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Shakespeare mastered the dramatic gore associated with eye-gouging when King Lear was first produced more than 400 years ago. Playwright Lucas Hnath further explores the scientific consequences of eye-gouging in his latest work, Isaac’s Eye, which he discusses following a reading at the National Academy of Sciences. Read more >>> The reading begins at 6 p.m. at the National Academy of Sciences, 2101 Constitution Ave. NW. Free. Registration required. (202) 334-2415. cpnas.org(Caroline Jones)


Take a road trip through Greece with a special wine dinner at Zaytinya tonight. For $65, get five family-style courses and wine pairings inspired by the restaurant team’s recent trip to Greece. The menu includes a traditional rabbit stew, roasted Jamison lamb, feta phyllo pie, and more. The dinner starts at 7:15 p.m. Email daniellas@zaytinya.com to reserve a spot. Zaytinya, 701 9th St. NW. (202) 638-0800. zaytinya.com. (Jessica Sidman)


Impressive as the National Book Festival is, its national authors can overshadow the local. So the District of Literature festival is an act of cultural rightsizing: The day’s events are designed to make the case for the District’s formidable literary history as well as its future. Read more in our Fall Arts Guide. 9:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. at the Folger Shakespeare Library, 201 East Capitol St. SE. Free(Mark Athitakis)

Ex-Jurassic 5 hip-hop artist Chali 2na headlines Tropicalia tonight with support from locals Awthentik, Ozker, and Uptown XO. 9 p.m. at 2001 14th St. NW. $20.

Atoms for Peace, the Thom Yorke-led rock supergroup, plays the Patriot Center tonight. 8 p.m. at 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. $39–$59.

Legendary Canadian indie band Stars performs at 9:30 Club with Australian duo High Highs. 7 p.m. at 815 V St. NW. $25.

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