Monday, June 29: Gay Rights
"StoneWall: 40 Years of Landmark GLBT Plays," a series of plays mounted in different locations around the city to honor the birth of the gay rights movement, wraps up today with the performance of Terrence McNally's Some Men. The play follows a series of gay individuals through different generations, weaving a tapestry of the gay experience in our country over the last few decades. Some Men will be performed at the Human Rights Campaign building (1640 Rhode Island Ave., NW; 202-628-4160) at 7. For more information, click here.
Tuesday, June 30: Magical Thinking
The Year of Magical Thinking, Joan Didion's harrowing account of the loss of her husband and her daughter's close encounter with death, has been adapted for the stage by Joy Zinoman at Studio Theatre. The one-person show stars actress Helen Hedman in the role of Didion. Tickets ($41-$45)) can be purchased here. 7:30 PM.
Wednesday, July 1: Singing the Blues Away
The free outdoors film festival in the NoMa neighborhood continues with the screening of Lady Sings the Blues, the story of jazz musician Billie Holiday. The film, which stars Diana Ross as Holiday, plays at 7. For more information about the festival, click here.
Thursday, July 2: (Early) Independence Day Fun
Get ready for a great Fourth of July by checking out our guide for the holiday. We've got the scoop on dining specials, tips on how to put together a great picnic, the best spots to catch the fireworks, and more. Check out out guide here.