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In addition to their traditional salsa arrangements, expect New York’s Los Hacheros to bring along a fair amount of joy when they perform at Atlas Performing Arts Center. The group has only been performing together since 2011, but its solid arrangements and lively original songs have impressed old-school salseros and young music fans alike. By combining traditional instruments like tres guitar and congas with saxophones and a touch of jazz flute, the six-member band amplifies its sound to mimic an orchestra twice its size. Read more >>> Los Hacheros perform at 9 p.m. at Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St. NE. $15–$20. (202) 399-7993. atlasarts.org. (Caroline Jones)
In anticipation of Mardi Gras next week, Pearl Dive Oyster Palace and Black Jack will feature new spring beers from Louisiana’s Abita Brewing Company. They’re tapping a special cask of Restoration Pale Ale brewed with Amarillo hops, available at Black Jack today at 4 p.m. for $3.50 during happy hour and $7 regularly while it lasts. Black Jack is also serving up $7 hurricanes from the frozen drink machine through Tuesday, and Sazeracs go for $8 during happy hour throughout the weekend. Pearl Dive’s happy hour is from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday; Black Jack’s is 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and all day Sunday. Black Jack and Pearl Dive Oyster Palace. 1612 14th Street NW. (202) 319-1612. blackjackdc.com. pearldivedc.com. (Quinn Kelley)
OH AND ALSO
Friday: Head to Petworth’s Paperhaus for a performance by local rock groups Pontiak, More Humans, and Joy Buttons. Find more information on Facebook. 8 p.m. at 4912 3rd St. NW. Cash donations appreciated.
Friday: Southern folk rockers Hiss Golden Messenger play DC9 with Virginia-based songwriter Dead Professional. 6:30 p.m. at 1940 9th St. NW. $12.
Friday: The Don’t Block the Box Comedy Show returns to Wonderland Ballroom with a tribute to local comedian and Drake fanatic Brandon Wardell, who will soon depart D.C. for L.A. 7:30 p.m. at 1101 Kenyon St. NW. $3.
Saturday: The website and events crew Brightest Young Things has spent the better part of a decade planning events for hip Washingtonians. This weekend, they’re also providing the soundtrack. The second rendition of its DC Emerging Artist Super Sampler serves as a visual mixtape of sorts, with a heap of BYT’s favorite local musicians performing three of their very best songs. Read more >>> The concert begins at 8 p.m. at the Howard Theatre, 620 T St. NW. $18–$20. (202) 803-2899. thehowardtheatre.com. (Julian Kimble)
Saturday: Cheick Hamala Diabate performs an intimate, two-set show at Clarendon’s IOTA Club and Cafe. 8:30 p.m. at 2832 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. $12.
Sunday: Local filmmaker and photographer Charles A. Sessoms has viewers consider the intersection of race and culture in his new films Samsara Noire and Mask. His installation at Artisphere relies on symbolism and theme. Whispered gibberish dialogue and shadowed angles lend the films a spooky vibe, but the questions of cultural identity and understanding rattle the viewer just as seriously. Read more >>> The exhibition is on view Wednesdays to Fridays 4 p.m. to 11 p.m., Saturdays noon to 11 p.m., and Sundays noon to 5 p.m. at Artisphere, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Free. (703) 875-1100. artisphere.com. (Caroline Jones)
Sunday: A major retrospective of works by street photographer Garry Winogrand opens today at the National Gallery of Art. Read more in our Spring Arts Guide. 11 a.m. at 6th Street and Constitution Ave. NW. Free.
Sunday: Daniel Bachman, Marian McLaughlin, and I.G.M. close out the weekend with a performance at Union Arts DC. 8 p.m. at 411 New York Ave. NE. $10.
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