Bob Schieffer and Honky Tonk Confidential will perform Civil War-era music. (Richard A. Lipski/Th e Washington Post)


European playwrights

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.


Sea Squirts

The Calvert Marine Museum’s youth program encourages kids to explore the world of “Giggly, Wiggly, Jellyfish.”


Launch party

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.


Bob Schieffer and Honky Tonk Confidential

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.


1812 bicentennial exhibit

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.


Celebrate fathers

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.