Stories by hand, for ages 6-12, storyteller Kathy MacMillan uses American Sign Language in her interactive program. 10:30 a.m., Petworth Library, 4200 Kansas Ave. NW. 202-243-1188; and 3 p.m., Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW. 202-727-0321. Free.
Benjamin Franklin’s influence, Jonathan Lyons discusses his book, “The Society for Useful Knowledge: How Benjamin Franklin and Friends Brought the Enlightenment to America,” and the intellectual revolution that laid the foundation for the political one, and the emergence of the American Philosophical Society. Noon, Library of Congress, Madison Building, Mary Pickford Theater, 101 Independence Ave. SE. Free. 202-707-1748.
Space Programs under Nixon and Ford, a panel discussion of the program’s development, including the Apollo missions to the Moon, the development of the space shuttle and the 1975 Apollo-Soyuz test project. Noon. National Archives, McGowan Theater, Constitution Avenue and Ninth Street NW. Free. 202-357-5000.
Gardening for children, for age 12 and younger, get a free herb-seeded shovel and learn how to grow and use herbs. 1 p.m., Rosedale Library, 1701 Gales St. NE. Free. 202-727-5012.
Storytelling with Sharon Gaston, for ages 3-8, listen to high-energy stories about character building. 4 p.m., Northwest One Library, 155 L St. NW. Free. 202-939-5946.
Hip-Hop workshop with Lewis Ford, for ages 13-19 to learn about the positive power of hip-hop, its singular voice and its view of the world. 5:30 p.m., Takoma Park Library, 416 Cedar St. NW. Free. 202-576-7252.
Albus Cavus wheatpasting and poster-making, for ages 13-19, artists, scientists and educators from the international collective teach this public art technique. 5:30 p.m., Anacostia Library, 1800 Good Hope Rd. SE. Free. 202-715-7707 or 202-715-7708.
National Symphony Orchestra Youth Fellows concert, cellist Ryan Hintzman, violinists Jackie Lin, Jessica Lyons and Katelyn Lyons, and bassoonist Kai Rocke perform, 6 p.m., Kennedy Center, Millennium Stage, 2700 F St. NW. Free. 202-467-4600.
Public meeting, the D.C. Department of Transportation is hosting the second round of public workshops in June to discuss moveDC, DDOT’s initiative to develop a strategic, multimodal long range transportation plan for the District, building on what was learned from the workshops held in March 2013 and offering people an opportunity to view the performance of today’s transportation system, better understand anticipated growth and share specific ideas on how to meet the District’s future transportation needs. 6:30-8:30 p.m., Georgetown Library, 3260 R St. NW. Free. 202-671-5117.
“Love Free or Die,” Sandra Itkoff’s 2012 film about Eugene Robinson, bishop of the New Hampshire diocese of the Episcopal Church, his love for God and his partner and his struggle to dispel the notion that God’s love has limits. 7 p.m., Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital, 921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. Free. 202-549-4172 or www.hillcenterdc.org.
U.S. Marine Band concert, 7:30 p.m., Yards Park, 355 Water St. SE. Free. 202-433-4011.
“Trust Me,” a dance/theater project created in collaboration with German playwright Falk Richter, exploring the body and psyche in Western culture; performances are followed by an open rehearsal so the audience members can see the process in action, along with a brief post-show discussion. 8 p.m. Thursday-Sunday, Arena Stage, 1101 Sixth St. SW. $10. 202-488-3300 or www.arenastage.org.
“The Real Thing,” a play by Tom Stoppard about a celebrated playwright, his actress wife and his latest play, a Coward-esque take on relationships and adultery. 8 p.m. Thursdays-Fridays, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays, 2 and 7 p.m. Sundays, 8 p.m. Tuesdays-Wednesdays, through June 30. Studio Theatre, Milton Theatre, 14th and P streets NW. $39-$82, discounts for students, senior citizens and military members. 202-332-3300 or www.studiotheatre.org.
Akwatsire Storytelling Dance Troupe, artist and storyteller Natasha Smoke Santiago and her group share traditional stories through dance. 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Friday-Sunday, National Museum of the American Indian, imagiNATIONS Activity Center, 3rd Level, Fourth Street and Independence Avenue SW. Free. 202-633-1000.
Japanese Kumihimo, master artist Hoko Tokoro demonstrates kumihimo, the traditional art of Japanese braiding, and kusakizome, or fabric dyeing; co-presented by the Japan-America Society of Washington, D.C. 2-4 p.m., Textile Museum, 2320 S St. NW. Free. 202-667-0441, Ext. 64.
Jazz in the garden, the Deanna Bogart Band plays “blusion,” blues fusion. 5-8:30 p.m., National Gallery of Art, Sculpture Garden, Seventh Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Free. 202-737-4215.
NSO Prelude concert, members of the National Symphony Orchestra perform Bolling’s “Suite for Flute and Jazz Piano Trio.” 6 p.m., Kennedy Center, Millennium Stage, 2700 F St. NW. Free. 202-467-4600.
Party music, a performance by Cazhmiere. 6:30-8:30 p.m., Yards Park, Third and Water streets SE. Free. 202-289-0111 or www.yardspark.org.
Summer jazz jam, take your instrument for an evening of jazz improvisation on some well-known jazz standards with guidance as needed, all skill levels welcome. 7-9 p.m., Levine School of Music, Jane Lang Recital Hall, 2801 Upton St. NW. $5. 202-686-8000.
“Seven Days in May,” John Frankheimer’s 1963 film thriller about a Marine colonel who accidentally learns about a general’s plot to take over the government, starring Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, Fredric March and Ava Gardner. 7 p.m., Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital, 921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. Free. 202-549-4172 or www.hillcenterdc.org .
D.C. Jazz Festival, Paquito D’Rivera leads an all-star ensemble in a performance of works by Piazzolla, Lecuona and others. 7:30 and 9:30 p.m., Kennedy Center, Terrace Theater, 2700 F St. NW. $35. 202-467-4600.
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. Marine Barracks, Eighth and I streets SE. Free, reservations required. 202-433-4011 or 202-433-6060 or www.barracks.marines.mil.
Ward 8 Farmer’s Market, free Zumba lesson, music, activities, fresh produce and meats from local vendors. 9 a.m.-2 p.m., THEARC, 1901 Mississippi Ave. SE. 202-889-5901.
Public Works “Truck Touch,” The D.C. Department of Public Works hosts a display and demonstration of almost 30 vehicles used to clean and repair streets, change traffic lights, collect refuse, clear snow, provide emergency services, administer mobile health care and more. 9 a.m.-2 p.m., RFK Stadium, Lot 7, 2400 East Capitol St. Free. 202-673-6833.
Used book sale, sponsored by the Friends of the Southeast Library, most items $1. 10 a.m., Southeast Library, 403 Seventh St. SE. Free. 202-698-3377.
Genealogy: 1940 Census, archivist Claire Kluskens discusses the information in this census and search strategies for accessing it. 10 a.m., National Archives, Room G-25, Research Center, 700 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Free. 202-357-5000.
Celebrate Father’s Day, for age 5 and older, an interactive tour of the historic mansion to uncover treasures from the first president followed by period games, treats and making a special craft for dad, cameras welcome. 10 a.m.-noon, Tudor Place, 1644 31st St. NW. $10, child, $3, accompanying adult. Registration: tudorplacecelebratefathersday.eventbrite.com . 202-965-0400.
Read-a-thon relay race, for all ages of three-person teams reading aloud, prizes will be awarded. 11 a.m., Southwest Library, 900 Wesley Pl. SW. Free. Jeanne Lauber or Erin Bush, 202-724-4752.
D.C. voting rights talk, historian Nelson Rimensnyder discusses his proposal for attaining D.C. voting rights in Congress. Noon, Cleveland Park Library, 3310 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free. 202-364-2526 or email@example.com.
Portrait story days: John James Audubon, listen to a story about flora and fauna artist John James Audubon and create a reverse foil “painting.” 1-4 p.m. Saturday and 2-5 p.m. Sunday, National Portrait Gallery, first floor, Education Center, Room E151,Eighth and F streets NW. Free. 202-633-1000.
Wheelie in concert, the indie art rock band performs world and dance beats and is joined by Hula Hooper Spinnabel Lee and Rachel Rhodes; beach chairs welcome, come early and try our Hula Hoops. 5-7 p.m., public plaza at the corner of Columbia Road and 18th Street NW (in front of BB&T Bank). Free. 202-997-0783.
Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra concert, members perform David Colson’s “Quiet Places” and Brahms’ Quintet in B Minor, Op. 115. 6 p.m., Kennedy Center, Millennium Stage, 2700 F St. NW. Free. 202-467-4600.
Sip and paint art workshop, with instruction by artists Ellen Cornett and Sheppard Bear, create your own artwork, enjoy snacks and wine. 6:30-8:30 p.m., Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, 545 Seventh St. SE. $30, includes materials and refreshments. 202-547-6839 or www.chaw.org.
2013 World Pianist Invitational, a classical piano competition for youth and a chance to earn more than $10,000 in cash scholarships. 7:30 p.m., Kennedy Center, Terrace Theater, 2700 F St. NW. $35. 202-467-4600.
Pennsylvania Avenue: America’s Main Street, a National Park Service Ranger leads a walking tour in the footsteps of politicians and protesters, revealing some of the avenue’s famous and lesser-known events, places and people. 10:30 a.m. Sundays through June 30, Old Post Office Tower, Benjamin Franklin statue, 1100 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Free. 202-606-8691.
Broad Stripes and Bright Stars, a portrayal of Mary Pickersgill, the seamstress responsible for “The Star-Spangled Banner” in 1813. The reenactor will enlist visitors’ help in assembling a huge “garrison flag.” 10:30 a.m., 12:30, 2 and 3:30 p.m., most Sundays through Thursdays, National Museum of American History, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Free. 202-633-1000.
Knitting and crocheting workshop, join fellow needlers to create items for those in need; instruction, needles and yarn provided. 1 p.m., Washington National Cathedral, Fourth Floor of the South Tower, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. Free. 202-537-6200 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Capitol Youth Symphony Orchestra concert, student musicians ages 10-16 perform a wide range of challenging masterpieces from the standard string orchestra repertoire. 2 p.m., Kennedy Center, Terrace Theater, 2700 F St. NW. $25. 202-467-4600.
Maturing American democracy, a National Park Service Ranger leads a tour of the Mall and discusses how First Amendment gatherings have changed the nation. 2-4 p.m., Lincoln Memorial plaza, 23rd Street NW and West Potomac Park. Free. Kawther Elmi, 202-438-6184.
Annual VSA International Young Soloists concert, performances by percussionist Paul E. Gavin, sarangi player Zohaib Hassan and vocalists Brian Michael Moore and Colette Cecile Young, who range in age from 14 to 25. 6 p.m., Kennedy Center, Millennium Stage, 2700 F St. NW. Free. 202-467-4600.
Classical piano recital, Michael Arnowitt performs works by Debussy, Rachmaninoff, Satie and others in honor of the exhibit “Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes, 1909-1929: When Art Danced with Music.” Latecomers not admitted. 6:30 p.m., National Gallery of Art, West Building Garden Court, Fourth Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Free. 202-842-6941.
Staged Reading: Konradin Kunze and Sophia Stepf’s a small, small world, an interview-based play based on the life of Hamidur Rahman from Bangladesh who, after his appeal for asylum in Germany was rejected, tried to cross Greenland on foot in an attempt to reach Canada and seek asylum there. 7 p.m., Goethe-Institut, 812 Seventh St. NW. Free. 202-289-1200 .
Yoga class, 7 p.m. Mondays through Aug. 26 and 7 p.m. Wednesdays through Aug. 28, Yards Park, Third and Water streets SE. Free. 202-289-0111 or www.yardspark.org.
Staged Reading of Milo Rau’s Hate Radio, followed by a discussion led by Cynthia Schneider, former U.S. ambassador to the Netherlands and distinguished professor in the practice of diplomacy, Georgetown University, with Eva-Maria Bertschy, dramaturg for Hate Radio, Ping Chong and a political expert from the U.S. Department of State who will focus on how theater can be used as a powerful tool of cultural and political diplomacy. 7:30-10 p.m., Georgetown University, Devine Studio Theatre, Georgetown University’s main campus, 37th and O streets NW. Free, registration required. 202-289-1200.
Cathedral tour and tea, docents lead an hour-long cathedral highlights tour followed by tea in the Pilgrim Gallery. 1:30 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, Washington National Cathedral, West End Docent Station, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. $30. 202-537-5581 or www.allhallowsguild.org.
Sketching workshop, take pencils and a small sketchbook, work with objects on display. 2:30-4:30 p.m., Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center, Eighth and F streets NW. Free. 202-633-1000.
Flag folding, learn how to fold a full-size replica of the 30-foot-by-42-foot banner. 2:30 p.m. most Tuesdays through Saturdays, National Museum of American History, Second Floor, Flag Hall, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Free. 202-633-1000.
Hip-Hop workshop with Lewis Ford, for ages 13-19 to learn about the positive power of hip-hop, its singular voice and view of your world. 5:30 p.m., Lamond-Riggs Library, 5401 South Dakota Ave. NE. Free. 202-541-6255.
Musical performances, Washington Performing Arts Society features young musicians, vocalists and dancers led by WPAS teaching artists in programs highlighting jazz, classical, world music and dance. 6 p.m., Kennedy Center, Millennium Stage, 2700 F St. NW. Free. 202-467-4600.
Circulator bus, the D.C. Department of Transportation hosts a public forum for the D.C. Circulator, to learn about its route performance and discuss future route extensions, a potential fare increase and other issues. Feedback from passengers is invited at the meeting or later by e-mailing Spring Worth at email@example.com. 6-8 p.m., Studio Theatre - First Floor Lounge (P Street entrance), 1501 14th St., NW. Free. 202-202-673-1736.
Is “this” art? discussion, a gallery talk of free-flowing conversation and debate on modern and contemporary art. Noon, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Lincoln Gallery, Third Floor Eighth and F streets NW. Free. 202-633-1000.
Staged reading, Jenny Lord directs the Shakespeare Theatre Company in a reading of Kathrin Roggla’s “Worst Case,” a play whose theme is the manipulation of catastrophic scenarios in the media and politics. 7 p.m., Embassy of Austria, 3524 International Ct. NW. Free, reservations required. 202-895-6776 or theaterofthevoicelessworstcase-eorg.eventbrite.com.
Richard Wagner, Israeli-born conductor Asher Fisch discusses the composer’s career with a focus on his musical works — and his own upcoming engagement as conductor of “The Ring,” a reception follows. 7:30 p.m., Goethe-Institut, 812 Seventh St. NW. Free. 703-370-1923.
U.S. Navy Band concert, 7:30 p.m., U.S. Navy Memorial, outdoor plaza, 701 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Free. 202-737-2300 or 202-433-2525.
U.S. Air Force Band concert, 8 p.m., U.S. Capitol (west steps). Free. 202-767-5658.
“How to Train Your Dragon,” the 2010 animated adventure-comedy film starring Gerard Butler and Jonah Hill; children and leashed dogs welcome. Opens 7 p.m. Film. 8:35 p.m., NoMa Summer Screen, Loree Grand Field, Second and L streets NE. Free. 202-289-0111 or www.nomasummerscreen.com.
Blue Sky Puppet Theater, for ages 3-12, featuring “The Time Capsule,” part of the Dig Into Reading summer program. 10:30 a.m., Georgetown Library, 3260 R St. NW. 202-727-0232; and 1:30 p.m., Palisades Library, 4901 V St. NW. 202-282-3139. Free.
George Washington Carver Nature Trail tour, for age 8 and older, a staff member leads a walking tour and discusses how the principles of Kwanzaa are used to explain the benefits of natural recycling, the insect community and medicinal plants; a short film on Carver’s life will be shown. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Anacostia Community Museum, 1901 Fort Pl. SE. Free, reservations required. 202-633-4844.
Finding Family in Congressional Private Claims, 1789–1946 genealogy specialist John Deeben discusses the petitions and memorials submitted to the House and Senate on public and private matters, how the claims process worked, and what kinds of personal or family information are available. 11 a.m., National Archives, Room G-25, 700 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Free. 202-357-5000.
Pebble to Pearl in concert, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Canal Park, Second and M streets SE. Free. www.capitolriverfront.org.
Exotic Earths: Exploring planets around other stars, astrobiologist Avi Mandell, a research scientist at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, discusses the journey from the discovery of the first planet orbiting a sun-like star through current efforts to tease out the atmospheric structure and composition of planets discovered to date — and what might be discovered about the origins of Earth. 11:30 a.m., Library of Congress, Madison Building, Mary Pickford Theater, 101 Independence Ave. SE. Free. 202-707-5664.
Ring of Fire: An Indonesian Odyssey, (1988), Volume 3, “East of Krakatoa,” a documentary in which filmmakers descend from the crater of the newly erupted “Child of Krakatoa” and encounter a mystical and magical world. Noon, Textile Museum, 2320 S St. NW. Free. 202-667-0441, Ext. 64.
What the Tower Sees, a National Park Service ranger discusses the city’s geography, architecture and history; take a camera. 3:30 p.m., Old Post Office Tower, Observation Deck, 1100 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Free. 202-606-8691.
Mother Falcon in concert, the Austin orchestral indie band performs. 6 p.m., Kennedy Center, Millennium Stage, 2700 F St. NW. Free. 202-467-4600.
“Shear Madness,” performance of a comedy-mystery set in Georgetown; with audience participation to help solve a mock murder. 8 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, 6 and 9 p.m. Saturdays, 3 and 7 p.m. Sundays, Kennedy Center, Family Theater, 2700 F St. NW. $48. 202-467-4600.
Author talk, Steve Berry, best-selling author and philanthropist, discusses his novels. 6:30 p.m., National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW. $5. 202-662-7500.
“Rimini Protokoll: Soil Sample Kazakhstan,” Stefan Kaegi’s 2010 documentary-theater piece in which five performers working with a Berlin-based theater company set out to trace the route of the oil pipeline from Kazakhstan, simultaneously tracing their own paths and personal histories, in Russian and German with English subtitles. 6:30 p.m., Goethe-Institut, 812 Seventh St. NW. $7; seniors and students, $4. 202-289-1200.
U.S. Marine Band concert, 8 p.m., U.S. Capitol (west terrace). Free. 202-433-4011.
“In the House,” Francois Ozon’s film about a 16-year-old boy who, after talking his way into the house of a fellow student from his literature class and writing about it in essays for his French teacher, finds himself the teacher’s darling but also the target of a series of uncontrollable events, in French with English subtitles. 8 p.m., Avalon Theatre, 5612 Connecticut Ave. NW. $11; students, $9; seniors, $8.25; age 12 and younger, $8. 202-966-6000.
“The Goonies,” Richard Donner’s 1985 film starring Sean Astin and Josh Brolin. Coolers, children and leashed dogs welcome. Opens 7 p.m., film, 8:20 p.m., NoMa Summer Screen, Second and L streets NE. Free. 202-289-0111 or www.nomasummerscreen.com.
Blue Sky Puppet Theater, for ages 3-12, featuring “The Time Capsule,” part of the Dig Into Reading summer reading program. 10:30 a.m., Francis A. Gregory Library, 3660 Alabama Ave. SE. 202-645-4297; and 2 p.m., Southeast Library, 403 Seventh St. SE. 202-698-3377. Free.
Kings and queens, for ages 2-5, prepare for a royal ball and discover glittering treasures by exploring different gardens and participating in art projects, songs and more. 10:30-11:15 a.m., Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens, 4155 Linnean Ave. NW. $30 per child and accompanying adult. 202-686-5807.
Author talk, former aviator Andrew C.A. Jampoler discusses his book, “ Congo: The Miserable Expeditions and Dreadful Death of Lt. Emory Taunt, USN, ” and the role the United States played in the birth of the Congo nation. Noon, National Archives, McGowan Theater, Constitution Avenue and Ninth Street NW. Free. 202-357-5000.
Storyteller Sharon Gaston, for ages 3-8, listen to high-energy stories about character building. 1:30 p.m., Mt. Pleasant Library, 3162 Mt. Pleasant St. NW. Free. 202-671-3121.
Take 5! - Tim Whalen Quintet: the music of Bud Powell, live jazz by the modern jazz pianist and composer; sign up for an opportunity to paint as the audience mingles. 5-8 p.m., Smithsonian American Art Museum, Kogod Courtyard, Eighth and F streets NW. Free. 202-633-1000.
Batik in the West, Dr. Abby Lillethun, associate professor at Montclair State University, discusses the emergence of batik through the Arts and Crafts Movement and the avant-garde; refreshments served. 6 p.m., Textile Museum, 2320 S St. NW. $25, registration required. 202-667-0441, Ext. 64.
U.S. Navy Band jazz concert, the Commodores perform. 6 p.m., National World War II Memorial, 17th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Free. 202-433-2525.
United Nations World Refugee Day, Grammy-nominated musician Cheick Hamala Diabate, a historian in the Griot tradition and master of the ngoni, a Malian stringed lute, shares the history and music of Mali. 6 p.m., Kennedy Center, Millennium Stage, 2700 F St. NW. Free. 202-467-4600.
Luce Design with Heidi Hess, local experts including jewelry designer Heidi Hess share their influences and creative process, discuss designer aesthetics and glean tips from them. 6:15 p.m., Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center, Third Floor, Eighth and F streets NW. Free. 202-633-1000.
The Jews of Britain, historian Virginia W. Newmyer discusses the transformation of British Jews from vilified interlopers to vital members of the British community. 6:45 p.m., National Museum of Natural History, Baird Auditorium, 10th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. $42. 202-633-3030.
Jean-Yves Thibaudet in concert, the internationally acclaimed pianist and the National Symphony Orchestra perform works by Grieg, MacMillan and Lutoslawski. A mini recital on the new Robenstein Family Organ follows (free with purchase of concert ticket). 7 p.m., Kennedy Center, Concert Hall, 2700 F St. NW. $10-$85. 202-467-4600.
17th Century Austrian music, Baroque violinist Amandine Beyer and her multi instrumentalist ensemble, Gli Incogniti, perform. 7:30 p.m., La Maison Francaise - Embassy of France, 4101 Reservoir Rd. NW. $25; students, $15. http://amandinebeyer.eventbrite.com.
U.S. Marine Band concert, works by Karl King, Engelbert Humperdinck, James Barnes, John Mackey, Ron Nelson and Louis Saverino. 7:30 p.m., Yards Park, 355 Water St. SE. Free. 202-433-4011.
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