Thursday, June 3
We tried to get tickets to Passion Pit, too—and failed. So you won’t get to hear the Reeling live, but maybe the Velvet Lounge will spin it during its DJ set with Taxlo. The show starts at 11. Get advanced tickets ($10) here.
Stop by the Black Cat to see the Caribbean, a group that rose from the ashes of two obscure Washington-area bands—the Townies and Smart Went Crazy. The band is playing backstage with Small Sur at 9, and tickets are $8. Click here for more information.
Friday, June 4
Relive the cubicle angst of Peter Gibbons with a free screening of Office Space at Gateway Park. The film, part of Rosslyn’s I Love the ’90s series, starts at dusk—bring a blanket and a printer to smash.
No Kings Collective and Readyset DC come together for a great art bazaar and music event called Activation 440 at the Josephine (440 Rhode Island Ave., NW). Artists in the free show include Kelly Towles, Gaia, and Ky’Leigh Wilson. Music is provided by DJ Phil Real and DJ Fleg. Click here to RSVP—and if you miss Friday’s event, catch it again Saturday. Both days, the show runs from 5 to 10.
The Pittsburgh-based soul DJ Gordy G is at Little Miss Whiskey’s tonight for its Moneytown event, which includes a guest DJ, dancing. beer specials, and a barbecue chef to the tiny speakeasy. There’s no cover, and the event starts at 10. Click here for more information.
Saturday, June 5
The Washington Project for the Arts is hosting the WPArade, a lineup of performers, musicians, and visual artists start. The group starts at noon at Half and M streets, Southeast, and travels to N Street, Southeast, stopping along the way for performances. There’s an after-party at the Bullpen until 3. For more information, click here.
Learn about go-go dancing’s West African origins at the Anacostia Community Museum. Charles Stephenson, Jr. and Kip Lornell, co-authors of The Beat! Go-Go Music From Washington, D.C., are leading a discussion and demonstration about the music genre. Other guests include choreographer/dancer Melvin Deal and musicians Thirtytwo and Go-Go Mickey of Rare Essence. The free discussion starts at 1. Click here for more details.
Head to Busboys and Poets’ Fifth and K streets, Northwest, location for Poetry on the Patio night. Poet in Residence Holly Bass will read some of her work. The free event starts at 9. For more information, click here.
Sunday, June 6
Wind down Sunday with The Wild Swans, a Danish film based on the fairytale by Hans Christian Andersen. You probably remember the story—a princess has to rescue her 11 brothers from an evil spell that turns them into swans. The film is at the National Gallery of Art at 4:30 pm and is free.
Fiber artist Consuelo Jiménez Underwood, who has been creating pieces for more than 30 years, is discussing her work, which reflects on her memories of indigenous people throughout the Americas. The artist’s talk is free and starts at 3 in the Grand Salon of the Renwick Gallery.