Events calendar: Sunday, Oct. 22

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Children’s programs

  • As part of the Kids Euro Festival, the National Gallery of Art will present celebrated French animator and storyteller Michel Ocelot’s 2016 film “Ivan Tsarevitch and the Changing Princess” (in French with English subtitles). 11:30 a.m. Free. East Building Auditorium, National Gallery of Art, 4th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. 202-737-4215.
  • 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.
  • Children will hear a story about Frida Kahlo 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.
  • A park ranger will lead a “Spooky Night Sky” planetarium program about strange and unusual astronomical occurrences (for ages 5 and older). 4 p.m. Free. Rock Creek Nature Center, 5200 Glover Road NW. 202-895-6070.
  • “Boo at the Zoo” will feature animal encounters and festive decorations along with candy and snack foods from more than 40 treat stations throughout the National Zoo. 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. $20 to $30. National Zoo, 3001 Connecticut Ave. NW. nationalzoo.si.edu/events/boo-zoo.

Concerts

  • Musicians of “The President’s Own” U.S. Marine Band will perform works by Beethoven, Andriessen, Gabaye, Popper and Bartók. 2 p.m. Free. John Philip Sousa Band Hall, Marine Barracks Annex, 7th and K streets SE. 202-433-4011.
  • The D.C. Public Library and Goethe-Institut Washington will present “Jazz in the Basement,” featuring pianist Harry Appelman and bass clarinetist Todd Marcus. 2 to 4 p.m. Free. Goethe-Institut Washington, Suite 3, 1990 K St. NW. goethe.de/washington.
  • The Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic and violinist Leonid Sushansky will perform works by Tchaikovsky and Virginia composer Ben Roundtree. 3 p.m. $20; free for ages 18 and younger. Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW. wmpamusic.org.
  • Violinist Lina Bahn and cellist Matt Haimovitz will collaborate with choreographer Lynn Neuman and her Artichoke Dance Company and poet Melissa Tuckey to celebrate music that promotes awareness of our oceans. 3:30 p.m. Free. West Garden Court, National Gallery of Art, 6th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202-737-4215.
  • Cellist Seth Parker Woods will make his D.C. debut in a concert featuring works by J.S. Bach and Cambodian composer Chinary Ung. 4 p.m. $20 to $40; reservations suggested. Phillips Collection, 1600 21st St. NW. phillipscollection.org/events.
  • The Catherine & Mary Roth Concert Series will present “A Gala Benefit Concert for Hurricane Relief,” featuring singers Alessandro Marc, Debra Lawrence, Laura Choi Stuart, David Steinhorn, Brian Quenton Thorne and Alvy Powell. 5 p.m. Free; donations will benefit Catholic Relief Services. Annunciation Catholic Church, 3810 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 202-441-7678.
  • Students of Gjinovefa Sako will perform a Halloween recital. 5 and 6 p.m. Free. Middle C Music, 4530 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-244-7326.
  • The Georgetown Concert Series will present “Leonard Bernstein at 100,” featuring the Washington National Opera Domingo-Cafritz Young Artists. 5 p.m. $30. St. John’s Episcopal Church, Georgetown Parish, 3240 O St. NW. 202-338-1796.
  • Guest organist Jacob Reed from Yale University will present a recital. 5:15 p.m. $10 donation suggested. Washington National Cathedral, Massachusetts and Wisconsin avenues NW. cathedral.org.
  • The “Masterworks of Five Centuries” concert series will feature Smithsonian Chamber Players with an all-Brahms concert using a late-Viennese all-wooden fortepiano similar to the instrument Brahms used while composing his first two piano quartets. Pre-concert lecture from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m.; concert from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. $25 to $30. Music Hall, National Museum of American History, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202-633-3030.

Discussions and lectures

  • The Sunday Forum will present a conversation on “The Jesus Movement in the World” with the Most Rev. Michael Bruce Curry, the presiding bishop and primate of the Episcopal Church, and Washington National Cathedral Dean Randy Hollerith. 10:10 a.m. Free. Washington National Cathedral, Massachusetts and Wisconsin avenues NW. cathedral.org.
  • Kenneth T. Walsh will discuss his book “Ultimate Insiders: White House Photographers and How They Shape History.” 1 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919.
  • Adriaan Waiboer, head of collections and research at the National Gallery of Ireland in Dublin, and Arthur K. Wheelock Jr., curator of northern Baroque paintings at the National Gallery of Art, will offer an introduction to the exhibition “Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting: Inspiration and Rivalry.” 2 p.m. Free. East Building Auditorium, National Gallery of Art, 4th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. 202-737-4215.
  • Lise Hamlin, director of public policy at the Hearing Loss Association of America, will discuss advocacy work, including passage of legislation to make over-the-counter hearing aids available. 2 p.m. Free. Tenley-Friendship Library, 4450 Wisconsin Ave. NW. hlaadc.org.
  • Meryl Gordon will discuss her book “Bunny Mellon: The Life of an American Style Legend.” 3 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919.
  • Artist Vincent Valdez will discuss his works in the exhibition “The Face of Battle: Americans at War, 9/11 to Now.” 3 p.m. Free. National Portrait Gallery, 8th and F streets NW. 202-633-1000.
  • Theodore Fuller will discuss his book “The Third Migration: African Americans in Paris.” 3 to 5 p.m. Free; reservations requested. The Potter’s House, 1658 Columbia Road NW. pottershousedc.org.
  • “Tea With a Bookseller: Previews of the Newest Mystery and Suspense Titles” will feature Eileen McGervey, owner of One More Page Books in Arlington. 4 p.m. $20 to $30. S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Drive SW. 202-633-3030.
  • Julie Lythcott-Haims will discuss her book “Real American: A Memoir,” about the challenges she faced growing up as the biracial daughter of an African-American father and a white British mother. 5 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919.
  • Simba Sana — co-founder and former leader of Karibu Books, a major indie-bookselling phenomenon and perhaps the most successful black-owned company in the history of the book industry — will discuss his memoir “Never Stop.” 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Free. Ancient Rivers, 2121 14th St. NW. 202-332-9672.

Family program

  • “The Fantastic Tenleytown Block Party,” sponsored by Citizens Heights Church, will feature free burgers, hot dogs, drinks and desserts; an inflatable obstacle course for teens and adults; a children’s ferris wheel; face painting and balloons; a DJ and other live entertainment; a viewing tent for live NFL games; cornhole; a basketball tournament; a cupcake baking competition; and service opportunities. 1 to 4 p.m. Free. Citizen Heights Church, 4100 River Road NW. citizenheights.com.

Films

  • The Shakespeare Theatre Company’s classic movie series will present “Singin’ in the Rain,” at 1 p.m.; “Center Stage,” at 3:30 p.m.; and “Waiting for Guffman,” at 7 p.m. $10 per screening. Sidney Harman Hall, 610 F St. NW. 202-547-5688.
  • “From Vault to Screen: Czech National Film Archive” will feature a screening of Gustav Machaty’s 1932 movie “Ecstasy.” 4 p.m. Free. East Building Auditorium, National Gallery of Art, 4th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. 202-737-4215.
  • Independent Lens will present John Scheinfeld’s film “Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary.” A discussion will follow. 5 to 7 p.m. Free; reservations required. Langston Room, Busboys and Poets 14th & V, 2021 14th St. NW. busboysandpoets.com.

Performances

  • The Mariinsky Ballet will present “La Bayadère,” replete with forbidden love, shocking betrayal and a spectral voyage to the afterlife. 1:30 p.m. $39 to $150. Opera House, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600.
  • George Washington University’s Corcoran School of the Arts and Design will present Yasmina Reza’s “God of Carnage,” the story of a playground altercation between 11-year-old boys that brings together two sets of Brooklyn parents for a meeting to resolve the dispute. 2 p.m. $10 to $20. Dorothy Betts Marvin Theatre, George Washington University, 800 21st St. NW. 202-994-0995.
  • Teatro de la Luna will present “Desde el Andamio/From the Scaffold” by Argentine playwright Carlos M. Alsina (performed in Spanish). 8 p.m. $20 to $25. Casa de la Luna, 4020 Georgia Ave. NW. 202-882-6227.
  • “Comedy at the Kennedy Center” will feature The Cooties, a musical comedy trio based in Los Angeles. 6 p.m. Free; tickets distributed in the Hall of States starting at approximately 5 p.m. Family Theater, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600.

Special event

  • The Bahá’í community of Washington, D.C., will mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of Bahá’u’lláh, the prophet-founder of the Bahá’í Faith, with a citywide celebration focused on upholding the principle of the oneness of humanity. Program from 3:30 to 5 p.m.; reception from 5 to 6 p.m. Free. Auditorium, Wilson High School, 3950 Chesapeake St. NW. dcbahai.org/calendar.

Sporting event

  • D.C. United will play the New York Red Bulls. 4 p.m. $20 to $200. RFK Stadium, 2400 East Capitol St. SE. 800-745-3000.

Walk

  • A park ranger will lead a “Fall Foliage Stroll” along Rock Creek with a visit to one of the most picturesque spots in the park. 10 a.m. Free. Rock Creek Nature Center, 5200 Glover Road NW. 202-895-6070.