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During the silent film era, it was common for a pianist, organist, or guitarist to accompany a screening and provide the music in real time. While advances in technology made the need for this obsolete, the idea of live soundtracks is still a romantic one. Here in D.C., Shaolin Jazz takes things a step further by remixing soundtracks to classic kung fu movies live with their monthly Can I Kick It? series. DJ 2-Tone Jones uses soul, hip-hop, and funk tracks to transform old films into something made for today’s remix culture. This month’s selection is 1979’s The Fearless Young Boxer, a.k.a Method Man. Read more >>> The event begins at 6 p.m. at Songbyrd Music House and Record Cafe, 2477 18th St. NW. Free. (202) 450-2917. songbyrddc.com. (Justin Weber)
Chipotle Mexican Grill is feeling charitable today. From 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., 50 percent of all proceeds will benefit the Washington Humane Society–Washington Animal Rescue League. The catch is that you have to mention the fundraiser at the register. If there was ever a day for an office field trip to Chipotle, this is it. All downtown D.C. locations will be participating, as well as shops in Silver Spring, Bethesda, and Rockville. (Laura Hayes)
OH AND ALSO
Singer and guitarist David Crosby has seen a lot in his 75 years and tonight at the Birchmere, he shares songs and stories collected throughout his life. 7:30 p.m. at 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. $90.50.
For throwback rock of a different sort, head to Wolf Trap’s Filene Center, where ’90s alt-rock icons Goo Goo Dolls, Collective Soul, and Tribe Society perform. 7:30 p.m. at 1551 Trap Road, Vienna. $32–$55.
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