After a Las Vegas stint, Jennifer Lopez is back on the road. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images For Aba)

Jeff Lynne’s ELO

The symphonic rock of Jeff Lynne’s ELO is a rare breed of music that sounds timeless. ELO (aka Electric Light Orchestra) started touring extensively again last year for the first time since 1981, back before frontman Lynne became a Traveling Wilbury and an in-demand producer for the likes of Tom Petty and Paul McCartney. Capital One Arena, 601 F St. NW; Thu., 8 p.m., $49.50-$179.50.

The New Mastersounds

The members of instrumental funk and jazz quartet The New Mastersounds are making a shift for September’s “Shake It.” The band has welcomed vocalist Lamar Williams Jr. (son of the late Allman Brothers Band bassist Lamar Williams) to add his soulful singing style to the group’s funk-forward grooves. Williams is joining the band on tour and will preview the new material alongside the band’s older instrumental offerings. Union Stage, 740 Water St. SW; Thu., 8:30 p.m., $20-$30.

Lotus and Water Lily Festival

Cherry blossoms aren’t the only natural wonder in D.C. Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens is home to another visually stunning sight — lotus and water lilies — and when they’re in full bloom, they give the city’s hallmark pink trees a run for their money. Kenilworth’s annual festival devoted to these vibrant flowers is full of music and dance performances, games, and arts and crafts. Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens, 1550 Anacostia Ave. NE; Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m., free.

‘Freestyle Love Supreme’

“Hamilton” mastermind Lin-Manuel Miranda co-created this improv comedy show — in which a group of performers take audience suggestions and riff full-length musical numbers — with actor Anthony Veneziale and “Hamilton” director Thomas Kail. The show, which has been performed around the world over the past decade-plus, is visiting the Kennedy Center before hitting Broadway this fall. Each show’s special guest improvisers are not announced beforehand, though “Hamilton” cast members Miranda, Christopher Jackson and Daveed Diggs have popped in. Kennedy Center, 2700 F St. NW; Tue. through July 21, various times, sold out.


Michael Collins is the mind behind Drugdealer, an ever-rotating Los Angeles rock collective that is pushing its second album, “Raw Honey,” with a show at Union Stage on Tuesday. Collins and his collaborators (includes Weyes Blood singer Natalie Mering) have a knack for hooky, Beatles-y songs that sound of a different era. Union Stage, 740 Water St. SW; Thu., 8:30 p.m., $20-$30.

Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez has racked up a lengthy film and TV résumé as an actor, and her music CV is nothing to sneeze at either. With over 80 million records sold, she’s one of the most successful Latin artists ever. And now, after a smash Las Vegas residency, Lopez is set to hit the road for her first headlining tour in seven years. “It’s My Party” features a career-spanning set including “Ain’t It Funny,” “Jenny From the Block” and more hits from her dance-inducing discography. Capital One Arena, 601 F St. NW; Wed., 8 p.m., $49-$228.