13 things to do in the D.C. area this weekend

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Yardfest at Howard University: By now, everyone should know about Yardfest, the free music festival that is as much the centerpiece of Howard University’s Homecoming as the football game or parade. A dizzying array of hip-hop talent has taken the stage over the years: Biggie, Puffy, Jay-Z, Kanye, Common, Pusha T, Lil Uzi Vert and D.C.’s own Wale. But the biggest appearances are frequently a surprise — ask anyone who was there in 2012 what happened when Drake appeared out of nowhere — so it pays to arrive at the main quad early and stay until the very end. Noon. Free.

Halloween Movie Festival at the American History Museum: The Smithsonian gets in the Halloween spirit with three nights of themed films at the American History Museum’s Warner Bros. Theater. Zombies are front and center on Friday with screenings of “28 Days Later” and “Shaun of the Dead.” Saturday’s classic triple-header features Bela Lugosi’s 1931 “Dracula” and Boris Karloff’s star turns in “Frankenstein” (1931) and “The Mummy” (1932). Things get funnier on Sunday, with a lineup of “Young Frankenstein,” “Beetlejuice” and “The Addams Family.” Through Sunday. $10 per film; $50 all-access festival pass.

A Tribe Called Red at U Street Music Hall: “We are the tribe that they cannot see,” a disembodied voice declares at the opening to A Tribe Called Red’s 2016 album, “We Are the Halluci Nation.” The Canadian hip-hop-electronic act hasn’t released a project since then, but its sociopolitical themes have traveled well. The duo — 2oolman and Bear Witness, both of whom are indigenous people — have said they feel a responsibility to shine a light on the issues facing their community. They inject their most thunderous music with scathing critiques and elevate their lighter tracks with messages of uplift and inclusion, but their percussive mix persists at a roar. A party with A Tribe Called Red is a party with a purpose. 9 p.m. $15-$20.

Tori Kelly at Warner Theatre: When Tori Kelly burst into the spotlight, she was a bright-eyed pop artist making sunny love songs. The singer-songwriter’s 2015 debut album, “Unbreakable Smile,” yielded a fruitful period in which she performed at the Billboard Awards, the MTV Video Music Awards and the 2016 Grammys, where she was a nominee for best new artist. With her latest release, “Hiding Place,” Kelly has traded the songwriting of Swedish pop powerhouse Max Martin for that of gospel icon Kirk Franklin. “Hiding Place” is an easygoing Christian album, and Kelly’s voice is well suited for the acrobatic performance that informs much of the genre. Her church roots shine brilliantly. 8 p.m. Sold out.

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