Thursday, July 31

Walking club, for fitness and better health, co-sponsored by Sibley Memorial Hospital. 8:30-9:30 a.m. Thursdays and Tuesdays, Mazza Gallerie, 5300 Wisconsin Ave. NW. Free, with free parking. 202-364-7602.

Congressional Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Expo, learn about the latest in renewable energy and energy efficiency from more than 30 companies and organizations, visit a policy forum in Room 334. 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Cannon House Office Building, Caucus Room 345, Independence Avenue and First Street SE. Free. 202-628-1400. www.eesi.org .

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. 10:30 a.m. weekdays, Washington National Cathedral, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. $25; ages 11-12, $21. 202-537-6200 or www.nationalcathedral.org .

On site: Restless Collective, co-founders of Restless Collective share stories about their innovative projects and invite everyone to participate in their Save Outdoor Sculpture Instagram Challenge through an Instagram Walk around the museum neighborhood following their talk. Noon-4 p.m., Smithsonian American Art Museum, Kogod Courtyard, Eighth and F streets NW. Free. 202-633-1000.

U.S. Marine Corps String Quartet concert, the ensemble performs a 25-minute set in each of three time slots. 12:30, 1:30 and 2:30 p.m., National Museum of American History, Flag Hall, second floor, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Free. 202-633-1000.

Heirloom garden tours, a horticulturist leads a tour and discusses some of the plants in the museum’s Heirloom garden that were passed down from generation to generation and cultivated in American gardens prior to 1950. 1 p.m. Thursday and Aug. 14 and 28, National Museum of American History, Mall Terrace, Southwest Corner, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Free. 202-633-1000.

Beginner computer class, learn how to create an e-mail account, search the Internet and use online library services. 1-3 p.m. Thursdays, Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library, 1630 Seventh St. NW. Free. 202-727-1288.

Diabetes support group, for all ages, no medical referral required. 1:30-3 p.m., Sibley Medical Building, second floor, Conference Room 5, 5215 Loughboro Rd. NW. Free. 202-364-7602.

Reptiles Alive! learn about snake secrets, laugh at lizard stories and turtle tales, meet a live boa constrictor, tortoise, lizard or other animal. 2 p.m. Thursday, Southeast Library, 403 Seventh St. SE. 202-698-3377; and 1 p.m. Saturday, Chevy Chase Library, 5625 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-282-0021. Free.

Memorials on the Mall, a National Park Service ranger leads a walking tour of a selection of memorials. 2-4 p.m. daily through Aug. 31, Lincoln Memorial, 23rd Street NW and West Potomac Park. Free. 202-426-6841.

Science time at the library, for all ages to participate in fun experiments. 2:30 pm, Capitol View Library, 5001 Central Ave. SE. Free. 202-645-0755.

Stop-motion video workshop, for teens who want to create Instagram videos using weird props and do-it-yourself backdrops on their own mobile devices or a library iPad, earn the STEM and Digital DIY badges at this event. 4 p.m., Mount Pleasant Library, 3160 16th St. NW. Free. 202-671-3121.

Origami nights, for ages 7-12, learn how to create paper cranes, frogs, foxes, ties and other designs using the Japanese art form; beginners welcome. 4:30 p.m. Thursdays and Tuesdays, Francis A. Gregory Library, 3660 Alabama Ave. SE. Free. 202-645-4297.

Big Maze late night, visit exhibitions, navigate the maze and nosh at Hill Country’s Backyard Barbecue. 5-9 p.m., National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. Admission, free. 202-272-2448. www.nbm.org .

Wii dance-off, for ages 13-19, a weekly competition that uses Wii. 5:30 p.m. Thursdays, William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Library, 115 Atlantic St. SW. Free. 202-243-1184.

Comedy at the Kennedy Center, actor and comedian James Adomian performs with opener Pete Bladel. Kennedy Center, Terrace Theater, 2700 F St. NW. Free. 202-467-4600.

Anacostia Library chess club, for ages 10-16. 6 p.m. Thursdays, Anacostia Library, 1800 Good Hope Rd. SE. Free. 202-715-7707 or 202-715-7708.

FDR’s final year, a National Park Service ranger discusses the president’s failing health, strenuous 1944 campaign, raging World War II, fourth inauguration and Yalta, which all conspired to sap his strength. 6 p.m., Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, Ohio Drive NW. Free. Contact Paul Maisto, 202-426-6841.

Luce design with Meg Murray, the owner of Thunder Pig Confectionery and Agent Marmalade Jams discusses the art of cake design, reveals some secrets of producing sweet treats and her experiences as a Capitol Hill staffer and ceramics designer. 6:15 p.m., Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center, third floor, Eighth and F streets NW. Free. 202-633-1000.

Anacostia Library yoga, develop your mind, body and spirit. 6:30 p.m. Thursdays, Anacostia Library, 1800 Good Hope Rd. SE. Free. 202-715-7707 or 202-715-7708.

Cathedral gargoyle tour,a docent shows slides of the building’s whimsical stone gargoyles and grotesques, followed by an outdoor tour; binoculars and cameras welcome. 6:30 p.m., Washington National Cathedral, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. $15; age 12 and younger, $6. 202-537-6200 or www.nationalcathedral.org .

Home makeover magic with HGTV’s Don Hirsh, the former designer on HGTV’s popular “Curb Appeal,” helps you get started, from developing a concept to keeping to your budget, learn how a new paint color can dramatically improve the appearance of your home, and how accenting architectural elements can add character, see before-and-after photos as Hirsch walks you through some of the easy and dramatic ways he has transformed clients’ lackluster homes with spectacular makeovers. 6:45-8:15 p.m., S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Dr. SW. $30. 202-633-3030.

Meditation and Mindfulness, a facilitator teaches and leads techniques that help those whose stress response is triggered by a recent cancer diagnosis; cancer patients, their family members and caregivers welcome. 7-8 p.m. Thursdays, Sibley Medical Building, Conference Room 4, second floor, 5215 Loughboro Rd. NW. Free. 202-364-7602.

Red-Headed Woman,” director Jack Conway’s 1932 film about a saucy, scheming gold-digger who can still make audiences uncomfortable but is more likely to amuse them, starring Jean Harlow, Chester Morris and Lewis Stone. 7 p.m., Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital, 921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. Free; registration required. www.hillcenterdc.org or 202-549-4172.

Gilbert and Sullivan’s “Patience or Bunthorne’s Bride,” members of Capitol Hill Arts Workshop and others perform. 7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Fridays through Aug. 8, 3 and 7:30 p.m. Saturdays through Aug. 9, Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, 545 Seventh St. SE. $20; matinees, $10. bwashington@chaw.org . 202-547-6839 or www.chaw.org .

U.S. Marine Band concert, a performance of Gordon Jacob’s “An Original Suite,” Jean Sibelius’s “Lemminkainen’s Return” and John Philip Sousa’s march “On the Tramp.” 8 p.m., Sylvan Theater, on the Washington Monument grounds near 15th Street and Independence Avenue SW. Free. 202-433-4011.

“Shear Madness,” a comedy-mystery set in Georgetown, with audience participation to help solve a mock murder. 8 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 6 and 9 p.m. Saturday, 3 and 7 p.m. Sunday, 8 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, Kennedy Center, Family Theater, 2700 F St. NW. $50. 202-467-4600.

“One Night With Janis Joplin,” a performance about the life of the blues legend, packed with classic songs such as “Piece of My Heart ,” “Summertime ” and “Mercedes Benz ,” featuring Mary Bridget Davies and Joplin’s band Big Brother and the Holding Company; also featuring Sabrina Elayne Carten as a blues singer who pays homage to the performers who influenced Joplin’s blues-rock style. 8 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sundays, 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Wednesdays, continues through Aug. 11, Arena Stage, 1101 Sixth St. SW. $40-$99, subject to change and based on availability. 202-488-3300 or www.arenastage.org .

U.S. Army Band concert, the Downrange ensemble performs a combination of pop, rock and patriotic music. 8 p.m., U.S. Capitol (west steps). Free. 703-696-3399.

Bend It Like Beckham ,” director Gurinder Chadha’s 2003 film about a girl who must choose between her family and her own super stardom on the soccer field, starring Parminder Nagra, Keira Knightley, Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Archie Panjabi. 8:30 p.m., Canal Park, Second and M streets SE. Free. www.capitolriverfront.org .

Friday, AUGUST 1

Seniors line dancing, age 50 and older. 10 a.m. Fridays, Woodridge Interim Library, 1790 Douglas St. NE. Free. 202-541-6226.

Stories with Arianna Ross, for ages 6-12, the storyteller takes children on a trip around planet Earth using the imagination, voice and body. 10:30 a.m., Woodridge Interim Library, 1790 Douglas St. NE. Free. 202-541-6226.

Quantico Marine Corps Jazz Combo concert, 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m., National Air and Space Museum, Sixth Street and Independence Avenue SW. Free. 202-633-1000.

Helping Our People Engage, in the spirit of revitalizing the historic cinema theaters of Anacostia, such as the Carver, Anacostia, Naylor and Congress theaters, the Anacostia Neighborhood Library presents weekly movie matinees on Friday mornings, a discussion group follows. 11:30 a.m., Anacostia Library, 1800 Good Hope Rd. SE. Free. 202-715-7707 or 202-715-7708.

“Alive Inside,” filmmaker Michael Rossato-Bennett’s joyous cinematic exploration of music’s capacity to reawaken our souls and uncover the deepest parts of our humanity by chronicling the astonishing experiences of individuals around the country who have been revitalized through the simple experience of listening to music, how its healing power can triumph where prescription medication falls short and more. Noon, 2 and 6:15 p.m. weekdays, 2 and 6:15 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Avalon Theatre, 5612 Connecticut Ave. NW. $11.50; students, $9; seniors, $8.75; military and age 12 and younger, $8.50. 202-966-6000.

A Five Star Life ,” a film about a woman whose job takes her to some of the most stunning cities and opulent hotels, acting as an undercover hotel critic, until an unexpected life change upsets her lifestyle, in Italian with English subtitles. 11 a.m., 1:15, 3:30, 5:45 and 8 p.m., Avalon Theatre, 5612 Connecticut Ave. NW. $11.50; students, $9; seniors, $8.75; military and age 12 and younger, $8.50. 202-966-6000.

Jazz: A Film by Ken Burns ,” Episode Ten: A Masterpiece by Midnight, in the 1960s, Miles Davis joins forces with rock musicians and creates jazz fusion, jazz is alive, still changing and still swinging. Noon, National Archives, McGowan Theater, Constitution Avenue and Ninth Street NW. Free. 202-357-5000.

Warren G. Harding’s strange death, a National Park Service ranger discusses the approaching scandals and circumstances surrounding the embattled president. 1 p.m., Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, Ohio Drive NW. Free. Matthew Furman, 202-426-6841.

Science Friday, let’s watch Bill Nye! for ages 8-12, watch two episodes of “Bill Nye the Science Guy,” a TV show that makes science fun for kids. 3 p.m. Fridays, Dorothy I. Height/Benning Library, 3935 Benning Rd. NE. Free. 202-281-2583.

Join the STEAM team, for ages 6-12 with an interest in science, technology, engineering, art and/or mathematics and a desire to design, construct, discover, create and more. 4 p.m. Fridays, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW. Free. 202-727-0321.

Jazz in a sculpture garden, jazz violinist Miles Stiebel performs. 5-8:30 p.m., National Gallery of Art, Sculpture Garden, Seventh Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Free. 202-737-4215.

Nam June Paik birthday tribute, sound artist Steven Vitiello and Michael Mansfield, associate curator of film and media arts, discuss the ways in which the Korean American artist’s work continues to influence media artists today. 5:30 p.m., Smithsonian American Art Museum, Lincoln Gallery, Third Floor, Eighth and F streets NW. Free. 202-633-1000.

Sixth Annual Washington International Piano Festival, two nights of its Young Pianist Showcase features both solo and piano ensemble music performed by young pianists living and studying in the area and who are prizewinners of local, national and international piano competitions. 6 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Kennedy Center, Millennium Stage, 2700 F St. NW. Free. 202-467-4600.

Exhibition opening, “Investigating Where We Live,” a collection of photographs, writing and artwork that offers unique views of teen life in D.C., a reception follows. 6:30-8:30 p.m., National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. Free. 202-272-2448. www.nbm.org .

Working from the figure, drop-in figure drawing, work on drawings or paintings in front of a live model in a session without an instructor. Bring drawing materials; easels available. 6:30-9:30 p.m., first and third Fridays, Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, 545 Seventh St. SE. $20; $76 for a four-class pass. 202-547-6839 or www.chaw.org .

White Ford in concert, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Yards Park, 355 Water St. SE. Free. 202-289-0111 or www.yardspark.org .

Shanghai Blues ,” Tsui Hark’s 1984 screwball comedy film about a love triangle that spans World War II, in Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles. 7 p.m., Freer Gallery of Art, Meyer Auditorium, Jefferson Drive and 12th Street SW. Free. 202-633-1000.

Memorials of the Mall by night, a National Park Service ranger leads a walking tour of America’s front yard. 8-10 p.m. daily through Aug. 31, Lincoln Memorial, 23rd Street NW and West Potomac Park. Free. 202-426-6841.

U.S. Marine parade, U.S. Marine Silent Drill Team, Drum and Bugle Corps, Color Guard, Silent Drill Platoon and Ceremonial Marchers; guests with reservations are admitted at 7:15 p.m.; visitors must arrive no later than 8 p.m. Parade, 8:45 p.m., Fridays through Aug. 29, Marine Barracks, Eighth and I streets SE. Free; reservations required. 202-433-4011 or 202-433-6060 or www.barracks.marines.mil .

Saturday, August 2

Ward 8 farmers market, fresh fruits and vegetables, cooking demonstrations, yoga. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays through Nov. 22, 1901 Mississippi Ave. SE. 202-889-5901 or www.thearcdc.org .

Sumi-E workshop, teaching artist Jon Leniz explores Chinese ink wash bamboo paintings, where the hand and heart move in unison. 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, 545 Seventh St. SE. $76. 202-547-6839 or www.chaw.org .

Brian Curry, magician, a morning full of mystery and magic. 9:30 and 11 a.m., National Theatre, 1321 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Free ticket, one per person, distributed 30 minutes before each show. 202-783-3372.

We are Shakespeare, for ages 6-12, explore Shakespeare’s language and find yourself in his words. 10-11 a.m., Folger Shakespeare Library, 201 East Capitol St. SE. Free. 202-544-7077.

Altered Books for Acceptance and Optimism, Rebecca Wilkinson and Gioia Chilton use altered books as they explore writing and imagery that transform negative beliefs into more positive and empowering alternatives. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U St. NW. $45. 202-483-8600. www.smithcenter.org .

Lincoln’s war on slavery, the Lincoln Group of the District of Columbia’s John O’Brien and John Elliff discuss the president’s actions during the critical year leading up to the constitutional abolition of slavery in 1865, plan on viewing the Lincoln pew and stained glass window in the church sanctuary, the Emancipation document and Gurley portrait in the Lincoln Parlor and the Lincoln letters and desk set in the John Quincy Adams Room. 10 a.m.-noon, New York Avenue Presbyterian Church, 1313 New York Ave. NW. Free. 703-360-1265.

Yoga at the library, for adult and teen beginners with an instructor from Yoga Activist. No experience required; bring a mat or use one from the library. 10 a.m., Dorothy I. Height/Benning Library, 3935 Benning Rd. NE. 202-281-2583; 11 a.m., Petworth Library, 4200 Kansas Ave. NW. Free. 202-243-1188.

Architecture 101: art nouveau, Karin Alexis discusses organic, dynamic forms and curving lines characteristic of the art nouveau movement of the 1880s to 1920s. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. $20; students, $10. 202-272-2448 or www.nbm.org .

Cemetery tours, a docent leads a tour of the cemetery that provides a final resting place for John Philip Sousa and other famous people. 11 a.m.-noon Saturdays through Nov. 1, Congressional Cemetery, 1801 E St. SE. Free. 202-543-0539. www.congressionalcemetery.org .

Carillon recital, carillonneur Edward M. Nassor performs. 12:30 p.m., Washington National Cathedral, Bishop’s Garden and other outdoor areas, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. Free. 202-537-6200 or www.nationalcathedral.org .

Art lecture, Dennis Weller discusses “Behind the Smiles: Frans Hals and His Circle.” 1 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. Saturday, National Gallery of Art, West Building, Sixth Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Free. 202-737-4215.

Marne to the sea, a National Park Service ranger discusses the German attempt to outflank the Allies on the Western Front during World War I. 2 and 4 p.m., D.C. War Memorial, Independence Avenue between the National World War II and Lincoln memorials. Free. Call Paul O’Brian, 202-438-7066.

Guided bike ride, about three hours, led by a National Park Service ranger, with stops to discuss moments in American history; bring your bike, water and snacks; helmets required. 2-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, Thomas Jefferson Memorial, 900 Ohio Dr. SW. Free. 202-426-6841.

Tango lessons, for adults, learn and practice the Argentine tango with Rendezvous Tango’s Bahman Aryana, all skill levels welcome. 2 p.m. Saturdays through Sept. 27, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW. Free. 202-727-0321.

The Great Confusion: 1913 Armory Show ,” Michael Maglaras introduces the film that remembers how Americans got their first look at contemporary European art trends in February and March 1913, bewildering and infuriating many. 2:30 p.m., National Gallery of Art, West Building Lecture Hall, Sixth Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Free. 202-737-4215.

Murdered Archduke, a National Park Service ranger leads a walking tour and discusses how the murder of an heir to a throne started World War I and shaped the world of 2014. 3-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Washington Monument, Lodge, 15th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Free. Call Lowell Fry, 202-438-9603.

Full STEAM ahead! for ages 5-12, a fun, inquiry-based, hands-on experiment and literacy workshop to spark interest in science, technology, engineering, arts and math. 3:30 p.m. Saturdays through Aug. 30, Juanita E. Thornton-Shepherd Park Library, 7420 Georgia Ave. NW. Free. 202-541-6100.

Sunday, August 3

Palisades farmers market, locally grown seasonal produce, music provided by the Sherier Mountain. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sundays, 48th Place and MacArthur Boulevard NW. www.palisadesfarmersmarket.com .

Computer basics, a four-week series of workshops for beginners to learn how to use a mouse and keyboard, navigate the Internet and use e-mail; curriculum and training provided by ByteBack. 1 p.m. Sundays through Aug. 24, Dorothy I. Height/Benning Library, 3935 Benning Rd. NE. Free; registration required. 202-529-3395.

Knitting and crocheting workshop, create items for those in need. Instruction, needles and yarn are available. 1 p.m., Washington National Cathedral, fourth floor of the South Tower, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. Free. 202-537-6200 or e-mail knitting@cathedralcongregation.org .

Forged in fire: Cathedral ironwork tour, a docent shows the magic of wrought iron in fantastic creatures, flowers and other unique creations. 1:30 p.m. Sunday, 3 p.m. next Thursday, Washington National Cathedral, welcome desk at main visitor entrance, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. $20; children, seniors, military and students $16; reservations suggested. 202-537-6200 or www.nationalcathedral.org .

“Dancing in One Language,” CityDance Ensemble’s exploration of dances from around the world. 2 p.m., National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. Free. 202-272-2448. www.nbm.org .

The Way We Dance ,” director Adam Wong’s 2013 film about Hong Kong’s thriving street-dancing scene, in Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles. 2 p.m., Freer Gallery of Art, Meyer Auditorium, Jefferson Drive and 12th Street SW. Free. 202-633-1000.

Operatic gala, sopranos Huanhuan Ma, Caroline Gibson and Jessica Stecklein, tenor Yingxi Zhang, bass-baritone Alvy Powell and pianist Kai-Ching Chang perform arias and ensembles by Mozart, Bellini, Verdi, Puccini, Massenet and Gershwin, sponsored by the Organization of Chinese American Women. 2 p.m., Kennedy Center, Terrace Theater, 2700 F St. NW. $35. 202-467-4600

Join the STEAM team, for ages 6-12 with an interest in science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics and a desire to design, construct, discover and create. 2 p.m. Sundays, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW. Free. 202-727-1278.

Fizz, Boom, Read! the library’s summer program to explore and get creative with STEAM-related crafts. 2:30-4 p.m. Sundays through Aug. 24, Palisades Library, 4901 V St. NW. Free. 202-282-3139.

Liberators of Latin America, a National Park Service ranger leads a walking tour and discusses the revolutionary ideas that link the memorials to the liberators of Latin America. 3-6 p.m. Sundays through Aug. 31, Foggy Bottom-GWU Metro station, 2301 I St. NW. Free. Mike Balis, 202-438-9710.

Board games in the afternoon, for age 10 and older, play board games with friends or learn to play chess. 3 p.m. Sundays, Northwest One Library, 155 L St. NW. Free. 202-939-5946.

Zumba kids, for ages 4-13, dance to peppy music and follow kid-friendly moves. 3:30 p.m. Sunday and the second and fourth Sunday of every month, Capitol View Library, 5001 Central Ave. SE. Free. 202-645-0755.

“In the Shadow of the Light,” Chris Teerink’s documentary about Jonas Mekas, Lithuania-born, avant-garde luminary and Anthology Film Archives founder. 4 p.m., National Gallery of Art, West Building Lecture Hall, Sixth Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Free. 202-737-4215.

Organ recital, Benjamin LaPrairie performs. 6 p.m., Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Upper Church, 400 Michigan Ave. NE. Free; donations accepted. 202-526-8300 or www.nationalshrine.com or muslit@bnsic.org

Baby Bry Bry in concert, presented by Listen Local First, D.C. band featuring the group’s original lounge-punk music. 6 p.m., Kennedy Center, Millennium Stage, 2700 F St. NW. Free. 202-467-4600.

Monday, August 4

Symposium: Sudanese author Tayeb Salih, three panels of scholars discuss the author of “The Season of Migration to the North ,” “The Wedding of Zein” and others; a musical and theatrical program focusing on Salih’s work and Sudanese traditional culture follows at 7 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Symposium, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Library of Congress, Madison Building, Montpelier Room, 101 Independence Ave. SE. Free. 202-707-7311.

Therapeutic yoga classes for cancer patients, Corrin Bennett and Alaina Sadick lead patients, survivors and caregivers. 10:30 a.m.-11:45 a.m. Mondays, 6-7:15 p.m. Wednesdays, Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U St. NW. $25/month. 202-483-8600 or www.smithcenter.org .

U.S. Botanic Garden lunchtime tour, museum volunteers lead a tour of plants and discuss what manila folders, Chanel No. 5, vanilla and fossil fuels have in common. Also, a discussion of possible breakthroughs in medicinal plant research. Noon, Mondays and Wednesdays through Aug. 27, U.S. Botanic Garden, Conservatory Garden Court, 100 Maryland Ave. SW. Free. 202-225-8333 or www.usbg.gov .

Yoga at West End, Smita Kumar from Yoga District teaches a weekly class, bring a mat or use one of the library’s. 12:30 p.m. Mondays, West End Interim Library, 2522 Virginia Ave. NW. Free; registration required: teresa.sakon@dc.gov or 202-724-8698.

Mental health and HIV confidential group, for people with HIV and mental-health problems, sponsored by MetroHealth. Transportation tokens and refreshments provided. 3:30 p.m. 1012 14th St. NW. Free. 202-638-0750.

Woodridge Checkmates, for ages 7-19, learn how to play and win. 4:30 p.m. Mondays, Woodridge Library, 1801 Hamlin St. NE. Free. 202-541-6226.

Shaw knitting and crocheting circle, all experience levels welcome, bring needles and yarn to create projects to take home. 6 p.m. Mondays, Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library, 1630 Seventh St. NW. Free. 202-727-1288.

Nigerian art and culture, presented in cooperation with the Embassy of Nigeria. 6 p.m., Kennedy Center, Millennium Stage, 2700 F St. NW. Free. 202-467-4600.

Love in the Afternoon ,” Billy Wilder’s 1957 romantic comedy film about a cello student who falls for a middle-aged playboy who is fascinated with the daughter of a private detective, starring Audrey Hepburn, Gary Cooper and Maurice Chevalier. 6:30 p.m., National Theatre, 1321 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Free ticket, one per person, distributed 30 minutes before each show. 202-783-3372.

Yoga for adults, led by a teacher from Yoga Activist, mats provided. 6:30 p.m., Francis A. Gregory Library, 3660 Alabama Ave. SE. Free; registration requested. 202-645-4297.

Knitting and crocheting, all experience levels welcome. 6:30 p.m. Mondays, Francis A. Gregory Library, 3660 Alabama Ave. SE. Free. 202-645-4297.

Zumba class, taught by certified instructor Christine, no experience necessary, all participants must sign a waiver. 7 p.m. Mondays, Southeast Library, 403 Seventh St. SE. Free. 202-698-3377.

Yoga for beginners, taught by an instructor from Yoga Activist. 7 p.m. Mondays, Cleveland Park Library, 3310 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free. 202-282-3080.

Yoga at Georgetown Library, taught by Yoga Activist. 7:15 p.m. Mondays, Georgetown Library, 3260 R St. NW. Free; registration required. erika.rydberg@dc.gov or 202-727-0232.

Screen on the Green: “Key Largo,” John Huston’s 1948 film drama about a war hero who stands up to a sadistic gangster when he comes to pay his respects to the family of his slain comrade, starring Humphrey Bogart, Edward G. Robinson, Lauren Bacall, Lionel Barrymore and Claire Trevor. Dusk, the Mall, between Seventh and 12th streets NW. Free. 877-262-5866.

Tuesday, August 5

Yoga at noon, led by traditional yoga teacher and therapist Heather Ferris; bring a mat. Noon Tuesdays, Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library, 1630 Seventh St. NW. Free. 202-727-1288.

U.S. Air Force Band’s String Orchestra concert, a performance of works by Wolf, Dag Wiren and Tchaikovsky (“Serenade for Strings” Op. 48). 12:10 p.m., Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW. Suggested donation, $10. 202-347-2635, Ext. 20.

Cathedral tour and tea, a docent-led tour of the highlights of the cathedral, its history, architecture and artworks — plus a traditional English tea and a scenic view of the city from the cathedral tower. 1:30 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, Washington National Cathedral, Docent Station at the Rear Nave, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. $30; reservations required. 202-537-8993, www.allhallowsguild.org or e-mail misbister@cathedral.org .

Sketching workshop, bring pencils and a small sketchbook, work with objects on display in the Luce Foundation Center. 2:30-4:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center, Eighth and F streets NW. Free. 202-633-1000.

D.C. Youth Slam Team poetry, for ages 13-19, a poetry workshop. 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW. Free; registration required. Jonathan Tucker, 202-787-5279.

Silk Road Dance Company, a performance of dances from Central Asia, Iran, the Middle East, South Asia, the Caucasus and other locations. 6 p.m., Kennedy Center, Millennium Stage, 2700 F St. NW. Free. 202-467-4600.

Yoga in the evening, one-hour lesson, all skill levels welcome, mats provided. 6:30 p.m. most Tuesdays, Northwest One Library, 155 L St. NW. 202-939-5946; 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Cleveland Park Library, 3310 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free. 202-282-3080; 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Southwest Library, 900 Wesley Pl. SW. Free. 202-724-4752.

Divided Soul: The Life of Marvin Gaye ,” a librarian leads a discussion of the David Ritz biography; some of Gaye’s recorded music will be played. 7 p.m., Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, Room 221, 901 G St. NW. Free. margaret.gilmore@dc.gov or 202-727-0321.

Petworth purls knit and crochet club, a fiber arts club for anyone who wants to knit and crochet with talk and tea. 7:30 p.m., Petworth Library, 4200 Kansas Ave. NW. Free. 202-243-1188.

Wednesday, August 6

Job readiness training, James Kendlin assists with constructing a résumé and discusses interviewing skills and general job readiness. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays through Aug. 27, Anacostia Library, 1800 Good Hope Rd. SE. Free. 202-715-7707 or 202-715-7708.

Introduction to genealogy, staff members at the National Archives teach basic genealogical research techniques using federal records. 11 a.m., National Archives, 700 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Free. 202-357-5000.

Phil Wiggins and Friends blues concert, a performance of acoustic blues and dance from the Chesapeake region of Maryland. Noon, Library of Congress, Coolidge Auditorium, 10 First St. SE. Free. 202-707-5510.

Portraits Alive! D.C., Virginia and Maryland teens lead a theatrical tour that brings the Portrait Gallery’s collection to life through an original student-written play that takes visitors on a journey to a variety of portraits as the students perform biographical portrayals of the people represented in various photographs, paintings, drawings, sculptures or prints. Noon and 2 p.m. Wednesday-Aug. 8, National Portrait Gallery, F Street Lobby, Eighth and F streets NW. Free. 202-633-1000.

Carnivorous plants demonstration, staff members show the diversity of the collection of plants and discuss how they have adapted to their environments, includes sundews snacking or flytraps trapping. 1 p.m., U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW. Free. 202-225-8333. www.usbg.gov .

STEAM Team, for ages 6-18, explore science, technology, engineering, arts and math with hands-on activities. 2 p.m. Wednesdays through Aug. 20, Mount Pleasant Library, 3160 16th St. NW. Free. 202-671-3121.

Fizz! Boom Wednesdays! for age 5 and older, participate in a science experiment, activity or craft each week. 3 p.m., Palisades Library, 4901 V St. NW. Free. 202-282-3139.

Pennsylvania Avenue: America’s Main Street, a National Park Service ranger leads a walk and reveals some of the avenue’s lesser-known events, places and people. 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Old Post Office Tower, Benjamin Franklin statue, 1100 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Free. 202-606-8691.

Fizz! Boom Read! for age 5 and older, participate in a science activity each week. 4 p.m. Wednesdays, Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library, 1630 Seventh St. NW. Free. 202-727-1288.

HIV/STI testing, for ages 13-24, hosted by Metro TeenAIDS. 4:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday and the first Wednesday of every month, Parklands-Turner Library, 1547 Alabama Ave. SE. Free. 202-645-4532.

Chess for kids, instruction for all ages. 4 p.m. Wednesdays, Cleveland Park Library, 3310 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free. 202-282-3080.

Teen game night, for ages 13-19, play board and Wii games. 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Francis A. Gregory Library, 3660 Alabama Ave. SE. Free. 202-645-4297.

Phil Wiggins and Friends in concert, the all-star blues and dance group performs. 6 p.m., Kennedy Center, Millennium Stage, 2700 F St. NW. Free. 202-467-4600.

Curator exhibit tour: “Modern American Realism,” chief curator Virginia Mecklenburg leads a tour of the exhibit that highlights works that underscore the range and styles of American realism. 6 p.m., Smithsonian American Art Museum, meet in the G Street Lobby, Eighth and F streets NW. Free. 202-633-1000.

Chess club, for players of all ages and abilities. 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Francis A. Gregory Library, 3660 Alabama Ave. SE. Free. 202-645-4297.

U.S. Marine Band concert, 8 p.m., U.S. Capitol (west terrace). Free. 202-433-4011.

Whitey: United States of America v. James J. Bulger ,” documentarian Joe Berlinger’s film about the true crime story of gangster James “Whitey” Bulger, who terrorized Boston for years with more than a dozen murders but who seemingly got a free pass from law enforcement. 8 p.m., Avalon Theatre, 5612 Connecticut Ave. NW. $11.50; students, $9; seniors, $8.75; military and age 12 and younger, $8.50. 202-966-6000. www.theavalon.org .

Thursday, August 7

Grains of Wisdom: Botany, Evolution and the History of Cereal Crops, science education volunteer Todd Brethauer discusses how humans have used the various members of the grass family and how they have changed the plants over thousands of years. Noon, U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW. Free; registration required. 202-225-8333. www.usbg.gov .

Laugh café, take your favorite jokes, humorous stories, riddles or personal tales to provoke others to laughter. Memorization not required; bring your lunch; coffee and dessert served. Noon-1 p.m., Sibley Memorial Hospital, Level G, Private Dining Room 3, 5255 Loughboro Rd. NW. Free; registration requested. 202-364-7602.

Victory garden tour, a horticulturist leads a tour of the garden and discusses some of the vegetables and flowers in the museum’s recreated WWII-era Victory garden. 1 p.m. Thursday and Aug. 21, National Museum of American History, Welcome Desk, Constitution Avenue Entrance, first floor, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Free. 202-633-1000.

Sounds of summer, Justin Trawick and the Common Good perform Americana/bluegrass/folk music favorites; bring a blanket or cushion, sunscreen and water. 5-7 p.m., U.S. Botanic Garden, National Garden Lawn Terrace, 100 Maryland Ave. SW. Free; registration required. 202-225-8333 or www.usbg.gov .

Game show power hour, for ages 10-19, an hour of competition based on ideas from “Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?” “Jeopardy,” and other TV game shows. 5:30 p.m., Rosedale Library, 1701 Gales St. NE. Free. 202-727-5012.

Charanjit Singh in concert, the Indian multi-instrumentalist, composer and arranger performs raga to a disco beat, featuring several variations on Indian classical music. 6 p.m., Kennedy Center, Millennium Stage, 2700 F St. NW. Free. 202-467-4600.

Evening with Gloria Swanson, a screening of three silent films starring the iconic actress, sponsored by Southeast Library. 7 p.m., Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital, 921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. Free; registration required. www.hillcenterdc.org or 202-549-4172.

Poetry reading at the library, two poets will read from their work. 7 p.m., Georgetown Library, 3260 R St. NW. Free. 202-727-0232.

“Hope,” a film about record-setting cyclist Maria Parker’s fight against her sister’s terminal brain cancer by taking on an infamous 3,000 mile race across the continent, proceeds go to “3000 Miles to a Cure” and its partnership with “Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure.” 8:15 p.m., Goethe-Institut, 812 Seventh St. NW. $35. 202-289-1200. https://dchopescreening.splashthat.com/.

Rudy ,” director David Anspaugh’s 1993 film about a boy who defies his worst critics by getting into Notre Dame, getting on Ara Parseghian’s football team and getting his one shot at gridiron glory, starring Sean Astin and Jon Favreau. 8:30 p.m., Canal Park, Second and M streets SE. Free. www.capitolriverfront.org .

— Compiled by Gerri Marmer

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