Thursday, May 1, 4 p.m.
Hill Country Backyard Barbecue

National Building Museum West Lawn, 401 F Street NW

Downtown smoked-meat purveyors Hill Country will move its operations to the west lawn of the National Building Museum for its 2014 “backyard barbeque.” Enjoy cocktails, Texas-style BBQ, and Shiner Bock while sampling the sounds of The Floorboards, an Appalachian roots rock ensemble—all for no cover.

Deal nearby: Irish Channel Restaurant and Pub

Friday, May 2, 7:30 p.m.

Fort Fringe, 607 New York Avenue NW

Capital Fringe is an onslaught of messy, independent, and sometimes award-winning theatre – but seeing shows there ain’t cheap: ticket costs are compounded by the requisite purchase of a Fringe button. Take advantage of a pay-what-you-can night (well, starting at $10) for Nero/Pseudo, a glam-rock musical by Arlington’s WSC Avant-Barde troupe that promises “a hot mash-up of ancient history, glam rock, and the politics of celebrity.”

Deal nearby: Mehak Indian Cuisine

Saturday, May 3, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Wild Hand Workspace, 716 Monroe Street NW, Studio 8

Swank, a jewelry pop-up, first showed up at Wild Hand Workspace around the winter holidays. Catch the installation-cum-retail experience on the last day of it springtime 10-day stretch from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Goods by jewelry makers like the bright Rachel Pfeffer Designs and bold Dig Dog Dig will be on sale.

Deal nearby: Las Placitas

Sunday, May 4, 6 p.m.
We Rock so Girls Rock! Benefit Show

U Street Music Hall, 1115 U Street NW

We Rock so Girls Rock! features a slew of local female-fronted groups—Be’la Donna, Black Alley, Margot MacDonald—as well as a smattering of emerging artists and performers. It’s $25, but that cash will ensure that Girls Rock! can continue to, well, teach girls how to rock out through its celebrated weeklong summer camp.

Deal nearby: Fast Gourmet