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When Arish Ahmad Khan, the Berlin-residing Canadian bandleader of garage-rock and soul ensemble King Khan and the Shrines takes the stage, he dons a crown of ostrich feathers and wails songs with titles like “Of Madness I Dream,” “Land of the Freak,” and “I Wanna Be a Girl.” Khan, who calls himself a “screamin’ Bollywood Wilson Pickett,” also pens lyrics that mix sophomoric humor and more universal emotions, while the music incorporates 1960s-style fuzztone guitar, honking horns, and funky organ rhythms. With a new Shrines recording in process, it’s possible the energetic Khan will be strolling the stage feverishly chanting new songs as well as old. Read more >>> King Khan and the Shrines perform with Giorgio Murderer at 7:30 p.m. at The Black Cat, 1811 14th St. NW. $10. (202) 667-4490. blackcatdc.com. (Steve Kiviat)


As part of a 110-year anniversary special, Occidental Grill & Seafood is offering throwback dinners on Thursdays through June. Specials include a $32 rabbit cacciatore stuffed with spinach and red pepper and served over creamy polenta with spring vegetables as well as an $8 peach melba dessert featuring local poached peaches, mascarpone ice cream, and a pomegranate and raspberry sauce. The restaurant will also offer its variation of the Moscow Mule—housemade ginger beer with lemongrass and cumin—for $13. Occidental Grill & Seafood 1475 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. (202) 783-1475. occidentaldc.com. (Robin Eberhardt)


Local radio station WPGC celebrates its birthday with a party at the Howard Theatre featuring performances by Fat Joe, Desiigner, Young Greatness, and Tabi Bonney. 7 p.m. at 620 T St. NW. Free tickets available from WPGC.

South Carolina-based southern rock outfit Susto takes the stage at Rock & Roll Hotel with opening act Justin Jones. 8 p.m. at 1353 H St. NE. $14.

For an edgier sound, head to 9:30 Club, where British alternative punk outfit The Heavy performs. 7 p.m. at 815 V St. NW. $25.

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