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What to Do This Week: August 27 to 30

Catch a free outdoor movie, taste Mexican and Latin-American dishes, and learn about pro wrestling.

Show off your karaoke skills at Hill Country on Wednesday. Image courtesy of Shutterstock.

Monday, August 27

MOVIE: Outdoor movie season is almost over, but you’ve got one last chance to check out Crystal City’s rom-com festival with a screening of When Harry Met Sally —one of the rom-comiest movies of all time and the one that turned Meg Ryan into the genre’s biggest star. Things get started near the Crystal City Metro at sundown. Free.

Tuesday, August 28

FOOD: Dupont Circle’s Fiesta Lounge is hosting a super-cheap tasting event Tuesday: $5 gets you a free beer or rail drink and admission to the family-style tasting dinner. Meet new people and sample more than 15 Mexican and Latin-American dishes, brought out over the course of two hours. $5. 6:30 PM.

Wednesday, August 29

KARAOKE: Every Wednesday, Hill Country hosts live-band karaoke, which, let’s be honest, is the closest a lot of us will ever come to feeling like rock stars. The HariKaraoke band knows about 300 songs—most of them tend to be country and pop classics, so you won’t be able to get up and sing R. Kelly, despite how funny you think it’d be. Free. 8:30 PM.

Thursday, August 30

TALKS: For a year, thirst. has been doing for DC what TED has been doing for the Internet: giving super in-depth talks about random things. At Thursday’s anniversary party, things get a little wilder than usual. It starts off with a talk about how the shady business of professional wrestling works. During that talk, you’ll get food from Micro-Greens’ chef Allison Sosna. Then the party begins—DJ Yorker spins for a little while before U Street Music Hall’s main act for the night, Claude VonStroke, takes the stage. Anyone there for thirst. is invited to stay and mingle with the masses. Tickets ($20) are available through Ticketleap. 7 PM.

Know of something cool going on around town? E-mail Jason Koebler at, or find him on Twitter @jason_koebler.

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