Events calendar: Saturday, Dec. 30

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Book sales

  • The Chevy Chase DC Friends of the Library group’s used bookstore FOLio will offer “Super Sale Saturdays” in December with hardcover books for $1 and paperbacks for 50 cents. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free admission. Second floor, Chevy Chase Library, 5625 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-282-0021.
  • The group Friends of the Mount Pleasant Library will hold its weekly used-book sale. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free admission. Mount Pleasant Library, 3160 16th St. NW. 202-671-3121.

Children’s programs

  • Keegan Theatre will present “How to Catch a Leprechaun,” a children’s musical based on an Irish folk tale (for ages 3 and older). 11 a.m. $15. Andrew Keegan Theatre, 1742 Church St. NW. 202-265-3767. The performance will repeat Sunday at 11 a.m.
  • A park ranger will lead a planetarium program about the season’s brightest stars, planets and constellations (for ages 5 and older). 1 p.m. Free. Rock Creek Nature Center, 5200 Glover Road NW. 202-895-6070. The program will repeat Sunday at 1 p.m.
  • Children will hear a story about John James Audubon and then create a special piece of art. 1 to 4 p.m. Free. National Portrait Gallery, 8th and F streets NW. 202-633-1000.
  • The House of Sweden will host a weekly storytime for children and families to experience Swedish children’s literature. 2 p.m. Free. House of Sweden, 2900 K St. NW. swedenabroad.com/washington.
  • A park ranger will lead a planetarium program about the solar system, the Milky Way and other deep space objects (for ages 7 and older). 4 to 4:45 p.m. Free. Rock Creek Nature Center, 5200 Glover Road NW. 202-895-6070. The program will repeat Sunday at 4 p.m.

Class

  • The Mount Pleasant Library will present “Saturday Morning Yoga.” 10 a.m. Free. Mount Pleasant Library, 3160 16th St. NW. 202-671-3122.

Concert

  • Students of Nick Fliakas will perform a winter recital. 6 p.m. Free. Middle C Music, 4530 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-244-7326.

Discussion

  • The African American Women’s Resource Center’s “Kitchen Table Talks” series will feature Detra Jumoke Dorsey of the All-African People’s Revolutionary Party and Ajowa Nzinga Ifateyo of The Burning Spear newspaper discussing strategies for social justice movements today. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free. African American Women’s Resource Center, 840 1st Street NE. 202-570-9522.

Films

  • The National Gallery of Art will present Jean-Pierre Cottet and Guillaume Cottet’s 2017 documentary “Vermeer, Beyond Time,” which focuses on the artist’s family life, his artistic contemporaries, his conversion to Catholicism, and the wider world of the 17th-century Dutch Golden Age. Noon. Free. East Building Auditorium, National Gallery of Art, 4th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202-737-4215. The film will be shown again Dec. 31 at 2 p.m.
  • The National Geographic Museum will screen “Jerusalem 3-D,” which features aerial footage of the ancient city of Jerusalem. Noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. $7. Grosvenor Auditorium, 1600 M St. NW. 202-857-7700. The film will also be shown Dec. 31 at the same times.

Performances

  • Step Afrika! will present “Magical Musical Holiday Step Show 2017,” a family-friendly performance by the internationally renowned percussive dance company. 2 p.m. $18 to $40. Sprenger Theatre, Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St. NE. 202-399-7993.
  • Zan McLeod and Friends will present a “Celtic Holiday” program of traditional Irish music with step dancing featuring dancers Joe Duffey and Erika Neilsen. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600.

Special events

  • “ZooLights” will feature environmentally friendly LED displays, a light show set to music, 150-foot-long “snow tubing” tracks, the Conservation Carousel, live entertainment, and a glow-in-the-dark play zone for children. 5 to 9 p.m. Free admission. National Zoo, 3001 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-633-4470. The event will repeat Jan. 1.
  • Chef Jennifer Mcllvaine will present “Dinner at the Chef’s Table: Classic Umbrian Menu,” featuring a five-course meal paired with wines from Terre Margaritelli. 7 to 10 p.m. $90; reservations required. Via Umbria, 1525 Wisconsin Ave. NW. viaumbria.com/events.

Sporting event

  • The Washington Capitals will play the New Jersey Devils. 7 p.m. $48 to $780. Capital One Arena (formerly Verizon Center), 601 F St. NW. 800-745-3000.

Tours

  • “As the Wheel Turns” will feature tours of Peirce Mill about the power of water and its connection to food. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. Peirce Mill, Tilden Street and Beach Drive NW. 202-895-6070. The tours will also be offered Sunday.
  • “Rhyme to Reason: How Words Changed America” will feature a tour of the authors and performers associated with the gallery who have shaped history and culture across the centuries. 1:30 and 4:30 p.m. Free. National Portrait Gallery, 8th and F streets NW. 202-633-1000.