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ToDo ToDay: Yung Gleesh, Judas Priestess, and DC Zinefest

gleeshYung Gleesh is the jester of the DMV hip-hop scene. He rhymes in a barely intelligible slur, he’s prone to doing the robot in his videos, and he’s not afraid to be a goof. But just as easily as he entertains with the pants-dropping antics he displays in the hilarious “Deuce Mane” video, he delivers tough-life lyrics with a piercing clarity that first garnered him national attention two years ago when he released “Skrong.” Read more >>> Yung Gleesh performs with Grande Marshall, Mista Selecta, Sir EU, Uno Hype, Mike of Doom, and Flash Frequency at 7 p.m. at U Street Music Hall, 1115 U St. NW. $15. (202) 588-1889. Kimble)


Two Southern food purveyors with similar names—Maison Dixon and Mason Dixie Biscuit Co.—are hosting separate pop-ups this weekend. Maison Dixon will serve grilled pimento cheeses, smoked brisket sloppy joes, and Nashville-style “hot chicken” at Capitol Lounge on Saturday. And Mason Dixie will provide biscuit sandwiches to late-night diners after 11 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday at Roofers Union. Check out a complete guide to the two concepts on  Young & Hungry(Jessica Sidman)


Friday: Watch eight performers hit the Black Cat Backstage for eight minutes each at 8x8, a variety show hosted by You, Me, Them, Everybody's Brandon Wetherbee. 9 p.m. at 1811 14th St. NW. $10.

Friday: Head to Comet Ping Pong for the Fourth Annual Summer Scream, an evening of art and rock 'n' roll presented by Civilian Art Projects and Sasha Lord, featuring live music by Judas Priestess. 10 p.m. at 5037 Connecticut Ave. NW. $12.

Friday: Electronic pop duo Me and Karen headlines an evening of local indie electronica at Rock & Roll Hotel (listen to the title track of their debut EP on Arts Desk). Black Hills, Honest Haloway, and Chomp Chomp also perform. 8:30 p.m. at 1353 H St. NE. $12.

Friday: Feeling hot, hot, hot? Head to the Birchmere for a performance by the man behind that earworm, Buster Poindexter. 7:30 p.m. at 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. $29.50.

Saturday: You don’t need a media empire, a printing press, or even spell-check to make a zine for the ages. This weekend, DC Zinefest will mark its fourth anniversary with a day devoted to the art of writing, drawing, collaging, and distributing independent media and art. This year’s fest features more than 50 self-publishers showing off their original creations, from literary digests and graphic novels to self-defense guides and the authority on everything fecal, Poop Matters. Read more >>> The event begins at 11 a.m. at St. Stephen and the Incarnation Episcopal Church, 1525 Newton St. NW. Free. Ramos)

Saturday: Want to get messy this weekend? Head to Yards Park for Splash Yards, a water festival aimed at adults featuring pool games, a water slide, and a tiki bar. White Ford Bronco provides the music. 2 p.m. at 355 Water St. SE. Free.

Saturday: Rapper Project Pat performs at the Howard Theatre with an assist from go-go favorites Backyard Band. 11:30 p.m. at 620 T St. NW. $30–$65.

Saturday: Artist Adam Hager presents his new show, "Between Fact and Fiction," a collection of mechanical objects he has taken apart and reassembled in new ways, at CulturalDC's Flashpoint Gallery. Noon at 916 G St. NW. Free.

Sunday: Unlike the cult TV series of the same name, Twin Peaks the band doesn’t get bogged down by convoluted ideas and self-parody. If anything, the Chicago-based fourpiece stays remarkably consistent with its good-time garage rock while drawing bursts of youthful vigor from well-worn rock ‘n’ roll conventions. Read more >>> Twin Peaks perform with the Lemons and the Sea Life at 8:30 p.m. at DC9, 1940 9th St. NW. $10–$12. (202) 483-5000. Singer)

Sunday: Marine scientist Dr. Stephen Palumbi and his son, Anthony, discuss their latest collaboration, a visual presentation and book called The Extreme Life of the Sea, with audiences at the National Museum of Natural History. 3 p.m. at 10th St. and Constitution Ave. NW. $8.

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