With a name that conjured sex and violence, four teenage girls in London teamed up in 1976 to form an all-female punk band. The Slits, led by then 14-year-old singer Ari Up, admitted that they were not musicians, but on tracks such as “Typical Girls,” their uninhibited energy brought shape to chaos. By the time they made their first album, Cut, released in 1979, they had developed a punk-reggae hybrid sound that was as original as it was influential. Director William E. Badgley, who will appear at the screening of Here To Be Heard for a Q&A, combines vintage footage and contemporary interviews with the surviving members to paint a spirited picture of the short-lived group in this fascinating history of a lesser-known side of the punk movement. Read more>>> The film screens at 7:15 p.m. at the AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center, 8633 Colesville Road, Silver Spring. $8. (301) 495-6700. afi.com/silver. (Pat Padua)
OH AND ALSO
Grammy-winning Latin jazz legend Arturo Sandoval takes the stage at Blues Alley. 8 and 10 p.m. at 1073 Wisconsin Ave. NW. $60–$65.
Chicago punk band Dwarves perform at Rock & Roll Hotel. 8 p.m. at 1353 H St. NE. $16.
Theater Alliance presents Flood City, a darkly comedic play about the lasting legacy of the Johnstown Flood of Pennsylvania in 1889, at Anacostia Playhouse. 8 p.m. at 2020 Shannon Place SE. $30–$40.
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