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At this point, Action Bronson is probably better known as a Viceland television personality than as a musician. As the host of Fuck, That’s Delicious, his take on an Anthony Bourdain-style food and travel show, and late night cooking show The Untitled Action Bronson Show, he’s made fans out of everyone from Jonah Hill to Harrison Ford. But the big-bearded, big-bellied Queens rapper stays as busy in the booth as he does on TV. Bronson has spent years dropping evocative, detail-and-joke-heavy rhymes with a voice that can be nasal, gravelly, or melodic over throwback beats built from dusty samples. That continues on Blue Chips 7000, his latest collection of perpetually stoned retro rap. But this time around, his boasts—“Fuck, That’s Delicious on box set. Me and my mans smokin’ on big drugs and feasting on the ox leg”—aren’t hip-hop fantasy, they’re real life. Read more>>> Action Bronson performs at 8 p.m. at the Fillmore Silver Spring, 8656 Colesville Road, Silver Spring. $29.50. (301) 960-9999. fillmoresilverspring.com. (Chris Kelly)
OH AND ALSO
Friday: U Street Music Hall presents A Very Daggy Christmas DJ celebration, featuring artists Crafty Daggers, Stylus Chris & Harry Hotter, Thomas Blondet, and Double A. 10 p.m. at 1115 U St. NW. $10.
Friday: Show Place Arena welcomes a live performance of Nick Cannon‘s Wild ‘N Out comedic improv show. 7 p.m. at 14900 Pennsylvania Ave., Upper Marlboro. $31–$160.
Saturday: “One eye sees, the other feels,” a quote from the German expressionist artist Paul Klee, is the guiding mantra for the D.C.-based artist collective OTHERFEELS. And one thing is for sure—from sensual bedroom R&B to intricate symphonies to energetic indie rock—there is no shortage of emotions in D.C.’s multifarious music scene. With their finger on the pulse of the underground, the OTHERFEELS crew recently launched a musical event series called Next Up, which propels the District’s more peripheral artists into the spotlight. This second showcase includes afrofuturistic R&B from Echelon the Seeker, a one-woman symphony from OG Lullabies, feel-good psychedelic R&B from FootsXColes, ethereal soundscapes from Flash Frequency, a breezy groove between indie rock and electronica from Redline Graffiti, and soulful serenades from Dreamcast. Expect to feel it all. Read more>>> Next Up II begins at 8 p.m. at 9:30 Club, 815 V St. NW. $15. (202) 265-0930. 930.com. (Casey Embert)
Saturday: The 4th annual Holy Slizz Holiday Party, featuring hip-hop artists Anik Khan, Ras Nebyu, DJ K-Meta, Ohso, Coach Bombay, Niara Sterling, and O-Slice, takes place at U Street Music Hall. 9 p.m. at 1115 U St. NW. $15.
Saturday: Soul singer Freddie Jackson performs at the Birchmere. 7:30 p.m. at 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. $49.50.
Sunday: For centuries, historians have debated the existence of Jesus of Nazareth almost as fervently as followers of Christianity debate his teachings. One of the most hotly contested aspects of the debate concerns the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, which is said to be both the site of Christ’s crucifixion and tomb. The National Geographic Museum’s new immersive and interactive exhibit, Tomb of Christ: The Church of the Holy Sepulchre Experience, does not assert a position in that debate, although it does offer evidence in support of the believers. This exhibit offers unprecedented remote access to one of the most revered heritage sites in the world, using virtual reality, 3-D modeling, and video. Curators have recreated the church in downtown D.C. and chronicle the recent restoration efforts. It’s a fascinating examination of how history is made and how it is preserved, representing an inspiring collaboration of fact and faith, of science and religion, and of the attempt to pull closer to God. Read more>>> The exhibition is on view daily 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., to August 15, 2018, at the National Geographic Museum, 1145 17th St. NW. $10–$15. (202) 857-7700. nationalgeographic.org/dc. (Jackson Sinnenberg)
Sunday: The Washington Ballet’s Nutcracker concludes its run at the Warner Theatre. 3:30 p.m. at 513 13th St. NW. $60–$150.
Sunday: Renwick Gallery’s immersive installation Parallax Gap, exploring the relationship between craft and architecture, nears the end of its run. 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Pennsylvania Ave. at 17th St. NW. Free.
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