Sept. 8: Kanye West
Verizon Center, 601 F St. NW; Thu., 8 p.m., $45-$190.
You never know quite what you’re going to get with Kanye West — whether it’s an oft-delayed (and still unfinished) album like February’s “The Life of Pablo,” one of his controversial (and downright bizarre) music videos, an unpredictable Yeezy fashion event or his ever-changing live show. On his just-launched tour supporting “Pablo,” West has outdone himself, performing atop a floating stage suspended above the audience. Love him or hate him, you have to admire his audacity.
Sept. 9: ‘Freaks and Greeks!’
National Geographic Society, 1600 M St. NW; Fri., 8 p.m., $25-$30.
Brightest Young Things’ latest after-hours party takes over the National Geographic building in honor of the exhibit “The Greeks: Agamemnon to Alexander the Great.” Check out the exhibit while you snack on small bites from SKWR and dance to DJs Dan Deacon and French Horn Rebellion. Because this is a BYT party, there will also be giant flip cup and beer pong, a photo booth and lasers. Because this is at Nat Geo, there will also be a series of science-based talks.
Sept. 9 & 13: ‘Point Break’
AFI Silver, 8633 Colesville Road, Silver Spring; Fri. & Tue., 9:15 p.m., $13.
Loving something because it is absurd is a special, special feeling. Embrace that feeling by seeing “Point Break” at the AFI Silver. NO, NOT THE REMAKE — the original, compelling, utterly cheesy 1991 story of an FBI agent (Keanu Reeves, left) who goes undercover to infiltrate a group of bank-robbing surfers, led by Patrick Swayze. If you haven’t partaken of this heady dose of ’90s nostalgia recently, now is the time to drink deep; if you have, it’s time to step up to the bar again. If nothing else, spending some time on the beach with Johnny Utah will make a fitting farewell to summer.
Sept. 10: 202 Arts and Music Festival
Canal Park, 1000 Second St. SE, Sat., 11 a.m., free.
George Clinton, above, and Parliament Funkadelic headline the D.C. government’s first 202 Arts and Music Festival, which takes over Canal Park on Saturday for a day of art exhibitions, interactive workshops and music. Clinton hits the stage at 5:45 p.m.; before that, local bands Black Alley, Chopteeth, Foggy Bottom Whomp-Stompers, Sugar Bear & EU and more perform. RSVPs, via Eventbrite, are encouraged.
Sept. 11: ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic
Wolf Trap, Filene Center, 1551 Trap Road, Vienna; Sun., 8 p.m., $40-$55.
Weird Al returns to Wolf Trap with all the pomp and circumstance you’d expect of him on the latest leg of his “Mandatory” world tour. Expect Yankovic to run through his parody hits from across his career, including “Eat It” (complete with the fat suit), “White & Nerdy” and “Word Crimes.” Don’t be surprised if he plays a few original accordion-based tunes, too.
Sept. 12: Little Feat
Warner Theatre, 513 13th St. NW; Mon., 8 p.m., $33.
Little Feat is enjoying one of the greatest second acts in rock history. After a brief 10-year career that ended with the untimely death of founder Lowell George in 1979, the blues rock group reformed in 1988. Twenty-eight years and several lineup swaps later, the group is still touring to passionate fans and keeping Lowell’s legacy — and songs like “Spanish Moon,” “Willin’ ” and “Two Trains” — alive.
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