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Cultural and community events in the District, Feb. 17-23, 2017

Posted on Feb 17,2017
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WASHINGTON, DC. - FRIDAY, FEB. 17

Income Tax Assistance Meet with a qualified AARP tax aide at your local library to help answer your tax questions and prepare your 2016 income tax filing. Fridays and Mondays at 10 a.m. Through April 18. Woodridge Library, 1790 Douglas St. NE. 202-541-6226. woodridgelibrary@dc.gov. Free.

Conversation Circles Adults can practice their English and learn about U.S. history and culture through portraiture. The program starts with a gallery talk led by a museum educator, followed by the formation of small conversation circles focusing on the day’s theme. Fridays 10 a.m.-noon. National Portrait Gallery, Eighth and F streets NW. 202-633-1000. Free.

Children’s safety seats and belts inspection D.C. Safe Kids ensures the proper installation of seats and seat belts. Fridays from 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. The Arc, 1901 Mississippi Ave. SE. 202-476-3618. thearcdc.org. Free.

Preschool story time Ages 3-5 and their adult caregivers explore stories and activities that encourage them to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning in this 30-40 minute program designed to promote language and listening skills, expand children’s imaginations and arouse their curiosity about the world around them. Fridays at 10:30 and 11 a.m. through Dec. 19. Tenley-Friendship Library, 4450 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-727-1488. tenleylibrary@dc.gov. Free, tickets distributed at the Children’s Desk 30 minutes before the program starts.

Move, Dance, Create Stretch your creative capacity, feel good and connect with fellow participants through a variety of dance styles in a well-paced session; all experience levels welcome. Fridays at 11 am. Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U St. NW. 202-483-8600. smithcenter.org. $10 per class or $25 per month.

“Faik Konitza: Encounters of a Washington Diplomat and his Lost Library” Agron Alibali, a lawyer, discusses the life and work of Faik Konitza, prewar Albanian minister to Washington. Noon. Library of Congress, Madison Building, Montpelier Room, 101 Independence Ave. SE. 202-707-4371. Free.

Income tax assistance Meet with a qualified AARP tax aide at your local library to help answer your tax questions and prepare your 2016 returns. Fridays and Mondays at noon. Through April 14. Petworth Library, 4200 Kansas Ave. NW. 202-243-1188. petworthlibrary@dc.gov. Free.

Commemorative textiles Katherine Hill Winters, museum programs and collections associate, discusses commemorative textiles as an affordable collector’s item. Up-close viewing of the textiles for about 30 minutes. 12:30 p.m. Anderson House, 2118 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 202-785-2040. Free.

Classical piano recital Christopher Schmitt Henley performs Beethoven’s Sonata, Op. 57, “Asassionata,” and Chopin’s Scherzo Nos. 2, 3, and 4. 12:15-1 p.m. National City Christian Church, 5 Thomas Cir. NW. Call 202-797-0103 or email nationalcitycc.org. Free; donations welcome.

National Symphony Orchestra: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Week Members of the National Symphony Orchestra perform chamber works by Fauré, Beethoven and Saint-Saëns. 6 p.m. Kennedy Center, Millennium Stage, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600. Free.

“The Nightmare Before Christmas” (1993)
Tim Burton’s seamless marriage of music and animation with the music and lyrics of Danny Elfman, starring the voices of Chris Sarandon, Catherine O’Hara, Paul Reubens and Ken Page. Friday at 7 p.m. On Saturday at noon, there will a family-friendly screening of the film. Library of Congress, Madison Building, Mary Pickford Theater, 101 Independence Ave. SE. 202-707-5502. Free.

SATURDAY, FEB. 18

Income Tax Assistance Meet with a qualified AARP tax aide at your local library to help answer your tax questions and prepare your 2016 income tax filing. Saturdays at 10 a.m. Through April 15. Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library, 1630 Seventh St. NW. wathashawlibrary@dc.gov. 202-727-1288. Free.

Citizenship classes Saturdays through April 8. 10 a.m.-noon. Chevy Chase United Methodist Church, 7001 Connecticut Ave., Chevy Chase. 301-652-8700 or office@chevychaseumc.org. Free.

“Babe” The story of a young pig fighting to become a sheepdog. 10 a.m. Avalon Theatre, 5612 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-966-6000. theavalon.org. $9.

Saturday morning Yoga Start your Saturdays with Carol, Marjorie and relaxing, stress-free yoga. Wear comfortable clothing and bring water and a yoga mat; a signed waiver is required. Saturdays at 10 a.m. through Dec. 30. Mount Pleasant Library, 3160 16th St. NW. mtpleasantlibrary@dc.gov. 202-671-3121. Free.

Family story time Children and their caregivers listen to 30 to 40 minutes of stories that promote language and literacy skills to further the lifelong love of reading and learning. Saturdays 10:30 a.m. Tenley-Friendship Library, 4450 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-727-1488. tenleylibrary@dc.gov. Saturdays at 10:30 a.m., Northeast Library, 330 Seventh St. NE. 202-698-0183. Free.

“Follow That Fiddle” National Symphony Orchestra musician Glenn Donnellan will introduce children 3 and older plus baseball and music fans to the Electric Slugger, an electric violin that he made from a baseball bat, and then play a variety of musical styles on this and a variety of violins from around the world. 6 p.m. Kennedy Center, Millennium Stage, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600. Free.

Yoga at your library For beginner adults and teens; no experience necessary, bring a mat or borrow one from the library for the class. Saturdays at 11 a.m. through September 30. Petworth Library, 4200 Kansas Ave. NW. petworthlibrary@dc.gov. 202-243-1188. Free.

Presidential family fun day Celebrate America’s presidents with games, music and stovepipe hat workshops with the staff from President Lincoln’s Cottage. 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. National Portrait Gallery, Eighth and F streets NW. 202-633-1000. Free.

Dance Place gardening with Carla Perlo Learn to plant from seed, care for plants and garden in the Native Plant Garden and around Brookland/Edgewood. Saturdays 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Dance Place, 3225 Eighth St. NE. 202-269-1600. danceplace.org. Free.

Source Washington post



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