What are you doing tonight? We offer up some suggestions:
FRIDAY, JUNE 8:
- Skiz Fernando is turning up the heat not only in the kitchen at the Montserrat House (2016 9th St. NW). He'll be cooking 10+ cultural dishes from his cookbook "Rice & Curry: Sri Lankan Home Cooking." Buy your tickets in advance; space is limited. See complete menu here. 7 p.m.; $50.
- Brightest Young Things throws a wildlife-themed Capital Pride party at the Howard Theater (620 T St. NW), featuring international superstar Amanda Lepore, queer legend JD Samson (Le Tigre/MEN), Big/Bright, Natty Boom, DJ MAJR and more. 9 p.m.-3:30 a.m.; $15-$25.
- Catch the cleverly constructed "Election" featuring Matthew Broderick and Reese Witherspoon at the Rosslyn Outdoor Film Festival at Gateway Park (1300 Lee Highway, Arlington). Sunset; free. Weekly movies through Aug. 24.
SATURDAY, JUNE 9:
- Capital Pride's capstone event is finally here! The Capital Pride Parade leaves from Dupont Circle and brings its own party along 17th Street before concluding at Thomas Circle. If you're looking for a spot to kick back, try Capital Pride's Beer Garden at JR's(17th & Church streets NW) during the parade. Beer garden 3-10 p.m.; $5 cover. Parade 4:30 p.m.; free. See the parade map here.
- The first Mother Trucker Pool Party of the season kicks off at the Capitol Skyline Hotel pool (10 Eye St. SW), featuring DJs Reed Rothchild (H.O.R.), James Nasty (Wild Yams) and more. Go for PBR swag, giant slip-and-slides, bounce houses and 10+ food trucks. Like their Facebook page for $5 off pool entry before 3 p.m. 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; $15 pool party; food truck area free.
SUNDAY, JUNE 10:
- Put on your “pumped up kicks” and head to Merriweather Post Pavillion to enjoy a live performance by indie rock group Foster the People. The concert will also feature well-known rockers The Kooks as well as alternative/soul singer Kimbra. Be prepared for an incredible music event, especially for a Sunday night. 5:30 p.m.; $35 - $45.
- Get a taste of New Orleans at the Louisiana Swamp Romp at Wolf Trap (1645 Trap Road, Vienna). Performers include the Allen Toussaint Band, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band and Big Sam’s Funky Nation. Chow down on Cajun fare while you groove -- you'll find crawfish, corn on the cob, chicken gumbo, Zapp’s Cajun Crawtator Chips, pecan pralines and more. 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; $25.
- Kick your feet up at sunset and enjoy “The Muppets” with family and friends on the National Harbor (Md.). Lawn chairs are recommended; no coolers allowed. Dusk. Free.