09/05/2012 11:03 am ET

Kofi Annan At Sixth And I: HuffPost DC Top 5 For September 5


1. Kofi Annan At Sixth And I
Can you think of any other former United Nations secretaries general speaking tonight in town? 7 p.m., all ages, sold out

2. Bare! At Black Fox Lounge
For the story telling fan that likes things a little risque, this monthly series brings sex educators, storytellers and comedians together. 8 p.m., 21+, $8

3. Get Connected At Union Station
All day today businesses in Union Station will be offering specials to make waiting for a train not so boring. If you're not in a shopping mood, Cirque du Soleil's "TOTEM" will be performing for free at noon and 1 p.m. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., all ages, no cover

4. Deerhoof At Black Cat
Indie rock can be fun! 8 p.m., 18+, $15

5. First Cameraman: Documenting The Obama Presidency In Real Time At Corcoran
The first official videographer of the White House, Arun Chaudhary, celebrates the release of his first book with a lecture at the Corcoran. The man with maybe the most access to the POTUS next to FLOTUS, Chaudhary's perspective will be interesting to explore. 7 p.m., all ages, $6 to $15


Thursday, September 6
Beyond the Parking Lot Opening Reception
at Artisphere
See the recently opened Artisphere exhibit with a crowd of art and nature loving Joni Mitchell fans.

Friday, September 7
Photographs of Social Life in Washington DC, 1900-1960
at Carroll Square
From the National Geographic Image Collection come this collection of images that will make D.C. seem foreign and beautiful.

Saturday, September 8
Water Stories
at Stages Premier
Prints by Lisa Sheirer will be featured at this art opening.

Sunday, September 9
Adams Morgan Day Festival

A loud, rambunctious, crowded, first real day of the NFL street festival. Embrace the madness.

Monday, September 10
Miss Shevaughn & Yuma Wray at Black Cat

This Americana duo releases their new album that night with a headlining show at the Backstage.

Beyond the Parking Lot