Thursday, June 12, 6:30 p.m.
Yacht Rock Revue
The Hamilton, 600 14th St, NW
Yacht rock: Noun. Adult-contemporary music popular in the late 1970s and early 1980s, characterized by the smooth sounds of Steely Dan, Kenny Loggins, and Hall & Oates. Yacht Rock Revue: The number one yacht rock tribute band and the perfect way to ease into the weekend. Put on your boat shoes and sail down to the Hamilton for this live act.
Deal nearby: Georgia Brown's
Friday, June 13, 8:00 p.m.
Nat Geo After Dark
National Geographic Society, 1600 M St, NW
Grab your pith helmet and channel your inner Dr. Livingston at the National Geographic Society, which is staying open late for partygoers at this annual affair. Get a drink, scope out the exhibits, listen to talks from Nat Geo Explorers, and catch a DJ set. Then explore the outdoor courtyard, where you’ll find food trucks and more fun.
Deal nearby: Sacrificial Lamb Kabobs & Wraps
Saturday, June 14, 12:00 p.m.
The Union BBQ
Union Market, 1309 5th St, NE
Union Market continues its streak of strong summer offerings by teaming up with U Street Music Hall to bring a who’s who of DJs—including Jamie XX, Animal Collective’s Geologist & Deakin, and Will Eastman—to the market for an all-day jam-fest. The BBQ will feature food from Toki Underground, El Rey, 13th Street Meats and more, and the market’s mix of artisan vendors will be open as well.
Deal nearby: Peaches Kitchen & Restaurant
Saturday, June 14, 9:30 p.m.
Hill Country Barbeque, 410 7th St, NW
Hill Country is best known for its Texas barbeque (we recommend the brisket wet), but another reason it’s a DC favorite is their (often free) live music offerings. Saturday brings Portland, ME, roots music ensemble Tumbling Bones, fresh off a tour of Ireland, to the Hill Country stage. Focusing on bluegrass and early 20th century folk music, Tumbling Bones bring top-notch musicianship to a mix of original songs and traditional numbers.
Deal nearby: Mehak Indian Cuisine
Saturday and Sunday, June 14 and 15
Father’s Day Weekend at Mount Vernon
3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Hwy., Alexandria, VA
Celebrate Pop with the father of our nation at George Washington’s home of Mount Vernon. A Washington impersonator will be hand to talk about his role in the founding of our country (and pose for pictures). Afterwards, there’s a special barbeque menu at the Mount Vernon Inn.
Deal nearby: The Light Horse