A little late, I know but again, it’s Memorial Day, the ultimate sleep-in day. Woke up just in time for these events.
What: Memorial Day Gaming @ Cafe Luna
Where: Cafe Luna, 1633 P St NW, Washington, DC
Metro: Dupont Circle, Red line
How Much: Free
Pro Tips: Meetup group, DC Games Deluxe, are hosting this particular event. Someone’s bringing Risk. Someone else is bringing Settlers of Catan. Bring your own game and get ready for a chill Memorial Day playing your favorite games.
Gottaswing, America’s largest exclusively swing dance instruction and dance event promotion company, presents a Memorial Day Swing Dance Party with music played by Lady Luck and the Suicide Kings and dance lessons taught by instructors Tom Koerner and Debra Sternberg at 5:00 p.m.
Where: Kennedy Center
Metro: Foggy Bottom, Blue/orange lines, then take free Kennedy Center shuttle
How Much: Free
Pro Tips: Ready to get your patriotic dancing hips a-shakin’ ? Any band that calls themselves the Suicide Kings are clearly hardcore. Go early cause seats and space fill up quickly.
Armageddon has struck and the grid is down: no TV, no radio, no internet—how will life go on? For one group of tenacious survivors, sitting around a fire and reminiscing about The Simpsons proves to be the greatest escape from despair. Miraculously, from their collective memories, a new industry struggles to be born: a crude theatrical re-creation of the digital culture we can’t possibly live without.
Where: Woolly Mammoth, 641 D St NW, Washington DC
Metro: Chinatown/Gallery Pl, Red line
How Much: Pay what you can.
Pro Tips: Monday, May 28th & Tuesday, May 29th, 8pm. Tickets sold at 6pm each evening, two per person, cash/check only. Lines begin forming around 5pm. Performances typically sell out.
What: Princess Mononoke
When: 6:45pm -9pm
Where: AFI Silver, 8633 Colesville Rd, Silver Spring, MD
Metro: Silver Spring, Red line
How Much: $11.50
Pro Tips: Last day to catch this particular Ghibli gem on the big screen. If you’re going to remember a battle today, memorialize the crazy fantastical, environmental one happening on screen tonight at the AFI Silver.