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Out and About: 7 events to cure your post-long-weekend blues

Tuesday, May 29

WNO’s Kids Create Opera Program: On a field trip to The National Gallery of Art, Bennie, Daniella, Eleanor, Cory, and Avalon search for ways to “let out” what’s inside of them. As they confront their individual struggles in life, they discover themselves anew.

Swing Dancing Class: This free hour-long beginner lesson is geared toward students new to swing dancing. The first half of each lesson will teach the basic six-count Lindy Hop pattern and movement, and the second half will focus on basic moves that are different from week to week. No partner necessary, and free to attend. Flat shoes recommended but not required.

Wednesday, May 30

Caps Viewing Party: Come watch Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals at Capital One Arena with Slapshot, Red Rockers and fellow Caps fans! Several concession stands will be open and Chick-fil-A will be available. Doors will open at 7pm with pregame coverage shown in the arena bowl, followed by full game coverage starting at 8pm. Free to attend, and a reservation is not required but suggested.

NSO Pops Presents Jurassic World In Concert: The NSO will perform Oscar-winning composer Michael Giacchino's Jurassic World score live, while Colin Trevorrow’s 2015 movie is projected in HD onto a massive screen. Starting at 7 p.m. in the Concert Hall lobby, join the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History to learn about dinosaurs, touch real fossils, and meet some of their paleontologists. Following the film, stay in the Concert Hall for a panel discussion with Jurassic World director/screenwriter Colin Trevorrow and composer Michael Giacchino, along with Smithsonian "Curator of Dinosauria" Matthew T. Carrano. Tickets start at $29.

Titanic The Untold Story: The National Geographic Museum will open their newest exhibit, "Titanic: The Untold Story," which showcases images and artifacts discovered in 1985 by National Geographic Explorer-at-Large Robert Ballard. Think the coat worn by Titanic survivor Marion Wright Woolcott and the 8,000-pound crew module from the submersible Ballard and his team used to survey the shipwreck. The exhibit will be open through Jan. 6, 2019 and tickets are $15.

Burn with Bash: Looking for a new way to workout this summer? Test out the latest fitness studio to come to Arlington (opening this summer) in a free workout that combines two fitness crazes: boxing and High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT).

Thursday, May 31

NASA 60th anniversary exhibit: This special exhibition was curated in collaboration with NASA to celebrate the federal agency’s work and accomplishments over the past 60 years. It explores the story of man’s advancement into space and beyond. Platforms extending down the Hall of Nations display various models and artifacts centered around everything from aeronautics to NASA technology used in our everyday lives. Free to attend.

And as a quick bonus, if you are looking for something to do this weekend, we'd love to have you join us for a cocktail class at the Wharf's Whiskey Charlie rooftop bar!