07/30/2012 11:51 am ET

Go-Go Live At Politics And Prose: HuffPost DC Top 5 For July 30

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1. Natalie Hopkinson At Politics And Prose
Contributing editor of TheRoot.com and former Washington Post writer and editor, Hopkinson tracks the urban history of race through go-go music. She'll sign copies of her book, "Go-Go Live: The Musical Life and Death of a Chocolate City" after speaking. 7 p.m., all ages, no cover, $22.95 for the book

2. "From Here To Eternity" At Screen On The Green
That kiss. The one on the beach. See that kiss on the National Mall. Dusk, all ages, no cover

3. Little Spoons Comedy Showcase At 2503 Champlain Place NW
The all-female stand up showcase is moving to a new location in Adams Morgan. If you're not familiar with the stand-up scene but comedy clubs seem a little off-putting, this comfortable loft space will welcome you with open arms. 8 p.m., all ages, no cover

4. The Dø At U Street Music Hall
This French/Finnish indie pop band make beautiful music. See them in a beautiful venue. 7 p.m., all ages, $12

5. "Night of the Living Dead: Reanimated" At McFadden's
"Night of the Living Dead" is one of the most important films and best zombie films of all time. It also happens to be in the public domain. This is a good thing. Since anyone can do anything to the source material, we get things like this "Reanimated" version of the film. One hundred artists interpreted scenes from the film to give the audience a new experience with an old film. Super cool. 8 p.m., 21+, no cover


Tuesday, July 31
Aaron Thompson
at Paperhaus
This former D.C./current NYC singer/songwriter will please Jeff Buckley fans in both style and ability.

Wednesday, August 1
"Top Chef Masters" Viewing Party
at Art & Soul's Art Bar
Watch the show with the guy that was on the show.

Thursday, August 2
Old Crow Medicine Show
at 9:30 Club
Each year that passes the Old Crow Medicine Show slowly increases their fan base. Two nights of sold-out shows at the 9:30 Club means that a large theater is next. It may be time to give in to the scalpers.

Friday, August 3
John Mulaney
at DC Improv
"S.N.L.'s" funniest person may be behind the scenes. This writer has released two near perfect stand up albums, was a talking head on multiple VH1 shows and is hilarious when performing sketches with Nick Kroll. Able to ride the line between alt comic and mainstream clubs, if Mulaney is the future of comedy, the future is in good hands.

Saturday, August 4
MidCity Dog Days

A chance to get deals and specials from neat stores and restaurants along 14th Street? Sure. We were going to stroll through the neighborhood anyway.

GO-GO LIVE: The Musical Life and Death of a Chocolate City from Natalie Hopkinson on Vimeo.