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What to Do This Week: August 26 to 29

The Wonderland Circus, the end of Crystal City’s outdoor film series, and Art After Dark.

Head to Wonderland Circus on Wednesday for burlesque, comedians, and more. Photograph by Flickr user David Boyle.

Monday, August 26

MOVIES: The Crystal City Screen’s summer outdoor film series comes to a close this week (does that mean summer is officially over? It’s not even Labor Day yet). It ends with a bang: You may have seen Jurassic Park in 1993 and maybe even in 3D, but have you seen it on a huge outdoor screen? Something about watching dinosaurs eat **spoiler alert** Wayne Knight in the “wild” might be exciting. Free. Sundown.

Tuesday, August 27

DOCUMENTARIES: Oscar winner Jeremy Irons (you may remember him from Reversal of Fortune and a million other things) stars in Trashed, a documentary in which he traveled the world investigating the effects pollution and global warming have had on different cultures, the environment, and people. Chris Weiss, executive director of the DC Environmental Network, and Rhys Gerholdt, executive director of CarbonfreeDC, will talk about sustainability, sustainable development, and waste management after the screening. Tickets ($5) are available online. 5:45 PM.

Wednesday, August 28

CIRCUS: There’s no big top, but the Wonderland Circus eschews the animal cruelty and has all of the weirdness of any Ringling Bros. show. There are burlesque dancers, comedians, musicians, and lots of weird outfits—plus Wonderland’s wonderful draft beer selection. $5. 8:30 PM at Wonderland Ballroom.

Thursday, August 29

ART: Head over to the Art Museum of the Americas for Art After Dark, which includes after-hours access to Fusion, an exhibition that studies the mass migration of Asian families and artists to the Americas during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The result is a fusion between the lives they left behind and their new homes. This week’s event features live music from Dangerous Muse, dance music from deejay Shea Van Horn, lots of food trucks, and plenty of drinks. Tickets ($25 for general admission, including five drink tickets, or $45 for VIP) are available online. 8 PM.

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