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Check the rise in black lipstick sales: Goth is back, and Zola Jesus is ready to reap the benefits. Nika Roza Danilova grew up quiet and adventurous on a 100-acre forest in rural Wisconsin; now, she channels that isolation into her performance persona Zola Jesus, an experimental-pop and electronic singer-songwriter eking her way into the mainstream. Her slight frame and all-black wardrobe could make anyone mistake her for a coven’s Supreme, and her dark but accessible music never lets you forget it. Read more >>> Zola Jesus performs with Deradoorian at 8 p.m. at the Black Cat, 1811 14th St. NW. $15–$17. (202) 667-4490. blackcatdc.com. (Jordan-Marie Smith)
Shake Shack will be running a Super (frozen) Bowl special today through Feb. 1 called “Two-Pint Conversion.” Customers that buy one pint of Shake Shack’s frozen custard will receive a second free along with a mini custom Shake Shack football (while supplies last). Frozen custard is available in chocolate, vanilla, and the flavor of the week. Shake Shake, multiple locations. shakeshack.com. (Morgan Hines)
OH AND ALSO
As part of the “Fringe Music in the Library” series, Ian Svenonius presents “ESCAPE-ISM,” a narrative performance created using sound effect records, at the Petworth Library. 6 p.m. at 4200 Kansas Ave. NW. Free.
Red Bull’s Thre3style international DJ competition stops at U Street Music Hall to determine the DMV’s best DJ. Participants include As-One, Yurz Truley, Jeyone, Petey Complex, and 2014 global finalist Trayze. 9 p.m. at 1115 U St. NW. Free.
Flashpoint’s Mead Theatre Lab begins performances of Half-Life, a dark comedy that incorporates elements of physical theater to tell the story of a woman who’s assumed to be a zombie after getting bruised in a car accident. 8 p.m. at 916 G St. NW. $10–$20.
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