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Every once in a while, we inform you about some cool things taking place in the city. Here’s a rundown of things taking place in DC this weekend.

The Corcoran Gallery of Art opens there new exhibit, Pump Me Up, tonight at 8pm. The exhibit focuses on the subculture of DC in the 1980s and is described as:

tracing the history of graffiti in Washington while emphasizing its inextricable ties to the burgeoning forms of local music. The exhibition highlights the vibrant scene that sprang up around Go-Go, a local form of funk pioneered by Chuck Brown and others, including the stripped-down “Go-Go graffiti” style. Started by neighborhood “crews,” this style became a hallmark of the D.C. style of graffiti writing.”

The opening also include a party at the 9:30 Club tonight, where there will be a mix of go-go and punk bands. (Click the links above for more information.)

(National Museum of African Art)

(National Museum of African Art)

The National Museum of African Art is hosting an after hours party called Africa Underground, tonight from 7pm to 11pm. The party is expected to be filled with lots of art (of course), live bands, refreshments and drinks. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased here.

The Oscars are this weekend and there are a few options for you to enjoy the festivities around them.

  • This Saturday, a few local AMC theaters will offer the opportunity to watch five of the movies nominated for Best Picture and it will only cost you $40. Click here for more information.
  • If you prefer to see all nine of the movie nominated for Best Picture and spend your Saturday doing so, some AMC movie locations will have the 2013 Best Picture 24 Hour Marathon. All nine films will be played back-to-back and can be viewed for $60. Click here for more details.
  • While I have heard of a few Oscars watching parties, I believe this one sounds the most fun — Snuggle with the Stars.

Taking place at the Burke Theater in DC, this party offers you a chance to watch the Oscars in your PJs! Starting Sunday at 6pm, attendees will enjoy soda creations from Gina Chersevani of Buffalo & Bergen and gourmet snacks from Whole Foods. For $50, general admission passes include open bar, buffet and a swag bag. (Purchase tickets here.) Perhaps it’s just me, but a party in your PJs always sounds like a good time!

Anything else going on in the city we need to know about? Let us know!

– G