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.
Therapeutic yoga classes Kiersten Gallagher leads a class to reduce stress and balance the mind, body and spirit using gentle postures, progressive relaxation, breathing practices and meditation. Thursdays and Mondays at 10:30 a.m. Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U St. NW. 202-483-8600. $25 per month.
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 lavishly illustrated book for ages 4 to 8. Thursdays and Fridays at 11 a.m.; Saturdays at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Through Feb. 7. National Air and Space Museum, Flights of Fancy, Sixth Street and Independence Avenue SW. 202-633-1000. Free.
Cooking demonstration: Winter salads Gardening and cooking writer Adrienne Cook and nutritionist Danielle Cook introduce new ways to use raw fruits and vegetables to boost a diet and add flavor and texture to a sometimes bland season. Noon and 12:45 p.m. U.S. Botanic Garden, Conservatory Garden Court, 100 Maryland Ave. SW. 202-225-8333. 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 For ages 11 to 19, group study facilities and space for board and card games, conversation, snacks, crafts, trivia, tournaments, video games and other activities on a rotating basis. Mondays, Wednesdays and 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 only you can design. All materials provided; storage space for projects is available, and snacks are served. Most Thursdays at 3:30 p.m. Georgetown Library, 3260 R St. NW. 202-727-0232. Free.
Teen tutor For 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 A master chess instructor teaches the game and winning strategies. Thursdays at 5 p.m. Cleveland Park Library, 3310 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-282-3080. Free.
Teen Wii game night Competitions with peers using board games, Wii and PS2. Thursdays at 5 p.m. Lamond-Riggs Library, 5401 South Dakota Ave. NE. 202-541-6255. Free.
Mail Merge in Microsoft Word D.P. Grogan teaches the basics. Learn to mail merge letters, envelopes and labels; create address lists; insert graphics; and save documents to a flash drive. 5:30 p.m. Martin Luther King Jr. Library, Computer Lab, 901 G St. NW. 202-727-0321. Free.
Wii dance-off A friendly competition for ages 13 to 19. Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. William O. Lockridge-Bellevue Library, 115 Atlantic St. SW. 202-243-1185. Free.
Orwellian America: Accessing government information online Learn about the value of government transparency, accessing government information online, and the Sunlight Foundation’s belief that an informed and engaged citizenry must have the means and the knowledge to access online government information. 6 p.m. West End Interim Library, 2522 Virginia Ave. NW. 202-724-8698. Free.
National Symphony Orchestra Youth Fellows A performance of chamber works. 6 p.m. Kennedy Center, Millennium Stage, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600. Free.
Untold Stories with Naomi Nim A workshop to melt away frustration and free often unused channels for communication. 6-7:30 p.m. Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U St. NW. 202-483-8600. $10.
“Knitty” by nature Do what Ryan Gosling and Julia Roberts reportedly enjoy: knitting; learn basic techniques or bring your own project. 6:30 p.m. Deanwood Library, 1350 49th St. NE. 202-698-1175. Free.
“The Machine Which Makes Everything Disappear” Tinatin Gurchiani’s 2012 film about a film director who organizes a casting call for 15- to 23-year-olds, resulting in the formation of the basis for a revealing portrait of Georgian (Russian) society; in Georgian with English subtitles. 6:30 p.m. Goethe-Institut, 812 Seventh St. NW. Reservations: www.goetheinstitutwashington.eventbrite.com. 202-289-1200. Free.
Orwellian America: “United States of Secrets” A screening of Part 1 of the Frontline documentary. 6:30 p.m. Petworth Library, 4200 Kansas Ave. NW. 202-243-1188. Free.
“The Machine Which Makes Everything Disappear” Tinatin Gurchiani’s 2012 film about a film director who organizes a casting call for 15- to 23-year-olds, resulting in the formation of the basis for a revealing portrait of Georgian (Russian) society, in Georgian with English subtitles. 6:30 p.m. Goethe-Institut, 812 Seventh St. NW. Reservations: www.goetheinstitutwashington.eventbrite.com. 202-289-1200. Free.
Art of stamp design Ethel Kessler, designer for the now-iconic Breast Cancer Research fundraising stamp that has raised nearly $79 million, discusses her experience in the specialized world of stamp design. 6:45-8:45 p.m. National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Ave. SW. 202-633-3030. $42.
NSO concert Christoph Eschenbach leads violinist Arabella Steinbacher and the orchestra in Tchaikovsky’s “Fantasy and Fate.” Thursday at 7 p.m.; Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. Kennedy Center, Concert Hall, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600. $10-$85.
“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. Previews, Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Friday at 8 p.m.; Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m.; and Sunday at 2 and 7 p.m. Regular shows, Tuesdays through Thursdays at 7:30 p.m.; Fridays at 8 p.m.; Saturdays at 2 and 8 p.m.; and Sundays at 2 and 7 p.m. Through March 8. Folger Shakespeare Library, 201 East Capitol St. SE. 202-544-7077. Previews $30-$40. Regular shows $40-$75.
MailChimp 101: E-mail campaigns Learn about an electronic newsletter for marketing purposes and e-mail campaign etiquette. 7:30 p.m. Martin Luther King Jr. Library, 901 G St. NW. 202-727-0321. Free.
“Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery” Amanda Dehnert directs Ken Ludwig’s play and world premiere adaptation of the Arthur Conan Doyle tale of murder, intrigue and a wild hound, starring Gregory Wooddell, Lucas Hall, Stanley Bahorek, Michael Glenn and Jane Pfitsch. 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 or www.arenastage.org. $45-$90, subject to change and based on availability, some discounts available.
“The Widow Lincoln” James Still’s play, set in the White House during the post-assassination period, follows the first lady who sparked a controversy as she mourned her husband’s death. Thursdays and Fridays at 7:30 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays at 2 and 7:30 p.m.; and Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m., next Thursday at noon, no performance Monday or Feb. 8 and 15. Through Feb. 21. Ford’s Theatre, 511 10th St. NW. 202-347-4833. $15-$62; discounts for groups, seniors, military members and people age 34 and younger.
“Choir Boy” Kent Gash directs Tarell Alvin McCraney’s music-filled play about an ambitious and talented prep school student who must choose between his masculine identity and what he is willing to fight for and speak his truth. Thursdays-Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 2 and 8 p.m., Sundays at 2 and 7 p.m., Tuesdays-Wednesdays at 8 p.m. Through Feb. 22. Studio Theatre, Metheny Stage, 1501 14th St. NW. 202-332-3300. www.studiotheatre.org. $20-$72.
“Led Zeppelin Played Here” Jeff Krulik’s 2014 film about the 1969 landing on the moon is also a Mid-Atlantic version of what was happening nationwide as the rock-concert industry took shape. It features interviews with rock writers, musicians, fans and several who claim they were witnessing history that night. 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.
“Shear Madness” A comedy-mystery set in Georgetown, with audience participation to help solve a mock murder. Thursdays and Fridays at 8 p.m.; Saturdays at 6 and 9 p.m.; Sundays at 3 and 7 p.m.; and Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 8 p.m. Kennedy Center, Family Theater, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600. $50.
Seniors line dancing For age 50 and older. Fridays at 10 a.m. Woodridge Interim Library, 1790 Douglas St. NE. 202-541-6226. Free.
“Bessie and Bill — Black Wings in Flight” For ages 6 to 10, about two spunky pioneers of the air: daredevil Bessie Coleman, the first licensed African American female pilot, and Bill Powell, pilot and trainer of the Tuskegee Airmen of World War II. 10:15 and 11:30 a.m. Discovery Theater at S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Dr. SW. 202-633-8700. $8; ages 2 to 16 $6; 1 and younger $3.
Ancient wisdom and modern medicine The New York Botanical Garden’s Michael J. Balick discusses the biological diversity of tropical forests, the study of plants used in traditional healing by indigenous cultures and the science of ethnomedicine. Noon. U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW. 202-225-8333. Free, registration required.
Friday Morning Music Club recital Members perform works by Max Bruch, Amy Beach and Cecile Chaminade. Noon. Calvary Baptist Church, 755 Eighth St. NW. 202-333-2075. Free.
“To Tell the Truth: Working for Change” Cal Skaggs’s 2013 two-part history about documentary film in the United States and United Kingdom. Noon. National Archives, Constitution Avenue and Seventh Street NW. 202-357-5000. Free.
Secrets of the Washington Monument grounds A National Park Service ranger leads a walking tour of the soaring tribute to George Washington. 2-4 p.m. Refreshment Stand-Paddle Boat Parking Lot, Independence Ave. SW. Michael Kelly, 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.
Chamber music concert National Symphony Orchestra Youth Fellows perform. 6 p.m. Kennedy Center, Millennium Stage, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600. Free.
“Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo” Stan Firstenberg’s 1984 film that captures the ’80s underground break-dance phenomenon. 7 p.m. Library of Congress, Madison Building, Mary Pickford Theater, 101 Independence Ave. SE. Free. 202-707-5502.
Memorials of the Mall by night A National Park Service ranger leads a walking tour of America’s front yard. Fridays and Saturdays from 7-9 p.m. National World War II Memorial, Ranger Station, 17th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202-426-6841. Free.
An Evening with Company E Performance of “Long Road Home,” with eclectic choreography from around the world and in celebration of the company’s mission of embracing works of up-and-coming choreographers. Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Kennedy Center, Terrace Theater, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600. $35.
Zap Mama and Antibalas The Afro-pop vocal group and Afrobeat band perform together for the first time. 8 p.m. George Washington University, Lisner Auditorium, 730 21st St. NW. 202-994-6800. $30-$50; discounts available for seniors and military members.
“Selma” Ava DuVernay’s film about the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s leadership on his dangerous campaign to obtain equal voting rights in the face of violent opposition. Call theatre for showtimes. Through Thursday. Avalon Theatre, 5612 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-966-6000. www.theavalon.org. $11.75; students, $9.25; seniors, $9; military and age 12 and younger, $8.75.
“Leviathan” Andrey Zvyagintsev’s film, a modern retelling of the story of Job set in contemporary Russia — a life situation that could have dire consequences; in Russian with English subtitles. Call theatre for showtimes. Avalon Theatre, 5612 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-966-6000. $11.75; students $9.25; seniors $9; military and age 12 and younger, $8.75.
Construction junction A weekly playtime 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 or 202-715-7708. Free.
Family matinee D.C.-based singer-songwriter Marsha Goodman-Wood performs her original melodies mixed with doses of science, positive social messages and questions about why we cannot dance on Jupiter and why sheep never wear shoes. 10 a.m. Avalon Theatre, 5612 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-966-6000. $7.
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.
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.
Ten tips for tighter buns Carlo Balistrieri of the Preservation for the Garden Conservancy discusses practical advice for growing cushion plants and shares his enthusiasm for hands-on gardening and experience helping plants survive under challenging conditions. 10:30 a.m. U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW. 202-225-8333. Free; reservations required.
Library of Congress lecture Stephen Yusko, acting head of acquisitions and processing in the library’s music division, and music specialist David H. Plylar discuss “Mano a mano y mano a mano: Exploring the Library’s Treasures for Piano Duet.” 11 a.m. Library of Congress, Jefferson Building Studio, 10 First St. SE. 202-707-5502. Free.
“Mockingbird ” For age 10 and older, adapted from the 2010 National Book Award–winning novel, a vibrant and moving world-premiere play that tells the story of Caitlin, a young girl on the autism spectrum who used to rely on her older brother until he left her to navigate school. Saturday at 11 a.m., 1:30 and 5 p.m.; Sunday at 1:30 and 4 p.m. Kennedy Center, Family Theater, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600. $20.
Carillon recital Carillonneur Edward M. Nassor performs Preludio No. 4 in C by Flemish composer Mathias van den Gheyn. Saturdays at 12:30 p.m. Washington National Cathedral, Bishop’s Garden area, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. 202-537-6200. Free.
“Sleepy Hollow”: Ballet and American Art A collaboration of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Washington Ballet and artistic director Septime Webre. Learn how paintings from the museum’s collection inspired sets and costumes for Webre’s original production. Dancers perform never-before-seen excerpts from the upcoming world premiere of the full-length ballet. 1-4 p.m. Smithsonian American Art Museum, Eighth and F streets NW. 202-633-1000. Free.
“King: Pilgrimage to the Mountaintop” book discussion A discussion of Harvard Sitkoff’s biography that reveals a relevant and radical leader and captures his successes and failures. 1:15 p.m. Southwest Library, 900 Wesley Pl. SW. 202-724-4752. Free.
Struggle for the Thirteenth Amendment A National Park Service ranger discusses the passage of the amendment on Jan. 31, 1865. 2-2:30 p.m. Lincoln Memorial, 23rd Street NW and West Potomac Park. Jan Buerger, 202-497-1397. Free.
Games galore For ages 13 to 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.
NSO Prelude concert National Symphony Orchestra violinist Natasha Bogachek, violist Zino Bogachek and pianist Natsuki Fukasawa perform chamber works by Brahms and Fuchs. 6 p.m. Kennedy Center, Millennium Stage, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600. Free.
Kennedy Center jazz Flutist Jamie Baum performs with George Schuller and Jerome Harris. 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Kennedy Center, Terrace Gallery, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600. $26-$32.
Babysitter meet and greet The D.C. Jewish Community Center’s Parenting Center and UrbanSitter invite you to meet several potential sitters at the same time and to learn the basics of infant and child CPR and first aid with a pediatric focus from American Heart Association instructor Jay Gruber; refreshments served. Infant and child CPR from 9:30 a.m.-noon. Pediatric first aid from 1-3:30 p.m. D.C. Jewish Community Center, 1529 16th St. NW. 202-777-3263 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Both classes, $102; CPR, $62; first aid, $57.
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 readathon 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.
Cathedral tour: Service and sacrifice For age 10 and older, docents discuss iconography in the building’s sculpture, stained glass and needlework that recalls significant events in U.S. history and honors those who have served and sacrificed for their country. Sunday at 1:30 p.m. and next Thursday at 3 p.m. Washington National Cathedral, West End Docent Station, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. 202-537-6200. $20; ages 10 and 11, $16.
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.
National Gallery of Art Chamber Players A concert of works by Lorenzo de’ Medici and other Italian Renaissance composers in honor of “Piero discusses Cosimo: The Poetry of Painting in Renaissance Florence.” 3:30 p.m. National Gallery of Art, West Building Garden Court, Sixth Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202-737-4215. Free.
Scott Reese Broadway program Cabaret songs from Broadway, the Great American Songbook and contemporary standards in his show “My Favorite Things.” 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 at 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.
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 or email@example.com. Free.
Homework help For ages 12 to 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.
D.C. Schools lottery help A professional from My School D.C. explains how the system works for all grades; bring your questions about different area schools. 4-7 p.m. Watha T. Daniel-Shaw Library, 1630 Seventh St. NW. 202-727-1288. Free.
Reader’s theatre For those in grades 2 to 5, 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.
Imani-Grace Cooper in homage to Ella Fitzgerald Performances in partnership with East River Jazz. 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.
African American history and culture Historian C.R. Gibbs discusses “Tan Yanks: The District’s Black Doughboys of World War I.” 7 p.m. Capitol View Library, 5001 Central Ave. SE. 202-645-0755. Free.
Black history month for children For ages 6 to 12, celebrate the legacy of Jesse Owens, discuss how he made Olympic history and play some games inspired by his gold medals. 7 p.m. Mount Pleasant Library, Children’s Room, 3160 16th St. NW. 202-671-3121. Free.
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.
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 music Soprano Brooke Evers, harpist Stephanie Gustafson and pianist Jeremy Filsell perform works by Henry Purcell, Benjamin Britten, Maurice Ravel and Ned Rorem. 12:10 p.m., Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW. 202-347-2635, Ext. 20. $10.
Yoga at Georgetown Library Taught by teachers from Yoga Activist. Tuesdays at 12:30 p.m. Georgetown Library, 3260 R St. NW. 202-727-0232 or firstname.lastname@example.org . Free.
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.
Explorer’s club For ages 6 to 12 with an interest in science, technology, engineering, art and math who enjoy hands-on experiments and crafts. Meets once a month. 4 p.m., Tenley-Friendship Library, 4450 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-727-1488. Free.
Tech Tuesdays For ages 13 to 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 to 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.
Tutoring by KIPP Help for elementary, middle and high school students on all subjects, provided by KIPP teachers and geared toward the Knowledge is Power Program curriculum. Age 8 and younger must have a parent present. Tuesdays from 4-6 p.m. Watha T. Daniel-Shaw Library, 1630 Seventh St. NW. 202-727-1288. Free.
Radford University Percussion Ensemble Contemporary works with a fun adaptation. 6 p.m. Kennedy Center, Millennium Stage, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600. Free.
Ethics in the design world: When to say no A panel discussion of whether there should be a Hippocratic Oath for architects, landscape architects, planners and engineers who sometimes find themselves involved in projects that pose challenging ethical questions. 6:30-8 p.m. National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. 202-272-2448. 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.
Karine Deshayes, mezzo soprano The French Metropolitan Opera singer performs works by Charles Gounod, Gabriel Fauré, Georges Bizet, Hector Berlioz and Henri Duparc, in collaboration with pianist Carrie-Ann Matheson. 7:30 p.m. Kennedy Center, Terrace Theater, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600 or email@example.com. $50.
Poetry readings A celebration of the intersection of theater and poetry with acclaimed British poet-playwrights Simon Armitage and Peter Oswald with Oswald’s celebrated translation of Friedrich Schiller’s “Mary Stuart”; a wine reception follows the reading. 7:30 p.m. Folger Shakespeare Library, 201 East Capitol St. SE. 202-544-7077. $21.
KanKouran West African Dance Company The passion of drums, dance and African history followed by a visit to the “African Voices” exhibition. 10:15 and 11:30 a.m. Discovery Theater at National Museum of Natural History, Baird Auditorium, 10th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202-633-8700. www.discoverytheater.org. $8; ages 2 to 16 $6; 1 and younger $3.
Gallery talk Emily Haight discusses how precious metals were used to depict valued subject matter. Noon-12:30 p.m. National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1250 New York Ave. NW. 202-783-5000. Free.
Jazz at lunchtime Vocalist Lena Seikaly and the Dan Dufford Trio perform works by Duke Ellington and friends. 12:10 p.m. St. John’s Episcopal Church, Lafayette Square, 1525 H St. NW. 202-347-8766. 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.
Arts in the library For ages 5 to 12 to explore their creative side and discover their passion for dance, painting and music. 4 p.m. Third Wednesday of each month, Northeast Library, 330 Seventh St. NE. 202-698-0183. 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.
History-book discussion A librarian leads a discussion of Isabel Wilkerson’s “The Warmth of Other Suns: the Epic Story of America’s Great Migration.” 7 p.m. Northeast Library, 330 Seventh St. NE. 202-698-3320. 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.
Classical music concert Calefax Reed Quintet performs. Pre-talk at the Whittall Pavilion at 6:30 p.m. Concert at 8 p.m. Library of Congress, Coolidge Auditorium, 10 First St. SE. 202-397-7328 or 202-707-5502. Free tickets available by phone, with a $2.80 service charge per ticket.
Classical organ recital Cameron Carpenter performs improvisations and music by Mozart, Rachmaninoff, Bach, and William Walton. 8 p.m. Kennedy Center, Concert Hall, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600. $15.
“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 agricultural chemist and “peanut man” George Washington Carver and educator Booker T. Washington. Thursday and Friday at 10:15 and 11:30 a.m. and Feb. 10-12 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 to 16 $6; 1 and younger $3.
Manga madness For ages 11 to 19 with an interest in manga, anime and everything Japanese, including multicultural comic book characters. Watch anime and have fun; light refreshments served. 4 p.m. Tenley-Friendship Library, 4450 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-727-1488. Free.
Teen comic book club For ages 13 to 19 who are fans of manga and super-hero comics. 5 p.m. First Thursdays, Northeast Library, mezzanine level conference room, 330 Seventh St. NE. Register: 202-698-0183 or firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
E-mail: email@example.com (attention Gerri Marmer)
Mail: Community Events, District Local Living, The Washington Post, 1150 15th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20071.
Details: Announcements are accepted on a space-available basis from public and nonprofit organizations only and must be received at least 14 days before the Thursday publication date. Include event name, dates, times, exact address, prices and a publishable contact phone number.