Arts Desk

ToDo ToDay: Panda Bear, John Waters, and a Sculpture Tour

pandaAs Panda Bear, Animal Collective founding member Nick Lennox mixes noisy pop experiments with fantastical lyrics about parents ripping off their limbs and aversions to tempura. If a heaping helping of electronic noise seems slightly overwhelming, opening act Regal Degal’s lo-fi garage-rock sound will make up for Lennox’s quiet wails. Read more >>> Panda Bear performs with Regal Degal and Geologist at 8 p.m. at 9:30 Club, 815 V St. NW. $25. (202) 265-0930. Smith)


If you want to fill a growler with some DC Brau, you better head to the brewery tomorrow from 1 to 5 p.m.. After then, the tasting room will close for about six weeks as the brewery installs six new tanks. The good news is that this expansion will increase DC Brau’s brewing capacity by nearly 50 percent. Which means there will be plenty of beer for you to sample when tasting hours and tours resume later this summer. DC Brau, 3178 Bladensburg Rd. NE. (202) 621-8890. (Jessica Sidman)


Friday: Los Masters Plus, the Mexican cumbiatrónica duo known for catchy cover songs, perform at Artisphere with space-cumbia creator G-Flux and Latin quintet the Empresarios. 8 p.m. at 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. $12.

Friday: Kooky film director John Waters presents his one-man show, "This Filthy World," at the Birchmere. 7:30 p.m. at 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. $45.

Friday: Kick off your weekend and celebrate the release of Washington City Paper's Summer Entertainment Guide with a concert at the Smithsonian American Art Museum's Luce Center. Redline Graffiti and DTMD will perform and Green Hat Gin will pour free samples. 6 p.m. at 6th and F Streets NW. Free.

Saturday: An EDM party in a graffiti-covered church is a soul-cleansing, if uncommon, experience. This weekend, Blind Whino plays host to an underground party bursting with art and noise: Trapitol Hill. Revelers can expect DJ sets by ETC(!) ETC(!), High Klassified, RaceCarBed, Kidd Marvel, Choppy Oppy, and Bassdread, plus food, installations from Art Whino, and live art from local street artists. Read more >>> The performance begins at 7 p.m. at Blind Whino, 734 First St. SW. $20–$60. Kimble)

Saturday: Positive Force DC presents the D.C. premiere of Looking for Johnny: The Legend of Johnny Thunders, a documentary chronicling the life of legendary guitarist Johnny Thunders, at GALA Hispanic Theatre. Find more information on Facebook. 3:30 p.m. at 3333 14th St. NW. $5–$10.

Saturday: Arts in Foggy Bottom's outdoor sculpture exhibition opens this afternoon with a free, curator-led tour of the 16 featured pieces at 4 p.m., followed by a reception at Watergate Gallery. 4 p.m. at New Hampshire Avenue and I Street NW. Free.

Saturday: The seventh iteration of D.C. Listening Lounge's "Sound Scenes" takes place tonight at Goethe-Institut and features work by Finland-based audio artist AGF. 7 p.m. at 812 7th St. NW. $10.

Sunday: The Newseum’s new exhibit, “One Nation With News for All,” explores immigrant and minority media and how individuals and publications laid the foundation for civil rights. It displays 60 artifacts, from Ida B. Wells’ personal diary to Korean-American newspaper founder K.W. Lee’s press passes. Uplift and representation aside, the story of journalism is never complete without discussion of the bottom line. As the exhibition shows, the success of these outlets prove that getting a more diverse set of voices made for good business. Read more >>> The exhibition is on view daily, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., to January 4, 2015, at the Newseum, 555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. $13.95–$22.95. (202) 292-6100. Kurzius)

Sunday: Comedians Dan Soder and Carson Gross close out the weekend with a comedy show in the Kennedy Center's Terrace Theater. 6 p.m. at 2700 F St. NW. Free.

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