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Child prodigies, outdoor art shows, Argentinian wine, and Indiana Jones onscreen for free this week

Tuesday, September 7
Italian jazz drummer Gianluca Pellerito might be only 16, but he’s already attended the Berklee College of Music. Along with the rest of his quartet, Pellerito takes the Kennedy Center Millenium Stage tonight. 6 PM.

Wednesday, September 8
Head to Penn Quarter for Arts on Foot. Watch live performances from local musical acts.  Savor local food from neighborhood restaurants.  The annual festival brings together musicians, entertainers, artists, chefs, and more to create an all-encompassing arts experience. F Street, Northwest, between Sixth and Ninth streets. The festival continues through the end of the week.  11 to 7.

Thursday, September 9
Hit up Busboys and Poets montly Nine on the Ninth peotry open mic.  You can sit back and listen, brave stage fright and read or anything in between.  Poet Derrick Weston Brown will host the event. 9 PM. 

Friday, September 10
Hear cartoonist James Sturm discuss his graphic novel, Market Day, at Politics and Prose tonight. The book centers on a day in the life of a Eastern European town during the 1900s. 8 PM.

Saturday, September 11
Ever wonder what an Elizabethan garden looks like? Come to the Folger Shakespeare Library to find out. Take a tour through the library’s garden, which is filled with plants referenced by Shakespeare throughout his works. But don’t get any crazy ideas, apothecaries. Tours start at 10 and 11 AM.

Sunday, September 12
Ever since a massive boulder nearly crushed him flat, Indiana Jones has been an instant classic. The first film of the series, Raiders of the Lost Ark, screens at National Harbor tonight. The film, originally released in 1981, will have you saying, “Snakes. Why’d it have to be snakes?” Sunset.

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