TOP 5 FOR THURSDAY, AUGUST 30
1. Rodriguez At Sixth and I
Rodriguez may be the biggest and best famous folk singer that took 40 years to break through in America. The documentary "Searching For Sugar Man," currently playing at West End, is bringing the artist into his well-deserved spotlight. 8 p.m., all ages, sold out
2. "Searching For Sugar Man" At West End Cinema
Unless you already have tickets, it's going to be hard to see Rodriguez tonight. Do the next best thing. 3:20 p.m., 5:20 p.m., 7:20 p.m., 9:20 p.m., all ages, $8 to $11.50
3. Bob Dylan At Wicomico Youth & Civic Center
A two and a half hour drive to Salisbury isn't too bad to see the living legend. Also, that Rodriguez show is sold out, so, might as well see his peer. 7:30 p.m., all ages, $35 to $65
4. thirst. At U Street Music Hall
The lecture series/mixer celebrates their one-year anniversary with a night of professional wrestling exploration with experts Marissa Payne and Victor Rortvedt. 7 p.m., 21+, $25 to $40
5. Dan Klaidman At Politics and Prose
The author of "Kill or Capture: The War on Terror and the Soul of the Obama" reads from his newest work and will participate in a Q and A. 7 p.m., all ages, $28 for the book
TOP 5 FOR THE NEXT 5 DAYS
Friday, August 31
The Ultimate Story Showcase at Black Cat
Story League moves to a more adult venue. Their Busboys and Poets shows are excellent intros to the world of live story telling. This show will be a well-tuned machine of tales. All performers are billed and pros. The room may not be as accepting and family friendly, but the experience should be livelier. The show will be more rock and roll and less poetry.
Saturday, September 1
"The Crow" at E Street Cinema
This is a sincere pick. The dialogue is laughable, the action scenes are laughable, the premise is laughable, the guitar solos on the roof are laughable and the acting is laughable. Yet it's extremely entertaining. There's a reason Hot Topic is still selling boatloads of "Crow" shirts, posters, jewelry and more.
The fictional band in the film is called Hangman's Joke. Now you know some "Crow" trivia.
Sunday, September 2
DC Flea at Blackbyrd
Spend your Sunday stocking up on fall fashion at from Thelma's Vintage, I Found That Vintage and Thembe Fashions.
Tuesday, September 4
John Cage Centennial Festival at Corcoran Gallery
The very important 20th century American composer now has his own festival. Examine his influence with a panel discussion and a reading of his radio play.