Aug 17-23, 2015

Summer Restaurant Week

More than 200 area restaurants offering fixed-price meals at discounted prices. Check website for restaurants. Reservations recommended.

$22 lunch, $35 dinner,

Jan 17 - Sep 13, 2015

Gordon Parks: Back to Fort Scott

The Museum of Fine Arts Boston presents this exhibition that shows off rare, never-before-seen photographs taken by the late Gordon Parks, originally for Life magazine. In 1950, the African-American Kansas native captured images near his hometown as well as in other spots in the Midwest, documenting the everyday realities of segregation prior to the Civil Rights movement. 465 Huntington Ave., Boston, Mass., 617.267.9300

Aug 01, 2015

Late-night Burger Smackdown

Restaurant crew members compete to create the best burger, judged by a panel of local food writers. $5 burgers.

11 p.m.-1 a.m., Daikaya, 705 6th St. NW, 202.589.1600,

Jul 29 - Aug 01, 2015

Christmas in July

Holiday treats at CityCenterDC’s RareSweets, featuring colored lights and festive decorations plus Christmas-themed treats like egg nog ice cream and “Summer Vacation Elf Cookies.”

RareSweets, 963 Palmer Alley NW, 202.499.0077,

Aug 13, 2015

“Throwing Shade Live”

The weekly comedy podcast with hosts Bryan Safi and Erin Gibson takes the stage, covering topics like gay rights and pop culture in the podcast’s signature edgy style.

$20, 7:30 (doors), Black Cat, 1811 14th St. NW, 202.667.4490,

Aug 15, 2015


Eight artist teams compete in short performances set to music that may or may not be synchronized at this wacky Washington Project for the Arts event.

Free, doors 4:30 p.m./performances 5 p.m. Capitol Skyline Hotel, 10 I St. SW,, 202.234.7103

Aug 29, 2015

Solange Knowles and Special Guests: A Benefit for the Make It Right Foundation

8 pm. House of Blues, 225 Decatur St., 504.529.2583,

Aug 27-29, 2015

Savion Glover at Howard Theatre

The legendary tap-dancer, choreographer and actor takes The Howard Theatre stage.

$35-$55, 8 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.), 620 T St. NW,, 202.803.2899

Aug 22, 2015

Pirate Cruise

With Potomac Riverboat Company, would-be marauders join Captain Jack for a 60-minute jaunt around the Alexandria Seaport.

$16, children (2-11) $10, 11 a.m. Departs from Alexandria City Marina (Cameron and Union sts.), Va., 703.684.0680.

Aug 09-16, 2015

D.C. Beer Week

Hops lovers toast the ever-growing craft brew scene at 100-plus events (tastings, workshops, food pairings) around town.