Social Media & The Local Music Scene: Engaging Local Audiences and Re-envisioning Social Networks - “This event is geared to engage musicians, venue owners, local businesses, event planners, tech developers, writers and music fans of all ages. How do social networks help build a stronger cultural community in our city? What are the tools we are using? How should we as a community engage each other on a more meaningful basis? How do musicians transform this meaningful engagement into a greater fanbase? Who in DC is having the most success doing this? How does each part of the cultural community play a role in our social network?”
Veracruz, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The Fillmore Silver Spring, 8 p.m., Sold out
Friday Night Electic: Drop Electric – “Based in D.C. and New York, Drop Electric’s live show, championed by NPR’s All Songs Considered, is a combination of evocative music, unique vocals and narrative film. Openers will be Whales and Rajna and Anjna Swaminathan with Sam McCormally of Ugly Purple Sweater.”
The Music Center at Strathmore, 9 p.m., $12
Howard Gospel Brunch featuring the WPAS Gospel Choir - "On any given Sunday you can visit The Howard Theatre and enjoy an all-you-can-eat soul food brunch. This week your delicious meal will be accompanied by the divine sounds of Washington Performing Arts Society (WPAS) Gospel Choir."
Howard Theatre, 1:30 p.m.; $35 in advance, $45 day of
Millenium Stage: Iceland Airwaves: FM Belfast, Retro Stefson, and Sóley – “One of the world’s premier annual showcases for new music, Iceland Airwaves presents three bands--electropop group FM Belfast, pop septet Retro Stefson, and delicate electronic pop songstress Sóley. Supported by Icelandair, Iceland Naturally, and the Embassy of Iceland in Washington, D.C. Part of Nordic Cool 2013.”
Kennedy Center Millenium Stage, 6 p.m., free
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Art Soiree’s 4th Annual Live Viewing of the Oscars – “To celebrate and rally for our favorite movies in 2012 we are rolling out our Red Carpet for you to experience Hollywood Glamour at the luxurious hotel - The Ritz-Carlton of Georgetown…with Flash Lights, Cameras, Interviews, Live Broadcasting, Multiple Screens, Live Music, Live Entertainment, Specialty Themed Cocktails, Oscars Pool and more..."
The Ritz-Carlton, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., $75 limited VIP presale/ $90 limited VIP general