For record collectors, the hunt for rare vinyl is a thrill—albeit an expensive one. But for vinyl heads who want to discover forgotten gems and deep cuts without going broke, there’s one label to rule them all: Numero Group. Since 2003, Numero Group has been one of the world’s leading archival music labels, digging deep into music history to compile gorgeously-packaged collections of forgotten music from across the country. Numero Group’s records have become so sought after that even some of their re-issues have gone out of print—they’re only available at its factory outlet store in Chicago. That is, until now, when the Numero Group takes its back stock out on the road for a Factory Outlet tour across the country. Read more >>> The event begins at noon at Bossa Bistro, 2463 18th St. NW. Free. (202) 667-0088. bossadc.com. (Matt Cohen)
The “Taste of Shaw” gala, hosted by Shaw Main Streets, is tonight from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at The Howard Theatre. The event celebrates the booming hospitality business in the neighborhood. Expect an open beer and wine bar, plus unlimited cuisine and cocktails from neighborhood businesses like The Passenger, Buttercream Bakeshop, Kyirisan, Tiger Fork, Haikan, La Jambe, and more. Tickets are $80–$100, depending on when they’re purchased. A Taste of Shaw at Howard Theatre, 620 T St. NW. shawmainstreets.org. (Laura Hayes)
OH AND ALSO
National Geographic photographers Stephanie Sinclair and Pete Mullerdiscuss their work, which explores the ways different cultures view sex and gender, with their editor-in-chief Susan Goldberg at Grosvenor Auditorium. 7:30 p.m. at 1145 17th St. NW. $25.
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