TOP 5 FOR TUESDAY, JULY 24
1. Rufus Wainwright At Wolf Trap
A crooner that appeals to both indie rock and Liza Minelli fans, Wainwright is able to play and entertain with just a piano or with a full orchestra. Appealing from 15 to 75 year olds, it'll be interesting to crowd watch at this concert. 8 p.m., all ages, $30 to $40
2. The International AIDS Film Festival At Carnegie Institution For Science
Part of the 2012 International AIDS Conference, four documentaries about four different experience dealing with AIDS will be screened over two nights. multiple events, visit schedule for times, prices
3. Queen Bee Designs Capitol Hill Jewelry Trunk Show At Cornerstone Government Affairs
A chance to pick up some new accessories while supporting a good cause. A portion of proceeds go to The Prevent Cancer Foundation. 11 a.m., all ages, no cover
4. Sex, Drugs, Rock 'n Roll DC At Iron Horse Tap Room
An art exhibit tied to the AIDS Conference. Photography, paintings and more examining the lives of sex workers and drug users. 6 p.m., 21+, $20
5. Warped Tour At Merriweather Post Pavilion
Because sometimes you want to be 15. 11:30 a.m., all ages, $36
TOP 5 FOR THE NEXT 5 DAYS
Wednesday, July 25
Material Power: Pure Metal at Zenith Gallery
Sculptures from Robert T. Cole will be explained by the artist at this meet and greet.
Thursday, July 26
SOAPBOX: The Comceptual Art Review with Perth O'Duibhdiorma at Hillyer Art Space
This sure is a variety show. Perth O'Duibhdiorma, billed as an artist incorporating "performance art, stand-up comedy, philosophy, and mass-media culture" has bitten of a lot. Let's see if he can chew.
Friday, July 27
Rally for Pussy Riot at Russian Embassy
Pussy Riot is currently awaiting trial for protesting Russian president Vladimir Putin. In February they staged a mild by U.S. standards performance stunt at Christ The Savior Cathedral. For the past four months they've been held without a hearing. Amnesty International supports the musicians, saying they've been "detained solely for the peaceful expression of their beliefs." This protest will hopefully help highlight the issue on American soil.
Saturday, July 28
TNT! at Haydees
The one-year anniversary party of the monthly dance party will be a party. It's always a party. A funky, sweaty, everybody's welcome party.
Sunday, July 29
Mayhem Festival at Jiffy Lube Live
Because Slayer and Motorhead are playing and if you love metal, even just a tiny, little bit of metal, you'll go to anything that has Slayer and Motorhead.