Here are our picks for the best free events this week, including a award-winning actresses reading scenes written by women playwrights and a street festival on 14th and U streets.
After participating in the Washington Performing Arts Society’s two-week gospel music camp, a choir of local children will show off their new skills in a concert at the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage.
Tired of the same old DJ nights? Head to Recess Lounge for Good Life Tuesdays, where dubstep, house, hip-hop and indie all get thrown into the mix.
To mark the accomplishments of female playwrights, luminaries from the stage and screen — Tony winners Kathleen Chalfant, Maryann Plunkett and “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” actress Tamara Tunie — read scenes from works by Jane Bowles, Alice Childress, Rachel Crothers and others.
With a remake starring Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale and Bryan Cranston set for release Friday, now is as good a time as any to rewatch “Total Recall,” the 1990 sci-fi film starring Arnold Schwarzenegger as a factory worker who discovers his past life as a secret agent after having memories implanted in his mind. See it at the Packard campus of the Library of Congress in Culpeper.
For nearly 40 years, the Nighthawks have been a staple of Washington’s blues and roots music scene, and there’s no sign of letting up. Catch the band for free at the Rockville Town Square.
Head to Signature Theatre for a full day of concerts, cabaret performances, master classes, the ever-popular Signature Idol competition and more. Plus, get a sneak peek at the upcoming season’s shows.
The dog days of summer get a little cooler, as retailers in the 14th and U street corridors host a street festival featuring great deals and free samples. Participants this year include Lettie Gooch, Miss Pixie’s, Gallery Plan B and Flowers on 14th, among others.