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Where & When: This Week in Washington Nightlife

Every Monday, we tell you what to do every night of this week for fun.

Monday, July 28: Screen on the Green: Arsenic and Old Lace
For once, it’s a lovely Monday—the weather is not too humid (well, sorta) and there are no threats of thunderstorms tonight. So make your way down to the Mall for tonight’s Screen on the Green showing of Arsenic and Old Lace. In this 1946 flick, Cary Grant plays a drama critic who discovers on his wedding day that his aunts are, um, serial killers, and insanity runs in his family. For details and tips on Screen on the Green, and the rest of the schedule, click here.

Tuesday, July 29: Thurston Moore in DC
Sonic Youth guitarist Thurston Moore isn’t only an iconic and badass musician—he’s a writer, too, and he’s in town tonight to discuss his book No Wave: Post Punk. Underground. New York. 1976-1980. Head to the Corcoran at 7 PM to catch him and co-author Bryan Coley chat. $22.

Wednesday, July 30: Beyond a Normal Happy Hour
Beyond Happy Hour may be one of the best happy hours you’ve never heard of. Held every Wednesday from 6 to 11 in the upstairs lounge of Skewers and Cafe Luna restaurants, it showcases excellent local DJs and cheap drink specials: $2 beers, $3 pomegranate martinis, and $4 Ketel One martinis until 8 pm, with prices going up by just a dollar after that. Even better? There’s a $2 tapas menu from Cafe Luna all night long.

Thursday, July 31: After 5 at the Phillips
The folks at the Phillips Collection may have noticed how popular the Hirshhorn After Hours (hey, nice name!) series was, because they’re bringing back Phillips After 5. The event is a Thursday night extended happy hour where you can mingle, check out the great art collection, listen to live music, hear lectures, and sip on drinks. Tonight there’s live music by the Duende Quartet, and a lecture on Brett Weston’s landscape photographs.

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