Our picks for the best free events this week, including a concert of Civil War music with “Face the Nation” host Bob Schieffer and a marathon reading of “Ulysses.”
Arena Stage and the Goethe-Institut present a staged reading of Nurkan Erpulat and Jens Hillje’s “Crazy Blood,” a comedic look at the absurdity of immigrant stereotypes.
The Calvert Marine Museum’s youth program encourages kids to explore the world of “Giggly, Wiggly, Jellyfish.”
The Potomac Review literary journal of Montgomery College celebrates its 51st issue, which includes fiction, nonfiction and short stories, with a launch party and reading of the works at the Black Squirrel.
The “Face the Nation” anchor leads his band in a performance of Civil War-era music from the National Museum of American History’s collection. Some selections were recently acquired from the BMI Archives Confederate Music Collection.
Through portraits of historical figures and objects, the National Portrait Gallery exhibit “1812: A Nation Emerges” marks the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812, a pivotal point for the young United States.
Politics & Prose bookstore hosts a marathon reading of James Joyce’s “Ulysses” in honor of Bloomsday, the annual celebration of the Irish writer’s life.
Former Washington Wizard Etan Thomas, author of the new book “Fatherhood: Rising to the Ultimate Challenge” (written with Nick Chiles), joins poet and educator E. Ethelbert Miller at Busboys and Poets downtown to read from their works and discuss fatherhood.