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As unpredictable as the lineup may be from year to year, there’s one thing you can always count on at the Black Cat’s Run for Cover night: egregious puns. Now in its fifth incarnation, this annual charity event—in which local hipsters take the stage to emulate, or more often eviscerate, their idols—has produced such droll band-name zingers as Van Hurlin and the (Post) Modern Lovers. Gut-busting? Groan-inducing? Either way, the bands are certainly memorable: The legendary OIasis was such a hit that buttons bearing its name can still be found clinging to jackets throughout the city. As always, the lineup is kept strictly under wraps—but with rumors of Billy Idol and Jane’s Addiction acts appearing on this year’s bill, Run for Cover 5 already promises painful puns aplenty. Help raise some “Mony Mony” when the show begins at 9:30 p.m. at the Black Cat, 1811 14th St. NW. $10 (proceeds to benefit the Alkem Foundation). (202) 667-7960. (Aaron Leitko)