09/04/2012 12:41 pm ET Updated Sep 04, 2012

John Cage Centennial Festival: HuffPost DC Top 5 For September 4

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1. John Cage Centennial Festival At Corcoran Gallery
The very important 20th century American composer now has his own festival. Look at his influential with a panel discussion and a reading of his radio play. 6:45 p.m., all ages, $7 to $15

2. The Black Swans At Sixth And I
For fans of Red House Painters and The Shins, The Black Swans play the type of indie rock that makes you wish it was a fall day, everyday. 8 p.m., all ages, $12

3. Jonathan Kozol At Sidwell Friends School
The author of "Savage Inequalities" continues his work studying children and poverty with his newest book, "Fire In The Ashes." 7 p.m., all ages, $12 to $27

4. Grape Festival At Zaytinya
For the next two weeks this downtown Greek restaurant will offer a special menu to celebrate the little fruit. Through September 16

5. Star FK Radium At IOTA
One of D.C.'s finest instrumental rock groups celebrate the release of their sophomore album. Head to Arlington to see the group in a venue that will appreciate their aesthetic. 8 p.m., 21+, $10


Wednesday, September 5
Kofi Annan
at Sixth and I
Can you think of another former United Nations secretaries general that will be speaking in town tomorrow?

Thursday, September 6
Fashion's Night Out

More than 100 different businesses will be participating in this yearly event. Salons, restaurants, boutiques and more in Georgetown will have specials from 6 to 10 p.m.

Friday, September 7
Dupont Underground Fundraiser
at Eastern Market Main Hall
A party to raise money to get 75,000 square feet of abandoned space beneath Dupont Circle turned into an arts center. DJs, bands, art films, drinks, mingling and more.

Saturday, September 8
Mission of Burma
at Black Cat
The second act of MoB has produced more material than the first. The weird thing is, it's good. It's all been good.

Sunday, September 9
DC's Top 5
at Millennium Stage
We're hosting our first event. My DC profiled author Jodi Lynn Anderson, sideshow perfomer Mab, Just Mab and story teller SM Shrake will join two-piece avant garde music act Janel and Anthony and stand up Jenn Tisdale.

Zaytinya Grape Festival