Get Creative on a $20 Budget This Weekend
True story: I'm writing this after splurging my last twenty-dollar bill on an extra-large pizza with six toppings. (But, like the following weekend recommendations, it was so worth it.)
- Tonight, free-game your weekend pre-game in the park at Fort Reno with Dischord Records drag-rocker Edie Sedgwick — alternately known as Justin Moyer, former bassist for El Guapo. Moyer's band takes the stage with Art Sorority For Girls and Brenda as opening acts. The first set starts at 7 p.m.
- On Friday, check out the 8 p.m. debut of the Dead Kennedy Center, DC's latest makeshift alt-space, located in an alley just behind the Atlas Theater on H Street NE. Folk-punk will be served up by Typefighter, following three openers.
- Saturday brings a 7:30 p.m. underground screening of Salt of the Earth, the only American film to be blacklisted in this country — written, directed, and produced by members of the original "Hollywood Ten" who were blacklisted for refusing to answer Congressional inquiries on First Amendment grounds. Look for a sign to the right of historic Besson's Cleansing Establishment on 14th Street NW between N Street and Rhode Island Avenue for the entrance to this pop-up cinema.
- To finish out your weekend, hit up Petworth pop-up venue The Paperhaus (4912 3rd Street NW) on Sunday with another $8 in hand to see a series of solo musicians and experimental ensemble Catoctin perform starting at 8 p.m.
According to my math, that's five local arts-related things to do this weekend at a total of $16 — which may not leave you enough change for a massive Grandma's White pizza from Manny & Olga's, but might just score you a jumbo slice.
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