Censor it all. Film, TV, music, politics, books, news, art—censor all of it. That’s the guiding principle of local radical punk Ian Svenonius’ latest essay collection, Censorship Now!! Wait a minute, has Spiv gone right-wing on us? Hardly. As he argues, there is no “underground” anymore. Corporations and big businesses have not only accepted boundary-pushing art but commodified and branded it so much that nothing can really be seen as controversial anymore. Thus, if you start censoring art again, it puts the sociopolitical power back in the hands of those underground artists. Read more >>> Ian Svenonius reads at 6:30 p.m. at Busboys and Poets 14th & V, 2021 14th St. NW. Free. (202) 387-7638. busboysandpoets.com. (Matt Cohen)
Teddy & The Bully Bar is throwing a birthday party for its namesake, Teddy Roosevelt, today beginning at 3 p.m. From 5 to 7 p.m. in the lounge, guests can partake in complimentary birthday cake and other snacks. Mint juleps—supposedly Teddy’s favorite—will be available for $8. A portion of the proceeds from the evening will go to City Wildlife Inc., a non-profit that helps rehabilitate wildlife in D.C. Teddy & The Bully Bar, 1200 19th St. NW. (202) 872-8700. teddyandthebullybar.com. (Jessica Sidman)
OH AND ALSO
Petworth’s Paperhaus hosts its last concert for a while tonight, when organizers welcome Leesburg, Va.-based indie punk band Passing Phases, Atlanta soulgaze act Shepherds, and D.C. experimental rockers the UVF Rays. 8:30 p.m. at 4912 3rd St. NW. Donations accepted.
Mississippi-born hip-hop artist Big K.R.I.T. headlines the Howard Theatre alongside opening acts Smoke DZA and Armani White. 8 p.m. at 620 T St. NW. $25–$100.
Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company begins performances of its latest show, Winners and Losers, about two friends whose drinking game quickly evolves form harmless fun to a serious discussion of race, class, and privilege. Read more in our Fall Arts Guide. 8 p.m. at 641 D St. NW. Pay what you can.
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