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 at 10:30 a.m. Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U St. NW. 202-483-8600. www.smithcenter.org . $10 per class, $25 per month.
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. 10:30 a.m. U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW. 202-225-8333. www.usbg.gov . Free, registration required.
Treasure quest Ages 2-5 with an adult companion may hunt for hidden gems, gold and other treasures, explore a mansion room and participate in art projects and imaginative play. Thursdays at 10:30 and 11:15 a.m. Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens, 4155 Linnean Ave. NW. 202-686-5807. $30 per child with an adult, registration required.
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. Washington National Cathedral, 3101 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-537-2228. $25, age 11 and 12 $21.
ActionAid: Safe Cities Campaign for Women Following a luncheon at 11:30 a.m., Marie Clarke Brill and Ramona Vijeyarasa discuss safe cities. 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Whittemore House, Woman’s National Democratic Club, 1526 New Hampshire Ave. NW. 202-232-7363. www.democraticwoman.org . $10, presentation only; $30, lunch and presentation.
Patriotism, protest and the presidency View from Tudor Place, guided tour of the 1816 house to see one family’s ties to the White House and more. Thursday at 11:30 a.m. and Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. Tudor Place, 1644 31st St. NW. 202-965-0400. www.tudorplace.org . $10, seniors and military $8, registration required.
Cooking demonstration Author Adrienne Cook and nutritionist Danielle Cook demonstrate dishes that light up the table. Noon and 12:45 p.m. U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW. 202-225-8333. Free.
Walk with a ranger A National Park Service ranger leads a walking tour of America’s front yard, sampling the memorials and the landscape of our history. Daily from 2-4 p.m. Lincoln Memorial, 23rd Street NW and West Potomac Park. 202-426-6841. Free.
Afterschool lounge Ages 11-19, group study facilities, space for board and card games, conversation and snack area, crafts, trivia, tournaments, video games and more 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 tutor Ages 13-18, one-on-one help with homework. 4:30-6:30 p.m. Mount Pleasant Library, 3160 16th St. NW. 202-671-3121. Free.
Chess for kids Instruction for all ages. Thursdays at 5 p.m. Cleveland Park Library, 3310 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-282-3080. Free.
Luce unplugged with Baby Bry Bry & The Apologists The D.C. rockers perform innovative punk music, cash bar available. 5:30-7 p.m. Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center, Third Floor, Eighth and F streets NW. 202-633-1000. Free.
Jameson Rogers and Sarah McDonald The Mississippi-based singer/songwriter and Brooklyn-based jazz composer, vocalist and French hornist perform their original work. 6 p.m. Kennedy Center, Millennium Stage, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600. Free.
“Black Ice ” A film about the Greenpeace ship, “Arctic Sunrise,” that sailed to protest the first oil platform to drill in the Arctic Ocean and its seizure at gunpoint by Russian Special Forces, part of the Environmental Film Festival. 6:30 p.m. Edmund Burke School, 4101 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-342-2564. Free.
“Rickover: The Birth of Nuclear Power ” Documentary film about Navy hero Adm. Hyman G. Rickover and his transformation of the service, a conversation follows. 6:30 p.m. National Portrait Gallery, McEvoy Auditorium, Eighth and F streets NW. 202-633-1000. Free.
Okay, I’ve Watched the Film, Now What? An Impact Filmmaking Panel with Experts in the Field Chris Palmer, director, Center for Environmental Filmmaking at American University, shows clips from inspiring films and discusses ways we can turn films into action, at both policy and personal levels, others consider the challenges of producing and distributing films that have a tangible impact on their audiences and society, part of the Environmental Film Festival. 7 p.m. American University, Doyle/Forman Theater, School of Communication, Center for Environmental Filmmaking, 201 McKinley Building, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 202-342-2564. www.dcenvironmentalfilmfest.org . Free, free shuttle bus service from Tenleytown Metro.
“The Vanquishing of the Witch Baba Yaga” Jessica Oreck’s 2014 film that follows fairy tales and personal memories like a trail of bread crumbs and then descends into the haunted woodlands where the stories from childhood persist within the subconscious, part of the Environmental Film Festival. 7 p.m. Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Independence Avenue at Seventh Street SW. 202-342-2564. www.dcenvironmentalfilmfest.org . Free.
“Freedom’s Song: Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War” A musical adapted from the work of Frank Wildhorn, Gregory Boyd and Jack Murphy with music by Frank Wildhorn, featuring the words of Abraham Lincoln and music inspired by the letters of those who lived through the Civil War. Thursdays-Fridays at 7:30 p.m., Saturdays at 2 and 7:30 p.m., Mondays-Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. April 8 at 2 p.m., May 1 and 8 at noon, no performances April 6, 13 and 14. Through May 20. Ford’s Theatre, 511 10th St. NW. 202-347-4833. www.fords.org . $20-$69.
Then and now: Women in civil rights leadership Melissa V. Harris-Perry moderates a panel discussion. 7:30 p.m. National Archives, Constitution Avenue and Seventh Street NW. 202-357-5000. Free.
“Slow Falling Bird” Christine Evans’s drama set in an immigration detention center in the middle of the Australian desert. Thursday-Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m., April 8-11 at 8 p.m. Georgetown University, Davis Performing Arts Center, Gonda Theatre, 37th and O streets NW. 202-687-2787. $8-$18.
“The Lower Depths ” Maxim Gorky’s drama depicting the struggles and triumphs of Russia’s impoverished lower classes, harsh truth versus comforting lie. Thursday-Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m. American University, Greenberg Theatre, 4200 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-885-2787. $15.
“Laugh ” Beth Henley’s comedy homage to slapstick 1920s silent films. Thursdays-Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 2 and 8 p.m., Sundays at 2 and 7 p.m., and Tuesdays-Wednesdays at 8 p.m. Through April 19. National Archives, William G. McGowan Theater, Mead Theatre, Constitution Avenue and Seventh Street NW. 202-332-3300. $44-$88.
“The Norwegians ” Scena Theatre performs C. Denby Swanson’s dark comedy about two scorned women who enlist two “nice gangsters” (Norwegian hitmen) to whack their ex-lovers. Thursdays- Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. Through April 19, Anacostia Playhouse, 2020 Shannon Pl. SE. 202-241-2539. www.scenatheatre.org . Thursdays and Sundays $35, Fridays and Saturdays $45, students and seniors $25.
“Man of La Mancha ” Alan Paul directs Australian actor Anthony Warlow and the Shakespeare Theatre Company in the musical. Thursdays-Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., and Sunday and Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Call theater for complete schedule through April 26. Sidney Harman Hall, 610 F St. NW. 202-547-1122. $20-$110.
“The Originalist” Edward Gero stars in John Strand’s political drama about a law school graduate who gets a nerve-wracking clerkship with Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Thursdays-Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 2 and 8 p.m., Sundays at 2 and 7:30 p.m., and Tuesdays-Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. Through April 26. National Archives, William G. McGowan Theater, Constitution Avenue and Seventh Street NW. 202-357-5000. $55-$90; subject to change and based on availability.
“Shear Madness” A comedy-mystery set in Georgetown. Audience participation helps solve a mock murder. Thursdays-Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 6 and 9 p.m., Sundays at 3 and 7 p.m., and Tuesdays-Wednesdays at 8 p.m. Kennedy Center, Family Theater, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600. $50.
Seniors line dancing Fridays at 10 a.m. Woodridge Interim Library, 1790 Douglas St. NE. 202-541-6226. Free.
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. Tuesday at 2 p.m. U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW. 202-225-8333. Free.
“Song of the Sea ” Tomm Moore’s 2014 film from France, the story of the last seal-child’s journey home, part of the Environmental Film Festival. 2 p.m. National Gallery of Art, West Building Lecture Hall, Sixth Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202-342-2564. www.dcenvironmentalfilmfest.org . Free.
Pipe organ concert Lutz Felbick and saxophonist Heribert Leuchter, from Aachen, Germany, will perform six improvisations on themes composed by these two classical musicians as part of the ongoing project “Jazz at the Organ.” 12:15-1 p.m. National City Christian Church, 5 Thomas Cir. NW. 202-797-0103. Free, donations welcome.
Classical piano recital Edvard Minkstimas performs. 1:15 p.m. Georgetown University, McNeir Hall, 37th and O streets NW. 202-687-2787. Free.
Kennedy Center comedy Ron Funches performs. 6 p.m. Kennedy Center, Millennium Stage, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600. Free.
“The Leopard in the Land” Filmmaker and American University professor Chris Palmer introduces James McEachen’s film about artist and Disney designer Joe Rohde who sets out on a month-long horseback expedition across the Altai Mountains of western Mongolia with the intention of painting large-scale landscapes to raise funds for Snow Leopard conservation, a discussion with Palmer, McEachen and Rohde follows, part of the Environmental Film Festival. 7 p.m. American University, Doyle/Forman Theater, School of Communication, Center for Environmental Filmmaking, 201 McKinley Building, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 202-342-2564. www.dcenvironmentalfilmfest.org . Free, free shuttle bus from Tenleytown Metro.
“Who Owns Water” David Hanson, Michael Hanson and Andrew Kornylak’s 2014 film about three southern states locked in a battle over the fresh water of the Chattahoochee River, a slow, muddy river that transformed Atlanta from a small town to a growing, thirsty metropolis, part of the Environmental Film Festival. 7:30 p.m. Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church, 1 Chevy Chase Cir. NW. 202-342-2564. www.dcenvironmentalfilmfest.org . Free.
Groove theory hip-hop showcase Diverse program by hip-hop team Groove Theory. 7:30 p.m. Georgetown University, Rafik B. Hariri Building, Lohrfink Auditorium, 37th and O streets NW. 202-687-2787. $10, seniors $7.
Evening with T.C. Boyle The writer of fictional accounts of the lives and times of Alfred Kinsey, John Harvey Kellogg, Katherine McCormick and Frank Lloyd Wright reads from his forthcoming novel, “The Harder They Come ,” the horrifying trend of public shootings in America, a wine reception follows. 7:30 p.m. Folger Shakespeare Library, 201 East Capitol St. SE. 202-544-7077. $15.
Cherry Blossom running tour Led by National Park Service ranger along a leisurely 3
Faberge egg festival Faberge-inspired egg decorating, festive folk music, traditional Russian games. Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday from 1-5 p.m. Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens, 4155 Linnean Ave. NW. 202-686-5807. www.hillwoodmuseum.org . $18, seniors $15, college students $10, ages 6-18 $5, 5 and younger, free.
Eggstravaganza Easter Bunny visit, egg roll and more Bring a basket, spoon, one hard-boiled egg per child and a camera. 10 a.m.-noon. Tudor Place, 1644 31st St. NW. 202-965-0400. www.tudorplace.org . Children $10, accompanying adult $5, registration required.
Cherry Blossom ranger talks Daily on the hour from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thomas Jefferson Memorial, Plaza, 900 Ohio Dr. SW. 202-426-6841. Free.
Friendship Between Nations Family Day A National Cherry Blossom Festival Event, hands-on activities, learn about Japan’s gift and other ways nations express friendship, cooperation and goodwill. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. National Archives, Constitution Avenue and Seventh Street NW. 202-357-5000. Free.
Decorative impulse: Panel discussion Artist, scholar and author Bruce Metcalf moderates a discussion on the theme of the decorative impulse in contemporary crafts. 10:30 a.m. Smithsonian American Art Museum, Eighth and F streets NW. 202-633-1000. Free.
Chocolate: Health benefits, botany, tasting Biochemist Beth Burrous discusses the “bean to bar” process, food labels and health claims on chocolate-derived products, a tasting follows. Noon. U.S. Botanic Garden, Conservatory Garden Court, 100 Maryland Ave. SW. 202-225-8333. www.usbg.gov . Free, registration required.
Staged reading marathon Fresh, thought-provoking short plays and scenes from full-length plays by female playwrights. Noon. National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1250 New York Ave. NW. 202-783-5000. Free.
Carillon concert Edward M. Nassor performs Mathias van den Gheyn’s Preludio “Coucou” in C. 12:30 p.m. Washington National Cathedral, Bishop’s Garden, 3101 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-537-2228. Free.
Portrait story days: Toni Morrison Listen to a story written by Toni Morrison and complete a hands-on activity. Saturday from 1-4 p.m., Sunday from 2-5 p.m. National Portrait Gallery, first floor, Education Center, room E151, Eighth and F streets NW. 202-633-1000. Free.
“Of Oozies and Elephants ” Suzanne Campbell-Jones’s 2013 film about the Myanmar people who are the last in the world to use trained elephants and their handlers for selective logging, the removal of one tree at a time, an effort that helps preserve the forests, a story of men working together toward a common goal with huge, gracious animals that are critically endangered, part of the Environmental Film Festival. 2 p.m. National Museum of Natural History, Baird Auditorium, 10th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202-342-2564. www.dcenvironmentalfilmfest.org . Free, registration encouraged: www.go.si.edu/ageofhumans .
Cherry Blossom bike tour About three hours, led by a National Park Service ranger, with stops to view and discuss the trees, bring your bike, helmet, water and snacks. Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. Through April 12. Thomas Jefferson Memorial, Survey Lodge, 900 Ohio Dr. SW. 202-426-6841. Free.
“City Under the Sea” Guy and Anita Chaumette’s 2015 film about a city where predators pillage, imposters loot and con artists dupe — an epic exploration of the most densely populated city on earth made possible with the use of highly specialized macro cinematography that captures interactions among marine organisms so tiny they are overlooked, part of the Environmental Film Festival. 2:15 p.m. Carnegie Institution for Science, Elihu Root Auditorium, 1530 P St. NW. 202-342-2564. www.dcenvironmentalfilmfest.org . Free.
“Levitated Mass ” Doug Pray’s 2013 film about artist Michael Heizer’s multi-decade journey to move and transform a two-story, 340-ton granite boulder from Riverside, Calif., into an installation at the Los Angeles Country Museum of Art, part of the Environmental Film Festival. 3 p.m. National Gallery of Art, West Building Lecture Hall, Sixth Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202-342-2564. Free.
Storytelling science Professional storyteller Susan Strauss showcases how stories can transform scientific content into something meaningful and essential, and presents a variety of story forms and archetypes that will aid a naturalist in finding the right story for a particular audience or moment. 7-9 p.m. U.S. Botanic Garden, Conservatory Classroom, 100 Maryland Ave. SW. 202-225-8333. www.usbg.gov . Free, registration required.
Classical music concert Violinist Marilyn McDonald, cellist Kenneth Slowik and fortepianist Lambert Orkis perform Beethoven’s Three Trios of Op. 1; come at 6:30 p.m. and listen to artistic director discuss Beethoven’s life and times. Saturday and Sunday at 7:30 p.m. National Museum of American History, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202-633-3030. www.smithsonianassociates.org . $28.
“Silent No More” Deaf performers from No Limits Theatre Group in a program to promote awareness of the deaf community; a discussion between performers and audience members about the key issues affecting individuals with hearing loss follows. 7:30 p.m. Kennedy Center, Family Theater, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600. $25.
Lantern walk National Park Service ranger leads a stroll among the cherry trees, bring a flashlight. Saturday and next Thursday from 8-10 p.m. Tidal Basin Welcome Area. Call 202-426-6841 for exact location. Free.
Adriane Fang and Gesel Mason Performance projects. Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 7 p.m. Dance Place, 3225 Eighth St. NE. 202-269-1600. www.danceplace.org . $30, seniors $20, college students $15.
All aboard: Beyond the Tidal Basin tram tour Ride the open-air tram for a scenic and informative guided tour of the hundreds of types of cherry trees. 1-3 p.m. U.S. National Arboretum, 3501 New York Ave. NE. 202-245-4521. www.usna.usda.gov . $22, registration required.
Art Signs A volunteer American Sign Language gallery guide leads conversations about various artworks. 1 p.m., Smithsonian American Art Museum, F Street Lobby, Eighth and F streets NW. 202-633-1000. email@example.com . Free.
Pups ’n’ Petals dog walk Bring your leashed dog, bags and water for a pet-friendly walk among the cherry blossoms. 1-3 p.m., Lincoln Memorial, 23rd Street NW and West Potomac Park. Survey Lodge, 202-426-6841. Free.
Classical music concert Pianist Irina Nuzova, violinist Mara Milkis and cellist Sophie Shao perform works by Lili Boulanger, Rebecca Clarke, Sofia Gubaidulina, Clara Schumann, and Irina Tseslyukevich. 3:30 p.m. National Gallery of Art, West Building Garden Court, Sixth Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202-737-4215. Free.
Bach’s “St. John Passion” Michael McCarthy leads the Washington National Cathedral Combined Choirs and Baroque Orchestra and featured soloists in a narrative of Jesus Christ’s final suffering, death, burial and the hope of the resurrection. 4 p.m., Washington National Cathedral, Nave, 3101 Wisconsin Ave. NW. $25-$85; free garage parking. Ticket buyers can get 25 percent off with the code STJOHN25. 202-537-6200.
Dead Men’s Hollow concert A blend of bluegrass, country, blues and gospel performed with tight harmony vocals and backed by traditional bluegrass instrumentation of fiddle, banjo, mandolin, upright bass and guitar. 4 p.m. Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital, 921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. 202-549-4172. www.hillcenterdc.org . $20, age 12 and younger $5, in advance $15, registration required.
Rob Kapilow’s What Makes It Great? Why does a piece of music sometimes flow past your brain, suffuse your soul and remain in your memory? Answer: It’s great. Conductor, composer and commentator Rob Kapilow discusses Mozart’s Symphony No. 40 in G Minor, performed by the Peabody Chamber Orchestra, sponsored by Smithsonian Associates. 6 p.m. National Museum of Natural History, Baird Auditorium, 10th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202-633-3030. $20.
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 program. Thursdays from 1:30-5:30 p.m. and Fridays from 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. through April 10. Lamond-Riggs Library, 5401 South Dakota Ave. NE. 202-541-6255; Saturdays from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. through April 11. Mount Pleasant Library, 3160 16th St. NW. 202-671-3121; Mondays from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. through April 13. Capitol View Library, 5001 Central Ave. SE. 202-645-0755; Fridays from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and Mondays from 1:30-5:30 p.m. through April 13. Petworth Library, 4200 Kansas Ave. NW. 202-243-1188; Thursdays from 1:30-5 p.m. and Tuesdays from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. through April 14. Anacostia Library, 1800 Good Hope Rd. SE. 202-715-7707 or 202-715-7708; Mondays from 3:30-8 p.m. and Wednesdays from 1:30-6 p.m. through April 15. Southwest Library, 900 Wesley Pl. SW. 202-724-4752. Free.
Therapeutic yoga classes for cancer patients Leslie Rice leads cancer patients, survivors and their caregivers in sessions that may reduce stress. Mondays at 10:30 a.m. Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U St. NW. 202-483-8600. www.smithcenter.org . $10 per session or $25 per month.
Mental health and HIV confidential group For people with HIV and mental health challenges. Transportation tokens and refreshments provided. Mondays at 3:30 p.m. Sponsored by MetroHealth. 1012 14th St. NW. 202-638-0750. Free.
“RSC Live: Love’s Labour’s Lost” Film performance of the Shakespeare work recorded live in Stratford-upon-Avon by the Royal Shakespeare Company. 7 p.m. Folger Shakespeare Library, 201 East Capitol St. SE. 202-544-7077. $20.
Fiction fun with Gary Hall The dean of Washington National Cathedral leads a discussion on “The Sense of an Ending ,” Julian Barnes’s novel about a man who must deal with friends from his past and rethink his future, sponsored by Washington National Cathedral. Plan ahead for the April 27 discussion of Willa Cather’s “Death Comes for the Archbishop .” 7:30 p.m., Bratenahl House, 3525 Woodley Rd., NW. 202-537-6200. firstname.lastname@example.org . www.nationalcathedral.org . Free, reservations required.
“Lights Rise on Grace” Chad Beckim’s hot-blooded play that examines race, sexuality and family as the daughter of Chinese immigrants falls for the son of a combative African-American family. Pay-what-you-can previews, Monday-Tuesday at 8 p.m. Previews, Wednesday-Thursday at 8 p.m. Opening performance, Wednesday at 8 p.m., other shows, Thursdays-Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 3 and 8 p.m., Sundays at 2 and 7 p.m., Wednesdays at 8 p.m. Through April 26. Woolly Mammoth Theatre, 641 D St. NW. 202-393-3939. www.woollymammoth.net . $35-$75.
Chair yoga Beth Lawrence teaches how to connect the body and mind and relax deeply through a series of gentle seated and supported poses that promote self-care. All levels of experience welcome. Tuesdays at 11 a.m. Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U St. NW. 202-483-8600. www.smithcenter.org . $10 per class or $25 per month.
Classical music concert Sopranos Rebecca Kellerman Petretta and Katelyn Aungst and continuo Jeremy Filsell perform introspective and melismatic polyphonic music for Holy Week written by François Couperin. 12:10 p.m. Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW. 202-347-2635, Ext. 20. $10.
Sketching workshop Bring pencils and a sketchbook to work with objects on display in the Luce Foundation Center. Tuesdays at 2:30-4:30 p.m. Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center, Eighth and F streets NW. 202-633-1000. Free.
Growing gardeners Ages 2-4 may read, sing and play in the gardens. Tuesdays at 10-10:45 a.m. Through April 28. Tudor Place, 1644 31st St. NW. 202-965-0400. www.tudorplace.org. $5; adults free, registration required.
Cherry blossom tour and tea Docents lead an hour-long cathedral tour with emphasis on the blooming cherry trees, followed by tea in the Pilgrim Gallery. Tuesday-Wednesday 1:30 p.m. Washington National Cathedral, West End Docent Station, 3101 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-537-5581. www.allhallowsguild.org. $30.
Help for elementary, middle and high school students on all subjects Provided by KIPP teachers and geared toward its curriculum, age 8 and younger must have a parent present. Tuesdays at 4 p.m. Watha T. Daniel-Shaw Library, 1630 Seventh St. NW. 202-727-1288. Free.
Cathedral in quiet contemplation Walk the labyrinth, starting at 6 p.m., meditate, light a candle, receive healing prayer or just sit and listen to the strains of Native American flute and harp music at 7:30 p.m., Randon Billings Noble leads spiritual reading, writing and ruminating in Bethlehem Chapel. Washington National Cathedral, Nave, 3101 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-537-6200. www.nationalcathedral.org . Free.
Irving Berlin: the last of the troubadours American music specialist Robert Wyatt discusses the man once known as Israel Baline, a man who never knew how to play the piano or read music, a man who wrote more than 450 hit songs, 60 percent of them reaching the Top 10 list. Wyatt uses film clips and recordings of Ethel Merman, Fred Astaire, Ethel Waters and Bing Crosby written for Tin Pan Alley, the Broadway stage, radio, TV and for a worldwide military audience. 6:45 p.m. National Museum of the American Indian, Rasmuson Theater, Fourth Street and Independence Avenue SW. 202-633-3030. www.smithsonianassociates.org . $42.
Looking West: Ataturk and the Creation of Modern Turkey Turkish-American scientist, artist and author Bülent Atalay describes the conditions prevailing in Europe 500 years ago that led to the extraordinary ascent of the West over the great empires of the East, specifically the Ottoman and Chinese, and the revolution that Kemal Ataturk launched in Turkey following World War I that changed the face of the Ottoman Empire. 6:45 p.m. S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Dr. SW. 202-633-3030. www.smithsonianassociates.org . $42.
Temperance and woman suffrage: Reform movements and the women who changed America Page Harrington, executive director of the Sewall-Belmont House and Museum, leads a panel discussion on various reform movements and the women behind them. 7 p.m. National Archives, Constitution Avenue and Seventh Street NW. 202-357-5000. Free.
Gallery talk Deborah Gaston discusses the themes and artworks in “Picturing Mary: Woman, Mother, Idea.” Noon–12:30 p.m. National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1250 New York Ave. NW. 202-783-5000. Free.
Lunder behind the scenes A staff member discusses how conservators use science, art history and skilled hands to preserve objects from the museum’s collection in the Lunder Conservation Center. Wednesdays at 3 p.m. Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center, third floor, Eighth and F streets NW. 202-633-1000. Free.
Therapeutic yoga classes Alaina Sadick leads anyone interested in reducing stress and balancing the mind, body and spirit, formatted for gentle postures, progressive relaxation, breathing practices and meditation. All levels welcome. Wednesdays at 6 p.m. through April 29. Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U St. NW. 202-483-8600. www.smithcenter.org . $10 per class or $25 per month.
“Empire of Sin: A Story of Sex, Jazz, Murder and the Battle for Modern New Orleans ” Reading and discussion of the Gary Krist book. 7 p.m. Northeast Library, 330 Seventh St. NE. 202-698-0183. Free.
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