Is it the only book in history to get high marks from your aunt’s suburban book club, your 13-year-old neighbor, and your English-major friend who finds Jonathan Franzen prosaic? Yes, probably. And in 2012, Mark Haddon’s The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time was translated into a similarly appealing theatrical production at London’s National Theatre. The initial peculiarity of watching a play broadcast live rather than performed in front of you quickly dissipates, and the weirdly engrossing story of an English teen, a dead dog, and family secrets takes hold. Read more >>> The film shows at 7:30 p.m. at Sidney Harman Hall, 610 F St. NW. $20. (202) 547-1122. shakespearetheatre.org. (Jenny Rogers)
Mockingbird Hill is raising a glass to author and sherry lover Ernest Hemingway‘s birthday today with a special happy hour from 5 to 7 p.m. Local author Phil Greene will be on hand to tell stories, sign books, and share recipes from his book To Have and Have Another: A Hemingway Cocktail Companion. There will also be sherry and rum cocktail specials and books for sale from Salt & Sundry. Mockingbird Hill, 1843 7th St. NW; (202) 316-9396. drinkmoresherry.com . (Jessica Sidman)
OH AND ALSO
California singer-songwriter Mark Kozelek performs as Sun Kil Moon at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue’s sanctuary. 7 p.m. at 600 I St. NW. $27.50.
Hazy pop trio the Clientele plays the Black Cat Backstage with local post-punk act Dot Dash. 8 p.m. at 1811 14th St. NW. $15.
Norwegian electronic pop duo Lemaitre takes the stage at DC9 with local electronic act Strangers. 9 p.m. at 1940 9th St. NW. $10.
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