2014 National Japan Bowl: Cheer on American high school students in the championship rounds of this Japanese language and culture competition. 1:45-5 p.m. The National 4-H Youth Conference Center, 7100 Connecticut Avenue, Chevy Chase, MD. RSVP to japanbowl@us-japan.org.

Tamagawa University Taiko Drumming & Dance: Enjoy rhythms and Japanese dance during a performance at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Noon. Smithsonian Freer Sackler Galleries, 1050 Independence Avenue, SW. Metro: Smithsonian

Cultural Performances at the Tidal Basin: Celebrate cultural exchange through the arts with dance, music and entertainment on an intimate stage. Tidal Basin Welcome Area. 15th Street and Independence Avenue, SW. Metro: Smithsonian