Events calendar: Sunday, Sept. 17

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Children’s programs

  • 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.

Class

  • A two-week workshop on “Floral Jewels” will take inspiration from the exhibition “Spectacular Gems and Jewelry from the Merriweather Post Collection” to create a jewel-toned arrangement. 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. $55 to $65 per workshop; $110 to $130 for the series. Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens, 4155 Linnean Ave. NW. 202-686-5807. The workshop series will continue Sept. 24.

Concerts

  • The Washington Bach Consort will present “Foundation: Bach and the Reformation,” featuring soprano Amy Nicole Broadbent, countertenor Chris Dudley, tenor Patrick Kilbride and bass Mark Duer. 3 p.m. $10 to $69. National Presbyterian Church, 4101 Nebraska Ave. NW. bachconsort.org.
  • Recording artist Corcoran Holt will perform music from his new album, “The Mecca,” which captures his journey from his hometown of D.C. to the mecca of music, New York City. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600.

Discussions and lectures

  • Irish author Sebastian Barry will discuss his ninth novel, “Days Without End.” 1 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919.
  • Representatives of the D.C. Office of Disability Rights and Office of Human Rights will discuss how their agencies support people with hearing loss, including enforcement of the Americans With Disabilities Act. 2 p.m. Free. Tenley-Friendship Library, 4450 Wisconsin Ave. NW. hlaadc.org.
  • Artist Kevin Beasley — known for creating sculptures and performances out of found objects of cultural and personal significance — will discuss his work. 2 p.m. Free. East Building Auditorium, National Gallery of Art, 4th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. 202-737-4215.
  • Eleanor Henderson will discuss her novel “The Twelve-Mile Straight.” 3 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919.
  • Feminist art pioneer Judy Chicago will discuss her iconic installation “The Dinner Party” and her ongoing dedication to amplifying women’s voices in conversation with Alison Gass, director of the University of Chicago’s Smart Museum of Art. A “Sunday Supper” will follow the talk. 4:30 to 8 p.m. $20 to $25; reservations required. National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1250 New York Ave. NW. 202-783-5000.
  • Marcus Wicker will discuss his book “Silencer.” 5 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919.
  • The Georgetown Ministry Center will host a “Conversation on Faith” with journalist Sally Quinn, author of “Finding Magic: A Spiritual Memoir,” and writer, critic and magazine editor Leon Wieseltier. 7 to 8:30 p.m. Free; reservations required. St. John’s Episcopal Church, Georgetown, 3240 O St. NW. gmcgt.org/events.

Films

  • The Washington Jewish Film Festival’s series “5777: A Year in Review,” a tribute to major Jewish artists who passed away, will feature Mike Nichols’ 1990 film “Postcards From the Edge,” at 12:30 p.m.; Charles Walters’ 1964 film “The Unsinkable Molly Brown,” at 2:30 p.m.; Howard L. Weiner’s 2017 film “The Last Poker Game,” at 5 p.m.; and Arthur Hiller’s 1976 film “Silver Streak,” at 7:15 p.m. $13.50 per screening. Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center, 1529 16th St. NW. wjff.org.
  • Director Bill Morrison will present the Washington premiere of his 2016 film “Dawson City: Frozen Time.” 4 p.m. Free. East Building Auditorium, National Gallery of Art, 4th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. 202-737-4215.

Reading

  • “Sunday Kind of Love,” a monthly program, will feature readings by emerging and established poets, followed by an open mic segment. 5 to 7 p.m. $5. Langston Room, Busboys and Poets 14th & V, 2021 14th St. NW. 202-387-7638.

Special event

  • Van Ness Main Street will present “Barks & Brews,” featuring craft beers, giveaways for dogs, live music and local food trucks. Proceeds will benefit Van Ness Main Street and People Animals Love. 5 to 8 p.m. $30 to $35; reservations required. Parking lot, Calvert Woodley Wine & Spirits, 4339 Connecticut Ave. NW. VanNessMainStreet.org/BarksAndBrews.

Sporting event

  • The Washington Nationals will play the Los Angeles Dodgers. 8:08 p.m. $12 to $370. Nationals Park, 1500 South Capitol St. SE. 888-632-6287.