Monday, Sept. 16
The Shepherd's Center of Oakton-Vienna sponsors Lunch n’ Life, which will take place from 12 pm to 2 pm at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 2589 Chain Bridge Road. Black Coffee will perform favorite jazz hits. Cost is $10 for lunch and entertainment. For additional information and to make reservations, please call (703) 281-0538.
Freedom Theatre performs South African drama “The Island” at 7:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at Georgetown University’s Davis Performing Arts Center, 37th and O streets, NW. The cost is $15, $12 for seniors, $7 for students. 202-687-2787.
Tuesday, Sept. 17
Historic Vienna, Inc. is sponsoring a lecture by Air Force veteran, retired diplomat, Patch blogger and author Robert F. Dorr at 7:30 pm at Vienna Town Hall. Dorr will discuss his latest book, “Mission to Tokyo,” the story of the American airmen, ground crews and escorts who flew long-range bombing missions during the final months of World War II. The presentation is open to the public and refreshments will be served. For more information call (703) 938-5187 or visit www.historicviennainc.org.
Drink up and join the Arlington Food Assistance Center in taking action to fight hunger in the community. From 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. at Dogfish Head Alehouse in Falls Church, 6363 Seven Corners Center, 20 percent of the proceeds will benefit AFAC. The event includes a raffle and live music. 703-534-3342.
Sign the U.S. Constitution. A National Park Service ranger dressed in Colonial attire discusses the U.S. Constitution and invites visitors to sign a copy with a quill pen. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thomas Jefferson Memorial, 900 Ohio Dr., SW, Washington. Free. 202-438-9667.
Catch a showing of “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead.” Tom Stoppard directed this film version based on his play. 6 p.m., Georgetown Library, 3260 R St., NW, Washington. Free. 202-727-0232.
Teens can learn about earning volunteer hours at the Falls Church library this fall at the Teen Volunteer Orientation for ages 12-18. Registration required for the 7 p.m. event. Call 703-248-5034 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, Sept. 18
Classical Music. Serbian flutist Andjela Bratic and Serbian pianist Jasna Popovic perform at the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage at 6 p.m. Free. The Kennedy Center is located at 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600.
Speak and Spell. Virginia’s own Sen. Tim Kaine and Rep. Gerry Connolly will take the stage along with other lawmakers and journalists in that most American of showdowns – the spelling bee. Howard Fineman from the Huffington Post and Major Garrett from CBS News are some of the journalist contestants. $25 at 8 p.m., 529 14thSt., NW, 13th Floor, Washington. 202-662-7500.
Thursday, Sept. 19
Stretch out with pilates in the park. Bring a mat Thursdays through Oct. 10 to Farragut Square, 17th and K streets, NW. Free. 5:30 p.m. 202-463-3400.
Catch a film screening about a local graffiti artist, “The Legend of Cool ‘Disco’ Dan.” Graffiti historian and author Roger Gastman hosts the event. He will also discuss graffiti and its roots in New York and Philadelphia. 6:30-8:45 p.m., S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Dr. SW, Washington. $25. 202-633-3030.
Enjoy a reading from “I Am Venus,” a new historical novel from Georgetown University professor Bárbara Mujica, whose novel “Frida” about artist Frida Kahlo was an international bestseller. Her new novel re-imagines the life and loves of Baroque Spanish painter Diego Velázquez. 7 p.m., Bethesda Barnes & Noble, 4801 Bethesda Ave., Bethesda, Md.
Friday, Sept. 20
The Old Town Boutique District in Old Town Alexandria is holding its 6th annual Scavenger Hunt. From Friday toSunday, visit all of the Old Town Boutique District stores and get your passport stamped to receive a swag bag and a chance to win prizes. oldtownboutiquedistrict.com
The McLean branch of the American Association of University Women will hold its 44th used book sale Friday through Sunday at the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave. in McLean, Va. 703-527-4206.