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Casual comedy-viewers likely know Hannibal Buress for his role as Lincoln, the jovial dentist from Comedy Central’s runaway hit Broad City. But purists and/or Chicago transplants will more fondly remember his stand-up comedy. From his pulpit, he hurls funnies centered around the absurdities of everyday life. In July, he told David Letterman that he had a fake name specifically reserved for Starbucks to avoid confusion with Hannibal Lecter. “I can’t say my regular name,” said Buress. “I say Zachariah.” Read more >>> Hannibal Buress performs at 6:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. at the Lincoln Theatre, 1215 U St. NW. $29.50. (202) 888-0050. thelincolndc.com. (Tim Regan)
OH AND ALSO
Friday: Recent One Track Mind subject Stranger in the Alps, the performance moniker of alt-folk singer Steve Kolowich, plays the Black Cat’s main stage with the North Country, Bike Thief, and Ballad’ve. 9 p.m. at 1811 14th St. NW. $12.
Friday: Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Hirshhorn Museum with a performance by Zola Jesus and behind-the-scenes tours of the museum’s latest exhibitions. Read our Q&A with Zola Jesus about why the Hirshhorn is the perfect music venue. 8 p.m. at 7th Street and Independence Avenue SW. $25.
Friday: Australian rock group Pond, made up of past and present members of Tame Impala, perform at Rock & Roll Hotel with Doctopus and Chief Scout. Read more in our Fall Arts Guide. 9 p.m. at 1353 H St. NE. $12.
Saturday: Local promoter Bombay Knox is bringing rappers Chris Travis and Xavier Wulf back to the DMV for the third time in a year. The Memphis natives have been on a rampage since last winter, releasing a tremendous amount of material on Soundcloud, collaborating with L.A. rapper Bones, and gaining a steady buzz in the rap blogosphere. Come ready to get drenched: Travis’ fans, who call themselves Water Boyz, will be tossing around H2O like it’s still summer. Read more >>> Chris Travis and Xavier Wulf perform at 9 p.m. at 4643 42nd Place, Hyattsville. $13. bombayknox.com. (Daniel White)
Saturday: The Decade of Docs in Our City festival, a collaboration between Docs in Progress and the Our City Film Festival, shows several local documentaries today at the U.S. Naval Memorial’s Burke Theater, including Ballou, a look at the marching band from the Anacostia high school, and The Legend of Cool “Disco” Dan, the story of local graffiti artist. 2:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. at 701 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. $15.
Saturday: Acclaimed modern dancer and choreographer Bill T. Jones discusses his life and career at an interactive evening of storytelling and music at the Kennedy Center’s Terrace Theater. 7:30 p.m. at 2700 F St. NW. $20.
Sunday: Lil’ Pookie and the Zydeco Sensations have yet to gain the crossover credibility and larger audiences that come with being labeled as Americana music, but this Opelousas, La., outfit deserves attention for a singular homegrown sound that blends traditional zydeco beats, R&B, and hip-hop. In town for Saturday’s Dancing by the Bayou festival, Pookie and his Sensations will have a stage for themselves on Sunday to present some more of their regional grooves. Read more >>> Lil’ Pookie and the Zydeco Sensations perform at 2 p.m. at the College Park American Legion, 9218 Baltimore Ave., College Park. $18. (301) 441-2783. dancingbythebayou.com.
Sunday: Experimental California artist Daedelus closes out the weekend with an intimate show at U Street Music Hall. 9 p.m. at 1115 U St. NW. $12.
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