The laid-back rockers River James are playing the Black Cat. It’s the first in a series of three shows they’ll play at the venue over the next couple of months. 9 PM; buy tickets ($10) at Ticket Alternative.
Happy Birthday, U Street Music Hall! The venue is celebrating with a dance party featuring Jesse Rose, Justin Martin, and Nadastrom. 9 PM to 3 AM; $10 at the door.
The French-Cameroonian duo Les Nubians draws inspiration from the music of Fela Kuti, Édith Piaf, the Fugees, and more. Hear the Grammy-nominated artists perform at La Maison Française. Buy tickets ($25) at Instant Seats; 7:30.