What are you doing this week? Niteside offers up some suggestions:
MONDAY, JULY 18
- The Corcoran Gallery offers a special screening of “Bill Cunningham New York,” the acclaimed documentary on the New York Times fashion photographer. 7 p.m.; $8-$10.
- If you can stand the heat, consider bringing plenty of cold drinks to the outdoor showing of “Ocean’s 11” as part of the Crystal Screen: By the Numbers movie series at Bell Street Courtyard (1851 S. Bell St., Arlington). Sunset; free admission.
- Belgian Restaurant Week celebrates chocolate with special treats at Belga Cafe, Brasserie Beck, Marcel's, Granville Moore and Et Voila! You can also sip plenty of Veuve Cliquot while you're at it.
TUESDAY, JULY 19
- The Montgomery County Fair (16 Chestnut St., Gaitherstowne Plaza, Gaithersburg, Md.) runs all this week, with all the expected rides, sugary/fried foods, animal exhibits and weird competitions. Tuesday offers special discounts on the wristband for unlimited rides ($15). 8 a.m.-1 a.m.; free admission Tuesday.
- The 9:30 Club (815 V St. N.W.) becomes a battlefield of love, courtesy of '80s power-pop superstar Pat Benatar and hubs/collaborator Neil Giraldo. 7 p.m.; $45.
- "When E.T. Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" -- "a sci-fi rock opera featuring therapy, redemption, phone calls and 'visitors'" -- brings a piece of the Capital Fringe Fest to the Universalist National Memorial Church (1810 16th St. N.W.). 9 p.m.; $17.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 20
- More for less! The Reduced Shakespeare Company performs "The Complete World of Sports (abridged)" at the Kennedy Center (2700 F St. N.W.). 7:30 p.m.; $39-$49.
- Head out to the Project 4 Gallery (1353 U St. N.W., 3rd floor) for ART BUZZ Remix, where you can sip wine on the roof and shop jewelry by a variety of designers. The event raises money for the D.C. Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative's Arts for Every Student Program. 6-9 p.m.; $5 donation includes wine.
- "Some Like It Hot," and we hope that 'some' includes you since this week's a scorcher. Nonetheless, the classic Marilyn Monroe flick is screening as part of the NoMa Summer Screen outdoor movie series (L Street N.E. between 2nd and 3rd streets). Expect to see food truck, too. See schedule here. 7 p.m. food and music; 9 p.m. film.
THURSDAY, JULY 21
- This week is way way too hot. Good thing the Capitol Skyline Hotel (10 I St. S.W.) is hosting a "dive-in" movie, screening "Wet Hot American Summer" up on the pool deck. Your admission includes one free alcoholic drink and a s'more. Bring your bathing suit! 7:30 p.m.; $10 in advance; $12 at door.
- Break Jazz Beatz brings Afro-Arabic global fusion to Busboys & Poets (2021 14th St. N.W.) with Michelle Webb's KING KONG and special guest Khaled Dajani. 9 p.m.; $10.
- Art Jamz hosts a night at the Kogod Courtyard in the National Portrait Gallery (750 F St. N.W.). Each guest gets their own tools and paint to create their own masterpiece while enjoying discounted food and drinks. 5-8 p.m.; $40.
FRIDAY, JULY 22
- The Rosslyn Outdoor Film Festival continues their "SNL" stars outdoor movie series with modern classic "Austin Powers." Bring your chairs or blankets to Gateway Park (1300 Lee Highway, Arlington). Starts at dusk; free admission.
- StevieJay will make you laugh out loud with his stand-up "Life, Love, Sex, Death... and Other Works in Progress (A Multi-Chakra Extravaganza)." His performance at The Shop at Fort Fringe (607 New York Ave. N.W.), part of the Capital Fringe Festival, has gotten rave reviews. 9:30 p.m.; $17.
- Longing for a more eccentric scene? Notorious for their wild yet exceptional parties, Premier Entertainment brings their Friday Night Lights dance event to the Warehouse Loft (411 New York Ave. N.E.). Check out a promo here. 10 p.m.-4 a.m.; $10 before midnight; $15-20 after.
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