In case you haven’t noticed, there’s exciting DC music goings on every single night of the week. We’re here every Monday to tell you what not to miss.
The Kennedy Center’s weeklong SHIFT Festival sends the National Symphony Orchestra out into unique locales around town, while other regional symphonies perform innovative works in the concert hall. This evening we recommend bundling up and heading to the historic Congressional Cemetery to see the NSO perform chamber music, no tickets required.
Bossa in AdMo hosts a night of experimental and emotional music Tuesday night with post-hardcore Mock Identity and doomy Literals, with New York free jazz trio GRID.
DC recently noted the anniversary of the assassination of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King and the ensuing riots that reshaped the city for decades following. On Wednesday Marc Eisenberg’s DC Music Salon discussion series at the Watha T. Daniel-Shaw Library hosts a retrospective on the street photographs of Michael Horsley as he documented rarely traversed parts of the city from 1984 to 1994.
Head to the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage after work on Thursday to catch a special collaboration between UMD’s Hip Hop Orchestra, electro funk band Box Era, 20NVR and artists from all over the DMV. As with all Millennium Stage shows, no tickets are required but get there at 5:30 to nab a good seat.