Things to Do

Things to Do in DC This Week July 6-8: Once, Imagine Dragons, and Pat Benatar

Here are the best events around town.

Imagine Dragons performs in Washington this week. Photo courtesy Chuff Media.


MUSIC: Just when you thought you were finally getting “Radioactive” out of your brain, Imagine Dragons comes to DC’s Verizon Center with their Smoke + Mirrors tour. The band won a 2013 Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance, so it’s bound to be a great show. 7:30 PM, $29.50 to $69.50.

THEATER: Will love be rekindled? Carey Mulligan and Bill Nighy star in Skylight, a Tony Award-winning production about lost love and desire. Catch the live broadcast of the play at the Sidney Harman Hall. 7:30 PM, $16 to $20.


THEATER: With eight Tony Awards under its belt, Once is based on the eponymous 2007 film, which you might remember as the source for that wedding-friendly song “Falling Slowly.” Instrumentalists perform live on stage at the Kennedy Center for this tale about a street musician and a Czech woman who create music together and dabble in love. 7:30 PM, $65 to $160.

MUSIC: Mudhoney, alongside Nirvana and Soundgarden, is credited with leading the Seattle grunge boom of 25 years ago. Unlike the others, however, they’ve kept playing together for all these years. Catch ’em over at the Black Cat. 7:30 PM, $16.


MUSIC: Music legend Pat Benatar shares the stage with hubby/guitarist Neil Giraldo. Married for more than 30 years, the pair will likely produce some killer music together at the Warner Theatre. 8 PM, $43 to $93.

MUSIC: Former Wu Tang Clan members Raekwon and Ghostface Killah are repping for the ‘90s at the Fillmore. Though a few of their colleagues are missing, these two are enough to give you a hit of nostalgia. 8 PM, $27.50.