In the latest mining of ’90s nostalgia, Fox announced last year that they would be bringing back its cherished, long-running sci-fi hit The X-Files for one more six-episode mini-season. The X-Files is perhaps my favorite TV show of all time, but I’ll be the first to admit: This new season looks like utter garbage. Give me the classic years: before Mulder and Scully became an item; back when The Smoking Man was still just a shadowy figure toying with Mulder’s obsession; and before that God-awful second movie. Playbackthetape—the District’s VHS screening series—will celebrate those golden years with a screening of three classic episodes from seasons three and four. Read more >>> The event begins at 7 p.m. at The Coupe, 3415 11th St. NW. Free. (Matt Cohen)


The restaurant and bar snow specials are already beginning. Rather than raiding your local grocery store, head to Carmine’s for 25 percent off all carryout orders today through Sunday. The Italian restaurant’s platters of spaghetti and meatballs or lasagna are big enough to get you through the weekend. The discount does not apply to dine-in orders and alcohol is not included. Carmine’s, 425 7th St. NW. (202) 737-7770. (Jessica Sidman)


Bilingual local rock band Elena y los Fulanos performs at the Black Cat Backstage with fellow D.C. rockers Near Northeast and Ballad’ve. 7:30 p.m. at 18111 14th St. NW. $10–$12.

Join the Balkan Bhangra Party at Tropicalia, where The Dhol Foundation, an Indian drum act, and Black Masala, a local Balkan-inspired brass band, come together for a lively night of entertainment. 8 p.m. at 2001 14th St. NW. $10–$15.

Linwood Taylor, the local bluesman who’s recorded with both H.R. and Albert Collins, brings his trio to Georgetown for an intimate set at Gypsy Sally’s. 8 p.m. at 3401 K St. NW. $10.

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