Part of what makes the Capital Fringe Festival so exciting is the fast pace at which some of its productions develop. This year’s festival just wrapped, but Taffety Punk Theatre Company won’t let the zany die: Today, the scrappy troupe unveils another installment in its Bootleg Shakespeare series. This year Taffety has picked the Bard’s Love’s Labours Lost; it’s one of Shakespeare’s most lighthearted works, so who knows—maybe its sure-to-be-rough edges will make for even better comedy. Read more >>> The performance begins at 7 p.m. at the Folger Shakespeare Theatre, 201 East Capitol St. SE. Free. (202) 355-9441. Jones)


Nothing breaks up the beginning-of-the-week doldrums like a weird food holiday no one’s ever heard of. Celebrate National Oyster Day in style at P.J. Clarke’s, which will offer 50 cent oysters and $3.50 DC Braus between 2:45 p.m. and 7 p.m. (If you have a job that lets you eat oysters and drink beer at 2:45 on a Monday, we want to know where you work.) For those of us who can’t knock off work until after 7 p.m., the K street saloon is also offering Oysters Rockefeller for $8.10 all day long. P.J. Clarke’s, 1600 K St. NW. (202) 463-6610. Kaplan)


Adelle Waldman discusses her buzzed-about debut novel, The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P., about a young man who becomes the toast of Brooklyn’s literary scene, tonight at Politics & Prose. 7 p.m. at 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free.

Fort Reno’s last week of concerts for the summer kicks off tonight with the final performance of local rock band Mary Christ. Sunwolf also performs. 7:15 p.m. at Fort Reno Park, 40th and Chesapeake streets NW. Free.

Tonight in aging rock stars who continue to tour past their prime: Todd Rundgren. He performs his hits at the Birchmere. 7:30 p.m. at 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. $45.

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