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With the release of his 2000 debut Aijuswanaseing, vocalist and sunglasses aficionado Musiq Soulchild entered the music world at the peak of the neo-soul subgenre’s popularity. Ten Grammy nods and five studio albums later, the Philly native still retains that Midas touch, which he’ll bring to the Howard Theatre to close the book on 2013. Read more >>> Musiq Soulchild performs at 10 p.m. at Howard Theatre, 620 T St. NW. $55–$175. (202) 803-2899. thehowardtheatre.com. (Julian Kimble)


Haven’t made New Year’s plans yet and don’t feel like throwing down $100? Check out Y&H’s top five picks for celebrating with good food and good drinks tonight—from all-you-can-eat tacos at El Chucho to Champagne cocktails at 2 Birds 1 Stone. (Jessica Sidman) 


If you want to ring in 2014 enjoying funk, ska, and Motown classics, head to Haydee’s in Mount Pleasant for TNT’s dance party. As an added bonus, everyone gets a free bubbly toast at midnight. Find more details on Facebook. 10 p.m. at 3102 Mount Pleasant St. NW. Free before 11 p.m., $5 after 11 p.m.

The Hamilton takes guests down to New Orleans tonight: Enjoy a gumbo dinner while Louisiana legend Dr. John performs with Wanda Jackson. 9:15 p.m. at 600 14th St. NW. $114.

For more ideas on how to spend your New Year’s Eve, consult our online list of events and parties.

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