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Go-go is the essential sound of Washington, D.C., even though it has largely been absent from the national consciousness. That for-us-by-us approach has suited many of its performers and partisans just fine. Not so for DJ Jesse Tittsworth and filmmaker Scott Sanders, two D.C. natives who currently live in Los Angeles. Their new project, Reagan Bombs, looks to bring go-go to a new audience—one comprised of revelers in the global, underground dance world—while respecting the sound’s past and present. Read more >>> Reagan Bombs performs with Mista Selecta, Kelow Latesha, and Ciscero at 9 p.m. at Songbyrd Music House, 2477 18th St. NW. $10. (202) 450-2917. songbyrddc.com. (Chris Kelly)
Sick of tomato salads and corn on the cob? Smoke & Barrel is fast-forwarding to fall by celebrating Thanksgiving in July tonight. The Adams Morgan barbecue and beer spot will serve an all-you-can-eat turkey dinner paired with Flying Dog beers like the Barrel-Aged Gonzo Imperial Porter and the Snake Dog IPA. $30 gets you the turkey feast plus your first Flying Dog brew. No advanced tickets are needed. Just dine between 5 and 9 p.m. Smoke & Barrel, 2471 18th St. NW. (202) 319-9353. smokeandbarreldc.com. (Laura Hayes)
OH AND ALSO
Enjoy a break from the blazing hot weather at Fort Reno, where punk trio No Dead Monsters performs with surf-rock ensemble Bottled Up and Scanners. 7 p.m. at 3800 Donaldson Place NW. Free.
British indie-rock band alt-Jarrives stateside to play at Merriweather Post Pavilion alongside opening acts Saint Motel and SOHN. 7 p.m. at 10475 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia. $45–$65.
If you’re missing RuPaul’s Drag Race since its most recent season ended, head to the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage, where local performers present A Drag Salute to Divas and Devos, emulating Dolly Parton, Tina Turner, Whitney Houston, and other music legends. 6 p.m. at 2700 F St. NW. Free.
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