Free and Easy: Naughty Professor, Ester Rada and Fourth of July celebrations

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


New Orleans band Naughty Professor will perform on the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage on Monday. (Kennedy Center)

MONDAY
Naughty Professor

Get up and dance to the instrumental sounds of New Orleans band Naughty Professor, whose infusion of jazz and funk will surely make you feel like you're partying in NOLA.

6 p.m. Kennedy Center, Millennium Stage, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600. www.kennedy-center.org.

TUESDAY
Civil rights film screenings

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the National Archives hosts screenings of "A Time for Justice" and "Mighty Times: The Children’s March," two Academy Award-winning documentaries about the civil rights struggle.

Noon. National Archives, William G. McGowan Theater, Constitution Avenue and Seventh Street NW. 202-357-5000. www.archives.gov.


On Tuesday, Ester Rada brings her eclectic sound to Strathmore as part of its outdoor summer concert series. (Photo courtesy of Ester Rada)

WEDNESDAY
Ester Rada

Ester Rada's music is a eclectic mix of jazz, funk and neo-soul and reflects the artist's Jewish and Ethiopian heritage. Hear her perform as part of Strathmore's outdoor summer concerts series.

7 p.m. Strathmore, Gudelsky Outdoor Concert Gazebo, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, Bethesda. 202-581-5100. www.strathmore.org.

THURSDAY
'Frozen'

As part of Movies on the Square, Rockville Town Square screens the Academy Award-winning children's film, but this isn't just any screening: It's a singalong version, and perfect for families.

8:30 p.m. Rockville Town Square, 200 E. Middle Lane, Rockville. www.rockvilletownsquare.com.

FRIDAY
National Independence Day Parade

We're sure you have your plans set for the Fourth of July, but you can't forget about this annual parade presented by the National Park Service and Diversified Events. The parade features local bands, floats, drill teams and much more.

11:45 a.m. Constitution Avenue, between Seventh and 17th streets. www.july4thparade.com.

SATURDAY
Independence Day concert and fireworks

The Workhouse Arts Center continues Fourth of July celebrations with an event featuring fireworks and music by local artists FeelFree and Caravan of Thieves. Food vendors include Fred's BBQ, Sarah's Snowballs and others.

3 to 10 p.m. Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Rd., Lorton, 703-584-2900. www.workhousearts.org. Parking is $10.

SUNDAY
Da Originalz

Learn how to dance from this local hip-hop dance trio, which is leading a workshop and practice session. You'll also have two more chances to participate in Da Originalz's dance lesson -- July 13 and 27.

1 to 3 p.m. Anacostia Community Museum, 1901 Fort Pl. SE. 202.633.4844. anacostia.si.edu. Call to register.

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