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Weekend planner: 'Turn Me On, Dammit!', Bride of Hipster Camp, Afrojack

June 1, 2012 - 10:42 AM
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Ping pong, beer and comedy, what could be better? Comet Ping Pong presents Comedy Night with improv troupes Jive Turkey, The Punctual Drunks and King Biscuit Time, and stand-up acts Akilah Green and Jason Pittman. Charlie Visconage and Taylor Durant of The Charlie Visconage Show will host the production. Comet Ping Pong. Friday. 10 p.m. $10.

Hipsters in bikinis! BYT presents: Bride of Hipster Camp kicking off another summer poolside at Capitol Skyline Hotel. Saturday. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. $15.

Artist Jasper Johns' solo exhibition Variations on a Theme features 100 iconic subjects explored from 1960 to present, celebrating "the legacy of Johns' prints, as seen in his visionary response to lithography, intaglio, silkscreen, and lead relief sculpture." Phillips Collection. Opens Saturday. Free this weekend only.

Prep your palates for the 19th Annual Taste of Georgetown, featuring cuisine, wine pairings, jazz, culinary personalities and nearly sixty dishes to devour. Wisconsin Ave. and M St. NW. Saturday. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Artist and author Tom Block's exhibit Jiwar and play White Noise opens at The Fridge. The duo piece creates a closer look at the life of a painter traveler with the paintings serving as a backdrop for the play. Saturday opening reception. 5 p.m. Free.

Spring Awakening, written by Steven Sater with music by Duncan Sheik, is a story of the journey from youth to adulthood. The winner of 8 Tony Awards opens at Keegan Theatre. Saturday opening night. 8 p.m.

Asia After Dark: Afro-Asiatic Mash-Up featuring a mash-up performance of Japanese vogue, dance, theater, storytelling and hip-hop choreographed by visual artist iona rozeal brown and performed by dancer Monstah Black. Freer/Sackler Gallery. Saturday. 8 p.m. $25 includes a free drink.

Shop for summer attire at the DC Flea: Part Deux at Blackbyrd. Sunday. 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.


Local alt-rock band Everything Falls album and video release party at Jammin' Java. TheRuinCity, Laws of Average and Matt Hutchison open. Sunday. 7 p.m. $10/$13.

D.C. Jazz Fest!! Events DC presents Jazz in the 'Hoods performance series featuring jazz in neighborhoods throughout the city with artists Roy Hargrove, Randy Weston, Dianne Reeves and more. Venues: The Hamilton, Howard, Theatre, Bohemian Caverns, Atlas Performing Arts Center and others. Starts Friday and runs until June 10. CapitalBop’s D.C. Jazz Loft Series presents jazz at intimate venues around town — The Dunes, The Fridge and the loft at 629 New York Ave. NW — with Todd Marcus Jazz Ensemble, Tarbaby and culminating with the Jazz Loft MegaFest featuring Marc Cary's Cosmic Indigenous and more. Starts Friday and runs until June 9.

Dutch electronic music producer and DJ Nick van de Wall better known by his stage name as Afrojack takes over the Fillmore Silver Spring. Friday. 8 p.m. $39.50.

Dawes performs with Sara Watkins at 9:30 Club. The California rock quartet is set to tour with British folk rock band Mumford and Sons this summer. Friday. 8 p.m. $25.

Sweet Tea Pumpkin Pie Fest Benefit featuring Sugar Dot Com, Kid is Qual, Corsair and Koshari at Black Cat. The Fall 2012 music festival is set to bring more than 200 bands and acts to town. Friday. 9 p.m. $10.


Where Do We Go Now? set in a remote village survived from former religious conflicts is a lighthearted look at life in a place where religion and beliefs are everything. A group of women unite to stop the men in town from starting a religious war, having already lost sons, husbands and fathers in previous conflicts. The women turn to clever ruses in hopes of distracting the men. West End Cinema. Friday.

AFI Silver Theatre screens films from the 12th Annual D.C. Caribbean Filmfest in recognition of Caribbean Heritage Month in June. Features films include Fire in Babylon, Stones in the Sun, Sing Your Song and more. AFI Silver Theatre. Friday to Monday.

A Tribeca Film Festival winner for Best Screenplay, Turn Me On, Dammit! is a candid teenage sex comedy starring 15-year-old Alma. When we first meet her, "she's sprawled out on the kitchen floor of her mom's house with her hand down her pants, eagerly following the instructions of some phone-sex dude named Stig." Salon reviews, "You’ll have to trust me that this is the setup for a memorably awkward sight gag and not a creepazoid NC-17 fantasy — or, to put it another way, if Alma definitely has a dirty mind, the movie doesn’t." E Street Cinema. Opens Friday. Subtitled.

ReadySetStage production in partnership with Kool Raunch Collective present If Or If, an experimental evening of dance, installation and sound. The collaborative work is set against an experiment divided in three parts, testing theories on the idea of human identity. Atlantico. Saturday. 8 p.m. $10/$15. Limited space. Open bar from 7 to 8 p.m.

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