Portugal. The Man took the stage at the 9:30 Club in full force on April 1, exhibiting an upbeat vibe that would carry on throughout the rest of the band’s almost two hour performance.
You read that right: Nora “Awkwafina” Lum is coming to AU. You may recognize the hilarious Asian American rapper and television personality from her debut album “Yellow Ranger” (2014) or her appearances on MTV’s “Girl Code” and “Neighbors 2.” On the other hand, perhaps you haven’t heard of her and you think you’d much rather spend another Friday night watching movies or going out with some friends who promised to split a Lyft with you. Save yourself from the same old routine and make sure you’re in the crowd during this show. Awkwafina will be performing in MGC’s Tavern on Friday, April 7 at 9 p.m., hosted by the Asian American Student Union.
The California duo, Foxygen, brought its infectious pop energy to the 9:30 Club on March 22. Playing a relatively short 13-song set list, the group didn’t miss the mark on presenting its latest album “Hang,” released in January.
Featuring comedy, drama, goddesses, sea monsters and giants, the AU Department of Performing Arts’ production of “Argonautika” will present an ancient Greek myth with a twist on March 30 at the Greenberg Theatre. After two semesters of sensational musicals and plays, DPA is bringing its 2016-17 season to a close with playwright Mary Zimmerman’s irreverent adaptation of the classic tale of Jason and the Argonauts. Director Isaiah Wooden is a longtime fan of Zimmerman, whose work he describes as “magic on stage.” Wooden considered several of her plays while selecting DPA’s final show of the season, but was ultimately drawn to the thrilling story and compelling themes of “Argonautika.” “Argonautika” follows the heroic Jason and his intrepid crew, known as the Argonauts, as they embark on a risky quest to retrieve the treasured Golden Fleece.
Treble in Paradise will host its 11th annual Acapalooza event with seven groups set to perform in the Kay Spiritual Life Center on April 1 from 8:30 p.m.
Three years since the release of the band’s last album, Portugal. The Man is making a comeback, slowly rolling out singles from its upcoming project “Woodstock” and coming to perform at the 9:30 Club on April 1 and 2.
The comedian performed new material about her life since becoming a mother
After being chastised for not attending any concerts in Washington, D.C. during the three years I have spent here, I was given the opportunity to see a high school favorite, Los Campesinos!, at the famous 9:30 Club. Shortly after arriving at the venue, indie bands Infinity Crush and Crying opened to a crowded house.
When you walk into one of Speak Fresh’s poetry slams, you can usually expect to see a crowd of people snapping their fingers from their comfy seats all over the Perch or the Dav.
D.C.’s Environmental Film Festival celebrates its 25th anniversary this month.
The Latino and American Student Organization (LASO) organized a night of poetry on March 7 featuring Latino poets Elizabeth Acevedo and Carlos Andrés Goméz, in an effort to elevate the voices of people of color and increase the visibility of Latinos on AU’s campus, LASO executive board member Ariel Gomez said.
AU students and faculty weigh in on Obama and Trump’s relationships with the arts