Thursday, December 5, 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.
CaBi Hack Night
Mobility Lab, 1501 Wilson Blvd., Suite 1100, Arlington
Capital Bikeshare isn’t just a transit system: It’s a data repository, too. Trip data gleaned from Bikeshare usage can be used to figure out where people are riding those big, red bikes – how far they travel, when they travel, and the level of activity Bikeshare stations experience. Tonight, local programmers (self-described “CaBi fanatics”) will talk about the cool stuff they’ve done with Bikeshare’s publicly available data, much of which—like this trip timer—goes beyond the typical code-nerdery to paint a geographic portrait of mobility throughout D.C., Arlington and Montgomery County.
Deal nearby: Joe’s Place
Friday, December 6, 7:30 p.m.
NOFX and Off With Their Heads
The Fillmore, 8656 Colesville Road, Silver Spring
California punks NOFX have been careening around for over two decades, playing frenzied, snot-nosed, pop-sensible ditties. At The Fillmore, NOFX will play the hits: Expect to hear classics The Decline and Punk in Drublic in their entirety. Opener Off With Their Heads will most certainly echo NOFX’s high-intensity sing-a-longs. $26.
Deal nearby: La Casita Pupuseria + Market
Saturday, December 7, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Artisphere, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington
As of today, there’s only 18 days left until Christmas! Grump Shop is one of numerous holiday markets in and around D.C., but it’s worth the trip over the Key Bridge. Last year, over 1,000 shoppers filled up Artisphere’s haptic, well-designed interior (pro-tip: make your way to the bar for some liquid courage in the crowd). This year, over 40 mostly local vendors will show off their wares – clothing, candles, stationery, jewelry, maple syrup and and tiny pig figurines with mustaches are among the many tchotchkes on offer (see a full list here).
Deal nearby: Denim Bar
Sunday, December 8, 9 p.m.
JD Samson + MEN
Comet Ping Pong, 5037 Connecticut Ave. NW
End your weekend getting weird with this lady-heavy bill. Ex-Le Tigre member JD Samson’s current outfit MEN promises frenetic, danceable art-pop. Coup Savage and the Snips will bring tried-and-true soul harmonies thickly layered over with serious synth beats. And Ex Hex—Laura Harris, Betsy Wright and D.C. legend Mary Timony (most recently known for her turn in Wild Flag)—has swiftly made its name with blaring, bright, fuzzed-out pop songs.
Deal nearby: Slate Wine Bar + Bistro