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Though it never really went out of style, the saxophone trio (sax, bass, drums) has seen a renaissance in the past five-or-so years. That doesn’t mean that Bishop/Cleaver/Flood is just one of a multitude, however. It might not even be fair to call the group a saxophone trio, since you’re as likely to hear drummer Gerald Cleaver, a nearly unmatched virtuoso, dominate the proceedings as saxophonist Andrew Bishop or mesmerizing, unflappable bassist Tim Flood. In other words, no leader exists in the sense of either personality or instrument. Read more >>> Bishop/Cleaver/Flood performs at 8 p.m. at Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St. NE. $22–$28. (202) 399-7993. atlasarts.org. (Michael J. West)
H Street NE food and fashion market Maketto is here at last. The collaboration from Toki Underground’s Erik Bruner-Yang and Durkl’s Will Sharp sells everything from shirts and sneakers to Cambodian food and cocktails. Vigilante Coffee supplies coffee while Frenchie’s Artisan Pastries and Desserts provides sweets and baked goods. Read a full preview and check out photos and the menu on Young & Hungry. Maketto, 1351 H St. NE. maketto1351.com. (Jessica Sidman)
OH AND ALSO
Friday: LiveArt DC, the theater company that brought an alcohol-fueled take on Romeo and Juliet to last year’s Capital Fringe Festival, returns with Drunkle Vanya, a vodka-laced spin on the Anton Chekhov classic, presented at the Pinch. 7:30 p.m. at 3548 14th St. NW. $15–$20.
Friday: Prog-rock act Sensations Fix performs an intimate show at Tropicalia with synth duo Protect-U. Stick around after for a dance party featuring the Future Times DJs. 7:30 p.m. at 2001 14th St. NW. $10–$13.
Friday: Bowen McCauley Dance premieres its latest composition, Victory Road, which features live music from country punk band Jason and the Scorchers and tells the story of a boy seeking music stardom in the 1980s, at the Kennedy Center’s Terrace Theater. 7:30 p.m. at 2700 F St. NW. $40–$45.
Saturday: From 1981 to 2007, Sir Richard Bishop played guitar with the Arizona-based Sun City Girls, a kabuki makeup–wearing experimental band that made a racket by incorporating a punk attitude and jazzy improvisations on more than 50 albums. On his own, Sir Richard (he granted himself that title) opts for a slightly more sedate sound. Bishop’s latest solo effort, Tangier Sessions, consists of improvised songs he created and recorded in one week in northern Morocco. Using an acoustic guitar he’d recently acquired and fallen in love with, estimated to be more than 100 years old, Bishop conjures up some of his prettiest music yet. Read more >>> Sir Richard Bishop performs with Robert Millis and Kohoutek at 8 p.m. at Clarendon Presbyterian Church, 1305 N. Jackson St., Arlington. $10. claviusproductions.org. (Steve Kiviat)
Saturday: Honey Groove, a new music festival celebrating queer artists of color featuring performers like Danni Cassette, the Coolots, and 330 Music, takes place all afternoon and evening at Blind Whino. 4 p.m. at 700 Delaware Ave. SW. $35.
Saturday: Hemphill opens a new exhibition of abstract works by local painter Steven Kushner and celebrates with an opening reception for the public. 6 p.m. at 1515 14th St. NW. Free.
Sunday: Music prodigies tend to have attitude problems—maybe because they’re too busy memorizing Bach concertos to properly socialize. At least, that’s the premise suggested in Jon Marans’ play Old Wicked Songs. Stephen, an arrogant American pianist, decides he needs to overcome his artistic block by studying with an acclaimed teacher in Vienna. Off he jets to Austria, but he’s not met by a warm figure who encourages him to embrace his gifts; instead, the old master appears stubborn and aloof. It’s almost like Whiplash, if J.K. Simmons were an aging Austrian Jew. Read more >>> The play runs April 10 to May 3 at 1st Stage Theatre, 1524 Spring Hill Road, McLean. $15–$28. (703) 854-1856. 1ststagetysons.org. (Caroline Jones)
Sunday: Brazilian samba guitarist Rodrigo Amarante performs at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue with opening act Big Search. 7 p.m. at 600 I St. NW. $15–$18.
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