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Monday, July 19
The National Theatre is hosting a Cary Grant retrospective this summer, showing some of the actor’s best films from the 1930s, ’40s and ’50s. Playing this week is His Girl Friday, where Grant plays a jealous newspaper editor who’ll do anything to keep his reporter ex-wife from settling down with another man. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis 30 minutes before the show. 6:30.

Tuesday, July 20
As part of a free summer concert series, the Air Force Band’s string ensemble, Strolling Strings, performs a variety of pieces, including the Telemann Viola Concerto and the Dvorak Serenade between on the West Steps of the Capitol at 8.

Wednesday, July 21
Bassist Ben Williams, winner of the 2009 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition, performs at Strathmore’s weekly outdoor concert series. 7 PM.

Thursday, July 22
The indie group Poor But Sexy comes to Fort Reno Park with its fast-paced funk sound and wild personalities. 7 PM.

Friday, July 23
The versatile ’80s cover band the Reagan Years performs some of the era’s greatest hits as part of Herndon’s Friday Night Live concert series at the Herndon Town Green. 6:30.

Saturday, July 24
A funny and deeply unnerving look at the Cold War era, Stanley Kubrick’s Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb plays at the American City Diner at 8:30.

Sunday, July 25
Finish the weekend off with “Margaritaville” as the Jimmy Buffet tribute band Sons of Pirates performs as part of the Celebrate Frederick festival at Baker Park at 7.


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