TOP 5 FOR THURSDAY, AUGUST 16
1. OFF THE WALL: Street Art At Contemporary Wing
The second installment of the OFF THE WALL series, this program will feature works from cutting edge artists Shepard Fairey, Blek le Rat, James Marshall (Dalek), Faile, Gary Baseman, Gaia, Tim Conlon and WK Interact. 5 p.m., all ages, no cover
2. Russian Circles At Rock And Roll Hotel
This instrumental rock band from Chicago has been going strong since 2004. Head-banging for the more melodic metalhead. 8 p.m., 21+, $14
3. ArtJamz Pop-Up: Take 5! At Smithsonian American Art Museum
Enjoy some jazz composed by legend Thelonious Monk. 5 p.m., all ages, no cover
4. Happy Hour Of DOOM At 1920 DC
It's either a sad state of music affairs when we're excited about a MF DOOM re-issue, or maybe he's just that good. He is just that good. A re-issue is better than nothing. 5 p.m., 21+, no cover
5. Die Antwoord At 9:30 Club
This would've been our No. 1 pick if it wasn't sold out. If you have tickets or are willing to barter with the worse people in the world (scalpers), enjoy this evening with the not family friendly, not built to last, definitely loud and provocative South African hip-hop duo. 7 p.m., all ages, sold out
TOP 5 FOR THE NEXT 5 DAYS
Friday, August 17
Soapbox at Hillyer Art Space
The monthly series returns with an interactive art piece from called "Trust Us" by Samuel Scharf and Paul Shortt. Participants will help complete the works and receive a "mystery award" for their help.
Saturday, August 18
Coney Island Comes to DC at Jack Rose Dining Saloon
Shmaltz Brewing Company is getting into the DC Beer Week action with a carnival atmosphere. The brewery celebrates all things ale with games, prizes, sideshow and 15 craft brews not usually found in the DMV.
Sunday, August 19
Golden Bloom, Timmy Williams at Velvet Lounge
Daytrotter approved Golden Bloom is touring with Timmy Williams of the sketch group "The Whitest Kids U' Know." An evening of indie rock and alt-comedy to close out your weekend.
Monday, August 20
Airiel, Screen Vinyl Image at Black Cat
Loud and beautiful shoegazer music from Chicago's Airiel and Arlington's Screen Vinyl Image. Bring earplugs. It will get loud.
Tuesday, August 21
FMC’s Summer of Love Birthday Bash at Gibson Guitar Showroom
We recommend lots of concerts and shows, but not a lot of networking events. If you like concerts and shows and need to network, here's your event.
Gary Baseman "The Pollination of Hope"
Gary Baseman "The Pollination of Hope" 2009 Oil on panel 20 x 16 inches
Blek le Rat "Le Misérable"
Blek le Rat "Le Misérable" 2009 Spray paint on canvas 31 x 31 inches
Shepard Fairey "Marilyn Warhol"
Shepard Fairey "Marilyn Warhol" 2009 Stencil on hand-collaged paper Edition 1 of 2 60 x 44 inches
Shepard Fairey "Monkey Pod"
Shepard Fairey "Monkey Pod" 2009 Stencil on hand-collaged canvas Edition 1 of 1 44 x 30 inches
James Marshall (Dalek) "Untitled"
James Marshall (Dalek) "Untitled" 2008 Animation cell paint on panel 17 x 17 inches
Tim Conlon "TPW"
Tim Conlon "TPW" 2012 Spray paint and acrylic on found objects
Tim Conlon "BlankCanvas21"
Tim Conlon "BlankCanvas21" RBOX 2012 Spray paint on canvas 48 x 60 inches