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Tonight: Independence Day mini-weekend

July 3, 2012 - 11:02 AM
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Independence Day is almost here, which means the beginning of the mini-weekend has arrived. This year, we're mostly thankful for our freedom to consume copious amounts of electricity, air conditioning, ice and for outlets to charge our gadgets.

BicycleSPACE launches its' Full Moon FireFly Ride edition tonight, one of a series of bike rides and picnics this summer. Done light colors in honor of fireflies. Glowsticks will be passed out. The ride will culminate with a grand late night picnic and musical guests. BicycleSPACE. 8 p.m. to midnight. Donations accepted.

MUSIC

The Jacksons Unity Tour 2012 at DAR Constitution Hall is canceled and Aerosmith at Jiffy Lube Live tonight is postponed.

Scissor Sisters' Magic Hour tour with Rye Rye at 9:30 Club. 7:30 p.m.

EFJO, a 19 piece Big Band brings the sounds of World War II to Blues Alley. 8 & 10 p.m. $25.

Bay area Soft White Sixties' soulful rock and roll arrives at Red Palace. Stereo Sleep opens. 8:30 p.m. $8.

INDEPENDENCE DAY

Around town Toki Underground and Fireworks Pizzeria will be closed for the holiday. Brixton's rooftop still awaits and Taylor Gourmet opens another location in Dupont Circle!

It wouldn't be Independence Day without a bit of Will Smith. Remember that July 4th in '96 when we stood in line at the movie theaters to watch the premiere? (or maybe I just dated myself.) Relive the experience at NoMa Summer Screen's 'Is 2012: The End of the World?' outdoor film series screening of Independence day. The fun starts at 7 p.m., with films starting at sundown. @AmoriniPanini @Kababji and @GridsWaffles food trucks will be serving! 2nd & L Sts. NE.

July 4th Grillin' with DC Brau. Grillin' on the rooftop with a perfect view of the fireworks all over the city. DC Brau Beer's are 4 bucks, chefs Amber and Austina will be grillin' up meats and DJ Bill Spieler will be on deck with summer time music. What could be better? DC9. 12 p.m. 21+. Free.

BYT Summer Camp Presents: FAT CAMP pool party at Capitol Skyline Hotel. The first 100 get a free burger. 11 a.m. $15.

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