Felicia Boswell (center) plays Felicia in the national tour of "Memphis," which arrives at the Kennedy Center on Tuesday. (Photo by Paul Kolnik)


Epic Battles

Hard-hitting noise-rockers Battles know how to energize a room: The band’s clattering 2007 anthem “Atlas” often plays as warm-up music at sporting events around the world. They’re joined by D.C. soulmates Imperial China for an 8 p.m. show at the Black Cat.

Beginning Tuesday

Southern musicality

Tony-winning musical “Memphis” — the 1950s-set play about a white DJ who sheds light on black music — rocks as it rolls into the Kennedy Center.

Wednesday through Sunday

Belgian beer festival

A five-day festival offers beer lovers multiple ways to explore the unique flavors of Belgian beer.


Drinks with four-legged friends

The Blue Banana welcomes humans and pooches alike at its charitable Yappy Hour. Dogs enjoy bones, water and a doggie pool, humans get $4 drinks all night, and the Washington Humane Society receives 20 percent of all sales.


A life in fashion

Cuban-American fashion designer Isabel Toledo — known for designing Michelle Obama’s green dress/coat ensemble for the 2008 inauguration — talks with Pulitzer Prize-winning fashion critic Robin Givhan about her life and career Thursday evening at the Corcoran. Meet both Toledo and Givhan at a cocktail reception before the discussion.