A round-up of events happening in and around D.C. through mid July.
Thursday, July 19
The Archives, 6 p.m., Kennedy Center, Millennium Stage, 2700 F St. NW. Free. 202-467-4600.
Sharon Thomas, the jazz singer performs outdoor. 6:30-8:30 p.m., The Boulevard at the Capital Centre, Capital Centre Boulevard and Arena Drive, Largo. 301-324-0514 or www.shopcapcentre.com.
“How To Train Your Dragon Live Spectacular,” The show features more than 20 dragons that breathe fire, have wing spans of up to 46 feet and interact with the other characters. Some even soar through the air. 7 p.m. Thursday, 1 and 7 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m., 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday, noon and 4 p.m. Sunday, Verizon Center, 601 F St. NW. $24.50-$59.50. Tickets, 202-397-7328; information, 202-628-3200.
“The Goonies,” Richard Donner’s 1985 film about some ordinary kids who find a secret treasure map that puts their lives on a whole different path filled with wild adventures. Free popcorn and snow-cones served. 7 p.m., College Park Aviation Museum, 1985 Cpl. Frank Scott Dr., College Park. Free with museum admission: $4; seniors, $3; age 18 and under, $2. 301-864-6029.
Sunset Yoga on the Piers, A free hour-long yoga practice gets going on the water with guest instructors from Sun & Moon Yoga Studio and live musical accompaniment. 7 p.m. Thursday, Tuesday, July 31 and Aug. 2, National Harbor, 150 National Plaza, National Harbor. Free. www.nationalharbor.com.
“Beertown,” Dog Pony DC remounts the interactive play about a small American town that unearths its beloved time capsule and ritualistically reviews its contents. 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Sunday, Woolly Mammoth Theatre, 641 D St. NW. $17, plus a one-time purchase of a festival button, $5 from June 18-July 12, $7 thereafter. 866-811-4111 or www.capfringe.org.
“The Addams Family,” Gomez, Morticia and the rest of the family take to the stage in a musical comedy. 7:30 p.m. through July 29, Kennedy Center, Opera House, 2700 F St. NW. $39-$115. Tickets, 800-444-1324; information, 202-467-4600.
“iConfess,” Washington Improv Theatre takes inspiration from audience members’ deep dark secret for an ever-changing show of on-the-spot comedy. 8 p.m. Thursdays, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, Fridays-Saturdays, through July 28, Source, 1835 14th St. NW. $17, plus a one-time purchase of a festival button, $5 from June 18-July 12, $7 thereafter. 866-811-4111 or www.capfringe.org.
“The Music Man,” A con man turns his life around by convincing a small town to battle trouble caused by a pool hall with a boys’ band. 8 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Arena Stage, 1101 Sixth St. SW. $46-$91, subject to change, based on availability. 202-488-3300.
“The Normal Heart,” George C. Wolfe directs the Larry Kramer play about a tight-knit group of friends that refuses to let doctors, politicians and the press ignore the truth about an unspoken epidemic. 8 p.m., through July 29, Arena Stage, 1101 Sixth St. SW. $40-$94. 202-488-3300 or www.arenastage.org.
Guy Torry, 8 p.m. Thursday and Sunday, 8 and 10:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, DC Improv, 1140 Connecticut Ave. NW. $20. 202-296-7008.
J.P. Harris and the Tough Choices, Who Are the Southern Baptists?, 8 p.m., Black Cat, 1811 14th St. NW. 202-667-4490.
“Breaking Up with ED: Survivors Speak Out on Eating Disorders,” Stories based on interviews with eating disorder survivors. 9:30 p.m. Thursdays, 7 p.m. Fridays, noon Sundays, through July 29, The Bedroom at Fort Fringe, 612 L St. NW. $17, plus a one-time purchase of a festival button, $5 from June 18-July 12, $7 thereafter. 866-811-4111 or www.capfringe.org.
Friday, July 20
Rosslyn Outdoor Film Festival, In honor of the election year, the popular annual film festival just across the river from Georgetown dedicates itself to Hollywood’s political oeuvre, from gripping dramas such as “All the President’s Men” to the light and fluffy “Election” and “Dick.” Fridays and July 27, Gateway Park, Lee Highway and North Lynn Street, Arlington. Free. 703-276-7759 or www.rosslynva.org/play/calendar/film-festival.
Nonprofit financial workshop, Learn how to keep financial records in order. Sponsored by the People for Change Coalition. 9-11:30 a.m., Prince George’s Federal Credit Union, , 15201 Hall Rd., Bowie. $35, registration required. 301-808-1492 or http://pfccoalition.org/Workshop%20-%20Road%20to%20Success.html.
Yefim Bronfman, The Grammy Award-winning pianist and others perform classical, jazz and contemporary music as part of the William Kapell International Piano Competition and Festival. 11 a.m., Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Gildenhorn Recital Hall, University of Maryland, Route 193 and Stadium Drive, College Park. Free. 301-405-2787 or www.claricesmithcenter.umd.edu.
“McGoddess,” The American daughter of a Marxist father and Hindu mom struggles with her own faith. 5:45 p.m. Fridays, 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, 9:15 p.m. Saturdays, through July 28, Studio Theatre, 1501 14th St. NW. $17, plus a one-time purchase of a festival button, $5 from June 18-July 12, $7 thereafter. 866-811-4111 or www.capfringe.org.
Reggae music by Jah Works, 6:30-8:30 p.m., The Yards Park, Third and Water streets SE. Free. 202-289-0111 or www.yardspark.org.
“A Night with Jackie ’Moms’ Mabley,” the stage play tells the story of Loretta Mary Aiken, who endured sexual, racial and political oppression while paving a way for African American women actors. 7-8 p.m., Laurel-Beltsville Senior Activity Center, 7120 Contee Rd., Laurel. $10; nonresidents of Prince George's and Montgomery counties, $12. Registration required. 301-206-3355.
Kiss, Motley Crue, 7 p.m., Jiffy Lube Live, 7800 Cellar Door Dr., Bristow. $32-$157. 703-754-6400.
Tommy Lepson Band, funk, soul and Southern rock music. 7:30 p.m., Grist Mill Park, 4710 Mount Vernon Memorial Hwy., Alexandria. Free. 703-324-7469.
WAR, Plunky and Oneness, FrameWerk, 7:30 p.m., Carter Barron Amphitheatre, 4850 Colorado Ave. NW. $25. 202-426-0486 or 800-745-3000 or www.nps.gov/rocr or www.ticketmaster.com.
“Love, Sex and the I.R.S.,” a comedy about two struggling out-of-work with musicians who are discovered by the I.R.S. for filing taxes as a married couple. 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays through July 28, Bowie Playhouse, 16500 White Marsh Park Dr., Bowie. $17; students and seniors, $12. 410-757-5700.
“Aaaaaagh! Murder!,” In this improvised parody of murder mysteries, all the members of Lord and Lady Killington’s house staff have been killed. Sergeant Inspector Barnaby Tweed is on the case. 8:15 p.m. Friday, 4 p.m. Saturday, 10 p.m. Tuesday, Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church, Undercroft Theatre, 900 Massachusetts Ave. NW. $17, plus a one-time purchase of a festival button, $5 from June 18-July 12, $7 thereafter. 866-811-4111 or www.capfringe.org.
Rosslyn Outdoor Film Festival, This year’s theme is “Friday Night is Election Night.” 8:30 p.m. Fridays and July 27, Gateway Park, Lee Highway and North Lynn Street, Arlington. Free. 703-276-7759.
Asian festival, showcasing India, the Philippines, China and Thailand, featuring a large children interactive area with carnival rides and games, more than 200 multi-cultural vendors and exhibitions, including Chinese, Vietnamese, Indian, Japanese, Korean, Thai, Laotian and Philippine cuisine and handicrafts, plus a tennis tournament, stage performances, contests, interactive demonstrations and more. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday, George Mason University, 4400 University Dr., Fairfax. Free. 703-589-4144, www.asianfestivaldc.com or email@example.com.
“If You Give A Moose A Muffin,” The sequel to “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie” features a hungry moose who sets of a chain of events when he requests a muffin. 11 a.m., 2 and 4:30 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays through July 29, 10:30 a.m. Mondays and July 30, Glen Echo Park, Adventure Theatre MTC, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. $18. 301-634-2270.
“Black Swan,” Darren Aronofsky’s 2010 film about an emotionally fragile ballerina who discovers the dark side of her own nature and begins to becme undone, starring Natalie Portman and Winona Ryder. 1 p.m., Smithsonian American Art Museum, McEvoy Auditorium, Eighth and F streets NW. Free. 202-633-1000.
Hyattsville HIV testing, No needles; results in 20 minutes. 1-3 p.m. third Saturday of every month, First United Methodist Church of Hyattsville, 6201 Belcrest Rd. Free. 301-927-6133.
“Saturday Night Fever,” John Badham’s 1977 film about a hardware store clerk escapes from the pressures of his dysfunctional family, racial tension in his neighborhood, and his own dead-end future by spending his weekends as the king of the local disco, starring John Travolta. 4 p.m., Smithsonian American Art Museum, McEvoy Auditorium, Eighth and F streets NW. Free. 202-633-1000.
Marshall Maley, an outdoor jazz concert. 5-7 p.m., Palladium Civic Green, 1445 Laughlin Ave., McLean. Free. 703-288-9505.
Jah Works, 7 p.m., Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Rd., Lorton. Free. 703-324-7469.
8th Annual “D.C. Poetry in the Park,” 7:30 p.m., Carter Barron Amphitheatre, 4850 Colorado Ave. NW. Free. 202-426-0486 or www.nps.gov/rocr.
Nicki Minaj, 2 Chainz, Enjoy the many sides of one of pop music’s biggest superstars. 7:30 p.m., DAR Constitution Hall, 18th and C streets NW. $43.75-$77.75. Tickets, 202-397-7328; information, 202-628-4780.
“Romeo & Juliet,” The Chesapeake Shakespeare Company performs the Bard’s romantic tragedy outdoors. 8 p.m. Saturdays and Fridays, 6 p.m. Sundays and Sundays, through July 29, Patapsco Female Institute Historic Park, 3691 Sarah's Lane, Ellicott City. $29-$36. 410-313-8661 or www.chesapeakeshakespeare.com.
Stefanie Diahann Belnavis, The dancer blends Jamaican folk with live drumming, spoken word and contemporary modern dance. 8 p.m. Saturday, 7 p.m. Sunday, Dance Place, 3225 Eighth St. NE. 202-269-1600.
“Nevermind the Bollocks, Here’s a Midsummer Night’s Dream,” Shakespeare’s romantic play is given a punk twist. Noon Sundays, 8 p.m. Thursdays, midnight Saturdays, through July 28, Warehouse, 645 New York Ave. NW. $17, plus a one-time purchase of a festival button, $5 from June 18-July 12, $7 thereafter. 866-811-4111 or www.capfringe.org.
Antique appraisals, licensed appraisers will be on hand to tell you about your item and give estimated values. 1-4 p.m., Marietta House Museum, 5626 Bell Station Rd., Glenn Dale. Admission free. $5 per item (limit 5). 301-464-5291.
Glen Campbell, 7:30 p.m. Sunday-Monday, Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. $75. 703-549-7500.
“Securing the Blessings of Liberty,” Learn how African Americans survived and helped end slavery while working to shape the world as we know it today. Monday and July 30, Alexandria Black History Museum, 902 Wythe St., Alexandria. 703-746-4356.
Here’s Looking at You, Bogart, Need a way to make those hazy Mondays seem a little cooler? Try National Theatre’s free series of Humphrey Bogart films, every Monday through August 20 at 6:30 p.m. It kicks off, naturally, with “Casablanca.” If you learn a few things from Bogart, not only will you feel cool in mid-summer, but maybe you’ll be able to act cool, too. Maybe. National Theatre, 1321 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202-783-3372 or http://www.nationaltheatre.org/cinema/Summer2012.pdf.
Swingtopia, the jazz octet performs two sets of 1930s, 40s and 50s swing and big band tunes every Monday night. No cover charge. 8 and 9:30 p.m. Mondays and July 30, Greek Village Restaurant, 13476 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring. Admission, free. 301-879-2877 or www.swingtopiajazz.com.
Oxon Hill basketball clinic, for ages 10-17, improve your basketball ball handling and shooting skills. 10 p.m.-midnight, Glassmanor Community Center, 1101 Marcy Ave., Oxon Hill. Free. 301-567-6033.
African Acrobats, The Kenyan acrobats perform contortions, tumbling, human pyramids and chair balancing acts for the entire family. 10 a.m. and noon Tuesday-Wednesday, Publick Playhouse, 5445 Landover Rd., Cheverly. $10. 301-277-1710.
African American Olympic stars program, Vintage film clips about Jesse Owens, Wilma Rudolph, Muhammad Ali and others. 12:30 p.m., New Carrollton Library, 7414 Riverdale Rd., New Carrollton. Free. 301-459-6900.
Civil Rights history lecture, for age 13 and older, historian C.R. Gibbs presents an audio-visual lecture on African American teens in the civil rights movement. 7 p.m., Greenbelt Library, 11 Crescent Rd., Greenbelt. Free. 301-345-5800.
Learn to DJ, for ages 18-24, learn basic deejay skills. 10 p.m.-midnight, Hillcrest Heights Community Center, 2300 Oxon Run Dr., Temple Hills. Free. 301-505-0876.
Largo “Stories by hand,” interpreter Kathy MacMillan teaches basic signs through stories, songs and other activities. 2 p.m., Largo Kettering Library, 9601 Capital Lane. Free. 301-336-4044.
“Voices of Haiti,” The multimedia show explores how the earthquake continues to effect Haitians, especially those with HIV/AIDS. 7 p.m. Wednesday-July 26, Corcoran Gallery of Art, (use the New York Avenue entrance), 500 17th St. NW. Free, reservations recommended. 202-639-1700.
NoMa Summer Screen, For 2012 the outdoor film festival explores the end of the world, with films such as “Dr. Strangelove,” “Shaun of the Dead,” “Wall-E” and more. Each week, the festival will feature food vendors, and children and friendly dogs are welcome. 7 p.m. Wednesdays, through Aug. 8, NoMa Summer Screen, Second and L streets NE. Free. 202-289-0111 or www.nomabid.org/event-info/noma-summer-screen/.
Ledisi, Eric Benet, 8 p.m., DAR Constitution Hall, 18th and C streets NW. $69.50. 202-628-4780.
Temple Hills basketball playoffs, cheer on the players at the annual tournament. 9 p.m.-midnight Wednesday-July 26, Temple Hills Community Center, 5300 Temple Hill Rd. Free. 301-894-6616.
“Writing Winning Proposals” business workshop, an informative and interactive session for small business owners on government contract terms, management tools, technical and cost proposals and more. Sponsored by the Prince George’s County Minority Business Development Division. 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Dr. Henry Wise Jr. High School, 12650 Brooke Lane, Upper Marlboro. 301-985-4690. Denise Roberts at 301-883-6480 or www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/minoritybusiness.
Maletick and Chapman Connection, saxophonist Rob Maletick and vocalist Vince Chapman perform jazz. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Performances every Thursday through Aug. 31. 6:30-8:30 p.m., The Boulevard at the Capital Centre, Capital Centre Boulevard and Arena Drive, Largo. Free. 301-324-0514 or http://www.chapmuzic.com/MCC/.
The Alvin Fisher Band, The smooth, contemporary jazz band performs. 7 p.m., Blue Dolphin, 1166 Route 3, Gambrills. $10. 410-721-9081 or http://thealvinfisherband.bandzoogle.com/fr_bioepk.cfm.
Sesame Street Place bus trip, reserve a spot by today for a trip the 14-acre theme park based on the children’s show. Meet Big Bird, Elmo, Cookie Monster and more, water rides and shows. Bus departs Aug. 10 at 8:45 a.m. from: Harmony Hall Regional Center, 10701 Livingston Rd., Fort Washington and Lake Arbor Community Center, 10100 Lake Arbor Way, Mitchellville, $75; nonresidents of Prince George's and Montgomery counties, $90. Includes admission and transportation. Registration required by July 27. 301-203-6000.
Public speaking 101, for ages 10-17, learn public speaking and listening skills. 7-10 p.m. July 27, Columbia Park Community Center, 1901 Kent Village Dr., Landover. Free. 301-341-3749.
Riseband and Show, The nine-member R&B/Funk/Jazz/Motown ensemble performs at an outdoor concert. 7:30 p.m. Performances every Friday. 7:30-9:30 p.m. July 27, Montpelier Mansion, Grounds, 9650 Muirkirk Rd., Laurel. Free. 301-377-7817 or http://www.risebandandshow.com.
“Dark Side of the Crown,” Bellydance Evolution’s theatrical dance show blending Eastern and Western styles in a tale of murder and deceit. 8 p.m. July 27, American University, Harold and Sylvia Greenberg Theatre, 4200 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-885-2587.
Live Stand Up Comedy, featuring Jason Weems, from “Last Comic Standing” and comedian Mike James. Due to material, all patrons must be 18 years old to attend the performance. 8 p.m. July 27, Workhouse Arts Center, Building W3 Theatre, 9601 Ox Rd., Lorton. $10 in advance online, $12 at the door (cash only). 703-495-0001 or www.coolcowcomedy.com/.
Atlantic City bus trip, spend a day on the boardwalk. July 28, Prince George’s Community College, Novak field house, 301 Largo Rd., Largo. 301-322-0853.
Citi Open, The popular summer tennis tournament, long known as the Legg Mason Tennis Classic, returns to Rock Creek Park, bringing some of the sport’s stars with it. Saturdays-Thursdays, through Aug. 5, William H.G. FitzGerald Tennis Stadium, 16th and Kennedy streets NW. $10-$80; packages available. 202-721-9500 or www.citiopentennis.com.
Jazz Under the Stars, A performance by local jazz artists Allyn Johnson, James King, Keith Killgo, Antonio Parker and Chad Carter. 7 p.m. July 28, Beltsville Community Center, 3900 Sellman Rd., Beltsville. Free. 301-937-6613 or www.pgparks.com.
Nora Gibson Performance Project, The company performs “VESTED SOULS,” a series of five minimalist vignettes performed by four dancers. 8 p.m. Saturdays, 7 p.m. Sundays, through July 29, Dance Place, 3225 Eighth St. NE. 202-269-1600.
Astronomy Society outdoor party, Friends of Myrtle Point Park and the Southern Maryland Astronomical Society host a gathering to observe the moon, planets and stars through a variety of equipment. All ages welcome. 10 p.m. July 28, Myrtle Point Park, 24050 Patuxent Blvd. , California. Free. 301-743-7003, http://www.smas.us/ or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Launch Zone Olympics, for age 5 and under, test your athletic abilities on hurdles, long jump and more. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. July 30, National Children’s Museum Launch Zone, 112 Waterfront St., National Harbor. Admission, free. 301-686-0225.
Veteran’s clinic open house, Senator Ben Cardin will be the keynote speaker at the grand opening celebration of the new Veteran’s Affairs Prince George’s Community Clinic. Tour the facility and enjoy a light lunch. Noon July 30, Southern Prince George’s County Community Based Outpatient Clinic, 5801 Allentown Rd., Camp Springs.301-423-3700.
“The Black Love Bond: Dating in DC,” The Krystal Glass Empire hosts a networking event and community conversation about dating in the city. Meet other couples, singles, networkers and participate in a round of “speed mingling.” 7-9 p.m. July 30. Busboys and Poets, 5th and K Streets NW. $20, reservations welcome. www.KrystalGlassEmpire.com
Accokeek community meeting, meet local representatives from the police department and state’s attorney office and discuss issues impacting the quality of life in the city. Hosted by the Homeowner’s Association of Horizon Estates, Simmons Acres and the Preserve. 7 p.m. July 30, Accokeek Library, 15773 Livingston Rd. Free. 301-203-8818. Christopher Bullock at email@example.com or Gloria Constant at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Positive Vibrations, the steel drum band performs. 10 a.m. July 31, Bladensburg Library, 4820 Annapolis Rd., Bladensburg. ,Free. 301-927-4916.
Nicolo the Jester, An educational magic and comedy show for children presented by the Nicolo Whimsey Show. 3 p.m. July 31, Oxon Hill Library, 6200 Oxon Hill Rd., Oxon Hill. Free. 301-839-2400 or http://www.nicolowhimsey.com.
Amadou and Mariam, The married Malian Afro-pop duo of Amadou & Mariam has an eclectic sound that remains grounded by its interlocking vocal harmonies. As their international has increased, collaborations with popular Western artists have become the norm. New album “Folila” features contributions from the likes of Santigold and members of TV on the Radio and Yeah Yeah Yeahs, but in concert the duo have the spotlight to themselves, as it should be. 7 p.m. July 31, 9:30 Club, 815 V St. NW. $35. 202-265-0930.
Online job hunting program, learn how to use the library systems “Learning Express” and “Maryland One-Stop Job Resources” online programs. 7 p.m. July 31, Spauldings Library, 5811 Old Silver Hill Rd., District Heights. Free. 301-817-3750.
Nationals, vs. the Philadelphia Phillies. 7:05 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays, through Aug. 2, Nationals Park, 1500 South Capitol St. SE. 202-675-6287.
2nd Annual Donor Ice Cream Social, share stories and socialize with supporters and contributors over ice cream. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Aug. 1, Joe’s Movement Emporium, 3309 Bunker Hill Rd., Mount Rainier. Free. 301-699-1819.
“Little Shop of Horrors,” A mysterious plant with a hunger for human flesh helps a shy young man win over his crush. 8 p.m. Aug. 1-2, Olney Theatre Center, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Rd., Olney. 301-924-3400.
“Jurassic Park,” Steven Spielberg’s 1993 sci-fi film about a theme park that goes awry when the power goes out, starring Sam Neill, Laura Dern and Jeff Goldblum. 9 p.m. Aug. 1, NoMa Summer Screen, Second and L streets NE. Free. 202-289-0111 or www.nomasummerscreen.com.
Wildflower, the DC-based band performs R&B, soul, gospel, and smooth jazz. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Aug. 2, The Boulevard at the Capital Centre, Capital Centre Boulevard and Arena Drive, Largo. Free. 301-324-0514 or www.shopcapcentre.com.
Mambo Combo, bring a blanket and enjoy the Latin and Caribbean beats. 7-8:30 p.m. Aug. 2, Watkins Regional Park, 301 Watkins Park Dr., Upper Marlboro. Free. 301-699-2456.
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