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ToDo ToDay: The 25 Project, Titus Andronicus, and Crafty Bastards

Brandon Hill and Peter Chang didn’t start their buzzed-about art and lifestyle company No Kings Collective at the District of Columbia Arts Center (DCAC), but they did get their start there. To help celebrate the upcoming 25th anniversary of DCAC, No Kings Collective has organized The 25 Project. The two-day exhibition features 25 D.C. artists, from the emerging to the established, each of whom will be revealed on (including James Walker, whose sculpture is pictured). Read more >>> The exhibition is on view 9 p.m. to midnight Friday and 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. Saturday at 1805 7th St. NW. Free. (Christopher Porter)


Vin de Chez, a pop-up wine bar from the founder of Chez le Commis supper club, debuts Sunday at the Lot at Union Kitchen. Chef Tom Madrecki, along with his partner Liz Bird, will serve primarily French and Italian wines, with at least three reds and three whites by the glass and a wide selection of bottles. Food includes pickles, cheese, charcuterie, and other small plates. (Some of the larger dishes—like aged squab—required up to two weeks notice.)The pop-up is no longer accepting reservations but walk-ups are welcome from 2 to 10 p.m. Make sure to reserve a seat for the next pop-up on Oct. 20 by emailing vindechez@gmail.comThe Lot at Union Kitchen, 1100 3rd St. NE. (773) 416-3002. Sidman)


Tonight: DJs Andrew Morgan and Ben Johnson spin funk, boogie, and disco tunes at the Dunes. Find more details on Facebook. 10:30 p.m. at 1402 Meridian Place NW. Free.

Tonight: The first incarnation of The White Mandingos happened in 2003: Band members Sacha Jenkins and Darryl Jenifer were slated to hit the road with another MC, but the plan fell apart. The music sat in Jenkins’ house until four years ago, when he reached out to L.A. rapper Murs, who created the concept of The White Mandingos’ debut album, The Ghetto Is Tryna Kill Me, released in June. Read more in our Fall Arts Guide. 7 p.m. at U Street Music Hall, 1115 U St. NW. $20. (Marcus J. Moore)

Tonight: It's a big night for theater. Ford's Theatre opens its production of The Laramie Project, presented to coincide with the 15th anniversary of Matthew Shepard's murder. 7:30 p.m. at 511 10th St. NW. $20–$33. Taffety Punk Theatre Company presents its all-female adaptation of Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus at Capitol Hill Arts Workshop. Read more in our Fall Arts Guide. 7:30 p.m. at 545 7th St. SE. $7.50–$15.

Tonight: Visit the Smithsonian American Art Museum's Luce Foundation Center for a Washington City Paper-curated concert featuring Janel & Anthony and Teen Mom. Come say hi and drink free beer from Port City Brewing Company! 6 p.m. at 8th and F streets NW. Free.

Saturday and Sunday: Head to Union Market for two days of City Paper's Crafty Bastards fair. 10 a.m. at 1309 5th St. NE. $5–$10.

Saturday: If you're looking for more outdoor festivals, stop by the Barracks Row Festival for the D.C. State Fair, arts presentations, and plenty of snacks. 11 a.m. on 8th St. SE. Free. If you're looking for more arts programming, head to the SW Arts Fest for film presentations, dancing, and blues. 10 a.m. on Water St. SE. Free.

Saturday: A who’s-who of jitterbugging old-timers and younger rug-cutters will twirl, teach, and discuss the current hoofing scene at a day of hand dancing events at Arena Stage, hosted by the National Hand Dance Association. Events kick off with a “flash mob” dance session on Maine Avenue SW. Later, performers will demonstrate movements like the Bop, Walk, Birdland, and Skate for hand dance veterans and newbies. Read more >>> The program begins at noon at Arena Stage, 1101 6th St. SW. Free. (866) 583-0780. Kiviat)

Saturday: Garage rock band Pet Parade performs at Rock & Roll Hotel with Tereu Tereu, Bella Russia, and More Humans8:30 p.m. at 1353 H St. NE. $10.

Saturday: Enjoy art into the wee hours of the morning at the Wonder Bread Factory. The Spanish Embassy and Alliance Francaise present an evening of visual art, music, and performances by a variety of local and international artists. 7 p.m. at 620 S St. NW. Free.

Sunday: Over the course of its nearly 25-year existence, North Carolina’s Superchunk has progressed from tuneful upstarts to the next big buzz band and, gradually, into elder statesmen of indie rock. If its tenure has taught the band anything, it’s the wisdom of a strengths-based approach: Know what you do well and continue to do it. I Hate Music, the band’s new album, again finds the Chunk at the height of its powers. Read more >>> Superchunk performs with Spider Bags at 7 p.m. at 9:30 Club, 815 V St. NW. $20. (202) 265-0930. Siblo)

Sunday: Alt-country band The David Mayfield Parade plays at Gypsy Sally's in Georgetown. 7 p.m. at 3401 K St. NW.

Sunday: New Orleans dance-punk duo Quintron and Miss Pussycat play Comet Ping Pong with zZz, Benjy Ferree, and DJs Baby Alcatraz and Kid Congo Powers. 9 p.m. at 5037 Connecticut Ave. NW. $12.

Sunday: When people think of the photographic chroniclers of old Paris, they generally think of Eugène Atget, who lugged around an archaic large-format camera in the early 20th century, documenting disappearing buildings and streetscapes. But Atget had a less well-known antecedent in the mid-1800s: Charles Marville. An exhibition of Marville's work is on view to Jan. 5 at the National Gallery of Art. Read more in our Fall Arts Guide. 11 a.m. at 6th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Free(Louis Jacobson)

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