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Capital Fringe Festival

July 7 - July 29
Southwest Waterfront, Washington, DC United States

Just how fringe is the Capital Fringe? This year, the long-running experimental-theater event—at five venues along the waterfront—offers avant-garde fare such as O Monsters, a mind-bending story about triplets living in an alternate universe. Also on tap: a trio of original plays inspired by folktales, plus something billed as a Baroque clown show.

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$15 to $25

March on Washington Film Festival

July 12 - July 21

Now in its sixth year, this event spotlights under-told stories of the civil-rights movement. This year’s films include a documentary about entrepreneur and activist Madam C.J. Walker, who was born just after the Civil War and made a fortune selling hair products to black women, and a look at the life of radical Chicano lawyer […]

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MLB All-Star Week

July 13 - July 17

For the first time since 1969, DC hosts the All-Star festivities, which include the Home Run Derby and lots of other events—along with the game itself, which brings together baseball’s greatest players, including, we assume, a handful of Nats.

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$66 to $125

Dave

July 13 - August 19
Arena Stage, United States

If we were going to turn a 1993 movie into a musical, it would be Richard Linklater’s 1970s-set high-school flick, Dazed and Confused. (That Foghat tune would bring down the house.) But we’ll settle for this new theatrical take on Dave, the charmingly goofy film about a presidential impersonator who becomes the actual commander in […]

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Free

“Sense of Humor”

July 15 - July 31
National Gallery of Art, United States

Full exhibit run times: July 13, 2018-January 6, 2019. This exhibit gathers satirical prints, caricatures, and other comic imagery from a span of more than 500 years (free). Some of it, we have to admit, does not seem hilarious.

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Hong Kong Film Festival

Hong Kong Film Festival

July 15 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Freer|Sackler and Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Dr SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States

Made in Hong Kong Film Festival: Colour of the Game Simon Yam stars in this underworld drama as Wallace, a veteran gang member given the job of bumping off the spoiled son of a mob patriarch. When Wallace and his gang are ambushed during the job, he realizes that the whole thing was a setup […]

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