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Out & About
The silly and the sophisticated will blend seamlessly at Wolf Trap's Filene Center this weekend with “Bugs Bunny on Broadway,” as a live performance by the National Symphony Orchestra accompanies classic clips of Bugs Bunny cartoons projected onto large screens. 8:30 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday. Tickets $18 to 42. 1551 Trap Road, Vienna. 877/965-3872.
Head off into the sunset tomorrow to see “A Fistful of Dollars” in Rosslyn at “Hang ‘em High,” the Clint Eastwood outdoor summer film festival. The famous spaghetti Western begins at dusk, but don your best cowboy duds and come early for the best dressed contest. The Eastwood series continues through the end of August at two locations: Fridays at Gateway Park, 1300 Lee Highway in Rosslyn, and Mondays at 18th and South Bell Street in Crystal City. Free. 703/522-6628.
Landscapes like no other
The Art League’s “Near and Beyond” International Landscape Show opens Wednesday and promises to take gallery goers to places they never thought possible, all thanks to a few strokes of the paintbrush. Artists from across the globe will enter their works into this competition juried by Ted Cooper. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday through Sept. 3. 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703/683-1780.
Old School Rock
Legendary rockers the B-52’s will blast their way to the stage at the Wolf Trap Filene Center on Wednesday, blaring their classic hits “Love Shack” and “Rock Lobster.” 8 p.m. $25 to $40. 1551 Trap Road, Vienna. 877/965-3872.
The Phillips Collection makes the most of its summer extended hours with Thursday night “gallery talks,” and tonight’s explores a remarkable find: a signed oil on canvas, “On the Hudson at Newburgh,” by American artist Gifford Beal, that had been hidden beneath Beal’s “Parade of Elephants” for more than 75 years. Follow the discovery trail with Elizabeth Steele, head of conservation at the Phillips, at 6 and 7 p.m. The $10 to $12 charge includes admission to the current exhibition on American impressionism. 1600 21st St. NW. 202/387-2151.
Virgin Mobile is giving rock fans the ultimate chance to hear some of their favorite bands at a two-day festival celebrating all things rock starting Saturday at Pimlico Race Course. The Smashing Pumpkins will take the stage along with Incubus, Modest Mouse, the Wu Tang Clan, Ben Harper and others. 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Aug. 4-5. Single tickets are $97.50 to $250, two-day tickets $175 to $450. 5201 Park Heights Ave., Baltimore. 410/542-9400.
Sample the region’s top tables, and do it on a budget. That’s the promise of Washington Restaurant Week, which allows diners to enjoy three-course, prix-fixe menus at more than 160 eateries for a comparative song: $20.07 for lunch and $30.07 for dinner. Try Zola, IndeBleu, Mio, Oyamel, Rasika, Zaytinya and dozens of others, Monday through Aug. 12. The sponsors, the DC Convention and Tourism Corp. and Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington, have posted a complete list of participating eateries at restaurantweekdc.org.
— Gordon Van Owen and Suzanna Logan
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