Joshua Wolf Shenk

In Conversation with Alix Spiegel - 7:00 pm

In Powers of Two: Finding the Essence of Innovation in Creative Pairs, Shenk breaks the myth of the lone genius apart and draws on new scientific research to show how the pair is...

The Sharp Things

CANCELED - 8:00 am

Due to unforeseen circumstances, this show has been canceled.

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

7:00 pm

In Off the Sidelines: Raise Your Voice, Change the World, the senator from New York recounts her personal journey in public service and galvanizes women to reach beyond their busy...

Jeffrey Kluger

7:00 pm

In The Narcissist Next Door: Understanding the Monster in Your Family, in Your Office, in Your Bed-in Your World, Kluger, the chief science writer at Time magazine, frames the new...

Ronna & Beverly

7:00 pm

Comedians Jamie Denbo and Jessica Chaffin bring their alter egos, fifty-something Jewish mothers Ronna and Beverly, to our Downstairs stage for a live-taping of their self-titled,...

Individual Meeting Training

Introduction to Community Organizing - 6:45 pm

Reverend Luis Leon from St. John’s Church organizers from the Industrial Areas Foundation lead an introduction to community organizing principles on how to conduct a one-on-one...

David Mitchell

7:00 pm

In The Bone Clocks, the best-selling author tells the spellbinding story of a teenage runaway who wanders deep into the English countryside, where visions and coincidences reorder...

Joyce Carol Oates

In Conversation with Louis Bayard - 7:00 pm

Lovely, Dark, Deep is a collection of ten stories that map the eerie darkness within us all, making visceral the terror, hurt, and uncertainty that lurk at the edges of ordinary...


Who Needs a Pulse

with Clones of Clones and Nighttime Adventure Society - 8:00 pm

The DC-based duo formerly known as "Mike and Cody" brings its danceable pop electronic sound to our Downstairs stage.

Back to School Comedy Featuring Louis ...

with Mike Finazzo and Grant Gordon - 7:00 pm

Deftly combining high and lowbrow humor, Katz headlines an evening of class act comedy featuring emerging stand-up comedians on our Downstairs stage.

A portion of our arts programming is funded in part by the District of Columbia and by the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities, an agency supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

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