This post was written by Hatchet staff writer Catherine Moran.
Fill your weekend with a variety of music, an exhibit on three comedians and a festival celebrating independent publishing.
An exhibit celebrating three legendary comedians opens Friday at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History. Two costumes and a puppet will be a part of the showcase to honor the careers of Phyllis Diller, Carol Burnett and Miss Piggy, who was voiced by Jim Henson. The exhibit will be open until the end of October.
14th St. and Constitution Ave. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Free admission.
Head out to the sixth annual celebration of independent publishing at the D.C. Zinefest. Here’s your chance to check out work by zine makers and self-published authors. The event is free, but make sure to bring cash if you plan on buying baked goods or zines, which are usually between $2 and $15.
St. Stephen and the Incarnation Church, 1525 Newton St. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free admission.
Super Furry Animals and Chris Forsyth & The Solar Motel Band
Enjoy a night of dancing to the indie rock of two unique bands. The Welsh psychedelic rock band Super Furry Animals debuted a new single “Bing Bong” in May. Chris Forsyth & The Solar Motel Band performed a set of guitar rock songs for NPR’s Tiny Desk concert series last week – they released their newest album “The Rarity of Experience” in March.
9:30 Club, 815 V St. NW. 8 p.m. $25.
Vic Mensa and Joey Purp
Party Sunday night to hip hop by Chicago rappers Vic Mensa and Joey Purp. Mensa – who was nominated for a songwriting Grammy for Kanye West’s song “All Day” – recently released his debut EP “There’s Alot Going On” in June. Purp dropped his second mixtape in May and came out with the single “Girls @” featuring Chance the Rapper last week.
U Street Music Hall, 1115 U St. 7 p.m. $27.50.