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Did you know this weekend is exactly 6 months until St. Patrick's Day? Of course you did! So, you won't be surprised to find out that there are many fun things in store for you in these next three days.


Friday:

  • At Politics and Prose Curtis Sittenfeld will be reading aloud her smutty fantasy pornography about Laura Bush. Maybe she will read the sexy parts. 7 PM. [Politics and Prose]
  • Celebrate 15 years of the Black Cat, at the Black Cat, with Gray Matter's performance of Take It Back, plus the Shirks and Domino Team. $10, doors: 9 PM. Then at 10, there's BLACK CATatonia, a Black Cat-related thing with turntablist DJ DK. $5. [Black Cat]
  • Cowboy Mouth is playing at the 9:30 Club with Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers. It's $25 and doors are at 8 PM. [9:30 Club]

Saturday:

  • At noon at the National Gallery, watch O Dia do Desespero (Day of Despair), a film about the death of Camilio Castelo Branco, a dead 19th century Portuguese writer. Then, stick around for The Last Conquistador. It's about the thin line between genocidal war criminal and iconic hero, because apparently there is one. 3 PM. [National Gallery]
  • The 5th annual Silver Spring Jazz Festival is today and there is a Charles Mingus cover band headlining, and there is other jazz too. 2 PM - 10:30 PM. [Silver Spring Jazz Festival]
  • It's now 6 months to St. Patrick's Day, celebrate by bar-hopping, all day long. For $13, go on the Cap-City tour of a million bars. 3-11 PM. [Washington Post]
  • It's the annual Arts on Foot festival, presented by Argentinian winemakers, right here in downtown DC. There's art to see and buy, wine to taste and abuse. Free, 11-5 PM. [Arts on Foot]
  • For $10, go to DC's biggest Britpop dance thing at the Black Cat, at 9:30 PM. Also, there is a simultaneous free show backstage with DJs Kim & Sara. [Black Cat]
  • See Paul Weller with the Rifles at the 9:30 Club. $40, doors: 8 PM. [9:30 Club]
  • Princton professor Melissa Harris-Lacewell will be discussing race and politics at Busboys & Poets. 6 - 8 PM. [Busboys & Poets]

Sunday:

  • Adams Morgan celebrates the, um, "synergy that comes from diverse cultures" with food and crafts and the like at the Adams Morgan Day Festival. Noon-7 PM. {Adams Morgan Day Festival]
  • There is a reggae celebration in Bladensburg, MD called the One Love festival. Perhaps there will be hemp goods for sale. 2 PM. [Washington Post]
  • Catch the cartography enthusiasts Maps & Atlases at the Black Cat, plus Nurses and Rahim. $10, 9 PM. [Black Cat]
  • Xavier Rudd, with Griffin House at the 9:30 Club. $20, 7 PM. [9:30 Club]
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