Club cheval is the Voltron of underground electronic music. The group is composed of four French electronic music prodigies who have each had successful careers as DJs and producers in their own right, but their most magical music comes when they’re working together. Perhaps it’s because each member brings to the table different but complementary influences, be it French rap and electro, British rave nostalgia, or American R&B and hip-hop. Together, they connect dance music dots across the Atlantic Ocean and the English Channel as the successors to French predecessors Daft Punk and Justice. Read more >>> Club cheval performs at 9 p.m. at U Street Music Hall, 1115 U St. NW. $15–$25. (202) 588-1889. ustreetmusichall.com. (Chris Kelly)
The Royal‘s Paul Carlson went to great lengths to get his hands on a traditional Guatemalan shaved-ice machine, and now he’s putting it to good use. The LeDroit Park bar is serving four boozy, shaved-ice cocktails ($10-$13) ranging from a tiki-like “Trade Winds” with dark rum, pineapple, lime, and cinnamon to a frozen take on a Negroni. Try them with hot weather dishes from recently appointed Chef Anna Miller such as shrimp ceviche topped with popcorn ($16). The Royal, 501 Florida Ave. NW. (202) 332-7777. theroyaldc.com. (Laura Hayes)
OH AND ALSO
The Kennedy Center welcomes the touring company from Shakespeare’s Globe, which brings its production of The Merchant of Venice to the Eisenhower Theater. 7:30 p.m. at 2700 F St. NW. $69–$120.
Benjamin Clementine, winner of the 2015 Mercury Prize, performs his lyrical and poetic songs at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue. 8 p.m. at 600 I St. NW. $25–$28.
Two guitar legends, Buddy Guy and Jeff Beck, take the stage for an evening of rock and soul favorites at Wolf Trap’s Filene Center. 8 p.m. at 1551 Trap Road, Vienna. $30–$65.
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