Thursday, Jan. 21

“Sculpting the Human Figure: The Female Form in Ancient Greek Sculpture” and “The Male Form in Ancient Greek Sculpture” Documentary films by Panos Pappas. 10:30 a.m. National Gallery of Art, West Building, Lecture Hall, Sixth Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202-737-4215. Free.

Memorials of the Reflecting Pool National Park Service Rangers lead walking tours of the Lincoln, Vietnam Veterans, Korean War Veterans and World War II memorials. Daily at 10 a.m., 2 and 6 p.m. Through Feb. 29. Meet at the Hawaii-Alaska Plaque, below the Lincoln Memorial Steps, 23rd Street NW and West Potomac Park. 202-426-6841. Free.

“We the People: Making a More Perfect Union, One Generation at a Time” A 20-minute film celebrating the national ideals of democracy, opportunity and freedom. Thursdays at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 and 2:30 p.m. National Museum of American History, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202-633-1000. Free.

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. Bring a camera. Weekdays except holidays at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Washington National Cathedral, 3101 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-537-2228. www.nationalcathedral.org. $25, age 11 and 12 $21.

Memorials of the Tidal Basin National Park Service rangers lead walking tours of the Martin Luther King Jr., Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Thomas Jefferson memorials. Daily at Noon and 4 p.m. Through Feb. 29. Meet at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, West Potomac Park, between the Lincoln and Jefferson memorials, Independence Avenue SW. 202-426-6841. Free.

America InSight: Tours for blind or low-vision visitors Docent-led tour of the collection with rich verbal description and discussion. 1:30 p.m. Smithsonian American Art Museum, F Street Lobby, Eighth and F streets NW. 202-633-1000. Free.

Baby lap time Babies and their adult companions are introduced to books, songs, rhymes, tickles and bounces for 20 to 30 minutes. Thursdays and Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m. Cleveland Park Library, 3310 Connecticut Ave. NW. clevelandparklibrary@dc.gov. 202-282-3080. Free.

Music for kids Age 5 and younger and an adult companion will be exposed to books, songs, rhymes and fingerplays that introduce them to language skills in a positive and fun environment. Thursdays at 2 p.m. Georgetown Library, 3260 R St. NW. georgetownlibrary@dc.gov. 202-727-0232. Free.

“The Bronze Cartel: Trade Flourishing in the Mediterranean” Franz Leopold Schmelzer’s film. 2:30 p.m. National Gallery of Art, West Building, Sixth Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202-737-4215. Free.

Afterschool lounge Ages 11-19 may sit and chat with friends, play games or just chill in a group study room, game space, lounge or snack area. Thursdays, Mondays and Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m. except holidays., Southwest Library, 900 Wesley Pl. SW. southwestlibrary@dc.gov. 202-724-4752. Free.

After-school workshops AALEAD, an after-school program for middle and high school students, runs workshops on leadership development, educational empowerment and community. Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:30-6 p.m. Northwest One Library, Meeting Room, 155 L St. NW. northwestonelibrary@dc.gov. 202-939-5946. Free.

Chess for kids Master chess instructor guides you from learning the basics to advancing your level of skill. Thursdays at 5 p.m. Cleveland Park Library, 3310 Connecticut Ave. NW. clevelandparklibrary@dc.gov. 202-282-3080. Free.

Take 5! with Alexander Norris Ensemble and sculpture demonstration Musical tribute to trumpeter and composer Booker Little and a live stone-carving demonstration by sculptor John Sonnier. 5-7 p.m. Smithsonian American Art Museum, Kogod Courtyard, Eighth and F streets NW. 202-633-1000. Free.

“Shear Madness” A comedy-mystery set in Georgetown, audience participation helps solve a mock murder. Thursdays and Saturdays at 6 and 9 p.m. Fridays at 5 p.m. Sundays at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesdays-Wednesdays at 8 p.m. Kennedy Center, Theater Lab, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600. $50.

Feeling better through creativity Creative aging specialist Patricia Dubroof discusses how the arts can help us plan with hands-on art making, a short lecture and a tour of IONA’s Gallery, a question-and-answer session follows, sponsored by the National Association of Retired Federal Employees. 6 p.m. Iona Senior Services, 4125 Albemarle St. NW. 202-744-2874. Free.

Johnny Kalsi, Punjabi dhol drummer Performance of energetic arrangements of dhols, bass, drums, guitar and dholak with bhangra dancers and guest singers. 6 p.m. Kennedy Center, Millennium Stage, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600. Free.

Learn to play chess All ages and experiences levels welcome. Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6 p.m. Deanwood Library, 1350 49th St. NE. deanwoodlibrary@dc.gov. 202-698-1175. Free.

Memoir and essay writing club Communications expert Maura Policelli teaches how to share your stories with others. Thursdays at 7 p.m. Tenley-Friendship Library, 4450 Wisconsin Ave. NW. tenleylibrary@dc.gov. 202-727-1488. Free.

“The Sisters Rosensweig” Kasi Campbell directs Wendy Wasserstein’s comedy about three very different sisters, a no-nonsense international banker, a kvelling mother of four and a bohemian world-traveling journalist, who reunite for a 54th birthday celebrations that have unexpected revelations. Thursdays at 7:30 p.m.; Fridays at noon; Saturdays at 3 and 8 p.m.; Sundays at 3 and 7:30 p.m.; Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m.; Jan. 29, Feb. 5 and 19 at 8 p.m. Through Feb. 21. D.C. Jewish Community Center, 1529 16th St. NW. 202-518-9400. www.washingtondcjcc.org. $12-$67.

“Chocolate Covered Ants” A Steven A. Butler Jr. play that explores the complex psyche of the modern American black man. Thursdays-Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 3 and 8 p.m., Sundays 3 p.m. Through Feb. 7. Anacostia Playhouse, 2020 Shannon Pl. SE. 202-714-0646. www.restorationstage.com. $35.

Steve Martin’s “Picasso at the Lapine Agile” Chris Stezin directs the comedian’s play set in a Parisian bar in 1904, where a young Picasso and Einstein are conversing about life, before they become famous. Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 3 p.m., Thursdays at 8 p.m., Fridays at 8 p.m. Through Feb. 13. boxoffice@keegantheatre.com. 703-892-0202. www.keegantheatre.com. $40, $35 seniors, $30 age 25 and younger.

“Sweat” World premiere from the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Kate Whoriskey directs Lynn Nottage’s play about close friends who share everything until layoff rumors shake up the local steel mill, test the fragile but fraying bonds of their community and send shock waves across two generations. 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.; Jan. 27 and Feb. 3 and 9 at noon. Arena Stage, Kreeger Theater, 1101 Sixth St. SW. 202-488-3300 or www.arenastage.org. $40-$90, subject to change and based on availability.

Friday, Jan. 22

Conversation Circles Adults may practice their English and learn about American history and culture through the art of portraiture, program starts promptly at 10 a.m. with an interactive gallery talk led by a Portrait Gallery educator. Fridays from 10 a.m.-noon., National Portrait Gallery, G St. lobby, Eighth and F streets NW. 202-633-1000. Free.

Baby and toddler story time Age 2 and younger, 20-30 minute programs full of books, songs, rhymes and fingerplays, introduce your child to language skills in a positive and fun environment. Fridays at 10 a.m. Watha T. Daniel-Shaw Library, 1630 7th St. NW. wathashawlibrary@dc.gov. 202-727-1288. Free, ticket required.

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 a.m. Tenley-Friendship Library, 4450 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-727-1488. tenleylibrary@dc.gov. 202-727-1488. Free, tickets distributed at the Children's Desk 30 minutes before the program starts.

Toddler story time A 20-30 minute program for ages 18-36 months and a caregiver, books, songs and fun activities designed to help children develop language skills. Fridays at 11:30 a.m. Tenley-Friendship Library, 4450 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-727-1488. Free, get tickets no later than 10 a.m. at Children's Desk.

Bilingual Spanish story time Stories read in Spanish and English. Fridays at 11 a.m. Mount Pleasant Library, 3160 16th St. NW. mtpleasantlibrary@dc.gov. 202-671-3121. Free.

Move, Learn, Create Kelly King teaches how to stretch your creative capacity, feel good and connect with fellow participants, features a variety of dance styles, all experience levels welcome. Fridays from 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U St. NW. 202-483-8600. www.smithcenter.org. $10/class, $25/month.

Preschool story time Age 3-5 and an adult companion will explore stories and activities to encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning in a 30-40 minute session that is designed to promote language and listening skills, expand children’s imaginations and arouse their curiosity about the world around them. Fridays at 11 a.m. Southeast Library, 403 Seventh St. SE. southeastlibrary@dc.gov. 202-698-3377. Free tickets distributed 30 minutes before each story time.

Toddler story time Ages 18-36 months and a caregiver will be treated to books, songs and fun activities designed to develop your child’s language skills in these 20-30 minute programs. Fridays at 11:30 a.m. Tenley-Friendship Library, 4450 Wisconsin Ave. NW. tenleylibrary@dc.gov. 202-727-1488. Free.

Lunchtime conservatory tour Guided tour of a jungle, desert and tropical paradise atmosphere with a guide who may show you bananas, cacao and coffee ripening on a tree or tell you about the next big breakthrough in medical plant research. Fridays, Mondays and Wednesdays at noon. Through Feb. 5. U.S. Botanic Garden, Conservatory Garden Court, 100 Maryland Ave. SW. 202-225-8333. www.usbg.gov. Free.

Arts@Midday Washington Revels’ Gallery Choir celebrates love and the coming of spring with a concert of songs, a tapestry of musical styles from Renaissance madrigals and part-songs. 12:15-1 p.m. St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, 3001 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-363-8286. www.stalbansdc.org. Free.

Art + coffee Guided tour and free tea or coffee. Fridays-Sundays from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center, Eighth and F streets NW. 202-633-1000. Free.

Open studio Fridays Experiment with a different art material each week or explore the museum with a Portrait Discovery Kit. Fridays from 1-6 p.m.National Portrait Gallery, Education Center, Eighth and F streets NW. 202-633-1000. Free.

Chamber music concert Members of the National Symphony Orchestra perform. 6 p.m. Kennedy Center, Millennium Stage, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600. Free.

“Generations: Poland” Company E’s program features three generations of Polish choreography including the second movement of Nirenska’s “Holocaust Tetralogy” and the U.S. premiere of Lidia Wos’s “Who Let the Dogs Out” and the world premiere of Paul Emerson’s “Air,” rearranged for the Washington Performing Arts Children of the Gospel Choir. The Pola Nirenska Dance Awards will be presented on the second evening. Friday-Saturday 7 p.m. Kennedy Center, Terrace Theater, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600. www.kennedy-center.org. $25-$35.

“The Man Who Would Be Second” Filmmaker Segundo de Chomón’s interviews, reenactments, documents, archival clips and his first-person storytelling examining the complex conundrum that is his legacy within the history of art. 7 p.m. American University, McKinley Building, Malsi Doyle and Michael Forman Theater, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 202-737-4515. Free.

“The Glass Menagerie” Mark Ramont directs Tennessee Williams’s breakout drama about a family whose Southern matriarch constantly frets over her two live-in adult children, an emotional and enduring family drama for age 12 and older. Fridays at 7:30 p.m.; Saturdays at 2 and 7:30 p.m.; some Sundays at 2 and/or 7:30 p.m.; Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m.; Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. except. Jan. 27; Thursdays at 7:30 p.m.; Feb. 4, 11 and 18 at 11 a.m. Through Feb. 21. Ford’s Theatre, 511 10th St. NW. 202-347-4833. $17-$64.

Friday ARTnights: Crafts and Craft Beer Teaching artist Cherie Lester leads an evening of crafting, community and craft beer while you work on projects that allow you to unwind, engage your creativity and enjoy artful conversations with friends, no experience necessary. 7-9 p.m. Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, 545 Seventh St. SE. 202-547-6839. Register: www.chaw.org. $35 per session.

Lecture William H. Velander, College of Engineering, University of Nebraska, discusses genetically engineered livestock, bringing 21st century medicines to the developing world, sponsored by the Philosophical Society of Washington. 8 p.m. Cosmos Club, John Wesley Powell Auditorium, 2170 Florida Ave. NW. 703-370-5282. Free.

“The Wonder of Will: Early and New Music Celebrating Shakespeare” Folger Consort presents a collaborative program featuring the twelve stellar English voices of Stile Antico, songs and dances from Shakespeare and music for his greatest patron King James I, with music by contemporaries William Byrd and John Dowland, including the Lachrimae for five viols and lute joining in period anthems, with Stile Antico performing a setting of texts from Henry IV by contemporary classical music composer Nico Muhly. Friday-Saturday at 8 p.m.Washington National Cathedral, 3101 Wisconsin Ave. NW. Folger box office: 202-544-7077 or www.folger.edu/consort. $30-$60.

Saturday, Jan. 23

Lincoln and his pastor Lincoln scholars John O’Brien and Elizabeth Smith Brownstein discuss the president’s relationship with his pastor and a performance of the music from which the president derived inspiration. 10 a.m.-noon, New York Avenue Presbyterian Church, 1313 New York Ave. NW. 202-393-3700. www.LincolnGroup.org. Free.

Building tour: American Society of Interior Designers offices Representatives from Perkins+Will lead a tour of the 8,700 square foot office, which is also being designed to achieve LEED Platinum status. 10 a.m.-noon. National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. 202-272-2448. $35.

Saturday morning yoga Carol and Marjorie lead stress-free yoga, wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat. Saturdays at 10 a.m. Dorothy I. Height/Benning Library, 3935 Benning Rd. NE. benninglibrary@dc.gov. 202-281-2583. Free.

Yoga in Mount Pleasant Carol and Marjorie lead relaxing, stress-free yoga, all experience levels welcome, wear comfortable clothing, bring water and a yoga mat. Saturdays at 10 a.m. Mount Pleasant Library, 3160 16th St. NW. mtpleasantlibrary@dc.gov. 202-671-3121. Free.

Family story time Session packed with books and activities for all ages, promotes language and literacy skills, nurtures the love of reading and learning. Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. Tenley-Friendship Library, 4450 Wisconsin Ave. NW. tenleylibrary@dc.gov. 202-727-1488. Free.

Family story time All ages welcome to use these 30-40 minute sessions to improve language and literacy skills, participation of grownups is encouraged. Every other Saturday at 10:30 a.m. Cleveland Park Library, 3310 Connecticut Ave. NW. clevelandparklibrary@dc.gov. 202-282-3080. Free.

Family story time All ages welcome to use these 30-40 minute sessions to improve language and literacy skills, participation of grownups is encouraged. Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. Petworth Library, 4200 Kansas Ave. NW. petworthlibrary@dc.gov. 202-243-1188. Free.

Trading card meet-up Show trading card prowess, swap with opponents and others, games open to adults and teens, tournaments twice a year. Saturdays at noon., Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, Lower Level Gallery A-6, 901 G St. NW. mlkjrlibrary@dc.gov. 202-727-0321. Free.

Yoga at Northwest One Beginner and intermediate levels, wear comfortable clothing, mats and blocks provided. Saturdays from noon-1:30p, Northwest One Library, 155 L St. NW. northwestonelibrary@dc.gov. 202-939-5946. Free.

Mapping joy: Journaling workshop A method of tracking your days by journaling and practicing guided imagery to identify meaningful priorities and create non-linear calendars. 1-5 p.m. Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U St. NW. 202-483-8600. smithcenter.org. $20.

Portrait story days: Anna May Wong Listen to a story about the internationally recognized actress and complete a hands-on art project. Saturday from 1-4 p.m. and Sunday from 2-5 p.m. National Portrait Gallery, Eighth and F streets NW. 202-633-1000.

Jafar Panahi’s “Taxi” Part of the 20th annual Iranian Film Festival, shown with subtitles. 2 p.m. National Gallery of Art, East Building, Auditorium, Fourth Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202-737-4215. Free.

Poets Unite! Poets respond to “One Life: Dolores Huerta,” featured poets include Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera, Arlene Biala and Diana García. 2 p.m. National Portrait Gallery, McEvoy Auditorium, Eighth and F streets NW. 202-633-1000. Free.

Art opening: “12 x 12: Critters” View juried works by artist members of the Capitol Hill Art League, exhibit runs through Feb. 27. 5-7 p.m.Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, 545 Seventh St. SE. 202-547-6839 or www.chaw.org. Free.

Ramzailech concert The Tel Aviv-based band performs a blend of ancient roots and traditions of Klezmer with a new, raw rock sound. 6 p.m. Kennedy Center, Millennium Stage, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600. Free.

Dance performance In honor of the awarding of the Pola Nirenska Memorial Award for Lifetime Achievement in Dance, view a performance of Nirenska’s “Dirge,” restaged by Company E. 7 p.m. Kennedy Center, Terrace Theater, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600.

Dance concert Tzveta Kassabova performs a dynamic program of critically acclaimed works. Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 4 p.m. Dance Place, 3225 Eighth St. NE. 202-269-1600. www.danceplace.org. $15-$30.

Sunday, Jan. 24

“Work Which Remains Hidden” Film documentation of the restoration work of the Classical bronze statue “The Praying Boy,” cast about 300 B.C., found near the city walls of Rhodes in 1503. 11:30 a.m. National Gallery of Art, West Building, Lecture Hall, Sixth Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202-737-4215. Free.

Make your own Solar System Age 6 and older may use the center’s construction paper, glue and crayons to create the system and learn how to make flat surfaces look round using shading, a planetarium program follows. Noon, Rock Creek Park Nature Center, 5200 Glover Rd. NW. 202-895-6070. Free.

Portraits in design: Philip Johnson Author and architect Christian Bjone discusses his book “Philip Johnson and His Mischief: Appropriation in Art and Architecture,” about the singular taste-maker who influenced art, architecture and design during the second half of the 20th century and consistently dealt with the concept of appropriation and used it as a design strategy from the very beginning of his illustrious career. 1-2:30 p.m. Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U St. NW. 202-272-2448. www.nbm.org. $20.

Who Was Peter L’Enfant? A National Park Service ranger discusses the designer of the Mall. 1-1:30 p.m. Freedom Plaza, Pennsylvania Avenue between 12th and 14th streets NW. Jan Buerger 202-497-1397. Free.

“The World’s First Computer: The Antikythera Mechanism” Film, a scientific detective story set against the extraordinary background of ancient Greece, where a modern research team uncovers a fascinating trail of clues that leads to startling conclusions, the first-ever major underwater archaeology, cargo from a wreck found near the rocky island of Antikythera, a mechanical computer that was actually built in ancient Greece, bringing to light innovations of the ancient Greeks and rewriting the history of technology. 1:30 p.m. National Gallery of Art, West Building, Lecture Hall, Sixth Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202-737-4215. Free.

Sunday yoga at the library Certified instructor from Aparna leads beginners in soothing Hatha yoga and meditation, for age 18 and older, bring a mat or towel. Sundays at 1:30 p.m. Watha T. Daniel-Shaw Library, 1630 Seventh St. NW. 202-727-1288. Free.

U.S. Marine Band and Marine Chamber Orchestra concert A performance of works by Camille Saint-Saëns, Eric Ewazen and Chick Corea. 2 p.m. Marine Barracks Annex, John Philip Sousa Band Hall, Seventh and L streets SE. 202-433-4011. Free.

Unabridged and Incomplete: Series and sequences in contemporary art, lecture by Susan Tallman, adjunct associate professor of art history, theory and criticism at School of the Art Institute of Chicago and editor in chief of Art in Print, on the essential role of prints and printmaking in the rise of conceptual and physical complexity. 2 p.m. National Gallery of Art, East Building, Auditorium, Fourth Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202-737-4215. Free.

“Family Mess” Spinoff of the long running play “Church Mess,” a blend of comedy, drama and gospel singing featuring Chad Lawson Cooper and Alicia Robinson Cooper. 3 p.m. THEARC, 1901 Mississippi Ave. SE. 202-889-5901. www.thechadcoopercompany.com. $37.50.

D.C. Boys Choir concert Program of songs honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 3 p.m. Arts Club of Washington, 2017 I St. NW. 202-331-7282, Ext. 3. $20, includes reception, register by Tuesday.

Shaw knitting and crocheting circle Sundays at 3 p.m. Watha T. Daniel-Shaw Library, 1630 7th St. NW. 202-727-1288. www.dclibrary.org/watha. Free.

U.S. Army String Quartet concert Performance of works by Beethoven, Elliot Carter, Charles Ives and George Gershwin. 3 p.m. Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church, 3401 Nebraska Ave. NW. 202-363-4900. Free.

“A Third Life for Messene” Athanassia Drakopoulou’s 2009 film documentation of the excavation and reemergence of ancient Messene’s fortification walls, theater, stadium, temples, private residences and funerary monuments. 3:30 p.m. National Gallery of Art, Ground Floor Lecture Hall, Sixth Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202-737-4215. Free.

Aspen String Trio concert A performance of works by J.S. Bach’s Goldberg Variations. 3:30 p.m. National Gallery of Art, West Garden Court, Seventh Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202-842-6941. Free.

“Chevalier” Athina Rachel Tsangari’s 2015 film that delves into a shadowy male world of rivalry and aggression, shown with English subtitles. 4 p.m. National Gallery of Art, East Building, Auditorium, Fourth Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202-737-4215. Free.

Young adult cancer meet-up and support group Light dinner served, facilitated group session. 5-6:30 p.m. Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U St. NW. 202-483-8600. smithcenter.org. Free.

What Makes It Great? With Rob Kapilow Musicians from the Curtis Institute of Music perform Beethoven’s String Quartet No. 1 in F Major, Op. 18 in this program that includes Kapilow explaining the arrangement and a question-and-answer session follows with the musicians. 6 p.m. Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW. 202-785-9727. $20.

Howard Gospel Choir of Howard University Reginald Golden directs the ensemble of students, alumni and community members. 6 p.m. Kennedy Center, Millennium Stage, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600. Free.

Cathedral sings! Music for kings and queens Music Director J. Reilly Lewis leads the Cathedral Choral Society and a congregation of singers of all abilities in a reading of works by Handel and Mozart, organist Todd Fickley provides organ accompaniment, musical scores provided. 7:30 p.m. Washington National Cathedral, 3101 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-537-2228. www.nationalcathedral.org. Ticket and score rental, $10.

Monday, Jan. 25

Therapeutic yoga classes Beth Lawrence and Alaina Sadick teach various yoga postures and techniquest in progressive relaxation, breathing practices and meditation to reduce stress and balance the mind, body and spirit, all experience levels welcome. Monday 10:30-11:45 a.m. Wednesday 6-7:15 p.m. Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U St. NW. 202-483-8600. smithcenter.org. $10/class, $25/month.

Awareness through movement Approach to fitness for those with injuries or in chronic pain, simple floor exercises with profound effects on posture, breathing and movement capabilities. 12:15 p.m. Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U St. NW. 202-483-8600. www.smithcenter.org. $10/class, $25 per month.

Fun and games Mondays Age 7 and older will work in teams to learn or create new games. Mondays at 4 p.m. except holidays, Petworth Library, 4200 Kansas Ave. NW. petworthlibrary@dc.gov. 202-243-1188. Free.

Hazard-proof senior residences Stephen Hage of Strategies for Independent Living discusses his specialty, design and construction for people with disabilities and for seniors aging in place. Wheelchair accessible. 3:30-5 p.m. Hamilton House apartments, lower floor meeting room, 1255 New Hampshire Ave. NW. Register: Linda Harsh, 202-234-2567, or lindajkh@mac.com. $10.

Reader’s theatre For readers in grades 2-4, bring stories to life by reading aloud from scripts created from children’s books, parent participation is welcome and encouraged. Mondays except holidays at 4 p.m. Mount Pleasant Library, 3160 16th St. NW. mtpleasantlibrary@dc.gov. 202-671-3121. Free.

After-school workshops AALEAD, an after-school program for middle and high school students runs workshops on leadership development, educational empowerment and community. Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:30-6 p.m. Mount Pleasant Library, Large Meeting Room, 3160 16th St. NW. mtpleasantlibrary@dc.gov. 202-671-3121. Free.

John Kander and Fred Ebb music and lyrics Catholic University of America students perform the works of the Broadway composer and lyricist, including “Chicago,” “Cabaret,” “Curtains” and others. 6 p.m. Kennedy Center, Millennium Stage, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600. Free.

Speaking English Practice your conversational skills, advanced beginner level for those who can read, write and carry on conversations in English. Mondays and Wednesdays at 6 p.m. except holidays, Mount Pleasant Library, 3160 16th St. NW. mtpleasantlibrary@dc.gov. 202-671-3121. Free.

Rescue your resume Hour-long talk from the Lynda.com database focused on making the most of your resume, concludes with reviewing and improving individual resumes. Monday and Jan. 25 at 7 p.m. Southeast Library, 403 Seventh St. SE. southeastlibrary@dc.gov. 202-698-3377. Free.

Zumba Instructor Roshaunda Jenkins leads a one-hour fitness and dance workout, all experience levels welcome. Mondays at 7 p.m. Southwest Library, 900 Wesley Pl. SW. 202-724-4752. southwestlibrary@dc.gov. Free.

Tuesday, Jan. 26

Yoga for seniors Robin or Sarah teach a program especially for age 55 and older. Tuesdays at 10 a.m. Georgetown Library, 3260 R St. NW. geoyogarsvp@gmail.com. 202-727-0232. Free, registration required.

Seedlings Ages 6-10, accompanied by an adult, Lee Coykendall, a children’s education specialist, discusses how amazing plants are as the children participate in a mix of hands-on investigations, planting projects and science-based activities. Tuesdays from 10:30 a.m.-noon., U.S. Botanic Garden, Conservatory Garden Court, 100 Maryland Ave. SW. 202-225-8333. www.usbg.gov. Free, registration required.

January Om Yoga Lunch hour classes led by Margaret, introductory level viniyasa, or flow, practiced. 11:30 a.m. Georgetown Library, 3260 R St. NW. georgetownlibrary@dc.gov. 202-727-0232. Free.

Chair yoga classes Gently adapted for safe performance seated in 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/class, $25/month.

Classical piano concert Tzu-yi Chen, recent runner-up at the seventh Liszt-Garrison International Piano Competition and prizewinner for the Best Liszt Interpretation Award, performs works by Tchaikovsky, Liszt and Debussy. 12:10 p.m. Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW. 202-347-2635, Ext. 20. $10.

Afternoon tour of the garden Visit a jungle, desert and tropical paradise, travel back to the Jurassic period or tour with a guide who will connect the exotic plant world to everyday life, look at bananas, cacao and coffee ripening on the tree or learn about the next big breakthrough in medical plant research. Tuesdays at 2 p.m. U.S. Botanic Garden, Conservatory Garden Court, 100 Maryland Ave. SW. 202-225-8333. www.usbg.gov . 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, Eighth and F streets NW. 202-633-1000. Free.

People displaced by war Theologian and human-rights scholar David Hollenbach discusses humanitarian crises and the responsibilities of nations and organizations to assist people displaced by war, and proposes ethical responsibilities for protecting people in the midst of humanitarian crises. He also makes suggestions for preventing such crises. 3 p.m. Library of Congress, Jefferson Building, Room 119, 10 First St. SE. 202-707-0213. Free.

BARS creative workshop For youth who enjoy rapping and writing spoken word poems, meets weekly, culminates with a special performance on June 21. Tuesdays at 4 p.m. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW. mlkjrlibrary@dc.gov. 202-727-0321. Free.

Chess club for kids and teens Learn the game plus strategy and good sportsmanship. Tuesdays at 4 p.m. Parklands-Turner Library, 1547 Alabama Ave. SE. parklandsturnerlibrary@dc.gov. 202-645-4532. Free.

Steven Lutvak concert The composer and co-lyricist of “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder,” performs some of the music from the show currently in the Eisenhower Theater through Jan. 30. 6 p.m. Kennedy Center, Millennium Stage, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600. Free.

Classical music concert Cellist Edgar Moreau performs a program of music by J.S. Bach, Franck, Schnittke and Chopin with pianist Jessica Osborne. 7 p.m. Kennedy Center, Terrace Theater, 2700 F St. NW. 202-331-0405. www.yca.org/tickets. $35.

Upper northwest knitters Learn to knit or crochet, supplies are free. Tuesdays from 7-9 p.m. Tenley-Friendship Library, 4450 Wisconsin Ave. NW. tenleylibrary@dc.gov. 202-727-1488. Free.

Yoga for adults and teens Instructor Mary Koehler teaches all fitness levels, bring a mat or borrow one from the library. Tuesdays at 7 p.m. Southwest Library, 900 Wesley Pl. SW. southwestlibrary@dc.gov. 202-724-4752. Free.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream William Shakespeare’s magical comedy, directed by Aaron Posner, starring Caroline Clay, Eric Hissom, Holly Twyford as Bottom and Erin Weaver as Puck. Pay-What-You-Can Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. (one ticket per person at 5 p.m.). Regular shows, Tuesdays-Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. Fridays at 8 p.m. Saturdays at 2 and 8 p.m. Sundays, Folger Shakespeare Library, 201 East Capitol St. SE. 202-544-7077. www.folger.edu. $35-$75 with discounts available to seniors, students, educators, groups, and military.

Wednesday, Jan. 27

“Succotash Tales” with Diane Macklin Ages 5-10, master storyteller uses her captivating voice and dancing hands as she draws inspiration from the heritage of West African storytelling and celebrates the richness of traditions and folklore. Wednesday and Jan. 28 at 10:15 and 11:30 a.m. S. Dillon Ripley Center, Discovery Theater, 1100 Jefferson Dr. SW. 202-633-3030. $8, ages 2-16 $6, 1 and younger $3.

“Thieves of State: Why Corruption Threatens Global Security” Author Sarah Chayes discusses her book about how government’s oldest problem is its greatest threat. Reception at 11:30 a.m., lunch at 12:15 p.m. Talk at 1 p.m. Whittemore House, 1526 New Hampshire Ave. NW. 202-232-7363. Register at democraticwoman.org. Talk $10, talk and lunch $30.

“First Entrepreneur: How George Washington Built His - and the Nation’s - Prosperity” Author Edward G. Lengel discusses his book about this self-educated man who built the Mount Vernon estate into a vast multi-layered enterprise, prudently managed meager resources to win the Revolutionary War and helped establish the national economy on a solid footing. Noon, National Archives, William G. McGowan Theater, Constitution Avenue and Seventh Street NW. 202-357-5000. Free.

Gallery talk Deborah Gaston discusses highlights from “Pathmakers: Women in Art, Craft, and Design, Midcentury and Today.” Noon-12:30 p.m. National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1250 New York Ave. NW. 202-783-5000. www.nmwa.org. Free.

Lunder behind the scenes Learn how museum conservators use science, art history and skilled hands to preserve museum objects. Wednesdays at 3 p.m. Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center, Eighth and F streets NW. 202-633-1000. 202-633-7970. americanart.si.edu. Free.

BARS workshop For youth who enjoy rapping and writing spoken word poems, write new songs to original beats and poems to record and perform. Wednesdays at 4:30 p.m. Watha T. Daniel-Shaw Library, 1630 7th St. NW. wathashawlibrary@dc.gov. 202-727-1288. www.dclibrary.org/watha. Free.

Chamber music concert NSO Youth Fellows perform works by Cheetham, Borodin, Beethoven, Rossini and others. 6 p.m. Kennedy Center, Millennium Stage, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600. Free.

Chess Club Learn how to play or how to improve your skills, all ages welcome. Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. Francis A. Gregory Library, 3660 Alabama Ave. SE. 202-698-6373. francisgregorylibrary@dc.gov. Free.

Fresh talk Designer Gabriel Maher and design critic Alice Rawsthorn explore the role of gender identity in design. 7-9:30 p.m. National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1250 New York Ave. NW. 202-783-5000. Reservations: www.nmwa.org/content/fresh-talk. $25.

Vocalist Alison Crockett Quintessential new jazz/progressive soul singer performs. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital, 921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. Tickets: www.hillcenterdc.org. 202-549-4172. $20, in advance $15.

Thursday, Jan. 28

Supreme Court critical issues Nan Aron, president of Alliance for Justice, moderates a panel discussion. Reception at 11:30 a.m. lunch at 12:15 p.m. talk at 1 p.m. Whittemore House, 1526 New Hampshire Ave. NW. 202-232-7363. Register: http://democraticwoman.org. Talk $10, talk and lunch $30.

“The Road to Yorktown: Jefferson, Lafayette and the British Invasion of Virginia” Historian and author discusses his book about the 1781 Virginia campaign between Lord Cornwallis and the marquis de Lafayette that led to the Siege of Yorktown, and the role Thomas Jefferson played in supporting Virginia’s defense against the British forces. 6 p.m. Anderson House, 2118 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 202-785-2040. www.societyofthecincinnati.org. Free.

Chamber music concert NSO Youth Fellows perform works by Schubert, Beethoven and others. 6 p.m. Kennedy Center, Millennium Stage, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600. Free.

Breast cancer advances Anne Favret discusses developments in research, treatment and quality of life issues from the American Association for Cancer Research San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, a question-and-answer session follows. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U St. NW. 202-483-8600. smithcenter.org. Free.

U.S. Air Force Band concert The Air Force Strings performs works by American composers. 7 p.m. National Archives, William G. McGowan Theater, Constitution Avenue and Seventh Street NW. 202-357-5000. Free.

Pluto’s amazing story In July 2015, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft flew past Pluto after a 9 1/2-year-flight. But this historic encounter has really been 85 years in the making, since 24-year-old Clyde Tombaugh discovered this enigmatic body at the edge of our planetary system. Today we realize that Pluto is just one of thousands of objects in the Kuiper Belt that lies beyond Neptune, even though initially it was believed to be a solitary body perhaps as massive as Earth. 6:45p-8:45 p.m. S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Dr. SW. 202-633-3030. www.smithsonianassociates.org. $45.

— Compiled by Gerri Marmer

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