08/20/2012 11:21 am ET

Barbara Kruger Exhibit At Hirshhorn: HuffPost DC Top 5 For August 20

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1. "Belief + Doubt" At Hirshhorn
The new Barbara Kruger exhibit opens today. Gigantic, Orwellian messages that have to be seen in person to be fully appreciated. 10 a.m., all ages, no cover

2. Dave Hill At Capital Lounge
Author of "Tasteful Nudes" returns to town for a book signing sponsored by Politics & Prose. 7 p.m., all ages, no cover, $24.99 to purchase the book

3. Airiel, Screen Vinyl Image At Black Cat
Loud and beautiful shoegazer music from Chicago's Airiel and Arlington's Screen Vinyl Image. Bring earplugs. It will get loud. 8 p.m., 18+, $8

4. "The Caine Mutiny" At The National Theatre
The final screening in the Humphrey Bogart series. 6:30 p.m., all ages, no cover

5. Landsat: Four Decades Of Earth Observation At National Air And Space Museum
The final day of this exhibit. Since 1972 the Landsat satellite has been taking photos of the earth's surface from space. Think of it as the step before Curiosity. 10 a.m., all ages, no cover


Tuesday, August 21
Steve Earle
at Birchmere
Attention "Wire" fans, Earle is more than Walon. He's an accomplished protest singer that's been going strong for over thirty years.

Wednesday, August 22
Rachel Erdos
at Millenium Stage
A dance showcase from Tel Aviv's Rachel Erdos. There are advantages to living in an international city.

Thursday, August 23
Kyle Kinane
at DC Improv
He opened for Patton Oswalt for multiple years. He destroyed Anthony Jeselnik on Doug Benson's podcast. Originally from Chicago, the current L.A. comedian is setting the template for the type of comedian other stand-ups want to be.

Friday, August 24
Gato Barbieri
at Howard Theater
World music from Buenos Aires. Jazzy, fun, saxy (it's got sax) and more. Expect a diverse crowd ready to dance.

Saturday, August 25
Bike Carnival
at St. Elizabeth's East
A celebration of all things bike. Games, decorate your bicycle, win a set of wheels and more.