Free and Easy: Screen on the Green, fitness day and Ward 8 festival

August 11, 2013

The Going Out Guide recommends free things to do for every day of the week.


On Sunday, the Comcast Outdoor Film Festival screens "The Amazing Spider-Man," starring Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield. (Columbia Pictures)

MONDAY
Screen on the Green: 'Tootsie'

The Screen on the Green film festival concludes with a screening of "Tootsie," the 1982 movie featuring Dustin Hoffman as a struggling actor who decides to pose as a woman to find work. And dude really does look like a lady. If you didn't get a chance to check out one of the films in the series, don't miss your last opportunity. Guests should bring a blanket, and snacks and beverages are permitted.

8 p.m. The Mall, between Seventh and 12th streets. www.hbo.com/screenonthegreen.

TUESDAY
'The Secret Rescue'

Who doesn't love to hear stories of courage in the face of danger, especially when those stories are part of history? Author Cate Lineberry, a former writer and editor at Smithsonian Magazine, will be at the Spy Museum to discuss her book "The Secret
Rescue: An Untold Story of American Nurses and Medics Behind Nazi Lines." The book details the experience of 26 Army nurses during World War II.

Noon. International Spy Museum, 800 F St. NW. www.spymuseum.org. 202-393-7798.

WEDNESDAY
MVFitness Fest

Do you want to work out but need some incentive? Guests of all ages participating in this fitness day can complete challenges for a chance to win sugar-free Kona Ice. Activities include a Zumba and yoga sampler, tennis drills and jump rope. Guests also can visit a nutrition and hydration station, practice soccer and football skills and more.

6 p.m. North Creek Community Center, 20125 Arrowhead Rd., Montgomery Village. 301-948-0110. www.montgomeryvillage.com.

THURSDAY
'A Night at the Opera'

There won't be any singing at this exhibit, but you will find photographs, printed scores, set designs and more from the late 18th century through the beginning of the 20th century. You could say it's a celebration of opera. Photographs feature such performers as Enrico Caruso and Lauritz Melchoir. The exhibit runs through Jan. 25, 2014.

8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Library of Congress, James Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave. SE. 202-707-1842. www.loc.gov.

FRIDAY
'The Phoenix Sings'

Experience Kunqu, a form of Chinese drama, in this performance, which reflects the masculine and feminine qualities of a Tang Dynasty emperor and his spouse during a political revolt. Chen Ming and Qian Yi play the leads and are accompanied by the Chinese flute, the lute, fiddle and percussion.

1 p.m. Sackler Gallery, 1050 Independence Ave. SW. 202-633-1000. www.asia.si.edu.

SATURDAY
Arts and humanities festival

This celebration of the history, culture and community of D.C.'s Ward 8 isn't just for residents. St. Elizabeths East, the Humanities Council of Washington, D.C. and THEARC present a family-friendly festival with performances, art exhibits, workshops
and more. The festival continues Sunday.

11 a.m.-6 p.m. St. Elizabeths East, 1100 Alabama Ave. SE. www.ahfest.com.

SUNDAY
Comcast Outdoor Film Festival: 'The Amazing Spider-Man'

End your week with another outdoor movie: The Comcast Outdoor Film Festival begins Friday and concludes Sunday with a screening of "The Amazing Spider-Man." Guests can drive in or sit down to watch the movie. Gates open at 4:30 p.m., and at 5:30
there will be games, music and food.

8:30 p.m. Montgomery County Public Schools Board of Education, 850 Hungerford Dr., Rockville. www.filmfestnih.org.

Macy L. Freeman is an editorial aide for the Weekend/Going Out Guide section at The Washington Post.
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