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William Shakespeare has been a part of American culture since the nation’s founding members packed his work in their bags as they set sail for a new land. The Folger Shakespeare Library celebrates the 400th anniversary of the Bard of Avon’s death with “America’s Shakespeare,” a new exhibition that honors the way this man has become tied to our national culture. Among the selected items that showcase his impact: a lithograph that pairs an image of the Lincoln assassination with an excerpt from the first act of Macbeth, a poster advertising a 1901 Italian-language production of Amleto (or Hamlet), and a costume sketch from Paul Robeson’s 1947 landmark production of Othello. Read more >>> The exhibit is on view Mondays through Saturdays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays noon to 5 p.m., to July 24, at the Folger Shakespeare Library, 210 East Capitol St. SE. Free. (202) 544-4600. folger.edu. (Caroline Jones)
Starbucks is branching out into alcohol. Five D.C. locations began serving a new “evenings” menu yesterday, which includes beers and wines. New evening food options range from truffle mac and cheese to bacon-wrapped dates. The menu is available at Starbucks locations at Wisconsin Avenue and Idaho Avenue NW, the Grand Hyatt at 11th and H streets NW, 237 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, 1801 Columbia Road NW, and 815 O St. NW. Take a look at a sample menu here. Starbucks, multiple locations, starbucks.com. (Jessica Sidman)
OH AND ALSO
Moody synth rock act Geographer performs at the Black Cat with British indie act The Crookes. 7:30 p.m. at 1811 14th St. NW. $20.
The Joy Formidable, a Welsh rock trio, takes the stage at 9:30 Club in support of its new album, Hitch, alongside opening act Everything Everything. 7 p.m. at 815 V St. NW. $25.
Los Angeles-based rock band Bleached plays DC9 with opening punk act No Parents. 9 p.m. at 1940 9th St. NW. $12–$14.
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