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Going Out Guide for the District of Columbia, July 31-Aug. 6, 2014.

Women from the Colca Valley will dance in traditional dress at the Kaypi Peru Festival. (Alex Bryce / PromPerú)
THU 31

“Patience, Bunthorne’s Bride” Capitol Hill Arts Workshop stages another slightly twisted Gilbert & Sullivan operetta. Opens Thursday at 7:30 p.m., continues Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 3 and 7:30 p.m. Through Aug. 9. Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, 545 Seventh St. SE. 202-547-6839. $10-$20.

Citi Open Tennis Tournament This professional tournament, which benefits the Washington Tennis and Education Foundation, continues with sessions Thursday at 1:45 p.m. ($45), Friday at 1 and 7 p.m. ($50 each), Saturday at noon and 7 p.m. ($50 each), and Sunday at noon ($55). William H.G. FitzGerald Tennis Center, 16th and Kennedy streets NW. 202-721-9500. Multi-day packages available.

Coen Brothers: Double Take The series of double features concludes with “Blood Simple” and “No Country for Old Men,” plus a trivia night Thursday. Tickets are good for one double feature or two separate films. Thursday at 6:30 and 8:30 p.m., Saturday at 1:15, 3:30, 5:30 and 7:45 p.m., Sunday at 12:15, 2:15, 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. D.C. Jewish Community Center, 1529 16th St. NW. 202-518-9400. $12.

Kaypi Peru Festival A festival highlighting the Peruvian legacy and culture features music, dance, films, photos, lectures, food, hands-on activities, lectures and crafts. Thursday-Sunday 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. National Museum of the American Indian, Fourth Street and Independence Avenue SW. 202-633-1000. Free.

BIG Maze Late Night The National Building Museum stays open late with extended exhibition viewing, barbecue and entry to the BIG Maze designed by BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group, which remains in place through Sept. 1. 5-9 p.m. National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. 202-272-2448. $16, seniors and students $13.

Amy Bloom The author will read from her novel “Lucky Us,” about two half-sisters who travel from Ohio to Hollywood in the 1940s. 7 p.m. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free.

“Stupid F---ing Bird” Aaron Posner’s loose update of Anton Chekhov’s “The Seagull” gets another turn on the stage with the same cast and creative team from its 2013 run. Thursday-Friday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 and 7 p.m., Wednesday at 8 p.m. Through Aug. 17. Woolly Mammoth Theatre, 641 D St. NW. 202-393-3939. $40-$68.

FRI 01

Miles Stiebel Jazz in the Garden continues with a jazz violin performance. 5-8:30 p.m. National Gallery of Art, Sculpture Garden, Seventh Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202-289-3360. Free.

Walter E. Washington Convention Center Art Tour The largest public art collection in the District outside of museums holds more than 130 works including a three-floor wall drawing by Sol LeWitt, an installation by Sarah Sze, a triptych by Carrie Mae Weems, a mixed-media work by Radcliffe Bailey, works by Sam Gilliam and more, mostly by regional artists. 6:30-8 p.m. Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Pl. NW. 202-249-3200. Free, reservations required.

“Surf’s Up” The Union Market Drive-in series continues with a screening of the animated children’s film. 8:30 p.m. Union Market, 1309 Fifth St. NE. Free, parking $10.

SAT 02

U.S. Capitol Classics/China Open The 32nd annual martial arts tournament and fitness expo features martial arts of all styles for ages 4 and older with celebrity judges Taimak Guarriello, star of “The Last Dragon,” and Fred “The Hammer” Williamson. Billy Blanks leads a Tae Bo workout Saturday at 7:30 a.m. Elimination rounds Friday at 5 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Classics Show on Saturday 7:30-10 p.m. Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, 201 Waterfront St., National Harbor. 301-336-7000. Friday $10; Saturday $25-$100; Tae Bo free, registration suggested.

“Defending the Caveman” Rob Becker’s Broadway solo comedy lampoons gender roles. 3 and 8 p.m. Warner Theatre, 13th and E streets NW. $42-$62.50.

Boris The Japanese experimental band released a new album, “Noise,” in June. With the Atlas Moth and SubRosa. 8 p.m. 9:30 Club, 815 V St. NW. 202-265-0930. $18.

George Beard The artist displays his abstract paintings and sculptures from recycled materials through Saturday. Studio 21, Dance Place, 3225 Eighth St. NE. 202-269-1600. Free.

“Selections From the Dolly Langdon and Aldus H. Chapin Collection” Paintings, sculptures and works on paper by artists such as Gene Davis, Sam Gilliam and Anne Truitt, many of whom are affiliated with the Washington Color School movement, remain on display through Saturday. Hemphill, 1515 14th St. NW. 202-234-5601. Free.

SUN 03

CityDance Ensemble “Dancing in One Language,” presented in collaboration with Washington Performing Arts, incorporates dances from around the world. 2 p.m. National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. 202-272-2448. . Free.

“Carrie the Musical” Stephen King’s novel about a bullied teen with telekinetic powers gets a rock musical twist. Thursday-Saturday at 8 p.m., closes Sunday at 7 p.m. Studio Theatre, 1501 14th St. NW. 202-332-3300. $40-$45, seniors $35-$40, students $20.

MON 04

Audrey: Her Life in Film An Audrey Hepburn film series continues with “Love in the Afternoon.” Tickets distributed at 6 p.m., film at 6:30 p.m. National Theatre, Helen Hayes Gallery, 1321 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202-628-6161. Free.

Screen on the Green The outdoor film series continues with Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall in the thriller “Key Largo.” 8 p.m. The Mall, between Seventh and 12th streets. 877-262-5866. Free.

TUE 05

Omar Souleyman The Syrian musician tours in support of his first studio album, “ Wenu Wenu .” Doors open at 6 p.m., concert at 8 p.m. Howard Theatre, 620 T St. NW. 202-803-2899. . $15 in advance, $20 day of the show.

WED 06

“Sorting Stimuli (Orderly Flora)” Audience participation is encouraged to help FlatFile artist Matt Hollis create a temporary window installation of nature-inspired sculptures and collages. 2-8 p.m., reception 6-8 p.m. Transformer, 1404 P St. NW. 202-483-1102. Free.

NoMa Summer Screen NoMa’s weekly movie screenings include music, giveaways, food trucks and picnicking outdoors. This week’s film: “Top Gun.” Picnicking at 7 p.m., film at dark. Field at Second and L streets NE. 202-810-0088. Free.

Passenger Mike Rosenberg, who made it big with the song “Let Her Go,” performs in support of his new album, “Whispers.” 7 p.m. Echostage, 2135 Queens Chapel Rd. NE. 202-503-2330. $43.45.

“The Fall of the House of Usher” The Pallas Theatre Company stages Molly Fox and Sarah Hirsch’s new musical spin on Edgar Allan Poe’s story. Opens Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Through Aug. 24. Anacostia Arts Center, 1231 Good Hope Rd. SE. Wednesday and Aug. 7 pay-what-you-can; regular tickets $20, students $15.

Jane Austen Outdoor Film Festival The series concludes with 2005’s “Pride and Prejudice.” Grounds open at 7:30 p.m., film starts about 8:30 p.m. Dumbarton House, 2715 Q St. NW. 202-337-2288. Free.

— Compiled by Carrie Donovan
from staff reports


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