Aisha Tyler, Faye Lane, DC Flea: HuffPost DC Top 5 For June 29, 30, July 1

06/29/2012 01:09 pm ET

TOP 5 FOR FRIDAY, JUNE 29

1. Aisha Tyler At DC Improv
One of the few reasons to watch "The Talk" and one of the many reasons to watch "Archer," Tyler may be one of the only standups that draws equally well with house wives and comic book nerds. Funny and universal without cow towing, she's rare. 8 p.m., 10:30 p.m., 18+, $22, also June 30

2. "A Simple Life" At Freer Gallery
The film that garnered Ann Hui Best Director, Andy Lau Best Actor and Deanie Ip Best Actress at Taiwan's Golden Horse Film Festival will be screened as part of the 17th Annual Made in Hong Kong Film Festival. 7 p.m., all ages, no cover

3. Cryfest: The Cure vs. The Smiths At Black Cat
Sometimes Morrissey makes us very sad. Sometimes he makes us want to dance. This makes us want to dance. Also, The Cure is better than The Smiths. 9 p.m., all ages, $10

4. Poutine Party At Rhino Bar
Poutine is that delicious and worst-thing-for-your-heart Canadian treat. Fries, gravy, cheese and happiness clog artiries and put smiles on faces before helping heart attacks rise up and destroy us. It's sort of an official Canadian dish. To celebrate the upcoming Canada Day, July 1, the Canadian Embassy, the Eat Wonky food truck and Rhino Bar have teamed up for this all you can eat/drink poutine party. Canada is the best at fries and beer. Sold out

5. Quilt, The Tender Trill, Young Magic At Comet Ping Pong
If you can stand the heat, head to Comet to dance with a bunch of kids in love with a bunch of indie rock bands. 10 p.m., all ages, $10

TOP 5 FOR SATURDAY, JUNE 30

1. Faye Lane’s Beauty Shop Stories At Atlas Performing Arts Center
A one-woman story telling show from a former Texas beauty queen. It won the 2010 audience award at Fringe and Joan Rivers is a fan. We're sold. 8 p.m., all ages, $22

2. Iron Maiden, Alice Cooper At Jiffy Lube Live
Because it's fun to act out scenes from "Wayne's World." 7:30 p.m., all ages, $40 to $109.25

3. TNT! At Haydees
One of the best soul dance parties is held on the last Saturday of the month at a Mount Pleasant Mexican restaurant. The three DJs, Mikhail Z, 'Dos Dedos' Garcia and Mad Squirrel have only play vinyl, flow seamlessly from the '50s to the '80s and do not care what region, BPM or cultural cachet the song has, good music will be spun. 10 p.m., all ages, no cover

4. Temperance Tour
It's too hot for booze. Take a stroll through the District of Columbia and learn about our former non-drinking days. 12 p.m., all ages, no cover, $7 for entry to the Woodrow Wilson House

5. Better Said Than Done At Epicure Café
The beauty of story telling shows is that they always make the crowd feel better about their life and they're able to cover any topic. This event's theme is, “Independence Day -- stories of freedom, declarations, and fireworks!” This broad topic allows the story tellers to talk about pretty much whatever they want, making sure that entertainment comes first. 6 p.m., all ages, $10

TOP 5 FOR SUNDAY, JULY 1

1. DC Flea At Blackbyrd Warehouse
Once a month the bar/restaurant turns over their space to some of the finest curators of men's and women's vintage fashion. Besides saving hours, if not days, from visiting Goodwill and Salvation Army, you'll also find a good number of beautiful people willing to mingle. 12 p.m., all ages, no cover

2. "Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play" At Woolly Mammoth
Last chance to see the critically acclaimed new play from the Woolly Mammoth. The premise is the reality of many evenings spent in friends basements as a teenager, remember that time on "The Simpsons..." In a world without electricity, a group of survivors share stories of not quite their own experiences, but instead memories of "The Simpsons." 8 p.m., all ages, $40 to $50

3. Serenade! Festival Celebration Concert At Strathmore
Choirs from around the world will showcase their talents. From Canada to South Africa, Australia to the Czech Republic, the day will definitely have an international feel. The concert will conclude with all 325 singers performing two songs, one of which is a world premiere. 4 p.m., all ages, no cover

4. Source Festival At Source Theater
Final day to check out the fifth annual Source Festival. 1 p.m. to 8 p.m., all ages, $10 to $20

5. Brunch At Smoke and Barrel
Since it's a billion degrees outside you probably don't want to turn on your oven. Head to the former Asylum and feast on their no-longer vegan brunch. The vegan options are still there, but the delicious meats from dead animals is definitely the focus. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., all ages, $14.95

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