“Much Ado About Nothing” at AFI Silver: A screening of Joss Whedon’s 2012 modern-day adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic dramedy romance about two pairs of lovers. The black-and-white film stars Amy Acker, Alexis Denisof and Nathan Fillion. 7 p.m. $13, seniors $10, children $8.
Sizzlin’ Summer Nights Cabaret Series at Signature Theatre: Erin Driscoll unites rock, classical arias and musical theater in “Arias and Attitude,” an evening that includes snippets from the likes of "The Pirates of Penzance" and "La Bohème." The series continues through July 22. 8 p.m. $35.
Wednesday, July 6
"Perspectives: Michael Joo" at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery: Korean-American artist Michael Joo's site-specific installation, made up of a hanging sculpture and an approximately 13-foot tall by 10-foot wide canvas, is inspired by the endangered red-crowned crane, which migrates through the 160-mile swath of land of the Korean Demilitarized Zone. Through July 9, 2017. Free.
Thursday, July 7
Frank Caliendo at D.C. Improv: The comedian has made his mark mocking famous politicians — yes, he already has plenty of Donald Trump material — and professional athletes. His work with Fox and ESPN has made him a Sunday morning staple; this is a chance to see him get back to his stand-up comedy roots. Through July 9. 7:30 p.m. $35-$39.
Capital Fringe Festival: The difficult choice isn’t whether to attend Capital Fringe, but which of the 114 productions to check out. Highlights include Shakespearean adaptations (“A Midsummer’s Burlesque Dream,” “Macbeth in the Basement”) that aren’t just modern retellings, but new scripts based upon existing characters. Search the website by name or genre to find something that suits your fancy. Through July 31.
Title Tracks at Fort Reno: Another year, another "Will the Fort Reno concert series actually happen?" saga. Thankfully, Fort Reno, which began in 1968, is back for another year. The 2016 kickoff show finds tuneful Fort Reno veterans Title Tracks performing with Bad Moves and Strange Avenger. As always, kids and picnics are welcome. 7 to 9:30 p.m. Free.
Phillips after 5 at Phillips Collection: The Americana-themed after hours event includes music from Human Country Jukebox, games and barbecue from Texas Jack's, which The Post's Tim Carman recently named the best barbecue joint in the D.C. area. 5-8:30 p.m. $10-$12.
Friday, July 8
Soul Rebels at 9:30 Club: The Merryland Music Fest starts Saturday, but it kicks-off with a concert on Friday night, featuring performances by the New Orleans band Soul Rebels as well as People's Blues of Richmond. (If you're near Baltimore, there's also a concert at Rams Head Live with Papadosio and Elm.) 8 p.m. $20.
'Chinamania' at the Sackler Gallery: Even if you're not into Chinese porcelain, you might want to head to the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery on Friday night. A free after-hours event celebrates the opening of the new "Chinamania" exhibition with tours, live music and a chance to make your own art. 5 to 8:30 p.m. Free.
- Wild West Water Gun War, July 9
- Merryland Music Fest at Merriweather Post Pavilion, July 9-10
- American Ballet Theatre: “Romeo and Juliet” at Wolf Trap, July 14-16
- John Taylor, Emily Codik, Fritz Hahn, Shayla Love, Lisa M. Bolton and Sarah Lane