Calling Kaki King a guitarist does her a disservice. The post-rock composer and musician is a consummate performance artist who does things to her instrument most self-identified guitarists could never even imagine, much less replicate. In her latest project, “The Neck is a Bridge to the Body,” King sits onstage in total darkness, save for visuals projected onto the screen behind her and, with laser precision, onto her custom white Ovation Adamas guitar. Each song or movement King plays meshes perfectly with the projections—some look like particularly trippy iTunes visualizer themes; others are less abstract but equally mesmerizing, like hi-def videos of paint blobs blobbing about. Read more >>> Kaki King performs with Janel and Anthony at 8:30 p.m. at the Hamilton, 600 14th St. NW. $18–$53. (202) 787-1000. thehamiltondc.com. (Christina Cauterucci)
Hank’s Oyster Bar on the Hill will offer a composite menu through Feb. 28 to celebrate their 52-week marathon of themed menus, which have centered around everything from Madonna to Top Gun. The best-of menu includes drinks like the Suffering Bastard with gin, bourbon, brown sugar, rum, ginger beer, lime, and bitters as well as the Secretariat with bourbon, mint, sugar, lemongrass, and ginger. Hank’s Oyster Bar, 633 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. (202) 733-1971. hanksoysterbar.com. (Morgan Hines)
OH AND ALSO
Friday: Get Lucid and Sasha Lord present an evening of music, art, and poetry featuring sets by Philadelphia’s Galvanize and local favorites Bleached Bones and Rom. Proceeds benefit Say No to Food Waste. 10 p.m. at 5037 Connecticut Ave. NW. $12 donation.
Friday: African artists Zap Mama and Antibalas collaborate at George Washington University’s Lisner Auditorium for an evening of Afrobeat music blended with Latin percussion techniques. 8 p.m. at 730 21st St. NW. $30–$50.
Friday: Chamber folk-pop act San Fermin plays the Barns at Wolf Trap with accompaniment from Invoke String Quartet. Indie pop act White Hinterland opens the show. 8 p.m. at 1635 Trap Road, Vienna. $22.
Saturday: Stravinsky’s “Rite of Spring” is so much easier heard than seen. The landmark piece of music, with its blaring horns, eerie winds, and heart-thumping timpani, turned 100 in 2013, and orchestras around the world have been performing it to celebrate. Too easily forgotten in austere concert halls is the ballet for which the music was commissioned: a reimagining of an ancient pagan sacrifice on the Russian steppes, as performed by those early 20th-century rogues, the Ballets Russes. At the Kennedy Center this week, Russia’s Mariinsky Ballet will perform its reconstruction of the ballet along with two other works debuted by the Ballets Russes: “The Swan” and “The Spectre of the Rose.” Read more >>> The Mariinsky Ballet performs Jan. 27 to Feb. 1 at the Kennedy Center Opera House, 2700 F St. NW. $30–$165. (202) 467-4600. kennedy-center.org. (Rebecca J. Ritzel)
Saturday: Northern Virginia’s the Duskwhales headline a night of local indie rock at Rock & Roll Hotel featuring Save the Arcadian, Dr. Robinson’s Fiasco, and Cabin Creek. 8 p.m. at 1353 H St. NE. $12.
Saturday: Charles Ross distills the essential elements of the first three Star Wars movies into a one-man show that he’ll present at the Birchmere. Bringing your own lightsaber is optional. 7:30 p.m. at 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. $35.
Sunday: 2014 yielded a lot of great punk rock. An unintentional consequence of its popularity is that most indie rock now feels tame by comparison. Still, there’s a part of us that craves indie rock’s clean, spare pop sounds, and the Athens, Ga., quartet White Violet provides just that. Its guitar sounds are crisp, yet there’s energy and power there, too, and it’s hard to shake. Read more >>> White Violet performs with Semicircle at 9 p.m. at DC9, 1940 9th St. NW. $10. (202) 483-5000. dcnine.com. (Alan Zilberman)
Sunday: Lemonheads‘ frontman Evan Dando closes the weekend with a solo show at the Black Cat Backstage. 8 p.m. at 1811 14th St. NW. $18–$20.