The Going Out Guide recommends free things to do for every day of the week.
'A Soldier’s Story'
Grab your blankets and snacks and catch Screen on the Green's last movie of the summer. Denzel Washington stars in this 1984 film about the investigation into the death of an African American officer during World War II.
8 p.m. On the Mall, between Seventh and 12th streets. www.hbo.com/screenonthegreen.
Looking for something to do with the kids this week? As part of the Showtime Tuesdays film series, THEARC is screening Pixar's last "Monsters" installment. Critic Michael O'Sullivan gave the children's film three stars in his review.
9:30 a.m. THEARC Theater, 1901 Mississippi Ave. SE. 202-889-5901. www.thearcdc.org.
Author event: Elizabeth Drew
Join journalist Elizabeth Drew for a discussion about Richard Nixon and the Watergate scandal, which was the topic of her 1975 book "Washington Journal." Drew will look back at the 40 years since the first presidential resignation in U.S. history. Copies of Drew's reissued book will be available for purchase and signing.
7 to 9 p.m. Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St., Arlington. 703-228-6321. www.library.arlingtonva.us.
‘Life, Above All’
The Anacostia Community Museum hosts a screening of this 2010 film about the impact of HIV on modern South Africa highlighted through the relationship between a mother and daughter. A discussion with a museum educator follows the film.
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Anacostia Community Museum, 1901 Fort Pl. SE. 202-633-4820. anacostia.si.edu.
You might know the Electric Slide or even the Cupid Shuffle, but instructor Denise Bryant and students from the Music2yourfeet group are here to teach you something new. Join them for a lesson that covers popular lines dances to R&B, country, soul and more. Brush up on your line-dancing skills and you'll be the life of the party at your next get-together!
6:30 p.m. Monroe Street Market, 716 Monroe St. NE. www.danceplace.org.
Fine art photography lecture
Craig Rudlin leads a discussion and demonstration on the elements of fine art photography and the ways photographers can engage viewers through images.
11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Workhouse Arts Center, Vulcan Gallery, 9601 Ox Rd., Lorton. 703-584-2900. www.workhousearts.org.
Kyle Dunnigan is probably known best for his role as Craig on the Comedy Central show "Reno 911," but the actor/writer is no stranger to stand-up comedy. This week, Dunnigan performs at the Kennedy Center, with local comedian Jenn Tisdale opening the show.
6 p.m. Kennedy Center, Millennium Stage, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600. www.kennedy-center.org. Recommended for mature audiences.