Special photography access to the National Cathedral: “Seeing Deeper” Take your best camera to photograph the cathedral’s nave with all of its chairs removed to show off the architecture. Capture the grandeur of the world’s sixth-largest cathedral, or the dimly lighted corners that showcase spectacular Gothic architecture, all in 75 uncrowded minutes, plus whatever additional time you care to remain. 8:45 a.m. Washington National Cathedral, 3101 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-537-2228. cathedral.org. $25.
Gentle yoga classes Help reduce stress and balance the mind, body and spirit; all experience levels welcome. Thursdays 10:15 a.m., Mondays 10:30 a.m., Tuesdays 6 p.m. through February. Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U St. NW. 202-483-2800. smithcenter.org. $10 per class, $25 per month.
Hillwood Estate Discover hidden gems and magnificent treasures that glitter and sparkle as you and your preschooler, ages 2-5, explore a new mansion room each week of this three-part series. 10:30-11:15 a.m. Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens, 4155 Linnean Ave. NW. 202-686-5807 or hillwoodmuseum.org. $12 per child (ages 2-5) and one accompanying adult; $18 per additional adult, each with one accompanying adult.
Washington Cathedral behind the scenes Age 11 and older. See gargoyles and stained-glass windows and climb stairs for a panoramic view of the city. Take a camera. Weekdays except holidays at 10:30 a.m. Washington National Cathedral, 3101 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-537-2228. cathedral.org. $26, age 11 and 12, $21.
Garden tour with parents and kids in snugglers A 45-minute guided tour with different aspects weekly, strollers and older siblings will not be admitted. Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. through Feb. 23. U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW. 202-225-8333 or usbg.gov. Free, registration required.
We the people: making a more perfect union, one generation at a time. The museum’s signature film, a 20-minute celebration of the national ideals of democracy, opportunity and freedom, stunning footage and a soaring soundtrack take viewers on a journey from past to present, honoring the visionary ideas, significant sacrifices and remarkable fortitude of the people who built our country, one generation at a time. Daily at 10:30, 11:30, 1:30 and 2:30 p.m., on the half hour. National Museum of American History, Warner Brothers Theater, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202-633-1000. Free.
“Hidden Figures” The true story of three brilliant African-American women working at NASA, who served as the brains behind the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit. Thursday at 11 a.m., 2, 5 and 8 p.m. Avalon Theatre, 5612 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-966-6000. theavalon.org.
“Upstairs Inferno” Directed by Robert L. Camina, a haunting and powerful documentary about one of the deadliest events to affect the gay community in U.S. history, introduced by the director. Noon. Library of Congress, Madison Building, Mary Pickford Theater, 101 Independence Ave. SE. 202-707-5502. Free.
Income Tax Assistance Meet with a qualified AARP tax aide at your local library to help answer your tax questions and prepare your 2016 income tax filing. Thursdays at 1 p.m. through April 13. Lamond-Riggs Library, 5401 South Dakota Ave. NE. 202-541-6255. email@example.com. Free.
Income Tax Assistance Meet with a qualified AARP tax aide at your local library to help answer your tax questions and prepare your 2016 income tax filing. Thursdays at 1:30 p.m. through April 13. Anacostia Library, 1800 Good Hope Rd. SE. 202-715-7707. Free.
Homework Help The Northwest One Library is inviting students into the branch for Homework Help. Staff will also show students how to use D.C. Public Library databases that are designed for homework and research assistance. Feel free to stop in on Thursdays between 4 - 6 p.m. and receive assistance from Ms. Janelle. Thursdays at 4 p.m. through June 1. Northwest One Library, 155 L St. NW. 202-939-5946. firstname.lastname@example.org. Free.
Lego Club Ages 5-12 are invited to come and build a skyscraper, create a pirate ship or whatever your mind can dream about. Thursdays at 4 p.m. through Aug. 24. Woodridge Library, 1801 Hamlin St. NE. 202-541-6226. email@example.com. Free.
After-School workshops with Asian American LEAD After-school program for middle and high school students with workshops on leadership development, educational empowerment and life skills. Mondays and Wednesdays, 4-6:30 p.m. through April 27, in the large meeting room at Mount Pleasant Library, 3160 16th St. NW. 202-671-3121 firstname.lastname@example.org.; Tuesdays and Thursdays 4-6:30 p.m. in the meeting room at Northwest One Library, 155 L St. NW. 202-939-5946. email@example.com. Free.
Words, Beats and Life Academy Hip-hop students become masters of the genre. Wednesdays 4 p.m. Woodridge Library, 1801 Hamlin St. NE. firstname.lastname@example.org. 202-541-6226. Free.
The National Symphony Orchestra Youth Fellows concert An evening of chamber music and solo performances. 6 p.m. Kennedy Center, Millennium Stage, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600. Free.
“Everybody” yoga For all experience levels, borrow a library mat or bring your own. Thursdays and Mondays, except federal holidays, at 6 p.m. West End Interim Library, 2522 Virginia Ave. NW. email@example.com or 202-724-8698. Free.
Yoga Instructor Jen DeMayo of Yoga District leads a class on Tuesdays, Rosemary Grant will teach on Thursday nights. All experience levels welcome; mats and props provided by the Friends of the Southwest Library. Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. through Feb. 23. Southwest Library, 900 Wesley Pl. SW. 202-724-4752. firstname.lastname@example.org. 202-724-4752. Free.
Immanuel Mifsud, poetry reading The award-winning poet and writer’s first appearance at the Library of Congress, a display of items from the Maltese collections, including the poet’s donated items and Maltese music are featured, an interview with Mifsud follows. 6:30 p.m. Library of Congress, Madison Building, Mumford Room, 101 Independence Ave. SE. 202-707-4515. Free.
Brews and Banter: “As You Like It” A special evening for the Folger’s young theatergoers and featuring a conversation about the Shakespeare comedy with cast members, beer and light fare is included. 6:30 p.m. Folger Shakespeare Library, Folger Haskell Center, 201 East Capitol St. SE. 202-544-7077. folger.edu. $15.
Seeing Deeper: In Full Bloom Choral music with the Cathedral Singers, celebrate the beauty and significance of flowers through ancient and modern choarl music with the Cathedral Singers, come and explore the lily, the garland and the garden in an evening of music as we journey around the Cathedral nave with this 16-voice chorus. 7 p.m. Washington National Cathedral, Nave, 3101 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-537-2228. www.cathedral.org. Free, registration and ticket required: eventbrite.com.
Crossing the Rubicon: Battle for Black Public Education in the District of Columbia. Historian C. R. Gibbs speaks in honor of Black History Month. 7 p.m. Tenley-Friendship Library, 4450 Wisconsin Ave. NW. email@example.com. 202-727-1488. Free.
Spices 101: the basics of how spices improve health and make your food taste wonderful! Spice experts from Bazaar Spices, what exactly is a spice, what to look for when buying spices, how to use them in cooking, what medicinal uses do they have? 7 p.m. Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library, 1630 Seventh St. NW. firstname.lastname@example.org. 202-727-1288. Free.
“The Mark of Zorro” (1940) One of the most elegant versions of Johnston McCulley’s story about a masked swordsman who becomes the scourge of Spanish oppressors in 1800’s California. 7 p.m. Library of Congress, Madison Building, Mary Pickford Theater, 101 Independence Ave. SE. 202-707-5502. Free.
Yoga at Northwest One Beginner and intermediate levels. Wear comfortable clothing; mats and blocks provided. Thursdays at 7 p.m. Northwest One Library, 155 L St. NW. email@example.com. 202-939-5946. Free.
“Last Train to Nibroc” Washington Stage Guild performs a play about a young couple aboard the same train as the coffin of F. Scott Fitzgerald. Thursday 7:30 p.m., Friday 8 p.m., Saturday at 2:30 and 8 p.m., and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. stageguild.org. 240-582-0050. Thursday evenings and weekend matinees, $50. Friday-Saturday evenings, $60.
“As You Like It” One of Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies fof mistaken identity, featuring original songs by Heather Christian and dances by Alexandra Beller and starring Lindsay Alexandra Carter as Rosalind and Lorenzo Roberts as Orlando. Thursdays 7:30 p.m., Fridays 8 p.m., Saturdays at 2 and 8 p.m., Sundays at 2 and 7 p.m., Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. through March 5. Folger Shakespeare Library, 201 E. Capitol St. SE. 202-544-7077. folger.edu/theatre. $35-$75,
“Roe” Lisa Loomer’s drama, directed by Bill Rauch, focuses on the two women who were at the heart of the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade abortion case that was decided by the Supreme Court. Thursday and Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Arena Stage, Kreeger Theater, 1101 Sixth St. SW. 202-488-3300 or arenastage.org. Tickets: $40-$90.
“Hooded: Or Being Black for Dummies” Tru, a street-smart teenage from Baltimore, decides that Marquis, a brainy prep school student, has forgotten his roots, so and pens him a manual. Thursday and Friday at 8:15 p.m. and Sunday at 4 p.m. Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St. NE. Call 202-399-7993 or go to mosaictheater.org. $20-60.
“Watch on the Rhine” Jackie Maxwell directs the Lillian Hellman award-winning drama set in Washington D.C. on the brink of the U.S. involvement in wwii. Multiple Academy Award nominee Marsha Mason stars with Thomas Keegan. Thursdays and Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 2 and 8 p.m., Sundays at 2 and 7:30 p.m., Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. Through March 5. Wednesdays, Feb. 22 and 28 at noon. $40-$90, subject to change and based on availability. Arena Stage, Fichandler Stage, 1101 Sixth St. SW. 202-488-3300 or arenastage.org. $40-$90, subject to change and based on availability.
Income Tax Assistance Meet with a qualified AARP tax aide at your local library to help answer your tax questions and prepare your 2016 income tax filing. Fridays and Mondays at 10 a.m. Through April 18. Woodridge Library, 1790 Douglas St. NE. 202-541-6226. firstname.lastname@example.org. Free.
Conversation Circles Adults can practice their English and learn about U.S. history and culture through portraiture. The program starts with a gallery talk led by a museum educator, followed by the formation of small conversation circles focusing on the day’s theme. Fridays 10 a.m.-noon. National Portrait Gallery, Eighth and F streets NW. 202-633-1000. Free.
Children’s safety seats and belts inspection D.C. Safe Kids ensures the proper installation of seats and seat belts. Fridays from 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. The Arc, 1901 Mississippi Ave. SE. 202-476-3618. thearcdc.org. Free.
Preschool story time Ages 3-5 and their adult caregivers explore stories and activities that encourage them to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning in this 30-40 minute program designed to promote language and listening skills, expand children’s imaginations and arouse their curiosity about the world around them. Fridays at 10:30 and 11 a.m. through Dec. 19. Tenley-Friendship Library, 4450 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-727-1488. email@example.com. Free, tickets distributed at the Children’s Desk 30 minutes before the program starts.
Move, Dance, Create Stretch your creative capacity, feel good and connect with fellow participants through a variety of dance styles in a well-paced session; all experience levels welcome. Fridays at 11 am. Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U St. NW. 202-483-8600. smithcenter.org. $10 per class or $25 per month.
“Faik Konitza: Encounters of a Washington Diplomat and his Lost Library” Agron Alibali, a lawyer, discusses the life and work of Faik Konitza, prewar Albanian minister to Washington. Noon. Library of Congress, Madison Building, Montpelier Room, 101 Independence Ave. SE. 202-707-4371. Free.
Income tax assistance Meet with a qualified AARP tax aide at your local library to help answer your tax questions and prepare your 2016 returns. Fridays and Mondays at noon. Through April 14. Petworth Library, 4200 Kansas Ave. NW. 202-243-1188. firstname.lastname@example.org. Free.
Commemorative textiles Katherine Hill Winters, museum programs and collections associate, discusses commemorative textiles as an affordable collector’s item. Up-close viewing of the textiles for about 30 minutes. 12:30 p.m. Anderson House, 2118 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 202-785-2040. Free.
Classical piano recital Christopher Schmitt Henley performs Beethoven’s Sonata, Op. 57, “Asassionata,” and Chopin’s Scherzo Nos. 2, 3, and 4. 12:15-1 p.m. National City Christian Church, 5 Thomas Cir. NW. Call 202-797-0103 or email nationalcitycc.org. Free; donations welcome.
National Symphony Orchestra: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Week Members of the National Symphony Orchestra perform chamber works by Fauré, Beethoven and Saint-Saëns. 6 p.m. Kennedy Center, Millennium Stage, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600. Free.
“The Nightmare Before Christmas” (1993) Tim Burton’s seamless marriage of music and animation with the music and lyrics of Danny Elfman, starring the voices of Chris Sarandon, Catherine O’Hara, Paul Reubens and Ken Page. Friday at 7 p.m. On Saturday at noon, there will a family-friendly screening of the film. Library of Congress, Madison Building, Mary Pickford Theater, 101 Independence Ave. SE. 202-707-5502. Free.
Income Tax Assistance Meet with a qualified AARP tax aide at your local library to help answer your tax questions and prepare your 2016 income tax filing. Saturdays at 10 a.m. Through April 15. Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library, 1630 Seventh St. NW. email@example.com. 202-727-1288. Free.
Citizenship classes Saturdays through April 8. 10 a.m.-noon. Chevy Chase United Methodist Church, 7001 Connecticut Ave., Chevy Chase. 301-652-8700 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Free.
“Babe” The story of a young pig fighting to become a sheepdog. 10 a.m. Avalon Theatre, 5612 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-966-6000. theavalon.org. $9.
Saturday morning Yoga Start your Saturdays with Carol, Marjorie and relaxing, stress-free yoga. Wear comfortable clothing and bring water and a yoga mat; a signed waiver is required. Saturdays at 10 a.m. through Dec. 30. Mount Pleasant Library, 3160 16th St. NW. email@example.com. 202-671-3121. Free.
Family story time Children and their caregivers listen to 30 to 40 minutes of stories that promote language and literacy skills to further the lifelong love of reading and learning. Saturdays 10:30 a.m. Tenley-Friendship Library, 4450 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-727-1488. firstname.lastname@example.org. Saturdays at 10:30 a.m., Northeast Library, 330 Seventh St. NE. 202-698-0183. Free.
“Follow That Fiddle” National Symphony Orchestra musician Glenn Donnellan will introduce children 3 and older plus baseball and music fans to the Electric Slugger, an electric violin that he made from a baseball bat, and then play a variety of musical styles on this and a variety of violins from around the world. 6 p.m. Kennedy Center, Millennium Stage, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600. Free.
Yoga at your library For beginner adults and teens; no experience necessary, bring a mat or borrow one from the library for the class. Saturdays at 11 a.m. through September 30. Petworth Library, 4200 Kansas Ave. NW. email@example.com. 202-243-1188. Free.
Presidential family fun day Celebrate America’s presidents with games, music and stovepipe hat workshops with the staff from President Lincoln’s Cottage. 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. National Portrait Gallery, Eighth and F streets NW. 202-633-1000. Free.
Dance Place gardening with Carla Perlo Learn to plant from seed, care for plants and garden in the Native Plant Garden and around Brookland/Edgewood. Saturdays 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Dance Place, 3225 Eighth St. NE. 202-269-1600. danceplace.org. Free.
“F is for Fake” A 95-minute 1977 film co-written and completed by Orson Welles, a witty and subversive look at fakery and forgery, art and illusion. 3 p.m. Smithsonian American Art Museum, McEvoy Auditorium, Eighth and F streets NW. 202-633-1000. Free.
Second City Training Center wellness program A workshop aiming to encourage teamwork and collaboration, build confidence and create a successful model of empathy for others. 6 p.m. Kennedy Center, Millennium Stage, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600. Free.
Dance concert Footworks Percussive Dance Ensemble presents a roots-based of music and percussive dance. Saturday 8 p.m., Sunday 4 p.m. Dance Place, 3225 Eighth St. NE. 202-269-1600. danceplace.org. $30, seniors and artists $25, college students and age 17 and younger $15.
Palisades farmers market Locally grown produce year-round, with music by Sherier Mountain. Sundays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 48th Place and MacArthur Boulevard NW. palisadesfarmersmarket.com.
Shaw Knitting and Crochet Circle All experience levels welcome, with special instruction for beginners. In-house training materials provided, but please bring needles and yard for your take-home projects. Various Sundays (March 5 and 19) at 3 p.m. through Jan. 7, 2018. Watha T. Daniel-Shaw Library, 1630 7th St. NW. 202-727-1288. Free.
Blue Heron concert Music of DuFay for Florence and the Medici. Presented in honor of “Della Robbia: Sculpting with Color in Renaissance Florence.” Noon and 2 p.m. National Gallery of Art, West Building Garden Court, Seventh Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202-737-4215. Free.
Conversation: “Islam in Washington: Then and Now” Learn about Muslim people who live in the United States, and about how Thomas Jefferson owned a translation of the Qur’an, and that the first Muslims in the Washington area arrived as slaves in the early 1600s, and that Washington’s first mosque, the Masjid Muhammad, played an important part in the civil rights movement. Join in the conversation and then view the exhibit “The Art of the Qur’an: Treasures from the Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts.” 2 p.m. Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, 1050 Independence Ave. SW. 202-633-1000. Free.
Portrait Gallery artist talk Former Smithsonian curator and jazz musician John Hasse discusses the work of his friend, jazz photographer Herman Leonard, and his work in photography and jazz. 3 p.m. National Portrait Gallery, Eighth and F streets NW. 202-633-1000. Free.
William Hooker, musician A performance of music and spoken word titled “At-One-Ment,” featuring guitarist Dave Ross, trumpeter Eriq Robinson, and drummer and spoken word performer William Hooker. 6 p.m. Kennedy Center, Millennium Stage, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600. Free.
Library of Congress Main Reading Room will be open 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Library of Congress, Jefferson Building, 10 First St. SE. 202-707-8000. Free.
“Blues for a Royal Flush” Playwright and author Tom Minter stages his original play, involving artists Duke Ellington, Lena Horne, Ethel Waters, Billy Strayhorn and others. 6 p.m. Kennedy Center, Millennium Stage, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600. Free.
Children’s safety seats and belts inspection D.C. Safe Kids ensures the proper installation of seats and seat belts. Tuesdays-Wednesdays 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. through Feb. 28. Providence Hospital, 1150 Varnum St. NE. 202-476-3618. thearcdc.org. 202-476-3618. Free.
“How Old Is a Hero?” For ages 6-11 or those enrolled in grades 1-6. An play in which audiences meet young people whose heroic actions helped change the nation during the civil rights era. Tuesday and Wednesday at 10:15 and 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., Feb. 23 at 10:15 and 11:30 a.m. and Feb. 24 at 10:15 and 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Discovery Theater, S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Dr. SW. 202-633-8700. discoverytheater.org. $8, ages 2-16 $6, 1 and younger $3.
Chair yoga Gentle adapted yoga that involves safely-performed seated and supported poses that promote deep relaxation and mental clarity; all experience levels welcome. Tuesdays at noon. Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U St. NW. 202-483-8600. smithcenter.org. $10 per class, $25 per month. The Shepherd Trio Soprano Mandi Harper, clarinetist Sara Wollmacher and pianist Elizabeth Brown explore the beauty and diversity of music written for the combination of soprano, clarinet and piano. 12:10-1 p.m. Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW. 202-347-2635, Ext. 20. $10.
Tuesday yoga Age 18 and older. A beginner class taught by Lindsey Crawford of Yoga District. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes and bring your own mat or towel; a waiver must be signed. Tuesdays at 1 p.m. Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library, 1630 Seventh St. NW. firstname.lastname@example.org. 202-727-1288. Free.
Sketching: draw and discover Draw inspiration from artists’ sketches and objects on display in the Luce Foundation, then sketch on the center’s workshop, bring a sketchbook and pencils, other materials provided. Tuesdays from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center, third floor, Eighth and F streets NW. 202-633-1000. Free.
Pajama story time An evening story time, 30-40 minutes, where pajamas are encouraged but not required, for children of all ages and an adult companion, designed to encourage a lifetime of learning, especially in language and listening skills, expand a child’s imagination. Tuesdays at 6 p.m. Through Aug. 29. Woodridge Library, 1790 Douglas St. NE. 202-541-6226. email@example.com. Free.
Avon Dews, harmonicist The D.C. native performs an evening of music infused with jazz, funk and blues, and marvel at the big sounds that can come from such a small instrument. 6 p.m. Kennedy Center, Millennium Stage, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600. Free.
Kitchen 101: Knife skills Join Chef Wendi to learn beginner skills and proper knife selection, care, basic cuts and proper form, materials will be provided but all welcome to bring their favorite knife. 6:30-8 p.m. Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital, 921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. Register: hillcenterdc.org. 202-549-4172. $46 per person, registration required.
Yoga classes Elizabeth Goodman teaches all experience levels, bring your own mat, proceeds given to William Penn Quaker workcamps. Tuesdays from 6:30-7:45 p.m. William Penn House, 515 E. Capitol St. SE. 202-543-5560. Pay-what-you-can.
ESL English conversation club Practice your skills in a casual environment, Drop in anytime between 7 and 8 p.m. Tuesdays. Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library, 1630 Seventh St. NW. firstname.lastname@example.org. 202-727-1288. Free.
Yoga at Northwest One Beginner and intermediate levels, wear comfortable clothing, mats and blocks provided. Tuesdays at 7 p.m. Through November. Northwest One Library, 155 L St. NW. email@example.com. 202-939-5946. Free.
ESL conversation circle Volunteers from the Washington English Center facilitate the practice of your conversational English skills. Tuesdays at 7 p.m. Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library, 1630 Seventh St. NW. 202-483-8600. firstname.lastname@example.org. Free.
Zumba For teens and adults who want routines that are aerobic with fitness interval training within a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body. Tuesdays at 7 p.m. through March 28. Bellevue/Lockridge Library, 115 Atlantic St. SW. 202-243-1185. Free.
Gallery talk Curatorial assistant Stephanie Midon discusses a selection of artwork in the exhibition “New Ground: The Southwest of Maria Martinez and Laura Gilpin.” 12-12:30 p.m. National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1250 New York Ave. NW. 202-783-5000. Free.
“A Vintage Evening: Whiskey and Rebellion” Celebrate the spirit of insurgency and learn about the uprising against a tax on distilled spirits in 1791 and George Washington’s bold response to subdue the protesters. This event also commemorates George Washington’s 285th birthday. Participants must be 21 or older. 6 p.m. Anderson House, 2118 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 202-785-2040. $15 per person; reservations required.
Andrew Earle Simpson, composer and musician A performance of his original score set to a silent film that will be projected above the stage. 6 p.m. Kennedy Center, Millennium Stage, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600. Free.
National Symphony Orchestra Pops: Snarky Puppy Jules Buckley conducts this debut performance. 8 p.m. Kennedy Center, Concert Hall, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600. $25-$75.
Mason Bates’s KC Jukebox: Music & Instruments of Victor Gama The renowned composer and instrument builder brings his unique vision to an exciting one-hour performance that includes a piece first learned during his youth in Angola, performed on a variety of beautifully constructed instruments. Kennedy Center, Family Theater, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600. $19.
The National Symphony Orchestra Youth Fellows concert An evening of chamber music and solo performances. 6 p.m. Kennedy Center, Millennium Stage, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600. Free.
“Harry T. Burleigh: From the Spiritual to the Harlem Renaissance” Author Jean E. Snyder discusses her book, which traces Burleigh’s life, beginning with his Pennsylvania childhood to his 50-year tenure as soloist at St. George’s Episcopal Church in Manhattan and his arrangements of spirituals. 7-9 p.m. Library of Congress, Madison Building, Montpelier Room, 101 Independence Ave. SE. 202-707-4371. Free.
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