Hey, Ponies! We hope you’re having a yummy National Lollipop Day! Remember when you were younger and the treat for being well-behaved at the bank was a lollipop? After a long week, it’s time to reward yourself. Check out our recommendations and then go out on the town! In the meantime, indulge in a hard, sticky, sweet lollipop. Say, ponies—how many licks does it take?
- The Bentzen Ball Podcast Studio: How to Be Amazing with Michael Ian Black featuring special guest DeRay Mckesson of Pod Save America at The Kennedy Center. Read our interview with Michael Ian Black.
- Pretty Boy Blue Book Talk and Signing is at Busboys & Poets.
- Wiggin’ Out – A Nice Jewish Boys Happy Hour is at TRADE.
- All Good Presents the Hip Abduction at UHall.
- Check out Brew at the Zoo.
- also: The Jane Krakowski & Tituss Burgess with the National Symphony Orchestra Pops show at the Kennedy Center is sold out but we have to recommend it. The second hand ticket market exists for shows like this.
- Kendrick Lamar is at Verizon Center.
- Jazz in the Parks is at the Sculpture Garden.
- The Bentzen Ball Podcast Studio: Reductress presents Mouth Time! at The Kennedy Center. Read our interview with Mouth Time.
Hustle: Disco Dance is at Green Lantern.
- PJ Harvey is at Wolf Trap.
- Trans and Genderqueer Game Night is at Center Trans.
- Sister Hazel is at 9:30.
- Truckeroo #3 2017 is at The Bullpen.
- Bear Happy Hour: Bearaoke is at Town.
- Faded Fridays is at VitaLounge.
- The POV Lounge consistently has great, free shows. Tonight is no exception with Eau Claire.
- The National Education March is at The Mall.
- Lionize is at DC9.
- The Bentzen Ball Podcast Studio: Mortified is at The Kennedy Center.
- The Ivy Project presents OHANA, a Summer Luau, at Big Chief.
- Mega DC is at Echostage.
- Holisti Happy Hour is in Silver Spring.
- Fat Tire presents Tour de Fat DC with Vintage Trouble.
- Those Kilted Bastards is at The DC Eagle.
- Supa Soaka is at The Madison House.
- TempTation presents: NEON
- River Otters Pirate Booze Cruise is at the Georgetown Waterfront, tickets are required.
- BarkHappy DC: Game Day Pawty is at Bluejacket Brewery.
- Storytelling Workshop for Trans Youth is at The Peace House.
- Thurston Moore, formerly of one of the fucking greatest bands ever Sonic Youth is at Rock and Roll Hotel.
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