A steadfast neighborhood dive and music venue in Columbia Heights is shuttering after eight years, during which it hosted many local and touring acts, especially metal and hardcore bands. The bar’s last day will be next Tuesday, October 22nd.
A local artist recast eight call boxes in downtown DC with a cast-iron sculpture of a notable woman to honor her story and legacy. The call boxes, originally part of an emergency alert system from the 19th century, were first meant to give passerby a quick way to pull a fire alarm to call the fire department if needed.
Staying in the fight (and not just for the content)
AFI Silver is in the middle of a Noir film festival, running through the 24th. There are movies running through the afternoon and you can catch Angel Face (involving an heiress and doomed romance, 7:20pm) or Pushover (involving murder and bank robbery, 9:15pm).
Fun fact: Alex G played guitars on Frank Ocean’s Blonde! That’s a long way for the lo-fi indie songster, who’s well acclaimed in his own right; Stereogum called this fall’s album from the “boy wonder” “the most concise summation of his many talents.” Sold out, but check FB for sales. (7pm)
Asa Chang and Junray head to Hill Center from Japan as part of the Flash of the Spirit Festival. Lauded as Japan’s premier session percussionist, the tabla player can “make S Club 7 sound like Joy Division.” OK. (7pm)