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To outsiders of the D.C. punk scene, its story most likely ends when Fugazi announced its indefinite hiatus in 2002. This could not be further from the truth. The fact is, the MacKaye and Rollins-era of harDCore inspired a new generation of young punks to forge their own scene. But for the first time, D.C.’s DIY punk scene of the mid-‘00s onward gets the same reverential treatment as the ‘80s and ‘90s scene through a new book, This Was My Night & This Was a Lot of Other Nights, which compiles show reviews, interviews, articles, and concert photography from shows between 2005 and 2013. It’s a rich and dense book that proves today’s scene is as strong—if not stronger—than it ever was. At the book’s official release party on Monday, newish locals Scanners and Mirror Motives—both made up of longtime scene veterans featured in the book—will perform. Read more >>> Scanners and Mirror Motives perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Black Cat Backstage, 1811 14th St. NW. $10. (202) 667-4490. blackcatdc.com. (Matt Cohen)
The Partisan‘s Beer Director Greg Engert and Wine Director Brent Kroll will go head-to-head in a food pairing battle tonight. Chefs Nate Anda and Thomas Harvey will prepare a three-course meal, including wild boar pate and lardo with fried bread and honey; rotisserie pork loin with wild mushroom crust, cauliflower and ricotta ravioli, and pea shoots; and roasted lamb shoulder with lamb merguez sausage, coriander yogurt, and flatbread. Each course will come with three pours of wine and three of beer. Diners will rate which pairs best with each course to determine which beverage director wins. The dinner, $65 per person, begins at 7 p.m. Call (202) 524-5322 in advance for reservations. The Partisan, 709 D St. NW. thepartisandc.com. (Jessica Sidman)
OH AND ALSO
Orchestral pop ensemble Mother Falcon takes the stage at Rock & Roll Hotel with two local experimental pop acts, Near Northeast and Stranger in the Alps. 8 p.m. at 1353 H St. NE. $15.
Learn how to make the most of your hours in bed when media magnate Arianna Huffington discusses her new book, The Sleep Revolution: Transforming Your Life, One Night at a Time, at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue. 7:45 p.m. at 600 I St. NW. $30–$45.
For a dose of humor and music, head to 9:30 Club for Puddles Pity Party, in which a clown performs a set of melancholy-laced pop covers. 7 p.m. at 815 V St. NW. $30.
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