TOP 5 FOR MONDAY JUNE 18
1. Teen Mom, Alarms And Controls, Upforth At Fort Reno
The first Fort Reno show of 2012 means that summer is here. Teen Mom play jingly, comfortable pop songs. Alarms and Controls perform the type of post-rock you'd want to hear from a Dischord band. Upforth is a group of teenagers playing progressive rock that doesn't sound like it's being made by a group of teenagers. All ages, free, no drugs or alcohol. This is what D.C. rock is all about. 7 p.m., all ages, no cover
3. "Don't Stop Believin': Everyman's Journey" At AFI Silver Spring
The Silverdocs Festival kicks off with a documentary that has the potential to be a mainstream hit. Filipino singer Arnel Pineda went from a Journey cover band front man to Journey front man. Living the dream. 7 p.m., all ages, festival price packages vary
4. PostClassical Ensemble Mini-Recital At The Russian Cultural Center
A sampling of live classical music will gently ease you into the beginning of the week. 7 p.m., all ages, RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
5. Pua Ali’i ‘llima At Kennedy Center
Hawaiian dancing! Why not? 6 p.m., all ages, no cover
TOP 5 FOR THE NEXT 5 DAYS
Tuesday, June 19
Newsbabes Bash for Breast Cancer 2012 at Howard Theatre
A local star studded event to raise money for breast cancer research.
Wednesday, June 20
Rachel Bertsche at Sixth and I
There are multiple, successful web sites that make it easy to find a date to turn into a mate. What about one for friends? Bertsche's new book chronicles her journey of finding a new best friend after a move from New York to Chicago.
Thursday, June 21
Benevolent Media Festival Opening Party at Epic Yoga DC
A celebration for when design meets story telling.
Friday, June 22
Funniest Fed Finals at Lincoln Theater
An amateur best of? Not something we'd usually recommend. Host Tig Notaro is what has us willing and ready to purchase a ticket.
Saturday, June 23
The 20th Annual Safeway Barbecue Battle
One of the nations best food festivals, this two day love of all meat smoked includes musical performances from the Chuck Brown Tribute Band, Soul Asylum, Cowboy Mouth and more.