Welcome to the Hotlist, a monthly preview of the happenings you shouldn't miss in the weeks ahead. Here's what's coming up in August.

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The Hotlist: What to see, eat, drink and do in August 2015

Welcome to the Hotlist, a monthly preview of the happenings you shouldn't miss in the weeks ahead. Here's what's coming up in August.

Battle of the ballpark belly-busters: Nationals Park vs. Camden Yards

The $20 Diner's Hunger Games: Eating everything served by the Nationals and Orioles and keeping score.

Best summer beers: Stay cool and look cool with these refreshing brews

Suns out, suds out: These are the seasonal pours to look for, whether you're heading for a barbecue or a barstool.

The Going Out Guide recommends free things to do this week.

The cool vegetable soup is best when sipped straight from a glass.

Alfa Piehouse offers a wide array of sweet and savory Greek pastries, as well as salads, sandwiches and yogurt.

Tom Cruise returns as agent Ethan Hunt and a new documentary explores Indonesia’s anti-Communist purges of 1965 and 1966.

Summer stretches a little bit longer and the shows get a lot better in August.

More than two decades after brewing up his catchy club hit, Curtis Alan Jones — a.k.a. Green Velvet — is still bringing the heat.

Laugh along with comedians Sasheer Zamata and David Koechner, get your baseball fix at the Newseum, watch "Star Trek" under the stars and chow down on barbecue at Mess Hall.

Big-name players and an intimate venue make this event a must-see for longtime and novice fans.

For those interested in continued education on the cheap, here's a list of some of the area’s most engaging and enlightening classes you can take for free

You’ve blown your summer budget, and there’s still a month to go. Don’t sweat it. We’ve rounded up fun stuff to do for every day in August — and it won’t cost you a penny.

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The world's foodways converge in Langley Park.

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Admission to the public party includes unlimited drinks and passed hors d'oeuvres.

3 stars | Two chefs make it crystal-clear why this is the place to be in Vienna right now.

Brown, who drowned on Friday, will be honored at his Bloomingdale restaurant.

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