April 29: Charm City Bluegrass Festival
Druid Hill Park, 900 Druid Park Lake Dr., Baltimore; Sat., 10 a.m., $55.
The Lone Bellow, above, isn’t quite a bluegrass band, which makes the headliners of Baltimore’s fifth annual Charm City Bluegrass Festival a bit of an outlier. But the indie folk trio should still fit in alongside the bluegrass sounds of supergroup Aijala, Emmitt, Kaufmann and Thorn, local legends Seldom Scene, rising stars Cabinet and more. The pickin’ gets underway Saturday at 10 a.m.
April 30: Zombie Yoga
Congressional Cemetery, 1801 E St. SE; Sun., 11 a.m.-noon, $10 suggested donation.
Perfect your corpse pose at the Congressional Cemetery with Kelly Carnes, who will be leading an all-levels zombie-themed yoga class in honor of Walpurgis Night, a Halloween-like springtime holiday observed in Northern Europe. Students are encouraged to wear costumes. Proceeds will go to the cemetery’s preservation fund.
April 30: Sweet Crude
DC9, 1940 Ninth St. NW; Sun., 9 p.m., $12.
When you hear the phrase “New Orleans band,” most people usually think that means funk or brass. Sweet Crude, a six-piece from the Crescent City, wants to challenge that notion while also embracing Louisiana’s Cajun history. The band’s debut album, “Creatures,” is a bilingual mix of English and French songs set to music that’s as indebted to indie rock as New Orleans.
May 2: Rostam
9:30 Club, 815 V St. NW; Tue., 7 p.m., $20.
Founding Vampire Weekend producer and multi-instrumentalist Rostam Batmanglij announced last year that he was leaving the indie band to pursue other avenues. Now, the singer is slowly rolling out a solo project. So far, he’s released a few singles as a solo artist, including the atmospheric and electronic (but vaguely Vampire Weekend-y) “Gravity Don’t Pull Me.” On Tuesday, he kicks off his first solo tour in his hometown of D.C.