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TUESDAY

Bing! Bang! Boom! No, it’s not a meteor striking Earth or the bottom of your hoopdee giving way in the middle of rush-hour traffic, but the noise of the Ethos Percussion Group, which delights in making sounds that leave your eardrums vibrating for more. For almost 10 years, musicians Michael Sguoros, Joseph Gramley, Eric Phinney, and Yousif Sheronick have been making audiences nationwide—and their neighbors, no doubt—happy with a wide and ever-growing range of percussion instruments that can seemingly open the skies and invoke thunder. (It’s no surprise that the group invites its younger audiences to participate in “rainstorm” sessions after performances.) Performing music by John Cage, Minoru Miki, Frank Zappa, and others, Ethos promises a quiet evening of peaceful meditation. Not! Experience a blast of powerhouse percussive fun at 7:30 p.m. at the Kennedy Center’s Terrace Theater. $25. (202) 833-9800. (Ayesha Morris)