Aug 20-23, 2015

Baltimore Summer Antiques Show

Nearly 400 exhibitors pack the Convention Center for this annual presentation. Don’t miss the Elvis Presley ring, offered by M.S. Rau Antiques for $64,500. Check website for specific schedule.

$20, Baltimore Convention Center, One West Pratt St., www.baltimoresummershow.com, 410.649.7000

 

Aug 28, 2015

Art After Dark

Video and performance art and music fuel this international summer soiree in the gardens of the historic Organization of American States. 

$49 general; $95 VIP. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Art Museum of the Americas, Organization of American States, 201 18th St. NW, www.museum.oas.org, 202.370.0147

Jul 30, 2015

Newseum Nights: Game On

Our national pastime descends on the museum of news with baseball-themed snacks, an open bar, a deejay and a sneak peek at the new exhibit “Nationals at 10: Baseball Makes News.”

$30 in advance; $40 day of. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Newseum, 555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, 888.639.7386, www.newseum.org

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, www.ramw.org

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, www.ramw.org

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, daikaya.com

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, www.raresweets.com

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, www.blackcatdc.com

Aug 15, 2015

SynchroSwim

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, www.wpadc.org, 202.234.7103

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