TOP 5 FOR WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19
1. The Weeknd At Merriweather Post Pavilion
In March 2011, The Weeknd released his first mix-tape, "House of Balloons." It was met with critical acclaim and included on most taste makers best-of year-end lists. In the past 18 months the 22-year old has released two more mix tapes, performed at Coachella and signed deal with Universal Republic. Tonight he performs before Florence and the Machine. Do not miss this opener. 5:30 p.m., all ages, $40 to $55
2. Story League At Busboys And Poets
Check out a fine crop of truth tellers. Fresh from their sold-out Black Cat Main Stage show, Story League is riding high. Purchase tickets in advance. Their Busboys shows tend to sell-out before doors open. 9 p.m., all ages, $10
3. Priests At Smash Records
Lo-fi punk rock in a basement record store. Sounds right. 7 p.m., all ages, $5 donation
4. Joe Kinosian And Kellen Blair At Millenium Stage
These musical comedy actors will perform selections from "Murder for Two," a two-person murder mystery/musical comedy that premiered at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater. 6 p.m. all ages, no cover
5. The Devil Makes Three At The Hamilton
Want to feel like you're in a old-timey honky-tonk? Yes. You should want to. Dancing and merriment is always a good thing. 7:30 p.m., all ages, $17 to $20
TOP 5 FOR THE NEXT 5 DAYS
Thursday, September 20
The Eric Andre Show at Rock and Roll Hotel
Want to see alt-comedy at its finest? Are you OK with screaming? Fan of male nudity? If you say yes to all three, you probably already know who Eric Andre is. If you aren't familiar, you may want to brush up on the comic and actor. This is not a typical stand-up show.
Friday, September 21
Park(ing) Day 2012 at corner of Wilson Boulevard and N. Lynn Street, Rosslyn
Presented by Artisphere, this 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. event will occur worldwide. Arts organizations will transform parking space into temporary public spaces. People are encouraged to donate gently used professional attire to the Arlington Street Peoples Assistance Network homeless job placement programs in a jumbo shopping cart created by artist J.P. Flick.
Saturday, September 22
National Library Book Festival at National Mall
Two days of celebration of the written word on the Mall. More than 100 authors will participate, a book-sales pavilion and an exploration of the Library of Congress should make your first Saturday of fall a pleasant one.
Sunday, September 23
Georgia Avenue Window Walk
Explore a few different neighborhoods along Georgia Avenue, check out temporary window installations by local artists and end the afternoon with cocktails at DC Reynolds.
Monday, September 24
Little Spoons at Above the Bike Shop
The all-female stand up show returns from a brief hiatus.