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Looking for an opportunity to get a taste of Juggalo culture without being completely surrounded by Juggalos? It’s not easy. Most of the time, it’s kind of an all-or-nothing thing. But this Kittie show at Jaxx might be the ticket. (Read more)


The Scotsmen of Optimo are well-known for screwing with the predictability of club DJing. JD Twitch and JG Wilkes don’t stick to variants on techno and house—-they throw it allllll in there. The result is a DJ set that doesn’t assume the audience is a bunch of dolts. 10 p.m. at U Street Music Hall. Free with RSVP; $10 without.

Brightest Young Things’ Family Hemerlein series returns, this time with comedian Lafayette Wright and musician Meredith Bragg. 7 p.m. at Gibson Guitar Room. $15 plus fees.


This could be awesome: Drew Magary‘s debut novel, The Postmortal, imagines a world where no one dies of old age. Cue massive societal collapse. The author discusses the book at 7 p.m. at Politics & Prose. Free.


The National Portrait Gallery hosts an invention- and innovation-themed pop quiz/happy hour. Music provided by DJ Maskell. 5:30 p.m. in the Kogod Courtyard. Free.