Record Store Day
Some may scoff at this 10-year-old event, which encourages the public to visit local record stores and buy limited-edition vinyl: 12” singles by Prince and Jane’s Addiction, reissues of Thelonious Monk and Notorious B.I.G. albums, a box with every Ramones single from 1976 to 1979. Most releases are rare, so shops won’t get too many copies. If there’s something you’re dying to have, get to a record store before it opens. Reliable retailers in the Washington area include Crooked Beat in Alexandria, which opens at 9 a.m. with free swag bags for the first 75 customers; Ka-Chunk Records in Annapolis; Som Records on 14th Street NW; and Hill & Dale in Georgetown. Locations and opening hours vary. When: Saturday, hours vary. Where: Locations vary. recordstoreday.com. Admission: Free.