Politics these days is full of phony outrage. Someone affiliated with the Democratic Party says Ann Romney hasn’t worked a day in her life? Quick, start demanding apologies! The cable news networks, in fact, are so full of artificial umbrage that it’s easy to forget what real raging indignation sounds like. Until you hear Lewis Black, of course. Black’s regular sets on The Daily Show and HBO specials are full of sputtering, arm-waving, laugh-to-keep-from-crying moments, all sparked by the legitimately impudent things that go on in federal Washington every day. MORE >> (Mike Madden)

Lewis Black performs at 8 p.m. tonight through Saturday at the Warner Theatre, 513 13th St. NW. $49.50–$75. warnertheatredc.com. (202) 783-4000.


Jackson 20 in Alexandria is hosting a five-course dinner with canned beer tastings tonight. Chef Brian McPherson‘s menu will include a chicken liver PB&J, cocoa butter based Muscovy duck breast, and Ventrèche-wrapped monkfish with farro, pumpkin, kale, and a bitter American beer gastrique. The dishes will include herbs and veggies from the restaurant’s rooftop garden. Jackson 20, which claims to have one of the largest canned beer menus in the area, will also lead guess through pairings with canned beers from independent breweries. The 7 p.m. dinner is $55 (pre-tax and tip).For reservations, call (703) 842-2790. Jackson 20, 480 King St., Alexandria; jackson20.com. (Jessica Sidman)


Plenty of bands spend way less than two days making their video promos, so participating in the 48 Hours Film Music Video Project was probably a snap for local filmmakers and musicians. Do I need to explain how this thing worked? See the results of the ad-hoc collaborations tonight at 7:15 and 9 p.m. at AFI Silver Theatre, 8633 Colesville Road, Silver Spring. $10.

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