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Emerge, FreeFest, Artisphere Anniversary: HuffPost DC Top 5 For October 5, 6, 7

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TOP 5 FOR FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5

1. (e)merge Art Fair At Capitol Skyline Hotel
Go early. Go often. The space is massive, the art is quality and some performances are only scheduled for once a day. 12 p.m. to 7 p.m., all ages, $10 to $15, also Saturday and Sunday

2. Jon Spencer Blues Explosion At U St Music Hall
The Blues Explosion started delivering high energy white boy blues rock more than a decade before The White Stripes and The Black Keys. Right place, wrong time. 7 p.m., all ages, $22

3. Story League At Black Cat
D.C.'s finest truth teller competition returns to the Black Cat Main Stage after their first sold-out show. Yes, a sold-out story telling show in a super big rock club with no official affiliation to This American Life or The Moth. Story telling may be the future of rock club entertainment. 9 p.m., all ages, $12 to $15

4. James Bond Anniversary Party At Bar Dupont
It's the 50th anniversary of Bond on screen. This Dupont Circle bar is celebrating with specialty cocktails, a red carpet and an white jacket encouraged dress code. 5 p.m., 21+, no cover

EVERYDAY IS HALLOWEEN PICK
5. Screen Vinyl Image, Nervous Curtains, Carni Klirs At SOVA

Familiarize yourself to the sound of local shoegazer. SVI is an great two-piece that sounds like you're being hit by a semi-truck. Their music isn't spooky or scary, but it would make for a great haunted house soundtrack. 9 p.m., all ages, no cover

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TOP 5 FOR SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6

1. Virgin FreeFest At Merriweather Post Pavilion
After last weekend's debacle at Radio City Music Hall, Jack White's headlining appearance has become a lot more exciting. 11 a.m., all ages, $49.50

2. Columbia Heights Day At Harriet Tubman Elementary Field
If it's nice out, enjoy the day in the school yard. If it's rainy, head to the Wonderland, Meridian Pint or the new Coupe. 10 a.m., all ages, no cover

3. Maz Jobrani At Warner Theatre
The American-Iranian comic has enough mainstream appeal to cross cultural boundaries. It's why he's in a large theater. 8 p.m., all ages, $39.50 to $49.50

EVERYDAY IS HALLOWEEN PICK
4. Halloween Boolesque At State

The first weekend in October was bound to have some spooky burlesque. 9 p.m., 18+, $12 to $15

5. Donovan At Hamilton
"Mellow Yellow!" Come on! That song is awesome! 8:30 p.m., 21+, $64 to $304

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TOP 5 FOR SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7

1. Artisphere 2nd Anniversary Weekend
The mixed-use space is celebrating their second year with more eclectic programming. Sound art installations throughout Rosslyn and music from around the world are on Friday and Saturday. Sunday is the free, family day open house. Let the kids run wild in the massive space. There's cool stuff for adults too. 12:30 p.m., all ages, no cover

2. Holly Golightly At IOTA
Speaking of Jack White, this British songstress helped close The White Stripes' "Elephant" with the duet "It's True That We Love One Another." 8:30 p.m., 21+, $15

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3. Ghost Tour At National Building Museum

Wander the possibly haunted museum with a lantern-light tour led by the ghost of Mary Surratt. 8 p.m., all ages, $12 to $20

4. Takoma Park Street Festival
Rain or shine, this fest is happening. Take advantage of the pleasant weather. 10 a.m., all ages, no cover, $33 to 153.50

5. TOTEM At The Plateau At National Harbor
Sunday is your final chance to see Cirque du Soleil's view of evolution at The Plateau at National Harbor. 1 p.m. and 5 p.m., all ages, $33 to $159

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