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slenderbodies

Union Stage 740 Water St. SW, Washington, DC

California’s indie-pop duo, slenderbodies will finally grace Union Stage after their February show was postponed. Get lost in their shoe-gaze dreaminess.

$19 – $39

Profs & Pints: The Six Wives of Henry VIII

Church Hall 1070 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Washington, DC

Amy Leonard, associate professor of history at Georgetown University and scholar of women during the early modern period is talking about the six women who, regretfully, married Henry VIII.

$12 – $15

FETCHER

DC9 Nightclub 1940 9th St. NW, Washington, DC

Baltimore’s alt-rockers blend punk attitude, pop production, and trippy psychedelic music to create a unique-to-them sound. Dolphin Group, coming all the way from Chattanooga, Tennessee, opens.

$13 – $15

Promise Champions Gala: Sandy Hook Promise 10-Year Remembrance

National Building Museum 401 F St. NW, Washington, DC

Sandy Hook Promise, the leading gun violence prevention organization in the country, hosts its annual Promise Champions Gala, which honors individuals from across the country working to prevent gun violence. This year’s honorees are U.S. Senator Patty Murray and U.S. Congressperson Gus M. Bilirakis. Proceeds the organization’s no-cost violence prevention programs in schools, youth organizations, […]

Dr. Ibram X. Kendi

Sixth & I 600 I St. NW, Washington, DC

The bestselling author of How to Be an Antiracist, MacArthur “Genius” Grant recipient, and founding director of Boston University's Center for Antiracist Research, Dr. Ibram X. Kendi comes to Sixth & I to discuss his latest book, How to Raise an Antiracist. Already considered required reading for parents, caregivers, and teachers, the book combines scientific […]

$18 – $35

13 Friday’s

Pie Shop 1339 H St. NE, DC

Catch these Ontario alt-rockers with Arlington openers We are Touch the Buffalo—the four piece rock band that loves using an electric ukulele.

$12 – $15
Recurring

Pablo’s Baile

Bossa Bistro 2463 18th St. NW, Washington, DC

Every third Thursday head to Bossa Bistro for a night of live Brazilian dance music by Pablo’s Baile!

$10

Queen of Diamonds

Suns Cinema 3107 Mount Pleasant St. NW, Washington, DC

The second in a quartet of films from Nina Menkes—all starring her sister, Tinka—Queen of Diamonds has been called a remarkable and demanding masterpiece of American independent filmmaking. Dating back to 1991, this newly restored film follows a Las Vegas Blackjack dealer with a missing husband and domestic violence. Menkes, credited as a challenging and […]

$10

NASA’s The Color of Space Documentary

Howard University Cramton Auditorium 2445 6th St NW, Washington DC

Vanessa Wyche, the first Black woman to lead a NASA center, is coming to Howard University to host a special Juneteenth screening of NASA’s The Color of Space, a documentary celebrating Black astronauts. The doc features  Guy Bluford, Robert Curbeam, Jeanette Epps, Victor Glover, Joan Higginbotham, Stephanie Wilson, and more—some of whom will be at […]

Free
Recurring

Grace, Grandeur, and Gatsby

Greensberg Theatre 4200 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Washington, DC

Chamber Dance Project returns for its ninth summer season with an ode to one of literature's most iconic novels, The Great Gatsby. Choreographer Diane Coburn Bruning and theater director Matt Torney, creators of 2019’s Prufrock, join renowned puppeteer, Michael Haverty for a dark, alluring, performance. Opening night is June 16 and Sunday's matinee is followed by 20-minute […]

$29 – $125

Juneteenth Art Auction & Rooftop Celebration

The Ven at Embassy Row 2015 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington, DC

Join BlkArthouse for the closing celebration of their current art exhibition, Televised Revolution. In celebration of Juneteenth, the org will auction off pieces from the show during a rooftop kickback. Currently on display in the Ven at Embassy Row,Televised Revolution features artwork by Black artists who are currently, or were formerly, incarcerated. With this show, […]

$25

Jessica Nabongo in Conversation With Glory Edim

Four Seasons Hotel 2800 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC

Travel expert and photographer Jessica Nabongo is celebrating the launch of her new book, The Catch Me If You Can, with a fun conversation with writer and founder of Well-Read […]

$37.50