For a take on sports that blames owners—not agents or athletes—for the rise of steroids, ruinous public-financing deals for stadiums, and league expansion that dilutes the quality of play, Dave Zirin stops by Politics and Prose tonight to discuss his new book, Bad Sports: How Owners Are Ruining the Games We Love. Zirin, a columnist for the Nation, has long made connections between athletics and politics, and he does so with a sharp pen—and hook. Free; books are $25. 7 PM.
Crystal Screen’s summer Star Trek festival finishes up with a screening of the 2009 franchise reboot Star Trek. So if sexy Vulcans and Iowa farm boys are more your type than hyped-up sports agents with newly discovered consciences, head through a black hole and down to 18th and Bell streets in Crystal City. Free; film starts at sundown, which tonight is around 8.