Thursday, July 3, 8:30 p.m.
DC9, 1940 9th St, NW
Electronic art-rockers Hundred Waters have a solid buzz going after touring with the likes of Alt-J, the XX, and Skrillex. On Thursday the Pitchfork-approved act plays the intimate upstairs space at DC9. Marian McLaughlin opens. Pro-tip: We’d advise snagging tickets in advance – this one’s liable to sell out.
Deal nearby: Fast Gourmet
Friday, July 4, 11:45 a.m. to 10 p.m.
The National Mall
It’s the Fourth of July. You know what to do. Feel like braving the crowds? This year’s A Capital Fourth concert features music from John Williams (obviously) as well as Frankie Valli, Patti Labelle, and more. Pro-tip: Fireworks start when it gets dark—but we’d get there before that to nab a good seat.
Deal nearby: Georgia Brown's
Saturday, July 5, 8 p.m.
Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H Street, NE
Award-winning actress Nancy Robinette stars in this dark comedy from absurdist master Samuel Beckett. Happy Days has been running at H Street’s Atlas Performing Arts Center throughout the past month, but Saturday is your last chance to see the show before it closes.
Deal nearby: The Pretzel Bakery
Saturday, July 5, 9 p.m.
Dan St. Germain
Black Cat, 1811 14th St, NW
The Black Cat Summer Comedy Series continues with a stand-up appearance from funnyman Dan St. Germain, who’s appeared everywhere from Late Night with Jimmy Fallon to John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show. Saturday’s show benefits We Are Family, a nonprofit bringing services, advocacy, and companionship to seniors in Shaw, Columbia Heights, Adams Morgan, and throughout DC.
Deal nearby: Amani ya Juu
Sunday July 6, noon – 5 p.m.
Free Community Day
National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1250 New York Ave, NW
The first Sunday of the month is Free Community Day at the National Museum of Women in the Arts. That makes it is a great chance to explore the permanent collection and rotating exhibits of this often-overlooked gem.
Deal nearby: Irish Channel Restaurant & Pub