Juniotónico at Estadio , June 1-30
British officers invented the gin and tonic in India in the 19th century, but in recent years, the Spanish have revolutionized this simple cocktail. During Estadio’s month-long Juniotónico festival, gins will be paired with housemade tonics: Think saffron-tinged Old Raj and a tempting Orange, Thyme and Bay Leaf tonic. Different cocktails will be $10 every week, and the bar has a slew of activities planned, including a late-night kickoff party with gin tastings (June 3 at 9 p.m.); tonic-making demos on World Gin Day (June 9 at 4 p.m.) and weekly seminars about gin-related topics (Mondays at 5 p.m.). Free; drinks priced individually. — Fritz Hahn
Born 37 years but just a couple hundred miles apart, country singer-songwriters John Prine and Margo Price have a lot in common. The Illinois natives both found success in Nashville, writing politically charged songs about the real costs of the American Dream, from the drug-addicted veterans and strip-mined mountains of Prine’s songs to the foreclosed farms and grief-stricken lost weekends of Price’s. Both have seen their share of hardship — Prine’s gravelly voice is the result of cancer surgery, and Price’s infant son died two weeks after birth — but they are still standing and, on this tour, standing together. 8 p.m. $35-$85. — Chris Kelly
Not content with having one of the city’s hottest dining scenes and the largest live music club, the Wharf is exploring new ways to lure people down to the Southwest Waterfront. Beginning June 2, the Transit Pier — the one that had the ice rink — hosts Saturday Night Dancing on the first Saturday of the month. Each night features free dance lessons beginning at 7 p.m., followed by a live band, and there’s a “Waterfront Beer and Wine Garden” if you need to catch your breath between songs. The first installment features swing dance lessons from Gottaswing and rockabilly tunes by King Teddy. Find more ways to practice your new steps during the Wednesday at the Wharf concert series, beginning June 6, when bands play free on the same pier. The Lloyd Dobler Effect is first on the bill, performing from 6 to 8 p.m. Free. — F.H.
Naia Izumi at Union Stage , June 4
It’s fair to say that few people had heard of Naia Izumi before the Los Angeles busker beat more than 5,000 other musicians in NPR’s annual Tiny Desk Contest. But the singer’s soaring, soulful vocals and virtuoso guitar technique, which veers from finger-tapping to searing bluesy vibrato, wowed Bob Boilen and a panel of judges. Hear him for yourself free at Union Stage. 6:30 p.m. (doors). Free; RSVP required. — F.H.
Capital Pride , June 7-10
Capital Pride, the celebration of the area’s LGBTQ community, is bigger than ever. The main events continue to be the parade (June 9), with more than 200 floats and groups marching from 22nd and P streets NW to 14th and R streets NW, and the festival (June 10), which shuts down Pennsylvania Avenue NW between Third and Seventh streets with exhibitors, vendors, food, beer gardens and DJs, and a concert headlined by Alessia Cara and Troye Sivan. But the pride of Pride is the diversity of events surrounding it: brunches, dance parties, pool parties, the Pride Run 5K and a discussion with “Call Me By Your Name” author André Aciman are among the highlights. A bittersweet note: This is the final Pride for Town Danceboutique (2009 Eighth St. NW), which closes on July 1. Event locations and times vary. — F.H.
DC Jazz Festival , June 8-17
The annual DC JazzFest is taking over the District for 10 days of jazz programming featuring more than 300 musicians at more than 40 venues. Many of the 125 or so performances are free and are held throughout the city. Performers span the globe, though many artists are based here, including singer Lena Seikaly and the DuPont Brass ensemble. New this year are multiple stages of free music at the Wharf during the festival’s final two nights. Experimental trumpeter Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, pianist Mark G. Meadows, Italy’s Fabrizio Bosso, France’s Ancestral Memories and more will perform free sets overlooking the Southwest Waterfront. The festival’s marquee event on Saturday is also at the Wharf: Prince collaborator Maceo Parker, Robert Glasper’s new group R+R=NOW and “Hamilton” star Leslie Odom Jr. team up for a triple-bill at the Anthem. Times, prices and locations vary. — Rudi Greenberg
Kingman Island Bluegrass Festival , June 9
Every year, thousands flock to the normally sleepy Kingman Island to take in more than eight hours of bluegrass and folk performances on several stages, with the park’s wild green space as a backdrop. This year’s lineup is headed up by the bluegrass and hip-hop fusion act Gangstagrass and a special set dubbed the American Songster Revue, which will feature Dom Flemons, Guy Davis, Amythyst Kiah and guests. Other artists include Baltimore roots rocker Cris Jacobs, Virginia-based Americana singer Dori Freeman and the banjo-heavy Gina Clowes Project. Food and drink will be available, and concertgoers can take a break from the music with outdoor activities such as kayaking or boat tours. Kids and leashed dogs are welcome (and so are rain boots in the case of rain and mud). Noon. $35-$45. — A.C. and R.G.
National Geographic Explorers Festival , June 11-17
At the heart of National Geographic’s mission are its Explorers: scientists, anthropologists, educators and journalists who try to improve the world. They’re coming together at National Geographic’s D.C. headquarters for a week-long festival to tackle difficult questions. (The mission statement: “Our planet is at a crossroads. If we don’t act, it could be too late.”) While parts of the festival are invitation only, the public is invited to participate in several events, including a Party for the Planet on June 15 with live music, cocktails and food trucks (6 p.m., $25); a day-long symposium on June 16 about “Saving Ourselves From Ourselves,” looking at how technology could save the planet (9 a.m., $50); and Sunday’s FURTHER Film Festival, which includes short documentaries shot all over the globe (11 a.m., $10). Times and prices vary. — F.H.
Snail Mail at the Black Cat , June 12
At 19, Snail Mail’s Lindsey Jordan, who hails from Ellicott City, has impressed critics and audiences with her honest, intimate lyrics. Her debut full-length album “Lush” will be released on June 8 and has been the buzz of the music world with standout singles such as “Pristine,” which music magazine the Fader declared “an indie rock masterpiece.” 7:30 p.m. (doors). $15. — Hau Chu
AFI Docs , June 13-17
With 92 documentary films on the schedule, this year’s AFI Docs covers a dizzying array of topics — animal hoarding, fashion designer Alexander McQueen, the influence of big money in national politics. The five-day nonfiction film festival will show documentaries at AFI Silver Theatre in Silver Spring and in theaters and auditoriums across the District. AFI Docs will open with a screening of “Personal Statement,” focusing on Brooklyn high school seniors who encourage one another to get into college, and closes with “United Skates,” which delves into the influence of roller rinks on African American culture. Locations and times vary. Regular screenings, $15; weekday matinees, $12; opening-night screening, $50. — Adele Chapin
“Baselitz: Six Decades” at the Hirshhorn , opens June 21
If you go see this massive retrospective of German painter Georg Baselitz, you may well think that the Hirshhorn curators have hung some of the paintings upside-down. Heads, birds, feet and one enormous naked man all appear (intentionally) inverted in Baselitz’s emotional depictions — a technique, he says, that draws attention to the artifice of painting. The exhibit, which spans the artist’s career from the 1950s to today, showcases more than 100 of his paintings and sculptures, including “The Naked Man,” a painting so shocking, it was briefly confiscated by the German authorities in 1962. Through Sept. 16. Free. — Sadie Dingfelder
By the People Festival , June 21-24
At the inaugural By the People festival, created by the start-up incubator Halcyon House, artists will cover the District with yarn (as in Stacy Cantrell’s yarn-bomb at the Parks at Walter Reed), light (Nick Cave’s “Untitled” projection at Washington National Cathedral), fabric (Chloe Bensahel’s installation at Union Market) and more in a series of installations and performances, most of them free. There’s plenty to listen to at this self-described “arts and dialogue” festival, too, including talks from activist Yousef Bashir, astrobiologist Lucianne Walkowicz and psychiatrist Robert Waldinger. Times, prices and locations vary. — Lori McCue
Michael Che at Warner Theatre , June 28
If you’re used to live-tweeting Michael Che’s jokes from the Weekend Update desk on “Saturday Night Live,” you’ll have to put the phone away for the comedian’s Warner Theatre show this month. Che, who is working on material for a follow-up to his 2016 Netflix special “Michael Che Matters,” has followed Dave Chappelle’s lead and barred phones and smartwatches from the show (they’ll be locked up in pouches that attendees keep with them). Che, who last year became the first black co-head writer in “SNL’s” 43-season history, is known for his potent social commentary and biting criticisms of President Trump. 8 p.m., $25-$35. — R.G.
Even by today’s standards, 1968 was an astonishingly tumultuous year: There were the assassinations of Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy, student protests and massive rallies, the burning of cities and draft cards. It was also the year the National Portrait Gallery opened its doors to the public. In honor of its own 50th birthday, the NPG is exhibiting about 30 portraits of that year’s newsmakers, including the aforementioned political figures, the crew of Apollo 8 (the first people to orbit the moon), groundbreaking athletes Peggy Fleming and Arthur Ashe, and epoch-defining musicians including Aretha Franklin, Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin. Through May 19. Free. — S.D.