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• From MAD TV and The Tonight Show, comedian Bobby Lee performs stand-up comedy at D.C. Improv Comedy Club. The San Diego native brings a Korean-American perspective to the stage. Friday – Sunday. $22.
• After Hours: Autumn Mix at Pass Gallery. Drinks to celebrate Pass Gallery’s 16th season featuring sculpture by Michael Gessner, and paintings by Lucy Clark, Kathryn McDonnell and Stuart Greenwell.
• After The Quake, set in the aftermath of the 1995 earthquake that killed thousands in Kobe, Japan, opens at Atlas. The play, adapted from the short stories of Haruki Murakami, tells the story of a world where the lines between what’s real and surreal merge.
• D.C. alternative band Juniper Lane releases their new album, Standing on the White Line at Iota with Olivia Mancini and The Housemates.
• If our nation’s capital were a meal, what would it taste like? Taste of DC’s weekend affair at Federal Triangle offers food from more than 60 local restaurants and eateries including La Tasca, Sauca, Luke’s Lobster, Amsterdam Falafel and Patty Boom Boom.
• Artisphere’s 1 Year Birthday Celebration features The 1 Party, an evening of art, music and off-beat artsy activities on Saturday. The party continues into Sunday with all day family events and spoken word performances from SULU DC, curators of a monthly showcase of Asian American Pacific Islander artists.
• Film screening + discussion with producer Maripol and journalist Michael Holman: Downtown 81 at Corcoran Gallery of Art. The film stars legendary American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat as a young painter in New York, in the early ‘80s, capturing a moment in American culture when new wave music, new painting, hip-hop, and graffiti came to fore.
• British electronic music producer-turned-singer James Blake performs at 9:30 Club with Chairlift. Following his self-titled debut, Blake returns with a 6 track EP: Enough Thunder drops Oct. 10. Stream the whole album here!
• A.C.T.O.R. “Undocumented Lives”: Stories on politics and perspectives from the local latino/a community at Busboys and Poets/Hyattsville. Free. 5 p.m.
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