11/09/2012 01:04 pm ET

DCWEEK, Crafty Bastards, FotoWeek DC: HuffPost DC Top 5 For November 9, 10, 11

Courtesy of Angelika Film Center


1. DCWEEK Closing Party At Fashion One
End the tech networking week with 2,999 others. Thirty artists, an open bar and music will fill a "reinvented space" on H Street. 8 p.m., 21+, $25 or free with Gold or VIP badge

2. Fotoweek DC At Mexican Cultural Institute
Start Fotoweek DC with three exhibitions. "Luces y Sombras: Fourteen Travelers in Mexico," follows American photographers in Mexico throughout the 20th century, "Visions of Mexico: The Photography of Hugo Brehme" and "La Frontera: Artists on the US-Mexican Border" from Stefan Falke. 6:30 p.m., all ages, no cover

3. "A Liar's Autobiography" At Angelika Mosaic
A must-see for any Monty Python fan, this new documentary about Graham Chapman brings the deceased member back to life through animation. Multiple screenings, all ages, $13.50 go $14.50

4. Paul Banks At Howard Theatre
The Interpol frontman is now solo. For fans of Interpol. 8 p.m., all ages, $17

5. The Modern Gentleman At Nival Salon And Spa
A men's salon night that's not targeted toward any specific group. This isn't for young men or gay men or any specific ethnicity, it's for all men. Treat yourself. 6 p.m., all ages, no cover

Angelika Film Center


1. Crafty Bastards At Union Market
The big event for people that like to put a bird on it. 10 a.m., all ages, $5

2. The Joy Formidable At St. Stephens
The last time this Welsh band played D.C. they sold out the 9:30 Club. Before that they opened for the Foo Fighters at the Verizon Center. They're about to play a church basement for Positive Force DC. Buy your tickets now. This will sell out in advance. 7 p.m., all ages, $20

3. Submerge Grand Opening At 700 H St. NE
This "flash art happening" will occupy a storefront space for eight days, programming music, fashion, comedy and more. It opens this weekend with the obligatory party of cool people looking cool while standing around a storefront space. It's cool. Really. We like the artists, especially DECOY. 8 p.m., all ages, no cover, RSVP required

4. American Freedom Festival With Chicago And Kansas At Patriot Center
We love tours featuring bands named after cities and states. Also, "25 or 6 to 4." Regardless of the last 30-plus years of soft rock/elevator friendly music from Chicago, the hook in "25 or 6 to 4" redeems their boring sins. Also, "Make Me Smile." Watch this. You'll be a Chicago fan. 7:30 p.m. all ages, $50.60 to $157.95

5. Chinese Menu At DCAC
D.C. needs more sketch comedy. Hopefully ShawnMikael(s) will keep this trend of staging quality one-off's going. 7:30 p.m., 10 p.m., all ages, $12



1. Slideluck Potshow At Malmaison
This potluck is also part of FotoWeekDC. Meet new people, eat homemade food and check out some photographers from around the world. 7 p.m., all ages, $10

2. Fall Bike Sale At The Old Post Office Pavilion
Cooler weather means cheaper bikes. 11 a.m., all ages, no cover

3. COLONY At Fort Fringe
One of our favorite Fringe productions from the summer returns four more shows. 1 p.m., all ages, $20, also November 16, 17, 18

4. "À bientôt, j’espère" At National Gallery Of Art
The NGA Chris Marker tribute begins with his 1960s-style protest piece of a workers strike. 4:30 p.m., all ages, no cover

5. Whisked At Qualia Coffee
A pop-up pie shop at one of our favorite coffee shops. Coffee and pie. They belong together. 8 a.m., all ages, no cover, $5 per slice, $19 per pie

FotoWeek DC 2011