Sometimes the main feature isn't the draw; sometimes the opening act is worth attention on its own. That's the case at the U Street Movie Series at Harrison Field (13th and V streets NW), which will feature "Into the Lime Lite," a 2012 documentary short by local filmmakers from the Institute for Documentary Filmmaking at George Washington University's Documentary Center. The film, which will be screened before the evening's feature movie, "American President," follows local boxer Malik Jackson as he prepares for a match against a tough opponent in the Belfast-Beltway Boxing Classic.

Jackson trains at Lime Lite Boxing & Fitness, a gym in Columbia Heights whose programming is supported entirely by volunteers. He's a two-time Junior Olympics national champion training for the 2016 Olympics.

The event is free, and people are encouraged to bring picnic food. There will be also be a food truck and DJs. The movie will start at sundown, about 7:45 p.m.


If the countdown to Halloween starts more than two months in advance for you, you're in luck. Dust off your scariest costume and head to the Red Palace (1212 H St. NE). The bar will host a monster movie-themed burlesque show featuring Buster's Haunted Stage Shows and Black Tassel Boolesque starting at 9 p.m.

The stuff of nightmares will parade across the stage as Sally the Cinch gives sideshow performances and Lilly Vaudeville gives burlesque performances. Buster Britches will MC the evening with the help of Starlet Scarlet.

RSVP for the show on Facebook to enter a raffle for a free drink ticket. Admission is $10. Red Palace opens at 5 p.m. every day and now serves burgers, sandwiches, appetizers and cupcakes in addition to beer.


Eating food from a truck or a fast-food restaurant at your desk is no way to make a long workday easier or quicker. Today, stand up, walk out the door and stretch your legs on your way to a healthier meal. The Protein Bar, a Chicago-based restaurant offering healthy options for meals and snacks throughout the day, is opening in Penn Quarter at 398 Seventh St. NW.

Among the lunch options are the Protein Bar Buffalo "Bar-rito," made with all-natural chicken or tofu, organic quinoa, blue cheese and house-made vegan buffalo sauce, and the Spinach and Pesto Bowl, also made with chicken or tofu mixed with spinach, basil pesto and Parmesan cheese. Pair your choice with a blended drink such as the Millennium Perk with chocolate protein, espresso protein, your choice of milk, and cocoa malt.