C’mon get happy! Activities that will put a smile on your face.
By Anne Kim-Dannibale
Sat. and Sun., August 10 and 11
National Gallery of Art
East Building Auditorium
National Mall, 4th St. and Constitution Ave. NW
Try not to hum along at the National Gallery of Art’s screening of this 1964 family classic, starring the incomparable Julie Andrews as the whimsically magical nanny and Dick Van Dyke as lovable chimney scamp Bert.
“Rocky Horror Picture Show”
Now through Saturday, August 17
1501 14th St. NW
$40-$45, 202-332-3300 or online here
Thanks to an extended run, fans of Richard O’Brien’s campy horror comedy musical can do the Time Warp a few more times. Mitchell Jarvis continues his tour de force performance as Frank N. Furter with Tom Story taking on the role of Narrator/Dr. Scott, Paul Scanlon as Brad and Nora Palka as Magenta.
WPAS Summer Steps with Step Afrika!
Sunday, August 11
2 p.m.-3 p.m.
National Building Museum
401 F St. NW
Clap along or join in on this foot-stomping show featuring young up-and-coming dancers performing with Washington Performing Arts Society’s youth program and Step Afrika!
Fashion for Paws Photo Contest
Deadline Friday, August 9
$1 donation to vote here
Hitting that afternoon slump? Perk up with photos of cute dogs and their fashionable owners from last year’s Fashion for Paws charity runway show benefiting the Washington Humane Society. The winner earns the opening spot at next year’s show, a private photo shoot and more.