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The half-life of a meme is shorter than it has ever been and an internet joke usually lasts a few hours, which is why it’s impressive that Turquoise Jeep, a comedic hip-hop crew from Atlanta, has continued to find success. The latest output from the group is Flynt Flossy’s solo album, Internatioknown, where the Turquoise Jeep co-founder asks the audience to “drop it like a discount” and remembers a heartbreak or two. “Call me orange soda cause you crushed my feelings,” he raps on “Orange Soda” in between the longing, smooth vocal choruses of Tummiscratch. Is it silly? Absolutely. But put on a “Flynt Flo$$y is my favorite rapper” t-shirt and go with it because the laughs won’t last forever. Read more >>> Turquoise Jeep performs with Flynt Flossy, Wordspit, and Mike of Doom at 9 p.m. at Rock & Roll Hotel, 1353 H St. NE. $15. (202) 388-7625. rockandrollhoteldc.com. (Justin Weber)
Dot’s Spot is back at BKK Cookshop tomorrow. The Saturday and Sunday, the Southern comfort breakfast pop-up features a citrus bar and nostalgic morning treats like sausage balls and quiche. Visit from 8 a.m. to noon on both days. Though currently in pop-up mode, there’s a chance Dot’s Spot could evolve into something more permanent. Catch it while you can. Dot’s Spot, 1700 New Jersey Ave. NW. facebook.com/dotsspotdc. (Laura Hayes)
OH AND ALSO
Friday: Beloved local funk band Coup Sauvage & The Snips bids farewell to fans with one final show at the Black Cat Backstage. 9 p.m. at 1811 14th St. NW. $10–$12.
Friday: Author Jonathan Safran Foer, best known for his books Everything Is Illuminated and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, reads from his latest novel, Here I Am, at Politics & Prose. 7 p.m. at 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free.
Friday: Long-running post-rock act TONE plays Comet Ping Pong alongside local violinist James Wolf and math rockers Show Pony. 10 p.m. at 5037 Connecticut Ave. NW. $12.
Saturday: The final three nights of DC JazzFest represent its big blowout: a marathon of performances, held outdoors at Yards Park on the Capitol Riverfront. The second day— Saturday—tends to be the money shot and this year is no exception. For one thing, it features the New Century Jazz Quintet, the stellar New York-based unit that won the 2016 festival’s inaugural Jazzprix, its competition for jazz ensembles. Also on the bill are two other young acts that made a big splash in 2016, soul jazz singer/songwriter Kandace Springs and singer and multi-instrumentalist Jacob Collier. Read more >>> The concert begins at 2 p.m. at Yards Park, 355 Water St. SE. $39–$150. (855) 332-7767. dcjazzfest.org. (Michael J. West)
Saturday: Wolf Trap Opera Company and Halcyon Stage collaborate on a new production of Philip Glass‘ Fall of the House of Usher, directed by Septime Webre and featuring CityDance dancers, at Dock 5 @ Union Market. 8:30 p.m. at 1309 5th St. NE. $40.
Saturday: Jermaine Dupri brings his SoSoSUMMER2017 tour to DAR Constitution Hall with sets by The Rap Game and Miss Mulatto. 7 p.m. at 1776 D St. NW. $23–$33.
Sunday: The Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival, per the title, will include plenty of options to satisfy fans of that spicy island flavoring, including demonstrations and a cooking competition, but it’s not strictly a food event. The day-long celebration features an impressive roster of Jamaican reggae acts, Trinidadian soca artists, and a pan-Caribbean mix of storytellers, dancers, and poets. Read more >>> The event begins at 11 a.m. at RFK Stadium, 2400 East Capitol St. SE. $25–$125. dcjerkfestival.com. (Steve Kiviat)
Sunday: New York-based rock band Dead Heavens takes the stage at DC9 with opening acts Hideout and Victor Archie. 8:30 p.m. at 1940 9th St. NW. $10.
Sunday: Close out the weekend at U Street Music Hall, where Toro y Moi plays a DJ set. 10 p.m. at 1115 U St. NW. $15.
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