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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!



Mekong Night Market ($25, 6:00 pm, all ages) Interested in learning a little more about Laotian culture? Legacies of War is hosting a Southeast Asian party, featuring a night market with food, live music, and homemade crafts for sale.

Los Pericos @ The Howard Theatre – ($40, 7:00 pm, all ages) Los Pericos has been playing since 1987, finding success across the globe — though their popularity is largest in their home country of Argentina. They were featured in an episode of Anthony Bourdain’s show “No Reservations.” If Anthony Bourdain likes them, they have to be cool.

The Monster Songs @ Gearbox – ($17, 7:00 pm, all ages)  A part of the Capital Fringe lineup, The Monster Songs features duo Dr. Dour and Peach playing a medley of instruments (including a 10-string guitar) and singing about creepy things like zombies and giant lizards.


Patrizio Buanne @ Howard Theatre – ($38, 6:00 pm, all ages)  You’ve been a fan of Italian pop stars ever since you saw The Lizzie McGuire Movie at a sleepover when you were 10. Now’s your chance to see a real international Italian superstar. See Patrizio Buanne perform at the Howard Theatre and indulge your childhood fantasies.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower @ NoMa Summer Screen – (free, 6:30 pm, all ages) Coming-of-age stories are always in season. Plus, this film co-stars Emma Watson. Even if you haven’t read the book, your high school friends quoted it enough that it feels like you did.

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Matty B @ The Fillmore – ($46, 7:00 pm, all ages)  Maybe you wanted to be a rapper when you were a kid. Matty B, an 11-year-old rapper from Australia, is living the dream. Check out his set at the Fillmore and envy his success.



The Baseball Project @ The Hamilton Live ($18, 6:30 pm, all ages) Supergroup The Baseball Project is made of R.E.M’s Peter Buck, and Mike Mills, The Young Fresh Fellows’ Scott McCaughey, and Dream Syndicate’s Steve Wynn and Linda Pitmon. Even if you don’t know who any of those people are (which you should), you should still check out their show.

The Bellfuries @ Hill Country’s Backyard Barbecue – (free, 4:00 pm, all ages)  Texas group The Bellfuries are playing at Hill Country’s event on the West Lawn of the National Building Museum. The foursome have been playing rockabilly music together since 1998.

Our Last Night @ Jammin Java – ($15, 6:30 pm, all ages) Post-hardcore group Our Last Night is playing at Jammin Java. The band takes their inspiration from such bands as Rise Against, Taking Back Sunday, and Underoath.



Bethesda Row Summer Sidewalk Sale – (free, 10 am, all ages)  The annual sidewalk sale is your classic festival including live entertainment, an outdoor street bazaar, household and clothing items, and restaurant specials on Bethesda Row.

25 Hours For 25 Years of DCAC – ( $10, 7 pm, all ages) What DCAC calls a “festival of endurance,” any artist will have the opportunity to hang their work in the gallery as long as they stay at DCAC. Following, will be the DCAC Anniversary party.


Jason Trawick Trio @ Hamilton Live – (free, 10:30 pm,  all ages) He’s said to have music ranging from folk to hip hop. Go to the left at The Hamilton and enjoy the laid back, cozy environment and live music.



Big Hush, Yonatan Gat, BRNDA, DJ Ayescold at The Lot @ Atlantic Plumbing – (free, all ages) Union Kitchen, DCDIT, and DCist are presenting this free music event fit with food trucks and a DJ special in between bands.

Technophobia— Cassette Relsease Party w/Void Vision & Curse  @ The Black Cat – ($10, 9 pm, all ages) The Bleeding Hands Remixes Cassette Release Party will be a killer event at The Black Cat.  

DJs Rex Riot and Basscamp @ Rock and Roll Hotel – ($1, 11:30 pm, all ages) Listening to music (obviously) dancing, and being at what has been called “the best EDM show in DC.”



Ha Ha Tonka @ Rock and Roll Hotel – ($15, 8 pm, all ages)  I think you’ll really like them (listen below). They have a Mumford and Sons vibe and ideal for a casual Sunday concert.

Creative Music in DC – Chris Schlarb; Six-Six (Anthony Priog/Luke Stewart); Dave Klinger ($9, 8 pm, all ages) At Union Arts DC, Creative Music works to change the perspective of music and enhance the listening experience. Enjoy the musical performances and challenge your own thoughts.

The Monster Songs – ($17, 10:15, all ages) Musical Theatre & Opera with zombie-hunting. Which will probably bring together the weirdest people in DC.