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BARMINI Ad­join­ing his ex­per­i­men­tal Mini­bar, celeb chef José An­drés’ sleek cock­tail spot with 100-plus orig­i­nal cre­ations and fresh takes on clas­sics. Reser­va­tions rec­om­mended. Tu-Sa from 5:30 pm. 501 9th St. NW, 202.393.4451 Metro: Ar­chives or Gallery PlChi­na­town COLUMBIA ROOM Spir­its guru Derek Brown’s ac­claimed mixol­ogy den. Tast­ing room (by reser­va­tion) with sea­sonal drinks and amuse-bouches, spir­its li­brary (a la carte menu) and ter­race. Tu-Th 5 pm-12:30 am, F-Sa till 1:30 am. 124 Blag­den Al­ley NW, 202.316.9396. Metro: Mt. Ver­non Sq- Con­ven­tion Cen­ter CRIM­SON VIEW Rooftop bar in­side hip Pod Ho­tel with sweep­ing views. Hang­ing gar­dens serv­ing as back­drop for pros­ecco, rosé, cider, beer and cock­tails. Su-Th 5 pm-mid­night, F-Sa till 1 am. 627 H St. NW, 202.847.4444 CRIM­SON WHISKEY BAR Hand­some spot in­side Pod ho­tel for drinks and bites toast­ing the Amer­i­can South. Moon­shine cock­tails along with wine, beer, cider. Plus chicken liver par­fait, jalapeno hush­pup­pies, burg­ers, raw bar. Su-Th 5 pm-2 am, F-Sa till 3 am. 627 H St. NW, 202.847.4444 DACHA BEER GAR­DEN Un­der a Liz Tay­lor mu­ral, a lively pa­tio serv­ing Euro­pean and lo­cal brews in sin­gle serv­ings or glass boots. Also mead, cider, brats and skew­ers. Dogs wel­come. M-Th 4-10:30 pm, F. noon-mid­night, Sa 11 am-mid­night, Su 11 am10:30 pm. 1600 7th St. NW, 202.350.9888 Metro: ShawHoward U MOR­RIS AMER­I­CAN BAR Whim­si­cal new bar from lauded cock­tail crew (Sheppard, mini­bar) pour­ing drinks like “Caipirita” adding te­quila to the Brazil­ian clas­sic, “Old Pep­per” with hot sauce and “Cof­fee Cob­bler” blend­ing cognac and port. Also, beer, wine, whiskeys. Su, Tu-Th 6 pm-mid­night, F-Sa till 2 am. 1020 7th St. NW, 202.962.0400 PX LOUNGE An el­e­gant 1920s-style speakeasy in a his­toric town house (no sign out­side, just a blue lantern marks the up­stairs spot). Spir­its mas­ter Todd Thrasher and team mix cock­tails with house­made ton­ics and hand-squeezed juices. Venue seats 30-some guests. Reser­va­tions rec­om­mended. W-Th 6 pm-mid­night, F-S till 1:30 am. 728 King St., Alexan­dria, Va., 703.299.8384 Metro: King Street SHELLY’S BACK ROOM For ci­gar afi­ciona­dos, a ca­sual but el­e­gant tav­ern with air­ven­ti­la­tion sys­tem. Lunch, din­ner and late-night menus plus premium cigars and rare whiskeys. M-Th 11:30 am-2 am, F 11:30 am-3 am, Sa noon3 am, Su noon-1 am. 1331 F St. NW, 202.737.3003 Metro: Metro Cen­ter COM­EDY 9: 30 CLUB Fre­quent win­ner of night­club of the year. Visit the Back Bar early for first en­try into shows. Kyle Ki­nane, Aug. 23. 815 V St. NW, 202.265.0930 Metro: U StCar­dozo THE CAPI­TOL STEPS Con­gres­sional staffers-turned- comics sat­i­riz­ing pol­i­tics and life in­side the Belt­way. Shows at Ron­ald Rea­gan Build­ing Am­phithe­ater and In­ter­na­tional Trade Cen­ter F-Sa at 7:30 pm. $36. 1300 Penn­syl­va­nia Ave. NW, 202.312.1555 Metro: Fed­eral Tri­an­gle DC IM­PROV Na­tion­ally known com­edy club in down­town D.C. with Tex-Mex food menu. Sh­eryl Underwood, Aug. 3-5; Krystyna Hutchin­son & Corinne Fisher, Aug. 9-12; Bruce Bruce, Aug. 17-19; Arse­nio Hall, Aug. 24-25; Steve Byrne, Aug. 30.-Sept. 2. 1140 Con­necti­cut Ave. NW, 202.296.7008 Metro: Far­ragut North THE THE­ATER AT MGM NA­TIONAL HAR­BOR At the lux­ury gam­ing re­sort just south of D.C., a 3,000-seat the­ater draw­ing big names in mu­sic and com­edy. Food, drinks, VIP suites. Bill Burr

Aug. 24. 7100 Oxon Hill Road, Oxon Hill, Md., 844.346.4664 CON­CERTS & OPERA Se­lect shows listed; see venue web­sites for full sched­ules. CAP­I­TAL ONE ARENA Penn Quar­ter/down­town arena for sports (NBA Wizards, NHL Cap­i­tals) and shows. Shakira, Aug. 11. 601 F St. NW, 202.628.3200 Metro: Gallery PlChi­na­town JIFFY LUBE LIVE Open-air am­phithe­ater about 40 miles west of D.C. draw­ing big names. Jimmy Buf­fet, Aug. 4; Count­ing Crows, Aug. 8; Keith Ur­ban, Aug. 11; The Mise­d­u­ca­tion of Lau­ryn Hill 20th An­niver­sary, Aug. 17; Brad Pais­ley, Aug. 25; G- Eazy,

Aug. 30. 7800 Cel­lar Door Drive, Bris­tow, Va., 703.754.6400

WOLF TRAP Amer­ica’s only na­tional park for the per­form­ing arts. Mu­sic and dance at Fi­lene Cen­ter with open-air pavil­ion, lawn for pic­nick­ing with food brought or pur­chased there. Na­tional Sym­phony Or­ches­tra: Verdi’s Rigo­letto, Aug. 3; Han­son String The­ory, Aug. 4; Bryan Adams, Aug. 5; An­gelique Kidjo’s “Re­main in Light” Femi Kuti and The Pos­i­tive Force, Aug. 7; Dis­ney’s Broad­way Hits, Aug. 9; Lyle Lovett & His Large Band,

Aug. 10; Mary Chapin Car­pen­ter, Aug. 11; Gla­dys Knight & The O’Jays, Aug. 15; The Re­vival­ists, Aug. 19; Jeff Beck, Aug. 20; Dawes, Aug. 23; Frankie Valli & The Four Sea­sons, Aug. 24; Gavin De Graw & Phillip Phillips, Aug. 31. 1551 Trap Road, Vi­enna, Va., 703.255.1900 Metro: West Falls Church (then Metro bus to venue) MU­SIC CLUBS Se­lect shows listed; see venue web­sites for full sched­ules. 9: 30 CLUB Fre­quent win­ner of night­club of the year. Visit the Back Bar early for first en­try into shows. Ge­orge Clin­ton and Parliament Funkadelic, Aug. 2; Jeremih, Aug. 11; Mura Masa,

Aug. 17; Kyle Ki­nane, Aug. 23; DJ Dredd’s MJ + Prince Dance Party, Aug. 25. 815 V St. NW, 202.265.0930 Metro: U StCar­dozo THE AN­THEM Con­cert venue on The Wharf wa­ter­front rede­vel­op­ment for big-name rock/pop and indie stars. State- of-the-art sound sys­tem, mul­ti­level tiers, bars. Fa­ther John Misty Aug. 2; Need­to­breathe Aug. 17; Beach House Aug. 25; New Or­der Aug. 28. 901 Wharf St. SW, 202.888.0020 Metro: Wa­ter­front BLACK CAT Book­ing indie rock­ers for the up­stairs Main­stage and the smaller down­stairs Back­stage (of­ten lo­cal bands). Also DJ and theme nights, pin­ball machines, a bar and a cafe with vegan op­tions. The Es­sex Green, Aug. 7; Pe­dro The Lion, Aug. 12; Ge­orge Clan­ton, Aug. 17; In the Whale, Aug. 23; Gringo Star, Aug. 24. 1811 14th St. NW, 202.667.4490 Metro: U St- Car­dozo BLUES AL­LEY Tucked in a Ge­orge­town al­ley, le­gendary jazz sup­per club show­cas­ing artists like Dizzy Gille­spie and Char­lie Byrd since 1965. Freddy Cole Quar­tet, Aug. 2-5; Kenny Wes­ley, Aug. 7; Mar­cus John­son “Ur­ban Jam Band,” Aug. 9-12; Tim Whalen Quin­tet, Aug. 17; Los­ton Har­ris, Aug. 16; Melba Moore, Aug. 17-19; Chris Urquiaga, Aug. 22; Cyrus Ch­est­nut, Aug. 23-26; Chris Thomas King, Aug. 30-Sept. 2. 1073 Wis­con­sin Ave. NW, 202.337.4141 THE HAMIL­TON LIVE Named for the first trea­sury sec­re­tary, spa­cious restau­rant with a live-mu­sic venue down­tairs, within earshot of the White House. Dead on Live, Aug. 1; Juan De Mar­cos and the Afro Cuban All Stars,

Aug. 4; The Gar­cia Project (Jerry Gar­cia set lists from 1976-1995), Aug. 9; Spyro Gyra, Aug. 17; Rodney Crow­ell, Aug. 25; Flow Tribe, Aug. 31. 600 14th St. NW, 202.787.1000 Metro: Metro Cen­ter THE HOWARD THE­ATRE A 1910 land­mark that helped launch the ca­reers of Ella Fitzger­ald, Marvin Gaye and The Supremes. Su gospel brunch. Seated (sup­per club-style) or stand­ing-room shows. Guillermo Dav­ila,

Aug. 3. 620 T St. NW, 202.803.2899 Metro: ShawHoward U MADAM’S OR­GAN Find live mu­sic nightly at this rowdy Adams Mor­gan bar where red­heads get a half­price drink spe­cial. Pool ta­bles, karaoke and rooftop bar. One Nite Stand (reg­gae, funk, R&B) ev­ery Mon­day, Clus­ter­funk Tues­day, The Hu­man Coun­try Juke­box coun­try mu­sic Wed­nes­day, The Johnny Ar­tis Band Thurs­day. M-Th, Su 5 pm2 am, F-Sa till 3 am. 2461 18th St. NW, 202.667.5370 THE THE­ATER AT MGM NA­TIONAL HAR­BOR At the lux­ury gam­ing re­sort just south of D.C., a 3,000-seat the­ater draw­ing some of the big­gest names in mu­sic and com­edy, plus UFC and box­ing events. Food, drinks, VIP suites. Cher Aug. 4-12; Dave Koz and Friends Aug. 23; Ste­vie Won­der Aug. 29-30. 7100 Oxon Hill Road, Oxon Hill, Md., 844.346.4664 TWI­LIGHT TAT­TOO Mil­i­tary pageant Wed­nes­day nights with the 3rd U.S. In­fantry Reg­i­ment ( The Old Guard) and The U.S. Army Band “Per­sh­ing’s Own.” Pre­cer­e­mony fes­tiv­i­ties at 6:30 pm; show at 7 pm. Free; first­come, first-served bleacher seat­ing. Joint Base My­erHen­der­son Hall, Ar­ling­ton, Va., 202.685.2888 RECRE­ATION ES­CAPE ROOM LIVE Teams of play­ers test­ing their wits to es­cape locked rooms filled with clues, rid­dles and red her­rings (in 45 min­utes). Themes from Sher­lock Holmes and Edgar Al­lan Poe to spies and mum­mies. $28. Reser­va­tions re­quired. 2300 Wis­con­sin Ave. NW, 800.616.4880; 814 King St., 2nd floor, Alexan­dria, Va., 800.616.4880; 3345 M St. NW, 800.616.4880 SPORTS WASH­ING­TON NA­TION­ALS D.C.’s MLB team at bat. New York Mets Aug. 1; Cincin­nati Reds Aug. 2-5; At­lanta Braves Aug. 7-9; Mi­ami Mar­lins Aug. 17-19; Philadel­phia Phillies Aug. 21-23; Mil­wau­kee Brew­ers Aug. 31. Na­tion­als Park, 1500 S. Capi­tol St. SE, 202.675.6287 Metro: Navy Yard SPORTS BARS IVY & CONEY Chicago- Detroit ex-pat haven with hot dogs, beers on tap, long bar. TVs tuned to sports and hooked to Nin­ten­dos. Mid­west beers and Jepp­son’s Malort liqueur. M- F 4 pm­close, Sa-Su noon- close. 1537 Sev­enth St. NW, 202.670.9489 Metro: Shaw- Howard U PENN QUAR­TER SPORTS TAV­ERN Side­walk ta­bles and two floors with mul­ti­ple TVs for catch­ing the game. Pizza, burg­ers, grilled salmon, grilled hanger steak. Near Cap­i­tal One Arena. Daily 11 am-2 am. 639 In­di­ana Ave. NW, 202.347.6666 Metro: ArchivesNavy Me­mo­rial THE­ATER & DANCE AD­VEN­TURE THE­ATRE Fam­ily-friendly per­for­mances in Glen Echo Park. “Tinker Bell,” Peter Pan as told through Tinker Bell’s eyes, through

Aug. 20. 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo, Md., 301.634.2270 KENNEDY CEN­TER A liv­ing me­mo­rial to John F. Kennedy. “The Color Pur­ple,” Tony Award-win­ning mu­si­cal based on the Pulitzer Prizewin­ning novel, through

Aug. 26; “Hamil­ton,” the block­buster mu­si­cal about the found­ing fa­ther set to hiphop, through Sept. 16; “Shear Mad­ness,” long-run­ning who­dunit com­edy with au­di­ence play­ing de­tec­tive, on­go­ing. Free shows daily (6 pm) on Mil­len­nium Stage. Also cafe, restau­rant, gift shops, free tours and roof ter­race. 2700 F St. NW, 202.467.4600 Metro: Foggy Bot­tom- GWU (free shut­tle to/ from venue) WOOLLY MAM­MOTH THE­ATRE Un­con­ven­tional plays of ideas. “The Story of the Gun,” play­wright and mo­nolo­gist Mike Daisy on Amer­ica’s re­la­tion­ship with firearms,

through Aug. 5. 641 D St. NW, 202.393.3939 Metro: Gallery PlChi­na­town

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