The Rest of Sunday:
The Halloween Hootenanny featuring Rob Zombie and Alice Cooper. With Black Label Society. Clutch. Children of Bodom. Murderdolls. 2Cents. Half Pint Brawlers. Seriously consider checking out this show and definitely consider participating in the costume contest. Best Costume wins two lawn tickets to every Merriweather Post Pavilion show for the 2011 season. If you know what’s good for you, suit up. $40-$75.
The Best of Friday:
The Points, Pack AD, The Flying Eyes. $8. 10pm show. 21+ Velvet Lounge.
JD Allen Trio: Live Recording. $22/$28. 8:30 pm show. Friday and Saturday. Bohemian Caverns.
Antony Nelson. 9pm and 11pm. Friday and Saturday. Twins Jazz.
The Secret Marriage. Aurora Opera Theatre. $10-$30. Artisphere.
Nevermore. Warbringer. Mutiny Within. HateSphere. Apothys. Cab Ride Home. 7:30 p.m. $22/$25 door. Jaxx.
Anthony Nelson; 9 and 11 p.m. Also Oct. 16. Call for price. Twins Jazz.
Jimmy Thackery & The Drivers Birchmere; With Deanna Bogart. 7:30 p.m. $25.
Crystal Gayle, Larry Gatlin, and Andy Cooney Hylton Performing Arts Center; 8 p.m. $34-$50.
Eric Johnson, Andy McKee & Peppino D’Agostino The Music Center at Strathmore; 8 p.m. Call for price.
The Thermals, Cymbals Eat Guitars, So Cow. $15. 9 p.m. Black Cat
The FiF and 21 Birdstone $10/$12 door.8 p.m.Strathmore
Lea, Will Henderson, Men of Kairos The Potter’s House; All ages. 7 p.m. Donation-based.
KC Jazs Club: Carla Cook, Rene Marie, and Allan Harrris. $26. Friday and Saturday. 7:30 and 9:30 pm. Kennedy Center.
Washington National Opera: Salome. $60 – $300. 7:30 pm. Opera House, Kennedy Center.
Chee-Yun (violin) with Andrew Staupe (piano) $38.00. Kennedy Center.
The Best of Saturday:
Bluebrain with Geologist (Animal Collective) $15/12 students with ID. 11:01 pm.
Washington Performing Arts Society: Ran Dank (piano). $38.00. 2pm. Kennedy Center.
National Symphony Orchestra: Mozart and Mahler. $20 – $85.00. 8pm. Kennedy Center.
Dangerosa. Red Satellites. Mumpsy. Mother. $8. 10pm show. Velvet Lounge.
The Contours featuring Sylvester Potts $25. 8 pm. Harmony Hall
Dead Kennedys. Dirty Tactics. VPR. Nervous Impulse. $20. 9 p.m. Rock & Roll Hotel
Jammin’ Java A Capella Music Fest: Sonos. Snow Day. Euphonism and Vox Populi. 4 p.m. Jammin Java
5th Avenue Vampires. Cage. 7:30 p.m. $12/$14 door. Jaxx.
Jukebox the Ghost, Elizabeth & The Catapult $13/$15. 8 p.m. Black Cat
BSO The Music Center at Strathmore; Beethoven and Shostakovich. 8 p.m. Call for price.
Noel Paul Stookey. From Peter. Paul & Mary. 7:30 p.m. Call for price. Wolf Trap
The Best of Sunday:
The New Pornographers 9:30 Club; Doors 7 p.m. $32.
The Kennedy Center Chamber Players Play Previn, Hadyn, and Schumann. $35.00. 2pm. Kennedy Center.
Caroline Waters. 8pm and 10pm. Twins Jazz.
Martin Sexton Birchmere; 7:30 p.m. $35.
Ella Jenkins. 3 p.m. $15. Hylton Performing Arts Center
Bell XI. $15. 8 p.m. Jammin Java
Capital City Symphony: Symphony Dance Atlas Performing Arts Center; 5 p.m. $25.