Things to do for June 11, 2015

The Weekender

Jazz, Sangria and Swedes. Right This Way.

The weekend likes it hot.

Thursday
Jazz. It’s Just Everywhere.
BLUE NOTES

Jazz. It’s Just Everywhere.

This week, jazz is popping up at the Hamilton, the Hecht’s Warehouse, Bohemian Caverns... pretty much all over. Pay special attention to the alfresco shows at Yards Park, with the likes of Esperanza Spalding and Common.

Friday
The Smithsonian Goes All Vinyl
RECORD KEEPERS

The Smithsonian Goes All Vinyl

If you haven’t seen the Smithsonian exhibit devoted to DC soul legend Mingering Mike, tomorrow is the time. Because three local collectors/DJs will be on hand with their extensive vinyl vaults. And turntables. Naturally.

If It’s World Cup, It’s Dupont Circle
SWEDE SMELL OF SUCCESS

If It’s World Cup, It’s Dupont Circle

Because there’s a World Cup going on again, there’s a game on giant screens in Dupont Circle again. Here’s the twist: our women are playing Sweden. And this event is sponsored by the Swedish Embassy. Which means a Swedish festival, DJs... and probably some divided loyalties.

Jun 12, 5:30pm, kickoff 8pm, Dupont Circle

Saturday
The Waterfront and Led Zeppelin
ANOTHER BRICK IN THE BLACKWALL

The Waterfront and Led Zeppelin

So now there’s a giant, glass-enclosed waterfront spot in Alexandria called Blackwall Hitch. The relevant data:

4: Bars.
1: Bar devoted to oysters.
2: Patios.
4: Fire-pit tables on one of those patios.
1: Quote from Led Zeppelin’s “The Ocean” painted on a prominent wall.
0: Stairways to heaven.

Sunday
Barcelona Wine Bar, Take 2
BARCA-LOUNGER

Barcelona Wine Bar, Take 2

You can’t have too much of a good thing. Especially when those things are sangria, manchego and scallops with serrano ham. Therefore, here’s another Barcelona Wine Bar near the National Cathedral, this one with dark walnut furniture and plenty of leather-bound books. So you know it’s important.

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