People dedicate holidays to everything from an appreciation for a parent to the birthday of a president. But when was the last time you stepped out to an annual celebration for a book? Bloomsday is a yearly tribute to James Joyce and his world-famous novel, Ulysses. The day itself is named after the novel's main character, Leo Bloom, who spends a single day traveling through the main streets and back alleys of Dublin while allowing readers a first-hand glimpse of everyday life for the people of Ireland.
This local celebration of Bloomsday will begin at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Irish Heritage Center, (3905 Eastern Ave., East End). Admission is $10 and parking is free. Go here for more information.