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Bond girls in bikinis, beaches in Shakespeare, and down-home blues

Monday, July 12
Starring one of the most sinister and memorable villains to have appeared in the Bond series, Goldfinger has endured since its 1964 release because of its gripping action sequences, array of technological gadgetry, and colorful supporting cast. Also, naked girls covered in gold paint and killer bowler hats. See it on the National Mall at Constitution Avenue, Northwest, between Fourth and Seventh streets. The movie starts at dusk, around 8:30.

Tuesday, July 13

Shakespeare’s work is full of maritime imagery, and not all of it describes tempests and stormy seas. Learn about the role of the ocean in Shakespeare’s plays during a talk at the Folger Shakespeare Library. 7:30.

Wednesday, July 14

Bring your dancing shoes to work, and on the way home, check out Rosslyn’s Party in the Plaza, a weekly music-and-dance event that runs through the end of the month. This week, an instructor demonstrates the ins and outs of swing dancing, and musical group Texas Chainsaw Horns is on hand for two hours afterward to let you test your newfound footwork. The event takes place in front of the Rosslyn Spectrum Theatre. 5:30.

Thursday, July 15
Promising “the deepest down-home blues,” Muskrat Sally—a four-person group from Maryland’s Eastern Shore—is performing at Veteran’s Park in Bethesda at the intersection of Norfolk and Woodmont Avenues. 6 PM.

Friday, July 16
An Afrobeat big band with a sound that meshes funk, jazz, Yoruba tribal music, and the rhythms of James Brown, Chopteeth is performing at the Carter Barron Amphitheater at 7:30. Free tickets are available at Carter Barron Box Office starting at noon.

Saturday, July 17
Arlington’s Signature Theatre is hosting a full day of events during its open house. Musical-theater actors perform all day as well; other events include “Signature Idol” and a moonbounce outside for the kids. Noon to 10.

Sunday, July 18
Michael J. Fox learns the dangers of time travel in Back to the Future, a 1985 classic that also stars Christopher Lloyd as Dr. Emmet “Doc” Brown. National Harbor. 8:30.

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