Monday, August 6, 7 p.m.
Theater: Hamlet, The Bad-Ass Quarto (Uncut)
201 E Capitol St., SE
Because Shakespeare had wacky first drafts, too. Or at least someone thought he did. Now's your chance to see this bootleg version come to life. This version of Hamlet is half as long and twice as saucy.
Presented by Taffety Punk!
Discovery Nearby on the App: Talay Thai
Monday, August 6, 8:30 p.m.
The Garden Open Mic feat. Ella
3222 11th St., NW
Come enjoy this intimate setting while you watch a few brave souls unleash their talents upon the world. This open mic covers everything, from poetry to comedy. The headliner this night is Ella, a Harlem-to-DC musician of note.
$7 donations at the door are encouraged
Discovery Nearby on the App: The Pinch
Tuesday, August 7, 7:30 p.m..
Outdoor Film: Rio
At 2nd and L St., NE
Screen on the Green may be the most popular of outdoor movie festivals, this little upstart is the most animated. Literally, come get an eyeful of Rio, which follows a parrot to Brazil. Sammies and fruit will be on hand.
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Wednesday, August 8, 7:30 p.m.
Local Music: The Sweater Set, Luray and Ms. Fridrich
The Velvet Lounge
915 U St., NW
There's something about the ukulele that we can't get enough of. It's the mini-horse of stringed instruments. Anyway, come O.D. on cuteness at this folk-rock event.
Cover is $8 to $10
Discovery Nearby on the App: Junction Vintage
Wednesday, August 8, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Summer Used Book Sale
1529 16th St., NW
Donate your old books, CDs and DVDs from Aug. 5-7 and then come buy other people's used media at this sweet summer sale. Books will be only $3!
Discovery Nearby on the App: Pizza No. 17
Thursday, August 9, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
2nd Thursday Art Night: Sultry Summer Nights
Torpedo Factory Art Center
105 N. Union St., Alexandria, Va.
If you're sick of staring at naked walls, decorate them with some local art. Or even if you're not in the mood to buy, come see a whole slew of local artists work in this ginormous Old Town art Mecca.
Discovery Nearby on the App: Occasionally Cake