- Novelist Jesse J. Holland will discuss his book “Black Panther: Who Is the Black Panther?” — the first novel featuring comics’ most popular black superhero. 6:30 to 8 p.m. Free. Cullen Room, Busboys and Poets 5th & K, 1025 5th St. NW. 202-789-2227.
- As part of “DCPS Music Festival Week,” the multi-national band Leftist will blend worldly sounds, storytelling and great vibes into a hip-hop performance. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600.
- The Friends of the National World War II Memorial will host a ceremony and wreath presentation to pay tribute to the more than 400,000 Americans who lost their lives during World War II. 9 a.m. Free. National World War II Memorial, 17th Street between Constitution and Independence avenues. wwiimemorialfriends.org.
- The National Memorial Day Parade, sponsored by the American Veterans Center, will feature veterans, active-duty military personnel, marching bands, military vehicles, floats, flags and special guests Robert Irvine, Joe Mantegna and Miss America 2018 Cara Mund. 2 p.m. Free. Constitution Avenue from 7th Street to 17th Street NW. 703-302-1012.