MUSIC: DC's mayor, Vincent Gray, presents the annual Mayor's Arts Awards at the Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage. The lucky recipients, who are also performing, include the Post-Classical Ensemble, the Jones-Haywood Dance School, salsa orchestra Sin Miedo, and opera singer Kenneth Gayle. 6 PM; free.
The Children’s Choir of the Opéra National de Paris has toured the world—30 countries and five continents—as "vocal ambassadors of France." Hear them tonight at a free performance at La Maison Française; 7:30 PM. RSVP at Event Brite.
German electronic-music master Pantha Du Prince is returning to U Street Music Hall. His show last year was full of minimal beats and a sound described as "having a liquid quality." 9 PM; get tickets ($10) at Ticket Fly or at the door ($12).
LECTURE: Interior designer Mona Hajj's projects have included everything from Eastern Shore beach houses to Luxembourg's DC Embassy, and she was named one the top 100 designers and architects by Architectural Digest. Hajj is speaking about her work and her book, Interior Visions, at the Corcoran Gallery of Art. 7 PM; buy tickets ($15) at the museum's Web site.
FESTIVAL: Find out what's in your past at the National Archives Genealogy Fair, today and tomorrow from 9:30 to 4:30. Research your family's history and take advantage of expert advice, whether you're an experienced genealogist or just starting your research. Free; for a complete schedule of events, visit the Archives Web site.