Summer Nights

Washington area events: Phillips After Five, Leesburg First Friday, Shakespeare

See Richard Pousette-Dart's 1952 work
See Richard Pousette-Dart's 1952 work "White Flower," left, after-hours at the Phillips Collection. (Estate Of Richard Pousette-dart/artists Rights Society (Ars), New York)
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Friday, August 6, 2010

This week's salon at the Phillips Collection fetes the exhibit "Pousette-Dart: Predominantly White Paintings." You can view "White," the second installment of director Krzysztof Kieslowski's "Trois Coleurs," listen to jazz and go on a scavenger hunt through the museum. Oh, and you can snack on gelato -- lemon ricotta, vanilla, margarita -- all different shades of white.

-- Fiona Zublin

PHILLIPS AFTER FIVE Thursday from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Phillips Collection, 1600 21st St. NW. 202-387-2151. Included with exhibit admission ($12 adults, $10 students); cash bar.

The District

HOW NAVAJO CODE TALKERS CHANGED WORLD WAR II Monday from 7 to 8 p.m. A National Park Service ranger discusses how the U.S. Marine Corps used Navajo Indians to send messages in the Navajo language, thwarting the enemy's attempt to decode them. National World War II Memorial, 17th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact Tyler Smith, 202-233-3520. 202-619-7222. Free.


CROWDED STREETS Friday at 7 p.m. A Dave Matthews tribute band. Gaithersburg City Hall, Concert Pavilion, 31 S. Summit Ave., Gaithersburg. 301-258-6350. Free.

"MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG" Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Wildwood Summer Theatre presents Stephen Sondheim's musical about the life of a Hollywood producer. Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, 4301 East West Hwy., Bethesda. 240-396-4397. $15, $10 for students and seniors.


LEESBURG'S FIRST FRIDAY Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. Hear live music and visit galleries and stores in historic Leesburg. 703-669-1800. Free.

SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK Friday at 7:30 p.m. The Traveling Players Ensemble performs the Bard's comedy "Love's Labour's Lost." Riverbend Park, 8700 Potomac Hills St., Great Falls. 703-987-1712. Free.

ROSSLYN OUTDOOR FILM FESTIVAL A screening of Baz Luhrmann's "Romeo + Juliet," which made Shakespeare's classic ever more angsty and melodramatic. Gateway Park, Lee Highway and North Lynn Street, Arlington. 703-522-6628. 703-276-7759. Free.

SECOND THURSDAY ART NIGHT Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m. Visit studios and meet artists at the Alexandria art complex. Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. 703-838-4565. http://Free.

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