Thursday, July 17, 5:30 p.m.
Queens of the Stone Age with St. Vincent
Merriweather Post Pavilion, 10475 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, MD
Unlike the bulk of their 90s counterparts – Queens of the Stone Age has stood the test of time (and are still pretty awesome, too). The hard-rock super-group takes the stage at Merriweather Post Pavilion. Opening for QOTSA is indie darling and critical favorite St. Vincent, who can shred alongside the best of ‘em.
Deal nearby: El Gavilan Restaurant
Friday, July 18, 7 p.m. – Saturday, July 19 8 p.m.
25 Hours for 25 Years
DC Arts Center, 2438 18th St., NW
Adams Morgan stalwarts DCAC are celebrating their 25th birthday with an uncurated show lasting 25 consecutive hours, meaning that from 7 p.m. Friday to 8 p.m. Saturday, any artist can come and hang their work – for free – as long as they stay alongside it in the gallery. Meanwhile, performances and happenings will be going on throughout the space. At the end of it all, it turns into a party with drinks, DJs, and dancing.
Deal nearby: Meskerem Ethiopian Restaurant
Saturday, July 19, noon – 6 p.m.
DC BRGR Bash
945 Florida Ave., NW
Ten local restaurants compete for the prize of best burger in the metro area. Your ticket gets you “not-so-mini” versions of five of the burgers, plus games, live music, and $5 beers from DC Brau, New Belgium, and Atlas Brew Works. Pro-tip: bring a friend and get the two-person, ten-burger pass for maximum meaty goodness.
Deal nearby: Fast Gourmet
Sunday, July 20, 2 p.m.
The Hip “Hop”: An Old School Hip Hop Bar Crawl
U Street, NW
Now in its 7th year, The Hip Hop will have you hopping from bar to bar along U St. for drink specials and old school hip hop spun by the city’s best DJs. The pub crawl starts at Duffy’s, before heading to Lounge of Three, Tap and Parlour, Solly’s, Newtown, and Pure.
Deal nearby: Camino Real Restaurant