Flasher’s self-titled seven-song debut tape that came out in April was, for lack of a better term, explosive. So much has happened for the band since then—touring around the U.S. and Canada with White Lung and Post Pink and having that seven-song EP pressed onto vinyl—that it seems like the band has been around for years. The feeling is most evident on that EP, which presents itself less like a debut and more like a mature statement from a seasoned band. Read more >>> Flasher performs with Post Pink and Swim Team at 9 p.m. at the Black Cat Backstage, 1811 14th St. NW. $10–$12. (202) 667-4490. blackcatdc.com. (Matt Cohen)
Ten Tigers Parlour opens at 5 p.m. Saturday in Petworth. The new bar serves soup dumplings (two for $12), pan-fried dumplings (four for $7), noodles ($11), skewers ($10), and donburi ($10) from Chef Tim Ma. Starting Sunday, the bar will open at 11 a.m. and double as a daytime tea house with the same food menu, plus boba tea. Ten Tigers Parlour, 3813 Georgia Ave. NW. tentigersdc.com.(Laura Hayes)
OH AND ALSO
Friday: Anacostia’s Honfleur Gallery opens a new show of work by artist Michaela Pilar Brown that highlights the black female form. While you’re in the neighborhood, also check out new pieces by photographer Benita Elliott at Vivid Solutions Gallery. 6 p.m. at 1241 and 1231 Good Hope Road SE. Free.
Saturday: Piedmont blues is an acoustic subgenre that originated in that rural plateau region of the East Coast stretching from Virginia to Alabama. The “Piedmont Blues” multimedia program at Strathmore will feature a host of pros: Los Angeles jazz pianist Gerald Clayton; Warrenton, Va.-born jazz singer Rene Marie; and nine-piece jazz band The Assembly. The project tries to convey the barriers these black artists faced in establishing their art in the segregated, tobacco-growing regions where this music thrived. Read more >>> The performance begins at 8 p.m. at the Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. $30–$60. (301) 581-5100. strathmore.org. (Steve Kiviat)
Saturday: Stephen Petronio Company performs modern dances choreographed by Petronio, Merce Cunningham, and Yvonne Ranier for the final show at American Dance Institute’s Rockville location. 8 p.m. at 1570 East Jefferson St., Rockville. $15–$30.
Saturday: Electronic trio Cash Cash performs at Echostage with special guest Don Diablo. 9 p.m. at 2135 Queens Chapel Road NE. $25–$30.
Sunday: When Harrisonburg, Va.’s Ivan Christo takes the stage as Jaguardini, you’re bound to be surprised. Jaguardini is ever-morphing from a band into a larger audio and visual art platform. Instruments range from sax to an original Gameboy, while visuals might include videos and Christo sporting an old CRT TV set on his head. On the road, Jaguardini’s haunting female lead vocals will be performed by Alethea Leventhal, who will also open the show with her own project Ships in the Night. Read more >>> Jaguardini performs with Ships in the Night at 9 p.m. at Galaxy Hut, 2711 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. $5. (703) 525-8646. gal-axyhunt.wordpress.com. (Justin Weber)
Sunday: Early aughts soft rocker Edwin McCain continues to tour and appears at The Hamilton this weekend to perform ear worms like “I’ll Be” and “I Could Not Ask For More.” 7:30 p.m. at 600 14th St. NW. $29.75–$34.75.
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