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!
Peter Frampton @ The Lincoln Theatre – ($75, 6:30 pm, all ages) If you’re too young to drink, you’re too young to have seen rock star Peter Frampton in his heyday. But that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy his stuff now. Plus, it’ll give you and your parents something to talk about.
Chad Sugg (Backseat Goodbye) @ Jammin Java – ($15, 8:00 pm, all ages) You might remember Chad Sugg by his stage name, Backseat Goodbye. He’ll be playing his pop-folk music at Jammin Java along with Rookie of the Year, Summit, and Christopher Graham.
Pour Your Art Out – (free, 12:00 pm, all ages) Support young, local artists by coming out to a cool art exhibition at the Pepco Edison Place Gallery and checking out some work by teen art apprentices around the city.
Chronixx & The Zincfence Redemption @ Howard Theatre – ($30, 6:00 pm, all ages) Chronixx, aka Jamar McNaughton, wrote his first song “Rice Grain” at the age of five. Sixteen years later, he’s bringing his cool Jamaican jams to D.C. Get tickets and give his stuff a listen.
Chicago @ Martin Luther King Jr. Library – (free, 6:00 pm, all ages) Chicago is about two showgirl murderesses trying to make bail in 1920s Chicago. If you know the words, come and sing along. If you don’t know the words, try to sing along anyway.
The Muppets @ NoMa Summer Screen – (free, sundown, all ages) Who doesn’t love the Muppets? People without souls, that’s who. If your soul is intact, come out to this free screening of their 2011 movie and bring snacks — or bring cash and nosh on food truck food.
Joshua Scott Jones @ Jammin Java – ($12, 8:00 pm, all ages) Joshua Scott Jones makes up half of the hit country group Steel Magnolia. He and his partner Meghan Linsey won CMT’s “Can You Duet” competition, and has had four singles in the Top 30. See him s0lo tonight at Jammin’ Java.
King Soul @ Bethesda Summer Concert Series – (free, 6:00 pm, all ages) Get your weekly dose of soul music in with a free concert by King Soul at Bethesda’s Summer Concert Series. The show starts at 6 pm in Veterans Park.
Kitten @ Rock & Roll Hotel – ($15, 7:00 pm, all ages) Come hear acclaimed indie pop group Kitten, headed by frontwoman Chloe Chaidez, who’s been playing the bass since she was ten years old. Check her and her bandmates out at Rock & Roll Hotel tonight.
Jim Jefferies @ 9:30 Club ($37.50 7:00 pm, 18+) – Australian comic Jim Jefferies has been taking the world of comedy by storm with his charming-yet-offensive material. See him perform in close quarters at the 9:30 Club tonight.
Anapolis Irish Festival ($15, 4:o0 pm, all ages) – Love Irish culture? Or maybe just love to eat, drink (nonalcoholic beverages) and dance? Visit the 4th Annual Annapolis Irish Festival for all the Irish food, music and tradition you can handle.
The Morrison Brothers Band @ 9:30 Club ($20, 8:30 pm, 18+) – D.C.’s Morrison Brothers Band brings its country rock music to the 9:30 Club after a summer of touring the country. They’ve opened for Maggie Rose, Leon Russell, Frankie Ballard and more.
No BS! Brass Band @ The Hamilton Live ($14, 7:00 pm, all ages) – Richmond, VA’s 10 piece brass band is heading to D.C. to unleash a dose of New Orleans jazz and dance. When was the last time you heard a full brass band perform? It’s probably been too long.
Petworth Community Market (free, 9:00 am, all ages) – Love farmers’ markets? Visit Petworth Community Market at 9th and Upshur Streets and peruse local fruits, vegetables, baked goods, trinkets, and more, all harvested or crafted by local farmers and artisans.
Carnival at the Farm ($7, 6:30 pm, all ages) – Old City Farm and Guild is hosting a carnival night, complete with live music, sword-swallowing, fire breathing and belly dancing. Bring along a picnic lunch (or eat at the gathered food trucks) and enjoy the show.
Summer Book Sale @ SW DC Public Library (free, 1:30 pm, all ages) – Stuck on what to read this summer? Drop by the Southwest DC Public Library and check out their big summer book sale. All books are buy one get one free, and most books are $1 or less. Stock up your personal library on the cheap!
The Original Wailers @ The Howard Theatre ($25, 6:00 pm, all ages) – Remember Bob Marley and The Wailers? Well, The Wailers are back in action 35 years later, keeping all of Marley’s jams alive with their slick reggae rock skills.
Neon Trees @ 9:30 Club ($25, 7:00 pm, all ages) – Everyone knows the Neon Trees for their peppy, fast-paced, earworm music. Smallpools and British group Nightmare & The Cat open.