MONDAY, JUNE 29
ART: What was Paris like in the 1880s? Get a glimpse while checking out “the Painter’s Eye,” the National Gallery of Art’s new exhibit featuring the work of Gustave Caillebotte. From nudes to scenes of pedestrians enjoying the city, his paintings offer a look at the period’s urban life. Free, 10 AM to 5 PM.
MUSEUMS: Scientists are still in awe over the engineering marvel that is the Inca Road–a 20,000-mile stretch connecting Cusco to the far ends of the empire–and the Museum of the American Indian’s new exhibit explains why it was such a feat. “The Great Inka Road: Engineering an Empire” also offers insight into the Inca’s culture and legacy. Free, 10 AM to 5:30 PM.
TUESDAY, JUNE 30
MUSIC: Believe it or not, it’s been more than a decade since the electronic dance duo Basement Jaxx released “Where’s Your Head At.” Now the Londoners, Simon Ratcliffe and Felix Buxton, visit the 9:30 Club following the release of their seventh album, Junto. $35, 7 PM.
MUSIC: Grammy Award-winning guitarist John Fogerty comes to Wolf Trap to perform hits from Creedance Clearwater Revival, the hit-making quartet led by Fogerty in the late ’60s and early ’70s. Named one of Rolling Stones’ top 100 guitarists and singers of all time, Fogerty will hopefully offer up classics like “Have You Ever Seen the Rain” and “The Old Man Down the Road.” $40 to $65, 8 PM.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 1
MUSIC: Strathmore’s free summer concert series begins on July 1 with the bilingual trio Ten Strings and a Goatskin. Known for performing in both English and French, these three artists harmonize to the sounds of the guitar, violin, and drum. 7 PM.
DRINK: Patriotic cocktails? That sounds like a great way to start celebrating the Fourth of July. Spirited Republic hosts A Patriotic Cocktail Competition and Tasting, emceed by local bar owner Derek Brown. Bartenders from around the country compete and put their cocktail-making skills to the test–and you get to sample the results. $60 to $65, 6:30 PM.