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Once again, the DC Carnival parade won’t happen in D.C. this year. Fortunately, you don’t have to wait for July’s street fête in Baltimore for a chance to strut to live Caribbean soca. While the fifth annual Flags Till Morning DC Carnival takes place indoors and likely includes fewer folks in flamboyant feathered bikinis, Trinidadian vocalists Bunji Garlin (shown), Kerwin Du Bois, and Lyrikal will be there chanting party-time lyrics over the genre’s galloping beats. Read more >>> The Flags Till Morning DC Carnival begins at 10 p.m. at the Hampton Conference Center, 207 West Hampton Place, Capitol Heights. $30. (202) 291-3009. dccaribbeanconnection.com. (Steve Kiviat)
In holidays you didn’t know existed news, today is National Ceviche Day. In celebration, Cuba Libre is offering new ceviche dishes during dinner until June 28. The expanded offerings include scallop, shrimp, crab, and Japanese yellowtail varieties. A flight of all four is $19. Today only, guests can get two of the ceviches for just $10. Portón pisco cocktails are $5 and glasses of sangria are $4 during happy hour from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Cuba Libre, 801 9th St. NW, Suite A. (202) 408-1600. cubalibrerestaurant.com. (Jessica Sidman)
OH AND ALSO
Tonight: This is a killer night for local music. Sierra Leonean/D.C.-based musician Janka Nabay plays at Tropicalia tonight with his band, the Bubu Gang (9 p.m. at 2001 14th St. NW, $10); ex-Q and Not U duo Paint Branch performs with a full band at Comet Ping Pong (10 p.m. at 5037 Connecticut Ave. NW, $10), art-rock freaks Heavy Breathing play an EP release show at the Black Cat with More Humans and Pittsburgh’s Old Head (9 p.m. at 1811 14th St. NW, $10), and local variety band Black Masala takes the stage at Rock & Roll Hotel with Congo Sanchez and The Good Thing (8 p.m. at 1353 H St. NE, $10).
Tonight: Need help deciding which shows to see at the upcoming Capital Fringe Festival? Stop by Fort Fringe tonight for the Fringe Preview, featuring excerpts from over 20 shows. 7:30 p.m. at 607 New York Ave. NW. Free.
Saturday: Our brains are so conditioned to appreciate art online that it seems reasonable now to stare at a screen filled with Leonardo da Vinci paintings instead of viewing the real things. Only 16 paintings by da Vinci survive—including the recently authenticated “Christ as Salvator Mundi”—and seven of those appeared at London’s National Gallery in 2011. But that exhibit only ran for three months and sold out instantly, so the film Leonardo Live is the closest thing we’ll get. Read more >>> The film shows at 12:45 p.m. at the National Gallery of Art Auditorium, 6th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Free. (202) 737-4215. nga.gov. (Christopher Porter)
Saturday: Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Academy for Classical Acting presents a double bill of John Webster‘s The White Devil and Shakespeare‘s Measure for Measure to showcase its students. 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the Shakespeare Theatre Company Studio, 507 8th St. SE. $10 suggested donation.
Sunday: You can find almost anything on Craigslist, be it a cat, a kitchen appliance, or a new place to live. To get to the good stuff, though, you’ve got to dig—and the search can be scary. Flying V, a young, D.C.-based theater company, scavenged the site to find 37 posts to adapt into its newest work, The Best of Craigslist. Read more>>> The production runs June 14 to June 30 at the Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh St., Bethesda. $10. (301) 654-8664. flyingv.brownpapertickets.com. (Caroline Jones)
Sunday: Artist Arijit Das will be in residence at Artisphere working on his latest piece, “Cloud Mapping.” Das will draw on one wall while images of visitors passing through are projected onto the wall, creating a living mural. Noon at 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington.
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