Celebrate America's Achievements at the Canadian Embassy

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Not in Denver rocking the stadium with Barack Obama and Little Stevie Wonder? Well, lucky you! There's fun stuff going on in D.C., too, and no ugly media people to muck it up. Enjoy sculpture, deejays, aliens and Dostoyevsky!


Friday:

  • Last chance to see J.J. McCracken's Living Sculpture at Project 4.  There will be clay sculptures, some of them spherical. 7:30 PM [Project 4]
  • Attend the Tittsworth record release party (sponsored by Brightest Young Things) at the 9:30 Club, featuring Tittsworth (naturally), DJ Assault, Dave Nada, Will Eastman, Gavin Holland and Roll Wit Us All Stars. $15, Doors: 9 PM. [9:30 Club]
  • Listen to Daysahead at the National Gallery's sculpture garden. 5:00 - 8:30 PM [National Gallery]
  • AFI Silver is showing Aliens (the pluralized sequel to Alien) and hicksploitation classic Near Dark through Sunday. 9:30 PM and midnight, respectively. [AFI Silver]
  • Attend Korathon at the Black Cat, a Kora Records Showcase featuring Mermaid Skeletons, Meredith Bragg, Sean McArdle, and others. $8, Mainstage: 9 PM. [Black Cat]
  • Then later, also at the Black Cat, there's Soulfuck, with 60s and 70s soul and funk, starring Soul Call Paul and Mad Squirrel. This is free and starts at 9:30 PM. [Black Cat]
  • See Jon Kaplan's traditional Friday night acoustic guitar performance at Kramerbooks' Afterwords Cafe at 10 PM. [Kramerbooks]
  • Historic things are afoot at the Canadian embassy: 50 Years of American Photojournalism (1939-1989) closes today. 9 AM - 5 PM, free. [Washington Post]

Saturday:

  • Celebrate the birthday to the Godfather of Go Go Chuck Brown at the 9:30 club. $25, Doors: 8 PM. [9:30 Club]
  • Check out the film version of A Divina Comédia (in Portuguese) featuring Nietzsche and Dostoyevsky. Also, instead of hell, everything takes place in a mental asylum. 4:30 PM at the National Gallery's East Building Concourse. [National Gallery]
  • See Bellman Barker, Andy Zipt and Corba Collective at the Black Cat ($10, Mainstage: 9 PM) and then hang around for Razzmatazz, which is a Britpop/Alternative/Indie/etc. dance party. $5, Backstage: 9:30 PM [Black Cat]
  • It's Saturday night, which means that at 10 PM, Mike Mulvaney will be at Kramerbooks' Afterwords cafe playing folk/blues. [Kramerbooks]
  • The DC Blues Festival is today, at noon, at the Carter Barron Amphitheater. [Washington Post]
  • There's a Glow party at Ibiza, with trance music and, presumably, glowy things. [Ibiza]

Sunday:

  • DJ Dredd's Prince vs. Michael Jackson vs. Madonna (with exciting visuals!) at the Black Cat. $12, Mainstage: 9 PM [Black Cat]
  • The National Symphony is playing a free Labor Day show on the West Lawn of the Capitol Building. 8 PM. [Kennedy Center]
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