city; bring a camera. 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Monday, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday-March 29, Washington National Cathedral, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. $25; age 11 and 12, $21. 202-537-6200 or www.nationalcathedral.org.

Garden tour and kids in “snugglies,” volunteers lead parents or care providers with one child in an infant carrier for a tour of the conservatory. 10:30 a.m. U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW. Free. Registration required. 202-225-8333 or www.usbg.gov

Horticultural Houdinis: The Magic Behind the USBG gardens, horticulture manager Jim Kaufmann leads a special tour, a peek behind the horticultural curtain from exterior gardens to the Conservatory microclimates and specialized collections. Noon-1 p.m., U.S. Botanic Garden, Garden Court, 100 Maryland Ave. SW. Free, registration required: www.usbg.gov. 202-225-8333.

States of Exclusion: Britain and France, 1685-1715, a lecture by Kluge Fellow Scott Sowerby. Noon, Library of Congress, Room LJ 113, Jefferson Building, 10 First St. SE. Free. 202-707-0213.

Managing stress and improving well-being, a discussion led by Al Zara, sponsored by Sibley Senior Association. Noon, Sibley Medical Building, Conference Room 4, 5215 Loughboro Rd. NW. Free, suggested donation, $55 for eight weeks. 202-364-7602.

Beginners’ computer skills class, learn how to create an e-mail account, search the Internet, use online library services. 1-3 p.m. Thursdays, Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library, 1630 Seventh St. NW. Free. 202-727-1288.

Tax help, meet with a qualified tax aide from Community Tax Aid who can help answer your questions and prepare your 2013 filing, limited to individuals with less than $35,000 in income (taxable and non-taxable) and families with less than $52,000 in income (taxable and non-taxable). 1:30-5:30 p.m. Thursdays through April 10, Lamond-Riggs Library, 5401 South Dakota Ave. NE. 202-541-6255; and 1:30-4:30 p.m. Thursdays, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturdays, 1-4 p.m. Sundays, 4:30-8 p.m. Mondays-Wednesdays, through April 15, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, Rooms A-9 and A-10, 901 G St. NW. 202-727-0321. Free.

Walk with a park ranger, for a sampling of the memorials that make up the landscape of our nation’s history. 2-4 p.m. through Friday, Lincoln Memorial, 23rd Street NW and West Potomac Park. Free. 202-426-6841.

Crafty Thursdays, age 5 and older; all materials provided. 4 p.m., William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Library, 115 Atlantic St. SW. Free. 202-243-1184.

HIV/STI testing, for ages 13-24, hosted by Metro TeenAIDS. 4:30-7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Dorothy I. Height/Benning Library, Meeting Room 2, 3935 Benning Rd. NE. Free. 202-281-2583.

Denyse Pearson in concert, the jazz vocalist performs her distinctive sound. 6 p.m., Kennedy Center, Millennium Stage, 2700 F St. NW. Free. 202-467-4600.

12 Years a Slave,” Steve McQueen’s 2013 film about a free black man from upstate New York who is abducted and sold into slavery, starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael K. Williams and Michael Fassbender. 6 p.m., President Lincoln’s Cottage, 140 Rock Creek Church Rd. NW. Free, reservations required. hmalson@savingplaces.org. 202-829-0436, Ext. 31228.

The Wonders,” the opening-night film of the Jewish Film Festival, about a bartender who doubles as a graffiti artist; meet director Avi Nesher and original-music composer Avner Dorfman at the party that follows. 6:30 and 9:30 p.m., Washington D.C. Jewish Community Center, 1529 16th St. NW. $25. 888-718-4253. www.wjff.org.

“Made in the USA” poetry reading, Tina Chang and Maurice Manning read from their works in conjunction with the wide-ranging art collection assembled by Duncan Phillips, the Phillips Collection founder, sponsored by the Folger Shakespeare Library and the Phillips Collection. 6:30 p.m., Phillips Collection Auditorium, 1600 21st St. NW. $15. 202-544-7077 or www.folger.edu.

Personal Scrolls creativity workshop, Sally Brucker demonstrates how to create unique personal scrolls to keep for inspiration. No artistic experience needed. 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U St. NW. $25. 202-483-8600. www.smithcenter.org.

The Book of Revelation: Apocalypse Now and Then, New Testament scholar Ian Boxall discusses the origins of the Book of Revelation on the Greek island of Patmos within the turbulent world of the Roman Empire in the 1st century and how it has fared at the hands of diverse interpreters in the intervening centuries. 6:45 p.m., S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Dr. SW. $42. 202-633-3030.

The Etruscans: Rediscovering an Enigmatic Culture, Larissa Bonfante, an expert on Etruscan language and culture, discusses how the deciphering of language and the unearthing of many impressive archaeological finds have made this enigmatic culture better known and explores what evidence such as tombs, temples, sculptures, wall paintings and luxury goods tell us about Etruscan beliefs, religious rituals, family life and even what they looked like and wore. 6:45 p.m., S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Dr. SW. $42. 202-633-3030.

Doris Duke’s Shangri La: A House in Paradise,” editor-contributor Thomas Mellins discusses the book about the idyllic life of the philanthropist, a magical personal retreat in Hawaii on five acres of terraced gardens and pools overlooking the Pacific Ocean and Honolulu’s Diamond Head. 7 p.m., Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens, 4155 Linnean Ave. NW. $20; students, $7. 202-686-5807.

Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio in concert, a performance of works by Beethoven, Previn and Mendelssohn. 7:30 p.m., Kennedy Center, Terrace Theater, 2700 F St. NW. $45. 202-467-4600.

“Back to Methuselah,” Bill Largess directs the George Bernard Shaw masterwork about the human life span shown in a series of comic episodes. 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays, 2:30 and 8 p.m. Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, through March 16, Undercroft Theatre, Massachusetts Avenue and Ninth Street NW. Friday and Saturday evenings, $50; Thursdays and matinees, $40; seniors, $10 discount; students, half price. 240-582-0050.

Richard III,”directed by Robert Richmond, Shakespeare’s play of a king’s maniacal ambition, staged in the round. 7:30 p.m., Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays, 2 and 7 p.m. Sundays, 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Wednesdays, through March 16; post-show talk Thursday, Folger Shakespeare Library, 201 East Capitol St. SE. Previews, $30-$40. Regular shows, $39-$72. 202-544-7077 or www.folger.edu.

“Shear Madness,” a comedy-mystery set in Georgetown, with audience participation to help solve a mock murder. 8 p.m. Thursdays-Fridays, 6 and 9 p.m. Saturdays, 3 and 7 p.m. Sundays, 8 p.m. Tuesdays-Wednesdays, Kennedy Center, Family Theater, 2700 F St. NW. $50. 202-467-4600.

“Mother Courage and Her Children,” Molly Smith directs Kathleen Turner and Rick Foucheux in an in-the-round staging of Bertolt Brecht’s work with original music by James Sugg, the story of a tough-as-nails matriarch who profits off the war that steals her children from her one by one. 7:30 pm Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sundays, 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Wednesdays, through March 9, Arena Stage, 1101 Sixth St. SW. $50-$99, subject to change and based on availability. 202-488-3300 or www.arenastage.org.

“We Are Proud to Present . . .” Michael John Garcés directs and stars in Jackie Sibblies Drury’s examination of race and empathy, told through a group of idealistic actors who gather to tell the story of a centuries-old conflict in South West Africa, now Namibia, co-starring Andreu Honeycutt, Joe Isenberg, Holly Twyford and Michael Anthony Williams. 8 p.m. Thursdays-Fridays, 3 and 8 p.m. Saturdays, 2 and 7 p.m. Sundays, 8 p.m. Wednesdays, through March 9, Woolly Mammoth Theatre, 641 D St. NW. $35-$75, subject to availability. tickets@woollymammoth.net or 202-393-3939.

“Tribes,” David Muse directs Nina Raine’s play about the experience of a deaf son who is raised to lip-read and integrate into the hearing world until he meets a soon-to-be-deaf girl who was raised by deaf parents. 8 p.m. Thursdays-Fridays, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays, 2 and 7 p.m. Sundays, 8 p.m. Tuesdays-Wednesdays, through March 16, Studio Theatre, 1501 14th St. NW. $39-$85. 202-332-3300.

Friday, FEB. 28

Seniors line dancing, age 50 and older. 10 a.m. Fridays, Woodridge Interim Library, 1790 Douglas St. NE. Free. 202-541-6226.

Friday Morning Music Club recital, a performance of works by Schumann, Mozart and Hindemith. Noon, Calvary Baptist Church, 755 Eighth St. NW. Free. 202-333-2075.

Pipe organ concert, Russell Weismann performs works by John Cook, Herbert Nanney, Antonio Vivaldi, J.S. Bach and John Weaver. 12:15-1 p.m., National City Christian Church, 5 Thomas Cir. NW. Free, donations welcome. 202-797-0103.

Murakami Music: Stories of Loss and Nostalgia, a performance by pianist Eunbi Kim, actress Laura Yumi Snell and saxophonist Pat Carroll. 1:15 p.m., Georgetown University, McNeir Hall, 37th and O streets NW. Free. 202-687-2787.

Black history program, a talk by direct descendents of Solomon Northup, whose narrative was adapted into the critically acclaimed film “12 Years a Slave.” 1:30 p.m., President Lincoln’s Cottage, 140 Rock Creek Church Rd. NW. Free, reservations required: hmalson@savingplaces.org. 202-829-0436, Ext. 31228.

Join the STeAM team, for ages 6-12 with an interest in science, technology, engineering, art and/or mathematics and a desire to design, construct, discover, create. 4 p.m. Fridays, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW. Free. 202-727-0321.

UpRooted Dance in concert, artistic director Keira Hart leads an evening of contemporary dance that uses a variety of performance and dance settings to explore various aspects of the human condition. 6 p.m., Kennedy Center, Millennium Stage, 2700 F St. NW. Free. 202-467-4600.

Evening with a park ranger, a National Park Service ranger leads a tour and discusses the history of the memorials; take water and a flashlight. 7-9 p.m., National World War II Memorial, Ranger station, 17th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Free. 202-426-6841.

Gerald Clayton Trio jazz, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m., Kennedy Center, Terrace Gallery, 2700 F St. NW. $26-$30. 202-467-4600.

Southwest Chamber Players in concert, a performance of works by Brahms, Beethoven and Genzmer. 7:30 p.m., St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church, Sixth Street and Maine Avenue SW. Free, donations appreciated. 202-484-6354. www.southwestchamberplayers.org.

Lansin Kouyate and David Neerman in concert, a melding of African music with rock, jazz and electro. 9 p.m., Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St. NE. Free tickets available by phone, with a $2.80 service charge per ticket. 202-397-7328 or 202-707-5502.

“Godspell,” written by Stephen Schwartz, with a book by John-Michael Tebelak, directed and choreographed by Pauline Grossman. 7:30 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, through March 2, Catholic University, Ward Recital Hall, 620 Michigan Ave. NE. $20; seniors and students, $10; age 9 and younger, free. 202-319-5416. www.music.cua.edu.

Evolution lecture, Rick Potts, director, Smithsonian Human Origins program, discusses “Drilling for human origins: understanding climate’s influence on human evolution,” sponsored by the Philosophical Society of Washington. 8:15 p.m., Cosmos Club, John Wesley Powell Auditorium, 2170 Florida Ave. NW. Free. 703-370-5282.

Saturday, MARCH 1

U Street Flea Market ribbon cutting ceremony, City Councilman Jim Graham presides over the opening of the first year-round, weekend flea market, a stylish venue for vintage, antique or hand crafted art, fashion, jewelry, home decor and furnishings geared to the young tastemakers who live in or frequent this vibrant neighborhood. Market open. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Ribbon-cutting ceremony. 1 p., 912 U St. NW. Free. 202-543-8112.

Garden events: Orchid month, hands-on workshop on getting orchids to rebloom for decades. 10 a.m.-noon, Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens, Visitor Center, 4155 Linnean Ave. NW. $20-$25. 202-686-5807.

Yoga at the library, for adult and teen beginners with an instructor from Yoga Activist, no experience required, bring a mat or use one from the library, 10 a.m. Saturdays, Dorothy I. Height/Benning Library, 3935 Benning Rd. NE. 202-281-2583; and 11 a.m. Saturdays, Petworth Library, 4200 Kansas Ave. NW. 202-243-1188. Free.

The Art of the Presidential Debate, Paul Hayes, The George Washington University’s director of debate, leads a lively day centered on the skills and savvy that these high-stakes debates command. Using archival footage and onstage simulations, he opens your eyes and ears to the good, the bad, and the sometimes-hilarious aspects of running for the Oval Office as you develop a greater appreciation for the techniques by which candidates seek to influence and shape public opinion an important step toward critically assessing presidential debates as a responsible citizen and voter. Participants also have a chance to take the podium to test their own presidential debating mettle. 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m., S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Dr. SW. $130. 202-633-3030.

The Making of a Collector: George Hewitt Myers, collector and longtime museum docent Sheridan Collins discusses how museum founder George Hewitt Myers built his world-class collection over six decades, highlighting Myers’s collecting approach and specific acquisitions. 10:30 a.m., Textile Museum, 2320 S St. NW. Free. 202-667-0441, Ext. 64.

Mardi Gras Family Festival, a day of New Orleans’s big party with beads, costumes, crafts and performances with dancing to zydeco music. 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Smithsonian American Art Museum, Kogod Courtyard, Eighth and F streets NW. Free. 202-633-1000.

Women’s History Month Family Day, a day of music, hands-on activities. 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m., National Portrait Gallery, Kogod Courtyard, Eighth and F streets NW. Free. 202-633-1000.

Classical piano and organ concert, Elmo Cosentini performs works by Chopin, Liszt and Vierne. 12:10 p.m., Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW. Suggested donation, $10. 202-347-2635, Ext. 20.

Carillon recital, carillonneur Edward M. Nassor performs a weekly concert. 12:30 p.m. Saturdays, Washington National Cathedral, Bishop’s Garden and other outdoor areas, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. Free. 202-537-6200 or www.nationalcathedral.org.

Sumi-E workshop, teaching artist Jon Leniz explores Chinese ink wash bamboo paintings, where the hand and heart move in unison, linking the inner and outer worlds and capturing aspects of both realities in a harmonious and balanced relationship, March 1 theme is bamboo. 1-5 p.m., Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, 545 Seventh St. SE. $45 per workshop or $170 for all four in the series. 202-547-6839 or www.chaw.org.

“On The Road and At Home with The Rolling Stones,” author and Rolling Stones insider Bill German discusses his book “Under Their Thumb,” about his teenage friendship with members of the group, including the ups and downs with “the greatest rock ’n’ roll band in the world,” his travels with them, never-before-seen photos and more. 2-4 p.m., Petworth Library, 4200 Kansas Ave. NW. Free. 202-243-1188.

Tour: Signs of spring, Emily Porter, Project Budburst coordinator, discusses the first signs of spring in the National Garden, explains how to identify a variety of common native plants and discover the important clues that plants reveal about the life cycles of their surroundings; bring sunscreen, water and wear protective clothing. 2 p.m., U.S. Botanic Garden, Conservatory Lobby, 100 Maryland Ave. SW. Free, registration required. 202-225-8333. www.usbg.gov.

Quarterly knitting circle, take your needles and knitting or crochet project, find new inspiration in the galleries, then work on your latest creation and meet other fiber enthusiasts. 2-4 p.m., Textile Museum, 2320 S St. NW. Free. 202-667-0441, Ext. 64.

“The Yellow Ticket,” Victor Janson and Eugen Illès’s silent film about a woman who must conceal her Jewish background to pursue an education, shot partly in occupied Warsaw at the end of World War I with rare views of Nalewki, Warsaw’s bustling Jewish district later destroyed by the Nazis. Composer Alicia Svigals’s score accompanies the film. 2:30 p.m., National Gallery of Art, East Building Auditorium, Fourth Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Free. 202-737-4215. www.wjff.org.

Sketching workshop, bring pencils and a sketchbook, work with objects on display in the Luce Foundation Center. 2:30-4:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center, Eighth and F streets NW. Free. 202-633-1000.

Opera in the Court of Catherine the Great, Levine School of Music lecturer Carl Yaffe discusses the role of opera in Catherine the Great’s court and provides commentary throughout a performance by Levine faculty artists Jennifer Suess, soprano, and Irina Kats, pianist. 4 p.m., Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens, 4155 Linnean Ave. NW. $15. 202-686-5807. www.HillwoodMuseum.org.

Homework help, and help with special projects for ages 13-19. 4 p.m. Tuesdays, Francis A. Gregory Library, Teen Space, 3660 Alabama Ave. SE. Free. 202-645-4297.

Listening party: The music of Betty Carter, artistic advisers for jazz share their definitive Betty Carter songs and discuss just what earned her the moniker “Betty Bebop.” 4 p.m., Kennedy Center, African Lounge, 2700 F St. NW. Free. 202-467-4600.

NSO Youth Fellowship Program, violinist Julia Angelov, cellist Naenah Jeon, violinist Jillian Khoo and horn player Gabrielle Pho perform classical works. 6 p.m., Kennedy Center, Millennium Stage, 2700 F St. NW. Free. 202-467-4600.

KC Jazz Club, Jamison Ross and Joy Ride perform. 7:30 and 9:30 p.m., Kennedy Center, Terrace Gallery, 2700 F St. NW. $20. 202-467-4600.

DancEthos and Alight Dance Theater, a dance performance. 7:30 p.m., Kogod Cradle at The Mead Center for American Theater, 1101 Sixth St. SW. $25; seniors and military, $20; students, $17. 202-488-3300 or tickets: www.dancethos.org.

Kathy Mattea in concert, the country and bluegrass artist performs. 8 p.m., Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, 600 I St. NW. $35. 202-785-9727. www.wpas.org.

National Symphony Orchestra concert, Christoph Eschenbach leads a performance of works by Beethoven and Widmann. 8 p.m., Kennedy Center, Concert Hall, 2700 F St. NW. $10-$85. 202-467-4600.

Sunday, MARCH 2

Poet and poetry — Lectio Divina: Reading with the Heart, Gigi Bradford, chairman of the Folger Shakespeare Library Poetry Board, discusses her love of poets and poetry. 10 a.m., St. John’s Episcopal Church, Lafayette Square, 1525 H St. NW. Free. 202-347-8766 or www.stjohns-dc.org.

Artful adventures for families, George Mason University master of arts students lead a museum tour for ages 6-12 accompanied by an adult, parents may view exciting and educational games and hands-on activities in the galleries that help children discover connections between the artworks. 12:30-2 p.m. and 3-4:30 p.m., National Portrait Gallery, Eighth and F streets NW. Free, registration required: www.eventbrite.com/org/810710525. 202-633-1000.

Knitting and crocheting workshop, join fellow needlers to create items for those in need; instruction, needles and yarn provided. 1 p.m., Washington National Cathedral, fourth floor of the South Tower, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. Free. Mila Michael, knitting@cathedralcongregation.org or 202-537-6200.

Women in glass and stone, for age 10 and older, a docent leads visitors on an in-depth tour of the depictions of women carved in stone and represented on glass. 1:30 p.m. Sunday and 3 p.m. March 6, Washington National Cathedral, Welcome Desk at Main Visitor Entrance, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. $20; seniors, military, students and children, $16, reservations recommended. 202-537-6200 or www.nationalcathedral.org.

Petworth digital photo club, for amateur photographers of all skill and experience levels. 1:30 p.m., Petworth Library, 4200 Kansas Ave. NW. Free. 202-243-1188.

Young concert artists composer-in-residence, soprano Julia Bullock and pianist Renata Rohlfing perform Italian songs by Luciano Berio, Giuseppe Verdi and Gioachino Rossini, French songs by Pierre Revel and Olivier Messiaen and a new work by David Hertzberg, sponsored by Washington Performing Arts Society. 2 p.m., Kennedy Center, Terrace Theater, 2700 F St. NW. $35. 202-785-9727. www.wpas.org.

“Garry Winogrand and photographer,” guest exhibition curator Leo Rubinfien discusses the exhibit. 2 p.m., National Gallery of Art, East Building, Fourth Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Free. 202-737-4215.

Turn Left at the End of the World,” Israeli director Avi Nesher’s comedy film about culture wars and alliances formed over the game of cricket in a small Israeli town, a discussion with the director follows, part of the Washington Jewish Film Festival. 3 p.m., Washington D.C. Jewish Community Center, 1529 16th St. NW. $12. 888-718-4253. www.wjff.org.

Afternoon Asanas, tone and stretch as you practice yoga using chairs, tailored to age 50 and older with limited mobility and a doctor’s consent, liability waiver signature required. 3 p.m. second and fourth Sundays, Petworth Library, 4200 Kansas Ave. NW. Free. 202-243-1188.

Kinderkonzert string quartet concert, for age 4 and older, NSO violinists Jane Bowyer Stewart and Holly Hamilton, violist Jim Deighan and cellist David Teie perform works by Beethoven, Haydn and Tchaikovsky and participate in a musical instrument “petting zoo.” 4 p.m., St. John’s Episcopal Church, Georgetown Parish, 3240 O St. NW. $30; age 15 and younger, free; reservations requested. 202-338-1796.

“Wavemakers: Following the Legacy of the Ondes Martenot,” documentary filmmaker Caroline Martel introduces her film about the electronic instrument invented in the 1920s whose distinctive sound has penetrated the music tracks of our time; and “Phantom of the Operator,” a social history of the telephone operator, the anonymous figures behind the development of the communications networks critical to our times. 4 p.m., National Gallery of Art, East Building Auditorium, Fourth Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Free. 202-737-4215.

Artists Judy Chicago and Jane Gerhard in conversation, in conjunction with the exhibit “Judy Chicago: Circa ’75,” on view through April 13, pioneer artist of the feminist movement Judy Chicago and historian and author Jane Gerhard discuss their new books, Gerhard’s “The Dinner Party: Judy Chicago and the Power of Popular Feminism,” and Chicago’s “Institutional Time: A Critique of Studio Art Education,” in which she explores art education. 5 p.m., National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1250 New York Ave. NW. $10; $8, seniors and students, reservations required. 202-783-5000. www.nmwa.org .

The Washington Chorus concert, music director and conductor Julian Wachner leads the ensemble in a performance that marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Giuseppe Verdi, soloist sopranos Corinne Winters and Othalie Graham, mezzo soprano Ola Rafalo, tenors John McVeigh and Issachah Savage and bass Peter Volpe join the performance. 5 p.m., Kennedy Center, Concert Hall, 2700 F St. NW. $15-$70. 202-467-4600.

Classical piano recital, pianist Peter Vinograde performs music by J.S. Bach with the National Gallery of Art Vocal Ensemble, in collaboration with the Phillips Collection Concerts. Latecomers not admitted. 6:30 p.m., National Gallery of Art, West Building Garden Court, Fourth Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Free. 202-737-4215.

Monday, march 3

Tax help, available to taxpayers with low and moderate incomes, with special attention to those 60 and older, through trained volunteers from the AARP Tax-Aide program. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays through April 14, Capitol View Library, 5001 Central Ave. SE. Free. 202-645-0755.

Therapeutic yoga classes for cancer patients, Corrin Bennett and Alaina Sadick lead patients, survivors and their caregivers. 10:30 a.m.-11:45 a.m. Mondays and 5:30- 6:45 p.m. Wednesdays, Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U St. NW. $25/month. 202-483-8600 or www.smithcenter.org.

U.S. Botanic Garden lunchtime tour, volunteers lead a tour of plants and discuss what manila folders, Chanel No. 5, vanilla and fossil fuels have in common; a discussion of possible breakthroughs in medicinal plant research. Noon Monday and Wednesday, U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW. Free. 202-225-8333.

Tax help, available to taxpayers with low and moderate incomes, with special attention to those 60 and older, through trained volunteers from the AARP Tax-Aide program. 1:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Mondays through April 14, Petworth Library, 4200 Kansas Ave. NW. 202-243-1188; and 3:30-8 p.m. Mondays, Southwest Library, 900 Wesley Pl. SW. 202-724-4752. Free.

Mental health and HIV confidential group, for people with HIV and mental-health challenges. Transportation tokens and refreshments provided. 3:30 p.m. Mondays. Sponsored by MetroHealth. 1012 14th St. NW. Free. 202-638-0750.

Fair Girls Tell Your Friends workshop, presented by Fair Girls to educate teenage girls about their rights and responsibilities in intimate relationships, gain a deeper understanding of sexual violence and exploitation and get connected to resources. 4 p.m. Monday-Tuesday, Capitol View Library, 5001 Central Ave. SE. Free. 202-645-0755.

Chess Club, instruction open to children and teens. 5:30 p.m. Mondays, Woodridge Library, 1801 Hamlin St. NE. Free. 202-541-6226.

Knitting and crocheting, all experience levels welcome. 6:30 p.m. Mondays, Francis A. Gregory Library, 3660 Alabama Ave. SE. Free. 202-645-4297.

“Diamond Dogs,” a staged reading by Taffety Punk Theatre Company and Shanghai Low Theatricals, based on the Alistair Reynolds sci-fi novel about an unlikely gathering of disparate souls who find themselves on the planet Golgotha, having to navigate a deadly maze known only as the Blood Spire. 7 p.m., Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, 545 Seventh St. SE. $10. 202-547-6839 or www.chaw.org.

Yoga class, taught by a representative from Yoga Activist, geared toward beginners but all are welcome. 7 p.m. Mondays, Cleveland Park Library, 3310 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free. 202-282-3080.

Aerobics for adults, one-hour sessions. 7:15 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, Capitol View Library, Second Floor, 5001 Central Ave. SE. Free. 202-645-0755.

Two lives in language: Amy Tan and Deborah Tannen in conversation, the two bestselling authors who met as graduate students in linguistics discuss how they draw on conversation and storytelling to explore family relationships. A reception follows. Sponsored by the Folger Theatre. 7:30 p.m., Church of the Reformation, 212 East Capitol St. NE. $15. 202-544-7077.

Alzheimer’s support group, Debbie Ackerman and Abby Levin lead the meeting, sponsored by Sibley Senior Association. 7:30-9 p.m., Sibley Medical Building, Conference Room 5, 5215 Loughboro Rd. NW. Free, registration required. 202-364-7602.

“The Prairie” concert, a University of Maryland and Capitol Hill Arts Workshop collaborative chorus performs the cantata of Lukas Foss, written in 1944 and set to Carl Sandburg’s poem “Cornhuskers.” 8 p.m., Capitol Hill Presbyterian Church, Fourth Street and Independence Avenue SE. Free. 202-547-6839 or www.chaw.org.

Choral concert, C. Paul Heins leads a University of Maryland and Capitol Hill Arts Workshop collaboration on Lukas Foss’s 1944 cantate “The Prairie,” based on a Carl Sandburg poem “Cornhuskers,” 8 p.m., Capitol Hill Presbyterian Church, Fourth Street and Independence Avenue SE. Free. 202-547-6839. www.chaw.org.

Tuesday, MARCH 4

B is for Bulldozer,” for ages 3-5, a staff member reads June Sobel and Melissa Iwai’s book about what you might find at a construction site and what is being built. 10:30 and 11:30 a.m., National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. $3. 202-272-2448. www.nbm.org.

Tax help, available to taxpayers with low and moderate incomes, with special attention to those 60 and older, through trained volunteers from the AARP Tax-Aide program. Noon-5 p.m. Tuesdays through April 15, Anacostia Library, 1800 Good Hope Rd. SE. Free. 202-715-7707 or 202-715-7708.

Washington Bach Consort, J. Reilly Lewis leads the ensemble and organist Jeremy Filsell. 12:10 p.m., Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW. Suggested donation, $10. 202-347-2635, Ext. 20.

Sketching workshop, bring pencils and a sketchbook, work with objects on display in the Luce Foundation Center. 2:30-4:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center, Eighth and F streets NW. Free. 202-633-1000.

Homework help, and help with special projects for ages 13-19. 4 p.m. Tuesdays, Francis A. Gregory Library, Teen Space, 3660 Alabama Ave. SE. Free. 202-645-4297.

D.C. Youth Slam team poetry, for ages 13-19, an exciting workshop to allow the imagination to flourish. 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW. Free. Register: Jonathan Tucker, 202-787-5279.

Landlady in concert, the six-piece Brooklyn-based dynamic pop group features a unique mix of violin, guitar, bass, drums, electric keyboards and vocals. 6 p.m., Kennedy Center, Millennium Stage, 2700 F St. NW. Free. 202-467-4600.

Sports talk, “You Gotta Have Heart: A History of Washington Baseball from 1859 to the 2012 National League East Champions,” author Frederic J. Frommer and former Washington Senators announcer Phil Hochberg discuss Frommer’s book, which covers home teams including the 1859 Nationals, the Senators, Homestead Grays of the Negro Leagues and current Nationals through their 2012 win of the National League East Championship. 6:30 p.m., Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, Washingtoniana, Room 307, 901 G St. NW. Free. 202-727-0321.

Wednesday, MARCH 5

Tax help, available to taxpayers with low and moderate incomes, with special attention to those 60 and older, through trained volunteers from the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide. 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Wednesdays through April 9, Southwest Library, 900 Wesley Pl. SW. 202-724-4752. Free.

Lunder Center behind the scenes, a staff member discusses how conservators use science, art history and skilled hands to preserve objects from the museum collection in the Lunder Conservation Center. 3 p.m. Wednesdays, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center, third floor, Eighth and F streets NW. Free. 202-633-1000.

Chess for kids, instruction for children of all ages. 4 p.m. Wednesdays, Cleveland Park Library, 3310 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free. 202-282-3080.

HIV/STI testing, for ages 13-24, hosted by Metro TeenAIDS. 4:30-7:30 p.m. first Wednesdays of the each month, Parklands-Turner Library, 1547 Alabama Ave. SE. Free. 202-645-4532.

Bereavement support group, for those grieving the loss of a family member or friend. 5 p.m. Wednesdays, Medstar Georgetown University Hospital, Main Hospital Building, first floor, 3800 Reservoir Rd. NW. Free. 202-444-0109. E-mail registration required to Sara Moore, chaplain for adult oncology, slm36@gunet.georgetown.edu.

Concert, a little night music, pianist Maggie Loukachkina performs. 6-8 p.m., U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW. Free. 202-225-8333. www.usbg.gov.

Women of Architecture: Extended Territories, Andrea Leers and Jane Weinzapfel discuss how their work intersects with urbanization, globalization and sustainability as their firm promotes social well-being and human interaction in buildings that blend the realms of public and private space and cross disciplines of architecture, landscape architecture, urban design and infrastructure. 6:30-8 p.m., National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. $20; students, $12. Free. 202-272-2448. www.nbm.org.

Hitler’s Furies: German Women in the Nazi Killing Fields,” the group discusses Wendy Lower’s National Book Award finalist work about the little-known role of women in Nazi Germany; a pre-reading of the book is suggested. 7 p.m., Northeast Library, 330 Seventh St. NE. Free. 202-698-3320.

Washington DC: Streets and Statues,” author Mark N. Ozer discusses his book and the people whose familiar names are part of everyday life as we navigate the city. 7 p.m., Tenley-Friendship Library, 4450 Wisconsin Ave. NW. Free. 202-727-1488.

“Water by the Spoonful,” K.J. Sanchez directs Quiara Alegria Hudes’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, a depiction of how we live and interact with each other in an ambitious world, set in North Philly. 8 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays, 2 and 7 p.m. Sundays, through April 13, Studio Theatre, 1501 14th St. NW. $39-$75, discounts for military and spouses. 202-332-3300. www.studiotheatre.org.

Thursday, march 6

Nanotechnology for Cancer Treatment, a lecture by Robert Ivkov of Johns Hopkins University Medical School. 11:30 a.m., Library of Congress, Madison Building, Mary Pickford Theater, 101 Independence Ave. SE. Free. 202-707-5664.

Club Memory, a stigma-free social club for people and their spouses, partners and caregivers who have been diagnosed with early-stage Alzheimer’s, mild cognitive impairment or other early forms of dementia. Sponsored by Sibley Senior Association. 1-3 p.m., Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church, 3401 Nebraska Ave. NW. Free. Registration: 202-364-7602.

Women in glass and stone, for age 10 and older, a docent leads visitors on an in-depth tour of the depictions of women carved in stone and represented on glass. 3 p.m., Washington National Cathedral, Welcome Desk at Main Visitor Entrance, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. $20; seniors, military, students and children, $16, reservations recommended. 202-537-6200 or www.nationalcathedral.org.

Bereavement group, sponsored by Sibley Senior Association and Widowed Persons Outreach. Meets at Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church, 3401 Nebraska Ave. NW. Free. 202-364-7602.

— Compiled by Gerri Marmer

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