- Chuck Prophet
PARTIES + LITERATURE + ART + DANCE
Urban Corps and Alliance Francaise present the Urban Corps Transatlantic Hip-Hop Festival's closing night event: Urban Corps Hip Hop Battle + Dance Party. The final night unites the message of cultural exchange with a dance battle featuring French dance crews, Cie De Fakto, Cie Par-Allèles and Cie KLP, and local crews, Urban Artistry, Dcypher and Culture Shock. Artisphere. Friday. 9 p.m. $5.
DC Zinefest presents Pop Up Zine Library, Art Show, and Zine Reading. "Zines" are self-published small magazines. The second annual event features zine magazines and comics and zinester art at the Fridge's pop-up library and pop-up gallery. The night also features readings by Jen Twigg of Jen(ny) Ambular, Rachel of Hoax and Linsay of Runcible Spoon. The Fridge. Friday. 8 p.m. $5.
BYT & La Maison Francaise Present: Zou Bisou Bisou, a special Embassy of France after-hours party featuring drinks, music, art, performances, lights, photos and awkward cheek kisses. Embassy of France. Saturday. 8 p.m. $20/$25.
The DC Latino Collective Art Show ft. Latino Poetry at The Fridge. Latino poets, Sami Miranda and Martiza Rivera from Puerto Rico and Quique Aviles from El Salvador, examine what it means to live in a multicultural world. Saturday. 7 p.m.
Black Cat kicks off the long weekend with some dance parties. Eighties Mayhem Super 80's Dance Party with DJs Steve EP, Missguided, Killa K and Krasty McNasty take over Black Cat Mainstage. Friday. 9 pm. $10. Timbaland Vs. The Neptunes Dance Party with DJ Eskimo and John Jazz take over Black Cat Backstage. Friday. 9:30 p.m. $5.
Wallpaper. with The Dance Party at U Street Music Hall. Friday. 7 p.m. $10.
Drake's Club Paradise Tour with J.Cole, Waka Flocka Flame, Meek Mill, 2 Chainz, and French Montana at Verizon Center. Friday. 7 p.m. If you missed the show, the Drake hosts an after party at the Howard Theatre. #DrakeHotelNoir. 11 p.m. $20.
Sonic Circuits celebrates works by American composers John Cage performed by D.C. area students. Kennedy Center Millennium Stage. Saturday. 6 p.m. Free.
National Symphony Orchestra: National Memorial Day Concert. A celebration of the men and women in uniform with an all-star line-up including Colin L. Powell (USA Ret.), multi-platinum rock band Daughtry, singer/songwriter Natalie Cole, country music star Trace Adkins, American Idol finalist Jessica Sanchez, actress Ellen Burstyn, actress Selma Blair, and tenor Russell Watson. Conductor Jack Everly will lead the National Symphony Orchestra. U.S. Capitol West Lawn. Sunday. 8 p.m. Free.
Steve Jobs: The Lost Interview opens at West End Cinema. In 1995, Jobs sat for a memorable interview with Bob Cringely, during the making of Cringely's TV series, Triumph of the Nerds. It was 10 years since Jobs left Apple, when he was running NeXT, a computer company he'd founded. Friday.
Artomatic 2012 Festival presents a screening of Kebab Connection, a German comedy about "love, parenthood, martial arts, family and really big stuffed pitas." Friday. 7 p.m. Free.
Hysteria, a romantic comedy about the birth of the electro-mechanical vibrator at the peak of the Victorian era opens at Bethesda Row Cinema. Starring Maggie Gyllenhaal, Hugh Dancy, Jonathan Pryce, Felicity Jones, and Rupert Everett. Friday.
Galinsky and Hawley Retrospective Week presents weekend screenings of Half-Cocked and Battle for Brooklyn. With a Q&A with directors Michael Galinsky and Suki Hawley following the screening of Half-Cocked. Artisphere. Saturday. 5 p.m.