Last year, Drake scored a massive, worldwide hit with “One Dance,” a dancehall- and afrobeat-inspired tribute to finding love on the dance floor. At the center of the song was a sample of Kyla’s “Do You Mind,” a 2008 single that’s a prime specimen of UK funky, a true-to-its-name genre of electronic music that mixes Afro-Latin percussion with British garage beats. You might just hear “Do You Mind” in a DJ set by Roska, a key figure in the UK’s dance music underground who helped develop UK funky at the end of the last decade. Read more >>> Roska performs with Jessicunt, Jett Chandon, Panch, and Benbo at 9 p.m. at Ten Tigers Parlour, 3813 Georgia Ave. NW. $5. (202) 506-2080. tentigersdc.com. (Chris Kelly)
EAT THIS Check out REI’s Skillet Battle hosted at Wundergarten on Saturday. The event features amateur and professional chefs squaring off to cook the best possible dish in a cast-iron skillet, plus games, a photo booth, beer, food samples from local and national vendors, and live music. The Skillet Battle, also hosted by Brightest Young Things, runs from 1-5 p.m. and no tickets are necessary. Wundergarten, 1101 1st St. NE, brightestyoungthings.com/articles/rei-skillet-battle-2017. (Laura Hayes)OH AND ALSO
Friday: Local shoegaze outfit Venn hit the Black Cat’s main stage with Bottled Up, Melting Death Vapors, and Hello Nurse. 8 p.m. at 1811 14th St. NW. $12.
Friday: Poltergeist, one of the greatest horror films of all time, will screen at the AFI Silver Theatre tonight as part of its 1982 summer film series, hosted by Dr. Sarcofiguy. 7:30 p.m. at 8633 Colesville Road, Silver Spring. $13.
Friday: Fans of free jazz and harsh noise: It’s going down tonight at Rhizome D.C., when Cincinnati’s Wasteland Jazz Unit hits the storied experimental music house with Dayton’s Developer, Nagual + Stefan Christensen, and D.C.-based dark/harsh noise artist Jrnlr. 8 p.m. at 6950 Maple Ave. NW. $10.
Saturday: Three years after Serial convinced normal people to listen to podcasts, the long-form audio genre has become focused on a few big formats: pop culture chatter fests, vehicles for Obama White House aides, and chirpy accounts of unsolved murders. But the granddaddy of podcasts is still two guys sitting around and talking about nothing much at all. No one does that better—and nearly no one has done it longer—than Uhh Yeah Dude hosts Seth Romatelli and Jonathan Larroquette. Romatelli and Larroquette (the son of Night Court star John Larroquette) have been offering their skewed take on the news of the week to listeners since 2006, way before everybody and their cousin was doing the same thing. Read more >>> The show begins at 8 p.m. at 9:30 Club, 815 V St. NW. $25. (202) 265-0930. 930.com. (Will Sommer)
Saturday: Might as well just camp out at Rhizome this weekend: On Saturday, the inimitable arts space hosts a record fair during the day, with a concert in the evening featuring New York’s Drunken Sufis, Abstract Human, and Nate Scheible and Juliana Pongutá Forero. Noon at 8 p.m. at 6950 Maple Ave. NW. $5 and $10.
Saturday:And not too far away is another show featuring some of the District’s best experimental artists: Jazz/ambient duo Tristan Welch and Ron Oshima headline Simple Bar and Grill on Georgia Avenue NW with Dubpixels (AKA musician Douglas Kallmeyer) and Jon Camp. 8 p.m. at 5828 Georgia Ave. NW. Suggested donation. Sunday: Woodblock printing is one of history’s oldest continuously practiced art forms. It started out in Asia in the 8th and 9th centuries and came to Europe in the 15th. German artist Matthias Mansen started experimenting with woodblock printing while attending art school in the 1980s. The technique is relatively simple: Artists carve patterns into pieces of wood, cover the wood with ink, then press the block onto a surface. Mansen takes this one step further by using reclaimed wood and using the same blocks in multiple pieces, giving them a linked identity. Read more>>>The exhibition is on view Mondays through Saturdays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., to Dec. 13, at the National Gallery of Art, 6th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Free. (202) 737-4215. nga.gov. (Caroline Jones)
Sunday: Fans of John Fahey and his legacy, take note: Disciples of Fahey and his American Primitive style, Will Csorba and Spain’s Is@s@, will perform at—you guessed it—Rhizome on Sunday, with The Leveetoppers. 4:30 p.m. at 6950 Maple Ave. NW. $10.
Sunday: Comet Ping Pong is hosting a pop-punk rager featuring D.C.’s legendary pop-punkers The Max Levine Ensemble along with Ohio’s Good Shade, Philly’s Cherry, and D.C. surf-punk quartet Psychic Subcreatures. 7 p.m. at 5037 Connecticut Ave. NW. $5-$10.