- Baratunde Thurston (Flickr/baratunde)
The Onion's Baratunde Thurston's new book, How to Be Black, is part memoir and part satire. "If they're reading my book in public, they're going to make instant friends or instant enemies," he says. Sidwell Friends School. 7 p.m. Free
FILMS & MUSIC
2012 Environmental Film Fest Launch Party at Warner Building Atrium. A night of festivities with music by the Eric Wheeler Trio, art by Vestibule Guerrilla Gallery, a silent auction, and cocktails by mixologist Derek Brown. 6:30 p.m. $20.