TOP 5 FOR WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 1
2. Joan Soriano At Strathmore
The Dominican Republic's Joan Soriano and his six-member band will play bachata music. The genre is full of finger dexterity and gentle sounds. It takes a lot of skill to make it sound seamless. 7 p.m., all ages, no cover
3. "Top Chef Masters" Viewing Party At Art & Soul's Art Bar
Watch the show with the guy that was on the show. 7 p.m., 21+, no cover
4. "A Dangerous Method" At AFI Silver Spring
Part of the Science in the Cinema series at the AFI, check out David Cronenberg's newest film about the relationship between Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud. 7 p.m., all ages, no cover
5. Mad Fox Tap Takeover At Smoke And Barrel
Try nine drafts and one cask from a local brewpub. 5 p.m., 21+, prices vary
TOP 5 FOR THE NEXT 5 DAYS
Thursday, August 2
National Ice Cream Sandwich Day: Buy One Get One Free! at Sugar Magnolia
Since it's August and conversations about the hot and humid weather will become a daily annoyance, you might as well enjoy some ice cream.
Friday, August 3
Kingman Island Luau Ride and Party at BicycleSPACE
The Shaw based bicycle shop (they moved to a nice space on 7th St NW) stages regular events to bring together the bike community. This full moon ride will take folks to a Luau party at Kingman Island, a hideaway on the Anacostia River near RFK Stadium.
Saturday, August 4
Rave Camp Pool Party at Capitol Skyline Hotel
Fans of bikinis and dance music? The perfect way to spend a summer afternoon. Insecure about your body and hate loud music? There's a full bar and places to sit in the shade, somewhat away from the DJ booth.
Sunday, August 5
"Rouge" at Freer Gallery of Art
Part of the 17th Annual Made in Hong Kong Film Festival, "Rouge" is the 1988 acclaimed film by iconic Hong Kong director Stanley Kwan.
Monday, August 6
"The Egg Play" at SOVA
This new play will be staged on H Street for one night only before heading to a dozen more cities.