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One hundred years ago, Irish Republicans launched a rebellion, known as “The Easter Rising,” against the British in an attempt to form an independent nation. A century later, many Irish men and women still question what it means to be Irish against the backdrop of a shared, yet fragmented social history. The Capital Irish Film Festival—now in its 10th year and organized by the Irish arts and culture organization Solas Nua—commemorates this early 20th century insurrection through a series of alternating shorts and features. Read more >>> The festival runs March 3 to March 6 at various venues throughout D.C. Prices vary. (202) 315-1317. solasnua.com/ciff. (Victoria Gaffney)
Dreaming of beaches and palm trees? Head to U Street NW’s new tiki bar Archipelago for your umbrella drink fix. The bar serves about a dozen cocktails, including classics like mai tais and pina coladas, all made with freshly squeezed juices. Don’t miss the “Pineapple of Hospitality,” a rum drink for two that’s served inside a frozen pineapple with a flaming lime on top. A small food menu includes snacks like Chinese BBQ nachos and jerk chicken sandwiches. Read more and see menus on Young & Hungry. Archipelago, 1201 U St. NW. (202) 627-0794.archipelagobardc.com. (Jessica Sidman)
OH AND ALSO
Friday: Songwriter Kiran Ahluwalia plays traditional Indian pieces that incorporate techniques from around the world at the Rosslyn Spectrum Theatre. Read more in our Spring Arts Guide. 8 p.m. at 1611 North Kent St., Arlington. Free.
Friday: Get your groove on with all the other ravers at Echostage when EDM superstar David Guetta performs with Morten. 9 p.m. at 2135 Queens Chapel Road NE. $60.
Friday: Pop duo A Great Big World takes the stage at U Street Music Hall with New York-based rock act Secret Weapons. 7 p.m. at 1115 U St. NW. $25.
Saturday: Punk rock, in its essence, is intended to be a genre of community: a place where outsiders—or anyone, really—can turn to feel like they’re part of a safe, inclusive, like-minded group. Sadly, that’s not always the case. But if the lineup for the inaugural Breakin’ Even Fest—a two-day pop-punk festival at Adams Morgan’s Songbyrd Music House—is any indication, it will be all posi vibes, PBR-soaked high fives, and scream-a-longs. Read more >>> Breakin’ Even Fest runs March 4 to March 5 at Songbyrd Music House and Record Cafe, 2477 18th St. NW. $12–$27.50. (202) 450-2917. songbyrddc.com. (Matt Cohen)
Saturday: The Arthur M. Sackler Gallery opens “Turquoise Mountain,” an exhibition featuring work by Afghan artists whose creative endeavors are supported by the British NGO. Read more in our Spring Arts Guide. 10 a.m. at 1050 Independence Ave. SW. Free.
Saturday: Psych pop performer Zuli plays an intimate show at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue with opening act Sean Croft. 8 p.m. at 600 I St. NW. $10–$12.
Sunday: In 1976, then-12-year-old Philadelphia resident Rennie Harris, inspired by the acrobatic and flashy street dance moves of the Lockers on Soul Train, started his own dance group. Now, decades after Harris popped, locked, and created work with pioneering hip-hop artists like Run-D.M.C., Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, and his own company, Puremovement, he brings his latest entity, Rennie Harris Grass Roots Project, to town. For the past seven years, Harris has instructed University of Colorado dance students; from that experience, he’s created a diverse, Boulder-based entity that builds on his hip-hop roots. Read more >>> The performance begins at 7 p.m. at Dance Place, 3225 8th St. NE. $15–$30. (202) 269-1600. danceplace.org. (Steve Kiviat)
Sunday: Hip-hop act Quantic recently launched a national tour and stops at Tropicalia tonight, performing with R&B vocalist Xenia Rubinos. Between sets, enjoy vinyl mixes from Analog Soul Club. Find more details on Facebook. 7:30 p.m. at 2001 14th St. NW. $15–$18.
Sunday: Close out the weekend with a diverse lineup at 9:30 Club: Experimental rock band Ra Ra Riot joins Baltimore-based pop group Sun Club and queer punk duo PWR BTTM. 7 p.m. at 815 V St. NW. $22.
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