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If you think you’re too mature to spend your Wednesday evening with a band called Diarrhea Planet, you’re dead wrong. In fact, dismissing the Nashville band for its name alone is a sign of your immaturity, the musical equivalent of judging a book by its cover. The band plays infectious party rock that sounds like a cross between Van Halen and Andrew W.K., but with more energy and musicianship than either. The band has played major South by Southwest showcases and basements in Columbia Heights, and no matter how small the venue, the group has an amazing knack for making its fans, new and old, go absolutely bonkers. Read more >>> Diarrhea Planet performs with Left & Right and Loud Boyz at 7:30 p.m. at the Black Cat, 1811 14th St. NW. $15. (202) 667-4490. blackcat.com. (Alan Zilberman)
In celebration of faux-holiday National Empanada Day, Rural Society will offer $5 empanadas and chorizos today on the (covered) patio from 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. A grill will be se up outside, and burgers and choripans (a type of sandwich with chorizo popular in Argentina) will also be available. Pair your meal with $6 glasses of Malbec and $3 Quilmes beer bottles. Wine vendors will also supply some free samples. Rural Society, 1177 15th St. NW. (202) 587-2629. dc.ruralsocietyrestaurant.com. (Jessica Sidman)
OH AND ALSO
Psychedelic rockers Quilt perform simple anthems from their new album, Held in Splendor, at the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage. 6 p.m. at 2700 F St. NW. Free.
Round House Theatre begins performances of its production of Uncle Vanya, the Chekhov classic that’s being revived with a new script by Annie Baker. 7:30 p.m. at 4545 East-West Highway, Bethesda. $25–$50.
Communion Night returns to DC9 with performances by indie pop acts Hey Rosetta!, Kevin Garrett, and Imagined Herbal Flows. 8:30 p.m. at 1940 9th St. NW. $13.
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