7 p.m. Saturday
3 Ring Circus' The Big Top Gallery, 1638 Clio St., 569-2700; www.3rcp.com
Thanks to the highways linking Sterling, Va., with New Orleans, we enjoy a year-round musical exchange, and in this case, these parallel punk planets collide. Sterling's Pizza and Tideland join New Orleans' Rougarou and Lovey Doveys — all worshippers of '90s alt-rock heroes like Dinosaur Jr. and Sonic Youth. Tickets $5.