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Kevin Hart’s movies have grossed more than a half-billion dollars in the last two years, he’s in constant demand as an awards show host and commercial pitch man, and he’s in the middle of a tour playing to capacity crowds in arenas all over the country. Hart was even hot enough to squeeze $90 million out of Get Hard, a hokey comedy with Will Ferrell that turned out to be one of the worst reviewed movies of the year. How much bigger can he get, in spite of his oft-discussed short stature? It’s only fitting that his tour is titled “What Now.” Read more >>> Kevin Hart performs at 7 p.m. at Verizon Center, 601 F St. NW. $59.50–$150. (202) 628-3200. verizoncenter.monumentalnetwork.com. (Steve Cavendish)
Kalye, a Filipino street food pop-up, is back at Park View’s EatsPlace beginning tonight. The menu includes dishes like sisig (sizzling grilled pork and chicken liver with chicharon) and pusit (grilled squid marinated in brown sugar and chili sauce). Kalye will serve dinner Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 5:30 to 10 p.m. through January. The pop-up is complemented by EatsPlace’s Drinkubator bar, which serves beer, wine, shaved ice, and more until close. Kalye at EatsPlace, 3607 Georgia Ave. NW. (202) 882-3287. eatsplace.com. (Jessica Sidman)
OH AND ALSO
Friday: Los Van Van, the popular Afro/Caribbean music group from Cuba, performs at the Howard Theatre with local Cuban DJ Reyna Morales. Read more in our Summer Entertainment Guide. 8 p.m. at 620 T St. NW. $40–$75.
Friday: Over at the Black Cat, the Thurston Moore Band, the latest project from the former Sonic Youth frontman, takes the stage with the District’s favorite crime-rock band, Chain and the Gang. 9 p.m. at 1811 14th St. NW. $15.
Friday: Experimental folk band Howard plays DC9 tonight with another similar sounding act, D.C.’s Near Northeast. 7 p.m. at 1940 9th St. NW. $10.
Saturday: While elaborate festivities and celebrations are nice, weddings don’t have to drive you to the poor house: Marriage licenses go for just $45 in D.C. It’s the associated costs of wedded bliss that force the titular lovers apart in Ermanno Olmi’s 1963 film The Fiances. Lest you think the film devolves into some Nicholas Sparks-esque weeper about lost love and aching hearts, rest assured that Olmi is a subtle filmmaker, not a heavy-handed hack. Read more >>> The film shows at 4 p.m. at the National Gallery of Art, 6th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Free. (202) 737-4215. nga.gov. (Caroline Jones)
Saturday: The professional party-throwers at Brightest Young Things present the third edition of its Emerging Artists Super Sampler at the Howard Theatre. Featured performers include the Fatbols, Lightwaves, Bunx Dada, and Incredible Change. 8 p.m. at 620 T St. NW. $5–$18.
Saturday: Jamaican guitarist and former Bob Marley collaborator Junior Marvin recreates the famous 1978 One Love Peace Concert, where Marley joined the hands of rival leaders in order to promote political harmony, on stage at the Hamilton. 8:30 p.m. at 600 14th St. NW. $30–$35.
Sunday: Gun control may regularly dominate national news broadcasts, but, Chekhov’s gun theory aside, the topic is rarely discussed in the theater. Enter Marja-Lewis Ryan’s play, One in the Chamber, which opened to positive reviews in Los Angeles last year. The drama follows parents grappling with the aftermath of a gunshot fired by their 10-year-old son that kills their other son; six years after the traumatic event, a caseworker reopens family wounds by visiting the family to determine whether the surviving son should remain on probation. Read more >>> The play runs Aug. 8 to Sept. 6 at the Mead Theatre Lab at Flashpoint, 916 G St. NW. $25. (202) 315-1305. oneinthechamberdc.com. (Diana Metzger)
Sunday: Hip-hop artist J. Cole brings his Forest Hills Drive tour to Jiffy Lube Live with opening acts YG, Big Sean, and Jeremih. 6:30 p.m. at 7800 Cellar Door Drive, Bristow. $26–$80.75.
Sunday: Close out the weekend at Rock & Roll Hotel with former Radiohead member Philip Selway, who performs a solo show. 8 p.m. at 1353 H St. NE. $20.
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