- Cursive (Daniel Muller)
SOLD OUT SHOWS! Snow Patrol at 9:30 Club & Alabama Shakes at Rams Head Live.
chickfactor celebrates its 20th anniversary with chickfactor 2012: For the Love of Pop! Pam Berry and Gail O'Hara started the fanzine in '92 on the floor of the Washington City Paper's office. "The year was 1992 and—scissors and saddle-stitch staplers in hand—O’Hara and Berry were compiling the first issue of their indie-pop fanzine chickfactor. Its beginnings were humble, but over its decade-long run chickfactor became a veritable indie bible."
Two decades later, the fanzine brings two nights of wondrous indie-pop to Artisphere. Friday's show features a solo performance from Belle & Sebastian's Stevie Jackson, pop girl Frankie Rose, Providence pop group Honey Bunch, and D.C. pop group Dot Dash. Saturday's show features D.C. noise-pop act Black Tambourine, Slumberland act Lilys, chamber-pop group Fan Modine and Slumberland act Lorelei. Friday & Saturday. 8 p.m. $25 advance, $27 door, $45 for a two day pass.
D.C power pop-punk band Title Tracks formed when former Q And Not U member John Davis decided to start a solo project. Five years later the band performs with Teen Mom and Teenage Aviation at Comet Ping Pong. Friday. 10 p.m. $10.
Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Jake Phillips and Sitali Siyolwe perform at BloomBars. Saturday. 9 p.m.
Super Mario Bros. alert! Video Games Live features the National Philharmonic and National Philharmonic Chorale mixing the emotion of a symphony and the technology and interactivity of a video game at Strathmore Music Center. Saturday. 2 p.m. & 8 p.m. $25 - $76.
Scream for Violence Tour. 9:30 Club pres. Onslaught and M:Pire of Evil at U Street Music Hall. Sunday. 7 p.m. $20.
Jazz Loft with Lyle Link, D.C. Jazz Composer’s Collective and Allen Jones at the Dunes. Sunday. 7 p.m.
OUTDOORS, COMEDY & EXHIBITS
Detox Saturday morning with yoga outdoors. Cherry Blossom Music for Yoga features an original musical composition by BLUEBRAIN, based off the heart rate of a yoga instructor during a yoga practice, at the Sylvan Theater Stage on the National Mall. Saturday. 10 a.m.
Comedy on the Table: Second Helping at Velvet Lounge. The benefit show hosted by Valerie Paschall, features comedians Jenn Tisdale, Hillary Buckholtz, EJ Ruchman, Elahe Izadi, Katherine Jessup, Ruth Rasby, Natalie McGill and Chelsea Shorte. Drink specials! $2 Natty Boh and $4 rails. Friday. 7 p.m. $5.
FotoDC Cherry Blossom Central features selected photographs from the 20120 Cherry Blossom Photo Contest alongside last year's winners. Edison Place Gallery. All weekend long.