Not to be confused with the amazing Fox TV show, the Capital Fringe Festival -- an assortment of offbeat theater, music and art -- is bigger than ever, with 140 performing arts groups and 800 individual performances over 18 days. Approximately 70 percent of the revenue from ticket sales goes to performing arts groups in the festival. The festival, now in its sixth year, runs through July 24 at various venues in D.C., but the core is based at Fort Fringe, 607 New York Ave. NW. Tickets are $17 for each show, plus a one-time purchase of a $7 Fringe button. Think of it as a service fee. Call 866-811-4111 or visit capitalfringe.org for full schedule and tickets.