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Most of the good stuff tonight sold out already. Saturday’s major options seem limited to DJ Pauly D at Fur; Nicki Minaj, Jane Jetson’s slightly tawnier cousin at DC Star; or another questionably “spectacular” (read: leaning toward just plain spectacle) rapper, Lil B.

The Best of Friday, but Unfortunately Sold Out:

Chuck Berry with Daryl Davis. 8 p.m. Strathmore.
Matt & Kim with Donnis. 8 p.m. 9:30 Club.
The Felice Brothers. Adam Haworth Stephens  8 p.m. Rock and Roll Hotel.
Two Door Cinema Club. Penguin Prison. Grouplove $13/$15. Black Cat.
Viable Friday Option:
Though the print edition has gone kaput, the Paste brand is alive and well. The inaugural tour continues tonight at The Rock and Roll Hotel, featuring the likes of Southern rocker and former Drive-By Trucker Jason Isbell, alt-country duo Jesse Sykes and Phil Wandscher, and West Coasters Mimicking Birds. $20 gets you a ticket and the opportunity to lament other former fav publications that have gone by the wayside. 8 p.m. show.
Honorable Mention:
Sasha Lord’s “D.C. Pre-CMJ Panache Party!” Ty Segall. Turbo Fruits. Pujol $10. 10:30 pm. Comet Ping-Pong.

The Best of Saturday/Antidotes to Minaj’s rhymed animatronic Blip-Bloop-Blops:
The Internationally renowned a Capella group, Sweet Honey In The Rock, bring intense focus back to the power of the voice. They at revisit and exalt Music 101’s basics: rhythm, harmony, and melody. $28-$55. 8 p.m. Warner Theatre.
The Metropolitan Chorus present an equally ameliorating musical experience entitled:”Music to Soothe the Soul,” also featuring music a Cappella. $6-$24.8 pm Artisphere.
Best of Sunday:

Presale tickets have already sold out, so dammit be on time to buy tickets at U Street Music Hall‘s Box Office for a night of dub filled sensibilities and dance nonsense with producer/DJ Rusko. With Smash Gordon and Bills. $25. 9 p.m. show.
The Rest of Friday:
8th Anniversary of “Taking the P” DJ event at  Marx Cafe.
The David Throckmorton Trio. Call for price. 9 and 11 p.m. Also Oct. 23.Twins Jazz.
Thee Lexington Arrows. Scotch Bonnets. The Thrilltones. $8.10pm show. Velvet Lounge. 21+
Friday Night Eclectic: RUTH. $10/$12. 8 p.m. doors. Mansion at Strathmore.
Mindy Smith. $20. 7:30 pm. Jammin Java
Tom Goss. Donation based. 7 p.m. The Potter’s House. All ages.
Liz Briones ; Call for time and price. Zoo Bar
Washington Performing Arts Society and Yong Concert Artists present: Caroline Gouldin, violin. $35. 7:30 p.m. Kennedy Center.
Big Chimney. Joe Uehelein and The Undertones. Porch Pickers Brigade. $10. 9 p.m. IOTA Club.
The American String Quartet. $40. Wolf Trap.
The Rest of Saturday:
Lil B. Fur on Friday and Saturday CFE Event Center.
Yonder Mountain String Band 9:30 Club; Doors 10 p.m. $25.
National Philharmonic The Music Center at Strathmore; Dvorák’s New World Symphony. 8 p.m. Also Oct. 24. Call for price.
Guster, Eli ‘Paperboy’ Reed (cancelled)  7 p.m. Call for price. DAR Constitution Hall.
Great Lakes (ex-Of Montreal). Night and the City. Art Daniels. $8. 10pm show. Velvet Lounge. 21+
Erin McKeown. $20. 9 pm. IOTA Club.
Modern Day Aints. Idle Minds. Poor Eve. Call for time. Free. Comet Ping Pong.
Misfits. Juicehead. Dead End Kidz. Chainsaw Baby. So Damn Thirsty. Dead Kings Rising. Idle Minds.The More You Know. 7:30 p.m. $23/$25 door. Jaxx
Geri Allen and Patrice Rushen w/ Terri Lyne Carrington. $30.00. 7:30 and 9:30. Kennedy Center.
The Rest of Sunday:
Bellman Barker, Communist Daughter, Fluorescent Scents. $8. 9pm show. Velvet Lounge. 21+
Eisley. Ives The Band. Old Canes.Christie Dupree. $15. 6:30 show. Rock and Roll Hotel.
Tony Joe White. Jammin Java. 7:30 p.m.
Four Tet w/ Jon Hopkins. $16. 7 p.m. doors. 9:30 Club.
Lifehouse. Call for price. 7:30 p.m. DAR Constitution Hall
Australian Pink Floyd. $39.50-$49.50. 7 p.m.Warner Theatre
Vocal Arts DC: New York Festival of Song. $45. 2 p.m. Kennedy Center.
Midnight Hike. $12. 8:30 pm. IOTA Club.