Before you go to one of Jucifer’s shows, make sure you can cope with a 15-speaker wall. Metal lovebirds Ed Livengood and Gazelle Amber Valentine care about rock and want to make sure you do, too. With a sludge-laden sound and battling angelic and demonic vocals, the Georgia-born band has dedicated itself to the metal life. In a city where many bands consider themselves a part of the DIY scene, Jucifer fits right in when it comes to screaming truth to power. Livengood and Valentine also have a penchant for specifically calling federal Washington out on its mishegoss. Read more >>> Jucifer performs with Stonewalled at 7:30 p.m. at the Black Cat Backstage, 1811 14th St. NW. $10. (202) 667-4490. (Jordan-Marie Smith)
The owners of Roscoe’s Neapolitan Pizzeria and Taqueria el Poblano have teamed up to open a new Takoma Park restaurant called TACO-ma Yucatan Chicken. The restaurant offers tacos, quesadilla, and Yucatan chicken plus tequilas, margaritas, and sangrias. Eventually, the restaurant will expand to brunch with huevos rancheros and breakfast burritos. TACO-ma Yucatan Chicken, 353 Cedar St. NW. (202) 450-5933. facebook.com/TACO-ma-Yucatan-Chicken. (Jessica Sidman)
OH AND ALSO
Expect plenty of holiday jams at Gypsy Sally’s when Cris Jacobs, Mookie Siegel, John Ginty, Dave Markowitz, and Ed Hough present “A Very Jerry Christmas.” 8:30 p.m. at 3401 K St. NW. $12–$14.
Songwriter Jesse Marchant performs an intimate show at DC9 with opening act Heather Woods Broderick. 9 p.m. at 1940 9th St. NW. $10–$12.
Head to E Street Cinema for the D.C. premiere of An Act of Love, a feature-length documentary about the activists who fought for the inclusion of LGBT individuals in the United Methodist Church. RSVP and find more details on Eventbrite. 7 p.m. at 555 11th St. NW. $7.32.
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