Thursday, August 28, 7 p.m.
Resonant Rogues Presents: The Revue Nouveau Variety Show

Rock And Roll Hotel, 1353 H St., NE

Resonant Rogues are out to prove that “vaudeville is alive and kickin,” with a night of cabaret, comedy, dance, and music. To top it off, Thursday night’s variety show includes a dance lesson for folks in the audience. What more could you ask for?

Deal nearby: The Pretzel Bakery

Friday, August 29, 9 p.m.
Comic Youth

Black Cat, 1811 14th St., NW

The Black Cat has been bringing impressive comics from all over the country to their summer stand-up series. Friday night they’re keeping it local, with a showcase of DC’s most promising under-21 comedians. These young ‘uns have already worked in clubs and cafes throughout the District, and now they’re all in one place.

Deal nearby: Grand Central

Friday, August 29, 9 p.m.
MJ Day 2014

930 Club, 815 V St., NW,

Every year since the King of Pop passed away in 2009, DJ Dredd has played host to DC’s biggest Michael Jackson dance party—featuring the hits, the misses, remixes, and deep cuts. A portion of the proceeds from the party go to DC’s famous Duke Ellington School of the Arts.

Deal nearby: Fast Gourmet

Saturday, August 30, 10 a.m. – 1p.m.
Anacostia River Treasure Hunt

Diamond Teague Park, 1st St. and Potomac Ave., SE

Explore the shores of the Anacostia River during the Washington Area Bicyclist Association’s free scavenger hunt. Teams of four will compete to figure out riddles and race to tweet or Instagram the solutions, all of which can be found along the Anacostia Riverwalk Trail. Pirate costumes optional, but encouraged.

Deal nearby: Las Placitas

Saturday, August 30 – Sunday, August 31
Virginia Scottish Games

Great Meadow, 5089 Old Tavern Rd., The Plains, VA

Head out to Loudoun for two days of bagpipes, Celtic music and dancing, food and drink, sheepherding, terrier races (yes, terrier races), and kilt-clad men throwing heavy things. You don’t have to be Scottish to enjoy the fun, but by the end, you’ll wish you were.

Deal nearby: Ah love Oil & Vinegar

Sunday, August 31, 8 p.m.
Labor Day Capitol Concert

West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol

Do something classy for once and head to the west lawn of the Capitol for the opening concert of the National Symphony Orchestra’s 2014-2015 season. The Sunday night program is a revue of music from TV, movies, and Broadway musicals, from composers like Aaron Copeland, John Philip Sousa, and Claude-Michel Schönberg.

Deal nearby: Georgia Brown's