Arts Desk

ToDo ToDay: Dave Ballou, Priests, and Lots of Coffee

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It’s been almost 30 years since Cuneiform Records released its first LP and the Silver Spring specialist in all things experimental continues to release music that challenges easy genre classification. Two Cuneiform artists—local guitar-and-cello duo Janel and Anthony and Portland, Ore., quintet Blue Cranes (shown)—fall under the spotlight at tonight’s show at Union Arts. The evening’s opening act, trumpeter Dave Ballou, hasn’t recorded for Cuneiform, but he’s made numerous challenging yet inviting records. Read more >>> Dave Ballou performs with Blue Cranes and Janel and Anthony at 8:30 p.m. at Union Arts DC, 411 New York Ave. NE. $9. (202) 607-5437. unionartsdc.com (Christopher Porter)

EAT THIS

Six locally owned coffee shops have teamed up to create a "disloyalty card" which rewards coffee drinkers who visit all their locations. The participating shops include Blind Dog CafeChinatown Coffee Co.The Coffee BarPeregrineLa Mano, and Filter Coffeehouse. Customers get a stamp when they buy a coffee at each place, and the completed card can be redeemed at any of the locations for a free coffee. Pick up a card at any of the participating shops. dcdisloyal.tumblr.com(Jessica Sidman)

OH AND ALSO

Local punk group Priests performs at DC9 with Northampton, Mass., band Potty Mouth and Philadelphia's Radiator Hospital. 8:30 p.m. at 1940 9th St. NW. $8.

Forum Theatre presents the world premiere of Anu Yadav's Meena's Dream, a play about a young girl who interacts with the Hindi god Krishna to wage war against the Worry Machine. 8 p.m. at 8641 Colesville Road, Silver Spring. $10.

"NSO In Your Neighborhood" continues tonight on H St. NE. Tickets to the official kickoff concert at Atlas Performing Arts Center are sold out but a small ensemble of NSO musicians play at Rock & Roll Hotel later tonight. 9:30 p.m. at 1353 H St. NE. Free.

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