Have you ever watched Star Trek: The Next Generation and wondered if Captain Picard and Wesley Crusher had a “special” relationship? Or just how much weird sex Commander Riker had on the holodeck? Benjamin Ahr Harrison and Adam Pranica have, and they’re bringing a live version of The Greatest Generation, their self-described “Star Trek podcast by a couple of guys who are a bit embarrassed to have a Star Trek podcast” to the Black Cat. They’ll be setting their mocking-yet-loving, insightful-yet-scatological phasers onto Star Trek: First Contact, which they call “the one good movie the TNG cast made.” Read more >>> The event begins at 8 p.m. at the Black Cat, 1811 14th St. NW. $25. (202) 667-4490. blackcatdc.com. (Jason Mogavero)
You can now order taco kits through online delivery platforms like Caviar and UberEats. New local taco creator Tortilladora sends along all the makings to build tacos packaged in Chinese takeout boxes including tortillas, garnishes like a roasted Fresno pepper and pickled red onions, and a set of four salsas. You can choose between flavors like slow braised pork with Chinese five spice and tamarind or veggie tacos with roasted heirloom carrots and butternut squash. The kits cost between $12 and $16 and are available for delivery weekdays from 4 to 10 p.m. and weekends from noon to 10 p.m. Tortilladora, myfavoritetaco.com. (Laura Hayes)
OH AND ALSO
Friday: Chris Isaak, the actor and musician best remembered for his 1990 hit “Wicked Game” and his collaborations with director David Lynch, takes the stage at the Filene Center at Wolf Trap. 8 p.m. at 1551 Trap Road, Vienna. $30–$60.
Friday: Brooklyn-based psych-rock band Oneida plays a late show at Comet Ping Pong with local favorites Heavy Breathing. 10 p.m. at 5037 Connecticut Ave. NW. $12.
Friday: Strand of Oaks, the alter ego of musician Tim Showalter, takes the stage at Rock & Roll Hotel. 9 p.m. at 1353 H St. NE. $20.
Saturday: While mainstream music connoisseurs are enamored with moombahton’s mellower vibrations, District party people have seen the homegrown genre’s sprawling evolution over the years as it incorporated various influences, from smooth, soul records to raucous dubstep bangers. But all roads eventually lead to home. So finally, Dave Nada, along with moombahton pioneers Matt Nordstrom, Sabo, and some promised special guests, returns to the genre’s birthplace for a wild night celebrating one of the District’s greatest contributions to dance music. Read more >>> The show begins at 10 p.m. at U Street Music Hall, 1115 U St. NW. $12–$15. (202) 588-1889. ustreetmusichall.com. (Casey Embert)
Saturday:Authority Zero, described as punk rock royalty, headlines a night of noise at Songbyrd Music House alongside The Supervillians. 7 p.m. at 2477 17th St. NW. $14–$16.
Saturday: As part of its tribute to the French production company Gaumont, the National Gallery of Art screens Sans lendemain, a drama about a poor woman who tries to convince her ex-lover that she’s still living the good life. 2 p.m. at 6th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Free.
Sunday: During all the years pianist Cyrus Chestnut years he was supposed to be studying jazz, he also built up massive strategic reserves of blues and gospel resources, and he’s not shy about using them in generous and sophisticated ways. But that doesn’t mean he neglected the jazz studies at all. Indeed, any single set by Chestnut is a virtuoso recital. Any facet of music that you can dream up—rhythm, harmony, dynamics, color, the panoply of subgenres—gets subjected to the piano player’s mastery at some point in the evening. Read more >>> The Cyrus Chestnut Trio performs at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. at Blues Alley, 1073 Wisconsin Ave. NW. $30–$35. (202) 337-4141. bluesalley.com. (Michael J. West)
Sunday: Close out the weekend at the Black Cat, where Drop Electric, Small Leaks Sink Ships, and We Were Black Clouds perform a United Against Islamophobia benefit show. 7:30 p.m. at 1811 14th St. NW. $15.
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