We rounded up a list of the best things to do in D.C. this weekend, including a tribute to the Godfather of Go-Go at the Folklife Festival, a concert by two Grateful Dead members and a festival combining theater and hip-hop.
The Smithsonian Folklife Festival and Anacostia Community Museum will honor Chuck Brown’s life with concerts, a discussion on Washington’s distinctive go-go music, a “Go-Go Fitness” class and a panel with members from Brown’s former bands.
Former Grateful Dead members Bob Weir and Phil Lesh are still truckin’, and in the great tradition of the Dead, their new band Furthur features extended psychedelic jam sessions and deep cuts.
The Hip-Hop Theater Festival has used dance, music and theater to celebrate hip-hop music for more than a decade. Some highlights from this year’s edition include: A teach-in and film screening on Saturday, an evening gathering at Marvin on Monday, a spoken word and poetry summit at Bloombars on Wednesday and the Washington premiere of D-Project’s dance-theater mash-up, “Fat Boy” on July 13 and 14 at Dance Place.
These are just the highlights of our picks: For more, read the full list of the best things to do this weekend.