Things to Do

Things to Do in DC This Week October 5-7: Destroyer Performs at the 9:30 Club

Singer-songwriter Dan Bejar leads Destroyer, the genre-defying band from Vancouver, Canada. Photo by Fabiola Carranza.


ART: October 5 through 31, the Ronald Reagan Building’s Atrium Gallery features the 11th Street Bridge Park Mural Exhibit. Teenage artists from Cesar Chavez Public Charter High School and ArtReach at THEARC worked together to create a mural “that envisions a healthy city, community, and neighborhood.” Free.

MUSIC: As the only non-rotating member of the band Destroyer, the ever-versatile Dan Bejar brings his lively, creative sound to the 9:30 Club. It’s hard to pinpoint a specific genre to classify the group, which is exactly what Bejar wants. He once told DIY Magazine his goal with each album is “to start from scratch every time.” $20, 7 PM.


INTERNET IRL: Social media comes to life at the Howard Theatre. The Creative Collab Tour puts you in the same room as some Internet famous people, like Alec Bailey, Chris Miles, and Brandon Bowen. It’s better than watching their YouTube videos alone in your room, right? $25, 6:30 PM.

DANCE: The Sukhishvili Georgian National Dance Company travels to Washington to show off its incredible precision and technical prowess at the Lisner Auditorium. The performance is part of the 70th anniversary celebration, commemorating their role as Georgia’s first professional dance company. $50 to $125, 8 PM.


TALK: Chris Palmer, who has worked with the Disney Channel, PBS, and Animal Planet, among others, visits the Georgetown Library to talk about his life as a wildlife filmmaker. Palmer founded American University’s Center for Environmental Filmmaking, and his book about the sensationalism of nature films, Shooting in the Wild, was even turned into a stunning documentary. Free, 7 PM.

POETRY: Get through the mid-week slump with open mic poetry and music at Busboys and Poets’ K street location. This week, the event is hosted by renowned poet and artist Holly Bass. $5, 7 PM.

FUNDRAISER: Enjoy cocktails and food at hEArT, a fundraiser for the Capital Area Food Bank hosted by the bank, A Creative DC, and Misfit Juicery. Expect live art by No Kings Collective, plus an art and crafts sale featuring works by DC-area artists, crafters, and photographers. All proceeds go toward the food bank. $25, 7 PM.