Post-election stress got you down? These concert and comedy fundraisers can give you a double dose of relief by combining much-needed distraction with the knowledge that you’re doing something good for the world (assuming, of course, you support their causes).
Welcome Refugees Comedy Fundraiser, a show hosted by comic Hedi Sandberg, with all proceeds going to the Silver Spring branch of the International Rescue Committee, which provides aid to refugees fleeing conflict and disaster. Habana Village, 1834 Columbia Road NW; Fri., 8:30 p.m., $10 suggested donation.
Super Spectacular Comedy Show Against Islamophobia, presented by Grassroots Comedy DC; 50 percent of ticket sales go to the Muslim Public Affairs Council. Bier Baron, 1523 22nd St. NW; April 6, 7:30 p.m., $12.
Pizza for Peace: A Benefit Concert for Ayuda, headlined by Silver Spring reggae band Lionize, with all proceeds going to Ayuda, a group that provides support for immigrants in D.C. Timber Pizza Co. will also supply pies for sale, and will donate its proceeds to Ayuda as well. Hellbender Brewing Company, 5788 Second St. NE; April 7, 7 p.m.-midnight, $15.
Ten Bands One Show, a concert with Apple Juice Jones, Morning Banana Diet and more. All donations go to the New York-based Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect, which fights for social justice causes. The Commune at 1605, 1605 15th St. NW; April 8, 4-11 p.m., donation suggested.
Haiti Benefit Showcase, featuring performances by Whiskey Girl, Katrina Kenilworth and others, with all proceeds going to the United States Foundation for the Children of Haiti, which is currently rebuilding homes damaged by Hurricane Matthew. Sandovan Restaurant and Lounge, 4809 Georgia Ave. NW; April 9, 2-6 p.m., $10-$20.
Hat Band Showcase, a concert during which musicians who were randomly organized into bands will perform original and cover songs. Proceeds go to Girls Rock! DC, which encourages girls ages 8-18 to develop musical skills and self-confidence through a week-long camp. Black Cat, 1811 14th St. NW; April 22, 3-7 p.m., $12.
Laughs for Science: A Fundraiser for the Union of Concerned Scientists, a “pay-what-you-can” comedy show starring Matty Litwack. All proceeds benefit UCS, a group with the mission of building a healthy planet and safer world. Wonderland Ballroom, 1101 Kenyon St. NW; April 22, 8 p.m., donations accepted.