- The Roots (Howard Theatre)
FASHION, BICYCLES & ART
Lumen8Anacostia lights up historic Anacostia with an art, music and lighting festival in 12 pop-up spaces featuring food trucks and a pop-up restaurant compliments of Busboys and Poets. Presented by the Pink Line Project and the Alliance Francaise. The Lightbox. Saturday. Noon until midnight.
A 20-mile bicycle race through rush hour! Mark of Beast Alley Cat Race begins at 6:06 p.m. in Dupont Circle. Friday. $10.
Occupy GALA is two nights of Latino rock, reggae, hip-hop, spoken word, poetry, and visual art in response to current social and political issues, nosted by DJ El Canuto del Roc. GALA Hispanic Theater. Friday & Saturday. 8 p.m. $15.
Morton Fine Art presents DC NOW, a pop-up project featuring the works of Billy Colbert, Rosemary Feit Covey, Victoria Shaheen, Laurel Hausler, and Maya Freelon Asante. An opening reception will be held at Gallery B in Bethesda. Friday. 6 p.m. The exhibit runs until April 29.
THEATER, FILMS, BOOKS & COMEDY
“Bigger Than Kony”: An Open Discussion at Busboys and Poets/14th&V presents a discussion about foreign policy and humanitarian aid efforts in Africa in response to media attention garnered by Invisible Children's KONY 2012 media campaign. Panelists include co-founder and executive director of Friends of the Congo, Maurice Carney, and Ugandan journalist, founder and publisher of the Black Star News, Nicole Lee. Friday. 6 p.m. Free.
Filmfest DC runs through the weekend with screenings of 17 Girls, Goodbye and 38 Witnesses at Avalon Theatre, Free Men and Havana Eva at E Street Cinema, and more! Friday - Sunday.
Leave rock 'n' roll behind for a night of comedy at Black Cat with Rob Delaney. Friday. 6:30 p.m/9 p.m. $15.
Working, A Musical, paints a picture of the daily life of mostly blue collar workers. Based on Stud Terkel's best-selling book, Working: People Talk About What They Do All Day and How They Feel About What They Do, the adaptation by Stephen Schwartz, Nina Faso, and Gordon Greenburg opens at Keegan Theatre. Saturday. $34/$40.
Historian and author Timothy Snyder discusses his newest book, which was co-written by the late Tony Judt, Thinking the Twentieth Century. Politics & Prose. 12 p.m.
Howler was named the third-best new band of 2011 by the British music weekly NME. They recently released their debut album America Give Up. They perform with 1,2,3 and Chappo at Red Palace. Friday. 9 p.m. $8.
Love146 Awareness Concert, a benefit to end child sex slavery and exploitation features performances by TheRuinCity, the Atlantic Light, Crush Atlantic, Semper Fly, and more. Jammin' Java. Saturday. 1:30 p.m. $10.
Super Bass Sundays presents John B and Concord Dawn at U Street Music Hall. With Contemplation and Magentie. 9 p.m. $12.
The All American Rejects perform with A Rocket to the Moon at the 9:30 Club. Sunday. 7 p.m. $30.