Don't miss Aztec Sun -- "DC's Best Local Band" -- tonight at Busboys & Poets Takoma (5p live broadcast on WPFW 89.3 FM, 6:15p concert). Their blend of 70s-era Funk and Soul music with heavy influences of Afrobeat, blues and jazz will pair perfectly with Busboys' great food and drink.
COMING UP: If you missed last Sunday's labor bike ride, sign up now for this Saturday morning's rollicking ride through DC's history of working-class struggle. After the ride, head on over to RFK for the annual Labor Night at DC United, with a tailgate party that can't be beat. Details below. PLUS: Today's Interior Museum Murals Tour is sold out but there's still room in the IBEW Museum Tour tomorrow; RSVP here.
LABORFEST FEATURED EVENTS:
AZTEC SUN: Tue, May 9, 5:00 pm-8:00 pm
DC LABOR HISTORY BIKE TOUR: Sat, May 13
DC UNITED UNION NIGHT: Sat, May 13, 7:00p
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Tue, May 9, 5:00 pm-8:00 pm
Busboys and Poets Takoma, 235 Carroll St, Washington DC 20012
5-6p be part of the live audience for a Live@5 simulcast on WPFW 89.3 FM
6:00 pm-8:00 pm concert
FREE but you must RSVP here
United by the beat and driven by the groove, AZTEC SUN's music is perfect for dancing or just listening and appreciating. Named "DC's Best Local Band of 2016" by the Washington City Paper's Reader's Poll, they offer a blend of 70s-era Funk and Soul music with heavy influences of Afrobeat, Blues and Jazz. Hard-hitting rhythms, infectious melodies and high-energy live performances are the hallmarks of this band. The group combines a multitude of cultural backgrounds and professional occupations (including two musicians union members) - but the sum of their work is a tightly-wound music machine. Catch them live at the 2017 DC LaborFest!
DC LABOR HISTORY BIKE TOUR
Sat, May 13, 9:30a-12:30p; Foundry United Methodist Church, 1500 16th St NW, Washington, DC 20036
$15 donation ($25 per couple) benefits DC Jobs with Justice
Sign up here
A rollicking ride by bike through DC's history of working-class struggle, the tour will highlight sites and stories of resistance from the distant past to recent events, some memorialized in stone, others paved over and nearly forgotten. Tour pamphlets provided, as well as a commemorative spoke card for all participants.
DC UNITED UNION NIGHT
Sat, May 13, 7:00p; RFK Stadium, 2400 East Capitol Street SE, Washington, DC 20003
D.C. United vs. Philadelphia Union
Tickets: $20 per seat ($5 goes to CASA); Groups of 25 will have tailgate tent, table, and space provided by D.C. United.
Click here to purchase tickets
or contact Jake Lucas 202.587.5000 or email [email protected]
Co-sponsored by FC Solidaridad
Join us as D.C. United takes on the Philadelphia Union. DC United will recognize labor unions throughout the DMV area at this game, which features discounted tickets for all unions, union members, and their guests for the match.