While Manitoba’s Propagandhi has spent its career focused on authoritarian hypocrisy and the body politic, Long Island’s Iron Chic primarily concerns itself with more internal conflicts. The band plays the type of heart-wrenching, gut-busting melodic punk intended to exhaust the lungs and sprain the pointing fingers of its fervent devotees. Composed of a gaggle of older punks who spent their youths screaming in basements, Iron Chic evokes the melancholic afterglow of adulthood. Its songs wrestle with the passage of time and newfound expectations and responsibilities, and though this message may sound a bit weighty, it is packaged within sweeping sing-alongs that help soften the palpable existential angst. Read more>>> Iron Chic performs with Propagandhi at 8 p.m. at Rock & Roll Hotel, 1353 H St. NE. $20–$25. (202) 388-7625. rockandrollhoteldc.com. (Matthew Siblo)


Learn how to make Halloween cocktails tonight at Buffalo & Bergen inside Union Market.The class runs from 6–9 p.m. and includes a welcome punch, a hands on lesson with owner Gina Chersevani who will walk participants through how to make three cocktails, and small bites. All of the spirits used to make the drinks will be on sale for a discounted price at Cordial Fine Wine & Spirits located a few feet away inside the market. Tickets are available here for $65 each. Buffalo & Bergen, 1309 5th St. NE, (202) 543-2549, buffalobergendc.com. (Laura Hayes)


Singer/songwriter Kali Uchis, raised in Virginia and Colombia, performs at U Street Music Hall. 7 p.m. at 1115 U St. NW. $20. 

Saxophonist and songwriter Boney James hits the Birchmere stage. 7:30 p.m. at 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. $75.

The Hamilton welcomes San Francisco-based classically trained pianist Holly Bowling. 7:30 p.m. at 600 14th St. NW. $10–$25.

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