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Any time a man calling himself “uncle” offers to entertain you (in a non-creepy way, of course) there’s almost a guarantee of good times. Just look at Uncle Miltie, Uncle Buck, or good old Uncle Luke. The latest man to try to entice people into hanging out with him by claiming to be kin is Quartermaine AKA Darryl Francis AKA Uncle Q of the Brooklyn-born, D.C.-bred hip-hop group Critically Acclaimed. Francis is the namesake/host/mastermind of Uncle Q’s Living Room, a weekly party that takes place every Thursday night at Bourbon. Uncle Q, along with Harry Hotter and DJ Dredd (who has been whipping people into a frenzy with his popular Versus series) will be spinning soul, funk, disco, boogie, R&B, hip-hop, reggae, and house. The party goes into the wee hours, and the DJs won’t let up until you cry…oh, you know.
Uncle Q’s Living Room takes place at 8 P.M. every Thursday at Bourbon, 2321 18th St. NW. $5–10. (202) 332-0801.