Weekend outlook – Brighten up your apartment with festival art finds

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An art exhibit fair features contemporary art from more than 300 artists in the District.

Cover all of your entertainment bases in the District this weekend with a night of live music, a special Netflix comedy taping, and a tour through Union Market in search of contemporary art.


Ben Folds Presents Regina Spektor and Caleb Teicher at the Kennedy Center

Catch the sounds and sights of Regina Spektor and tap dancer Caleb Teicher this Friday as part of the “DECLASSIFIED” series at the Kennedy Center. Presented by Ben Folds – musician and artistic advisor to the National Symphony Orchestra – the entertainment-filled night features music and dance along with several pre-concert activities. Ticket holders can visit the Box Tier at 8 p.m. for a free beer tasting provided by Port City Brewing Company. For younger indie enthusiasts, the first tier will have a photo booth and games, with the Samovar Russian Folk Music Ensemble performing at the Millennium Stage. After you listen to the main event of Teichers’ tap numbers and Spektor’s soothing tunes, local band HariKaraoke will host a karaoke party for the concert hall to end the night.

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 2700 F St. NW. Show starts at 9 p.m. Tickets start at $25.


Mike Epps at DAR Constitution Hall

If you are a comedy fan, head into a laugh riot with comedian Mike Epps as he tapes his new Netflix special. His newest tour, “I’m Still Standing,” will broadcast as his second Netflix-produced show following his 2015 special, “Don’t Take it Personal.” You can find Epps in films like “The Hangover” and “Girls Trip,” but he got his start two decades ago performing stand up. As a seasoned pro, you’ll be impressed by Epps’ zinger-filled observational humor. After attending Friday’s performance you can rewatch his routine on Netflix – you might just see yourself in the crowd.

DAR Constitution Hall, 1776 D St. NW. Shows at 7 and 10:30 p.m. Tickets start at $52.


Superfine! D.C. Art Fair at Union Market

Sunday is the last day to check out the wares of Superfine! The Fair, a five-day art market that unites art connoisseurs with affordably priced work for everyday consumers. This year is Superfine!’s first fair in D.C. and features contemporary art from more than 300 artists in the District. If you want to add a stunning new piece to your drab apartment walls, the 74 curated booths around Union Market offer canvases and artwork that starts below $100.

Union Market, 1309 5th St. NE. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tickets start at $12.

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