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Ten Under $10
Take your pick of savants, soccer, and seersucker for cheap entertainment
Author Christopher Hitchens is at Politics and Prose Thursday to discuss his new book, Hitch 22: A Memoir. The provocative author of God Is Not Great talks about his first 60 years, family, and mission in life. Free; 7 PM.
Grab a blanket and head to Gateway Park Friday for a trip back to the ’90s and a screening of John Waters’s teen-musical comedy, Cry-Baby. The film is part of the 2010 Rossyln Outdoor Film Festival, where the theme is I Love the ’90s. Free; begins at dusk.
Need to cool off? The Hilton Embassy Row is hosting an old-fashioned pool party Saturday from 1 to 9. The Swim Meet includes food, drinks, music, views of Dupont Circle, and of course, plenty of water. Cover is $10, with free admission and lunch from 1 to 2.
Take a bicycle ride, and look fancy, too, with Dandies and Quaintrelles’ Seersucker Bike Ride at Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens Saturday. The course for this high-style tour will be e-mailed to you once you register (free) here. The event begins at 3:30.
Saturday, DC9 hosts its one-of-a-kind Nerd Nite, an evening of drinking, presentations, and, well, nerds. Listen to three short, funny presentations covering the spectrum of nerdiness—including a discussion on genetically modified animals, the mystery of Wall Street derivatives, and fun facts about primates. Tickets are $10, and the show begins at 6:30.
Head to the Black Cat Saturday for Mousetrap, the club’s monthly Britpop dance night. DJ Mark Zimin blends everything from the Smiths to Blur for this Washington mainstay. Tickets are $10; the event begins at 9:30.
Actress Pam Grier discusses and signs her memoir, Foxy: My Life in Three Acts at Busboys and Poets’ 14th and V streets location Sunday. The actress has appeared in seminal films since the 1970s, including a string of blaxploitation movies, which led her to work with Quentin Tarantino in Jackie Brown. She now has a recurring role on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. Free. 6 PM
As part of its “In the Realm of the Buddha” gallery-talk series, the Sackler Gallery hosts Khenchen Rinpoché, founder of the Tibetan Meditation Center. In a Sunday discussion called “Awakening the Mind,” he’ll talk about the path to mental purification through Tantric meditation. Free; 2 PM.