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THURSDAY

To be seen on the scene is the raison d’etre of every scenester. Yet unseemly as it may seem, there comes a day when the threads of even the most die-hard scenester become unseamed, thus forcing him or her to depart the scene to seek new (read vintage) seams to be seen on the scene in. According to psychologists, these terrifying interludes of scene deprivation can seem fatal to your average scenester, for whom being unseen on the scene is equivalent to a state of nonexistence, soul death, or, worst of all, total irrelevance. Well, scenesters take heart. Scene Central, the Black Cat, is holding a Rock and Roll Garage Sale, complete with guest DJs and lots of entrepreneurial scenesters hawking scenewear and other such items. “Shop-N-Rock,” as it’s called, will give all you savvy scenesters the opportunity to scrounge up some new old seams without having to suffer the torments of being unseen by other scenesters, even for a single moment. It begins at 8:30 p.m. at the Black Cat, 1811 14th St. NW. Free. (202) 667-7960. (Michael Little)