As part of the Capital Pride celebrations, the Ally Coalition welcomes Saturday Night Live and 30 Rock alumna Rachel Dratch to the Howard Theatre, where she’ll emcee a night of comedy, songs, and stories from comedians like Bridget Everett, a dildo-wielding cabaret performer from New York, and Chelsea Shorte, a local queer comic known for her dead-on impression of Muriel Bowser. The night’s big draw is political comedian W. Kamau Bell, who’ll rush to the Howard after an earlier free show at the Kennedy Center. Read more >>> W. Kamau Bell performs with Rachel Dratch, Bridget Everett, and Chelsea Shorte at 8 p.m. at the Howard Theatre, 620 T St. NW. $34. (202) 803-2899. thehowardtheatre.com.
Washington City Paper’s annual Food Issue is here! Where should you take your parents when they come in from out of town? Where’s the best place for a D.C. sports fan to drink? What’s the best place for a double date with a couple you hate? We have a restaurant or bar for every occasion. Read it here. (Jessica Sidman)
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Local songwriter Tomás Pagán Motta performs an intimate show at the Smithsonian American Art Museum as part of its Luce Unplugged series. Find more details on Facebook. 5:30 p.m. at 8th and F streets NW. Free.
Welsh indie rock trio Until the Ribbon Breaks performs at the Black Cat Backstage with Texas-based sound artist Flash Frequency. 7:30 p.m. at 1811 14th St. NW. $12.
Head out to Jiffy Lube Live for a performance by pop ingenue Lana del Rey and, more importantly, plucky electronic artist Grimes. Read more in our Summer Entertainment Guide. 7:30 p.m. at 7800 Cellar Door Drive, Bristow. $25–$79.50.
The National Museum of American History celebrates the history of go-go music in D.C. with a performance by Team Familiar and a discussion with authors Charles Stephenson and Christopher “Kip” Lornell. 3:30 p.m. at Madison Drive and 14th Street NW. Free.
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