The Annapolis Rotary Club's annual Crab Feast is billed as the largest in the world, and draws more than 2,500 people to Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium each year. (VisitAnnapolis.org)

Annapolis Rotary Club Crab Feast at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium , Aug. 3

350 bushels of large (or “#1” sized) blue crabs. 100 gallons of Maryland crab soup. 3,400 ears of sweet corn. 150 pounds of barbecued beef. That’s the bounty that awaits guests at the Annapolis Rotary Club’s 73rd annual Crab Feast, a gathering so large it’s held at the Naval Academy’s football stadium. (The event is billed as “the world’s largest crab feast.”) Tickets, which benefit charities in the Annapolis region, include unlimited food, beer and soda. 5 to 8 p.m. $65 for adults, $25 for children aged 3 to 12. — Fritz Hahn

Changwon K-Pop World Festival DC at the Korean Cultural Institute , Aug. 4

K-pop — music by Korean pop groups — is riding a wave of attention in America, thanks to BTS, the seven-member boy band that became the first K-pop act to top the Billboard album charts with “Love Yourself: Tear” back in May. Could the next big K-pop star hail from the D.C. area? Find out at the Korean Cultural Center, which is hosting the regional competition for the Changwon K-Pop World Festival. Watch local groups compete in two different categories: one with vocals, and one focused on dance and choreography, with “singing optional.” The winners could rep D.C. in Korea in October. And if you don’t get your fill of K-pop in the afternoon, U Street Music Hall hosts Bae Bae, an 18-and-over K-pop dance party, later that night. Changwon competition: 4 p.m. Free. U Street Music Hall: 10:30 p.m. $10. — F.H.

DAR World’s Fair at the DAR Museum , Aug. 4

The 1893 and 1904 World’s Fairs in Chicago and St. Louis, respectively, astounded the world and launched the American century with showcases of cutting-edge inventions, entertainment and food. The DAR Museum will recreate the excitement with demonstrations of turn-of-the-century innovations including the stereoscope — a photo viewer that gives the illusion of a 3-D image — and samples of foods that debuted at long-ago fairs, such as cotton candy, puffed rice, Dr Pepper and Popsicles. International embassies will provide cultural demonstrations, and there will also be live music and activities for kids. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free. — Sadie Dingfelder

Summer Spirit Festival at Merriweather Post Pavilion , Aug. 4-5

This music festival, created by two former teachers, consistently puts together one of the most interesting bills each summer. This year’s is no different, with such headliners as the mystical Erykah Badu and hip-hop icons The Roots alongside staples of the District like Raheem DeVaughn and Backyard Band. Other standout performers include some of the best young acts in music such as Anderson .Paak and the Free Nationals, who have been touring the world festival circuit on the strength of their live performances. Doors open at 1 p.m. on both days. $60-$250. — Hau Chu

Moriah Evans: Be My Muse at the Hirshhorn , Aug. 6-10

How weird would it be if, in the middle of a performance, a dancer stopped and asked the audience for their thoughts and opinions? Well, that’s exactly what Moriah Evans will do in these strangely interactive dances, which are part of the Hirshhorn’s performance art series, “Does the Body Rule the Mind, or Does the Mind Rule the Body?” These 49-minute performances open up the often opaque process of choreography to real-time interpretation and challenge the authority of the solo artist. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. — S.D.

Otakon at Walter E. Washington Convention Center , Aug. 10-12

Since the ’90s, the Mid-Atlantic region has been home to an annual convention for otakus — obsessives of Japanese anime and manga. Last year, the gathering moved to the District from its longtime home in Baltimore. The main draw of the convention is the passionate communion between creators, composers, actors and fans of East Asian pop culture, but what will stand out is the elaborate cosplay from die-hards, who can compete in a costume contest and lip-sync battle. Hours vary. $40-$100. — H.C.


The colorful upstairs dining room at America Eats Tavern, one of more than 250 area restaurants participating in the annual summer restaurant week. (Deb Lindsey/For the Washington Post)

Metropolitan Washington Restaurant Week , Aug. 13-19

Late summer brings sweet corn, ripe tomatoes and Metropolitan Washington Restaurant Week, when restaurants across the area serve up multicourse meals for a fixed price that’s easy on the wallet. This year, more than 250 different eateries in the city, Maryland and Virginia are participating in Summer Restaurant Week. That includes new restaurants you might not have tried yet, like José Andrés’s America Eats Tavern in Georgetown, the lively Mexican restaurant Mi Vida at the Wharf and the Israeli-themed Sababa in Cleveland Park. Peruse Restaurant Week menus online, and then book a table in advance for a summer dining deal. Various locations. Visit ramw.org/restaurantweek for a full list of participating restaurants. — Adele Chapin

Bad Bunny at Eagle Bank Arena , Aug. 16

The story of Bad Bunny’s rise might have been overlooked by some, but the Puerto Rican supermarket bagger turned Latin trap star is making his name known in pop music as he sets off on his first North American tour. You may have first heard the 24-year-old’s slick verses on Cardi B’s summer chart-topper “I Like It,” but devoted fans have long been bumping the rapper’s tracks like “Soy Peor’” and “Amorfoda,” which has more than 578 million views on YouTube. 8 p.m. $59-$99. — H.C.

Around the World Cultural Food Festival at Freedom Plaza , Aug. 18

The Washington area’s mix of international cultures is one of the city’s strongest selling points, as this annual festival shows. Where else can you snack on Nigerian and Guamanian food, watch Honduran and Egyptian dance troupes and browse African fashions and South American jewelry? Cooking demonstrations, a dozen performers and booths sponsored by embassies sweeten the experience at the festival, which is moving to Freedom Plaza after two years on the Washington Monument grounds. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Free; food and drinks priced individually. — F.H.

DC Beer Week , Aug. 19-26

The 10th annual celebration of Washington’s beer scene is a mix of new events and old favorites: It starts Aug. 19 with the inaugural Lager Fest at City Winery, an afternoon of lagers, pilsners and other easy-drinking styles from 30 different breweries. The week wraps up with the fifth Brewers on the Block, a more traditional beer festival outside Union Market on Aug. 25. In between, there are crab feasts, tap takeovers and more specialized events, including a panel discussion at the Heurich House with the graphic designers behind some of the coolest beer labels in the area. No matter which parties you attend, keep an eye out for Solidarity Pilsner, a collaboration between nine area breweries, which will be available in cans throughout the city. Locations and ticket prices vary; see dcbeerweek.net for a full list of events. — F.H.

Kyle Kinane at the 9:30 Club , Aug. 23

A veteran of the alt-comedy scene, Kyle Kinane spins a yarn like few can. Whether he’s spouting a conspiracy theory about cozy Trader Joe’s parking lots or recalling the play-by-play from a drunken cab ride to Wendy’s, the bearded, gravelly voiced comic takes audiences through extended bits that, by all rights, should be mundane — but somehow play as delightfully absurd. There’s also no shortage of self-deprecating jabs from the 41-year-old Kinane, who appeared earlier this year on Netflix’s comedy collection “The Standups” and provides a voice on the streaming giant’s upcoming animated series “Paradise PD.” 7 p.m. $25. — Thomas Floyd


Beach House released its seventh studio album earlier this year. (Shawn Brackbill/Sub Pop)

Beach House at the Anthem , Aug. 25

Baltimore’s Beach House released “7” earlier this year, the duo’s seventh studio album, which, coincidentally, brings the total number of songs that Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally have released together to 77. Unlike past albums — including twin 2015 releases “Depression Cherry” and “Thank Your Lucky Stars” — Beach House parted ways with longtime producer Chris Coady, who was replaced by MGMT collaborator Sonic Boom. As a result, “7” has a bigger, heavier and more dense sound, something that’s readily apparent on album-opener “Dark Spring,” which builds to a noisy crescendo. But this is still dreamy, poppy indie rock that’s perfect for getting lost in on a late-summer Saturday night. 8 p.m. $38-$55. — Rudi Greenberg

Romeo and Juliet at Shakespeare Theatre , Aug. 21-Sept. 2

There are two ways to snag a free ticket for one of Shakespeare Theatre Company’s late summer performances of the ultimate star-cross loved story, “Romeo & Juliet.” Try your luck in the online lottery, which will open on Aug. 20. Or join the fans who line up at Sidney Harman Hall before the beloved annual Free For All performances — 200 tickets will be available to the public in the ticket line, the limit is two per person and folks often begin lining up four hours before showtime, so plan accordingly. Times vary. Free. — A.C.