Take 5: Fashion show, Lil Jon, 'Rock of Ages' and more

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Saturday: Kiki DC Fashion Show to benefit Pyramid Atlantic
To Kiki is to party, and that's exactly what is going to be happening at the Fillmore on Saturday.

Kiki DC is the inaugural fashion show fundraiser benefiting Pyramid Atlantic Art Center

"It's an opportunity for artists and designers to create wearable art," said Jose Dominguez, executive director of Pyramid Atlantic. "It's an opportunity for these artists to showcase their work."

Kiki DC will feature a wearable art competition, the works created by more than 25 area designers; beer from Flying Dog; food; DJs; and guests from "Project Runway."

Winners of the art competition will be determined by a panel of celebrity judges.

"It's really about self-expression," said Dominguez. "It's about having the fashion really be an extension of that artist's point of view, that artist's aesthetic, that artist's way of life. It's wearable art."

The Meyenberg Group, a newly established philanthropic foundation, is one of Kiki DC's sponsors.

"With Pyramid Atlantic as our partner, Kiki DC represents our opportunity to invest in arts education for people of all ages," said Matthew Sole, one of the Meyenberg Group founders. "We believe in imagination over knowledge and we believe in inspiring people to create. That's the essence of what makes this valuable."

Money raised from Kiki DC will benefit Pyramid Atlantic, a nonprofit in Silver Spring that provides education, studio space and more for those pursuing the paper arts.

"Our mission is to build communities that give life to paper-making, printmaking and artists books," said Dominguez. "We do that by providing space for artists to create work. We have a lot of resources. We have a whole bunch of tools and space that allow artists the opportunity to create work here."

Info: $50 to $150; kikidc.com

When: 8 p.m.

Through Sunday: 'The Three Musketeers' at Synetic Theater,
The monthlong run of "The Three Musketeers" concludes at Synetic Theater on Sunday. If you've never seen a production by this company based in Crystal City, you're missing out.

Info: $35 to $50; synetictheater.org

When: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday

Friday: Lil Jon at the Huxley
Rapper, DJ and producer Lil Jon will host a party this Friday at the Huxley, one of D.C.'s newest nightclubs.

Info: huxleydc.com

When: 10 p.m.

Friday & Saturday: 'Rock of Ages' at Wolf Trap
Love story meets '80s rock in this rollicking stage show.

Info: $25 to $45; wolftrap.org

When: 8 p.m.

Through Aug. 31: Free Summer Saturdays at the Corcoran
One of the best summer deals in the District every year is the Corcoran Gallery of Art's Free Summer Saturdays. The name pretty much sums it up: free admissions on Saturday this summer through Labor Day weekend. This includes gallery tours, workshops, demonstrations and performances. Special exhibitions include David Levinthal: War Games; War/Photography: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath; and Ellen Harvey: The Alien's Guide to the Ruins of Washington, D.C.

Info: Free; corcoran.org/freesummersaturdays

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Robert Fulton

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