Top 5 weekend picks September 13

Every week Connect2Mason will offer five entertainment picks for your weekend. Ranging from on-campus to off-campus events, Connect2Mason's Top 5 will give you a jump start on your weekend. Here are the Top 5 picks for this weekend:

  1. Green Day tickets go on sale
    When: September 15 at 10am EST for a show on January 21, 2013.
    Where: Patriot Center

    Punk-rock band Green Day, will be coming to the Patriot Center to promote the release of their set of trilogy albums, ¡Uno!Green Day,” “¡Dos! Green Day,” and “¡Trés! Green Day,” which will be released on September 25 by Reprise Records. Rolling Stone magazine has deemed the set of albums as, “…heavier and hardened from their time in the trenches but back in the garage, ready for rapture.”

    Green Day will play at the Patriot Center on January 21. Tickets can be purchased online at the Patriot Center's website.
  2. Daughter of Stars
    When: Friday, September 14 at 9:30pm EST
    Where: Old Fire Station 3

    From Vienna, Va, rock band Daughter of Stars will be performing at the Old Fire Station, located a mile from campus. Daughter of Stars lead singer Devon Dixon’s voice has been compared to artists such as Janis Joplin for her bluesy vocals. Serving a wide-variety of food, the Old Fire Station offers entertainment each week and opens as a bar at night.
  3. Kris Delmhorst
    When: September 14 at 7:30PM EST
    Where: Jammin’ Java

    Performing at local venue Jammin’ Java is singer-songwriter Kris Delmhorst to promote her latest album, “Cars.” However, Delmhorst recorded pervious album, “Shotgun Singer” was produced when she was holed up in a rural cabin, where she wrote and recorded many of her songs late at night. Woven in her music are sounds of an electric guitar and cello, providing arresting melodies mixed with her lyrics. On her newest album “Cars,” Delmhorst has created a sense of "joyful lark partnered with serious interpretation, the uncomplicated love of youthful fandom paired with a deep attention to and respect for craft” as stated on her website.

    Tickets can be bought in advance on Jammin’ Java’s website for $15 and tickets at the door can be purchased for $18.
  4. John Cage: Rock, paper, fire exhibit
    When: On display until Saturday September 16
    Where: National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.

    On display until Saturday September 16, paintings by composer, artist, and writer John Cage, “explores his experimental approach to creating visual art.” The selection of prints on display, showcase Cage’s utilization of fire as a printmaking medium. For anyone in wanting to take a trip to D.C. with free admission, this is one exhibit out of many that are currently on display at the National Art Gallery.
  5. 11th Hour Poetry Slam
    When: Friday, September 14 at 11:00pm-1:0am
    Where: Busboys and Poet’s, 14th St and V

    A set of three restaurants centered around social justice, Busboy’s and Poets serves organic, local food with vegetarian and vegan options. Also serving as a venue for spoken word, lectures, and poetry slams, Busboys and Poet’s continues to be the place to be in Washington D.C. This week, Busboys and Poet’s hosts a poetry slam that “provides an opportunity for poetry lovers to enjoy the competitive art of late-night performance poetry.” There will be two rounds for the slam, where audiences will choose the winner.Come for a night of good food and poetry.


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