If you fancy yourself a David Sedaris or Hannah Horvath in the making, or if a date told you that at least you tell a good story, get to The Moth Story Slam post haste. Unlike some rigidly planned storytelling shows, at The Moth, audience members put their names in a hat when they arrive and hope they’ll be among the lucky 10 plucked from the audience for a shot on the big stage. The winner gets to perform again at a later championship show. Here’s one complication, however: the night’s theme isn’t revealed until doors open. Attendees then have 30 minutes to adapt their best true stories into something engaging and, like your high school geometry test, no notes are allowed. Read more >>> The performance begins at 6:30 p.m. at The Howard Theatre, 620 T St. NW. $10. (202) 803-2899. thehowardtheatre.com. (Diana Metzger)


Lambrusco Week kicks of tonight at The Partisan with a tasting party from 5:30 to 7 p.m. led by Neighborhood Restaurant Group Wine Director Brent Kroll. For $42, you can try 10 versions of the complex, fizzy red wine, plus charcuterie pairings from Nathan Anda. If you can’t make the party, the lambruscos will be available from today through Aug. 21. Purchase tickets on EventBrite. The Partisan, 709 D St. NW, (202) 524-5322. thepartisandc.com. (Laura Hayes)


Creative Music in DC and Select DC present an evening of experimental and improvised music at Adams Morgan’s Songbyrd Music House featuring Ahleuchatistas, Sarah Louise, and Teething Veils. 8 p.m. at 2477 18th St. NW. $15.

Atlanta-based rock act Gringo Star takes the stage at DC9 with Silent Old Mtns., an indie rock group out of Frederick, Maryland. 9 p.m. at 1940 9th St. NW. $12.

Ginkgoa, an electronic jazz duo based in New York and Paris that combines elements of pop and classical music, brings its lively dance party to the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage. 6 p.m. at 2700 F St. NW. Free.

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