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In the steamy revelry of Mardi Gras 1994, a voodoo shaman reached into a bag of mojo and pulled out a band called Galactic. OK, so maybe that never really happened, but the band does embody everything a Mardi Gras party ought to, blending blues, funk, jazz, and hip-hop together into one big, weird melange of sound. Read more >>> Galactic performs with Ryan Montbleau at 7 p.m. at 9:30 Club, 815 V St. NW. $30. (202) 265-0930. 930.com. (Tim Regan)
For all you winos: the 15th Annual Washington, DC International Wine and Food Festival kicks off tonight at the Ronald Reagan Building. For $120, guests gain entry to today’s main event, where they can sample more than 100 highly rated wines, cocktails, and craft beers. The festival also features $45 master-class tastings. In addition, 40-plus wine artisans will showcase their products at the Festival Marketplace, which is open to the public for free from noon to 8 p.m. every day of the festival. The three-day festival runs Feb. 13 to 15. See the full list of master-class tastings and main events at the Wine & Food Festival’s website. Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center. 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. wineandfooddc.com. (Raphaella Baek)
OH AND ALSO
Most arts venues in town are closed today because of snow. Check our closures post throughout the day for updates.
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