B-52s: The retro pop group performs dance songs. [8 p.m. Wolf Trap, 1551 Trap Road, Vienna]

Rich Cohen: The author discusses his book "Isreal is Real: An Obsessive Quest to Understand the Jewish Nation." [7:30 p.m. D.C. Jewish Community Center, 1529 16th St. NW]

"Persistence of Vision": An illustrated lecture on the illusion of motion in the age of Muybridge. [7 p.m. Corcoran Gallery of Art, 510 17th St. NW]

Transparency: An opening reception for glass sculptor Jackie L. Braitman. [5:30 p.m. Zenith Gallery, 1111 Pennsylvania Ave. NW]

William Hogeland: The author and historian discusses his book about America's independence, "Declaration." [Noon. National Archives, 700 Pennsylvania Ave. NW]

Reel Harmony: A screening of international children's films full of music. [10:30 a.m. National Gallery of Art, Constitution Avenue and Seventh Street NW]

Milkshake: The kids' rock band performs with mimes, clowns and acrobats. [5:30 p.m. Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda]

Passing Strange: A stage musical about sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll is performed. [8 p.m. Studio Theater, 1501 14th St. NW]

Wonders of Science: An exhibit on the latest discoveries about the mysteries of the universe. [10 a.m. Marian Koshland Science Museum, Sixth and E streets NW]

Prince and Princess Tea Party: A fantasy tea party for ages 4 and up. [1 p.m. Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda]

Underground scene
The Danvilles: The garage pop group from Merrifield Records performs with Radio Violet. [8 p.m. DC9 1940 Ninth St. NW]