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The Infamous is an apposite title for hip-hop duo Mobb Deep’s landmark album. Released 20 years ago last month, it mixed both members’ strengths—Prodigy’s focused aggression; Havoc’s haunting, nuanced production—to create one of the definitive albums of the ’90s. Two decades later, that dynamic hasn’t changed much: Prodigy and Havoc still produce battle cries that electrify fans. Read more >>> Mobb Deep performs at 8 p.m. at the Howard Theatre, 620 T St. NW. $25–$45. (202) 803-2899. thehowardtheatre.com. (Julian Kimble)
Nauti Foods is back on the Potomac River this weekend—with beer. D.C.’s first and only food boat will serve two local beers, cold-brew coffee, and lemonade from Mike Isabella’s G. All the drinks are served in cups with straws and lids to avoid spillage. Kayakers and stand-up paddle boarders can also have snacks on the water with Nauti’s hot dogs, ice cream treats, and even Bullfrog Bagels. You can find the 24-foot pontoon boat near the Key Bridge in Georgetown. Follow Nauti Food’s schedule at @nautifoods, and read more on Young & Hungry. (Jessica Sidman)
OH AND ALSO
Friday: Insect Surfers, the Los Angeles-based surf-rock band that formed in D.C. in 1979, reunites for its first local show in more than 20 years at Arlington’s Iota. Superswank and Atomic Mosquitos also perform. 8:30 p.m. at 2832 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. $12.
Friday: Head to the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Luce Foundation Center for a music showcase co-presented by Washington City Paper featuring performances by local electro-pop duo Pleasure Curses and art-rock act Young Rapids. 6 p.m. at 8th and F streets NW. Free.
Friday: In honor of Memorial Day, the Kennedy Center presents a production of Andrew Carroll’s If All the Sky Were Paper, a theater event inspired by real letters written by deployed soldiers. 7:30 p.m. at 2700 F St. NW. $29.
Saturday: The accuracy of Seymour Hersh‘s latest dispatch remains in question, but what’s not up for debate is the lasting impact of his reporting on the My Lai Massacre. His Pulitzer-winning stories about U.S. soldiers who obliterated an entire village and killed hundreds of civilians transformed the way Americans saw the Vietnam War. The Newseum marks the 50th anniversary of the war with a new exhibition, “Reporting Vietnam,” which explains the conflict from a newsperson’s perspective. Read more >>> The exhibition is on view daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., to Sept. 12, 2016, at the Newseum, 555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. $13.95–$22.95. (202) 292-6100. newseum.org. (Caroline Jones)
Saturday: Synth-pop performer Geographer takes the stage at U Street Music Hall with Empires and Idlehands. 7 p.m. at 1115 U St. NW. $20.
Saturday: Rock band the Rentals, fronted by former Weezer bassist Matt Sharp, performs at Rock & Roll Hotel. Read more in our Summer Entertainment Guide. 7:30 p.m. at 1353 H St. NE. $20.
Sunday: After growing up in rural West Virginia, a young person might consider leaving the mountains for broader opportunities closer to urban civilization. But Bud’s Collective, a bluegrass quartet based in the town of Wardensville, embraces the traditions of its home state with lush instrumentation and historical lyrics that recall the Civil War. The members don’t just stick to the basics, though: Their catalog also includes bluegrass covers of songs by Stevie Wonder and Alabama. Read more >>> Bud’s Collective performs at 6 p.m. at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage, 2700 F St. NW. Free. (202) 467-4600. kennedy-center.org. (Caroline Jones)
Sunday: ReCreative Spaces, a Brookland-based arts group, hosts its first (Up)Rising Festival, a day-long celebration that encourages community members to check out art installations and performances. Read more in our Summer Entertainment Guide. 1 p.m. at 1613 Rhode Island Ave. NE. Free.
Sunday: Reggae and rocksteady band the Scotch Bonnets perform an intimate show at Adams Morgan’s Bossa Bistro. Find more details on Facebook. 8 p.m. at 2463 18th St. NW. $5.
Monday: For a certain subset of the population, film collaborations don’t get any better than Matt Damon and Ben Affleck’s masterwork, Good Will Hunting. Their friendship is still written about in gossip magazines, the origin of the screenplay is still debated in online circles, and the relationship spawned a scathing 2004 script, Mindy Kaling and Brenda Withers’ Matt & Ben. Now, as a Memorial Day treat, Flying V Theatre revives the comedy about two bros who receive a screenplay from the sky and turn that gift into decades of work, with company members Katie Jeffries and Tia Shearer Bassett in the title roles. Read more >>> The play begins at 8 p.m. at the Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh St., Bethesda. Pay what you can. flyingvtheatre.com. (Caroline Jones)
Monday: If Memorial Day makes you think of blood and guts, head to Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company for a preview of Zombie: The American, a new play about undead creatures who take up residence in the basement of the White House. 8 p.m. at 641 D St. NW. Pay what you can.
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