LAST TRAIN HOME -- Today at 2 p.m. Alt-country favorites. Iota Club & Cafe, 2832 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. $8-$12. 703-522-8340.
EAGLES OF DEATH METAL -- Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. Don't let the name fool you. The group (featuring Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme on drums) is more akin to classic rock. With the Whips. Black Cat, 1811 14th St. NW. $12. 202-667-7960.
Fraternidad Cultural Pachamama dances down Constitution Ave. in a past Cherry Blossom Festival Parade. Watch this year's procession on Saturday.
(Dudley M. Brooks -- The Washington Post)
EVGENY KISSIN -- Wednesday at 8 p.m. The Russian pianist tackles Chopin, Medtner and Stravinsky. Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, Bethesda. $45-$105. 202-785-9727.
MACHETRES -- Wednesday at 9 p.m. The local garage punks play with the Deadly Fists of Kung Fu. Black Cat, Backstage, 1811 14th St. NW. $7. 202-667-7960.
TORI AMOS -- Wednesday at 8 p.m. The redheaded chanteuse brings her "Original Sinsuality" tour to town. Warner Theatre, 513 13th St. NW. $42. 202-397-7328.
. . . AND YOU WILL KNOW US BY THE TRAIL OF DEAD -- Thursday at 8:30 p.m. You will know them by the trail of fans. With the Octopus Project and the Sword. Black Cat, 1811 14th St. NW. $14. 202-667-7960.
ISMAEL LO -- Thursday at 7:30 p.m. His mix of R&B and Senegalese sounds brought him worldwide fame as the "African Bob Dylan." George Washington University, Lisner Auditorium, 730 21st St. NW. $19-$23. 202-357-3030.
MEDICATIONS -- Thursday at 8:30 p.m. The Dischord post-punk trio plays with TigerBearWolf. Warehouse Next Door, 1017 Seventh St. NW. $7. 202-783-3933.
DURAN DURAN -- Friday at 8 p.m. Why go to '80s night when you can see the real thing? Patriot Center, George Mason University, 4400 University Dr., Fairfax. $42.50-$85. 202-397-7328.
MASON JENNINGS -- Friday at 9:30 p.m. The Minnesota songwriter is fresh off a tour opening for Modest Mouse. Black Cat, 1811 14th St. NW. $14. 202-667-7960.
PETER CINCOTTI -- Friday at 8 p.m. If Harry Connick, Jr. is the new Sinatra, Cincotti is the new new Sinatra. Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, Bethesda. $27.50-$65. 202-785-9727.
THE FIERY FURNACES -- Friday at 9 p.m. You know, the other brother and sister garage rock band. With Dios Malos and Blood on the Wall. 9:30 club, 815 V St. NW. $15. 202-265-0930.
VIRGINIA COALITION -- Saturday at 9 p.m. A rock group with go-go and bluegrass leanings. 9:30 club, 815 V St. NW. $17.50. 202-265-0930.
ABSORPTION + TRANSMISSION -- Reception today at 1 p.m. Through July 15. Large scale prints from Mike and Doug Starn's 10-year exploration of light. National Academy of Sciences, 2101 Constitution Ave., NW. Free. 202-334-2436.