Go Do Three Weekends' Worth Of Stuff During This One Weekend


So there are basically two weekends in this month, January 2009, that are count-y ones: last weekend, as you and what's left of your liver will recall, was New Year's Eve; next weekend, hordes of earnest young people will swarm your streets, your bars, and, for a fee, your futons for a glimpse of Rick Warren. So this weekend, take advantage of your DC: go see Lloyd Dobler (the band) and Bette Davis (the person) and Dupont (the place).


  • Rock-y, Latin-y Lloyd Dobler Effect at the Black Cat. $12; 8 PM. [9:30 Club]
  • Local experimental group Imperial China will be at the Velvet Lounge. 9 PM; $8. [Velvet Lounge]
  • Check out the "creative space" Flashpoint, at which there will be candy and women -- and only some of the latter are paintings! 6 PM - 10 PM. [DCist]
  • Most galleries in Dupont are celebrating the second Friday of the month with a First Friday celebration, during which usual First Friday activities will take place. [DCist]


  • See Bette Davis in Jezebel and then Hallelujah, one of the first first studio films with an all black cast. It stars Roland Burris, as himself. Jezebel at 1 PM, Hallelujah at 3 PM; both free. [Washington Post]
  • The British-sounding Telograph is visiting all the way from sounds-like-Britain to play at the Iota Club. Go see them. 9 PM; $10. [Iota Club & Cafe]

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