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Helping Individual Prostitutes Survive, the nearly 20-year-old nonprofit that helps connect sex workers with much-needed medical and social resources in D.C., is making its foray into the art world. “Sex, Drugs, Rock ‘n’ Roll D.C.,” opening tonight, assembles pieces of art—mainly illustrations, paintings, and photographs—inspired and made by sex workers and drug users from the D.C. area and beyond. MORE >> (Ally Schweitzer)

The opening reception for “Sex, Drugs, Rock ‘n’ Roll D.C.” takes place from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Iron Horse Taproom, 507 7th St. NW. $20 donation requested. Exhibit on view through July 27.

In made-up-sounding holiday news, today is National Tequila Day. (Even if it’s not a real holiday, we won’t be complaining about this one.) In celebration, Mike Isabella‘s hip-Mex Georgetown spot Bandolero will be offering buy-one-get-one free tequila drinks from 4 p.m. to close. The deal applies to any of the restaurant’s 40-plus tequilas served neat, on the rocks, or in a cocktail. Bandolero, 3241 M St. NW; (202) 625-4488 (Jessica Sidman)


Choose your buzzy indie band! 2010 buzzy: Surfer Blood at Rock & Roll Hotel (7 p.m., $16). 2011 buzzy: Iceage and Dirty Beaches at Black Cat Backstage (8 p.m., $13). 2012 buzzy: Milo Greene and Family of the Year at DC9 (8:30 p.m., $10). Choices! So many.

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