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. Free.

Jenny Walton's artwork goes on display as part of SWAN Day at Baked and Wired in a show called “Singles Faire.” The portraits evoke images from physical therapy instructional manuals and the artwork is often done on the back of New York and D.C. public transit fare cards. (Photo by Jason Horowitz )

— Stephanie Merry