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Reimagining Alice, FIGMENT, David Byrne And St. Vincent: HuffPost DC Top 5 For September 28-30

09/28/2012 12:27 pm ET
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TOP 5 FOR FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28

1. "Reimagining Alice" At GooDBuddY
This art exhibit features Alice and friends reimagined in glass. The photos look great. We're excited to see what they look like in 4D. 5 p.m., all ages, no cover

2. Ra Ra Rasputin At Black Cat
One of D.C.'s indie rock finest celebrate their 5-year anniversary. Openers Miyazaki are also worth checking out. 9 p.m., 21+, $12

3. Nick Vatterott At Workhouse Arts Center
The winner of the 2011 Andy Kaufman award may not be well known but comedy nerds know he will be. Fans of Reggie Watts, take note. 8 p.m., 18+, $15 to $20

4. Asia After Dark At Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
This sampling of music from across Asia sounds diverse and fun. DJs, black and white art films, percussionists, mixed media artists and more types of performers will make up this regular event. 7 p.m., 21+, $15 to $25

5. As Was Written At Lyceum
Poets, writers, comics and musicians will share the stage, trying to outdo each other with quality performance. A well-curated lineup of locals and former locals, this series has consistently grown for good reason. 8:30 p.m., 21+, $10 to $15

Reimagining Alice

TOP 5 FOR SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29

1. FIGMENT DC At Yards Park
A more participatory Artomatic meets Burning Man. This one-day art and everything else festival is free to the public. If the weather is nice, why not stop by? 11 a.m., all ages, no cover

2. Dance For The Dying At Red Palace
The local four-piece celebrates the release of their newest record alongside another very fine local act Ugly Purple Sweater. 9 p.m., 18+, $8

3. DC Walk For The Animals And Pet-A-Palooza At Marie Reed Elementary School
Let animals warm your heart. If you can't take a new friend home, participate in the walkathon to end homelessness. If you don't like using your legs, relax and watch a parade of dogs while getting your face painted. 10 a.m., all ages, no cover

4. TNT! At Haydees
Our favorite soul dance party in a Latin American restaurant returns for their monthly engagement. 10 p.m., 21+, no cover

5. Crystal City Diamond Derby At 2345 Crystal Dr., Arlington, Va.
Participate or cheer on an indoor-garage bike race, witness a fashion show, check out art, enjoy cocktails and spend an evening in an Arlington parking garage like you're an extra from the motocross race scene in "Batman and Robin." 4 p.m., 21+, $20

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TOP 5 FOR SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 30

1. David Byrne And St. Vincent At Music Center At Strathmore
A music fans dream couple. It felt like tickets sold out for this before they went on sale. 8 p.m., all ages, sold out

2. "Amadeus" At National Gallery of Art
The director's cut of 1984 Oscar winner for free in a beautiful museum. 4 p.m., all ages, no cover

3. "Valley Of The Saints" At National Geographic Museum
The All Roads Film Festival closes with this screening. 6 p.m., all ages, $8 to $91

4. DC Green Festival At Walter E. Washington Convention Center
125 authors, leaders and educators, hands-on DIY workshops, film installation, green kids' zone, organic beer and wine, vegetarian cuisine and live music. Everything you'd expect from a green event. 11 a.m., all ages, $10 to $49, also Saturday

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