- A park ranger will host a drop-in program on “Colonial Arts and Crafts” (for ages 5 and older). 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Free. Old Stone House, 3051 M St. NW. 202-895-6070.
- 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.
- 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.
Classes and workshops
- Dumbarton House will host an “English Country Dance” workshop. 1 to 3 p.m. $5. Bellevue Ballroom, Dumbarton House, 2715 Q St. NW. 202-337-2288.
- Author Ingrid Anders will facilitate a monthly reading group for writers, with participants reading a celebrated short story aloud and discussing the literary devices used by the author. 2:30 p.m. Free. Georgetown Library, 3260 R St. NW. 202-727-0232.
- Not What You Think, a 12-person a cappella ensemble, will perform pop, light jazz and folk songs. 2 to 3 p.m. Included in suggested donation of $5 to $18 for museum admission. Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens, 4155 Linnean Ave. NW. 202-686-5807.
- The Steinway Series will feature pianist Blair McMillen performing 19th- and 20th-century Russian music, including works by Scriabin, Prokofiev and Mussorgsky. 3 p.m. Free; tickets available in the G Street lobby at 2:30 p.m. McEvoy Auditorium, Smithsonian American Art Museum, 8th and G streets NW. 202-633-1000.
- Pianist Kenny Peagler will perform American jazz music. 4 p.m. Free. Society of the Cincinnati, Anderson House, 2118 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 202-785-2040.
- Rachel Baiman — a multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter specializing in old time, bluegrass, Scottish and folk music — will perform. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600.
- The Philadelphia-based EDM/jam ensemble Conspirator will perform. 8 p.m. $22.50 to $25. Gypsy Sally’s, 3401 K St. NW. gypsysallys.com.
Discussions and lectures
- A panel discussion on “Edvard Munch: Spiritualism, Science, and Color” will feature Valerie Hellstein, independent scholar; Elizabeth Prelinger, professor of art history and modern art at Georgetown University; and Mollie Berger, curatorial assistant at the National Gallery of Art. 2 p.m. Free. East Building Auditorium, National Gallery of Art, 4th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. 202-737-4215.
- Giulia Nesi, a former psychotherapist and now a spiritual healer and teacher of Christian Science, will discuss “A Spiritual Revolution: The Quest to Experience God” in a talk sponsored by the Sixth Church of Christ, Scientist, Washington, D.C. 3 p.m. Free. Katzen Arts Center, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 202-966-2565.
- Artist Jane Dickson will discuss her painting “Fab 5 Freddy,” which features the seminal hip-hop artist who emerged from the 1970s street art scene and became host of MTV’s first foray into rap. 3 p.m. Free. National Portrait Gallery, 8th and F streets NW. 202-633-1000.
- Claire Messud will discuss her sixth novel, “The Burning Girl.” 5 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919.
- “From Vault to Screen: Recent Restorations From the Academy Film Archive” will feature Robert M. Young’s 1982 film “The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez.” 4 p.m. Free. East Building Auditorium, National Gallery of Art, 4th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. 202-737-4215.
Performances and readings
- Poet Bao Phi will read from his book “Thousand Star Hotel.” 3 to 5 p.m. Free; reservations required. The Potter’s House, 1658 Columbia Road NW. pottershousedc.org.
- Poet and educator Matt Gallant will host a Jazz & Verse Open Mic event. 5 to 7 p.m. $5. Busboys and Poets Takoma, 235 Carroll St. NW. 202-726-0856.
- Keegan Theatre’s “Boiler Room Series” will feature “Forbidden Fruit,” a cabaret evening with Emily Levey. 7 p.m. $25. Andrew Keegan Theatre, 1742 Church St. NW. keegantheatre.com.
- Hillwood will host a picnic for LGBT families in partnership with Rainbow Families. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. $5 to $18; free for ages 17 and younger. Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens, 4155 Linnean Ave. NW. 202-686-5807.
- The 2017 Adams Morgan Day celebration — focusing on local businesses and artists, and sponsored by the nonprofit Adams Morgan Community Alliance — will feature live music, art displays, craft activities for kids and adults, food and drink specials, and more. Noon to 6 p.m. Free. 18th Street and Columbia Road NW. adamsmorganday2017.com.
- Georgetown Lutheran Church will welcome its new pastor, the Rev. Brett Davis, during a service and luncheon. Afterward, the congregation will help clean up the grounds and catalog headstones at Mount Zion Cemetery, which is closely associated with African-American history in Georgetown; volunteers are encouraged to wear gardening gloves and sturdy footwear. Service at 10 a.m.; cleanup project from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Free. Georgetown Lutheran Church, 1556 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-337-9070.
- The Washington Nationals will play the Philadelphia Phillies. 1:35 p.m. $12 to $370. Nationals Park, 1500 South Capitol St. SE. 888-632-6287.
- A park ranger will lead a walk through Georgetown Waterfront Park and discuss Georgetown’s evolution from an active port town (for ages 7 and older). 11 a.m. Free. Meet at the fountain in the Georgetown Waterfront Park, Wisconsin Avenue and K Street NW. 202-895-6070.