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Cool concerts and a chance to find dinosaur bones on the Mall

Monday, October 11
The musical group the Gorillaz is playing at the Patriot Center. Best known for electro-hip hop hits such as “Clint Eastwood” and “Dare,” the band is performing with N.E.R.D. 8 PM. Tickets ($60 and up) are available here.

Tuesday, October 12

If you think Arianna Huffington, GoRemy (of Arlington Rap fame), and Craigslist founder Craig Newmark in the same room is the start of a bad joke, think again. They’re all speaking at FedTalks 2010, a conference dedicated to how technology can improve and support the goals of the federal government. Following the conference, there’s a reception to celebrate Fedscoop’s second anniversary, with an appearance by “White House DJ” Donald Syriani. At Sidney Harman Hall at 9 AM. Register ($295) here.

Wednesday, October 13
Did you know today is National Fossil Day? We didn’t either, but if you love old stuff, get down and dirty with a variety of activities, such as hunting for and making your own fossils, at the American Museum of Natural History and the Mall. All day; for a complete list of events, click here.

Thursday, October 14
The indie-rock darlings Belle and Sebastian are coming to DAR Constitution Hall. The show is likely to sell out, so grab tickets ($40) while you can; they’re available here. 7 PM.

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