Eugene O'Neill's Pulitzer Prize-winning 1928 drama, Strange Interlude, opens at Shakespeare Theatre Company's Sidney Harman Hall. Crushed after the death of her fiance, Nina copes by having a string of affairs, eventually marrying a man she doesn't love. While pregnant with his baby, she learns a family secret, which sets off turmoil that spans two decades. STC's artistic director, Michael Kahn, "spent six months wrestling with the text ... originally running more than five hours (with a dinner break), the play is the multifaceted psychological portrait of a woman, Nina (portrayed here by Francesca Faridany), and the men who seek to possess her," writes the Post.
MUSIC & THE BRAIN
Science Café: Khow Thyself! Outwitting Your Brain's Hard-Wired Ways at Busboys and Poets/5th&K. Science writer and author of On Second Thought, Wray Herbert leads a discussion on how your brain deals with daily life. 6:30 p.m. Free.
SOLD OUT!! Sleigh Bells at 9:30 Club.
Washington Women in Jazz Festival Closing Night Young Artists Competition and Jam Session at HR-57. 7 p.m. $10/$5 for musicians.
Folk-acoustic-pop singer-songwriter Rachael Yamagata performs at Birchmere. With Madi Diaz. 7:30 p.m. $25.