Friday, August 19, 2011

Weekend Filter: Sinners and Saints Edition

The best of the creative, fun and fabulous this weekend.


Tonight, Amel Larrieux makes a return trip to The Park's Unplugged stage.  As always, you should get on the guest list.

If you are looking for something a little more low-key where you can catch up with friends (and actually hear them) or chill with your man, check out Jazz in the Garden.  This free weekly event at the National Gallery of Art is less about the music and more about relaxing at the end of a long week and people-watching around the main fountain.  There will be more guys there than you might think.  Tripped out there with a friend and a new acquaintance last week over a pitcher of the museum's overpriced sangria.  Bring a blanket to sit on, and know that if you try to BYOB, it might get confiscated.


Saved and single?  Or love being around those who fit that description?  Cool.  You might want to check out Alfred Street Baptist Church's CAYA (a unique ministry focused on adults ages 21-40) Rooftop Party at the Beacon Hotel.  Their events for young adults at the church always draw quite a crowd, and I've heard positive things about this particular social.  There won't be any event-sanctioned alcohol, but there will be a DJ and a performance by Black Alley, a band that's in residence at Bar 7 on Thursdays.  Tickets purchased online are $10; $20 at the door.

I already mentioned the Blak Fantasy masquerade and concert at BloomBars. 


I can't say that I'm down with the idea of a bar crawl on the Lord's day, but if that's your thing, I won't judge.  The annual U Street hip-hop bar crawl starts at 1 PM at Tabaq Bistro and ends sometime after 7 at Queen Makeda.  That's a real drinking marathon for ya.  Promise me that you'll leave the driving to Metro.  Or the Circulator.

The Atlas Theater in Northeast has been hosting a retrospective of Spike Lee's work all summer long.  Sunday's selection is School Daze!  Can't you already hear the Jigaboo vs. Wannabe song now?  Tickets are only $2 online.  

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