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Hip-hop has long been a young man’s game, and they don’t come much younger—or more divisive—than Philly rap upstart Lil Uzi Vert. Fusing the Auto-Tuned trap rap popularized in Atlanta with touches of EDM sizzle and emo-pop melodies, the 22-year-old confounds hip-hop fans who prize wordplay and lyricism above everything else. Taking a cue from collaborator Gucci Mane, the self-described East Atlanta Santa will spend two nights of the holiday season at the Fillmore for a show he’s calling “A Very Uzi Christmas.” For rap traditionalists, Uzi’s Christmas spirit is the one thing that connects him to everyone from Run DMC (“Christmas in Hollis”) to Snoop Dogg (“Santa Claus Goes Straight to the Ghetto”). Read more >>> Lil Uzi Vert performs at 8 p.m. at the Fillmore, 8656 Colesville Road, Silver Spring. $36.50. (301) 960-9999. fillmoresilverspring.com. (Chris Kelly)
A soccer-themed tavern that serves Mexican food opened in Ivy City last week. Catch a match at Dock FC while you eat tacos (three for $9), grilled avocado guacamole ($6), and ceviche ($14). Drinks include local beers, $12 cocktails, and $6 glasses of wine. The bar is from restaurateur Ari Gejdenson who also operates Ari’s Diner next door. Dock FC, 1400 Okie St. NE. (202) 450 2150. dockfcdc.com. (Laura Hayes)
OH AND ALSO
Raise funds for worthy causes while hearing sets from Rare Essence, Black Alley, Crossrhodes, Chrisette Michelle, and others at R&B vocalist Raheem DeVaughn’s annual holiday charity concert at the Howard Theatre. 8 p.m. at 620 T St. NW. $40–$80.
Virginia-based psych rock band Kendall Street Company headlines a show at Gypsy Sally’s with opening acts Boy Named Banjo and Moose Kick. 8 p.m. at 3401 K St. NW. $10.
The Radiographers, an indie rock outfit out of College Park, plays the Black Cat Backstage with Fuzzqueen and Caz Gardiner. 7:30 p.m. at 1811 14th St. NW. $10.
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