Monday, August 16
The National Theatre wraps up its Cary Grant series tonight with Charade, a 1963 film costarring Audrey Hepburn and Walter Matthau. Often described as the best Hitchcock movie Hitchcock never made, Charade is at once a thriller, a romance, and a comedy. Complimentary tickets, distributed at the door half an hour prior to the screening, are required; 6:30.
Tuesday, August 17
Country star Lyle Lovett, the man who made marrying Julia Roberts seem a manageable goal for average-looking folk the world over, heads to Wolf Trap tonight. Lyle is, of course, talented in his own right, having won four Grammy Awards and recorded 13 albums since 1980. Tickets ($25 to $42) are available here. 7:30.
Wednesday, August 18
Tonight is your last chance to enjoy Jazz at the Jewel, as the Dumbarton House’s summer jazz series finishes its run tonight. Bring a blanket and picnic fare to enjoy on the north garden lawn while listening to tunes by the local jazz ensemble Full Ascent. Tickets ($10 general admission, $8 members) are available here. 6:30 to 8:30.
Thursday, August 19
Get lost in a world of whimsy at Art Soiree’s Midsummer Night’s Dream makeup party at L2. Makeup artists Kim Reyes, Roger Riggle, and Shanna Lim use their skills to transform the bodies of attendees into vibrant canvasses. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for tickets ($10). 8 PM.