Don’t hate Benoit & Sergio for making it look so easy: The two house-music makers radiate the kind of leisurely, I’m-on-a-boat, what-of-it? chill-bro ennui that might make working-class house practitioners tear off in search of even the lowest quality Trax Records 12-inch. But queue up Benoit & Sergio’s two fabulous recent EPs, A Bridge So Far and New Ships, and you’ll probably find a hell of a lot to love. Read more >>> Benoit & Sergio perform live with DJs Solomon Sanchez and Brian Billion at 10 p.m. at U Street Music Hall, 1115 U St. NW. Free before midnight for 21-plus. $10 otherwise. (202) 588-1880. ustreetmusichall.com. (Ally Schweitzer)
In case you’re already planning your Super Bowl Sunday (you overachiever, you), Union Market is hosting a bunch of events this Sunday to help you prep. Salt & Sundry’s Amanda McClements will show you how to style your Super Bowl Sunday buffet table. Harvey’s Market will provide how-to’s for burgers and hot dogs. Rappahannock Oyster Bar will have cooking demonstrations and “take and bake” appetizers, and Buffalo & Bergen’s Gina Chersevani will share mixology tips for game day beer cocktails. There will also be several other presentations and specials. The festivities go from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Union Market, 1309 5th St. NE; unionmarketcdc.com. (Jessica Sidman)
OH AND ALSO
Tonight: Tickets are still available to see brilliant and frenetic stand-up comedian Todd Glass this weekend at the D.C. Improv. Sunday, he tapes live for his podcast, The Todd Glass Show. For such affordable tickets, the veteran stand-up delivers a lot of show. His fine opener, Daniel Kinno, makes that an even bigger steal. Glass performs tonight, Saturday, and Sunday at the D.C. Improv, 1140 Connecticut Ave. NW. $15-$17.
Saturday: A pair of riot grrrl films show as part of a Positive Force benefit for Gala Theatre this weekend. Démodé is a 21-minute short about a woman who returns to D.C. to promote a punk-rock show and finds that new barriers stand in her way; Grrrl Love and Revolution: Riot Grrrl NYC captures an era during riot grrrl’s history and talks specifically about the movement as a means to confront issues like sexual abuse. 7 p.m. at Gala Theatre, 3333 14th St. NW. $5-$7. More information on Facebook.
Saturday: For context’s sake, it might be wise to do a little research before attending a performance by the string quartet Brooklyn Rider. Read more >>> (Rebecca J. Ritzel)
Sunday: In Los Angeles–based musician Chelsea Wolfe, Vice and Pitchfork have found another shade of goth they can tenuously support. But Wolfe’s haunting electric folk should be more thoughtfully enjoyed. Since Wolfe made her debut, she’s transformed her work into something deeply dark and touching. Read more >>> (Ally Schweitzer)
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