Food and Grooves D.C.

Union Market, Oct. 26

The people behind Broccoli City are bringing a new food and music festival to D.C. The day’s marquee event is a conversation between Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson and Kith & Kin chef Kwame Onwuachi. Music headliners include New Orleans’ Tank and the Bangas and R&B singer Teedra Moses. A bevy of local restaurants, including Maketto, NuVegan Cafe and Gelat’oh Brick & Motor will be slinging eats.

Get tickets: Friday at 10 a.m. via

Silence the Violence

The Anthem, Oct. 11

The David Lynch Foundation has recruited Norah Jones, Katy Perry, Mavis Staples and the Celebration Gospel Choir for this benefit, which will raise funds to teach Transcendental Meditation — something Perry is a proponent of — to 10,000 people in the D.C. area.

Get tickets: Friday at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster.

Tanya Tucker

The Birchmere, Dec. 1

Tanya Tucker’s first hit, “Delta Dawn,” came out in 1972, when the country singer was just 13. On Friday, Tucker, now 60, will release her first album in a decade. The record, “While I’m Livin’,” was co-produced by Brandi Carlile, who co-wrote most of the songs, and Shooter Jennings. The set includes a cover of Miranda Lambert’s hit “The House That Built Me.”

Get tickets: Friday at noon through Ticketmaster.

Steve Lacy

9:30 Club, Oct. 6

Steve Lacy has worked with a number of musicians over the years, but it’s the guitarist’s playing with The Internet and, more recently, Vampire Weekend that has helped him build a fan base of his own. In May, he dropped his debut album, the funky and hazy R&B-inspired “Apollo XXI,” which he’ll support with a show in D.C. this fall.

Get tickets: Thursday at 10 a.m. through Ticketfly.