- Unity Community on the Hill’s Grand Bazaar will feature clothes, kitchen items, dinnerware and jewelry as well as services such as photos, color consultation, music lessons and more. 1 to 4 p.m. Free admission. Sanctuary, Unity Community on the Hill, 3655 Calvert St. NW. communityonthehill.org.
- Diane Keaton will sign copies of her book “The House That Pinterest Built,” about the building of her contemporary home. 10 a.m. Tickets available with purchase of the book. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919.
- The National Gallery of Art will present “Color’s Garden: An Adventure With the Elements of Art,” a play by Mary Hall Surface that celebrates the joys and discoveries of making a new kind of art (for ages 4 and older). 11:30 a.m. Free. East Building Auditorium, National Gallery of Art, 4th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. nga.gov/family. The performance will repeat Nov. 11 at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.; and Nov. 12 at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.
- As part of the Kids Euro Festival, the Shakespeare Theatre Company will present the 2012 stop-motion animated film “Toys in the Attic,” set in a magical world of toys and knick-knacks that live in a Prague attic. 1 to 3 p.m. Free; reservations required. Sidney Harman Hall, 610 F St. NW. shakespearetheatre.org.
- Children will hear a story about Pocahontas 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.
- Circle Yoga will host an information session about its upcoming yoga teacher training program. 7 p.m. Free. Circle Yoga, 3838 Northampton St. NW. 202-686-1104.
- The 19th annual Washington Jewish Music Festival will feature cellist Amit Peled in “Journey With My Jewishness,” about efforts to balance tradition, identity and self-expression. 12:30 p.m. $15 to $18. Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center, 1529 16th St. NW. wjmf.org/events.
- As part of the worldwide “Leonard Bernstein at 100” celebration, Vocal Arts DC will present New York Festival of Song with pianists Steven Blier and Michael Barrett in “The Passion of Leonard Bernstein.” 2 p.m. $50. Terrace Theater, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600.
- The Orpheus Chamber Orchestra will perform octets by Françaix and Schubert. 3:30 p.m. Free. West Garden Court, National Gallery of Art, 6th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202-737-4215.
- Cellist Victor Julien-Laferrière and pianist Guillaume Bellom will perform works by Beethoven, Brahms, Escaich, Martinů and Shostakovich. 4 p.m. $20 to $40; reservations suggested. Cosmos Club, 2121 Massachusetts Ave. NW. phillipscollection.org/events.
- The City Choir of Washington and soloist Mathilda Edge, winner of the Friday Morning Music Club Foundation’s 2016 Washington International Competition for Voice, will perform Barber’s “Adagio for Strings” and Bruckner’s “Mass in F Minor.” 4:30 p.m. $15 to $50. National Presbyterian Church, 4101 Nebraska Ave. NW. washingtonmasterchorale.org.
- Brother Josép Martinez-Cubero, a tenor, will perform works by Ralph Vaughan-Williams, Benjamin Britten, Maurice Ravel, Frank Loesser and John Denver, among others. 5 p.m. Free. St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, 3001 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-363-8286.
- Organist Jeremy Filsell will present a recital. 5:15 p.m. $10 donation suggested. Washington National Cathedral, Massachusetts and Wisconsin avenues NW. cathedral.org.
- Busboys and Poets will present a performance by Butterscotch and Be Steadwell. 7 to 9 p.m. $5 to $15; reservations required. Busboys and Poets Takoma, 235 Carroll St. NW. 202-726-0856.
- The 19th annual Washington Jewish Music Festival will feature local cantors Arianne Brown, Elisheva Dienstfrey and Hinda Labovitz in “Bimah to Broadway to Beltway.” 7:30 p.m. $18 to $22. Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center, 1529 16th St. NW. wjmf.org/events.
- The Isley Brothers, recipients of four Grammy Awards during their four-decade career in popular music, will perform. 8 p.m. $49 to $89. Concert Hall, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600.
Discussions and lectures
- Ed Roslof, former seminary professor and dean, will begin a four-part series marking the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. 10:15 a.m. Free. St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, 3001 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-363-8286.
- The Rev. Robert W. Lee — a descendant of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee who recently stepped down from his church in North Carolina after negative reaction to his comments on racial justice — will preach on “The Christian General.” 11 a.m. Free. Western Presbyterian Church, 2401 Virginia Ave. NW. westernpresbyterian.org.
- David Downie will discuss his book “A Taste of Paris: A History of the Parisian Love Affair With Food” in conversation with Jacki Lyden, host of NPR’s “The Seams.” 1 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919.
- Zak Bickel, associate art director at The Atlantic, will present a “Beyond the Studio” workshop on art direction, featuring a talk and a related hands-on activity. 1 to 3 p.m. Free; reservations required. Luce Foundation Center, Smithsonian American Art Museum, 8th and G streets NW. s.si.edu/2f43oIC.
- Jed Perl will discuss his book “Calder: The Conquest of Time: The Early Years: 1898-1940” — the first biography of Alexander Calder, one of the most beloved and widely admired artists of the 20th century — in conversation with Alexander S.C. Rower, Calder’s grandson and president of the Calder Foundation. 2 p.m. Free. East Building Auditorium, National Gallery of Art, 4th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. 202-737-4215.
- Michael Connelly will discuss his book “Two Kinds of Truth.” 3 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose at The Wharf, 70 District Square SW. politics-prose.com/wharf.
- David Friend, a Vanity Fair editor and Emmy-winning documentary producer, will discuss his book “The Naughty Nineties: The Triumph of the American Libido” in conversation with Scott Stossel. 3 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919.
- Former at-large D.C. Council member and five-time mayoral candidate Carol Schwartz will discuss her autobiography “Quite a Life! From Defeat to Defeat … and Back,” about her life story as well as a front-row view of local D.C politics spanning five decades. A book signing will follow. 3:30 to 5 p.m. Free. Oohhs & Aahhs, 5933 Georgia Ave. NW.
- Linda Greenhouse will discuss her book “Just a Journalist: On the Press, Life, and the Spaces Between.” 5 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919.
- “A Continuing Talk on Race Presents: Alternatives to Calling the Police — Community Initiative” will feature Petworth residents Margaret Ringler, Leonid Liu, Marianne Baldwin, Molly Maddra and Sal Shabazz. 5 to 7 p.m. Free. Langston Room, Busboys and Poets 14th & V, 2021 14th St. NW. 202-387-7638.
- Friends of Forest Hills Playground will celebrate Halloween with a costume parade, a dance party, a storytime, a fire truck visit, face painting and a bake sale (rescheduled from Oct. 29 due to inclement weather). 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Free admission. Forest Hills Playground, 32nd and Chesapeake streets NW. facebook.com/ForestHillsPlayground.
- “Sweden on the Screen” will feature the children’s movie “Tsatsiki, Dad and the Olive War.” 2 p.m. Free; reservations suggested. House of Sweden, 2900 K St. NW. www.swedenabroad.com/washington.
- “Lateral Time: John Akomfrah and Smoking Dogs Films” will feature Akomfrah’s 2011 film “The Nine Muses,” a layered meditation on human mass migration and its relationship to land use and culture. 4:30 p.m. Free. East Building Auditorium, National Gallery of Art, 4th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202-737-4215.
- The 25th annual Film|Neu festival of German-language cinema will close with Petra Volpe’s film “The Divine Order (Die göttliche Ordnung),” about a 45-year-old housewife in the Swiss countryside in the early 1970s who starts campaigning for equality and the right to vote when her husband refuses to allow her to work outside the home. A reception with a “Divine” cocktail and Swiss treats will precede the screening. Reception at 7 p.m.; screening at 7:30 p.m. $17.50. Landmark’s E Street Cinema, 555 11th St. NW. filmneu.org.
Performances and readings
- Georgetown University’s Black Theatre Ensemble will present “The Hand That Feeds You,” a play by students Mackenzie Foy and Kendell Long about the political and professional arc of two influential black activists who meet after a protest. 2 p.m. $5. Village C Theatre, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. performingarts.georgetown.edu.
- DancEthos will present a performance in collaboration with the West Shore Piano Trio, fusiondance and RawArts Dance. 2 p.m. $10 to $25. The Dance Loft on 14 Theater, 4616 14th St. NW. dancethos.org.
- The Fuego Flamenco XIII festival, which brings leading Spanish flamenco dancers and musicians to the U.S., will open with a performance of “Flamenco Extranjero/Foreign Flamenco,” choreographed and directed by Edwin Aparicio, Aleksey Kulikov, Fanny Ara and Carola Zertuche. 2 p.m. $30 to $45. GALA Theatre, 3333 14th St. NW. 202-234-7174.
- Newbery Award medalist Kwame Alexander will present a poetry reading as well as excerpts from his new book “Solo,” and musician Randy Preston will perform original music composed for the book. A Q&A and book signing with Alexander will follow. 3 to 4:30 p.m. Free. Busboys and Poets Takoma, 235 Carroll St. NW. 202-726-0856.
- Teatro de la Luna will present “Informe para una Academia/A Lecture for an Academy” by Franz Kafka with Pablo Guillén (performed in Spanish). 4 p.m. $20 to $25. Casa de la Luna, 4020 Georgia Ave. NW. 202-882-6227.
- Words Beats & Life will present “Top Notch,” featuring the final rounds in a competition among 3v3 teams of b-boys and b-girls from around the country as they defy the laws of gravity and compete for cash prizes while live DJs spin the hottest tracks. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600.
- Regie Cabico and Danielle Evennou will host “Sparkle,” an open mic event for LGBT-dedicated poets. 8 to 10 p.m. $5. Langston Room, Busboys and Poets 14th & V, 2021 14th St. NW. 202-387-7638.
- The 8th National Race to End Women’s Cancer will feature a 5K run and 1-mile walk. 7:30 a.m. for registration; 9:30 a.m. race start. $45. Freedom Plaza, Pennsylvania Avenue between 13th and 14th streets NW. endwomenscancer.org.
- The seventh annual FANtastic March will feature a 5K run/walk and silent auction to raise funds for Jefferson Middle School Academy. 9 a.m. $45, which includes a T-shirt, stretching session and post-run breakfast; free for ages 12 and younger. Mandarin Oriental Washington DC, 1330 Maryland Ave. SW. razoo.com/story/Mandarin5k.
- The Colonial Dames of America Chapter III will host an open house at the historic Abner Cloud House, the oldest original building along the C&O Canal and a primary example of Federal architecture in Washington. Noon to 5 p.m. Free. Abner Cloud House, Canal and Reservoir roads NW. email@example.com.
- The National Museum of Women in the Arts will host the second annual DC Art Book Fair, featuring more than 40 artists selling zines, books, comics, prints and more. The fair will coincide with the museum’s Community Day, a monthly opportunity to explore current exhibitions and the regular collection. Noon to 5 p.m. Free. National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1250 New York Ave. NW. 202-783-7370.
Tours and walks
- In conjunction with the 44th Annual Conference on D.C. History, John O’Brien will lead a tour of New York Avenue Presbyterian Church focusing on its role as the downtown headquarters for the Poor People’s Campaign in 1968. Noon to 12:45 p.m Free; reservations required. Meet in the sanctuary of the New York Avenue Presbyterian Church, 1313 New York Ave. NW. dchistory.org/programs/annual-conference.
- Professional tour guide Clarence Shaw will lead a walking tour on “The Street Where It Happened: U Street and 1968” in conjunction with the 44th Annual Conference on D.C. History. Noon to 1:15 p.m. Free; reservations required. Meet at the African American Civil War Museum, 1925 Vermont Ave. NW. dchistory.org/programs/annual-conference.
- Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington deputy director Wendy Thurman will lead a walking tour on “Jewish Downtown Washington” in conjunction with the 44th Annual Conference on D.C. History. 1 to 2:30 p.m. Free; reservations required. Meet at 3rd and G streets NW. dchistory.org/programs/annual-conference.