In Urdu, the Word 'Junoon' Means 'Obsessive Passion'

If you are a lobbyist in DC this weekend, you will be busy having corrupt sex with John McCain. If you're not a lobbyist, but still in DC, you should check out our fair city's myriad events this weekend, like a performance by the DC Rollergirls, with whom John McCain also probably has sex.


* Junoon @ National Geographic Society, "in Urdu, the word "junoon" means "obsessive passion," and by combining a blend of powerful arena rock with the epic tranquillity of Sufi poetry, the best-selling band Junoon brings a thrilling passion to its live performances." $30, 8PM. [National Geographic]


* DC Rollergirls @ DC Armory, "come to the first bout of the 2008 DCRG season on February 23rd at our new venue, the DC Armory! See a rematch of last seasons championship bout as Scare Force One take on the Cherry Blossom Bombshells and the DC DemonCats take on the Secretaries of Hate. After the bout, join us at the Pour House for the after-party sponsored by Budweiser!" $12, 4PM. [DC Rollergirls]

* Blues Festival Auditions @ Chick Hall's Surf Club, "DC Blues Society auditions take place in a battle of the bands format tonight at Chick Hall's Surf Club -- which apparently hasn't closed yet -- beginning at 7. There's no cover, and we're told there will be free food. Stop by, listen to the 10 bands perform short sets and vote for your favorite; the winner gets a slot in the festival on Saturday, August 30." [WP]


* Wild Style @ National Portrait Gallery, "a vivid portrait of the earliest days of hip-hop in the New York boroughs, Wild Style! is an utterly authentic story of the tension between art and commerce. The film features appearances by hip-hop pioneers including Grandmaster Flash, Fab Five Freddy, Busy Bee, the Cold Crush Brothers, and Lee Quinones. A conversation with the film's creator, Charlie Ahearn, follows the screening." Free, 2PM. [National Portrait Gallery]


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