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Where & When: What to Do This Week

A friendly face-off between beer and wine, a free '80s flick, and DC-inspired art

“Side-by-Side” by Joey Mánlapaz is one of the many DC-inspired pieces featured in Plan B Gallery’s “Local Color” exhibit. Photograph courtesy of Plan B Gallery

Monday, July 25
A bit of friendly competition is coming to Birch & Barley for their “Chef Face-Off and Bottle Battle” five-course dinner. Join Firefly Executive Chef Daniel Bortnick and Kimpton Restaurants’ Master Sommelier Emily Wines as the two go head-to-head with Birch & Barley’s own Chef Kyle Bailey and Beer Director Greg Engert. The menu includes tomato and basil salad, corn tortellini with Maryland crab, pan-roasted halibut, braised lamb belly, and almond pound cake. But the real winner will be the Susan G. Komen Foundation; all proceeds will benefit their Three-Day Walk for the Cure. Tickets ($150) can be purchased at the event Web site. 6 to 10 PM.

Tuesday, July 26
FILM: Don’t miss the first night of Bethesda’s week-long outdoor movie festival. First up is the ’80s cult-classic The Breakfast Club. A brain, a beauty, a jock, a rebel, and a recluse are forced to spend a Saturday together in high school detention. The five bare their souls to each other then band together against the principal. The free film begins at 9 PM on the corner of Norfolk and Auburn Avenues.

Wednesday, July 27
Gallery Plan B is hosting a reception for its new exhibit “Local Color,” an eclectic collection of work depicting DC neighborhoods. Featured artists include Chad Andrews, Michael Crossett, Ron Donoughe, Charlie Gaynor, Isabella Spicer, to name a few. Free; 6 PM to 8 PM.

Thursday, July 28
Believe it or not, tickets are still available for Keith Urban’s concert at the Verizon Center. The country singer has won several Grammy Awards, Country Music Association Awards, and a People’s Choice Award. Tickets (starting at $41) can be purchased at the event Web site. 7:30 PM.

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