Arts Desk

ToDo ToDay: M.I.A., Woods, and a Live Action Graphic Novel

rainerThe 79-year-old dancer Yvonne Rainer’s long career has revolved around “radical juxtaposition,” a concept from Susan Sontag. In her new works “Assisted Living: Good Sports 2” and “Assisted Living: Do You Have Any Money?” Rainer brings her photographer’s eye to the possibilities of her original medium, loading up her dances with narrative in the form of monologue and jump-cuts in the form of tonal juxtapositions. Read more >>> Yvonne Rainer performs Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. at American Dance Institute, 1570 East Jefferson St., Rockville. $15–$30. (301) 984-3003. americandance.org(Jordan Larson)

EAT THIS

The Lot at Union Kitchen is back on Saturday with music from local bands and hip-hop groups plus food from D.C.’s up-and-coming food businesses. From 3 to 10 p.m., find food from District Doughnut, Motisola’s Chili, and Singer’s Significant Meats and performances from Baby Bry Bry & The Apologists, the Walking Sticks, and others. Get discounts on beer and wine during happy hour from 3 to 5 p.m. Entry is free. The Lot at Union Kitchen, 3rd and L streets NW, unionkitchendc.com/category/the-lot-at-uk/ (Jessica Sidman)

OH AND ALSO

Friday: Folk and blues singer Martha Redbone performs songs influenced by her Native American roots at Atlas Performing Arts Center. 8 p.m. at 1353 H St. NE. $20–$30.

Friday and Saturday: Artisphere presents The Intergalactic Nemesis, billed as a live-action graphic novel featuring a Foley artist, a keyboardist, and three actors. 8 p.m. at 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. $20–$30.

Friday and Saturday: Sample pastries, interact with mimes and unicyclists,  and do some sidewalk shopping at the 11th annual Georgetown French Market. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wisconsin Ave. NW between P Street and Reservoir Road. Free.

Saturday: The city's newest opera company, DC Public Opera, presents Don Giovanni in the ballroom of the Mayflower Hotel. 8 p.m. at 1127 Connecticut Ave. NW. $20–$25.

Saturday: Cheery Brooklyn pop quartet Woods plays Rock & Roll Hotel with Boston rock group Quilt. 8 p.m. at 1353 H St. NE. $12.

Saturday: D.C. rock groups Heavy Breathing and Young Rapids perform with French electronic group Zombie Zombie at Comet Ping Pong. Find more details on Facebook10 p.m. at 5037 Connecticut Ave. NW. $12.

Sunday: M.I.A., the woman bold enough to literally give the NFL the finger during the Super Bowl, channels that same combustible nature in her music. She’ll be joined at Echostage by Harlem rapper A$AP Ferg, whose magnetic charisma led him to take the momentum from “Work,” his anthem celebrating excesses of all sorts, and flip it into a successful debut album. Read more >>> M.I.A. performs with A$AP Ferg at 7:30 p.m. at Echostage, 2135 Queens Chapel Road NE. $45. (202) 503-2330. echostage.com(Julian Kimble)

Sunday: New York guitarist Steve Gunn closes out the weekend at DC9 with local songwriter (and recent One Track Mind subject) Marian McLaughlin. 9 p.m. at 1940 9th St. NW. $12.

Sunday: Grunge group Toadies celebrates the 20th anniversary of its platinum album Rubberneck with a performace at the Black Cat. 8 p.m. at 1811 14th St. NW. $20.

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