We know D.C. Get our free newsletter to stay in the know.

Success! You're on the list.

If you peeled off $90 plus fees for tonight’s Mary J. Blige show at Fillmore Silver Spring, it’ll probably be your first glance at the new Live Nation venue on Colesville Road. The nightclub—-which is also the subject of Tom Anderson‘s City Paper story this week—-officially opens tonight.

Meanwhile, Strathmore also opens its concert season with two very different shows: Keb’ Mo’ in the Music Center, and a Sonic Circuits Festival lineup in the Mansion.


Arlington’s One More Page Books hosts a reading and signing by Sara Fitzgerald, author of Elly Peterson: “Mother” of the Moderates. The book takes a look at the moderate Republican politician from Michigan who was the first woman to chair the Michigan Republican Party, and who later decided to drop the Republican thing and go independent. Before Peterson died, she supported Hillary Clinton’s 2008 run for president. 7 p.m. Free.


Chris Price spins synthpop, nu-disco, house classics, and indie dance music at Unknown Pleasures tonight. 10 p.m. at Little Miss Whiskey’s. Free.


If I’ve failed you, go to our Fall Arts Guide listings section, a magical fairyland of fun arts events!