Artistic talent tends to run in the family: Music has the Jacksons and the Avetts, acting has the Barrymores and the Baldwins, and the lists go on. Literary Washington has the Foer brothers: Joshua, Jonathan, and Franklin, who have produced very different bestselling books. Tonight, they speak together for the first time at a lecture sponsored by their alma mater, Georgetown Day School. They’ll most likely discuss their crafts and how they write, but the talk should also offer some insight into what makes each brother tick. It’s a safe bet that some familial ribbing is in order. The lecture begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Washington Hebrew Congregation, 3935 Macomb St. NW. Free. Reservations required. gds.org/cooperlecture. (Caroline Jones)
Paul Bakery opens its newest location in Foggy Bottom today and is giving away pumpkin tartlets to the first 2,000 people. This is the fourth D.C. location for the international bakery, which already has spots in Penn Quarter, Georgetown, and Farragut Square. Paul Bakery, 2000 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. (202) 524-4655. paul-USA.com. (Jessica Sidman)
OH AND ALSO
Marin Alsop, conductor and music director of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, discusses her role as the first woman in a male-dominated profession as part of George Washington University’s “Conversations on Creative Leadership” series. 6 p.m. at the Jack Morton Auditorium, 805 21st St. NW. Free.
Poets Mark Strand and Chris Andrews read their award-winning work at the Folger in celebration of the Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize, which Andrews received in 2011. 7:30 p.m. at the Folger Elizabethan Theatre, 201 E. Capitol St. SE. $15.
Grunge revivalists Naomi Punk hit the Black Cat stage; Beach Week supports. 9 p.m. at the Black Cat, 1811 14th St. NW. $8.
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