The multilingual music of France-born Spanish vocalist Manu Chao, from its brassy interludes to its delicate lyricism, has such a broad appeal that pretty much anyone can find something to enjoy about it. In my experience, this includes Deadheads, Argentine expats, and classic rock-loving yuppies. That being said, expect a diverse crowd at Tropicalia’s tribute to Chao—he won’t appear but a band will interpret classics from his days as a member of Mano Negra and his current work as a solo artist. Because his songs are so unique (on any given album, he’ll jump from quiet flamenco ballads to heavier ska and reggae tracks or even a musical tribute to soccer player Diego Maradona), they’re perfect for a diverse evening like this one. If you want to show off your footwork, hope the band strikes up “La Rumba de Barcelona.” As the night winds down and you need some courage to approach the cute person across the room, the song you’ll want to hear is “Me Gustas Tu.” The show begins at 9 p.m. at Tropicalia, 2001 14th St. NW. $15–$20. (202) 629-4535. tropicaliadc.com.