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!
Flo Anito @ Veterans Park – (Free, 6:00 pm) We love outdoor concerts. We love them even more when they’re free. Be sure to check out BGR The Burger Joint nearby (off Wisconsin and Fairmont Ave) if you’re hungry afterwards.
Rusted Root and the Wailers – ($30, 7:00 pm) For those of us too young to have seen the man himself in concert, The Wailers will be performing Bob Marley’s “Legend” in its entirety.
The Torches, Puff Pieces, and Flamers @ Comet Ping Pong – (Free, 9:00 pm) Check out local acts The Torches, Puff Pieces, and Flamers at Comet Ping Pong for local music, pizza, and of course ping-pong.
Free Outdoor Movies— Here’s your next date night idea. Or you can go solo and feel a little bit better about yourself because you made it outside…and your Netflix relationship doesn’t seem as committed. For all outdoor movies this summer check out our Free Outdoor Movie Guide.
- Monster’s University @ Mosaic Film’s in the Park
- Office Space @ Rosslyn Outdoor Film Festival
- Mr. Smith Goes to Washington @ Golden Cinema Series
White Ford Bronco @ Howard Theatre — ($12.50, 10:30 pm) DC’s guilty pleasure all-90’s party band is playing at the Howard at 10:30 pm. For all on-the-brink of 21 adults out there who very much experienced the 90’s to some extent, this is your chance to rage in memory of your chokers and butterfly hair clips.
Jazz in the Garden @ National Gallery Sculpture Garden – (Free, 5:00 pm) Maybe you’re feeling a little fancy and cultured this weekend. Showcase your hoity toity inner self.
Zomb0y w/ Cookie Monsta @ 9:30 Club – ($20, 10:00 pm) British EDM producer Zomboy stops by DC’s 930 Club in support of his new album The Outbreak.
Ballyhoo! with Kill Lincoln, Knolly Moles, and Wise Eyes @ Fillmore Silver Spring– ($15, 8:00 pm) Maryland natives Ballyhoo! blend rock, reggae, and punk for the perfect summer sound. Kick off your summer right with them.
Drop Electric, The Walking Sticks, The Raised by Wolves @ Howard Theater – ($15, 7:00 pm) Great music and genuinely awesome people. Here’s our entertaining interview/First Listen with The Walking Sticks, The Raised by Wolves, and Drop Electric so you can properly do your research beforehand.
More Outdoor Movies – If you cannot get enough of free outdoor movies here are two more chances to catch a film.
The Conformist [Il conformista] – ($12, 3:30 pm) Directed by Bernardo Bertolucci this masterpiece is about Marcello Clerici who’s obsession with normality leads him to join fascist politics. Following the screening Vittorio Storaro, the cinematographer of the film will participate in a Q&A session. Stoaro has won three Oscars for Best Cinematography, for the films Apocalypse Now, Reds, and The Last Emperor.
Washington Improv Theater: Road Show! — ($15, 7:30 pm) The description warns that there will be highly inappropriate material as everything is unscripted. Funny people are good, funny people without filters are our favorite.
Reggie Watts @ Tour de Fat – (Free, 4:00 pm) It’s an all day event but show up at 4:00 pm to see Reggie Watts. Also, be sure to read up and check out our interview with him.
Outputmessage, Paperhaus, and The Effects at The Lot @ Atlantic Plumbing – (Free, 7:00 pm) Union Kitchen, DCDIT, and DCist present the first event at Atlantic Plumbing. Event starts at 5 pm, music starts at 7 pm.
Underground Comedy @ Grand Central – (Free, 8:00 pm) Not looking forward to the coming week? Forget your troubles for a bit with this free comedy show.
Klezmer Brunch – ($30, 10:30 am) Sunday is for brunching so listen to music from the Music Pilgrim Trio and eat a kosher brunch buffet.
Spring Solos Art Shows @ ACC – (Free, 1:00 pm) Up your culture game with this exhibition of 7 awesome artists. Featuring mediums ranging from oil paints to mold spores, there should be something for just about everyone.
A League of Their Own @ Stonebridge Summer Movie Nights – (Free, 7:00 pm) One last movie to cap off your weekend.