What are you doing tonight? Niteside offers up some suggestions:
TUESDAY, JUNE 21
- The Silverdocs documentary filmfest is now under way at the AFI Silver Theatre (Colesville Road, Silver Spring, Md.) Tuesday's offerings include "Donor Unknown" (6:45 p.m.); "The Redemption of General Butt Naked" (8:15 p.m.) and "Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest" (8:45 p.m.). $10; see complete schedule here.
- W. Sherman Rogers, an author and a professor at Howard University Law School, will be giving the annual Juneteenth lecture at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library (901 G St. N.W.). June 19, 1865, is considered to have marked the end of slavery in the United States. 6:30 p.m.; free.
- The Coathangers will take the stage at the Red Palace (1212 H St. N.E.). This indie girl band is a mixture of punk, new wave and garage. 8:30 p.m. doors; $8.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22
- The NoMa Summer Screen outdoor films are great chances to eat, listen to music and catch a movie. This year's theme is trains, with music and food events beginning at 7 p.m. on L Street between 2nd and 3rd N.E. Grab a blanket and lay out on the lawn to enjoy a film under the stars. This week it's "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid." 9 p.m. movie; no cover.
- Wine Wednesdays: a day that everyone should celebrate. Come out to Tonic Foggy Bottom (2036 G St. N.W.) and enjoy wine, apps and entrées. Bottles of wine are only $20. Specials start at 5 p.m.; no cover.
- Electro Wednesdays at the Spot Lounge (1214 18th St. N.W.) are a great way to let out that extra energy. Just dance it out, OK? Happy hour prices from 5-10 p.m.; open bar 10-11 p.m.; cover varies.
THURSDAY, JUNE 23
- Join Live Green at Local 16 (1602 U St. N.W.) for a Summer Block Party. Listen to some House of Soul and snack on delicious treats from Java Green and Café Green. You'll also find drink specials, a raffle and a goodie bag filled with enviro-friendly items. 6 p.m.; $20 in advance; $25 at the door.
- "E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial" is this week's Capitol Riverfront Film Series offering at Tingey Plaza (100 Tingey St. S.E.). Go for food trucks, popcorn and sorbet, too. See more movies here.8:45 p.m; free admission.
- Looking for a more sophisticated night out? Join a Whisky Guild class and dinner cruise, featuring more than 100 whiskys and single malts on the Spirit of Washington DC, leaving from Pier 4 at the Southwest Waterfront (6th and Water streets S.W.). VIP admission 6 p.m.; $124.20. General admission 7 p.m.; $102.60.
FRIDAY, JUNE 24
- Boogie down at the '80s party at the Czech Embassy (3900 Spring of Freedom St. N.W.)! Beer and light refreshments will be available. '80s attire is recommended but not required, but come on, you know you want to dress up. To make a reservation, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with "80s Party" in the subject line. 7-11 p.m.; $10.
- Who's Bad?, "The World's #1 Michael Jackson Tribute Band" plays the 9:30 Club (815 V St. N.W.) presents. Single glittery glove optional. 8 p.m.; $20.
- One Night Stand: A Stand Against Breast Cancer aims to raise money and awareness for cancer research. Head to PJ Skidoos Restaurant (9908 Fairfax Blvd., Fairfax) for auctions, a DJ and happy hour specials. All proceeds will go to Stand Up To Cancer. 9 p.m.; $5 cover.
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