Spike Jonze

Pop Essentials, Oct. 2

Main Event Macy Gray The Word: Grammy-award winning R&B artist Macy Gray was an instant success with her debut album "On How Life Is" going triple-platinum, with hits "I Try," "Still" and "Why Didn't You Call Me." In addition to her pop career, Gray has appeared in the films "The Paperboy," "For Colored Girls" and "Idlewild" with an appearance in 2002's "Spider-Man." Critics have praised Gray's live performances for their sense of fun, and the intimate relationship between artist and audience. Details: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Birchmere, 3701 Mt. Vernon Ave., Alexandria, Va. Tickets are...