In D.C., artists seem to always be working on multiple projects. Take aggro punk band Joy Buttons, which came together last August and includes guitarist Ryan McLaughlin of Typefighter, vocalist Brandon Moses of Paperhaus, drummer and former Pray for Polanksi member Dan Ramspacher, and guitarist Erik Sleight of Lightfoot and Mittenfields. None of these guys is known for wailing guitar riffs or blood-flecked screaming, but together, that’s what they deliver. Read more >>> Joy Buttons perform with Thundermilk and The Obsessives at 7:15 p.m. at Fort Reno Park. Free. fortreno.com.
José Andrés is celebrating the10th birthday of his swanky avant-garde restaurant Minibar with an open house tonight from 5 to 9 p.m. The free public event will involve tastings of Andrés’ take on the Philly cheese steak plus tours of both Minibar and the adjoining cocktail lab Barmini. One lucky guest will win a golden ticket (a la Willy Wonka), granting him or her dinner for two at the exclusive 12-seat restaurant. Not bad, considering dinner for one costs $225 before drink, tax, or tip. Minibar, 855 E St. NW. (202) 393-0812. minibarbyjoseandres.com. (Sarah Kaplan)
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Most theaters are dark tonight, but the drama continues over on our Fringe & Purge blog. Find out what shows to check out when most Fringe performances resume tomorrow.
R&B songstress and actress Jill Scott performs at Wolf Trap with Raheem DeVaughn. Slam poetry group Fiveology opens the show. 8 p.m. at 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. $40–$95.
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