Head to a performance by the Woggles and you’ll feel like you’ve entered some sort of time warp. The Atlanta-based quartet formed in the late ’80s, but somehow the members are able to squeeze decades worth of rock ‘n’ roll influences into each of their songs. The Woggles’ creativity isn’t even limited to English: The band’s released several tracks entirely sung in Japanese, a throwback to the old surf-rock that made its way overseas. Even if the Black Cat doesn’t have a bonfire and waves crashing in the background, the Woggles can make you feel like you’re escaping D.C. for a tiny patch of paradise. Read more >>> The Woggles perform with Jake Starr and the Delicious Fullness and the Stents at 7:30 p.m. at the Black Cat Backstage, 1811 14th St. NW. $12. (202) 667-4490. blackcatdc.com. (Jordan-Marie Smith)
It’s a big week for beer in D.C. With the Brewers Association’s annual craft beer extravaganza, SAVOR, going on this weekend, restaurants and bars throughout the city are hosting beer-focused events all week. Tonight, find old and rare beers at Meridian Pint, or try some beer cocktails at Bourbon in Adams Morgan. Check out other highlights from the long roster of parties and tap takeovers on Young & Hungry. (Jessica Sidman)
OH AND ALSO
Head to Comet Ping Pong as local electronic act Olivia Neutron-John launches a tour and performs with Cold Beat and Sneaks. 9 p.m. at 5037 Connecticut Ave. NW. $12.
Anacostia Art Center opens its latest exhibition, “Nightwatch,” a 16′ by 9′ painting by local artist Jared Davis. Check it out this week in the center’s theater before Davis ceremonially destroys it on Saturday night. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 1231 Good Hope Road SE. Free.
Grunge act Dreamers takes the stage at DC9 with Atlanta’s Shantih Shantih and Gringo Starr. 8:30 p.m. at 1940 9th St. NW. $12.
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