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Kayakers, left, race down Great Falls on Saturday at 7 a.m. as part of the Potomac Whitewater Festival. Clinics will also be offered if you are bold enough to try. Saturday and Sunday. For a complete schedule, visit http://www.potomacfest.com. Prices vary by activity.We might not know who will be playing in the World Cup final, but we do know where we will be watching: the World Cup Fan Fest in Fairfax. Festivities begin Sunday at 1:30. North Street, between Chain Bridge Road and University Drive. 703-273-6097. http://www.visitfairfax.com. Free.Peru comes to the National Museum of the American Indian for a six-day festival of Peruvian art and culture, left. Tuesday through Sunday. Fourth Street and Independence Avenue SW. 202-633-1000.http://www.makiykumanta.com. Free.Stew and Heidi Rodewald's musical "Passing Strange" follows a young, globe-trotting musician as he tries to become a rock-and-roll star. Wednesday through Aug. 8. Studio Theatre's 2ndStage, 1501 14th St. NW. 202-332-3300. http://www.studiotheatre.org. $38-$43.Remember that diary you kept as a kid? Have you ever gone back and read your little tome? The cast of "Mortified: Adolescent Angst on Stage" has, and the performers present their secrets Thursday at 6:30 p.m. Phillips Collection, 1600 21st St. NW. 202-387-2151. http://www.phillipscollection.org. $12.
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Take a musical trip back to the '90s with the Offspring and 311 on Friday at 6:30 p.m. Jiffy Lube Live, 7800 Cellar Door Dr., Bristow. 703-754-6400. http://www.jiffylubelive.com. $37-$52.It turns out when they weren't crusading, studying or dying of the plague, medieval folks knew how to have some fun. "Checkmate! Medieval People at Play," right, runs Saturday through Oct. 10. Walters Art Museum, 600 N. Charles St., Baltimore. 410-547-9000. http://www.thewalters.org. Free.Paul Taylor Dance Company celebrates its choreographer's 80th birthday with -- what else? -- a new work. Tuesday at 8:30 p.m. Wolf Trap National Park, Filene Center, 1551 Trap Rd., Vienna. 703-255-1868. 877-965-3872. http://www.wolftrap.org. $10-$38.Where can you listen to jazz and visit a lemur? At the National Zoo, of course. The Sunset Serenades concert series kicks off Thursday at 6:30 p.m. with the Steve Scott Project, left. National Zoo, 3001 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-633-4800. http://www.nationalzoo.si.edu. Free.

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