D.C.-area nightlife, events and dining

Correction to This Article
A Going Out Guide item in the July 16 Weekend section said that We, the Pizza, Spike Mendelsohn's new restaurant on Capitol Hill, would open Monday, July 19. The opening has been delayed until at least July 23.

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Friday, July 16, 2010

Friday Mars Day at the Air and Space Museum -- Friday-Sunday Baltimore's Artscape -- Saturday Capitals Fanfest

MARS DAY!

Friday FREE

Do your kids dream of becoming astronauts? Give them a leg up on the competition for future missions to Mars with a full day of activities geared toward exploring the Red Planet. Control a robotic rover, get hands-on with meteorites, examine high-resolution photographs and listen to geologists and scientists discuss just how similar the Earth is to Mars. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. National Air and Space Museum, Sixth Street and Independence Avenue SW (Metro: L'Enfant Plaza). 202-633-1000. http://www.nasm.si.edu.

"BIRDEMIC: SHOCK AND TERROR"

Friday-Saturday

If you're still laughing after throwing plastic spoons and shouting at the screen during a midnight screening of the "The Room," check out this latest entry to the world of So Bad It's Good Cinema on Friday and Saturday at midnight. In "Birdemic," a flock of poorly CGI-ed homicidal eagles attacks the Northern California populace, all while an allegorical love story tries -- but fails spectacularly -- to rise above the madness. Landmark's E Street Cinema, 555 11th St. NW (Metro: Metro Center). http://www.landmarktheatres.com. 202-452-7672. $10.

ARTSCAPE

Friday-Sunday FREE

Baltimore's 29th annual celebration of the performing arts, culture and fashion returns with hours packed full of performers and exhibitors. Musiq Soulchild (Friday), Gov't Mule and the Cold War Kids (Saturday) and Wale (Sunday) are the big musical draws, but be sure to devote plenty of time to exploring the artists' market, sampling the sprawling food court and street theater performances and watching the art car parade, which rolls at noon Saturday. Visit http://www.artscape.orgfor a complete schedule of events. Locations around Mount Royal Avenue and Cathedral Street, Baltimore. 410-752-8632.


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