No BS! Brass Band
Richmond’s New Orleans-style brass band invades D.C. on Thursday — and the group is bringing friends from home, Southern rock act The Trongone Band, to open. Like many brass bands, No BS! mixes high-energy originals with completely reinvented covers, such as the group’s takes on Tears for Fears’ “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” and Rush’s “Tom Sawyer.” Adding to Thursday’s party at Union Stage is new D.C. band The Commission, which was born at the biweekly Gypsy Sally’s jam. Union Stage, 740 Water St. SW; Thu., 8 p.m., $16-$19.
Smithsonian Craft Show
Don’t let “craft” trip you up — the stuff on display at the Smithsonian’s annual show isn’t amateur pieces you’d find at a flea market. This is a juried showcase of fine contemporary artworks — ceramics, decorative fiber, furniture, glass, leather, wearable art, jewelry and more — from 120 artists. Visitors can view and purchase all pieces on-site. National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW; Thu.-Sun., various times, $20.
Fisk University’s African American a cappella group, Fisk Jubilee Singers, initially formed in the late 1800s to tour and raise money for the Nashville school. But the first leg of the singers’ trek around America blossomed into more than just a fundraiser — it was an event that broke down racial barriers. Now playwright and director Tazewell Thompson is bringing the ensemble’s story to the stage with this world-premiere musical. Arena Stage, 1101 Sixth St. SW; Fri. through June 2, $92-$125.
Georgetown French Market
The 16th edition of this Georgetown staple is part open-air market, part family-friendly block party. The market takes over Wisconsin Avenue NW between O Street and Reservoir Road NW on Friday through Sunday (times vary) with free live music (often of the gypsy jazz variety), a caricature artist, face-painting and music classes for kids — all while a unicyclist and juggler roam around. There will also be discounts from local stores and vendors.
Heurich House’s Frühlingsfest — the museum’s annual take on Oktoberfest’s little sister — will feature beer from Atlas Brew Works and food from Rocklands Barbeque and Grilling Company. Head inside the museum for its floral-themed tour, or take part in a watercolor-painting or succulent-planting lesson. Across the street, attendees can offer a hand by helping spruce up Sonny Bono Memorial Park. Heurich House Museum, 1307 New Hampshire Ave. NW; Sat., noon-4 p.m., $15 ($5 for ages 2-10).
Kali Uchis and Jorja Smith
Kali Uchis and Jorja Smith have seemingly been on the same upward career trajectory since they released their joint single “Tyrant” in 2017. Each of them released a solid debut album the following year that straddled the line between future-forward R&B grooves and infectious pop. Their visibility grew even more with their appearances at Coachella last year. Now, the duo have come full circle, teaming up for a full-scale joint tour that features Uchis and Smith each performing their biggest D.C. show yet. The Anthem, 901 Wharf St. SW; Sun., 8 p.m., $45.
Cleo Tucker and Harmony Tividad’s 2015 debut as Girlpool, “Before the World Was Big,” and this year’s “What Chaos Is Imaginary” sound worlds apart. One big change: Tucker’s vocals, which have deepened since Tucker came out as transgender in 2017. This is the band’s first record since Tucker’s transition, presenting a sharp contrast in the duo’s harmonies that adds a new layer to Girlpool’s shoegaze-meets-dream pop sound. Black Cat, 1811 14th St. NW; Sun., 7:30 p.m., $18-$20.