09/07/2012 11:52 am ET

Dupont Underground Fundraiser, Mission Of Burma, DC's Top 5: HuffPost DC Top 5 For September 7, 8, 9

Mika Altskan


1. Dupont Underground Fundraiser At Eastern Market Main Hall
A party to raise money to get 75,000 square feet of an abandoned streetcar station beneath Dupont Circle turned into an arts center. DJs, bands, art films, drinks, mingling and more. 8 p.m., all ages, $30 to $40

2. Sondre Lerche At 9:30 Club
The dapper crooner is also a dapper indie rock frontman. Admit your crush. It's OK. He'll break your heart but you'll be a better music fan for it. 6 p.m., all ages, $15

3. Photographs Of Social Life In Washington DC, 1900-1960 At Carroll Square
From the National Geographic Image Collection come this collection of images that will make D.C. seem foreign and beautiful. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., all ages, no cover

4. DC Shorts Film Festival At E Street Cinema, US Navy Memorial
Showcases five through eight premiere tonight. Read our reviews. Various times

5. Boyz II Men At Howard Theatre
Nostalgia tour! Re-live your favorite junior-high slow-dance moments. 8 p.m., all ages, $64


1. 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. 9 p.m., 18+, $15

2. Salute To Summer’s End Historic Tour At St Elizabeths East
Here's your chance to explore the formerly closed campus. 2 p.m., all ages, no cover

3. Arj Barker At Arlington Drafthouse
The landlord of "Flight of the Conchords" stops by the Drafthouse. For fans of Doug Benson, Mitch Hedberg and other laid-back comedians. 9:30 p.m., 21+, $23, also Sept. 7

4. Hysterics At The Rocketship
One of hardcore's best bands headlines this off-the-map venue. 6 p.m., all ages, $6

5. Water Stories At Stages Premier
Prints by Lisa Sheirer will be featured at this art opening. 6 p.m., all ages, no cover


1. 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. 6 p.m., all ages, no cover

2. Adams Morgan Day Festival
A loud, rambunctious, crowded, first real day of the NFL street festival. Embrace the madness. 12 p.m. to 7 p.m., all ages, no cover

3. The Jesus And Mary Chain At 9:30 Club
You're never going to be able to see The Velvet Underground so you might as well see the group most influenced by The Velvet Underground. 7 p.m., all ages, sold out

4. "My Friend Ivan Lapshin" At National Gallery Of Art
Part of the Aleksei Guerman film series, this 1986 feature is the director's most well known product. 4:30 p.m., all ages, no cover

5. Azure Ray At The Hamilton
End the weekend with some dreamy folk-pop. 7:30 p.m., 21+, $17