Despite endless clamoring from fans, Blake Schwarzenbach maintains that there’s no Jawbreaker reunion on the horizon. Why? He’s too busy writing, recording, and touring with his latest band, forgetters—-irreverently spelled without the capital F. Born out of the ashes of Schwarzenbach’s short-lived project, The Thorns of Life, forgetters play a particular brand of post-hardcore that teases its pop-punk and emo upbringing while still trying to grow up and try something new. Read more >>> forgetters performs with Typefighter and The Rememberables at 8:30 p.m. at DC9, 1940 9th St. NW. $10. (202) 483-5000. dcnine.com. (Matt Cohen)
Did you have to work on New Year’s Eve or want to celebrate twice? Jack Rose Dining Saloon is hosting the Third Annual Bartender New Year Bash with Rémy Martin. The party includes drinks, food, prizes, and a Champagne toast at midnight. Starts at 10 p.m. RSVP to email@example.com. Jack Rose Dining Saloon, 2007 18th St. NW. (202) 588-7388; jackrosediningsaloon.com.
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Latin bugalu band Spanglish Fly will bring the sounds of ’60s Spanish Harlem to the Millennium Stage this evening. 6 p.m. at the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage, 2700 F St. NW. Free.
Today’s the last chance to see artist Kesha Bruce‘s magical and spiritual paintings. Her show at Morton Fine Art closes this evening. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Morton Fine Art, 1781 Florida Ave. NW. Free.