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Heavy Metal Parking Lot 25th Anniversary
AFI screens Jeff Krulik’s classic documentary about the scene outside a Judas Priest concert at Capital Centre.
Why: The filmmakers and a number of original concertgoers will be there to show the recently released follow-up, Heavy Metal Picnic.
When: Fri., 9:30 p.m.
Where: AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center, 8633 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring (301-495-6720). Tickets ($11) online at afi.com.

Matthews Whyte Clothing
What: Dress Pops in nautically inspired clothing and accessories from the local label.
Why: Polo shirts (bright yellow, melon, blue), striped silk ties with sailboats, and belts with sea horses ($25-$68).
When: Order today with priority shipping to receive by Sunday.
Where: Online at matthewswhyte.com.

Belgian Beer Festival
Et Voila holds its first celebration of brews and beer-centric menu items, from Flemish beef stew simmered in dark beer to Hoegaarden ice cream ($2.50-$18).
Why: Daily happy hours with $4 pints and free tastings, plus flights of small-batch Straffe Hendrik Bruges Triple Ale, Grimbergen Blonde Ale, and Kasteel Rouge.
When: Thurs.-Sun., 5-7 p.m.
Where: 5120 MacArthur Blvd. NW, at Dana Pl. (202-237-2300).

901 Restaurant and Bar Opens
The expansive Penn Quarter spot has kegs of local craft beers — like an oatmeal stout — and hearty menu options like mac ’n’ cheese fritters and bison burgers with braised onions on sweet potato buns ($4-$31).
Why: Hit happy hour (Mon.-Fri., 4-7:30 p.m.) for $4 beers, $5 wine, a lump crab pincho, craft beer churrasco, crab cake mini sandwiches, and Angus beef sliders ($5).
When: Regular hours, Sun.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 11 a.m.-midnight.
Where: 901 9th St. NW, at I St. (202-524-4433).

Photo: Courtesy of Heavy Metal Parking Lot

901 9th St NW
@ I St
Washington, DC 20001
5120 MacArthur Blvd NW
@ Dana Pl
Washington, DC 20016
8633 Colesville Rd
Silver Spring, MD 20910