Thursday, April 3
220 N. Washington Street, Falls Church
How about that new Future Islands album? Singles is a gem, to be sure—and a cousin to the classic Psychedelic Furs album, Talk Talk Talk. Both are darker, down tempo post-punk albums melded with electronic sensibilities; the Furs just happen to be a bit more historic. But its original lineup plays at State Theatre tonight, and hearing “Love My Way” promises to be just as rousing as anything Twin Shadow or Porcelain Raft has put forth.
Deal nearby: Cowboy Cafe
Friday, April 4
Kennedy Center, 2700 F Street NW
Through April 13, the Kennedy Center is showing One Mic: Hip-Hop Culture Worldwide. The exhibit is edgier fare than what’s usually installed in the marble temple on the Potomac, and takes a uniquely global view of what’s largely considered an American art form. Tonight, see, for free, British breakdancer Jonzi D perform his solo hip-hop work, The Letter. It’s a reaction to the reactions he received when we was offered to be a Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire—that’s a rank just a few stages below knighthood.
Deal nearby: Paolo’s Ristorante
Saturday, April 5, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
DC Meet Market Opening Day
15th and P Streets NW
The DC Meet Market is a regular-ish, seasonal market/hang-out attraction packed with vendors that’s welcoming its 2014 with a very busy opening day. Forty-eight vendors—hawking all things from natural cleaning supplies to stationery to jewelry to leather goods—will set up shop in the parking lot of St. Luke’s Church at 15th and P streets. You can also expect performances by indie rockers America Hearts and Light Arms and live art. We’re not exactly sure what that means, either, but it involves Kelly Towles, whose murals adorn, most notably, Mike Graffiato’s restaurants.
Deal nearby: Sacrificial Lamb
Sunday, April 6, 4:30 p.m.
Capital City Showcase
National Gallery of Art, 6th and Constitution
Variety show Capital City Showcase heads to Penn Social tonight, where audience members can expect comedy and musical performances from locals. Capital City Showcase is free, but the talent is top-notch: Comedian (and journalist) Elahe Izadi is a hustler, performing her smart, feminist sets a few nights a week, and singer-songwriter Justin Trawick has diligently released a number of full-length albums.
Deal nearby: Georgia Brown’s