Fans of Alien know that in space, no one can hear you scream. But is the same true at a space-themed fetish party? Find out at Galactic Bound, a futuristic, fetishistic extravaganza at Phase 1 Dupont. There will be hoods. Handcuffs. The sexy space-themed Cosmos Crew dancers. Industrial and electronic dance music from DJ Vlad McNeally. And, of course, the requisite black-light reactive body painting. Read more >>> The party begins at 9 p.m. at Phase 1 Dupont, 1415 22nd St. NW. $15–$25. (202) 974-6832. phase1dupont.com. (Caroline Jones)
D.C.’s top mixologists are toasting to pre-Prohibition black bartenders at a cocktail event at the Howard Theatre tonight. Among those slinging drinks: PX‘s Todd Thrasher, Hank’s Oyster Bar‘s Gina Chersevani, Columbia Room‘s Derek Brown, The Gibson‘s Frankie Jones, Proof/Estadio‘s Adam Bernbach, and many others. The Chuck Brown Band will perform as well. The event goes from 9 p.m. to midnight. Regular tickets are $75, and VIP tickets, which get you in an hour early, are $100. Proceeds will benefit the Museum of the American Cocktail. Buy tickets here. Howard Theatre, 620 T St. NW. (202) 803-2899. dctoasts.com. (Jessica Sidman)
OH AND ALSO
Tonight: It’s a local music fest at the Black Cat, with performances by DMV band Violent Rockers, as well as D.C.-based hip-hop artists Nappy Riddem, Lyriciss, and Awthentik and the Fif. 9 p.m. at the Black Cat, 1811 14th St. NW. $20.
Tonight: Sterling rockers Passing Phases are heading out on another tour and they’re kicking things off tonight with a show at Judy’s. Highway Cross and Shat Shorts also appear. 10 p.m. at Judy’s Bar and Restaurant, 2212 14th St. NW. $8.
Tonight: Shakespeare Theatre Company debuts their new production of the Bard’s comedy The Winter’s Tale, directed by Rebecca Taichman. 8 p.m. at the Lansburgh Theatre, 450 7th St. NW. $60–$100.
Saturday: Hoarding is officially entertainment, thanks to reality television. But playwright and performer Hilary Kacser, a 2013 D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities grant recipient, has taken the idea of hoarding in another direction with her play, DISORDr, which focuses on a character trying to overcome her obsession with collecting. Read more >>> The performance begins at 7 p.m. at St. Elizabeths Hospital, 1100 Alabama Ave. SE. Free, reservations recommended. (202) 553-5695. disordertheplay.blogspot.com. (Caroline Jones)
Saturday: The Sweetlife Festival unofficially kicks off the summer concert season at Merriweather Post Pavilion. Head out to Maryland to see Phoenix, Passion Pit, Kendrick Lamar, and others. Noon at Merriweather Post Pavilion, 10475 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia. $75–$95.
Saturday: The Talking Heads have a song for pretty much everybody. So take all of your pals to see The Name of This Band is Talking Heads, a new local Talking Heads cover band, at Petworth’s Looking Glass Lounge Saturday night. The drunker you get, the more you wanna hear “Burning Down the House,” so just give in. 9 p.m. at Looking Glass Lounge, 3634 Georgia Ave. NW.
Sunday: Forget flowers. If your mom loves classic soul music, take her to the Lincoln Theatre’s “Big Mother’s Day Tribute to Motown Legends.” Headliner The Temptations Review features Dennis Edwards, who joined The Temptations in 1968, and there’s a good chance he’ll belt out renditions of “Cloud Nine,” “Ball of Confusion (That’s What the World is Today),” and “Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone.” Read more >>> The Temptations Review performs with the Dynamic Superiors, Jr. Walker’s All-Star Band, and Delfonics at the Lincoln Theatre, 1215 U St. NW. $55–$60. (202) 328-6600. thelincolntheatre.org (Steve Kiviat)
Sunday: The Urban Corps transatlantic hip-hop dance festival kicks off at Garfield Park, with an afternoon of painting, music, parkour, and, of course, plenty of dancing. Noon at Garfield Park, 800 3rd St. SE. Free.
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