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Things to Do in DC This Weekend June 4-7: Judy Blume, Jonny Grave, and Free Museums in Dupont

Here are the best events around town.

Judy Blume comes to Washington on June 4 to promote her new book.


BOOKS: Judy Blume discusses her latest book, In the Unlikely Event, at Sixth & I. In the adult fiction novel, she transports readers back to the ‘50s, chronicling the life of a family that’s struggling to overcome tragic events. NPR’s Linda Holmes hosts the event, and the admission cost includes a book. $28 to $45, 7 PM.

MUSIC: Country group Jonny Grave & the Tombstones joins Human Country Jukebox and Sligo Creek Stompers at The Hamilton. They’ll perform original songs, as well as favorites by Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, and more. Bust out your cowboy boots. Dancing is expected. $15, 7:30 PM.


FILM: Flashback Fridays aren’t only for social media. It’s also the name of Union Market’s movie series, which returns this year with four film favorites, including Jurassic Park and Pretty Woman, throughout the month of June. Moviegoers can drive in and park to watch the films. Pedestrians and bikers are also welcome. $10, 8 PM.

DANCE: Step Afrika! celebrates 20 years of dancing with a series of performances at Howard University’s Ira Aldridge Theater. The troupe merges stepping with the South African Gumboot dance, which requires performers to make music and groove simultaneously. $20 to $42.50, 8 PM shows on Friday and Saturday, matinee performances on Saturday and Sunday.


DRINK: Listen to jazz, admire arts and crafts, and sip on Maryland wines at the Annapolis Arts, Crafts, and Wine Festival at the Navy Marine Corps Stadium. The two-day festival includes live performances and an area for kids–all at a short distance away from historic Annapolis. $30, 10 AM.

FASHION: Impeccable garments represent seven decades of fashion from the Marjorie Merriweather Post collection. The “Ingénue to Icon exhibit at the Hillwood Museum includes dresses, hats, gloves, and outerwear that once belonged to the prominent socialite. $18 donation, Tuesday to Sunday 10 AM to 5 PM.


MUSEUMS: The Dupont-Kalorama Museum Walk gives Washingtonians a chance to visit museums for free. The 32nd annual event welcomes visitors to the Heurich House Museum, the National Museum of American Jewish Military History, the Woodrow Wilson House, and other area landmarks. Free, 11 AM to 4 PM.

CULTURE: Strathmore transports visitors to the Caribbean basin during its Colors of the Caribbean event. This family-friendly event, celebrating the culture of 42 countries and territories, features food tastings, arts and crafts, dance workshops, and performances. Free, 11 AM to 4 PM.

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