Philip Roth may be our most celebrated literary kvetcher. Even among a long line of iconic Jewish-American authors like Bernard Malamud and Saul Bellow, Roth’s authorial voice was always the loudest and the wryest. Authors Sam Lipsyte and Howard Norman discuss this legacy and Roth’s impact on their own work at the Library of Congress this afternoon in celebration of the author’s 81st birthday. Read more >>> The event begins at noon at the Library of Congress’ Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First St. SE. Free. (202) 707-5394. loc.gov. (Dean Essner)
For March Madness fanatics and craft beer fans alike, City Tap House is hosting a bracket party tonight. The newly opened spot will feature two casks of Sly Fox Brewing Company’s Odyssey Imperial IPA and Route 113 IPA. The beers ring in at $6 to $7 for 10-ounce pours. Bracketologists are eligible to win prizes, as are the individuals who kick each keg. Those who fill out brackets will also score a card that gets them a complimentary happy hour brew for each day of the tournament and $4 Sly Fox cans during the games. City Tap House. 901 9th St. NW. (202) 733-5333. citytaphousedc.com. (Quinn Kelley)
OH AND ALSO
Maine alt-folk duo Arborea plays an intimate show at the Dunes with local favorites Marian McLaughlin and Anthony Pirog. More details on Facebook. 8 p.m. at 14025 Meridian Place NW. $10.
The Howard Theatre hosts “Funny-n-Stilettos,” a comedy show featuring Cocoa Brown, Ayanna Dookie, Shep Kelly, and others. 8 p.m. at 620 T St. NW. $27.50.
Local rock group Osage plays Rock & Roll Hotel with The Anatomy of Frank and Dead Professional. 8 p.m. at 1353 H St. NE. $12.
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