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Maybe you didn’t Fringe hard enough in August. Maybe you didn’t Fringe at all. Maybe you’re straight-up new to Fringe. But whatever your relationship with the Capital Fringe Festival, you can, beginning today, indulge in a brief reprisal of 11 popular shows from the fest’s June slate. It’s not quite the summertime’s menagerie of independent theater—and there probably won’t be cheap prosecco on tap—but you can catch performances that sold out, or perhaps just slipped by in your rush to make use of that 10-show pass. There’s fare for all ages and preferences here: Foggerty’s Fairy is a steampunkesque tale of erasing memories; Hugo Ball: A Super Spectacular Dada Adventure is a puppet show biography of the off-the-wall art movement’s founder; and Squirrel, or The Origin of a Species is a “psychosocial thought experiment” in which a rodent and Charles Darwin organize life forms. The best part? Cooler temperatures mean you’ll be able to make it through a performance without suffering heat stroke. Fall Fringe runs through Nov. 20 at The Shop at Fort Fringe, 607 New York Ave. NW. $20 per show. (866) 811-4111. (Alex Baca)
How cool is that moment in “Cruel”—-which, by the way, is the best song on St. Vincent‘s new Strange Mercy—-when the processed guitar comes in at the chorus and it sounds between pipe organ, toy horn, and sound effect? Just saying. The artist otherwise known as Annie Clark is 9:30 Club tonight. It is sold out.
Speaking of Annie Clark, she once sang with The National on a nice cover of “Sleep All Summer” by Crooked Fingers, who are at IOTA tonight. The Eric Bachmann-led group has a new album, Breaks in the Armor. $14. 8 p.m.
Non-jokey joke rapper Childish Gambino is at the Fillmore Silver Spring tonight. 7 p.m. $25.
Cul de Sac cartoonist Richard Thompson discusses his work and his influences at the Corcoran. 7 p.m. $20.