TOP 5 FOR THURSDAY, JUNE 21
1. Jill Scott at Verizon Center
Jill Scott is great but probably can't sell out the Verizon Center. Openers Kem, Salt-N-Pepa and Doug E. Fresh should make a packed house a sure bet. The openers present the fun past and Scott is the bright future. You're guaranteed a good time whenever you arrive. Also, the Verizon Center utilizes air condidtioning. 7 p.m., all ages, $40.35 to $171.05
2. Slick Rick At Howard Theatre
The hip-hop legend will be celebrating the late, great Godfather of Go-Go Chuck Brown. Rick will be backed up by the New Orleans group The Soul Rebels. Rare Essence will also perform. In case you were worried about missing Game 5 of the NBA Finals, the game will be on the screens during the show. Also, the Howard Theatre utilizes air conditioning. 8 p.m., all ages, $25
3. Sushi With Sake And Sumo Wrestling At 918 F St. NW
Events like these make Living Social more than just a deal app. Utilizing its new downtown space for a mix of food and entertainment, the company is turing into a one-stop shop for an evening of events. This fairly priced event will get you fed and feature athletes that can't help but make you feel thin. Also, the space utilizes air conditioning. 5 p.m., 21+, $39
4. Benevolent Media Festival Opening Party At Epic Yoga DC
A celebration for when design meets storytelling. The five-day fest will feature a wide array of events, definitely something to keep in mind when you're making weekend plans. Most of the venues involved utilize air conditioning. 7 p.m., 18+, $8 to $10
5. Edie Sedgwick, Art Sorority For Girls, Brenda At Fort Reno
If you can weather tonight's weather (sorry), the second Fort Reno concert of the season brings the noise for the young and old. 7 p.m., all ages, no cover
TOP 5 FOR THE NEXT 5 DAYS
Friday, June 22
Swamp Keepers at Zoo Bar
Ian Walters and Co. perform marathon sets of jazzy blues or bluesy jazz or whatever sounds really, really good at the end of long week in a dark bar that makes you feel like you're not in D.C.
Sunday, June 24
Jason Nazary at Paperhaus
It's wonderful that you can see some traditional jazz any night of the week on 14th Street, but what about the more adventurous free jazz? You'll have to head to Petworth for some experimental tunes.
Monday, June 25
Little Spoons Comedy Showcase at Blind Dog Cafe
The third installment of this monthly comedy showcase will feature seven female comics. The one we're excited to see is improvisor, sketch performer and stand up Sara Armour.
Tuesday, June 26
Fiona Apple at Warner Theater
The new album is really good and Apple barely tours. See her whenever you're within a 100 mile radius.