“Lions of Industry, Mothers of Invention” Age 8 and older, Discovery Theater’s original interactive play honoring the creativity and genius of African American entrepreneurs and inventors: beauty-product magnate Madame C.J. Walker, agricultural chemist and “peanut man” George Washington Carver, educator Booker T. Washington and George Crum, the cranky chef who accidentally created the potato chip. Thursday-Friday at 10:15 and 11:30 a.m. and Feb. 12 at 10:15 and 11:30 a.m. Discovery Theater at S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Dr. SW. 202-633-8700. $8, ages 2-16 $6, 1 and younger $3.
Garden tour and kids in snugglers Volunteers take turns leading parents or care providers with one child in a snuggly for a tour of the conservatory. Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW. 202-225-8333. Free, registration required.
Washington National Cathedral: Behind the scenes Age 11 and older. See gargoyles and stained-glass windows and climb stairs for a view of the city. Cameras permitted. Weekdays except holidays at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Washington National Cathedral, 3101 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-537-6200. $25, ages 11 and 12 $21.
“Plane Song ” Museum staff members read and discuss Diane Siebert’s illustrated book for ages 4 to 8. Thursday-Fridays at 11 a.m., Saturdays at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. National Air and Space Museum, Sixth Street and Independence Avenue SW. 202-633-1000. Free.
Western Flyers A performance of classic Western swing, jazz standards, cowboy songs and old-time fiddle tunes. Noon. Library of Congress, Jefferson Building, Whittall Pavilion, 10 First St. SE. 202-707-5510. Free.
Tax assistance For taxpayers with low and moderate income, special attention to those 60 and older, trained volunteers file federal and state income tax returns. Thursdays at 1:30 p.m. and Tuesdays at 11 a.m. Anacostia Library, 1800 Good Hope Rd. SE. 202-715-7707. Free.
Memorials of the Mall A National Park Service ranger leads a walking tour of America’s front yard. Daily from 2-4 p.m. Lincoln Memorial, 23rd Street NW and West Potomac Park. 202-426-6841. Free.
After-school lounge Ages 11 to 19, group study facilities and space for board and card games, conversation, snacks, crafts, trivia, tournaments, video games and more on a rotating basis. Mondays-Thursdays at 3:30 p.m. Tenley-Friendship Library, 4450 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-727-1488. Free.
Teen beading club Create key chains, animals, jewelry and other items. All materials provided. Most Thursdays at 3:30 p.m. Georgetown Library, 3260 R St. NW. 202-727-0232. Free.
Manga madness Ages 11-19 with an interest in manga, anime and everything Japanese including multicultural comic book characters; watch anime and have fun. Refreshments served. 4 p.m. Tenley-Friendship Library, 4450 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-727-1488. Free.
Teen tutor Ages 13 to 18, one-on-one help with homework. 4:30-6:30 p.m. Mount Pleasant Library, 3160 16th St. NW. 202-671-3121. Free.
Chess for kids Instruction for all ages. Thursdays at 5 p.m. Cleveland Park Library, 3310 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-282-3080. Free.
Teen Wii game night Competitions with peers on board games, Wii and PS2. Thursdays at 5 p.m. Lamond-Riggs Library, 5401 South Dakota Ave. NE. 202-541-6255. Free.
Teen comic book club Ages 13-19, for fans of manga, super hero comics and more. 5 p.m. Northeast Library, 330 Seventh St. NE. 202-698-0183. firstname.lastname@example.org . Free, registration requested.
Wii dance-off Ages 13-19 in friendly competition. Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. William O. Lockridge-Bellevue Library, 115 Atlantic St. SW. 202-243-1185. Free.
Seventh Annual Distinguished Designer lecture Featuring Calvin Tsao and Zack McKown of Tsao & McKown Architects, a reception follows. 6-8:30 p.m. George Washington University, Interior Architecture and Design, Marvin Center, 800 21st St. NW. www.eventbrite.com . Free, registration required.
Ashley Daneman Band An unusual breed of jazz and modern folk. 6 p.m. Kennedy Center, Millennium Stage, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600. Free.
Knitting and craft club Do as Ryan Gosling and Julia Roberts reportedly love to do: knit. Learn basic techniques or bring your own project. 6:30 p.m. Deanwood Library, 1350 49th St. NE. 202-698-1175. Free.
Smithsonian newsflash American University professor William LeoGrande discusses the latest on Cuba, as seen in and behind the headlines, questions welcome. 6:45-8:15 p.m. S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Dr. SW. 202-633-3030. $20.
Teens and tech: When devices rule Youth development expert Joshua Wayne helps parents pinpoint the right balance of technology for teens. 7 p.m. Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital, 921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. 202-549-4172. Free, reservations required.
Forum on the Rosenberg case Marvin Kalb moderates a panel discussion about the Julius and Ethel Rosenberg espionage case and the Soviet spy network. 7 p.m. National Archives, Constitution Avenue and Seventh Street NW. Free. 202-357-5000.
Controlling household spending Lori Atwood discusses where and how to cut back without changing your lifestyle drastically, how to save for annual expenses and stay on track. 7:30 p.m. D.C. Jewish Community Center, 1529 16th St. NW. Miriam, 202-777-3263. Free, registration required.
“The Widow Lincoln”James Still’s play, set in the White House in the post-assassination period, about the first lady who sparked controversy as she mourned her husband’s death. Thursday at noon and 7:30 p.m., Fridays at 7:30 p.m., Saturdays-Sundays at 2 and 7:30 p.m. and Tuesdays-Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. No performance Feb. 8 and 15. Through Feb. 22. Ford’s Theatre, 511 10th St. NW. 202-347-4833. $15-$62, discounts for groups, seniors, military and people age 34 and younger.
“Mary Stuart ” Peter Oswald’s new translation of Friedrich Schiller’s play that breathes life into a Tudor world flush with subterfuge and revenge and ruled by two extraordinary women. Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 2 and 8 p.m., Sundays at 2 and 7 p.m., Tuesdays-Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. Through March 8. Folger Shakespeare Library, 201 East Capitol St. SE. 202-544-7077. $40-$75.
“Dunsinane ” The National Theatre of Scotland and the Royal Shakespeare Company perform the David Greig play, a sequel to Shakespeare’s “Macbeth .” Thursdays-Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 2 and 8 p.m., Sundays at 2 and 7:30 p.m., Tuesdays-Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. Through Feb. 21. Sidney Harman Hall, 610 F St. NW. 202-547-1122. $20-$110, discounts for military, students, seniors and age 35 and younger.
“House of Desires” A romantic Spanish Golden Age comedy by the iconic Mexican writer and Juana Inés de la Cruz’s, in Spanish with English surtitles. Thursdays-Fridays at 8 p.m., 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays. Through March 1. Gala Theatre, 3333 14th St. NW. $20-$42. 202-234-7174.
“Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery” Ken Ludwig’s play adaptation of the Arthur Conan Doyle tale of murder, intrigue and a wild hound. Thursdays-Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 2 and 8 p.m., Sundays at 2 and 7:30 p.m., Tuesdays-Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. Through Feb. 22. Arena Stage, 1101 Sixth St. SW. 202-488-3300. $45-$90, subject to change and based on availability.
“Shear Madness” A comedy-mystery set in Georgetown, with audience participation to help solve a mock murder. Thursdays-Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 6 and 9 p.m., Sundays at 3 and 7 p.m., and Tuesdays-Wednesdays at 8 p.m. Kennedy Center, Family Theater, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600. $50.
“A House of Glass” Moon Lake Productions presents the musical play about the life of Tennessee Williams, the complex, driven and flamboyant author whose works populate many American stages and screens. Thursday-Sunday at 8 p.m. Arena Stage, 1101 Sixth St. SW. 202-488-3300. $10.
Seniors line dancing For age 50 and older. Fridays at 10 a.m. Woodridge Interim Library, 1790 Douglas St. NE. 202-541-6226. Free.
Friday Morning Music Club recital A performance of works by Brahms, Debussy and Charles Koechlin. Noon. Calvary Baptist Church, 755 Eighth St. NW. 202-333-2075. Free.
Art talk Amy G. Remensnyder, Brown University history professor, discusses the exhibit “Picturing Mary: Woman, Mother, Idea,” and the imagery and cross-cultural influence of the Virgin Mary. Noon. National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1250 New York Ave. 202-783-5000. $10, students and age 65 and older $8, age 18 and younger free.
Pipe organ recital Hans Uwe Hielscher of Wiesbaden, Germany, performs works by Alexandre Guilmant and Noel Rawsthorne, and two of his own compositions. 12:15-1 p.m., National City Christian Church, 5 Thomas Cir. NW. 202-797-0103. Free, donations welcome.
Gallery talk David Gariff discusses love in art Friday and Feb. 12 at 1 p.m. National Gallery of Art, West Building, Main Floor Rotunda, Sixth Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202-737-4215. Free.
Classical music Cellist Tobias Werner and pianist Lura Johnson perform works by Gaspar Cassado, Astor Piazzolla and others. 1:15 p.m. Georgetown University, McNeir Hall, 37th and O streets NW. 202-687-2787. Free.
Secrets of the Washington Monument grounds A National Park Service ranger leads a tour of the tribute to George Washington. 2-4 p.m. Refreshment Stand-Paddle Boat Parking Lot, Independence Ave. SW. 202-359-2662. Free.
Amharic for beginners Ms. Yacob teaches the basics of Ethiopia’s principal language. Fridays at 4 p.m. Mount Pleasant Library, 3160 16th St. NW. 202-671-3121. Free.
OrchKids concert Students from the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra program perform. 6 p.m. Kennedy Center, Millennium Stage, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600. Free.
Drop-in figure drawing Work on drawings or paintings in front of a live model in a session without formal instruction, facilitated by artist Will Fleishell. Bring drawing materials, easels available. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, 545 Seventh St. SE. 202-547-6839. $20, four-class pass $76.
Jake Schepps Quintet concert Classically trained musicians meld technique and bluegrass drive into multi-movement compositions. 7 p.m. The Corner Store, 900 South Carolina Ave. SE. 202-255-2180. email@example.com . $25, in advance $20.
The symbol of the breast in history Vanessa Badré discusses the words boobs, bosom, cleavage and the many meanings behind the images. 7 p.m. Alliance Francaise, 2142 Wyoming Ave. NW. 202-234-7911. $15.
Memorials of the Mall A National Park Service ranger leads a tour of America’s front yard. Fridays-Saturdays 7-9 p.m. National World War II Memorial, Ranger Station, 17th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202-426-6841. Free.
“Zero Hour: Tokyo Rose’s Last Tape” For mature audiences. Conceived, written and directed by Japanese artist Miwa about the English-speaking female radio announcers who broadcasted Japanese propaganda during World War II aimed at Allied forces, performed in Japanese with English subtitles. 7:30 p.m. Kennedy Center, Terrace Theater, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600. $40.
Kennedy Center soul and funk music Saxophonist Maceo Parker performs. 8 and 10 p.m. Kennedy Center, Atrium, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600. $32.
“The Bridge of San Luis Rey ” staged reading from the Thornton Wilder novel by students in the Georgetown University Theater and Performance Studies program. Friday-Saturday at 8 p.m. Davis Performing Arts Center, Devine Studio Theatre, 37th and O streets NW. 202-687-2787. Free, tickets required.
Capital Area Food Bank Mobile Marketplace Learn about the new program, how it provides low-income families with 30 pounds of fresh farmers-market produce, get information about upcoming programs on the first Saturday of every month. 10 a.m. Northwest One Library, 155 L St. NW. 202-939-5946. Free.
Blue Sky Puppet Theatre A performance of “The Three (Not So Little) Pigs,” about sibling rivalry and cooperation, audience participation and humor for all ages. 10 a.m. Avalon Theatre, 5612 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-966-6000. $8.
Construction junction A weekly play time for young children who may benefit from early literacy activities. Saturdays at 10 a.m. Anacostia Library, 1800 Good Hope Rd. SE. 202-715-7707. 202-715-7708. Free.
Yoga for adults Taught by an instructor from Yoga Activist. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a mat, some mats may be available. Saturdays at 10 a.m. Dorothy I. Height-Benning Library, 3935 Benning Rd. NE. 202-281-2583. Free.
Elizabethan garden tour Docent-led talks about the plants, design and Shakespeare-inspired statues by Greg Wyatt. 10 and 11 a.m. Folger Shakespeare Library, 201 East Capitol St. SE. 202-544-7077. Free.
Yoga in Mount Pleasant Beginners are especially welcome to learn and relax with Carol and Marjorie. Wear comfortable clothing and bring water and a mat. Saturdays at 10 a.m. Mount Pleasant Library, 3160 16th St. NW. 202-671-3121. Free.
NSO Teddy Bear Concert Ages 3-5, violinist Marissa Regni and soprano Karin Paludan perform, come 30 minutes early for a musical play time designed for small children. 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Kennedy Center, Family Theater, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600. $20.
Game of Drones Discover the secrets of robotic drones as local drone engineers demonstrate and display the inner workings of the machines. At 1 p.m., drone makers guide their vehicles through a series of challenges, co-hosted by the International Spy Museum, the National Building Museum and the D.C. Area Drone User Group. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. 202-272-2448. www.nbm.org . Free.
Carillon recital Carillonneur Edward Nassor performs Preludio No. 5 in D minor by Flemish composer Mathias van den Gheyn. 12:30 p.m. Washington National Cathedral, Bishop’s Garden area, 3101 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-537-6200. Free.
Home ownership course Lending officer from Operation Hope leads a HUD-certified seminar. Learn what you can afford, programs that may help and tips for choosing a loan, how to get a mortgage, the debt-to-income ratio and more. 1 p.m. Petworth Library, 4200 Kansas Ave. NW. 202-243-1188. Free.
Portrait story days Listen to a story about poet, writer and art collector George Washington Carver and complete a hands-on activity. Saturday from 1-4 p.m., Sunday from 2-5 p.m. National Portrait Gallery, first floor, Education Center, Eighth and F streets NW. 202-633-1000. Free.
Art and Innovation Day Improv for writers, artists and creative thinkers, part of an ongoing series of collaborative workshops led by the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop in partnership with the DC Public Library’s Southeast Branch. 1:30-3 p.m., Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, 545 Seventh St. SE. 202-547-6839 or www.chaw.org. Free.
Schubert’s “Winterreise” A performance by tenor Ian Bostridge and pianist Julius Drake with a discussion of Bostridge’s book “Schubert’s Winter Journey: Anatomy of an Obsession ” Come to the Whittall Pavilion at 12:30 p.m. and listen to University of Notre Dame music professor Susan Youens discuss the composer. Concert at 2 p.m. Library of Congress, Coolidge Auditorium, 10 First St. SE. 202-397-7328. 202-707-5502. Free tickets available by phone, $2.80 service charge per ticket.
Meet artist Karen Miranda Rivadeneira View staged and photographed memories of her childhood in her family’s home in New York’s Queens borough and listen to her discuss how she uses the medium of photography. 2 p.m. National Portrait Gallery, first floor, Eighth and F streets NW. 202-633-1000. Free.
Lego Club Ages 4 and older, age 8 and younger with an parent or caregiver, get inspiration from the library’s themes, then construct a unique creation. 2 p.m. Southwest Library, 900 Wesley Pl. SW. 202-724-4752. Free.
Games galore For ages 13-19, play board and video games and Wii U. Saturdays at 3:30 p.m. Martin Luther King Jr. Library, 901 G St. NW. 202-727-0321. Free.
D.C. Youth Slam Team semifinals Twenty teen poets perform their original poetry in an elimination-style competition and have a chance at becoming members of the 2015 team. 4-6 p.m. National Portrait Gallery, Kogod Courtyard, Eighth and F streets NW. 202-633-1000. Free.
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater workshop For beginners, taught by Nasha Thomas-Schmitt. 6 p.m. Kennedy Center, Millennium Stage, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600. Free.
Duke Ellington’s music Members of the Duke Ellington Society listen to and discuss his works. 7 p.m. Grace Lutheran Church, 4300 16th St. NW. Free. 202-723-4408.
“Frozen ” British dramatist Bryony Lavery’s psychological drama about our darkest fears of forgiveness, awareness and understanding intertwined with the story of the disappearance of 10-year-old Rhona and serial killers. Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday matinees at 2:30 p.m. starting Feb. 14. Through March 1, Anacostia Playhouse, 2020 Shannon Pl. SE. 202-290-2328. $35, students and age 60 and older $20, age 11 and younger $10.
Dumbarton classical music concert Ukranian pianist Mykola Suk and Post Classical Ensemble perform works by Beethoven, early to late, concluding with his “Moonlight Sonata.” 8 p.m., Georgetown’s historic Dumbarton Church, 3133 Dumbarton St. NW. 202-965-2000, Ext. 103. $35, students and seniors $30.
D.C. Contemporary Dance Theatre Celebrate 30 years of dance in the city with a retrospective of work by artistic director Miya Hisaka. Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 4 p.m. Dance Place, 3225 Eighth St. NE. 202-269-1600. $15-$30.
Martha’s Table Ministry Helps feed homeless men, women and families through its McKenna’s Wagon soup kitchen, collects sandwiches and fruit from volunteers. 8:30-11:15 a.m. Washington National Cathedral, Hearst Circle, 3101 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-537-6200. firstname.lastname@example.org . Free.
Psoriasis support group For those with psoriasis/psoriatic arthritis, their family and friends, sponsored by Psoriasis Network Support Organization, light refreshments served. 9:30 a.m. Martin Luther King Jr. Library, Room A-9, 901 G St. NW. 202-727-0321. 301-423-9389. www.psoriasisnetwork.org . Free.
Get It “Write” study hall Get help with homework or feedback on your creative writing in a quiet study space. Sundays at 1 p.m. Mount Pleasant Library, Lower Level, 3160 16th St. NW. 202-671-3121. Free.
Palisades winter read-a-thon For age 12 and younger, earn prizes and read fascinating books. Through Feb. 28. 1-5 p.m. Palisades Library, 4901 V St. NW. 202-282-3139. Free.
African Americans westward Stories, artifacts, newspaper articles and more about their lives in the West, 1781-1940. 1:30 p.m. William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Library, 115 Atlantic St. SW. 202-243-1184. Free.
Light of icons An art lecture by Robert S. Nelson, gallery’s professor from the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts. 2 p.m. National Gallery of Art, West Building Lecture Hall, Sixth Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202-737-4215. Free.
STEAM Team For ages 6 to 12 with an interest in science, technology, engineering, art or mathematics and who want to design, construct, discover or create. Sundays at 2 p.m. Martin Luther King Jr. Library, 901 G St. NW. 202-727-0321. Free.
Sunday crafts All ages welcome for crafts in the Children’s Room. Sundays from 2:30-4 p.m. Palisades Library, 4901 V St. NW. 202-282-3139. Free.
Board games For age 10 and older, play board games with friends or learn to play chess. Sundays at 3 p.m. Northwest One Library, 155 L St. NW. 202-939-5946. Free.
Shaw knitting and crocheting circle Bring needles and yarn for your own take-home project. All experience levels are welcome. Sundays at 3 p.m. Watha T. Daniel-Shaw Library, 1630 Seventh St. NW. 202-727-1288. Free.
Classical music Soprano Marlissa Hudson and pianist Alan Mandel. 3:30 p.m. National Gallery of Art, West Building Garden Court, Sixth Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202-737-4215. Free.
“Colette: A One-Woman Show” A performance by San Francisco Bay area actor Lorri Holt. 6 p.m. Kennedy Center, Millennium Stage, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600. Free.
Income tax assistance For taxpayers with low and moderate income, especially those age 60 and older, returns are prepared by trained volunteers from the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, Mondays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., through April 15. Capitol View Library, 5001 Central Ave. SE. 202-645-0755; and Mondays at 1:30 p.m. through April 13, Petworth Library, 4200 Kansas Ave. NW. 202-243-1188. Free.
Therapeutic yoga classes Registered yoga teacher Beth Lawrence, Alaina Sadick and Kiersten Gallagher lead classes to help reduce stress and balance the mind, body and spirit using gentle postures, progressive relaxation, breathing practices and an introduction to meditation; all experience levels welcome. Most Mondays and Thursdays at 10:30 a.m., Wednesdays at 6 p.m. Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U St. NW. 202-483-8600. $25/month.
U.S. Botanic Garden lunchtime tour Museum volunteers lead a tour of plants and discuss what manila folders, Chanel No. 5 perfume, vanilla and fossil fuels have in common. Also, a discussion of possible breakthroughs in medicinal plant research. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at Noon, and Tuesdays at 2 p.m. Through Feb. 27. U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW. 202-225-8333. Free.
Yoga at West End Smita Kumar from Yoga District teaches a weekly beginner’s class. Bring a mat or use one of the library’s. Mondays at 12:30 p.m., West End Interim Library, 2522 Virginia Ave. NW. 202-724-8698. email@example.com . Free.
Homework help For ages 12-18, bring your school assignments, other materials or papers to be reviewed. Mondays at 3:30 p.m. Palisades Library, 4901 V St. NW. 202-282-3139. Free.
Mental health and HIV confidential group Sponsored by D.C. Metro Health Centers. Transportation tokens and refreshments provided. Mondays at 3:30 p.m. 1012 14th St. NW. 202-638-0750. Free.
Reader’s theater For those in second to fifth grade, bring stories to life, read aloud from scripts from popular children’s books and hone your acting chops. Parent participation encouraged. Mondays at 4 p.m. Mount Pleasant Library, 3160 16th NW. 202-671-3121. Free.
Beijing Chamber Players A concert by musicians from the Central Conservatory Preparatory School in China. 6 p.m. Kennedy Center, Millennium Stage, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600. Free.
Cancer support group With licensed social worker Jennifer Bires. Mondays from 6-7:30 p.m. Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U St. NW. 202-483-8600. Free.
Pierre L’Enfant, the Man Who Designed Washington Scott W. Berg, author of “Grand Avenues: The Story of Pierre Charles L’Enfant, the French Visionary Who Designed Washington, D.C. ,” discusses L’Enfant’s work in the artistic and political context of his times and how his enduring influence is reflected in today’s Washington. 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. Smithsonian’s S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Dr. SW. 202-633-3030. $25.
Monday night meditation A simple and powerful guided meditation. Mondays at 7 p.m. Mount Pleasant Library, 3160 16th St. NW. 202-671-3121. Free.
African American history lecture Historian C.R. Gibbs discusses “Unbroken Bonds: The African Origins of Fraternities, Sororities and Other Organizations.” 7 p.m. Capitol View Library, 5001 Central Ave. SE. 202-645-0755. Free.
Black history month for children Ages 6-12, learn about the tradition of quilting and make your own square to add to our quilt. 7 p.m. Mount Pleasant Library, Children’s Room, second floor, 3160 16th St. NW. 202-671-3121. Free.
PEN/Faulkner fiction program Award-winning short story writer Claire Vaye Watkins and acclaimed novelist Ruth Ozeki read from their work and explore the fine line between real and imagined experience. A wine reception follows. 7:30 p.m. Folger Shakespeare Library, 201 East Capitol St. SE. 202-544-7077. $15.
“Cherokee” Lisa D’Amour’s comedy play about one black couple and one white couple who flee their suburban pressures and reconnect with nature by going camping in North Carolina, until one member of the group mysteriously vanishes. Monday-Tuesday at 8 p.m., Wednesdays-Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 7 p.m., Feb. 21 and 28 and March 7 at 3 p.m., Feb. 22, March 1 and 8 at 2 p.m. Woolly Mammoth Theatre, 641 D St. NW. 202-393-3939. $20-$68, subject to availability.
“Lions of Industry, Mothers of Invention” For age 8 and older, Discovery Theater’s original interactive play that honors the creativity and genius of African American entrepreneurs and inventors including beauty-product magnate Madame C.J. Walker, agricultural chemist and “peanut man” George Washington Carver, educator Booker T. Washington and George Crum, the cranky chef who accidentally created the potato chip. Tuesday-Thursday at 10:15 and 11:30 a.m. Discovery Theater at S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Dr. SW. 202-633-8700. www.discoverytheater.org . $8, ages 2-16 $6, 1 and younger $3.
Yoga at noon Led by traditional yoga teacher and therapist Heather Ferris. Bring a mat. Noon. Watha T. Daniel-Shaw Library, 1630 Seventh St. NW. 202-727-1288. Free.
Classical piano recital Deborah Lee performs works by Mozart, Chopin and Schumann. 12:10 p.m., Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW. 202-347-2635, Ext. 20. $10.
Computer basics class O. Fontem teaches how to identify basic computer components and operating system features, execute basic mouse techniques, perform keyboard strokes and functions and open and exit software programs. Bring a flash drive to save class documents. Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m. William O. Lockridge-Bellevue Library, 115 Atlantic St. SW. 202-243-1184. Free.
Sketching workshop Bring pencils and a small sketchbook. Work with objects on display in the center. Tuesdays from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Center, Eighth and F streets NW. 202-633-1000. Free.
Valentine crafting Tuesday-Wednesday at 3:30-4:30 p.m. Anacostia Library, 1800 Good Hope Rd. SE. 202-715-7707 or 202-715-7708. Free.
Help for elementary, middle and high school students on all subjects Provided by KIPP teachers and geared toward the KIPP curriculum, age 8 and younger must have a parent present. Tuesdays at 4-6 p.m. Watha T. Daniel-Shaw Library, 1630 Seventh St. NW. 202-727-1288. Free.
Tech Tuesdays For ages 13-19, learn hands-on how you can use technology to make digital art, online games, stop-motion animation and music. Tuesdays at 4 p.m. Martin Luther King Jr. Library, Teen Space, 901 G St. NW. 202-727-0321. Free.
Teen Cafe For ages 13-19, hang out with old and new friends and relax with the Wii. Tuesdays at 4 p.m. Mount Pleasant Library, 3160 16th St. NW. 202-671-3121. Free.
Andrew Duhon and Trio concert The New Orleans singer-songwriter and trio perform original works in Duhon’s troubadour style, shaped with storytelling. 6 p.m. Kennedy Center, Millennium Stage, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600. Free.
Yoga in the evening One-hour lesson, all skill levels welcome and mats provided. Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. Northwest One Library, 155 L St. NW. 202-939-5946. Free.
Yoga For adults and teens at all fitness levels. Taught by Yoga Activist’s Carrie Hsieh. Mats provided or bring your own. Tuesdays at 7 p.m. Southwest Library, 900 Wesley Pl. SW. 202-724-4752. Free.
Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio A performance of works by Beethoven, Dvorak and Tchaikovsky. 7:30 p.m. Kennedy Center, Terrace Theater, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600. firstname.lastname@example.org . $49.
Yoga for adults and teens Taught by a teacher from Yoga Activist, all fitness levels, bring a mat or borrow one from the library. 7:30 p.m. Petworth Library, 4200 Kansas Ave. NW. 202-243-1188. Free.
Challenges of multiple children Child development specialist Claire Lerner explains the roots of sibling conflict and offers approaches to help siblings through the inevitable challenges encountered in forging their lifelong relationships. 7:30 p.m. D.C. Jewish Community Center, 1529 16th St. NW. email@example.com . 202-777-3263. $47.
“What is Love? Romance Fiction in the Digital Age” International multimedia conference of romance authors, scholars and fans for a discussion of the industry’s business and social interests and influences, romance-literature scholarship and public engagement. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Library of Congress, James Madison Memorial Building, 101 Independence Ave. SE. Free. 202-707-5221.
George Washington’s real birthday National Park Service rangers in period clothing discuss the Feb. 11, 1732, events and its effect on today’s world. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Washington Monument Lodge, 15th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202-438-9667.
Gallery talk Laura Hoffman leads a Valentine’s Day-inspired talk of the special exhibit “Picturing Mary: Woman, Mother, Idea.” Noon-12:30 p.m. National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1250 New York Ave. NW. 202-783-5000. Free.
Thomas Jefferson on slavery A National Park Service ranger discusses the slave- owning president’s writings on the evils of slavery and his quotes on the walls of his memorial. 1-1:30 p.m. Thomas Jefferson Memorial, 900 Ohio Dr. SW. Dave Rappel, 202-359-1533. Free.
D.C. School lottery: How does it work? A professional from My School DC explains how the system works for all grades. Bring your questions about different area schools, the best way to go about getting children into the public or charter school of their choice or others. 4-7 p.m. Watha T. Daniel-Shaw Library, 1630 Seventh St. NW. 202-727-1288. Free.
Kick back For teens to meet new friends or renew old friendships as they watch a film, discuss favorite books, sing karaoke and hang out. Wednesdays at 4 p.m. Martin Luther King Jr. Library, Teen Space, 901 G St. NW. 202-727-0321. Free.
Ultimate Megafort Age 21 and older may learn about basic fort structures from museum staff, then put your newfound skills to use as you join with others to design and construct a cardboard fort and engage opponents in a foam ball battle, costumes encouraged. 6-8:30 p.m. National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. 202-272-2448. $20, registration required.
Shaanxi Folk Art Theater A performance of shadow puppetry featuring a collection of six signature vignettes based on Chinese folklore. 6 p.m. Kennedy Center, Millennium Stage, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600. Free.
Pop quiz: love stories trivia night Portraits of great romances in American history from George and Martha to F. Scott and Zelda, play individually or in teams, winning team receives a prize. 6:30 p.m. National Portrait Gallery, Kogod Courtyard, Eighth and F streets NW. 202-633-1000. Free.
Baby in the King Cake and other Mardi Gras mysteries Historian Emily Landau discusses the lively history of Mardi Gras, an amazing global party of food, music and outrageous krewes on parade in celebration of Carnival, Fat Tuesday or Mardi Gras in New Orleans, learn about the symbolism of purple, green and gold and why there is a baby in the king cake. 6:45-8:45 p.m. National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Ave. SW. 202-633-3030. www.smithsonianassociates.org . $42.
Mystery thriller book club A librarian leads a discussion of “Red Sparrow ,” Jason Matthews’s novel about personal courage balanced by faith with heartbreaking choices and monstrous evil. 7 p.m. Northeast Library, 330 Seventh St. NE. 202-698-3320. Free.
Who is Hale Woodruff? Critics and artists discuss the renowned muralist, scholar and community builder in conjunction with the exhibit “Rising Up: Hale Woodruff’s Murals at Talladega College.” 7-9 p.m. National Museum of American History, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202-633-1000. Free.
Zumba at Southwest Instructor Roshaunda Jenkins leads a one-hour fitness and dance class, all fitness levels welcome. 7:30 p.m. Southwest Library, 900 Wesley Pl. SW. 202-724-4752. Free.
“Clownwise” Viktor Taus’s 2013 film drama/comedy about a student who travels with a famous clown and finds a connection with two other artists, in Czech with English subtitles. 8 p.m. Avalon Theatre, 5612 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-966-6000. $11.75, students $9.25, seniors $9, military and age 12 and younger $8.75.
50th Anniversaries of voting rights Archivist Tina Ligon discusses Archives records that document these pivotal events in American history. 2 p.m. National Archives, 700 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202-357-5000. Free.
Georgetown Arts 2015 Opening reception for the Citizens Association of Georgetown annual art show with works by local artists and art talks at 2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Reception. Thursday at 6-9 p.m. House of Sweden, 2900 K St. NW. 202-368-5878. www.cagtown.org. Free.
Visions realized with glass Artist Dan Dailey discusses his 40 years creating glass sculptures and functional art objects: chandeliers, windows and railings. 6 p.m. Textile Museum, 701 21st St. NW. Register: 202-994-7394 or www.museum.gwu.edu/dan-dailey. 202-994-5200. $10.
Ani Cordero concert The New York-based singer-songwriter, guitarist and drummer performs classic love and protest songs. 6 p.m. Kennedy Center, Millennium Stage, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600. Free.
Jazz at the Archives U.S. Air Force Band’s Airmen of Note perform. 7 p.m. National Archives, Constitution Avenue and Seventh Street NW. Free. 202-357-5000.
Belly dance crash course A four-week class, a continuation of the January class, taught by Saffron Dance in a structured, fun and easy-to-follow format. Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. Through March 5. Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, 545 Seventh St. SE. 202-547-6839, promo code “CHAW4.” www.chaw.org . $39.
“The Tempest” Taffety Punk Theatre Company presents Riot Grrrls performing the Shakespeare play. Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Feb. 21 and 28 at 3 p.m. Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, 545 Seventh St. SE. 202-547-6839. $15.
“That Face” Black Theatre Ensemble performs Polly Stenham’s modern day take on the Oedipus myth. 8 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday. Georgetown University, Walsh Black Box Theatre, 37th and O streets NW. 202-687-6933. $5.
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