Thursday, June 26, 6 p.m.
Divas Night: Homage to Kenyan Women in Music
Smithsonian Folklife Festival, The National Mall
This weekend kicks off the annual Smithsonian Folklife Festival, which highlights the traditions and customs of cultures throughout the world. Up next to the world’s stage? China and Kenya. Folklife can be a lot to handle—we’d recommend checking out an evening concert, such as Thursday night’s tribute to Kenya’s women musicians.
Deal nearby: Georgia Brown's
Thursday, June 26, 6:30 p.m.
Marion Barry Book Signing
Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th St. NW
Marion Barry might be the most controversial figure in DC history, but he’s also one of the most pivotal. Now, the Ward 8 councilman and four-term mayor is telling his side of the story in a new autobiography, appropriately titled Mayor for Life. The man, the myth, and the legend will discuss his memoir at Busboys and Poets.
Deal nearby: Fast Gourmet
Friday, June 27, 8 p.m.
SpeakeasyDC's Story Showdown
Dance Place, 3225 8th St, NE
SpeakeasyDC’s Story Showdown is a spoof on The Price is Right, letting audience members play along with the troupe’s live storytelling. Lucky contestants can play six different games, like guessing the correct ending of a story or keeping track of every number that’s mentioned. Sound like fun? Then “come on down” to one of SpeakeasyDC’s most popular events.
Deal nearby: Peaches Kitchen & Restaurant
Saturday, June 28, 9:00 p.m.
No Scrubs: 90's Dance Party
930 Club, 930 V St., NW
Don’t go chasing waterfalls, please stick to the dance parties and nightclubs that you’re used to. DJs Will Eastman and Brian Billion are familiar faces around these parts, and for good reason—they’re hella fly. This weekend is the return of the most popular, longest running 90s dance party in the District.
Deal nearby: Camino Real Restaurant
Sunday, June 29, 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
OverEasy – Ladies Tea Dance
Dodge City, 917 U St, NW
Not ready for the weekend to be over? Look no further than OverEasy. This chilled-out event combines DJ sets, day drinking, and grilling—the perfect way to ease back into the workweek.
Deal nearby: Amani ya Juu