A venture to this state park is on the must-do list for many, the park being the only spot in North America where you can dig for diamonds and other gemstones and keep your finds.
8 p.m., Vino's. $8 adv./$10 d.o.s.
Joe Lally is probably the third most famous member of Fugazi, the most famous DIY band ever (which is to say, in relatively small circles). In the four years since Fugazi began its indefinite hiatus, the bassist has occupied himself with a burgeoning solo career. Anchored by slow, loping bass lines, Lally's music is contemplative and, despite the pace and soft vocals, often urgent. On tour almost continuously since 2006, Lally will be backed on Thursday by Ricardo Lagomasino and Andrea Moscianese. His tour mate of late is Edie Sedgwick, a D.C.-based transgendered electro-pop artist with a mean celebrity obsession and a penchant for using video accompaniment. The Reds, the finest bass-player-led band in our neck of the woods (and probably yours, too), open the show with a spare, hook-heavy set of pop-rock.