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Chances are, few Americans regularly consider the treatment of animals on their way to slaughter. But if we all watched the 2010 HBO biopic Temple Grandin, that might change. Grandin radically altered how livestock is treated nationwide based on her extensive research in animal neurology, but when she speaks at Sixth & I tonight, she won’t discuss the bovine brain: She’ll discuss her own and how autism affects it. You’ll learn a lot from Grandin, but her unabashed enthusiasm and impeccable Western shirts will have you appreciating the woman just as much as you appreciate her work. Read more >>> Temple Grandin speaks at 7:30 p.m. at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, 600 I St. NW. $12. (202) 408-3100. sixthandi.org. (Caroline Jones)
Chef Victor Albisu’s new South American grill Del Campo launches happy hour today with $7 drink specials, including select draft beers, wines, margaritas, mojitos, and more. (The cocktails normally range from $9 to $12.) The happy hour menu is available every day from 5 to 7 p.m. at the bar only. While you’re sitting there, enjoy some bar foods like grilled chicken liver toast, grilled beef antichucho, and a chivito sandwich. Del Campo, 777 I St. NW; (202) 289-7377; delcampodc.com. (Jessica Sidman)
OH AND ALSO
Japanese experimental rock trio Boris plays their greatest hits—-if you could call them that—-at Rock & Roll Hotel, including some tracks never before performed in the United States. Kentucky hardcore band Young Widows opens. Boris also plays the club tomorrow night. 8 p.m. at Rock & Roll Hotel, 1353 H St. NE. $15.
Tittsworth and Willy Joy spin tonight at U Street Music Hall along with Lemz. 10 p.m. at U Street Music Hall, 1119 U St. NW. $5.
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