King of the Bongo

Friday


* Celebrate The Red & The Black's first anniversary with the Pittsburgh-based, power-pop Black Tie Revue. $5 cover, drink specials all night long. [The Red and The Black]

* "Mark your calendars for an evening of musical extravaganza!" La Maison Francaise presents its annual Fete de la Musique. $15, starts at 5 p.m. and goes until midnight with various activities. [La Maison Francaise]

Saturday

* Manu Chao (!) will perform with Thievery Corporation at the Merriweather Post Pavilion. As Manu Chao is the shit, everyone should attend. Tickets start at $30, show at 5:30. [Merriweather Post Pavilion]

* For more music that will make you move, Byron Lee and the Dragonaires and Shurwayne Winchester will rock Zanzibar on the Waterfront. When one of Caribbean's best musical voices teams with a soca star, prepare to dance. You won't have a choice. $30, 10 p.m. [Zanzibar on the Waterfront]

* Grab a blanket and lay under the stars for a screening of the classic movie Pillow Talk. 6 p.m. [Hillwood Museum and Gardens]

* Round out the weekend with some ribs -- lots and lots of ribs. With cooking demonstrations, an entertainment stage, and more ribs, the National Capital Barbecue Battle promises to leave you feeling happy -- and full. $10, 11 a.m.- 9 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.- 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

Sunday

* The Lincoln Theatre commemorates 10 years of The Movement, a spoken word, art and music celebration. Advance tickets $25, tickets at the door $35. Doors at 7 p.m., show at 8. [The Lincoln Theatre]

* The world premiere of the Gay Men's Chorus of Washington performs This House Shall Stand: Songs of My Family at the Kennedy Center. Tickets start at $19, show at 3 p.m. [Kennedy Center]

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