The black basement of U Street Music Hall makes for a fine dance-music venue, but it’s not an atmosphere where you’d expect to find Phil Elverum, whose refracted indie folk channels the green, brown, and blue hues of the Pacific Northwest. But the former Microphones songwriter will be on the dance floor as Mount Eerie, the moniker he’s used since 2003. Read more >>> (Reese Higgins)

Mount Eerie performs with Secret Mountains and DJ Sean Peoples at 8 p.m. at 1115 U St. NW. $12–$14.


Lately, Dupont Underground has been thrust back under the spotlight, mostly because of the stepped-up fundraising efforts of the Arts Coalition for the Dupont Underground. Tonight, there’s even more Dupont Underground fantasizing to be done, because author James Huckenpahler is reading from his short-story collection Metamonument, which imagines the “potential futures” of the subterranean trolley tunnels. 6:30 p.m. at the Goethe-Institut, 812 7th St. NW. Free.

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