Despite frequent lineup changes and the shuttering of nearly every club in Boston where the band played early on, shoegaze act Swirlies has reached its 25th anniversary. While the band started out with a more mellow, lo-fi guitar drive, its members’ latest offerings, as part of spin-off groups like the Yes Girls, possess a little more electricity. To celebrate this quarter-life milestone, the band reissued its 1993 album Blonder Tongue Audio Baton and will tour the country playing the album in its entirety. Read more >>> Swirlies performs with Big Hush at 7:30 p.m. at Black Cat, 1811 14th St. NW. $15. (202) 667-4490. Smith)


Just because the long holiday weekend is over, it doesn’t mean you have to stop gorging in celebration. For the month of July, Blue Duck Lounge at Park Hyatt Washington will serve an all-American cheese flight. For $30, you can try three one-ounce offerings of cheese and three three-ounces glasses of beer or wine. The special is offered daily from 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. The menu will change weekly. Beer choices include Flying Dog Dead Rise and Port City Optimal Wit. The cheeses, selected by cheese specialist Sophie Slesinger, include a sheep’s milk cheese from Vermont, goat cheese from Maine, and cow’s milk cheese from Pennsylvania. Blue Duck Lounge, 24th and M streets NW. (202) 419-6755. (Josh Solomon)


Arena rock band Imagine Dragons brings its Smoke + Mirrors tour to Verizon Center, along with opening acts Metric and Halsey. 7:30 p.m. at 601 F St. NW. $29.50–$69.50.

Presented as part of the Hip-Hop Theater Fest, Balon the Oomph That Keeps You There is a multidisciplinary look at D.C.’s gentrification and what it means for longtime residents. Check it out tonight on the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage. 6 p.m. at 2700 F St. NW. Free.

After some turmoil, the Fort Reno summer concert series begins this evening with performances by indie rock quartet East West HWY, guitarist and vocalist Sara Curtin of the Sweater Set, and ska band the Fuss. 7 p.m. at Nebraska Avenue and Chesapeake Street NW. Free.

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