1. Family Fun Day at Georgetown University, BYOT (Bring Your Own Toys)
When/Where: Georgetown University McShain Lounge, 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday
Why Go: It's been a hot, sticky summer. Get the kids out of the house and take advantage of the university's air conditioning and change of scenery. Bring your own toys, though crayons, stickers and bubbles will be provided. Childcare is not provided.
Pricing: Free. RSVPs are not necessary, but are appreciated firstname.lastname@example.org.
When/Where: 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at Encore Stage & Studio, 125 S. Old Glebe Road
Why Go: It's the final showings of a swashbuckling Gilbert & Sullivan classic. Starring Helen Hayes Award Winners Chris Sizemore and Erin Driscoll.
When/Where: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Washington Studio School, 2129 S St. NW
Why Go: The art installation aims to raise awareness about "the estimated 12 million children orphaned and made vulnerable by AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa," according to the event notice. Cradles were created from a variety of materials and made from individuals and groups around the country. Those on display in Washington "represent a fraction of the more than 500 submitted to The Cradle Project first organized by artist and TED Fellow Naomi Natale in 2008," according to the event notice.
When/Where: 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Artipshere
Why Go: It's a one-time showing of the classic film based on the Broadway musical about a red-headed orphan named Annie. Starring Carol Burnett and Albert Finney.
When/Where: 9 p.m. Friday at L2 Lounge, 3315 Cady's Alley NW
Why Go: Celebrate American athletic prowess from the comfort of your neighborhood. Businesses in Georgetown and Arlington are getting into the Olympic spirit. Friday's event at this hip Georgetown club will have you sipping cocktails and taking in the opening ceremony with friends.
Pricing: Free for members, $30 cover charge for non-members.