There’s still time to nominate local icons for Best of D.C.
Luca Lush taught himself how to play drums in high school and played in various local bands until he left for college. But he couldn’t fit a drum set in his dorm room, so he replaced it with a computer and taught himself how to produce electronic beats instead. Since then, the Los Angeles-based producer has taken SoundCloud and energetic EDM parties by storm with his high-powered remixes and original productions. Read more >>> Luca Lush performs with Savage Patch and K Cap at 10 p.m. at U Street Music Hall, 1115 U St. NW. $5–$10. (202) 588-1889. ustreetmusichall.com. (Casey Embert)
Bayou Bakery in Rosslyn hosts a crawfish boil on Saturday from 4-6 p.m. Tickets are $35 at the door and get you Louisiana crawfish paired with corn on the cob, new potatoes, coleslaw, and more. Abita beer will be on sale ($15 for pitchers, $5 for drafts) and a Louisiana-born musician will play live music. Bayou Bakery, 1515 N Courthouse Road, Arlington. (703) 243-2410. bayoubakerydc.com. (Laura Hayes)
OH AND ALSO
Friday: As part of the National Symphony Orchestra’s DECLASSIFIED series, tabla musician Zakir Hussain performs his concerto Peshkar with members orchestra at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall. 9 p.m. at 2700 F St. NW. $39.
Friday: Beloved country rock ensemble Drive-By Truckers kick off a two night stand at 9:30 Club with opening act Hiss Golden Messenger. 8 p.m. at 815 V St. NW. $35.
Saturday: Julia Nixon’s powerful voice, an alluring blend of sultry R&B and Broadway brassiness, is perfectly suited for the music of Burt Bacharach and Hal David. Performing with the Dave Ylvisaker Dozen, an ensemble of exemplary local musicians helmed by her longtime partner, count on Nixon to deliver the chorus of “I Say a Little Prayer,” with its carefully placed piano, horns, and strings accompaniment, with passion. Read more >>> Julia Nixon performs with the Dave Ylvisaker Dozen and Jon Carroll at 8 p.m. at The Hamilton, 600 14th St. NW. $25–$50. (202) 787-1000. thehamiltondc.com. (Steve Kiviat)
Saturday: Taraka Larson of Prince Rama DJs all night at Brookland’s Dew Drop Inn. Find more details on Facebook. 10 p.m. at 2801 8th St. NE. Free.
Saturday: Dan Savage‘s celebration of homemade porn, the Hump! Film Festival, returns to the Black Cat for two showings. 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. at 1811 14th St. NW. $20.
Sunday: After 10 years of making music as Hurray for the Riff Raff, Alynda Segarra sounds true to her roots. Her earnest southern folk music endeared her to critics and fans of traditional Americana, but her newest record, The Navigator, draws inspiration from Motown, jazz, punk, salsa, bomba, and her upbringing in a Puerto Rican family in the Bronx. The rich tapestry of styles feels dense and enticing like the city in the summer. Read more >>> Hurray for the Riff Raff performs with Ron Gallo at 7 p.m. at 9:30 Club, 815 V St. NW. $20. (202) 265-0930. 930.com. (Justin Weber)
Sunday: Rorschach Theatre presents Forgotten Kingdoms, Randy Baker‘s drama about a family living on a small Indonesian island and struggling to survive, at Atlas Performing Arts Center. 3 p.m. at 1333 H St. NE. Pay what you can.
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