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Free kids’ meals at Ireland’s Four Courts, a post-bop jazz band at the Kennedy Center, and a giant 3-D Etch-a-Sketch

Ted Chubb, Mike Lee, Kellen Harrison, and Shawn Baltazor of New Tricks. Photograph courtesy of New Tricks

Wednesday, August 31

FOOD: Ireland’s Four Courts is hosting a grand re-opening party to showcase their new look, chef, and menu. Enjoy food and drink specials all day—including 50 cent wings, $6 appetizers, and $9 fish and chips—along with free kids’ meals from 11 AM to 8 PM.

JAZZ: New Tricks are bringing their high-energy melodies to the Kennedy Center. The quartet “puts a new spin on an old hard-bop formula without crossing over into the avant-garde camp,” according to JazzTimes magazine. You can sample a few of their tracks here. Free; 6 PM.

KID-FRIENDLY: Today’s your last chance to play with the Artisphere’s giant 3-D Etch-a-Sketch. Kids (and spritely grown-ups) can watch their creations come to life with the help of stereoscopic technology. Free; the Artisphere is open from 11 AM to 9 PM.

TRIVIA: Calling all smarty pants! Strut your stuff at the National Portrait Gallery’s Pop Quiz. Tonight’s trivia game will feature questions about the history of US inventions. DJ Mark Maskell will spin tunes, and snacks and beverages will be available for purchase in the Courtyard Cafe. For ages 18 and up. Free; Music starts at 5:30 PM, the quiz begins at 6:30.

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