Thursday, November 21st
Kanye West's first solo tour in five years is coming to Washington D.C. this Thursday, and if you like Yeezus, you'd best head over to the Verizon Center and catch him while he's around. Floor is General Admission (standing, no seats), and tickets are still available here. The show starts at 7:30, so get there early.
601 F Street NW, Washington, DC
This week's Mute Thursday at Lima Lounge will host dubstep/garage artist Kastle. His bass-heavy music have earned him a considerable amount of buzz: among other things, the track "Stay Forever" from his eponymous EP reached iTunes Top 10 Best Electronic Songs of 2012. Thursday night's set is part of his first North American live tour, on the heels of his highly anticipated debut album, KASTLE, which dropped on April 23rd. Doors are at 10PM, and tickets are available here.
1401 K Street NW
Friday, November 22nd
Global EDM superman Tijs Michiel Verwest (aka Tiësto) is headlining a night of Club Life at Echostage on Friday night, Come see him spin with newcomer Danny Avila and Glow's resident DJ, Roberto Gonzalez. Doors at 9PM. 18+. Call 202.503.2330 for bottle service.
2135 Queens Chapel Road NE
If you're missing Halloween, come down to Dirty Martini for their 3rd Annual Masquerade Ball. This year, the theme is James Bond, so come dressed in your 007 best as a Bond girl, an evil villain, or the dapper spy himself. Everything kicks off with an open bar from 10PM to Midnight, but the party goes on till 3 in the morning. Don't forget your costume: masks are required at the door. Tickets are available here.
1223 Connecticut Ave NW
Saturday, November 23rd
Ultrabar has officially been voted "Best Ladies Night" by The Washington Post, so spend your Saturday night at the 6-Bar, 5-Level, Megaclub. Enjoy drink specials and the unique sounds of four different DJs (from Hip Hop to House to South American). Doors open at 9:30: Ladies 21 and over are allowed free entry before midnight, and 21+ guys can get in gratis before 11PM with special Ultrabar passes. For table reservations, call 202-638-4663
911 F Street NW
Baauer. the man behind the viral version of the Harlem Shake, is performing on Saturday night with beatmaker Araabmuzik and Lucky Me producer S-Type as part of a hit nationwide tour. The show is going down at 9:30 Club, with doors at 11PM. Tickets are available here.
815 V Street NW
As part of this weekend's awesome line-up of great music, Mazzy Star will be coming to town, performing on Saturday night at the Fillmore Silver Spring, and accompanied by special guest star Psychic Ills, Tickets for the 8:00 show are available here, for General Admission standing seats.
8656 Colesville Rd, Silver Spring, MD
Sunday, November 24th
This weekly Brunch event is the best hair of the dog the city has to offer at Barcode. The party starts at at Barcode at 1 PM, and offers $3 Beers and $5 cocktails, $29 margarita or mojito pitchers, $100 bottles of Moet Rosé, and $35 buffet style food with bottomless mimosas & bellinis. The party moves into nightlife mode around 4 PM and rages till midnight, so stay on for an all day Sunday celebration.
1101 17th Street Northwest
Catch the unique flow of Detroit-based rapper Danny Brown this Sunday and round out your weekend in style. Brown brings a game-changing experimental sound to the traditional hip hop street narrative that's definitely worth checking out. He's playing at The Howard Theater at 8PM (Doors at 6), with headliners Phil Ade and DJ Kidd Marvel.
620 T St NW