TOP 5 FOR MONDAY, JULY 16
1. "Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid" At National Mall
The first Screen on the Green is a wonderful thing. Two of the coolest guys ever to be on film run around. Awesome. Dusk, all ages, no cover
2. Refused, OFF! At Fillmore Silver Spring
The reunion of Refused is great, but OFF! is what makes us pick this show. The newish band is made up of Circle Jerks/Black Flag singer Keith Morris, Burning Brides guitarist Dimitri Coats, Redd Kross bassist Steven Shane McDonald and Rocket From The Crypt/Hot Snakes drummer Mario Rubalcaba. Vets with nothing to prove playing quick blasts of punk rock. 8 p.m., all ages, $30
3. "The Life Of Galileo" At National Academy of Sciences
A free staged reading of Bertolt Brecht’s "The Life of Galileo." If you're going to live here, you might as well take advantage of events like this. 7:30 p.m., all ages, sold out
4. Life Drawing Sessions At Hillyer Art Space
For the aspiring artist that's never drawn the human form. Here's your non-judgmental art class. 6 p.m., all ages, $10-$12
5. "The Cook, The Thief, His Wife, And Her Lover" At McFadden's
The Washington Psychotronic Film Society continues their series with this Helen Mirren vehicle about a dinner gone awry. 8 p.m., 21+, no cover
TOP 5 FOR THE NEXT 5 DAYS
Tuesday, July 17
Wilco at Wolf Trap
America's best jam band (they are) and live act (arguable) head to the D.C. region for their annual summer pilgrimage. Hopefully Tweedy and Co. stick to the sound of "Art of Almost," the first track on their newest "The Whole Love."
Wednesday, July 18
Story League at Busboys and Poets
SM Shrake events are always a good time. What makes this one special is host Dave Hill. The soft spoken comic and all around entertaining person has a lot to teach D.C.'s entertainers.
Thursday, July 19
"Apocalypse Picnic" at Goethe-Institut Washington
Part of the Capital Fringe Festival, this sketch show from Orbit Chef deals with denial about the end of the world. Fun times.
Friday, July 20
Sh*t's Fucked Up Reception at Pleasant Plains Workshop
Pink Line Project is sponsoring this poster reception. Purchase the print and meet some like minded screen-printed individuals.
Saturday, July 21
From Farm to Street at Local 16 DC
Think Local First is sponsoring a weeks worth of events designed to get people to eat local. The week concludes with this day long party. Local beer, food and music at a block party on one of D.C.'s most loud and fun blocks.