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This week’s free concerts and movies

Screen on the Green returns to the National Mall this evening. (Tyler Mallory)

Monday: Screen on the Green

It’s a bit damp out there, but bring a blanket and set down on the Mall to watch Sidney Poitier as detective Virgil Tibbs in “In the Heat of the Night.” Showtime is somewhere in the vicinity of 8:30 p.m.

Wednesday: Moombahton Massive

Although this event happens below street level at U Street Music Hall and not under the summer stars, there’s something very seasonal about moombahton, the D.C.-bred musical genre typified by slowed-down tempos that sound the way you might feel outdoors on a 100-degree day. There’s a $5 cover for the set, but admission is free if you RSVP.

Wednesday: “Taking of Pelham123”

Denzel Washington piloting a runaway subway train is about as exciting as it gets, is it not? It’s showing as part of NOMA’s Summer Screen. Music and food vendors start at 7 p.m., and the movie begins at 9 p.m.

Thursday: “West Side Story”

The Capitol Riverfront’s weekly film series concludes Thursday at 8:45 p.m. with a showdown between the Sharks and the Jets.

Thursday: Fort Reno

The OK Corral, Foul Swoops and the Burnside Shattered perform at one of the final three Fort Reno evenings of the summer. It’s also Fort Reno’s annual Night of 1,000 Cakes, so if you attend, you’re enecouraged to bring cake, cupcakes or other baked goods to share with your neighbors. The show starts at 7:15 p.m.

Saturday: Zapp Band

Two of the Troutman brothers — Lester and Terry — are joined by Gregory Jackson for an evening of old school soul and funk at Fort Dupont starting at 8 p.m.

Alex Baldinger is editor of the Going Out Guide blog, which covers food, drink, arts, music, events and other curiosities in the D.C. area. He is forever in search of a great sandwich.


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