Do you remember the scene in the 2014 movie Chef, beloved by suburban parents and sandwich lovers nationwide, in which Chef Carl, his son, and his business partner all sing along to a brass band version of Marvin Gaye’s “Sexual Healing?” The group behind that adaptation is Hot 8 Brass Band. Started in 1996 in New Orleans, the Hot 8 have become one of the nation’s most successful and popular brass bands, in part because of their infectious covers of popular songs. Read more >>> Hot 8 Brass Band performs with Viva la Hop at 7:30 p.m. at Jammin Java, 227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna. $20–$30. (703) 255-1566. jamminjava.com. (Justin Weber)
Get your first taste of forthcoming bar Truxton Inn tonight. Sister bar McClellan’s Retreat will host a pop-up from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. featuring drinks from the Truxton Inn’s “Recommendations” menu that features twists on classic cocktails. A percentage of the evening’s proceeds will support the Washington Humane Society. Truxton Inn is scheduled to open by the end of the month at 251 Florida Ave. NW. McClellan’s Retreat, 2031 Florida Ave. NW. (202) 265-6270. mcclellansretreat.com. (Laura Hayes)
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Electronic pop act Vita and the Woolf, a collaboration between Philadelphia musicians Jennifer Pague and Adam Shumski, takes the stage at the Black Cat Backstage with Margot MacDonald. 7:30 p.m. at 1811 14th St. NW. $12.
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