Weekend update: Twenty ways to love your summer


Here’s the rest of what you’ll find in today’s Weekend section:

Our picks for the best bets through Sunday, including an after-hours party at the National Museum of African Art, BYT’s uncapped LIVE pop-up and Solas Nua’s “Swampoodle”at the former Washington Coliseum.

•Reviews of new recordings by Vandaveer (Saturday at Iota); T.K. Blue (Saturday and Sunday at Twins Jazz); Gruff Rhys (Friday at the Red Palace); the Death Set (Thursday at the Red Palace); and Tittsworth & Alvin Risk (Saturday at U Street Music Hall).

•East of the river, Fritz Hahn checks in at Uniontown, a bar and restaurant that has brought a genuine neighborhood feel to historic Anacostia’s main strip.

•Looking to spice up your lunch break? Ghana Cafe’s adventurous menu is just the ticket.

•Studio Theatre’s “Venus in Fur” explores masochism and the acting process.

•Berkeley Springs: Home of the West Virginia Country Music Hall of Fame.

•Thousands of colorful pieces of paper are rolled into scrolls in “Hadieh Shafie: The Sweet Turning of the Page.”

•Reviews of “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,” “Incendies,” “Meek’s Cutoff,” the intriguingly-titled “Hobo With a Shotgun” and the rest of the weekend’s new movies.

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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