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The Company of the RENT 20th Anniversary Tour, at National Theatre June 20 –25, 2017. (Image: Carol Rosegg)

Out and About: From U2 concerts to RENT's 20th anniversary tour, this week rocks

Monday, June 19

BBQ & Grilling Week: This summer, the inaugural BBQ & Grilling Week presented by Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) sweeps D.C. restaurants with themed menus of grilled, smoked, and spiced dishes from Monday, June 19 through Sunday, June 25. Participating restaurants will offer “Flavors of Summer in the City” themed offerings for $11, $22, or $33, varied by location, making the week the perfect chance to satisfy cookout cravings. See more info about locations here

Tuesday, June 20

20th anniversary of RENT: In 1996, an original rock musical by a little-known composer opened on Broadway...and forever changed the landscape of American theatre. Two decades later, Jonathan Larson’s RENT continues to speak loudly and defiantly to audiences across generations and all over the world. And now, this Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning masterpiece returns to the stage in a vibrant 20th anniversary touring production, making a stop in D.C. from June 20-June 25. National Theatre, 1321 Pennsylvania Ave NW, 6:30 p.m., $48-$103

U2 The Joshua Tree Tour 2017: It’s been called ‘the tour of the year’ and the band are set to take The Joshua Tree Tour 2017 to Mexico and South America this year. But before they do that, they are gracing our fair city, to play their biggest hits from "With or Without You" to "Where the Streets Have No Name." FedExField, 1600 FedEx Way, Landover, Maryland, 7 p.m. $120-$800

Wednesday, June 21

Home Runs for Horton's Kids: Horton's Kids will host the 9th Annual Home Runs for Horton's Kids at Nationals Park. The event will feature the opportunity to take batting practice from home plate, play catch in the outfield, race President Teddy and much more. All of the proceeds will support Horton's Kids, a social change organization providing academic support, youth development and health and basic needs services to one of the most violent and under-resourced communities in southeast D.C. Nationals Park,1500 S Capitol St., SE, 6 p.m., $250, admission is free for children under 14

Dreams to Reality -- A Vision Boarding Workshop: As the summer begins, embrace the warm weather with a night to pause and dive deep into your plans, visions, dreams, and goals for the near and distant future. With guidance from artist Kim Pendelton, craft your ideal day, year, and lifestyle and create a vision board for your future. Art supplies, wine, snacks, and a little magic will be provided. The Lemon Collective, 3015 Georgia Avenue, NW, 7 p.m., $25

Thursday, June 22

The Second City's Almost Accurate Guide to America -- Divided We Stand: Who better to comment on the state of our nation than the comedians who mock it best? The Second City returns for another summer of uproarious irreverence in The Second City's Almost Accurate Guide to America: Divided We Stand. You may think you know America, but if the last year has taught us anything, it's that there are many different Americas to get to know. Alas, there is still one thing the blue states and red states share--the need for a good laugh! Cast includes Angela Alise, Ryan Asher, Tyler Davis, Katie Kershaw, Chucho Perez, and Ross Taylor. The Kennedy Center, 2700 F St. NW, 8 p.m., $49-$69

Pours & S'mores: Grab a custom Devils Backbone skewer and make artisanal s’mores over an open flame on the patio at the Dirty Habit in Hotel Monaco. Expand your palate, with an array of selections for you to try! Hotel Monaco, 700 F St. NW, 5 p.m. , free

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