Merriweather Post Pavilion hosts the 2010 Lilith Fair, the all-female music festival founded by Grammy Award-winning singer Sarah McLachlan. This is the tour’s final stop. Sara Bareilles, Missy Higgins, Cat Power, Court Yard Hounds, and McLachlan top the bill. For every ticket sold in August, $1 will be donated to Women Empowered Against Violence, a group that helps domestic-abuse victims. Tickets are $57 to $127. Doors open at 2:30.
Stop by the Renaissance Dupont Circle Hotel for a screening of Out in the Silence, presented by the film organization Docs in Progress. The documentary, a part of the indie-film Summer Screenings series, follows filmmakers Joe Wilson and Dean Hamer after they announce their upcoming gay wedding to a small Pennsylvania town. A discussion follows the screening, and cocktails and snacks will be available. 7 PM; free.
Experience some Japanese culture at the 9:30 Club as Boris, a Japanese trio, takes the stage. The genre-hopping group is made up of drummer Atsuo, bassist/guitarist and vocalist Takeshi, and guitarist Wata. Joining Boris is the Chicago metal band Russian Circles and the Boston-based post-hardcore trio Disappearer. Tickets are $16, and the doors open at 7:30.