April 28-30: Rachel Feinstein
Drafthouse Comedy, 1100 13th St. NW; Thu. & Fri., 7 p.m., Sat., 9 & 11 p.m., $25.
Last weekend, Comedy Central premiered Bethesda native Rachel Feinstein’s first hourlong stand-up special, “Only Whores Wear Purple.” Presented by her friend Amy Schumer, who comes up in one of Feinstein’s bits, the special finds the comedian embodying some of her favorite characters, including a middle school crush, her mom, her grandma and porn star Jenna Jameson.
April 29: Art on the Rocks
Art League, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria; Fri., 7-10 p.m., $69.24.
The Art League is putting mixologists from Chadwicks, DRP Belle Haven, Hank’s Pasta Bar, The Light Horse, RedRocks, and Virtue Feed & Grain to the test by having each bartender use a piece of artwork as the inspiration for a cocktail and appetizer pairing. Those in attendance will get to sample each combo and vote for the favorite; a panel of experts will choose the winner.
April 29: Justin Bieber
Verizon Center, 601 F St. NW; Fri., 7:30 p.m., $50.50-$126.
With the singles “What Do You Mean?” and “Sorry,” Justin Bieber managed to worm his way back into the world’s good graces in 2015, which makes his tour supporting his most recent album, “Purpose,” a hot ticket. You can expect to hear those hits — and a remixed version of “Where Are U Now,” his 2015 collaboration with Skrillex and Diplo — on Friday in D.C.
April 29-30: M3 Rock Festival
Merriweather Post Pavilion, 10475 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, Md.; Fri., 4 p.m., $35-$55; Sat., 10:30 a.m., $50-$75.
Festival season at Merriweather Post Pavilion begins with the annual M3 Rock Festival, a two-day haven for heavy-metal fans. Friday’s show offers performances from former Motley Crue singer Vince Neil, Kix and Lynch Mob; Saturday includes sets by headliners Tesla and Queensryche.
April 30: Ocelot Brewing 1 Year Anniversary Party
Ocelot Brewing Company, 23600 Overland Drive Suite 180, Sterling, Va.; Sat., noon-6 p.m., $25.
Since opening last April, Ocelot Brewing has become one of the most sought-after breweries in the area, thanks to its rotating lineup of hoppy, West Coast-style IPAs. Named after a Phish song, Ocelot is throwing itself a birthday celebration featuring music from local bands Nathaniel Davis, Feedback and Always Looking, BBQ eats and 20 beers on tap — including the brewery’s new barrel-aged imperial stout, My Only Friend. Tickets purchased through Eventbrite grant attendees admission, a tasting glass and eight tasting tickets.
May 1: Mike Isabella’s
Kapnos Taverna, 400 Wilson Blvd., Arlington; Sun., noon-3 p.m., $65.
Restaurateur and “Top Chef” alum Mike Isabella is hosting his first Greek Festival in honor of Greek Orthodox Easter, which is Sunday. Live Greek music will be playing on the patio at Kapnos Taverna in Arlington while diners enjoy spit-roasted meats, homemade spreads, flatbread and Greek wine at this all-inclusive event.
May 1: M. Ward
9:30 Club, 815 V St. NW; Sun., 7 p.m., $32.50.
Last month, indie-folk artist M. Ward (the male part of She & Him) released “More Rain,” his first solo album in four years. While that’s reason enough to see the guitarist, who rarely tours solo of late, fans should arrive early for a special treat: Nice As F—, a new trio led by frequent Ward collaborator Jenny Lewis, opens the show.
May 2: Bob Boilen, ‘Your Song Changed My Life’
Sixth and I Historic Synagogue, 600 I St. NW; Mon., 7:30 p.m., $35 (includes a copy of the book).
If you go to concerts in D.C., you’ve probably seen Bob Boilen — the co-host of NPR’s “All Songs Considered” and co-creator of the Tiny Desk Concert series — at some point. A musician in his own right, Boilen attends more shows a year than there are days on the calendar. His new book, “Your Song Changed My Life,” asks musicians like Jimmy Page, Michael Stipe and Carrie Brownstein to reveal the songs that changed who they are. Brownstein will discuss her choice with Boilen in D.C.
May 3: ABC’s ‘Nashville’ in Concert
DAR Constitution Hall, 1776 D St. NW; Tue., 7:30 p.m., $43-$63.
Some of the stars of the ABC country music drama “Nashville” are hitting the road for real. Clare Bowen, Chris Carmack, Charles Esten and Jonathan Jackson will all perform songs from the show — and more — at this revue-style concert.
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