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Atlanta-born singer-songwriter Raury blends hip-hop, folk, R&B, and funk on his tracks, a style influenced by fellow Atlanta eccentric Andre 3000 and hip-hop’s rock star of the new millennium, Kid Cudi. His inspiration board doesn’t end there: On Raury’s 2014 debut project, Indigo Child, he flashes the soulful conviction of a young Cody ChesnuTT while invoking the breathy delivery of Lil Wayne on “Wildfire.” Still, Raury’s output never feels forced or derivative. Read more >>> Raury performs with Ace Cosgrove at 7 p.m. at U Street Music Hall, 1115 U St. NW. $15. (202) 588-1889. ustreetmusichall.com. (Julian Kimble)
Logan Tavern is hosting a three-course Passover seder tonight and tomorrow with seatings at 5:30 and 8 p.m. For $40 per person (including tax and tip) or $20 for kids 12 and under, the restaurant will serve a three-course menu in addition to a seder plate. To start, there’s a choice of vegetarian matzah ball soup or salad with roasted pears and spiced pecans. Entree options include red wine-braised brisket, grilled salmon, or eggplant parmesan fried in matzah meal. Choose between flourless chocolate cake or meringues and macaroons for dessert. Wine pairings are available for $25 per person, or bring your own wine for a $15 corkage fee. Ten percent of proceeds benefit the Jewish Food Experience. Make a reservation online or by calling (202) 332-3710. Logan Tavern, 1423 P St. NW. logantavern.com. (Jessica Sidman)
OH AND ALSO
Friday: The Smithsonian American Art Museum opens its new exhibition of works by painter Yasuo Kuniyoshi, a Japanese-American modernist whose style was greatly influenced by his involvement in the Second World War. 11:30 a.m. at 8th and F streets NW. Free.
Friday: If you’re looking for a new person to spoon, head to Gypsy Sally’s for “Never Sleep Alone,” an interactive dating event that doubles as a comedy show hosted by Dr. Alex Schiller. 9 p.m. at 3401 K St. NW. $20–$35.
Friday: The Edy Blu Band and Haile Supreme perform at Tropicalia at the first installment of the Gypsy Soul Garden, an evening of music, poetry, and visual art coordinated by Blu. 8 p.m. at 2001 14th St. NW. $10.
Saturday: Cross Mackenzie Gallery evokes both ancient mythology and modern technology with “Blast-Off,” its latest group show, which focuses on themes of flight and air travel. The exhibit’s biggest treat is seeing the work of two longtime D.C. favorites—painter Trevor Young, who provides a dramatic, nighttime homage to a taxiing airplane, and photographer (and gallery owner) Maxwell MacKenzie, whose aerial image of planes dotting an expansive desert landscape calls to mind some of Young’s own fine portrayals of creamy, industrial-gray tarmacs a decade and a half ago. Read more >>> The exhibition is on view Wednesdays through Sundays noon to 5 p.m., to May 2, at Cross MacKenzie Gallery, 1675 Wisconsin Ave. NW. Free. (202) 337-7970. crossmackenzie.com. (Louis Jacobson)
Saturday: Brave Spirits Theatre presents the little known Elizabethan play Arden of Faversham, which follows a housewife as she plots to murder her husband, at Atlas Performing Arts Center. 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. at 1333 H St. NE. $20.
Saturday: Brazilian cellist and vocalist Dom La Nena performs pop songs influenced by her travels around the globe at Artisphere. 8 p.m. at 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. $12.
Sunday: The advent of 3-D printing has opened up a whole new aesthetic pathway between the dimensions, and Austin-based artist Shawn Smith is following it in his brainy Artisphere exhibit, “Pixels, Predators and Prey.” Smith’s M.O. is to construct sculptures of animals—tiger sharks, antelopes, cardinals—so they look pixelated in real life, not on a screen. In an eloquent hopscotch, Smith now takes digital images of wildlife from the Internet and turns them into three-dimensional sculptures. Read more >>> The exhibition is on view Wednesdays through Fridays 4 p.m. to 11 p.m., Saturdays noon to 11 p.m., and Sundays noon to 5 p.m., to June 14, at Artisphere, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Free. (703) 875-1100. artisphere.com. (Louis Jacobson)
Sunday: Soulful rock singer Benjamin Booker closes the weekend with a show at the 9:30 Club featuring multi-instrumentalist Olivia Jean. 7 p.m. at 815 V St. NW. $20.
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