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Ten years is an eternity in electronic music. That’s why Expansion Broadcast’s decade of mixes is worth celebrating: DJs affiliated with the D.C.-based website, run by Erictronica (Eric Masiello), have steadfastly tracked all the microdevelopments in deep-bass music and collated them into more than 500 podcasts for your edutainment. For its 10th anniversary party, Expansion imports Holland-born, London-based tech-funk producer Icicle to light the candles on its cake. The man is a scientist behind the synths, and his dark but vibrant music has the ability to attack your frontal lobe and your rear end. Read more >>> Icicle performs with D-Fect, Erictronica, Refugee, Whighzeguy, and Tsurugi at U Street Music Hall, 1115 U St. NW. $10. (202) 588-1880. ustreetmusichall.com. (Christopher Porter)
After snaking its way into northern Virginia around this time last year, Smashburger will open its first D.C. location today just north of Dupont Circle. The Denver-based burger joint will feature some menu items exclusive to the area, including the Capital Burger with aged Swiss, applewood-smoked bacon, and baby arugula on a brioche bun. A full menu can be found here. For something sweet, there are Oreo Nutter Butter and Butterfinger shakes. You can also grab local craft beers, including Devil’s Backbone Eight Point IPA. Smashburger, 1739 Connecticut Ave. NW. smashburger.com. (Ryan Bacic)
OH AND ALSO
Adams Morgan vintage shop Meeps hosts a yoga and new-age music session at the shop this evening—-with plenty of Capital Kombucha to go around. 8 p.m. at 2104 18th St. NW. $10 donation appreciated to benefit HIPS. More information on Facebook.
In need of advice? Head to Sixth & I Historic Synagogue for a chat with Emily Yoffe, better known as Slate’s “Dear Prudence.” She’ll discuss her most memorable letters with Slate editor David Plotz. 7 p.m. at 600 I St. NW. $20.
Beginning today, the Corcoran’s Gallery 31 presents works by senior citizens involved with the National Center for Creative Aging in Art Cart: Cherishing the Legacy. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. at 500 17th St. NW. $5–$10.
Alt-folk duo Shovels and Rope perform with anti-folk artist Shakey Graves at 9:30 Club. 7 p.m. at 815 V St. NW. $25.
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