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Chef Ryan Ratino has partnered with D'Artagnan to host a special "all duck" dinner experience at Bresca. (Image: Rey Lopez)

Out and About: 10 events to jump start your week

Monday, May 20

The Best of the D.C. Boys Choir: Following their recent tour to South Africa, Music Director, Eleanor Stewart and the D.C. Boys Choir, will present a program of original works and arrangements especially for boys choir. This includes classical works, spirituals, contemporary popular works, songs from South Africa and jazz classics by Washington's own Duke Ellington. Free to attend.

Tuesday, May 21

NSO Pops with Michael Bolton: The Grammy Award winner joins the NSO for a one-night-only concert. From “When a Man Loves a Woman” to “How Am I Supposed to Live Without You” and more, Michael Bolton’s time, love, and tenderness have created the soundtrack of our lives. Join this evening of timeless hits and a musical journey through pop, rock, soul, standards, and even classical, specially arranged for symphony orchestra. Tickets start at $29.

Elevate Outside: We just tried this workout for the first time this weekend at SweatCon, and it KICKED.OUR.BUTTS! Try a free, outdoor, 60-minute HIIT class with founder David Magida on the field near the Waterfront Metro. Free to attend.

Story Time at Union Market: Join Politics and Prose at Union Market for a reading of "I Really Want to See you Grandma," by Taro Gomi. Leave it to bestselling author-illustrator Taro Gomi to spin an action-packed story that sweetly, and humorously, celebrates the powerful grandparent-child bond. Free to attend.

Adams Morgan Movie Night: Don't miss the opening night of the space-themed 2019 edition of Adams Morgan Movie Nights. In addition to showing the classic 1998 Bruce Willis/Ben Affleck sci-fi thriller, Armageddon, the hosts of AirSpace, the official podcast of the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum, will be recapping and expanding on one of their favorite episodes that delved into the facts vs. fiction contained in the Michael Bay film. Free to attend.

Wednesday, May 22

Stranger Things Musical Tribute: Renowned composers Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein, known for their pioneering score to the acclaimed series Stranger Things, make their Kennedy Center debut showcasing their lush, retro-leaning sounds. Tickets start at $19.

Women in Wine Dinner: Mother's Day may have passed, but there's never a wrong time to honor strong women! Chef/owners Christophe & Michelle Poteaux of Bastille are offering a five-course $79 prix fixe menu paired with wines made by female winemakers. Enjoy pairings such as Caille farcie grilled quail, pomegranate gastrique and braised greens with a 2016 Touraine Gamay. Tickets are $79.

Duck Dinner: Chef Ryan Ratino has partnered with D'Artagnan to host a special "all duck" dinner experience at Bresca. The menu is a 3-course dinner with duck-centric dishes, such as his signature Duck à la Presse. Reservations are needed and tickets are $85 per person; optional wine pairings for an additional $40.

Laughter Yoga: Laughter Yoga is a practice of intentional laughter. Mix it with stretching and pranayama, or yogic breathing, and you have the makings of stress relief and joy. Free to attend.

Thursday, May 23

Daybreaker DC: The global morning movement that inspires us all to wake up and dance is back with more thumpin' beats—just in time for the outdoor flower power of spring! Yoga from 6 to 7 a.m. is followed by a full-throttle dance party from 7 to 9 a.m. on the Roof Terrace. Tickets start at $20.