Friday, June 5: Tonight marks the kickoff of the Duke Ellington Jazz Festival. This tribute to one of Washington’s music legends is now in its fifth year. Local and international jazz artists converge to play concerts at venues around the city. This year’s festival is themed Celebrating New Orleans, and you can get a full schedule and tickets (many of the events are free) here.
Want more? Free paella, 80s movies, an art happy hour, and lots more are in this weekend's nightlife guide.
>> Get the full guide here.