City Paper is not for tourists
Straight from the streets to the stage, the third season of Chamber Dance Project, “Ballet & Brass,” will marry contemporary ballet with music from local street band Brass Connection. This season’s performance will highlight the work of three choreographers. D.C. hip-hop artist Victor Adebusola and New York choreographer Jennifer Archibald each created new works with Brass Connection, while Artistic Director Diane Coburn Bruning presents a piece set to a score by American composer Bryce Dessner, best known to casual music listeners as a member of the Grammy-nominated band The National. Read more >>> Chamber Dance Project performs June 23 to June 26 at the Lansburgh Theatre, 450 7th St. NW. $20–$50. (202) 499-2297. chamberdance.org. (Raye Weigel)
The Shaw restaurant and bar openings won’t stop. Earlier this week, a casual Chinese restaurant called Chao Ku opened, and on Monday, Hazel from Neighborhood Restaurant Group makes its debut. And then there’s La Jambe, a French wine bar that opened last night at 7th and Q streets NW. The bar serves just over 40 French-only wines by the bottle and about half that by the glass. There’s also a selection of cheese and charcuterie plates plus baguette sandwiches. Read more on Young & Hungry. La Jambe, 1550 7th St. NW. lajambedc.com. (Jessica Sidman)
OH AND ALSO
Friday: Cash in your Ticketmaster vouchers and head to Jiffy Lube Live for a performance by mid-aughts rock favorites Weezer and Panic! at the Disco. 7 p.m. at 7800 Cellar Door Drive, Bristol. $25–$75.
Friday: The District of Comedy festival continues at the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater with a performance by Hyattsville native Jermaine Fowler and fellow comedians Martin Amini, Harrison Greenbaum, Tim Miller, and Natalie McGill. 7 p.m. at 2700 F St. NW. $10.
Saturday: Four years between albums feels like an eternity in pop music, but that’s how long Ladyhawke fans have had to wait for a new album—twice. Ladyhawke, the stage name of New Zealand singer-songwriter Pip Brown, debuted in 2008 amid a wave of female artists that borrowed liberally from the sounds and style of the ’80s. But non-stop touring in support of the album left her physically and mentally exhausted; it would be four years until Brown released the underwhelming Anxiety, a rock-heavy album that found her bitter and broken-hearted. Four years after that, she presented Wild Things, a return-to-form full of the anthemic choruses and four-on-the-floor grooves that made her first album such a delight. Read more >>> Ladyhawke performs with Psychic Twin at 7 p.m. at U Street Music Hall, 1115 U St. NW. $20. (202) 588-1889. ustreetmusichall.com. (Chris Kelly)
Sunday: In a way, Sleep’s gradual rise to metal infamy is much like the band’s music: slow, heavy, and deliberate. Earlier this year, the New York Times gave the California doom metal pioneers’ classic album Dopesmoker a nod of approval a mere 13 years after it came out. The album was the band’s ultimate creation, but it would eventually lead to the band’s break-up. Eventually, the band released the shorter version in 1998 and Tee Pee Records finally released the full version of Dopesmoker in 2003. Since then, the band has performed sporadically, reminding metal fans just frequently enough why it’s one of the genre’s very best. Read more >>> Sleep performs with Windhand at 7 p.m. at 9:30 Club, 815 V St. NW. (Sold out) (202) 265-0930. 930.com.(Matt Cohen)
Sunday: Dedicate your day to rock ’n’ roll at DC101’s Kerfuffle at Merriweather Post Pavilion, featuring sets by Blink-182, Cold War Kids, and Violent Femmes. 1:30 p.m. at 10475 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia. $55–$95.
Sunday: Close out the weekend with a night of local bands at DC9, featuring sets by Hemlines, Mikey Erg, Art Sorority for Girls, and Worriers. 8 p.m. at 1940 9th St. NW. $10–$12.
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