‘XYZT: Abstract Landscapes’ at Artechouse, through Sept. 3
Did you visit the Renwick Gallery’s “Wonder”? Then you’re probably a fan of immersive art experiences. Now there’s a new 15,000-square-foot gallery offering exactly that — but with a digital twist. Artechouse’s inaugural exhibition, “XYZT: Abstract Landscapes,” showcases 10 installations by Claire Bardainne and Adrien Mondot, built with such technology as kinetic cameras and image projections. Imagine clouds shifting to the silhouette of your body and light that responds to your every move. $10-$25.
Savor at National Building Museum, Friday and Saturday
You’ll have more room to spread out and explore the 86 craft breweries — including out-of-towners Fulton, The Lost Abbey and Melvin — at Savor’s 10th-anniversary festival, which will take over both the main floor and the mezzanine of the National Building Museum. Each of the 172 beers at this all-you-can-drink event will be paired with a small dish, and more food will be available at the specialty food and beer stations. 7:30 to 11 p.m. $135.
Annapolis Arts Week, Saturday to June 11
The brand-new Annapolis Arts Week gathers four long-running events together under one banner: the Annapolis Arts and Wine Festival, which brings 20 Maryland wineries and hundreds of art and crafts vendors to Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium (June 10-11); the Paint Annapolis outdoor painting competition (Sunday-June 11); the First Sunday Arts Festival that takes over West Street (Sunday), and the two-day Annapolis Irish Festival, a celebration of music and traditional dancing held at the Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds (Friday and Saturday). Beyond those headline events, though, the eight-day Art Week includes multiple block parties, gallery crawls and concerts around town. Prices vary; this weekend’s First Sunday Arts Festival and Paint Annapolis are free.
D.C. Jazz Festival, June 9-18
The music is hard to miss when the D.C. Jazz Festival fires up its horns each spring. There are performances throughout the city at a variety of times, from the free previews and Jazz ’n Families Fun Days at the Phillips Collection to the three-day weekend extravaganza at Yards Park on the Southeast Waterfront. Headliners include Pat Metheny, Robert Glasper, Lalah Hathaway, the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra and the Hiromi & Edmar Castañeda Duo. Prices vary.
The Wolf Trap Opera and the arts incubator Halcyon Stage collaborate for a free event in an unusual setting: the food and shopping hall at Union Market in Northeast Washington. The pop-up will be organized as a scavenger hunt, with short opera and chamber music pieces played throughout the popular shopping destination. Noon to 2 p.m. Free.
‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch’ at Kennedy Center, June 13-July 2
The road company of the 2014 Broadway production, now with Euan Morton as the punk rocker of indeterminate gender, winds up its national tour at the Kennedy Center. The musical, which Washington Post theater critic Peter Marks called “hilarious and raucously tuneful,” is directed by Tony Award-winner Michael Mayer (“Spring Awakening”). $59-$159.
The D.C. Public Library’s excellent D.C. Punk Archive basement concert series went on hiatus when the MLK Library closed for renovations in March. It’s returning this summer at a much more seasonally appropriate venue: The rooftop terrace of the Woodridge Library, which was renovated last year. The first show features the experimental jazz of the Elliott Levin Quartet, which includes former Sun Ra Arkestra guitarist David Hotep, and punky local improvisational guitar-and-drums duo Weed Tree. Capacity is limited to 70 people. 6:30 p.m. Free.
AFI Docs, June 14-18
This annual documentary film festival kicks off its 15th year with the East Coast premiere of Netflix’s “Icarus.” The screening of the documentary about Russia’s athletics doping scandal, which debuted at Sundance and will screen at the Newseum, will feature a Q&A session with director Bryan Fogel, who took a hands-on approach to telling his story. AFI Docs will feature 103 films, including three world premieres and seven U.S. premieres, including the Al Gore-focused follow-up “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power.” Passes $50-$500, individual screenings $12-$15.
Washington’s fifth annual mega-gathering for comic book and sci-fi fans is heavy on boldface names, including Marvel Comics icon Stan Lee, actor and blogger Wil Wheaton and former Dr. Who David Tennant. There’s also a chance to meet numerous comic book writers and artists, including Ryan North of Dinosaur Comics and “The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl,” and Andrew Aydin, who co-authored the “March” series of graphic novels with Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.). More to geek out over: cosplay and costume contests; a Smithsonian-sponsored “Future Con” panel about the intersection of science and science fiction; and after-parties with stand-up comedy, DJs and drinks. Daily admission $35-$45; three-day weekend pass $75.
Chamber Dance Project kicks off its summer season with a program of five jazz- and tango-inspired ballets, including a brand-new work set to the music of composer Cole Porter and a male duet by artistic director Diane Coburn Bruning. The live musical accompaniment, including a jazz trio, should match the warmth of the action onstage. Catch a free preview June 7 at the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage. $30-$45.
‘Revival’ at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, June 23-Sept. 10
The National Museum of Women in the Arts dips into its permanent collection in celebration of its 30th anniversary, with works aimed at shocking, titillating, surprising or frightening — pieces that, drilling deep into the subconscious, offer anything but simple amusement. Blue chiffon gowns seem to unspool from the wall in an installation by Beverly Semmes, taxidermied quail chicks emerge from a telephone handset in a sculpture by Polly Morgan, and prints and photographs from artists including Louise Bourgeois and Petah Coyne round out a selection that could have been curated by surrealist filmmaker David Lynch. $8-$10.
‘Trace’ at the Hirshhorn Museum, June 28-Jan. 1
The subversive Chinese artist Ai Weiwei was detained in 2011 and banned from leaving China until 2015 — when the Hirshhorn presented his first major retrospective five years ago, he was unable to attend — but his work has retained a political edge, calling attention to censorship in his homeland and the Syrian refugee crisis. For “Trace,” he fashioned 176 portraits of activists and free-speech advocates entirely out of plastic Lego bricks. The Hirshhorn will also hang a pair of murals by Ai that stretch 700 feet around the building’s circular second floor and feature patterns riffing on surveillance and dissent. One recurring motif: the bird from the Twitter logo. The website is banned in China. Free.
Serenade! Washington D.C. Choral Festival at Kennedy Center, June 28-July 3
The international choral festival moves to the Kennedy Center, which continues its celebration of the 100th birthday of President John F. Kennedy by showcasing choirs from countries where his Peace Corps initiative has been active. The list is long: Depending on the day, you can see traditional groups from countries including India, Ireland, Panama, Zimbabwe, Bulgaria, Latvia, Mongolia or Ghana. Catch the grand finale July 3, at the Concert Hall, to see all of the choirs in action together. Free.
— Fritz Hahn, Maura Judkis, Peter Marks, Harrison Smith, John Taylor