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Watching James Brown (the D.C. club promoter—not the Godfather of Soul) take over the Black Cat is like stepping into an episode of The Twilight Zone or seeing your teacher at the mall. The surroundings are familiar, but there’s something incongruous about its cast of characters. That’s why “Bent,” the club’s new Sunday-night event, promises to be so much fun. Bolstered by his successes at the late Andalusian Dog and the semi-regular ABBA Parties, Brown decided to use “Bent” to bust the (not-so) invisible bounds of race, age, and sexual orientation that permeate the D.C. club scene. Go-go dancers of both genders will gyrate through strobe lights and fog as Brown, Cold Rice DJ Chris Lewis (a.k.a. In Cool Blood), and the Make-Up’s Steve Gamboa spin old-school disco and raw soul. Future weeks will feature a visit from Wigstock drag diva Lady Bunny, as well as a Carpenters tribute band. “Everyone tries to imitate what’s going on in New York and Miami—we’re definitely anti-that,” Brown recently declared. For the eye candy alone, “Bent” will surely be worth the cover charge. At 9 p.m. at the Black Cat, 1831 14th St. NW. $5. (202) 667-7960. (Dan Avery)