TOP 5 FOR WEDNESDAY, JULY 18
1. "Shut Up And Play The Hits" At AFI Silver Spring
Last April James Murphy decided to end LCD Soundsystem at the top of their game. They played one last show at Madison Square Garden. This documentary chronicles that show and just why Murphy decided to kill the band after only three records. Sadly, this one only plays for one night. 9:30 p.m., all ages, $7 to $11.50, screenings also at E Street (sold out) and AMC Loews Georgetown
2. Story League At Busboys And Poets
SM Shrake events are always a good time. What makes this one special is host Dave Hill (and here's HuffPost's interview with Hill). The soft spoken comic and all around entertaining person has a lot to teach D.C.'s entertainers. 9 p.m., all ages, $10
3. United Colors Of AIDS Opening At Embassy Of Argentina
This show of acrylic paintings by Fabián H. Ríos Rubino runs in conjunction with the XIX International AIDS Conference and the exhibition of the AIDS Quilt. 6:30 p.m., 21+, no cover
4. "Shut Up And Play The Hits" After Party At Velvet Lounge
The Beats On Repeat party spins music from DFA (James Murphy's label) so in honor of tonight's screenings they'll playing "The Hits." For the music fan who would rather dance than sit. 9 p.m., 21+, no cover
5. Wilco At Wolf Trap
The six-piece is back for one more night. We rarely recommend more than one night of any band, but Wilco will probably play a different set. Any band that can perform their entire catalogue tends to mix things up from gig to gig. 8 p.m., all ages, $35 to $45
TOP 5 FOR THE NEXT 5 DAYS
Thursday, July 19
Friends With Benefits Summer Fling at The Studio Theatre
Thinking about becoming a patron of the arts? You might as well do it and meet some other new patrons. Enjoy a cocktail reception and a performance of "Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson." Theater can be fun and young.
Friday, July 20
"Once a Gangster" at Freer Sackler Gallery
The Smithsonian's help make this city an excellent place for film buffs. This screening is part of the Freer Sackler's 17th Annual Hong Kong Film Festival. A gangster parody film comedy. Don't be scared by subtitles.
Saturday, July 21
Girls Rock at The Dunes
This pro-music organization encourages girls to pick up a guitar and rock out. Occasionally they encourage girls to stand behind the decks and get the people to dance. This event is for the latter. Local DJs will teach and inspire future dance sensations the 1s and 2s.
Sunday, July 22
2nd Annual Ethiopian Festival at Veterans Plaza Silver Spring
A free, all day celebration of music, food, fashion, arts and crafts from Ethiopia.
Monday, July 23
A Conversation with Phil Donahue and screening of "Body of War" at Lutheran Church of Reformation
Journalist and talk show host Donahue co-directed this documentary about the current face of war. An eye-opening film about Tomas Young, a 25-year-old soldier who was paralyzed from a bullet to his spine in Iraq.