THU 01

Tidal Basin Paddle Boat Rides Two- and four-person boats can be rented for an hour between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., with the last boat out at 5. Groups may reserve boats between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Through Sept. 3. Tidal Basin Boathouse, 1501 Maine Ave. SW. 202-479-2426. $12-$19 per hour.

The Cuisine of Laos Seng Luangrath, head chef at Bangkok Golden Thai Restaurant in Falls Church, discusses food preparation in Laos, with samples provided at the end. 6 p.m. Textile Museum, 2320 S St. NW. 202-667-0441, Ext. 64. $25, registration required.

An Evening With Rob Paulsen The voice actor discusses his 30-year career in animation with more than 250 characters in his stable, including Pinky of “Animaniacs” and “Pinky and the Brain.” 6:30 p.m. National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW. 202-662-7500. $10.

Matthew Perryman Jones The Nashville singer-songwriter performs. With Angel Snow. 7:30 p.m. The Hamilton, 600 14th St. NW. 202-787-1000. $17-$22.50.

Citi Open The annual Rock Creek Park tennis tournament has been around since 1969. This year’s roster includes world No. 7 Juan Martin del Potro, No. 11 Tommy Haas and No. 13 Milos Raonic. Heavy hitter Gael Monfils and American John Isner — the winner of the longest match in professional tennis history — are also in the field. Through Sunday. William H.G. FitzGerald Tennis Stadium, 16th and Kennedy streets NW. 202-291-9888. $10-$55.

FRI 02

Lil Wayne The Grammy-winning rapper from New Orleans headlines the America’s Most Wanted Festival. With T.I., 2 Chainz and
G-Eazy. 7 p.m. Verizon Center, 601 F St. NW. 202-628-3200. $55.75-$95.75.

Brett The D.C. indie electronic artist headlines a showcase presented by DC Music Download. With Ra Ra Rasputin, the Silver Liners and Honest Haloway. 8 p.m. Rock & Roll Hotel, 1353 H St. NE. 202-388-7625. $10 in advance, $12 day of show.

Robert Randolph & the Family Band The band led by a virtuoso pedal steel guitar player performs. With Tauk. 8 p.m. 9:30 Club, 815 V St. NW. 202-265-0930. $25.

SAT 03

SynchroSwim Washington Project for the Arts presents a synchronized swimming performance in which four teams compete in skill and visual spectacle. Expect some outrageous swim costumes. Doors open at 4:30 p.m., show begins at 5 p.m. Capitol Skyline Hotel, 10 I St SW. Free.

D.C. United The soccer team plays against Montreal Impact. 7 p.m. RFK Stadium, 2400 East Capitol St. SE. $31.70-$62.95.

Justin Bieber The 19-year-old Canadian pop star’s latest album is called “Believe.” With Hot Chelle Rae and Cody Simpson. No professional cameras or recording devices allowed. Doors open at 6 p.m., show at 7 p.m. Verizon Center, 601 F St. NW. 202-628-3200. From $45.

Glade Dance Collective and UpRooted Dance Glade Dance performs modern dances inspired by sociopolitical topics ranging from playful to introspective, and UpRooted Dance focuses on set design, costuming and video. Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 7 p.m. Dance Place, 3225 Eighth St. NE. 202-269-1600. $22; seniors, teachers and artists $17; college students $10; children $8.

The Melvins The L.A. rock band, which recently released an album of cover songs, “Everyone Loves Sausages,” is celebrating its 30th year together. With Honky. 8 p.m. 9:30 Club, 815 V St. NW. 202-265-0930. $20.

SUN 04

“The Third Breast” Ambassador Theater gives Ireneusz Iredynski’s play about the search for perfection and happiness its U.S. premiere. Thursday-Saturday at 8 p.m., closes Sunday at 2 p.m. Flashpoint, 916 G St. NW. $15-$40, seniors and students $10-$25.

“Africa Umoja — Spirit of Togetherness” The musical show from South Africa traces the musical traditions of the country. Continues Thursday-Saturday at 8 p.m., closes Sunday at 3 p.m. Warner Theatre, 13th and E streets NW. 202-783-4000. $35-$85.

Mystics The women’s basketball team plays the Los Angeles Sparks. 4 p.m. Verizon Center, 601 F St. NW. From $12.

“The Rocky Horror Show” A couple stumbles upon a castle ruled by a mad scientist and full of singing, cross-dressing residents. Continues Thursday-Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 7 p.m. Through Aug. 11. Studio Theatre, 1501 14th St. NW. 202-332-3300. $40-$45.

“Arts of Japan: Edo Aviary and Poetic License” Two complementary exhibits examine Japanese art from or inspired by the Edo period. One features bird paintings, a significant part of the Japanese visual repertoire, and the other displays classical Asian literary traditions interpreted in paint. Both close Sunday. Freer Gallery of Art, Jefferson Drive and 12th Street SW. 202-633-1000. Free.

MON 05

“Love’s Labours Lost” Taffety Punk Bootleg Shakespeare presents the Bard’s romantic comedy after only one day of rehearsal. 7 p.m. Folger Theatre, 201 East Capitol St. SE. 202-544-7077. Free tickets available at noon at the Folger box office.

“Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” The 15th season of Screen on the Green continues with Gene Wilder as an eccentric candymaker in the 1971 film based on a book by Roald Dahl. Sunset. Series continues through Aug. 12. The Mall, between the U.S. Capitol and the Lincoln Memorial. Free.

Nationals The baseball team plays a homestand against the Atlanta Braves. Monday-Wednesday at 7:05 p.m. Nationals Park, 1500 South Capitol St. SE. 202-675-6287. From $10.

TUE 06

Tuesday Concert Series Violinist Christina Wensel joins the U.S. Army Strings in a performance of works by Alec Wilder, William Schuman, Alex Shapiro, J.S. Bach and Henryk Gorecki. 12:10 p.m. Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW. 202-347-2635. Suggested donation $10.

“Happy Feet” The Family Film Night at Sursum Corda series continues with the animated musical film about a dancing penguin. Activities start at 7 p.m. with free food and water for the first 150 kids. Film at dark. Series continues through Aug. 20. Sursum Corda plaza, First and L streets NW. Free.

WED 07

“Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” NoMa Summer Screen continues with the 1969 western starring Paul Newman and Robert Redford as a pair of outlaws on the run. 7 p.m. NoMa Summer Screen, Second and L streets NE. www.nomasummer
. Free.

Beth Orton The English singer-songwriter calls her sound “folktronica,” a combination of folk and electronica. With Dawn Landes. 7 p.m. 9:30 Club, 815 V St. NW. 202-265-0930. $25.

— Compiled by Carrie Donovan

from staff reports