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Posted at 05:18 PM ET, 06/29/2012

Weekend update: Plan your summer


The heat is here, but that doesn’t mean you have to remain confined inside. We’ve got our list of the biggest events coming to town in July, August and September, including Tracy Morgan stand-up, the Water Flower Festival, the start of Redskins season and much more. Also in Weekend:

Our picks for the best events this weekend, including the AT&T National golf tournament, the Great American Festival at National Harbor and a one-woman show about “a fat little Texas Green Bean Queen.”

Daryl Davis can do it all, from blues to boogie-woogie to jazz, and the lively pianist has shared the stage with such legends as Chuck Berry and the late Pinetop Perkins. The consummate entertainer headlines our next free concert at the Carter Barron, which also features the Grandsons. Also, read record reviews of rockers Jukebox the Ghost, jazz-rock quartet Spectrum Road, rock group the Chris Robinson Brotherhood, glam-disco group Scissor Sisters and Brooklyn punk band the Men.

Even though the Fourth of July falls smack dab in the middle of the week this year, there are plenty of parties for celebrating America’s independence. Fritz Hahn rounds up some of the best.

Donovan House may have lost its DJ-fueled rooftop pool parties, but a new happy hour gives you the same sweeping views with a more relaxed atmosphere.

Maple, an Italian-influenced wine bar on 11th Street that opened in April, is part of a second wave of new bars and restaurants opening in Columbia Heights. Get the story behind the eatery and several other places leading the way.

At Dance Place, Good Food Dance Company explores the vernacular of American dance in “Vaudevival: Old Is the New New.”

At the American University Museum, two shows share a common theme: duality. “The Constant Artist” looks at early and late paintings by nine giants in the Washington arts scene. “Mexico: Expected/Unexpected” includes stalwarts of Mexican photography alongside works that deal with broader, more universal themes.

Get the latest movie reviews, including of “Magic Mike” and “Ted.”

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