The Going Out Guide recommends free or low-cost things to do this week. (Events are free unless otherwise noted.)


Author Wes Moore visits Politics and Prose to discuss his latest book "The Work: My Search for a Life That Matters" on Monday. (Photo by Amun-Ankhra)

Wes Moore

In his latest book, "The Work: My Search for a Life That Matters," Baltimore native Wes Moore discusses finding a sense of purpose in life and how his studies, travels and other critical moments in his life have helped him on his journey.

Monday at 7 p.m. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW.

202-364-1919. www.politics-prose.com.

The Golden Era of Hip-Hop: From Then to Now

Featuring authors Brian Coleman, Wes Jackson and Alan Page, this panel discussion focuses on how hip-hop has evolved from its inception. Moderated by Ron Dj'Rbi Brown, the event also features music by  DJ 2-Tone Jones.

Tuesday at 6 p.m. Busboys and Poets, Langston Room, 2021 14th St. NW.

202-387-7638. www.busboysandpoets.com. RSVP here.

Tarus Mateen and WestAfroEast

Catch a performance by Washington-based jazz bassist Tarus Mateen and his group WestAfroEast, which infuses African roots music with Afro-Cuban and Malian dance music.

Wednesday at 6 p.m. Kennedy Center, Millennium Stage, 2700 F ST. NW.

202-467-4600. www.kennedy-center.org.

STEM Game Night: Beta Play

Here's a chance to learn something new and have fun at the same time. During this game night, visitors can mingle with developers, try out STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) games, play and remix elements of "Rock, Paper Scissors," and more.

Thursday at 6:30 p.m. Koshland Science Museum, 525 E St. NW. 202-334-1201. www.koshland-science-museum.org. $10, $7 for students. Pizza and refreshments served. Advance ticket purchase recommended.

'American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs'

Looking for a little inspiration this week? Attend this screening of the award-winning documentary about Grace Lee Boggs, a social activist, author and philosopher, who was born in 1915 and whose involvement in social issues in the United States has spanned seven decades.

Saturday at 2 p.m. Anacostia Community Museum, 1901 Fort Pl. SE. 202-633-4844. anacostia.si.edu.