It’s been bitterly cold outside, so take refuge at one of the Smithsonian’s gems to see four of D.C.’s brightest musical talents. Online music magazine D.C. Music Download has invited experimental noise-pop act Stronger Sex to perform as part of the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s regular Luce Unplugged series. Infectiously poppy with wailing vocals and grinding synths, Stronger Sex creates private dance parties that beg for your best moves. Series programmers (including Washington City Paper) have consistently brought a breadth of talent to the museum every month, but it’ll be refreshing to see a more experimental set hold down the space, particularly if it shocks the unsuspecting tourists who wander through the gallery. Given Johnny Fantastic and Erik Sleight’s affection for bejeweled and cleverly painted getups, it’s high time for the group to get weird in an art museum. Stronger Sex performs at 5:30 p.m. at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, 8th and F Streets NW. Free. (202) 633-7970. americanart.si.edu.

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