Chuck Brown’s annual birthday concerts were sweaty, hours-long shows featuring the Godfather of Go-Go and a who’s who of go-go stars paying homage. Brown’s passing earlier this year leaves a huge void, but his longtime backing band, the Original Soul Searchers, and an all-star lineup of go-go groups, including Trouble Funk, Hot Cold Sweat, E.U., Backyard Band, Junkyard Bard and Suttle Thoughts, are sure to get the party going in Chuck’s honor at the Chuck Brown Day Concert.
D.C. Beer Week has a multitude of events for lovers of craft beer. Locally, none are as exciting as the arrival of three new beers from DC Brau, the local brewery which became one of the first to open up shop in the District in more than 50 years after opening its doors in 2011. This weekend, they’ll be unveiling three new brews: the Fight Club Anti-Gravity Lager and Embers of the Deceased. Each will have its own tapping party.
And in yet another celebration of a local institution, head to National Harbor for the Chesapeake Crab and Beer Festival, which features — you guessed — all-you-can eat crabs, beer tastings, live music and arts and crafts.