TOP 5 FOR WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22
1. The Brian Jonestown Massacre At 9:30 Club
Most people know the band from the documentary "Dig!" -- frontman Anton Newcombe stole the show and he's still going strong, musically. The band only has four more shows left on their 2012 tour. The tour began in April. Anyone who has seen the film would be happily surprised by the band's success, both creatively and commercially. 7 p.m., all ages, $25
2. Rachel Erdos At Millenium Stage
A dance showcase from Tel Aviv's Rachel Erdos. There are advantages to living in an international city. 6 p.m., all ages, no cover
3. "Into The Lime Lite" At Harrison Field
Before the U Street Movie Series feature "The American President" takes the screen, check out this short documentary about local boxer Malik Jackson. Dusk, all ages, no cover
4. Little Barrie At DC9
Want to rock and roll but somewhere smaller than 9:30? Head down the block to DC9 for Barrie Cadogan's band Little Barre (Cadogan is Primal Scream's former guitarist). The three-piece plays music that could have been around for the last 40 years. No frills, hook heavy, swinging dirty rock. 8:30 p.m., 21+, $10
5. "Pina" At Goethe-Institut
Wim Wenders' newest work is a 3D film of dance performances by German dancer/choreographer Pina Bausch. See it with a crowd and on a big screen. 6:30 p.m., all ages, $4 to $7
TOP 5 FOR THE NEXT 5 DAYS
Thursday, August 23
Beyond the Vote: Post-Suffrage Strategies to Gain Access to Power at National Archives
Celebrate Women's Equality Day with a discussion about the 92 years women have been allowed to vote.
Saturday, August 25
826DC's Back To School Supply Drive
Feel good and spend your Saturday giving some students new pencils, notebooks, markers and more materials that make the first day back to school a little more exciting.
Sunday, August 26
Mary J Blige, D’Angelo at Verizon Center
Who thought this would happen? Sure, Mary J Blige has been selling out stadiums for over a decade, but D’Angelo? Along with Jeff Mangum, has there been a bigger musical recluse? His performance at the BET awards in June showed a confident, no longer reclusive entertainer.
Monday, August 27
Dead Can Dance at Wolf Trap
The world music sensation has been together over 30 years. Their currently touring their new album, "Anastasis," the first LP of new music since 1996.