ToDo ToDay: Anoushka Shankar, Jorge Ben Jor, and GWAR
Sitarist Anoushka Shankar’s first two albums owe a debt to her father, Ravi: Ten of the albums’ 11 pieces were adapted by her dad from classical Indian ragas. Anoushka’s third album, 2005’s Rise, incorporated genres from around the world, from electronica to jazz, just as her father’s sitar sounds were absorbed by The Beatles. Anoushka still works in a post-world-music style, and her new LP, Traces of You, features three collaborations with her half-sister, Norah Jones. Read more >>> Anoushka Shankar performs at 8 p.m. at Lisner Auditorium, 730 21st St. NW. $20–$40. (202) 994-6800. lisner.gwu.edu. (Christopher Porter)
Check out the new Zeke's Coffee roastery and "lab" tomorrow with a free tasting from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The tasting will center around beans from three continents: Africa, Asia, and the Americas. Read more about Zeke's here. Zeke's Coffee, 2300 Rhode Island Ave. NE. (202) 733-2646. zekescoffeedc.com. (Jessica Sidman)
OH AND ALSO
Friday: Alt-folk band Kindlewood plays the Black Cat with Streets of Laredo, Great American Canyon Band, and Wild Leaves. 9 p.m. at 1811 14th St. NW. $12.
Friday: Portland psych-rock band Wooden Indian Burial Ground performs at Comet Ping Pong with D.C.'s Brenda and Megaphone Barons. 10 p.m. at 5037 Connecticut Ave. NW. $10.
Friday and Saturday: Classical music group eighth blackbird adds elements of commedia dell'arte to its performance at Atlas Performing Arts Center. 8 p.m. at 1333 H St. NE. $20–$43.50.
Saturday: Rio de Janeiro–born samba vocalist Jorge Ben Jor wasn’t directly involved in the late 1960s Tropicalia scene, during which Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil remade Brazilian popular music. But his soulful tunes made a similar impact. Tonight at Howard Theatre, look for Ben and his band to reprise his own timeless mesh of suave and grit. Following the concert, take the party to Tropicalia, where the Fort Knox Five DJs will spin samba with New York funk DJ Greg Caz. Read more >>> Jorge Ben Jor performs with Alma Tropicalia at 8 p.m. at the Howard Theatre, 620 T St. NW. $55–$65. (202) 803-2899. thehowardtheatre.com. (Steve Kiviat)
Saturday: Dana Tai Soon Burgess Dance Company debuts "Homage," a new piece inspired by the National Portrait Gallery's "Dancing the Dream" exhibit, in the museum's Kogod Courtyard. 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. at 8th and F streets NW. Free.
Saturday: D.C. electro-pop producer Outputmessage spins at U Street Music Hall along with techno producer Marc Houle. 10 p.m. at 1115 U St. NW. $12.
Sunday: As far as most Americans are concerned, Siberia is a mystery. A new exhibition of photographs of Siberia, shot by Russian photographers, pulls back the curtain, but only slightly. Ultimately, though, one photograph by Vasily Shumkov may encapsulate Siberia best. Taken in the 1980s, a time when provocative documentary photography wasn’t exactly a safe profession in the Soviet Union, the image depicts rows of grave markers at a prison camp. Read more >>> The exhibit is on view Tuesdays to Sundays 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Free. (202) 885-1300. american.edu/cas/museum/. (Louis Jacobson)
Sunday: Your favorite costumed metal band, GWAR, plays 9:30 Club, along with Iron Reagan and A Band of Orcs. 7:30 p.m. at 815 V St. NW. $25.
Sunday: The Daughters of the American Revolution mix it up and welcome Rick Ross' Mastermind tour to Constitution Hall. 8 p.m. at 1776 D St. NW. $39.50–$69.50.