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Chicano Batman’s music is the sound of cracking open a cold beer on a hot summer night. It’s the sound of ’70s soul filtered through the sensibilities of four Los Angeles rockers. The band makes some of the most chill music out there, but don’t let the relaxing rock distract from the impassioned pleas and prayers just under the surface. The group’s new LP, Freedom Is Free, channels the rage and rallying of the Black Lives Matter movement through the socialist, revolutionary rhetoric of Brazilian Tropicália and Jimi Hendrix. It’s barn burning, blistering guitar rock. These caped crusaders fight injustice beyond the streets, and know the power of words over fists, music over melee, beauty over violence. Read more>>> Chicano Batman performs with Khruangbin and The Shacks at 7 p.m. at 9:30 Club, 815 V St. NW. $20. (202) 265-0930. 930.com. (Jackson Sinnenberg)
The Source by Wolfgang Puck is reviving weekday lunch, which means you have a new option when the boss is paying. Order a la carte or create your own prix fixe menu by selecting two appetizers or one appetizer and one entree for $36 (or $26 for vegetarians). Options include hot & sour soup with king crab and shrimp wontons ($15); pork belly sui mai dumplings ($12); tuna ceviche ($19); Singapore-style noodles with beef short rib ($28); and more. Lunch is served Tuesdays through Fridays from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the lounge area only. The Source, 575 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, (202) 637-6100, wolfgangpuck.com/dining/the-source-washington-d-c. (Laura Hayes)
OH AND ALSO
The Washington Ballet opens its Kennedy Center season highlighting the works of significant Russian choreographers, from Marius Petipa to Alexei Ratmansky. 8 p.m. at 2700 F St. NW. $25–$140.
Peppy party band Sweet Spirit performs at Black Cat. 7:30 p.m. at 1811 14th St. NW. $10–$12.
Americana singing and songwriting duo The Secret Sisters take on The Hamilton. 7:30 p.m. at 600 14th St. NW. $14.75–$34.75.
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