Happy Friday Jr.!

  • 🀩 Analis and Max here with your guide to weekend happenings.

Situational awareness: The Capitals play the Flyers 7pm Friday and the Coyotes 1pm Sunday.

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1 big thing: 🀘🏾 Rock out

Views from BGR Fest 2023. Photos: The Kennedy Center

Begin Women's History Month with the Black Girls Rock Fest and pop-up at the Kennedy Center.

The vibe: This festival is the fifth annual celebration of cultural contributions made by Black women to music.

  • There will be jam sessions with local DJs, performances by singer-songwriters of various genres and more.

If you go: Two out of the four events are ticketed. Buy tickets and RSVP for events here.

  • 7:30pm Thursday; 9:30pm Saturday; 6pm Thursday, March 7; and 6pm Saturday, March 9.

Zoom out: Black Girls Rock Fest is an extension of the Black Girls Rock nonprofit, which supports women and girls of color through leadership and growth opportunities.

More things to do this weekend in D.C.

🌌 "Beyond the Light": It's the last weekend to enjoy Artechouse's collaboration with NASA that explores the universe and space through AI visuals, music, art and more. View admission and hours here. Tickets start at $25.

🏎️ "Bond in Motion": Check out six decades of vehicles used in the James Bond 007 franchise beginning Friday at the International Spy Museum, on display through April 2025. Adult general admission tickets for this exhibit are $12.72.

  • View featured vehicles here.

πŸ–ΌοΈ Free Community Day: Enjoy an admission-free day at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, 10am–5pm Sunday. Exhibit art ranges from works engraved in 1675 to portraits of female soldiers and orphans.

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡² March With Me: Celebrate Women's History Month with a concert showcasing female composers of various genres at the Military Women's Memorial in Arlington, Va., 1–5pm Sunday. Free.

🎢 Celtic Underground Concert: Listen to Irish, folk and Americana music, 6–8pm Saturday at Cherry Hill Farmhouse in Falls Church, Va. Tickets for city residents are $20.

πŸ”₯ Fire & Ice Festival: Enjoy fire dancers, s'mores, interactive ice sculptures, live music, drink specials and more, noon–3pm Saturday in Chevy Chase, Md. Free.

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2. Guest List: Restaurant recs from @dcfoodgod

Left: Jason Fisher and Tessa Alimahmoodi; right: wagyu salad from Kappo. Photos: Courtesy of Fisher and Alimahmoodi

If you're looking to try a new restaurant this weekend, Jason Fisher and Tessa Alimahmoodi of @dcfoodgod might be able to help.

What they did: The couple, who met seven years ago and fell in love over food, have built a brand around sharing photos and tips from locally owned, family-operated restaurants.

What they're saying: "We believe that food is truly the culture of D.C. and without it, the city would have nothing."

Here are some of their favorite spots:

Best new restaurant in D.C.

  • Hands-down, Kappo! They offer a wagyu omakase experience in a tiny 21-seat tasting room. The wagyu and even the dishes they use to serve each entree hail from Japan.

Best date night spot

  • Our go-to date night spot is Retrobottega. Their service and quality of food is always consistent every time we visit β€” not to mention that they are located inside an old, narrow row home in Adams Morgan, making the ambiance super cozy and intimate. We always order their chitarra, a squid ink pasta, which includes a generous amount of mussels, squid, shrimp and clams. We also love their bucatini carbonara!

Best place to take family

  • St. James, which is a Trinidadian restaurant off 14th Street NW. Their space is extremely welcoming, spacious and perfect for small and large parties.

Best place to take visitors

  • When we have friends and family visit, we take them to Thip Khao. We are so fortunate to have Laotian food here and I do not think too many people across the country can say that. Our absolute favorite dishes are the chuenh paa sa moun pai (crispy catfish) and the kua khao jaew bong (fermented chili fried rice). If you are feeling adventurous, be sure to order from their "jungle menu."

Go deeper: Here's what Fisher and Alimahmoodi say they've learned about the restaurant industry

Guest List highlights members of the D.C. community who have a unique vantage point on the city's food and culture scene. Connect with @dcfoodgod on Instagram and TikTok for more food recommendations.

3. ▢️ Streaming guide

Adam Sandler in "Spaceman" Photo: Larry Horricks/Netflix

Here's what's new on Netflix, BET+, Peacock, Hulu, Disney+, Apple TV+ and Prime Video.

What we're watching: A new drama with Adam Sandler as an astronaut, a new series about Freaknik-era Atlanta and a documentary with new details about Natalee Holloway's killer.

Max's pick of the week

"Spaceman" β€” Available tomorrow on Netflix

The intrigue: Adam Sandler, Carey Mulligan and Paul Dano star in this new somber drama about a lonely and troubled astronaut who gets help from a mysterious creature.

Driving the news: Sandler recently accepted the People's Icon Award at the 2024 People's Choice Awards.

Don't miss these

"Perimeter" β€” Available now on BET+

Behind the scenes: This new series about drug culture, hip-hop and political corruption in 1990s Atlanta is directed by Armani Ortiz, who was also behind the camera for Tyler Perry's 2023 documentary.

What they're saying: "We pulled from everything possible β€” David Fincher … 'Reservoir Dogs' ... and some of our favorite films in terms of how we wanted [the series] edited and structured," Ortiz told Axios.

"Pathological: The Lies of Joran van der Sloot" β€” Available now on Peacock

Catch up quick: This new documentary chronicles Joran van der Sloot's history of deception and violence. Van der Sloot is currently serving a 28-year prison sentence in Peru for the murder of 21-year-old Stephany Flores. Last year, he confessed to killing Alabama high school student Natalee Holloway in Aruba in 2005.

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πŸ›Ό Analis is celebrating her best friend's birthday at the roller-skating rink. Happy Birthday, Mylia!

🌴 Maxwell is getting some R&R in Hawaii.

Have a great weekend!

Thanks to our editor Ashley May and copy editor Egan Millard.