25/40 Celebration The Kennedy Center and the Smithsonian Institution celebrate 25 years of the Americans with Disabilities Act and 40 years of VSA arts programming with a lineup of music, dance, film and art at the Kennedy Center and Smithsonian museums. Opens Thursday with comedy by Josh Blue and Shannon DeVido at 5:45 p.m., Kennedy Center, Millennium Stage, 2700 F St. NW. 202-416-8898. Visit the Web site for full schedule. www.2540celebration.com. Free.
“The Lego Movie” Capitol Riverfront’s outdoor movie series continues with a screening of the animated film starring Chris Pratt and Will Ferrell. Picnicking at 7 p.m., film at sundown. Canal Park, 200 M St. SE. 202-465-7012. www.capitolriverfront.org. Free.
Seaton Smith album taping The comedian has performed around the world, but he chose Washington, his original stomping grounds, to record his first album. 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. DC Improv, 1140 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-296-7008. www.dcimprov.com. $15.
Richard Shindell The Buenos Aires-based expat folk singer performs. 8:30 p.m. Gypsy Sally’s, 3401 K St. NW. 202-333-7700. www.gypsysallys.com. $20 in advance, $24 day of concert.
Capital Fringe Festival The festival celebrates its 10th year with more than 120 theater performances at multiple venues, plus free live music and a beer garden. Through July 26. Logan Fringe Arts Space, 1358 Florida Ave. NE. 866-811-4111. www.capitalfringe.org. $17 per show, plus a one-time purchase of a $7 button.
Living Earth Festival The sixth annual celebration features a healthful-food symposium, craft demonstrations, a tribal cook-off, a concert by hip-hop violinist Quetzal Guerrero, dance and health outreach. Friday-Sunday 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. National Museum of the American Indian, Fourth Street and Independence Avenue SW. 202-633-1000. nmai.si.edu. Free.
Nat Geo Nerd Nite Access the “Indiana Jones” and “Monster Fish” exhibits at 6 p.m. before National Geographic journalists, photographers and conservationists share stories from the field. Dogfish Head beer and several food trucks will be on hand. For age 21 and older. National Geographic, 17th and M streets NW. 202-857-7700. events.nationalgeographic.com. $15.
Whoopi Goldberg The Emmy-, Grammy-, Oscar- and Tony-winning entertainer, who has recently been in the spotlight for voicing her opinions on Bill Cosby, performs stand-up. 8 p.m. Kennedy Center, Concert Hall, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600. www.kennedy-center.org. $55-$125.
D.C. Scoop A fair with vendors from more than 15 different creameries competing for the title of “Best Ice Cream.” Includes samples, eating contests, raffles and giveaways. 1-4 p.m. Union Market, Dock 5, 1309 Fifth St. NE. www.unionmarketdc.com. Free.
Salt-N-Pepa The pioneering female rappers perform. 8 p.m. The Howard Theatre, 620 T St. NW. 202-803-2899. www.thehowardtheatre.com. $39.50 in advance, $45 day of the show.
Diplomatic Caribbean Celebration Meet representatives from the Bahamas and other island nations at this diplomatic event featuring Caribbean cuisine, open bar, live soca music, salsa lessons and limbo contest. 8:30-11:30 p.m. Organization of American States Headquarters, 200 17th St. NW. 301-519-8030. www.thingstododc.com. $75, subject to increase.
Emmet Swimming The Fairfax rock band performs. With Tom McBride. 8:30 p.m. The Hamilton, 600 14th St. NW. 202-787-1000. www.thehamiltondc.com. $18-$25.
The American Classic Woman of the Year The pageant for seniors 55 and older celebrates its 15th year. 2 p.m. Lincoln Theatre, 1215 U St. NW. 202-888-0050. www.thelincolndc.com. $15 in advance, $25 day of event.
“Dear Evan Hansen” The world premiere musical follows Evan Hansen (Ben Platt) as he keeps secrets in hopes of fitting into an ideal family and getting a perfect girl. Thursday-Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 and 7:30 p.m., Tuesday-Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Through Aug. 23. Arena Stage, 1101 Sixth St. SW. 202-488-3300. www.arenastage.org. $40-$90.
Shania Twain The country star says her Rock This Country tour will be her last. With Gavin DeGraw. 7:30 p.m. Verizon Center, 601 F St. NW. 202-628-3200. www.verizoncenter.com. $50.50-$151.
NoMa Summer Screen The outdoor film series continues with “Save the Last Dance," plus music by DJ Deedub, contemporary dance by Culture Shock, giveaways and food trucks. Films are shown with subtitles. Event starts at 7 p.m., film at sunset. Through Aug. 12. Storey Park, 1005 First St. NE. www.nomabid.org/noma-summer-screen. Free.
Lilly Hiatt John Hiatt’s singer-songwriter daughter plays what she calls “spacey country.” With Aaron Lee Tasjan. 8 p.m. Gypsy Sally’s, 3401 K St. NW. 202-333-7700. www.gypsysallys.com. $10 in advance, $14 day of concert.
“The Beach” Spanning the Building Museum’s Great Hall, this interactive architectural installation brings the summer experience of going to the beach to downtown Washington with an ocean made of nearly 1 million recyclable translucent plastic balls. A Late Night event takes place Wednesday 5-9 p.m. Continues through Sept. 7. National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. 202-272-2448. www.nbm.org. $16; seniors, students and youths $13.
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