The Castleton Festival, a month of classical music, opera, and Shakespeare productions, is happening now in Rappahannock County, Va. [Washingtonian]

An interview with Ryan McLaughlin of Typefighter on why the band broke up and how his other group, Polyon, is different [DC Music Download]

A new musical premiering at Arena Stage is by and about young folks. Will they come to see it? [DCist]

Photos of Shark Week playing at the National Building Museum’s giant seasonal ball pit [BYT]

Jeffrey Herbst will be the new president and CEO of the Newseum. [Post]