THURSDAY, MARCH 10
PHOTOGRAPHY: Exposed DC celebrates its 10-year anniversary and kickoff of this year’s photography exhibit with a fun, fancy opening reception where you can view the 40-plus submissions, chosen from a contest in which people were asked to show their “unique view of the Washington area…as a place where we live and work and love every day.” Also stop by for the complimentary beer (provided by Bluejacket Brewery), wine, and snacks, plus tunes spun by DJ Neville C. $45, 6 PM.
MUSIC: John McCauley has been fronting the Americana indie rock outfit Deer Tick for more than a decade with his distinct sound and energy, and it appears the rock and roll lifestyle has caught up with him. The band is embarking on an “acoustic” tour this time around, because, as McCauley puts it, “I’m losing my hearing so I thought we’d try turning the volume down.” Catch the set at Sixth and I tonight. $25, 8 PM
FRIDAY, MARCH 11
DRINK: Ocelot Brewing Company is coming to Art and Soul restaurant for a beer dinner. You’ll have the chance to try a variety of the Virginia-based brewery’s beers—from a farmhouse saison to an imperial red ale—paired with Art and Soul’s hearty and flavorful contemporary southern cuisine. $60, 7 PM.
PERFORMANCE: If you like oddball Adult Swim shows, check out “Church Night” at the Black Cat, which parodies the madness of an evangelical church service. Comedians Umar Kahn and Elahe Izadi, who host the event, may be the DMV’s “Tim and Eric.” $12, 9 PM.
SATURDAY, MARCH 12
NERD NITE: Saturday’s “Nerd Nite“ at DC9 will feature three paleontologists from the National Museum of Natural History. Come by, grab a drink, and learn how to survive an asteroid impact.
PERFORMANCE: The Gay Men’s Chorus celebrates country music in their own exuberant way, with a concert called “Boots, Class & Sass” at Lincoln Theatre. Watch them take on both country classics and top hits and make them all their own. Also: There may or may not be clogging. $25-$63, 8 PM.
SUNDAY, MARCH 13
COOK: Few things cure the Sunday blues quite like a hearty, home cooked Italian meal. Luckily, Italian grocery store Via Umbria is offering a cooking class with a visiting Umbrian chef who will help you master the cuisine…or at least teach you how to make something delicious. $75, 5 PM.
DANCE: Head over to Dance Place to watch the stunning, theatrical Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble. Parker—a prolific dancer and choreographer with a strong desire to give back to the community—works with a nonprofit which promotes dance and education with a focus on African American traditions. $30, 7 PM.