A self-portrait by cartoonist Gilbert "Beto" Hernandez, co-creator of the comic book "Love and Rockets," who will be at this weekend’s Small Press Expo. (Courtesy of Gilbert Hernandez)


The Wall came tumbling down

After the fall of the Berlin Wall, the city of Berlin became one of the coolest places on Earth. Lucian Busse’s ”Berlinized” focuses on the clubs, DJs and fashions of the newly free Berlin, and the director will speak after a screening at the Goethe Institute.


9/11 day of service

Take a long lunch and pitch in on small service projects at Woodrow Wilson Plaza as part of the National Day of Service.


At home in the woods

The musical legend of Bon Iver and frontman Justin Vernon began in an isolated cabin in the middle of the woods. The leafy surroundings of Merriweather Post Pavilion should be a perfect venue for the Best New Artist Grammy winning act’s full-bodied, orchestral songs.

Out on H Street

Fashion shows, food, beer, music, shopping and even a hoagie eating contest are on tap at the ever-popular H Street Festival on Saturday.


Good press

The 2012 Small Press Expo spotlights independent comics, bringing hundreds of artists and writers to town to show off their masterpieces and talk about their work. This year’s line-up includes “Ghost World” creator Daniel Clowes, plus Gilbert and Jaime Hernandez, the brothers behind trailblazing series “Love and Rockets.”