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Posted at 11:43 AM ET, 08/20/2012

‘Romeo and Juliet,’ Olympic trivia: Free and Easy


How closely did you watch Michael Phelps and the rest of the Olympics? The National Portrait Gallery hosts a trivia night this week on the games. (David Gray/Reuters)
Our picks for the best free events this week include an Olympics trivia night and a performance of “Romeo and Juliet.”

MONDAY

Dave Hill

The comedian and “This American Life” contributor discusses his book “Tasteful Nudes: ... and Other Misguided Attempts at Personal Growth and Validation” at the Capital Lounge.

TUESDAY

Sunset Parade

Head to the Marine Corps War Memorial to listen to the Drum and Bugle Corps and watch members of the Silent Drill Platoon perform tricks with their rifles. UPDATE: Sunset Parades ended on Aug. 14.

WEDNESDAY

National Portrait Gallery Pop Quiz

You just spent hours watching the Olympics, now see how much you’ve retained. The National Portrait Gallery hosts a trivia game with questions pertaining to the Olympics.

THURSDAY

‘Beyond the Vote: Post-Suffrage Strategies to Gain Access to Power’

The National Archives hosts a panel marking the 92nd anniversary of women getting the right to vote.

FRIDAY

‘Romeo and Juliet’

The National Players, the longest-running touring company in the United States, stage William Shakespeare’s classic tragedy at the Olney Theatre.

SATURDAY

BlackRock open house

Head to the Germantown performing arts center for an afternoon of entertainment, featuring roving performer/juggler/clown Mark Lohr, crafts and a scavenger hunt.

SUNDAY

All the rock classics

Hear all of your favorite songs — from the Beatles to the Beach Boys to the Mamas and the Papas — when the Rock and Roll Relics perform at Baker Park in Frederick.

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