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Explore the mind-bending sci-fi worlds and infinite 3D geometric patterns at Fractal Worlds by Julius Horsthuis, a new immersive art exhibition at ARTECHOUSE. (Image: Courtesy ARTECHOUSE)
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Out and About: Rum dinners, chocolate tours and pole vaulting... oh my!

Monday, August 13

The Color Purple: The 2016 Tony Award winner for Best Musical Revival is playing at the Kennedy Center through August 26. Don’t miss this stunning re-imagining of an epic story about a young woman’s journey to love and triumph in the American South. It’s the musical sensation that New York Magazine calls “one of the greatest revivals ever.” Tickets start at $79.

The La Rifa Chocolate Tour: From seed to bar, Daniel Reza Barrientos, founder of Mexico City’s La Rifa Chocolatería, will taste you through an explanation of what cacao is, where it comes from, and how it’s turned into chocolate. Tickets ($35) include a Pre-Hispanic cold, water-based cacao drink, a chocolate truffe, a cacao seed and an Espita cocktail made with cacao.

Tuesday, August 14

Rum Dinner: Join Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar for an intimate rum dinner with Brugal Rum from the Dominican Republic. Sit down to an evening of fine dining, educational imbibing and a fun night of learning all about rum and how it became the most popular spirit in the colonial days of early America. Tickets are $85 per person and include tax and gratuity.

Wednesday, August 15

Fractal Worlds: Explore the mind-bending sci-fi worlds and infinite 3D geometric patterns at Fractal Worlds by Julius Horsthuis, a new immersive art exhibition at ARTECHOUSE. Comprised of three installations and eight virtual reality stations, the exhibition is a visual journey of discovery powered by math, technology and infinite geometric patterns. On display through September 30, open daily from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Tickets are $15.

Wednesday at the Wharf: Wednesday is no longer the most average day of the week thanks to Wednesday at The Wharf. This free summer concert series brings live music to Transit Pier every Wednesday, and this week is bringing Dixie Power Trio to a pier near you. Free to attend.

Beginner Pole Vaulting: Join DC Fray and DC Vault for some fun and a private lesson with expert vaulters. This outdoor pole vaulting training center is used for training everything from entry level through elite athletes. You’ll be shown the basic fundamentals of pole vaulting while learning how to carry, run, and plant a vaulting pole, how to swing and turn using high rings and ropes, and finally, how to jump into a vault mat and clear a low bar. Tickets are $15.

Thursday, August 16

Under 35 Museum Night: Explore Ford's Theatre after hours with young history and arts fans. Meet the Under 35 staff and learn their favorite parts of the Ford’s Theatre story. Come see this historic site in a brand new light! Tickets are $18 and include two complimentary drink tickets for sponsored beer and wine.

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