Credit: Photos by Madeline Zappala (left) and Mark Hoelscher (right)

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By now, you know the drill: Once every season, Washington City Paper, in partnership with the Luce Foundation Center for American Art, presents a concert at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Well, it’s now officially fall, which means our next show is coming up in just a few weeks. Please join us on Friday, Oct. 13 for an intimate evening with two of D.C.’s finest: Keeper and Poppy Patica.

Look, we know it’s Friday the 13th, but the only haunting thing about this show will be the delicate and stark songs of Keeper’s Marissa Lorusso, which stir the soul, but in a way that feels good (unlike most movies in the Friday the 13th franchise). Poppy Patica—the solo project of songwriter Peter Hartmann—will get your feet moving with its cosmic, psychedelic pop that lands somewhere in a galaxy between The Apples in Stereo and the early recordings of Of Montreal. Check out both artists below:

The evening kicks off at 6 p.m. with Poppy Patica, followed by Keeper at 7 p.m. As always, the whole thing is free for all ages. Libations and snacks will be available for purchase. RSVP here.