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When The Weeknd first emerged six years ago, he was an anonymous singer-songwriter, his gentle tenor cutting through the fog of ambient, electronic R&B and telling tales of late night love affairs and drug-dazed comedowns. The Toronto-based talent (born Abel Tesfaye) explored that territory for a few years, carving out a space as R&B’s preeminent creepster, his beautiful voice belying the seediness of his sex-and-drug ballads. When The Weeknd brings his world tour to the Verizon Center (with Rae Sremmurd, 6LACK, and Belly in tow), expect a catalog-hopping set that’ll make you want to shower after attending. Read more >>> The Weeknd performs at 7:30 p.m. at Verizon Center, 601 F St. NW.$90–$425. (202) 628-3200. (Chris Kelly)


SerbFest is this weekend in Potomac, Maryland with live music and Serbian food and drinks. Try things like flash-fried smelt with french fries, strudel, salads, Serbian beer, and Rakija (Serbian brandy). Admission and parking are free. Visit Friday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. SerbFest, 10660 River Road, Potomac. Hayes)


Local electropunk duo Jack on Fire burns down the Brixton one last time when it plays its final show at the Black Cat Backstage. 7:30 p.m. at 1811 14th St. NW.

Dreamcar, a new supergroup featuring members of No Doubt and AFI, performs at 9:30 Club with opening act Superet. 7 p.m. at 815 V St. NW. $35.

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra entertains audiences of all ages when it plays the score of E.T. the Extraterrestrial during a screening of the classic film at the Music Center at Strathmore. 8 p.m. at 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. $17.50–$99.

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