The Rosslyn Outdoor Film Festival continues Friday at Gateway Park with Dumb & Dumber, the comic film that follows the titular pair on a road trip to deliver a piece of lost luggage. It’s part of this year’s “I Love the ’90s” theme—and a great opportunity to turn off your brain and survive the heat. Free; 8 PM.
The Liberation Dance Party continues Friday at DC9, with an open bar from 9 to 10:30. $7.
The Black Cat holds its Indian-dance music night on Friday with a Washingtonian twist—it’s called the “US Department of Bhangra,” and it’s DJed by Beta-G $5; 9:30.
In preparation for Shark Week, the National Aquarium (1401 Constitution Ave., NW; 202-789-2782) is holding Shark Weekend, where visitors can learn about the fearsome species with expert presentations, scavenger hunts, and more. It may not be Jaws, but sometimes life can be just as entertaining as—and a whole lot less dangerous than—fiction. $9 aquarium admission. Satuarday 9:30 to 3:30.
Celebrate National Dance Day on the Mall Saturday with an afternoon of performances by the Washington Ballet, Step Afrika, and more. The event features Nigel Lythgoe from So You Think You Can Dance. Free. 3 PM.
The Frederick Douglass Home Family Fun Festival features music, games, crafts, and a tour of the historic house where the African American leader spent his Washington years, now a National Historic Site (1411 W St., SE; 202-426-5961). Free. Sunday 11 to 3.
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