Mary Timony, right, made her name in a number of musical projects — Autoclave, Helium, Wild Flag — but with Ex Hex, the D.C. guitar virtuoso seems most at home. Timony, bassist Betsy Wright and drummer Laura Harris deliver imposing power rock on “It’s Real,” the trio’s sophomore album. For the follow-up to 2014’s “Rips,” Ex Hex’s ’80s influences are even more palpable, though the album never feels like a nostalgia trip. 9:30 Club, 815 V St. NW; Fri., 8 p.m., $25.
‘Queens of Egypt’: The Mother of All Parties
For the latest collaboration between Brightest Young Things and National Geographic, the latter organization’s museum will host this party tied to the “Queens of Egypt” exhibit. Check out the display of Egyptian queens, dance to a live drum/DJ set from Madame Gandhi, watch a drag show and listen to talks from Nat Geo explorers while you sip on unlimited booze and bites. National Geographic Museum, 1600 M St. NW; Fri., 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m., $60.
Keyboardist Marco Benevento was an instrumental musician for most of his career. Then, for 2014’s “Swift,” he started singing. Now he mixes both during his dance party-heavy live shows. Get moving Friday at in D.C. Pearl Street Warehouse, 33 Pearl St. SW; Fri., 8 p.m., $17-$20.
‘Rightfully Hers: American Women and the Vote’
Next year marks the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, which finally gave women the right to vote. The National Archives pays tribute with this exhibit of artifacts documenting the women’s suffrage movement. Visitors can peruse photographs, audiovisual recordings and more from the time period. National Archives, 700 Pennsylvania Ave. NW; Fri. through January 2021, free.
ChurchKey’s Tenth Anniversary Celebration: Vol. 1
ChurchKey, the 14th Street NW temple to craft beer, will turn 10 in October, and the bar is getting the birthday celebrations started early. As usual, ChurchKey is pulling in some big guns: more than 30 hard-to-find drafts from heavyweight (IPA-heavy) breweries The Veil, Trillium, Other Half, Monkish, Bissell Brothers and Hudson Valley — most of which are rarely available in D.C. ChurchKey, 1337 14th St. NW; Sat., 11:30 a.m., free admission.
International Spy Museum
After a move from its longtime F Street location, the International Spy Museum’s larger new home at L’Enfant Plaza opens Sunday with activities inside and out. Expect new and upgraded exhibits plus interactive experiences, including one that simulates the hunt for Osama bin Laden. For the grand opening’s free outdoor family festival (Sun., 10 a.m.-2 p.m.), students with the National Symphony Orchestra Youth Fellowship Program will perform, magician Peter Wood will entertain and makeup artists will demonstrate the art of disguise. International Spy Museum, 700 L’Enfant Plaza SW; opens Sun., $24.95 ($14.95 for kids 7-12, free for kids 1-6).