05/09/2012 11:55 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Yo-Yo People at Kennedy Center: Top 5 For May 9, 2012


1.) Yo-Yo People At Kennedy Center
The Look Both Ways: Street Arts Across America series continues with the aptly named Yo-Yo People. Blending yo-yos with hula hooping and unicycling, the duo believes in truth in advertising. If anyone from the Kennedy Center is reading this, please continue booking acts like this. These shows bring together a beautiful cross section of children and adults, all confused about what's going on, all of them smiling. 6 p.m., all ages, no cover

2.) Colin Quinn At DC Improv
The blunt, to the point, comic's comic is coming to the Improv for two nights. The former "S.N.L." Weekend Update anchor thrived on "Tough Crowd," playing the role of mediator of hot button issues. A veteran stand up, there isn't a crowd Quinn can't turn around. 8 p.m., 18+, $20

3. Mastadon At Fillmore Silver Spring
The future of metal has become its mainstream. Five years ago they were one of the only metal bands on indie rock summer fests. Now, they're one of many. The time has finally come for Black Sabbath-influenced metal. Intricate stoner rock riffs, mystical lyrics and long hair have returned to its rightful place on the metal stage. 7:30 p.m., all ages, $29.50

4.) Styleliner At 20th and P Street NW
What was once a food truck is now a fashion truck. Styleliner debuts in Dupont Circle today. This mobile boutique will be in town, mostly in Georgetown until the middle of June. So why go to the Wednesday event? Sales will benefit Women Thrive. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., all ages, prices vary

5.) Eurochannel Short Films Tour at SAIS
In honor of Europe Day, SAIS is bringing some short films about friendship and love to the District. 5 p.m., all ages, no cover


Thursday, May 10
Renegade DC at FotoDC FotoSpace
Photo show openings are usually fun events. No one is super stressed out because the art is already on the wall. This Renegade show features work shot at, in front of, and around D.C. landmarks, probably without a permit.

Friday, May 11
Mark Lanegan at 9:30
The graveliest voice in rock and roll, Lanegan has been slowly crooning into the hearts of alternative fans since the early 90s with Screaming Trees. He's worked with Queens of the Stone Age, Isobel Campbell, Greg Dulli and more. Think of him as rock and roll's utility player.

Saturday, May 12
Saranuta and Fwiends at DCAC
Sara Armour is the brainchild behind this new sketch show. This stand up, improviser and sketch performer has been slowly gaining more fans with stellar performances. The debut show of anything tend to be well produced and this should be no exception.

Sunday, May 13
Dance In The Circle at Dupont Circle
A six-hour outdoor dance event free and open to the public, this event brought to you by the same people that staged Soccer in the Circle and the Official Dupont Circle Snowball Fight. Established dance companies will teach one and all how to move.

Monday, May 14
"The Last Hour of Elena and Nicolae Ceausescu (Die letzten Tage der Ceausescus)" at Goethe-Institut
Nicolae Ceausescu was the head of the communist regime in Romania until its downfall. He and his wife Elena were sentened and executed on Christmas Day 1989, on television. Presented by the Goethe-Institut and will be introduced by Professor of Comparative Politics at the University of Maryland and Head of the Presidential Commission for the Analysis of the Communist Dictatorship in Romania in 2006 Vladimir Tismaneanu.