While it’s difficult to believe, not everyone is 21+. The not yet a girl/boy, not yet a woman/man people deserve to have fun. Here’s a useful guide to the weekend fun for all the 18-20 year-old people. Fun fact: you don’t have to be 18-20 to enjoy these things! Also, check out our agenda for LOTS OF OTHER THINGS TO DO!
Bleachers w/ Misterwives @ 9:30 ($20, 7:00pm, all ages) – Jack Antonoff (of Fun./Steel Train) takes his solo project to the 9:30 for two days of Jersey-inspired indie rock. Wednesday is sold out so make sure to catch him tonight.
Guardians of the Galaxy (PG-13, playing in theaters D.C.-wide) – If you haven’t seen James Gunn’s superhero action-kitsch flick yet, tonight should be the night to change that.
The Last Resort Comedy Show (free, 8:30 pm, all ages) – You don’t need to partake in the brews at Old Dominion Brewhouse’s weekly roundup of local comedians to get into this free show.
Happy Hour @ Tackle Box (4-7 pm Monday-Friday)- Who says Happy Hour has to be alcohol-fueled? Georgetown’s Tackle Box offers $3 fried calamari and $1 oysters.
Pree w/ Adron and Lies About @ Black Cat ($10, 8:00 pm, all ages)- Folk-dabbling pop darling Karen Pree and band will be holding their record release party, featuring Adron and Lies About on Wednesday. Fans of Sara Bareilles and Ingrid Michaelson will enjoy Pree’s nuanced vocal style.
Spoon w/ Hamilton Leithauser @ Lincoln Theatre (tickets going for $62 on StubHub, 6:30 pm, all ages)- Indie rock legends Spoon will be in the midst of their three night sold-out run of seated shows at the Lincoln. The Walkmen frontman Hamilton Leithauser is supporting. Leithauser is touring to promote Black Hours, his first solo LP. It’s not bad.
Screening of Children 404 @ Angelika Pop-Up at Union Market ($10.50, 6:30pm, all ages) –“Children 404” is an in-depth look at the current climate against LGBTQ youth in Russia under Vladimir Putin’s government. The documentary screening will be followed by a panel discussion with the Human Rights Campaign.
Fujiya & Miyagi w/ Zorch @ Rock & Roll Hotel ($12 in advance/ $15 day of show, 7:00 pm, all ages) – Synth-soaked experimental pop trio Fujiya & Miyagi will take over Rock & Roll Hotel for a night that will cater to LCD Soundsystem fans.
Happy Hour @ Chef Geoff’s – All four Chef Geoff’s locations offer Happy Hour all day on Monday and Tuesday and from 3-7 from Wednesday thru Sunday. Deals include $9.00 gourmet pizzas and massive burgers starting at $6.50.
Jamie xx @ 9:30 ($20, 10:00 pm, all ages) – Atmospheric-electro producer Jamie xx (of the xx) will be spinning the late-night shift at the 9:30.
Screening of Aerial America: Wilderness @ Museum of Natural History’s Baird Auditorium (free, 6:00 pm, all ages) – The Museum of Natural History will be hosting the premiere of the new Smithsonian Channel special, Aerial America: Wilderness, which will be followed by a Q+A with writer and producer Alicia Greene.
Adopt Force One (free, 11:00 am, all ages)- The Washington Humane Society’s mobile adoption center will be stationed at the Ronald Reagan Building at Woodrow Wilson Plaza, filled with adoptable animals in need of attention.
Ed Sheeran @ Merriweather Post Pavilion (tickets start at $40, 6:00 pm, all ages)- If you’re a #teen, you probably already know that Ed Sheeran will be performing at Merriweather. If you’re not a teen, you can still go. It’s okay.
Hardcore Punk House Show: Coke Bust, Unholy Thoughts, Modern Problems, The Defense, Sam Hastro ($7, 7:00 pm, all ages) – This is part house party, part punk show, and all antithesis of Ed Sheeran, which is also happening today. Go with the expectation of getting punched in the face.
Forrest Gump in IMAX @ AMC Loews Georgetown – Finally, a remastered version of Forrest Gump will be released in IMAX for a week only. We didn’t know we were waiting for this either.
Stu Larsen @ Jammin Java ($15, 7:30 pm, all ages) – Singer-songwriter Australian folkster Stu Larsen will take up post at Jammin Java for what should be a pretty chill night.
Gina Matchitt: Being There @ Artisphere (free, 12:00 pm, all ages) – New Zealand artist Gina Matchitt combines two mediums as she literally weaves photographs of tourists in D.C. together.