San Francisco-based band The Fresh & Onlys is among the standard-bearers of the psych-garage sound currently associated with that city. Less in-your-face than other members of the Bay City cohort, the band’s tunes are simple, layered, and bouncy—think ’60s pop and love songs dripping with desperation.
The Fresh & Onlys perform with Quilt and Shark Week at 9 p.m. at Red Palace, 1212 H St. NE. $10-$12. (202) 300-3201. redpalacedc.com. Read more >>> (Sarah A. Ventre)
One holiday trend we don’t mind coming a little early: pies. You can get your fix this weekend at a Whisked! pop-up shop at Qualia Coffee in Petworth. Sunday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Whisked! owner Jenna Huntsberger will be serving up four types of savory and sweet pies, including salted caramel apple and Mexican chocolate cream pies as well as bacon-leek-gruyere quiche and Kabocha squash and goat-cheese tart. You can preorder a pie here. Still want more? Subscriptions are available for Whisked!’s winter pie CSA. Qualia Coffee, 3917 Georgia Ave. NW. (202) 248-6423. qualiacoffee.wordpress.com. (Jessica Sidman)
OH AND ALSO
This weekend is crazy, crazy, crazy.
The City Paper‘s very own Crafty Bastards craft fair takes over Union Market Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. You still have time to score super-cheap tickets at $2.50 a person. Do that ASAP.
But before Crafty kicks off, there’s much to do tonight, like the variety/game show You, Me, Them, Everybody Live! at Wonderland Ballroom. Tonight’s special guest is the perennially cheery DCist editor Benjamin R. Freed. 7:30 p.m. at 1101 Kenyon St. NW. $5 suggested donation. Over in Adams Morgan, three-year-old Asian and Pacific Islander American performance collective Sulu DC is throwing a little birthday party for itself at vintage shop Meeps. Expect music, poetry, DJing, and lots of big personalities. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. at 2104 18th St. NW. $15.
Saturday is also the first day of Submerge, a large “flash art happening” brought to you by the street-art aficionados in No Kings Collective. The event, originally scheduled to take place in the Logan Circle area, is now happening on H Street NE beginning tomorrow through Nov. 18. (Organizer Peter Chang says he wanted to provide more room for artists.) The opening party starts things off tomorrow at 8 p.m. at 700 H St. NE. RSVP at submergedc.com. Read more >>>
Also on Saturday, Welsh band The Joy Formidable headlines the humble St. Stephen Church in a benefit for punk activist group Positive Force. D.C.’s More Humans opens. Sweet! Doors at 7 p.m. at 1525 Newton St. NW. $20. Buy tickets here.
Through Sunday at the Kennedy Center, the Suzanne Farrell Ballet reminds dancegoers that The Rite of Spring was just one of many groundbreaking ballets debuted by the Ballets Russes. To Nov. 11 at the Kennedy Center’s Eisenhower Theater, 2700 F St. NW. $29–$84. (202) 467-4600. kennedy-center.org. Read more >>>
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