Michelle Wolf’s stand-up at last year’s White House correspondents’ dinner was so scathing that the annual black-tie affair decided against having a comedian at this year’s event. It also turned her into one of the country’s most prominent comedians. The former “Late Night With Seth Meyers” and “The Daily Show With Trevor Noah” contributor returns to D.C. with a weekend of shows for what should more receptive audiences at the DC Improv. DC Improv, 1140 Connecticut Ave. NW; Thu.-Sun., various times, sold out.
At its height, B2K seemed destined to become the new millennium’s answer to New Edition. But after releasing two Billboard-charting albums and starring in the coming-of-age film “You Got Served,” the R&B teen heartthrobs vanished from the public eye, with each member focusing on solo endeavors. About 15 years after their split, Omarion, Lil’ Fizz, J-Boog and Raz-B are back together singing the hits for the aptly named “Millennium” tour. EagleBank Arena, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax; Fri., 8 p.m., $79.50-$142.50.
When he’s not touring arenas and amphitheaters with Phish, bassist Mike Gordon heads out with his eponymous solo band, which includes veterans of the jam band scene. His shows can be even more playful than Phish gigs, with Gordon using a light-up bass and passing an interactive instrument called the Reel through the crowd. Gordon is supporting 2017’s “OGOGO,” which leans funky and experimental. 9:30 Club, 815 V St. NW; Fri., 8 p.m., $30.
U Street Music Hall 9-year anniversary week
For nearly a decade, U Street Music Hall has been an integral part of the U Street NW neighborhood and local music community. Initially a venue for electronic acts, it has evolved to include much more robust offerings. The 10-day celebration kicks off Friday with a DJ set from Los Angeles duo Classixx, followed by club owner Will Eastman’s album release party and alt-country artist Maggie Rose, both on Saturday. U Street Music Hall, 1115 U St. NW; Fri. through March 24, various times and prices.
One of the largest parties in D.C. in honor of Nowruz, the Persian New Year, is the Freer/Sackler’s annual gathering. There will be Persian food for purchase, pop-up concerts, a shadow puppet show for kids, calligraphy demonstrations and more. Freer and Sackler galleries, 12th Street and Jefferson Drive SW; Sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m., free.
Veteran Southern rock band Widespread Panic doesn’t tour like a normal anymore. Instead, the improvisation-minded group, which formed in Athens, Ga., in 1986, sticks mostly to multi-night runs in the same city. Last year, Widespread Panic took over The Theatre at MGM National Harbor for three-nights during St. Patrick’s Day weekend, and the group will do it again this year, Friday through Sunday. The band hasn’t released a proper album since 2015 and changes the set each night, so anything is possible. The Theater at MGM National Harbor, 101 MGM National Ave., Oxon Hill, Md.; Fri.-Sun., 8 p.m., $69.
Luther Dickinson & Sisters of the Strawberry Moon
Guitarist Luther Dickinson has always taken a folklorist approach to his music, reviving old songs as a solo artist and with North Mississippi Allstars. His latest project, Sisters of the Strawberry Moon, finds him collaborating with Amy Helm, Birds of Chicago, Amy LaVere and Sharde Thomas on a series of rootsy Americana songs. City Winery, 1350 Okie St. NE; Wed., 8 p.m., $30-$45.
‘In Peak Bloom’
Artechouse celebrates cherry blossom season with “In Peak Bloom,” five immersive installations designed by women artists. Each offers a virtual spectacle based on the flowers. “Blooming,” by Korean-American artist Lisa Park, uses visitors’ biometric data to create a visually stunning art piece. Artechouse, 1238 Maryland Ave SW; Wed. through May 27, $16-$20.