TOP 5 FOR TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11
1. National Day Of Service At Freedom Plaza
If you can't make make it downtown to volunteer, there are events throughout the country, throughout the day. 11:30 a.m., all ages, no cover
2. Look Who's Talking: Social Media, Theatre, And The Arts At Busboys And Poets
If you're not utilizing Facebook and Twitter and are involved in the arts, you need to learn how to utilize Facebook and Twitter. 6 p.m., all ages, sold out
3. SneakerBall IX At National Building Museum
Celebrate the Greater Washington Sports Alliance Foundation, the non-profit foundation of the Sports Alliance that uses the philanthropic generosity of individual and corporate donors to make strategic investments in emerging non-profits that use sports to enhance children's lives. 6:30 p.m., all ages, $750
4. Outlaws At Marx Cafe
A recommendation for a DJ night that involves little to no dancing. Sit back and listen to country from Waylon Jennings, Loretta Lynn and other story-telling, rule-breaking American musicians. 10 p.m., all ages, no cover
5. Marlin Underground At Kreeger Museum
D.C. artist Dan Steinhilber has had shows in most galleries most artists would want to have shows. Known for taking mundane objects and turning them into experiences of art, this new exhibit opens today and runs until Dec. 29. Reservation required, all ages, free to $10
TOP 5 FOR THE NEXT 5 DAYS
Wednesday, September 12
Dialogues: Barbara Kruger at Twitter
Interested in what makes one of the most famous artists in the world tick? Can you ask it in under 140 characters?
Thursday, September 13
Parks & Passages at Goethe Intitute
This summer, Provisions Library sent an interdisciplinary team of Washington-based artists and researchers to Berlin to study urban transformation in repurposed places. Wonder what else is a potential repurposed space? The Dupont Underground. Cool things are below the surface.
Friday, September 14
Home & Home at Heiner Contemporary
This exhibit of eye-opening, colorful photography from Satomi Shirai opens on Friday and runs until Oct. 27.
Saturday, September 15
Get Lucky Swap and Pop-Up Shop at 777 7th St NW
Rid yourself of seven items of clothing and benefit Good Girls DC and Martha's Outfitters. Your donation will get you a Lucky 7 charm and the chance to mingle and shop on the rooftop lounge.
Sunday, September 16
DC Shorts Best of the Fest A and B
Culled from 140 shorts, these two programs will run at three different theaters. Whether you want to see a film downtown, head to H Street or check out the new Angelika, here's your chance to do so with minimal risk.