Doug E. Fresh at the Dominion Energy Center’s Carpenter Theatre on Thursday, Nov.3.
Check out the original beatbox pioneer, Doug E. Fresh, as he headlines a benefit for the Richmond Performing Arts Alliance called “Alternate Routes: A Night in New York,” which will also include performances by local arts groups and a gala. 7:30 p.m. Go here for more information and tickets.
Angel Bat Dawid at ICA at VCU on Friday, Nov. 4
She played Carnegie Hall as part of the big Afrofuturism festival earlier this year, now you get to see her perform for free in the intimate space of Richmond’s newest modern art museum on First Friday. A composer, clarinetist, pianist, vocalist, producer, educator and deejay, Angel Bat Dawid will bring her own unique brand of free jazz and will be joined by Virginia-based artist JJJJJerome Ellis for an evening performance of “music, poetry and mysticism.” If you’re a fan of artists like Sun Ra or Alice Coltrane, you probably don’t want to sleep on this one. 7:30 to 9 p.m. Make reservations here.
King Sababa at Bryan Park Bar and Grill on Friday, Nov. 4
Looking for something different? Want to start your weekend with a chill, expansive head space? How about a local band playing what it describes as “irie dubbed-out jams that meet the east of the Nile sound with ancient Jewish melodies”? Check out the video below for a sample. Then head over to Bryan Park Bar and Grill at 5516 Lakeside Ave. from 8 to 11 p.m.
Update: Event cancelled, refunds available: Pentagram, Loud Night, and Public Acid at Cobra Cabana on Wednesday, Nov. 9