- Michael Jackson (AP photo)
Happy birthday, Michael Jackson—the King of Pop would've turned 53 today. The big annual DJ Dredd MJ birthday celebration took place at the 9:30 Club on Friday night, but there are plenty of other birthday week festivities on deck.
*Tonight at Marvin, DJ Jahsonic presents a special, all-Mike edition of the popular Main Ingredient night. Things get started around 9 p.m. Arrive early to avoid a long line. 2007 14th St., NW. Free.
* Tomorrow night, the regular Up and Up Open Microphone at Liv becomes a special tribute to Jackson, featuring incredible vocalist Maimouna Yousef "and friends." Based on the Up and Up's track record, we're guessing those pals will be some of the best musicians in the DMV. 2001 11th St., NW. 9:30 p.m. Free before 8 p.m., $10.00 after.
* Thanks to last week's earthquake, the Scenario DJ night's special MJ tribute (another Jahsonic production) at the Topaz Hotel Lounge was postponed—the rescheduled date is tomorrow, Tuesday, August 30, at 1733 N Street, NW. 5 p.m. Free.