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The Weekend Scene: March 27-29

The Weekend Scene: March 27-29

We chose this weekend’s events with your health in mind. Pace yourself with a sure-to-be rowdy show on Friday, a tame improv show on Saturday and a calming and adulthood-shirking movie about the ocean on Sunday. We just want to make sure you’re getting the most out of your weekend.

SUB Presents: Run the Jewels with Biz Markie in the Tavern

One of the good things about the semester almost being over, other than the obvious, is the Student Union Board’s spring concert. SUB came through by bringing alt-fanboy favorite Run the Jewels and the truly legendary Biz Markie to the Tavern. Over the past year Run the Jewels has done its best to bring the duo’s special brand of talent to hip-hop and is sure to be an interesting headliner. District-wide fans might want to see Biz and RTJ, but this will be an event for the AU ID-equipped community only. Luckily, it’s free.

When: Friday, March 27, 8 p.m.

Where: Tavern, Mary Graydon Center

Metro: You’ve got this by now.

FIST (Fighting Improv Smackdown Tournament) at SOURCE

If you’re a fan of improvisational comedy or want to see people try really hard at being funny (a la Michael Scott in that episode of “The Office”), FIST is a worthy event. D.C.’s Washington Improv Theater hosts this competitive and probably entertaining tournament where improv newbies and veterans vie for the FIST Champion title. All you have to do is sit back and watch and thank whomever that you’re not on the stage. $12-15.

When: Saturday, March 28, 4 p.m.

Where: SOURCE, 1835 14th Street NW

Metro: 96 Metro bus from Tenleytown to 14th St.

Jean-Michel Cousteau's Secret Ocean 3D at the Natural History Museum

Sometimes you just want to feel like a kid again. While anxiety about finals, summer internships or (for those seniors) jobs swell inside of you, it might be time for a lapse from adulthood. Head to the National Museum of Natural History this Sunday for a free screening of John-Michel Costeau’s 3D dive into the ocean world. Yes, it’s a G-rated documentary but there are pretty colors and fish and no analysis you have to write afterward. Give into your inner child and go see an IRL Nemo. Free.

When: Sunday, March 29, 11:25 a.m., 1:15 p.m., 3:05 p.m. and 5:50 p.m.

Where: National Museum of Natural History, 10th Street and Constitution Avenue NW

Metro: Red Line from Tenleytown stop to Metro Center stop, walk down to 10th

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