Need a break from poster sessions and speakers? If you've exhausted your hotel's pay-per-view options and want something more fulfilling than Thai takeout, check out these five nighttime events during APA's 2011 Annual Convention.
APAGS Rooftop Social
When/where: Aug. 4, 7 p.m., at APA headquarters
Address: 750 First St., N.E., Washington, D.C.
Metro: Union Station
Munch on appetizers, meet fellow graduate students and enjoy the striking view of the nearby U.S. Capitol at this APAGS-sponsored event.
When/where: Aug. 4-7, 7:30 p.m., at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
Address: 2700 F St., N.W., Washington, D.C.
Metro: Foggy Bottom/George Washington University. Look for signs for the free Kennedy Center Shuttle bus to the left as you exit the Metro escalator.
An Evening at the Newseum
When/where: Friday, Aug. 5, 8 p.m.
Address: 555 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Washington D.C.
Metro: Archives-Navy Memorial/Penn Quarter Station
Tour Washington's interactive museum devoted to the newsgathering process during a special APA event. Highlights include a gallery of news coverage of Sept. 11, an exhibit on Hurricane Katrina and a collection of Pulitzer Prize-winning photographs. Reserve a $15 ticket today.
Rosslyn Outdoor Movie Festival
When/where: Friday, Aug. 5, at dusk
Address: Gateway Park (near Key Bridge) 1300 Lee Highway, Arlington, VA
Pack a picnic and enjoy the stars as you watch "Hot Rod," a stuntman comedy starring Andy Samberg and Will Arnett. (Free).
D.C. United versus Toronto FC
When/where: Saturday, Aug. 6, 7:30 p.m., Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium.
Address: 2400 East Capitol St. SE, Washington, D.C.
Kick back and support Washington's Major League Soccer team at this historic sports venue, former home to the Washington Redskins and the Washington Senators baseball team. Tickets run from $21 to $63.