The weekend's best bets in nightlife, festivals, music, sports and so much more around the Washington area. Want more ideas? Check out Fritz Hahn's Nightlife Agenda.
Friday: Dial up the nostalgia for “Back to the Future” movie night at Wolf Trap with the National Symphony Orchestra. Actress Lea Thompson, who played Marty McFly’s teenage mother in the hit film, will have a discussion with the film’s composer, Alan Silvestri, and Emil de Cou, the NSO conductor, at 7:30 p.m., and fans can take pictures with DeLoreans in front of the box office. Then go back in time — 30 years, if you can believe it — and enjoy the film on the big screens with the NSO accompaniment. The movie starts at 8:30 p.m., and tickets are $30-$58.
Friday: Even if you’re tired of hearing and reading the word “millennial,” the Millennial Made: Food Face Off at 1776 — near the end of the Millennial Week D.C. 2015 — should be fun and affordable. Young chefs from the Union Kitchen food incubator will be manning four stations and competing to make the “best bite”: Eco Caters, Dirty South Deli, Quickstep Catering and Haute Saison. The event starts at 7 p.m. and tickets are $30.
Friday: You've probably already seen "Jurassic World," which opened last weekend to record numbers. Now you can relive the first dinosaur blockbuster when the Union Market Drive-In screens "Jurassic Park." (Some millennials weren't even born when that original film opened in 1993.) The lot opens at 6 p.m., the movie begins at 8 p.m., and it's free if you're walking and biking. For drivers, it's $10.
Friday-Sunday: The annual AFI Docs film festival continues throughout the weekend in venues around the city. A few highlights: "Uncertain" (Friday at 4:30 p.m. at AFI Silver, Sunday at 7:15 p.m. at Landmark’s E Street Cinema) drops in on a dying Texas town; "Peace Officer" (Saturday at 11 a.m. at Landmark’s E Street Cinema) follows a former cop investigating the death of his son-in-law; and the closing film, "Mavis," (Sunday at 7 p.m. at the National Portrait Gallery) documents the life of thelegendary singer Mavis Staples. (And a shameless plug for a project from The Post: "First and 17" gets the World Premiere treatment at AFI Docs on Saturday at Navy Memorial Theater and Sunday at AFI Silver. I've seen it; it's good!) Tickets are $10-$12 for regular screenings.
Friday-Sunday: Taste of Reston at Reston Town Center goes all in on food, rides, music and vendors on Friday and Saturday, then ditches everything but the carnival on Sunday. More than 20 restaurants will be dishing on Friday and Saturday, and there will be a few local drafts on tap as well on "Explorer Street": Old Bust Head, DC Brau and Flying Dog. The carnival runs until 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and until 8 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is free; 24 taste tickets costs $20, as does 24 ride tickets.
Friday-June 28: The annual D.C. Black Theatre Festival, which started in 2010, will put on 100 full-length plays during a 10-day stretch in venues around the city, all fitting into one of three genres: traditional, gospel and urban. There also is a one-act-play battle in four categories, with audience members picking a winner each evening. The festival gets underway with “Letters From Zora: In Her Own Words,” a one-woman show staring Vanessa Bell Calloway as author Zora Neale Hurston, at THEARC on Friday and Saturday. Prices and venues vary; visit dcblacktheatrefestival.com for more information.
Saturday: The Capitol Steps political comedy troupe claims to put the “mock” in democracy, and the performers will get an early start on mocking the vote when they begin recording their July 4 "Politics Takes a Holiday" radio special at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center. Expect lyrical skewering of Hillary Clinton, Ted Cruz, Jeb Bush and the other candidates and possible electoral participants in this very-D.C. event, which will have an additional recording session on June 27. The fun starts at 7:30 p.m., and tickets are $34-$36.
Saturday: The good news: Jimmy Buffett, who plays Jiffy Lube Live at 8 p.m., is still regularly performing "My Head Hurts, My Feet Stink and I don't Love Jesus." The bad news: He's also still singing "Cheeseburger in Paradise" and that song he did with Alan Jackson. (We'll save "Margaritaville" for another discussion.) Regardless, if you want to join the throng of Parrotheads who happily swim shark-infested waters (a.k.a. Interstate 66) to see Buffett do his thing every summer, tickets ($36-$136) remain available.
Saturday: Red Bull BC One, a prestigious B-Boy breaking competition, will hold a regional event at Blind Whino in Southwest D.C. starting at 3 p.m. The competition is set up as a bracket of 16 B-Boys going head to head throughout the event; the winner advances to the North American finals later this summer in Orlando. The event is free to attend, you just have to RSVP here.
Saturday-Sunday: The beer list for Northern Virginia Summer Brewfest, one of the last big area festivals of the season, is shaping up nicely, with a mix of local favorites — 3 Stars, Heavy Seas, DC Brau and the event’s organizer, Mad Fox — in addition to area up-and-comers such as Ocelot Brewing, Adroit Theory and Fair Winds. The event puts a heavy emphasis on regional brews, with a range spreading no farther than Pennsylvania to the north and North Carolina to the south. And what goes better than a long day outside drinking beer than a corn hole tournament? The party at Bull Run Regional Park runs from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day, and tickets are $10-$35.
Sunday: More yoga on the Mall? Sure, why not. This time, the reason is International Day of Yoga, which will feature yoga demonstrations, guided meditations and dances and musical performances. Bring your mat to the Sylvan Theatre on the Mall, near the Washington Monument; the even starts at 8:30 a.m., and it's free, but you should register if you intend to go.
Sunday: Learn to make pupusas or, even better yet, eat a variety of pupusas at Pupusafest at the Shrine of the Sacred Heart in Columbia Heights. The event runs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and you can get three pupusas for $5.
Sunday: Happy birthday, gigantic, grudge-holding, man-eating shark! To celebrate the 40th anniversary of “Jaws,” Steven Spielberg’s summer classic is swimming back to the big screen for a two-day party. (It's also playing on Wednesday, June 24.) Fathom Events will broadcast the movie, which includes a new introduction by Turner Classic Movies host Ben Mankiewicz. Check FathomEvents.com for a complete list of theaters in Maryland and Virginia.
Sunday: D.C. United, fresh off a U.S. Open Cup win over Pittsburgh, returns to MLS action at RFK Stadium against the New England Revolution. United remains atop the Eastern Conference standings; New England sits in second place. The match starts at 5 p.m., and tickets are $20-$55.