TOP 5 FOR WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3

1. Carmeta Albarus And Jonathan Mack At Politics And Prose
The authors of "The Making of Lee Boyd Malvo" will speak and sign their new book. 7 p.m., all ages, $27

2. Phillies Vs Nationals At Nationals Park
Will Teddy win? Should he? 1:05 p.m., all ages, $20 to $325

3. Big Business At DC9
Two-piece bands are great. Pummeling drums, growling vocals and a heavy bass sound. Fans of Mastadon and Mudhoney will enjoy them. 8:30 p.m., all ages, $14

4. The Dig At Red Palace
One listen to "I Already Forgot Everything You Said" is enough to convince anyone with a good sense of pop culture that these guys will be big. 8:30 p.m., 18+, $10

5. First Presidential Debate
This is scary. Watch it with us.

TOP 5 FOR THE NEXT 5 DAYS

Thursday, October 4
Stacy London
at Sixth and I
Need a fashion upgrade?

Friday, October 5
Screen Vinyl Image, Nervous Curtains, Carni Klirs
at SOVA
Familiarize yourself to the sound of local hardcore. SVI is an great two-piece that sounds like you're being hit by a semi-truck.

Saturday, October 6
Halloween Boolesque
at State Theatre
The first weekend in October was bound to have some spooky burlesque.

Sunday, October 7
Takoma Park Street Festival

Rain or shine, this fest is happening. Take advantage of the pleasant weather.

Monday, October 8
Melvins Lite
at Black Cat
Go see the band that made Kurt Cobain want to start a band.