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Best of Saturday:
Unfortunately the Basement Bhangra Dance Party with DJ Rheka has sold out. Scavenge tickets if you can. Otherwise, you’ll have to wait until Diwali for more Bhangra showdowns. 9:30 p.m. $20. National Geographic.
Best of Sunday:
- Tambuco. Free. Millenium Stage.
- National Symphony Orchestra: Christoph Eschenbach conducts Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9. SOLD OUT. Kennedy Center.
- Howie Day. SOLD OUT. Jammin Java.
- Rogue Wave and Midlake. Doors 8 p.m. $20. 9:30 Club.
- Anduze, Jacob Vanags. 8 p.m. $10. Ebenezer’s Coffeehouse.
- Justin Nozuka, Alex Cuba, Ry Cuming. 9 p.m. $20. State Theater.
- Mushroomhead with Final Trigger, Stygian, Koheleth, Saint Diablo, Histrionic Witch. 6:15 p.m. $18/$20 door. Jaxx.
- University of Maryland Symphony Orchestra: White Heat at the University of Maryland includes Sibelius’ “Violin Concerto” and Tchaikovsky’s “Fourth Symphony” along with the premiere performance of Fanfare by U-Md. faculty composer Lawrence Moss. 1 p.m. $27. Clarice Smith Center.
- The Dance Party. 9:30 p.m. $14. Rock & Roll Hotel.
- Mariageblanc, Foreign Press. 10 p.m. $8. Velvet Lounge.
Rest of Saturday:
- The Gracious Few. 9 p.m. $22/ $25 door. State Theater.
- Jer Coons with Seth Glier, Jesse Ruben. 6 p.m. Jammin Java
- Pandamonium Dance Party, Ypset, Dirty Steeeve. 10 p.m. Jammin Java
- Drake. 8 p.m. $60.65-$76.60. Also Sunday at 7 p.m. DAR Constitution Hall.
- The Gorenman Beethoven Project Pianist Yuliya Gorenman plays Beethoven’s Sonata’s No. 27-29. RSVP Required. 8 p.m. $25. Katzen Arts Center.
- Doro with The Maiden Project, A Sound of Thunder. 7:30 p.m. $18/$20 door. Jaxx.
- Benny Sharoni. Call for time and price. Blues Alley.
- Ledisi. 8 p.m. Call for price. Music Center at Strathmore.
- Chopteeth. 9 p.m. $15. Black Cat.
- Mice Parade, Les Shelleys featuring Tom Brosseau and Angela Correa. 8 p.m. $10/ $12 door. Rock & Roll Hotel
- Paula Cole. 7:30 p.m. $29.50. The Birchmere.
- They Might Be Giants. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage
- Rebecca Gates. 10:30pm. Comet Ping Pong.
- Kingsley Flood, Bathrop Alabama, The Strugglers. 10 p.m. $8. Velvet Lounge.
Rest of Sunday:
- Crash Boom Omar with Stacy Clark, Lehi, The Baby Grand, Tanner. 6 p.m. Jammin Java.
- Sonny & The Sunsets. Kelley Stoltz. 9 p.m. $10/$12 door. DC9.
- Esperanza Spalding. 7 p.m. $35-$85. Lincoln Theatre
- Godsmack. Five Finger Death Punch, Drowning Pool ; Doors 5:30 p.m. $40-$55. Merriweather Post Pavilion