In celebration of the centennial of folklorist Alan Lomax’s birth, a group of the nation’s finest folk musicians have come together to hit the road under the banner “Treasures of the Archives Roadshow.” Headlining the tour are the Down Hill Strugglers, an old-time string band based in the wilds of Brooklyn. On this adventure, they perform with John Cohen from the New Lost City Ramblers; Jerron “Blindboy” Paxton; and Nathan Salsburg, who curates the Library’s Alan Lomax collection. Read more >>> Down Hill Strugglers perform with John Cohen and Jerron “Blindboy” Paxton at 6 p.m. at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage, 2700 F St. NW. Free. (202) 467-4600. kennedy-center.org. (Caroline Jones)
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See four short films from emerging Japanese directors at the Japanese Information and Culture Center as part of its New York Japan CineFest program. 6:30 p.m. at 1150 18th St. NW. Free; reservations required.
Seattle-based psych-pop band Truly has hit the road to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the release of its album Fast Stories… from Kid Coma. Tonight, the band brings the tour to DC9. 9 p.m. at 1940 9th St. NW. $10–$13.
Columbia Heights bar the Pinch hosts a local rock show featuring performances by Two Inch Astronaut and Tereu Tereu, as well as Richmond’s Lobo Marino and Dirty Dishes out of Los Angeles. Find more details on Facebook. 8 p.m. at 3548 14th St. NW. $7.
Psychedelic duo Dream Boat headlines a show at the Black Cat Backstage tonight. The group is joined by Colorado noise-pop act Strawberry Runners. 7:30 p.m. at 1811 14th St. NW. $10.
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