Montreal-based group Nomadic Massive raps in five languages. That's right -- not only are they talented musicians but they use their multilingual skills to reach audiences across the globe. Referred to as "messengers of universal understanding," this nine-member band uses music as a tool to fight social injustice and to establish a global kinship among their followers. They've been making hip-hop since 1994, and have performed with other musical sensations such as Wyclef Jean, K'naan and Guru's Jazzmatazz. The Alliance Francaise and Artisphere have invited Nomadic Massive to D.C. for a unforgettable performance Friday evening. They will perform at the Artisphere Ballroom (1101 Wilson Blvd., Rosslyn) at 8 p.m. Tickets are $22 and you can buy them at


If you're interested in Korean culture, then you may be excited to hear that the Korean Cultural Center (2370 Massachusetts Ave. NW) is hosting a special event Friday evening in honor of Korean American Day that will highlight that various aspects of Korean pop culture with a focus on Hanbok fashion.

Hanbok, which literally means "Korean clothing," is a traditional Korean dress known for its bight colors and is generally worn on special occasions and holidays. From 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., you'll get to browse through an extensive Hanbok exhibit, titled "Culture, Beautiful Communication," featuring more than 22 Korean designers. Top it off with a narrated fashion show, various scarf and handbag demonstrations and even a guest lecture on history of Korean pop culture.

If you can't make it, the exhibit will be on display through the of the month.