Quite simply, this was a terrible week. If ever people needed a little break and some fun, it’s now, with Capitol Hill’s first shutdown/shootout/car chase week finally winding down.
Mind if I Play Through?
The DC Drive-In at Union Market returns Friday night with the greatest golf movie ever, “Caddyshack.” If Bill Murray, Chevy Chase, Ted Knight and Rodney Dangerfield can’t make you forget your pain, you might be beyond hope. Movie starts at dusk at 1309 5th St. NE, but get there early to eat and drink of Union Market’s delights.
It Might Get Loud
If you’re in the mood to scream at the top of your lungs, bounce up and down for a couple of hours and paint your face red and black, you’re in luck. D.C. United plays the Chicago Fire Friday at 8 p.m. at RFK Stadium. With the city and United now united on building a soccer specific stadium near Nationals Park, go see Major League Soccer at its most primal in D.C.’s own loud-house.
Music for the People
Rock N Roll Hotel at 1353 H St. NE heads into the weekend with some wide and divergent acts. On Friday, local super group Black Masala, a punk/bluegrass/gypsy local superband plays a triple bill with M.H. and His Orchestra and Orchester Prazevica. Doors at 8 p.m., show at 9 p.m., $10 in advance and at the door. Saturday night brings a little reggae, with another set of locals — Lucky Dub, who will play with Dub City Renegades and Aliflic. Doors at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m. $10, in advance or at the door.
Roll Call After Dark is about what Washington does when it's not at work.
The District of Columbia is a cultural capital where you can you get your kicks from movies projected on the National Mall, lectures on vermouth or Russian avant-garde art. There's always something to do.
Jason Dick is the Hill Life editor for Roll Call and has also worked at Greenwire, CongressDaily and National Journal Daily during his time in Washington. @jasonjdick