Jungle Fever has hosted a myriad of forward-thinking special guests from the breezy, Norfolk-based production duo Sunny & Gabe to the Brooklyn-based hip-hop and club producer Brenmar. But the pinnacle of the party is always the creators themselves, the D.C.-based duo Mista Selecta and Mane Squeeze. The two DJs are like sonic soulmates—always in sync behind the decks and steadfast on a mission to flaunt the worldly sounds of the District. Mista Selecta and Mane Squeeze launched Jungle Fever back in 2013 with the simple purpose of uniting party people who yearned to break a sweat and dance to a different kind of beat. And with that, the duo have created an undeniable good time with a rousing soundtrack of sexy reggae riddims, mid-tempo moombahton, raucous club music, and everything else in between. Read more>>> Jungle Fever begins at 10 p.m. at U Street Music Hall, 1115 U St. NW. $10. (202) 588-1889. ustreetmusichall.com. (Casey Embert)
It’s opening night for Chloe in Navy Yard. Chef Haidar Karoum’s first solo restaurant has a menu with plenty to choose for vegetarians and it folds in flavors from around the world. Don’t skip the masa soup with poached duck egg, guajillo chilies, cotija cheese, fried garlic, and lime ($13) or the sheep’s milk ricotta with grilled house-made bread, raw honey, rosemary, and olive oil ($11). No dish on the menu surpasses $26. Dinner is served starting at 5 p.m. Chloe, 1331 4th St. SE, restaurantchloe.com. (Laura Hayes)
OH AND ALSO
Friday: Soul and blues vocalist Catherine Russell and jazz guitarist John Pizzarelli perform a salute to Frank Sinatra and Billie Holiday at the Strathmore’s Music Center. 8 p.m. at 5301 Tuckerman Ln., North Bethesda. $40–$95.
Friday: Rapper Lightshow performs at the Fillmore Silver Spring. 8 p.m. at 8656 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. $25.
Saturday: For comedy fans of a certain age and disposition, there is little funnier than the deadpan hijinks of Police Squad!’s Lt. Frank Drebin. Played with the straightest of faces by former matinee star Leslie Nielsen, Lt. Drebin pratfalls his way through three Naked Gun films, a franchise built upon punny wordplay, hackneyed sight gags, and cringe-worthy geopolitical setups. And yet, the middle school humorist in me finds something new to laugh at every time I have an excuse to watch one of these absurdist masterpieces. The excuse for this showing is that the master curators at Suns Cinema have decided to include the original Naked Gun as a part of its crime-oriented January programming. Drebin isn’t the only comedy man included—the Dude and Ace Ventura find him in good company—but for my money, he is the most endearing, a well-intentioned man out of time who’ll do anything the job demands of him. That means protecting the Queen of England from a brainwashed Reggie Jackson, placing himself in compromising positions to save Barbara Bush from uncertain doom, or even the occasional swim in raw sewage. He loves it. Read more>>> The Naked Gun screens at 8 p.m. at Suns Cinema, 3107 Mt. Pleasant St. NW. $5. sunscinema.com. (Matt Siblo)
Saturday: Iconic hip-hop artist Biz Markie hosts an ’80s vs ’90s dance party at the Fillmore Silver Spring. 8 p.m. at 8656 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. $15.50.
Saturday: Chris Rock brings his legendary comedic stylings to DAR Constitution Hall. 8 p.m. at 1776 D St. NW. $88.
Sunday: Sylvia Plath, who committed suicide when she was 30 years old, is known for her stark, fatalistic poetry. But the National Portrait Gallery paints a different picture of the poet we have come to think of as a quintessential tortured artist. Photographed smiling on a beach or happily posing with husband, Ted Hughes, she seems the picture of happiness, and such artifacts as her Girl Scouts uniform, Royal typewriter, and even a lock of hair are displayed as if they were the icons of a literary saint. It may be best to skip the interactive installation that makes use of glass bell jars (an on-the-nose reference to her famous novel) and recordings of Plath reading her poems. Yet on the whole, One Life is a fascinating portrait of Plath, one we may not recognize from her bleak words. Read more>>> The exhibit is on view daily 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. to May 20, 2018 at the National Portrait Gallery, 8th and F streets NW. Free. (202) 633-8300. npg.si.edu. (Pat Padua)
Sunday: The 9:30 Club hosts mass guitar concert Boat Burning: Music for 100 Guitars. 8 p.m. at 815 V St. NW. $25.
Sunday: Go-go band Junkyard Band performs at U Street Music Hall. 7 p.m. at 1115 U St. NW. $15.
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