Though it’s been a U.S. territory for more than a century and a state since 1959, Hawaii remains an archipelago unto itself: 2,400 miles west of San Francisco, the small chain of volcanic islands in the middle of the Pacific Ocean is a remote world of exquisite beauty unique from the rest of our country. So how do we get there? The National Air and Space Museum guides viewers through the history of plane travel to and from the islands in its latest exhibition, “Hawaii by Air,” which features photographs, newspaper clippings, fragments of old planes, and full-scale models that detail the evolution of the aircraft. Read more >>> The exhibition is on view daily, 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., to July 31, 2015 at the National Air and Space Museum, Independence Avenue and Sixth Street SW. Free. (202) 633-2214.


Cuba Libre is offering rum specials throughout the month, including four new flights and other food and drink specials. Among the flights: a mojito flight, a rum flight, a ceviche flight, and a mojito and ceviche flight—each priced between $12 and $19. Coming up on August 15 and 16, the restaurant will also offer rums from its 90-bottle collection at half price during happy hour from 5 to 7 p.m. Cuba Libre, 801 9th St. NW. (202) 408-1600. (Jessica Sidman)


Local experimental music acts Good Willsmith, Sugarm, Insect Factory, and Radiator Greys perform at Union Arts. Find more details on Facebook. 8 p.m. at 411 New York Ave. NE. $7 suggested donation.

New York rock group Hooray for Earth plays the Black Cat Backstage with Brooklyn noise pop act Grooms. 8 p.m. at 1811 14th St. NW. $12.

Maryland musician Phil Wiggins and his band performs Piedmont blues from the Chesapeake Bay as part of the Library of Congress’ Homegrown concert series. Noon at 10 1st St. SE. Free.

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