Faran Tahir plays the lead in Shakespeare Theatre Company’s free production of ”Othello.” (Scott Suchman)
Thursday

For Your Consideration The Washington Jewish Film Festival’s sampling of Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award submissions from around the world continues with “A Flickering Truth” on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. and Sunday at 3:30 p.m., “Fire at Sea” on Thursday at 8:30 p.m. and Saturday at 6 p.m., “Tanna” on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. and Sunday at 5:30 p.m., “I Am Nojoom, Age 10 and Divorced” on Saturday at 3:45 p.m. and Sunday at 7:45 p.m., “Afterimage” on Saturday at 8:30 p.m., and “The Black Hen” on Sunday at 1:30 p.m. Edlavitch DCJCC, 1529 16th St. NW. 202-518-9400. wjff.org. $13.50.

“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” Picnics are welcome at an outdoor screening of the film, written by J.K. Rowling. 7 p.m. Canal Park, 200 M Street SE. 202-465-7012. capitolriverfront.org. Free.

“Whipping, or the Football Hamlet” Longacre Lea stages Kathleen Ackerley’s spoof of “Hamlet.” Opens with a pay-what-you-can show at 7:30 p.m. Through Sept. 10. The Callan Theatre, 3801 Harewood Rd. NE. ­202-460-2188. longacrelea.org. $15-$20.

LOC Summer Movies on the Lawn The outdoor film series continues with “Top Gun.” 8 p.m. Through Aug. 17. North lawn of the Library’s Thomas Jefferson Building, across the street from the U.S. Capitol. Library of Congress, 101 Independence Ave. SE. 202-707-5502. wapo.st/topgun. Free.

Friday

Ki:Theory with Warbly Jets Electronic rocker Joel Burleson’s music has been on TV shows such as “Ghost in the Shell” and “CSI.” 7 p.m. DC9, 1940 Ninth St. NW. 202-483-5000. dcnine.com. $12.

African Celebration at the Embassy of Uganda Embassy Experiences presents a diplomatic evening with the ambassador featuring a Ugandan dinner, drinks, cultural performances, art and a film. 7:30 p.m. Embassy of the Republic of Uganda, 5911 16th St. NW. 301-519-8030. embassyexperiences.com. $49.

Youssou N’Dour The Senegalese African-pop star performs. 8 p.m. George Washington University’s Lisner Auditorium, 730 21st St. NW. 202-994-6800. lisner.gwu.edu. $55-$75.

Otakon The 24th annual celebration of Japanese and East Asian popular culture offers video rooms, panels, workshops and autographs, and is one of the largest gatherings of fans in the United States. Opens Friday. See website for schedule. Through Aug. 13. Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Pl. NW. 202-249-3400. otakon.com. $90-$95.

Saturday

“Clueless” Alicia Silverstone stars in Amy Heckerling’s romantic comedy, loosely based on Jane Austen’s novel “Emma.” 7 p.m. 9:30 Club, 815 V St. NW. 202-265-0930. 930.com. $10.

Slothrust with Tancred The rock band, hot off Lollapalooza, has been compared to Nirvana and Dinosaur Jr. 8 p.m. Rock & Roll Hotel, 1353 H St. NE. 202-388-7625. rockandrollhoteldc.com. $15.

“Singleling” The New York-based comedy podcast about love and dating broadcasts live with hosts Vanessa Valerio and Cara Foran and guests Sandi Marx, Deepa Ambekar, Phill Branch, Gastor Almonte and Erika Ettin. 9:30 p.m. Black Cat, 1811 14th St. NW. ­202-667-4490. blackcatdc.com. $15-$18.

Sunday

War of the Roses plays Shakespeare in the Pub, a collective of D.C. actors, stages Shakespeare’s four War of the Roses plays in a week, possibly drunk, beginning with “Episode I: Henry VI Part Brunch” on Sunday at noon. Through Aug. 21. The Pinch, 3548 14th St. NW. 202-722-4440. facebook.com/shakespeareinthepub. Free.

Exhibits at Katzen “Performing the Border,” a group show about boundaries showcasing Washington artists Clay Dunklin, Amy Lin, Susana Raab, Jenny Wu and Street Light Circus; “Val Lewton: From Hollywood to Breezewood,” a painting retrospective; oil and watercolor landscapes from Maine and D.C. by Frederic Kellogg; and “States of Mind: Photographs of Cuba and North Korea by Carl De Keyzer” close Sunday. American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center, 4400 Massachusetts Ave NW. 202-885-1300. american.edu/cas/museum. Free.

Monday

“One Night in Bangkok” La Ti Do Productions and members of the national touring company of the Lincoln Center Theater’s “The King and I” (currently at the Kennedy Center) present an evening of song and dance to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. 8 p.m. Bistro Bistro, 1727 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-328-1640. onenightinbangkok.net. $25-$40.

Summer Restaurant Week The Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington presents the regional event with 250 restaurants offering fixed-priced meals. Participants can also win tickets to food events, restaurant gift cards, cookbooks and Glamsquad makeovers. Opens Monday. Through Aug. 20. ramw.org/restaurantweek. $22-$35.

Tuesday

“A Little Night Music” Signature Theatre stages Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler’s musical rom-com about an aging actress, a married virgin, a sex-starved divinity student and a clownish count, set in turn-of-the-century Sweden. Opens at 7:30 p.m. Through Oct. 8. Signature Theatre, 4200 Campbell Ave., Arlington. 703-820-9771. signature-theatre.org. $40-$79.

“Othello” Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Free for All returns with Ron Daniels directing Faran Tahir as Othello, the Moorish general manipulated into murdering his loyal wife. Opens at 7:30 p.m. Through Aug. 27. Sidney Harman Hall, 610 F St. NW. 202-547-1122. shakespearetheatre.org. Free tickets available in person two hours before curtain.

Bella Hardy The Glasgow, Scotland-based folk singer opened for Mary Chapin Carpenter on her full British tour and spent seven weeks in China in residence. 8:30 p.m. Hill Country, 410 Seventh St. NW. ­202-556-2050. hillcountry.com. Free.

Wednesday

Kids in Canal The kid-friendly entertainment continues with a science-themed show. Attendees are invited to splash in the Canal Park dancing water fountains. 10:30 a.m. Through Aug. 23. Canal Park, 200 M Street SE. ­202-465-7012. capitolriverfront.org. Free.

The Roosevelts with Holy Ghost Tent Revival The Nashville-based indie rock group recently released a new single, “Belly of the Beast.” 7:30 p.m. The Hamilton, 600 14th St. NW. 202-787-1000. thehamiltondc.com.
$12-$25.

“Lion” Garth Davis’s film, based on the true story of Saroo Brierley, who reunited with his family 20 years after getting lost in India as a child and being raised by an adoptive family in Tasmania, is presented by the Mayor’s Office on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs. Bring a blanket or chair; popcorn and ice pops will be provided. 8 p.m. Chinatown Park, 5th and Massachusetts Ave. NW. 202-727-3120. asianmovienights.eventbrite.com. Free.

— Compiled by Carrie Donovan from staff reports