Thursday, August 22, 6 p.m.
The Chuck Brown Birthday Bash Celebration
Howard Theatre, 620 T St., NW
Go-go legend Chuck Brown passed away last year, but his legacy continues with the legendary annual Chuck Brown Birthday Show at the Howard Theatre. The Chuck Brown All-Star Band are set to play at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20.
Friday, August 23, 9 p.m.
No Scrubs '90s Dance Party
9:30 Club, 815 V St., NW
Fans of 1990s music, it’s time to put on your Hypercolor t-shirts and pony up $15 for this summer’s edition of No Scrubs dance party. It’s the area’s largest and longest running '90s night, and crowds keep packing the 9:30 Club to get down to 2Pac, Nirvana, Spice Girls, TLC, Marky Mark et al. Macarena, anyone?
Friday, August 23, 10:30 p.m.
Cody McGuire Set at Tree House Lounge
Tree House Lounge, 1006 Florida Ave., NE
New venue Tree House Lounge near H Street showcases live music on the regular, and on Thursday, Virginia singer-songwriter and banjo champ Cody McGuire will hit the stage. Tickets are just $8 for this show.
Saturday, August 24, 8 a.m. to
National Action to Realize the Dream March
Lincoln Memorial, National Mall
One of the things we dig about living in DC is being so close to events that reshaped the world. On Saturday, you can retrace Martin Luther King Jr.’s historic steps in honor of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington at the National Action to Realize the Dream rally and march.
Sunday, August 24, 1 p.m.
Eventide, 3165 Wilson Blvd., Arlington
We haven’t been to Hawaii, but we’re pretty sure a pig roast on a rooftop in Clarendon is pretty equivalent, right? Eventide restaurant is pulling out all the stops for its end-of-summer luau on Sunday, and it sounds like a good time. A $39 ticket includes two drink tickets for Even Tai cocktails or Kona lager, all the Hawaiian roasted pig, ceviche, coconut carrot salad and braised pulled chicken you can fit in your piehole... and a few obligatory “lei-d” jokes.