Metropolitan Washington Restaurant Week at multiple area locations: Dining specials hit the region with Metropolitan Washington Restaurant Week running Aug. 15-21 (lunch $22, dinner $35). Look for deals at such hot spots as Convivial, Daikaya and Kyirisan.
Tuesday, Aug. 16
Free For All at the Shakespeare Theatre: The Shakespeare is bringing back director Ethan McSweeny’s “The Tempest” and will make hundreds of tickets available for free for each showing, with most getting dispersed through a lottery on the Shakespeare’s website; at least 200 seats will be handed out on the day of the play for those standing in line at the theater. Through Aug. 28. Performance times vary. Free.
Wednesday, Aug. 17
Go For Gold at Newseum: This after-hours party celebrates the Olympics with a corn hole arena, an open bar of beer and wine, Brazilian dishes, music from Afro-Brazilian band Batala Washington and more. 7-10 p.m. $30-$40.
Trivia Under the Stars at Union Market: The summer series, hosted by Sixth & I and aimed at participants in their 20s and 30s, continues at Union Market. The ticket price includes trivia only; food and drink must be purchased separately. 7 p.m. $12-$15.
Thursday, Aug. 18
Cyrus Chestnut at Blues Alley: Blues Alley is a special place for Chestnut, who’s been playing gigs at the Georgetown club for two decades. The accomplished jazz pianist mixes blues and gospel with his trio, which includes D.C. native Eric Wheeler on bass and drummer Chris Beck. Through Aug. 21. 8 and 10 p.m. $30-$35.
‘Summer of 69: No Apostrophe’ at Warner Theatre: The show from married couple Nick Offerman (“Parks and Recreation”) and Megan Mullally (“Will and Grace”) has nothing to do with a Canadian rock star. It delves into their life together, with what may or may not be some exaggeration. In other words: Leave the kids at home for this one. 7:30 p.m. $37.50-$57.50.
History and Hops at the Heurich House Museum: The monthly series features Bad Wolf Brewing Company of Manassas, serving three of the brewery's summery beers: a specialty cask of Sorachi Ace Pale with chrysanthemums and ginger; Lemonade Thunder Punch, a lemony pale ale; and Jessie's Girl, an American amber ale. 6:30 p.m. $30.
Friday, Aug. 19
Drake and Future at the Verizon Center: In September, Canadian rapper Drake and Atlanta-based rapper Future released their joint mix tape, “What a Time to Be Alive.” On Drake’s fourth studio album, “Views,” which dropped in April, the two collaborated again on “Grammys.” It seemed only right that they join forces for Drake’s “Summer Sixteen” tour. Through Aug. 20. 6:30 p.m. $49.50-$179.50.
Alexandria Restaurant Week at multiple area locations: Alexandria Restaurant Week kicks off Friday with lunch menus between $10 and $20 and dinner menus for $35. There are two newcomers worth a look: Ashlar in the renovated Kimpton Morrison House and the reopened, revamped Majestic. Through Aug. 28.
Truckeroo at the Fairgrounds: Truckeroo brings more than 20 food trucks into the shipping-container-chic Fairgrounds area near Nationals Park six Fridays each spring and summer. Get there for lunch or dinner, or stay all day, as bands and beverages keep the party going until late in the evening. Also on Sept. 16. 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
-- Fritz Hahn, John Taylor, Macy Freeman and Emily Codik
- Rock and Roll Hotel 10-year Anniversary, Aug. 21-27
- ‘Harlem Heroes: Photographs by Carl Van Vechten’ at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Aug. 26-March 19, 2017