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After a chance meeting a few years ago, rapper Emmanuel “DDm” Williams and producer Paul Hutson decided to make music together as Bond St. District, taking their name from the Fells Point street where Hutson’s home studio was located. It’s a very Baltimore name for a very Baltimore act, and on their debut album, A Church On Vulcan, they preach a very Baltimore gospel. Cross-pollinating a wide range of hip-hop, classic soul, electronica, and club music, DDm tells politically charged tales of the city’s past, present, and future in lush, true-to-life detail. Read more >>> Bond St. District performs with Blacksage at 8 p.m. at Songbyrd Music House and Record Cafe, 2477 18th St. NW. $12–$14. (202) 450-2917. songbyrddc.com. (Chris Kelly)
Proof launches brunch this Sunday with brioche cinnamon rolls, smoked trout and poached eggs over latkes, and duck and foie gras waffles from Chef Austin Fausett. There will also be brunch cocktails, including a Pimm’s Cup, a Sriracha-spiked Bloody Mary, and a frozen “Resurrection Shake” containing rum, ginger beer made at 2 Birds 1 Stone, and coconut-angostura sorbet ($12–$16). Brunch is served Sundays from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and reservations are available through OpenTable. Proof, 775 G St. NW. (202) 737-7663). proofdc.com. (Laura Hayes)
OH AND ALSO
Friday: Norfolk, Va.-based music and art ensemble MAE, whose name stands for Multisensory Aesthetic Experience, performs at Rock & Roll Hotel with opening acts Owel and The Constellations. 8 p.m. at 1353 H St. NE. $20–$25.
Saturday: Orquesta El Macabeo is not your typical old-school salsa group. Named after a fried fritter made from mashed bananas and meat, this 11-member ensemble, formed in Puerto Rico in 2008, includes a number of punk and ska musicians. The group’s latest effort, La Maldición del Timbal (The Curse of the Kettledrum), is its most mature, offering some clave-beat dance music that’s so catchy you wouldn’t be surprised to hear it on a pop radio station. Read more >>> Orquesta El Macabeo performs with Miramar at 8 p.m. at Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St. NE. $20–$32. (202) 399-7993. atlasarts.org. (Steve Kiviat)
Saturday: Priests celebrates the release of its new album with a show at Black Cat alongside Coup Sauvage & The Snips and Atta Girl. $1 from each ticket sold will go to Casa Ruby. 8 p.m. at 1811 14th St. NW. $16.
Sunday: The government’s targeting of specific ethnic groups is reflected in the National Museum of American History’s eerily timely new exhibition, Righting a Wrong: Japanese Americans and World War II. Seventy-five years after President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, you can see the baseball glove used by Kelly Matsumura at the Gila River camp in Arizona and the pink dress crocheted for Lois Sakahara by her mother in the Heart Mountain camp in Wyoming. Perhaps the most stirring artifact on view is a Dorothea Lange photograph of the Masuda family’s I AM AN AMERICAN sign displayed outside their Oakland, Calif., grocery store—taken before they, too, were rounded up. Read more >>> The exhibition is on view daily 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., to Feb. 19, 2018, at the National Museum of American History, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Free. (202) 633-1000. americanhistory.si.edu. (Diana Michele Yap)
Sunday: Italian author Domenico Starnone discusses his novel Ties, his second work to be offered in English, with his translator Jhumpa Lahiri at Politics & Prose. 5 p.m. at 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free.
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