Monday, May 14
Former perennial third-party presidential candidate Ross Perot will be attending the GI Film Festival, the country's only military film festival. Watch a screening about Perot and Marines who fought in the Korean War at the Newseum--the screening is free; dinner and an after-film awards ceremony will run you $250. 5:15 PM.
Tuesday, May 15
RFD and National Geographic are bringing Garrett Oliver, author of The Oxford Companion to Beer, to their headquarters for the Power and the Glory--an over-the-top way of saying "discussion and tasting of beers with overpowering flavor." Tickets ($85) are available online. 7 PM.
Wednesday, May 16
Ever had a run-in with the paranormal? If you've got a spooky story, bring it to Psychic Phenomena at the 14th Street Busboys and Poets. If after a short summary, the judges decide yours will creep out the audience, you'll have seven minutes to tell the audience and compete for $100 cash. Get tickets ($10) online. 9 PM.
Thursday, May 17
Capitol Movement, with a cast of dozens of dancers, presents Here and Now, a dance concert celebrating the life and contributions of Martin Luther King Jr. Expect a thought-provoking piece with elaborate costumes and choreography. Tickets ($59 to $69) are available online. 7:30 PM at Sidney Harman Hall.