The fifth annual SWAN Day, a celebration of female artists, brings cultural activities to destinations across the city on Saturday. Among the highlights are performances at D.C. Arts Center, including a monologue from “Four Riffs for a Sailor,” an inventive look at “The Odyssey” through the eyes of female characters. Storytellers will regale patrons at Mellow Mushroom, poets will read at Grace Church in Georgetown and a staged-reading marathon will gallop along at the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Over at Baked & Wired, the draw will be more than cupcakes, as work by Jenny Walton will be on display. The artist’s tiny canvases — fare cards from New York and D.C. public transportation systems — show scenes that evoke physical therapy instructional images but often with a more suggestive twist. Those who want to get a jump on SWAN Day can take in the exhibit and hear music by Not My Sister on Friday night at 7:30.
Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. Various locations. www.georgetowntheatre.org. Free.
— Stephanie Merry