A new Gertrude Stein exhibit opens Friday at the National Portrait Gallery. (Courtesy of the National Portrait Gallery)


Good Lovelies

This Canadian girl group has performed its three-part harmonies and folksy, witty songs for many of our neighbors to the north. Now, they bring their tunes to the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage. 


Literary gallery tour

The Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery’s exhibit “VESSEL” kicks off the 9/11 Arts Project, a series of exhibits and events reflecting on the process of cultural healing a decade after the attacks on Sept. 11. Take a “literary tour” of the exhibit on Tuesday, when a group of writers read works they have written in response to the art in the exhibit. 


National Fossil Day

What isn’t cool about fossils? You’re not likely to find an answer to that question at this year’s National Fossil Day, an event taking place in the National Museum of Natural History and outside on the Mall where fossil-heads can dig for their own fossils, learn about how fossils are formed and how to preserve them.  


Going Out Guide Happy Hour

Do you ever wish you could have your own personal Going Out Guru to cater to your every going out need? Time to download the new Going Out Guide iPhone app, which has all the latest on what to do and where to go. Come celebrate at happy hour with the Gurus and enter to win your very own iPhone.  


Seeing Gertrude Stein: Five Stories

Between her literary contributions and connections to artists such as Picasso, Matisse and Hemingway, Gertrude Stein had one of the most expansive roles in spearheading modernism. The more than 50 artifacts from Stein’s life and 100 artistic works about her in the National Portrait Gallery’s new exhibit will make you wish you could be a fly on the wall for one of her famous salons.  


Taste of Georgetown

It seems that “Taste of” events are plentiful these days, and with Taste of D.C. behind us, this weekend brings a Georgetown-centric food fest. Thirty Georgetown restaurants serve up their finest, along with a beer/wine/spirits tasting pavilion and a jazz lineup from Blues Alley featuring the Michael Bowie Trio, Blues Alley Youth Orchestra and more. 


Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Dedication

The new memorial’s dedication, which was scheduled to take place during Hurricane Irene, will take place on Sunday. It will be a smaller event than originally planned, but President Obama and members of the King family are expected to attend.