One of the largest music festivals in the country, the 2013 DC Jazz Festival kicks off Wednesday and runs through June 16 with more than 125 amazing performances in nearly 60 venues around the city. This year's festival will feature world-renowned artists, including Grammy Award-winning composer Paquito D'Rivera, the Arturo O'Farrill Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, the Roots and more.
Seven performance throughout the city kick off the festival on Wednesday, including Roy Haynes Fountain of Youth Band at Hamilton Live, Jazz Violin Series with David Schulman at Twins Jazz and Marc Cary's "For The Love of Abbey" CD Release Show at Bohemian Caverns.
For more information on tickets and a complete schedule visit dcjazzfest.org.
DUO OF SALES
Warning readers: This is going to be a weird listing -- a two-for-one sales announcement. One, a fashionable discount, another a bookish library benefit.
Let's start with the Friends of the SW Public Library Book Sale because Wednesday is the "member" preview from 6 to 8 p.m. -- get first dibs on hundreds of books at great prices, most less than $2. Become a member at the door for $10 and have first pick of the sale. The Southwest DC Public Library (900 Wesley St. SW at K and Third streets SW) spring sale reopens the next two Saturdays for free to the public. All proceeds go directly to supporting programming and equipment needs of the SW library branch.
Or, you can head down to Clarendon and join South Moon Under (2700 Clarendon Blvd.) for an evening of fashion, cocktails and light fare in celebration of the June issue of Washingtonian. Enjoy 20 percent off all South Moon Under purchases and gift bags for the first 50 guests, beginning at 6 p.m.