TOP 5 FOR TUESDAY, JULY 3
1. Green Door Fundraising Night At Nationals Park
The Nationals are in first place in the East, the Giants are in first place in the West. You probably don't have work tomorrow. "The Freak" Tim Lincecum is taking the mound for San Francisco. Following the game will be fireworks. All excellent reasons to attend tonight's game. It also happens to be a fundraising event for Green Door, a community-based mental health center. Can there be any more reasons to attend a regular season baseball game? No. The answer is no. 6:35 p.m., all ages, $10 to $36
3. Outlaws At Marx Cafe
Get in a patriotic mood with this evening of Outlaw country. What's more American than a bunch of guys that just want to drink, love, use firearms and sing? 10 p.m., 21+, no cover
4. FireFly Ride And Picnic: A Full Moon Outing At BicycleSPACE
A healthy and no-work-tomorrow date night. 8 p.m., all ages, donations suggested
5. Trivia Tuesday At Mellow Mushroom
We're not recommending this for the Tuesday night trivia, we'd go to the Looking Glass if that's all we wanted. The reason we're heading to Mellow Mushroom in Adams Morgan is what's after trivia. Take a seat on their lovely roof deck and watch the 18th Street crowd take advantage of tomorrow's holiday. Feel superior with knowledge and then feel superior with not-vomit. 9 p.m., 21+, no cover
TOP 5 FOR THE NEXT 5 DAYS
Wednesday, July 4
A Capital Fourth at National Mall
Start camping out now. Or just look up when fireworks go off. Either way.
Thursday, July 5
Phillips After 5 at The Phillips Collection
A relaxing, adult, relatively classy and quiet early evening in a museum. A nice holiday cleanse.
Friday, July 6
Synthetic Division, Lenorable, Miyazaki at Velvet Lounge
A good starter show for those interested in getting familiar with the not too shabby D.C. post-rock scene. While this is a release show for Synthetic Division, the openers are the ones you shouldn't miss. Miyazaki are able to make sad kids dance and Lenorable is more proof that two-members bands are enjoying their heyday.
Saturday, July 7
Ice Cream Social at Workhouse Arts Center
Since the 4th falls in the middle of the week, the weekend should maybe be spent recuperating. What's better than ice cream and local arts to sooth the soul?
Sunday, July 8
Coldplay, Robyn, Wolf Gang at Verizon Center
Another case of the openers being much more appealing than the headliner.