TOP 5 FOR MONDAY, JULY 2
2. Chris Isaak At Birchmere
The beautiful crooner still has a pompadour and still can play music that makes you wish it was 1956. 7:30 p.m., all ages, $99.90, also July 3
3. "Bare Knuckles" At McFadden's
The Washington Psychotronic Film Society presents this inevitably awful but fun picture about fighting. It's hot out. So people are angry and want to fight. Don't fight. Sit in the air conditioning and watch other people fight. 8 p.m., 21+, no cover
4. "Pina Bausch," "Café Müller" At Goethe-Institut
A documentary exploring the life of choreographer Pina Bausch precedes a film of one of her most well-known and personal pieces. 6:30 p.m., all ages, $4 to $7
5. Give, Coup Sauvage, Boris Milic At Fort Reno
Another summer Monday, another eclectic mix of artists at Fort Reno. 7 p.m., all ages, no cover
TOP 5 FOR THE NEXT 5 DAYS
Thursday, July 5
Washerwoman at Black Cat
After sharing a stage with Shellac, Washerwoman is now Steve Albini's new favorite band. This D.C. two-piece pummels ears in the best possible way. The angry, brooding lovechild of PJ Harvey and Big Black.
Friday, July 6
Capital Fringe Preview at Fort Fringe
A free evening of cutting edge theater. We approve.
Saturday, July 7
Southern Maryland Comic-Con at Capital Clubhouse
A chance for the actual nerds to convene and talk about the not real nerds that just wear Threadless shirts and have black rimmed glasses.