Monday, May 9
Painting and pie at Dangerously Delicious Pies: This group painting session at Dangerously Delicious Pies' H Street location has a few added perks: For $40, you get painting instruction and supplies, plus a savory slice, a sweet slice and a drink -- as in, wine or beer. 7-9 p.m. $40 for one, $75 for a pair.
Tuesday, May 10
Ought at Black Cat: This Montreal quartet is working its way up Washington’s music venue ladder, taking the Black Cat stage (with local favorites Priests) seven months after playing Comet Ping Pong. The band’s second album, September’s “Sun Coming Down,” may stir memories of D.C. bands from the late 1990s. 7:30 p.m. $15.
Wednesday, May 11
Bryce Harper MVP Bobblehead night at Nationals Park: The Nationals are giving out bobbleheads celebrating Bryce Harper’s 2015 MVP award to the first 25,000 fans at this game against the Detroit Tigers. 7:05 p.m. $26-$375.
Thursday, May 12
"Happy Hour" at Spooky Action Theater: In this blend of the video game experience with a stage performance, two teams compete while guiding their human avatars out of another room where they’re being held captive. Through June 5. Pay-what-you can performances on Thursday and Friday. $20-40.
Linn Meyers: "Our View From Here" at Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden: This site-specific wall drawing is made up of thousands of dizzying black lines, all hand-drawn by D.C.-based artist Linn Meyers. She created the work without a template, instilling it with a free-flowing spontaneity that's also ephemeral: Next year, the piece will be painted over. Through May 14, 2017.
Parquet Courts and Titus Andronicus at 9:30 Club: This isn’t technically a twin bill: The 9:30 Club is hosting two shows on one night, with Parquet Courts, starting early and Titus Andronicus playing late. But these bands have plenty of crossover appeal, sharing a punk-rock sensibility while exhibiting a willingness to experiment. Doors open at 6 p.m. for Parquet Courts ($20). Doors open at 10 p.m. for Titus Andronicus ($20).
Friday, May 13
The Brig opens: It's been a long time coming for the Brig, a German-style beer garden announced in the fall of 2010. But partner Mark Brody says the Barracks Row bar, at the corner of Eighth and L streets SE, should open this weekend, pending final inspections. Expect a number of German beers on the bar's 40 taps, plus some local options, and long, umbrella-shaded tables on a paved patio.
Saturday, May 14
D.C. Hopfest at Hellbender: At Hellbender's annual hopped beer festival, you can taste IPAs from 17 area breweries, including some that don’t often make it to the city, such as Calvert, Denizens, Caboose and Adroit Theory. Tickets include a commemorative tasting glass and unlimited pours. 1 to 4 p.m. $50.
"Turf and Terrain" in Foggy Bottom: Fourteen artists, most from the region, will exhibit their work in front yards for the Arts in Foggy Bottom Outdoor Sculpture Biennial. There will be a number of tours and performances throughout the exhibition's run; on opening weekend, a reception at the Watergate Gallery follows the first walking tour, led by curator Danielle O’Steen. Through Oct. 22. Free.
EU Embassies' Open House at multiple area locations: Washington is home to 177 diplomatic missions and embassies, but they're often closed to the general public. Except days like Saturday, when the European Union Embassies' Open House causes countries to throw open their doors to visitors for free. Celebrate the Queen's 90th birthday at the British Embassy or sample tapas while viewing works by young artists at the Embassy of Spain.
Sunday, May 15
Lamb Jam at Union Market: Chefs from 17 restaurants — including Del Campo’s Victor Albisu, Rappahannock’s Dylan Fultineer and Sixth Engine’s Kyle Bailey — compete to create the best lamb dish in this event benefiting D.C. Central Kitchen. Pair it with local beers, wines and spirits, and take advantage of the DIY spice rub bar. 3 to 6 p.m. $60.