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In this city of wonks, many of which champion proper urban development, it’s no surprise that barstool chatter often slips into detailed debate over transportation issues: bike lane placement, driving versus taking the Metro, the need to develop walkable communities, and so on. What isn’t so usual is when the company involved includes some of the most knowledgeable folks on the subject. Tonight’s “Humanitini”—which I can assure you is a weekly “think-and-drink” gathering hosted by the Humanities Council of Washington, and not a vampiric cocktail celebration—brings together a panel of experts including representatives from government (the District Department of Transportation), advocacy groups (the Washington Area Bicyclist Association), blogs (Streetsblog, Greater Greater Washington), and even a traffic reporter to chat about the nitty-gritty of getting around. While there’s likely to be a progressive bent to the proceedings (read: Let’s get excited about bike racks and streetcars!), the panel’s diverse collection of minds means that the car-bound need not worry about being stuck in conversational gridlock. “Humanitini: The Coexistence of Trains, Cars, Bikes, and Humans” takes place at 6 p.m. at Tap and Parlour, 2001 11th St. NW. Free. (Aaron Morrissey)


Super-solid goth-poppers Lenorable celebrate the release of their new EP The Prince, alongside reliable locals Dangerosa and Last Tide. 8 p.m. at Black Cat Backstage, 1811 14th St. NW. $8.

And noise rockers The Plums continue their monthly residency along with openers Talk It, which is the newest band of former Eggs frontman/former WCP Managing Editor/new Romenesko Andrew Beaujon. 8 p.m. at Dynasty, 2210 14th St. NW. $5.

Photo by Darrow Montgomery.