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I’ve decided to do an alcohol-free April. It’s made a lot of things interesting, one of which is not the majority of people. But after you get the whole “this would be so much more fun if I were drunk” mentality, you get to actually assess the true quality of events. Here is a list of things that I’ll even go to during alcohol-free April though they would probably be even that much more fun if I were drunk. God I can’t wait for May 1st.

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Start your night out with My Favorite Dress, BYT, and The AV Club’s New Pornographers listening party with free albums and drink specials followed by girl-on-girl DJing at St. Ex.

Then you have a big decision to make:  The Points @ DC9 or Double Dagger, Future Islands, and Ed Schrader at the Black Cat backstage. What are you going to do hot shot?


Future Islands (this song makes me feel so many feelings)


The Points


Well compared to how awesome Thursday, Saturday and Sunday are, Friday kinda blows. But let me tell you how to fix that.

There is nothing really that I want to do except:

1.  see Jennifer Coolidge (Stifler’s Mom and the best part of countless Christopher Guest movies) at the Arlington Cinema & Draft House.

2. hang out at Dodge City, located in the old Kingpin owned by its neighbor, Velvet Lounge.

3. and crash house parties.

or you can just SHROOM.


Before anything, grab a poncho at CVS and a cheeseburger at BGR, Five Guys, or that new Organic Burger place on Connecticut and then head over to Sweetlife Festival at the Dupont Sweet Green, for an Earth Day pre-party featuring US Royalty, Phil Ade, The Love Language, Matt Hemerlein, and  a Hot Chip DJ set.

You can try an offer poncho concealed sexual favors to ticket holders in line at the insane sold out XX and Hot Chip show, or you could support our dear friends at All Our Noise who present Volume @ Paper Sun featuring Lightfoot, True Womanhood, Weekends, Gay Blades, Ava Luna, and Cop Magnet.

And why not go for broke and hit up Hometown Heroes at Trinidad & Tobago club house with Fort Knox 5, Farid, and Chris Burns. You’re rain and sweat soaked poncho will now double as a slip ‘n slide.


The artists at 52 O St are holding open studios, I highly recommend going in order to check out the space, the work, and the artists themselves.

18th Street Lounge celebrates it’s 15th anniversary by packing every nook and cranny with talent, including of course, Thievery Corporation.

For a very different night, crush some slices (plural) of Dangerously Delicious Pies and then go see Richmond’s finest Municipal Waste destroy the Rock & Roll Hotel.

End your night making love while listening to Bat Out Of Hell II: Back Into Hell.