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27 July 2022

DCIST: 13 Virtual And IRL Things to do Around D.C. This Weekend

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TAKE THE STAGE: Magic is in the air at the National Building Museum: Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream has begun its six-week run in the museum. Starting this weekend, the museum is pulling back the curtain on the production with an interactive tour that lets you take the stage yourself. (National Building Museum; daily at 1 p.m.; $10)


THE CRYSTAL CASINO BAND: It may be 2022, but does peak Tumblr-era indie rock — The Strokes, Arctic Monkeys, Vampire Weekend — ever really get old? If your (correct) answer to that question is a resounding no, head to Union Stage this Friday to catch local outfit The Crystal Casino Band, who follow in the great indie rock tradition with a surf sensibility. (Union Stage; 7 p.m.; $15)

BEBEL GILBERTO: Bebel Gilberto got the good genes. The daughter of bossa nova king João Gilberto and Brazilian singer Miúcha, Bebel has made a name for herself with her silky voice and modern bossa songs. Her gentle bossas and sambas are perfect company for a warm summer evening spent at the 9:30 Club. (9:30 Club; 8 p.m.; $40)

MORE: Sammie Standoff (Baker’s Daughter; July 15 through August 15; $10); The Woman in White(National Gallery of Art; 1 p.m.; FREE); NaLa Friday at the Park (Long Bridge Park; 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.; FREE); Jack Johnson (Merriweather Post Pavilion; 6 p.m.; $51.50+); Madams of DC (Willard Intercontinental; 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.; $25); I Am Not Your Negro (Eaton DC; 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.; $5+); El Milagro Verde (Songbyrd Music House; 7 p.m.; $13); Elvis’ Birthday Fight Club (GALA Hispanic Theatre; 7 p.m. and 10 p.m.; $30+); Signals Midwest (Pie Shop 7:30; $15); Chestnut Grove (Pearl Street Warehouse; 8 p.m.; FREECapital Fringe (Georgetown, various times all weekend; $15)


LATINO CONSERVATION WEEK: Latino Conservation Week, which was created in 2014 by the Hispanic Access Foundation, is all about nurturing the next generation of environmentalists. Bring your budding environmental stewards to Wheaton Regional Park for the kick-off festival, which will feature food trucks and free Zumba. Festivities continue all week at Montgomery County parks. (Montgomery Parks; July 16 through 24; FREE)

GET JAZZY: Prince George’s County is getting jazzy this weekend with the Lake Arbor Jazz Festival, now in its 12th year. Contemporary jazz and groove acts Karen Linette, Nathan Mitchell, Eric Darius and Down to the Bone will take the Mitchellville stage this year. They share the bill with War, the legendary band behind funk hits like “Low Rider” and “Why Can’t We Be Friends?” (Lake Arbor Community Center Grounds; 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.; $75+)

NSFW: How does a young, ambitious woman navigate the politics of a toxic workplace before anything resembling a #MeToo movement has taken place? That’s what Isabel Kaplan’s debut novel explores. She’ll discuss her book, which is being lauded by critics, with the Washington Post’s Alexandra Petri at Politics & Prose. (Politics & Prose; 3 p.m.; FREE)

DISTRITO MUSIC FEST: Every year, Distrito Music Fest pulls from the best of Latin American talent to curate an eclectic, energetic music festival that takes place in the District. This year’s event is at Howard Theatre. On the roster are Puerto Rican metal band Puya, Bolivian pop rockers Octavia, local Latin rock band Perro Sombra, and more. (Howard Theatre; 4 p.m.; $35+)

I AM ANACOSTIA: Having debuted for the first time in 2013, the interactive theater performance I Am Anacosta is back. Created by Anacostia resident John Johnson, the play is a living work of art that evolves alongside the community it reflects. See the latest iteration of I Am Anacostia this weekend at Anacostia Arts Center, when it will be performed for one night only. (Anacostia Arts Center; 7 p.m.; $5)

SOUND OF MUSIC SING-A-LONG: The hills of Vienna are coming alive with the sound of music — Vienna, Virginia, not Austria, that is. This July 16 going on 17, Wolf Trap’s Filene Center invites you to attend a screening of The Sound of Music, and sing your heart out from your seats. Bring a friend, wear a costume, and you just might discover one of your new favorite things. (Filene Center; 7 p.m.; $27)

MORE: Truck Touch (RFK Lot 8; 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.; FREE); International Story Fest (Shepherd Park Neighborhood Library; 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.; FREE); National Landing Market (2661 S. Clark Street; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; FREE); Girls Rock! Showcase (Black Cat; 11 a.m. $10+); South Capitol Block Party(Novel South Capitol; 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.; FREE); Summer Jazz Festival (Kreeger Museum; 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.; $25); Laura Marano (Union Stage; 7 p.m.; $20+); A Queer Comedy (Capital Fringe Festival; 7:15 p.m.; $15); The Dollytrots (Pie Shop; 7:30; $20); Gina Brillon (Silver Spring Black Box Theatre; 8 p.m.; $25+)


SOUTH ASIAN FILM FESTIVAL: Journey into the world of South Asian Cinema this weekend when the D.C. South Asian Film Festival hits the Wheaton Mall screen. From the existential journey of self discovery in Who Am I to the turbulent journey of trying to get pregnant in Conception, the weekend’s lineup has something for all. (Wheaton; Saturday and Sunday; $20+)

JIMMIE VAUGHAN: Grab your cowboy boots and get ready to twirl. Grammy award winning blues guitarist Jimmie Vaughan comes from Austin, Texas to the Hamilton Live this Sunday. Vaughan’s storied career dates back to 1965, but he’s still making country blues that’s impossible to stand still to. (The Hamilton Live; 6:30 p.m.; $30+)

OUTDOOR YOGA: Take a break from the deadlines, the news, and the bills with a free Vinyasa yoga class. This Oasis Yoga class is the first in a free four week series of yoga classes hosted at the Gateway Green in Crystal City. (Gateway Green; 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.; FREE)

A SUPREME HISTORY: Take a moment this weekend to cherish the sweet melodies and harmonies of The Supremes, the fabulous Motown girl group that launched Diana Ross’s career. Washington DC History and Culture’s Robert Kelleman will take you through the history of The Supremes in this virtual lecture and discussion. Tune in again on Thursday to hear about Ross’s iconic 1983 Central Park concert. (Virtual; 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.; FREE)

MORE: Architectural Photography Tour (4th Street and Madison Drive NW; 8:30 a.m.; $89); Black Lions, Roman Wolves (National Gallery of Art; 2 p.m.; FREE); Mambo Night (Hill Center at Old Naval Hospital; 4 p.m.; $18); Father (Union Stage; 7 p.m.; $17); Goodnight, Texas (Songbyrd Music House; 7 p.m.; $13); Watchhouse (9:30 Club; 7 p.m.; $35)

Written by Ella Feldman for DCist

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