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Things to Do in DC This Week June 8-10: Florence + The Machine, NKOTB, and Don Quixote

Here are the best events around town.
Florence + The Machine performs at Merriweather this week. Photo courtesy I.M.P.

MONDAY, JUNE 8

MUSIC: Guitarist Nils Lofgren visits the Birchmere to celebrate more than 45 years in the music industry. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and member of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band has decades of material to pull from for his performance, including tracks from his several solo albums: Silver Linings, Sacred Angel, and others. 7:30 PM. $49.50.

DRINK: Start the week off with a very special happy hour at Cantina Marina. Drink cocktails made with Tito’s Vodka knowing it’s all for a good cause; 100 percent of the proceeds go to the Washington Animal Rescue League. It gets better: Puppies will be in attendance. 5 to 8 PM, $25.

TUESDAY, JUNE 9

BALLET: The Royal Ballet, Great Britain’s premiere ballet company, returns to the Kennedy Center for a production of Don Quixote. The troupe offers seven performances through Sunday, June 14. 7:30 PM, $30 to $155.

MUSIC: The Merriweather Post Pavilion welcomes Florence + The Machine to perform the band’s most popular hits. The indie rock group is on tour promoting its third studio album, How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful–currently the number one album in the UK. 8 PM, $45 to $65.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10

MUSIC: Jordan Knight, Jonathan Knight, Joey McIntyre, Danny Wood, and Donnie Wahlberg reunite for the New Kids on the Block’s The Main Event tour, proving that they’ve still got it. R&B duo TLC and rapper Nelly open the show at the Verizon Center. 7 PM, $79.50 to $109.50.

MUSIC: Famed quartet the Manhattan Transfer brings its harmonies to the Birchmere. The Grammy Award-winning group’s blend of jazz, pop, and R&B tunes has endured for nearly 40 years. $59.50, 7:30 PM.

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