Thursday, April 24, 9 p.m.
U Street Music Hall, 1115 U St NW
London post-punks Factory Floor take more cues from Throbbing Gristle than The Dance (think more discordant electronic than boogying), but the group’s formation have been affiliated with the sleeker names of the genre (New Order, Liars and Sonic Youth – not that we’re name-dropping). Tonight they’re performing with hometown heroes Protect-U.
Deal nearby: Z Burger (Columbia Heights)
Friday, April 25, 8 p.m.
Frozen at Union Market Drive-In
Union Market, 1309 5th Street NE
Who particularly cares if this evening’s offering features earworm “Let It Go” and an anthropomorphic snowman? For the next few weeks, it’s drive-in movie season at Union Market! Arrive on foot, bike, or via public transportation and park for free, or roll up the traditional way and chalk up $10 to park. The movie begins at 8 p.m. Bring snacks or grab a drink from Suburbia, the astroturf-dwelling pop-up beer-serving camper that lives outside of Union Market during the warmer months.
Deal nearby: Mehak Indian Cuisine
Saturday, April 26, 8 p.m.
Nerds Trivia Night
Politics & Prose, 5015 Connecticut Avenue NW
From the city’s most legendary local literary institution comes a trivia night fit for the most bookish of bargoers: Nerd Night Trivia! Potential questions include “How many rings were forged by Sauron in J.R.R. Tolkein’s Middle Earth?” and “Excluding monuments, what is the tallest building in DC?”
Deal nearby: Slate Wine Bar + Bistro
Sunday, April 27, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Topaz + Arrow Paper Lanterns + Cherry Blossoms
Ulysses Room, 52 O Street NW, Studio 302
Conceptual lifestyle craft emporium Topaz + Arrow returns to the Ulysses Room this Sunday with its April workshop. For a scant $37.50, we can learn how to craft a cherry blossom-adorned paper latern—and our DIY will be accented with victuals from Boulevard Brewing.
Deal nearby: Fast Gourmet