Your guide to interesting—and free!—arts and culture events in Washington this week
In addition to putting on quirky, entertaining shows, the local rock group the Public Good administers “brain-wrenching” trivia between sets. Check out at the band at Fort Reno Park at 7.
Tuesday, August 10
The National Portrait Gallery examines the history of the American President through the lens of Time magazine, which has put every President, with the exception of Herbert Hoover, on its cover since it was first published in 1923. Open 11:30 to 7; runs through September 26.
Wednesday, August 11
Release some of that hump-day angst at Lululemon’s weekly outdoor yoga session in Logan Circle at 6:30. But be sure to bring a mat for the workout—this evening’s relax session is BYOM.
Thursday, August 12
The high-energy party band Back to Zero performs covers of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Outkast, and Michael Jackson at Pentagon Row as part of its weekly summer concert series. 7 PM.
Friday, August 13
The National Sculpture Garden continues the tenth season of its Jazz in the Garden series with the Carsten Boe Trio, a top Norweigan jazz group that plays old covers as well as original work. Buy food from the garden’s cafe or pre-order picnic baskets and wines by the bottle. 5 PM.
Saturday, August 14
Enjoy the distinctive style of artist Tatiana Suarez, whose Brazilian roots inspire her exhibit, Magualeta, which runs through Sunday at Art Whino at National Harbor. Open noon to 10.
Sunday, August 15
Fans of big-band jazz can get their fill at Rock Creek Park’s Carter Barron Amphitheater, where the premier groups from the US Army, Navy, and Air Force perform during the annual Joint Service Jazz Festival. 7:30.