Thursday, March 27, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Discover Your Wine Style

DCanter, 545 8th Street SE

We deserve better than three-buck Chuck. DCanter guide us through the vast array of wine out there to establish what we enjoy the most. Forty bones might seem like a bit much when we can just scoop up some $3.99 Three Wishes on our next trip to the Whole Foods salad bar, but we have a feeling knowing we prefer merlot to pinot will stick with us for years.

Deal nearby: Las Placitas

Friday, March 28, 7 p.m.
Michio Kaku

Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Avenue NW

The dude who cofounded string theory will explain to you how telekinesis and dream-recording could maybe, possibly, eventually become reality while discussing his latest book, The Future of the Mind: The Scientific Quest to Understand, Enhance, and Empower the Mind. Sounds like a dream to us.

Deal nearby: Slate Wine + Bistro

Saturday, March 29, 8:30 p.m.

Black Cat, 1811 14th Street NW

Fairweather fit in squarely with the emocore swell of the early 2000s: The Virginia-based band released two albums on Equal Vision Records and toured with the likes of Thursday, Brand New and Saves the Day. It reunites tonight for the first time since 2011 to support a new album, with Black Clouds, J. Robbins and Highness.

Deal nearby: Fast Gourmet

Sunday, March 30, 4:30 p.m.
Northern Lights

National Gallery of Art, 6th and Constitution Avenue NW

The 1970’s-era Northern Lights is a glorified retelling of the Nonpartisan League, a grassroots populist movement in the north Midwest in first quarter of the century. Things get dramatic when the League, representing farmers, organizes against overbearing bankers and out-of-state corporations.

Deal nearby: Peaches Kitchen & Restaurant