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It’s been bitterly cold outside, so take refuge at one of the Smithsonian’s gems to see four of D.C.’s brightest musical talents. Online music magazine D.C. Music Download has invited experimental noise-pop act Stronger Sex to perform as part of the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s regular Luce Unplugged series. Infectiously poppy with wailing vocals and grinding synths, Stronger Sex creates private dance parties that beg for your best moves. Given Johnny Fantastic and Erik Sleight’s affection for bejeweled and cleverly painted getups, it’s high time for the group to get weird in an art museum. Read more >>> Stronger Sex performs at 5:30 p.m. at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, 8th and F Streets NW. Free. (202) 633-7970. americanart.si.edu. (Jordan-Marie Smith)


Vendetta‘s bocce courts won’t be around much longer. The H Street NE bar will replace them with brewing equipment later this year as it transitions into a brewpub serving Southern comfort food. Granville Moore‘s owner Teddy Folkman and Maison Dixon Hot Chicken pop-up founder Adam Cox recently came on as partners. As they prepare for the transition, Folkman is taking over the kitchen and just introduced a new “Long Island red sauce” Italian menu. New offerings include build-your-own pasta with a choice of noodles, sauces, proteins, and vegetables. There are also a number of sandwiches with stuffings like eggplant parmesan or meatballs. Read more on Young & Hungry. Vendetta, 1212 H St. NE. (202) 399-3201. vendettadc.com. (Jessica Sidman)


Experimental rock trio Heavy Breathing performs at the Black Cat Backstage with two other local acts, The Effects and Puff Pieces. 7:30 p.m. at 1811 14th St. NW. $10.

Honor the memory of David Bowie at the Birchmere, where Holy Holy, a group featuring Bowie’s longtime producer Tony Visconti and Woody Woodmansey, performs The Man Who Sold the World in its entirety. 7:30 p.m. at 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. $39.50.

Get down at Bossa, where Zedicus and Abyssinia Roots, a local funk and reggae group with roots in Ethiopia, Eritrea, the U.S., and the Caribbean, performs a lively set. Find more details on Facebook. 9 p.m. at 2463 18th St. NW. $5.

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