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Some people find talking cans of mixed vegetables funny, and some do not. If you do, you may already know about the Sixth and I Synagogue-sponsored screening of David Wain and Michael Showalter’s Wet Hot American Summer, the 2001 Jewish summer camp satire starring Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler, Molly Shannon, and a slew of comedians from Comedy Central and the Cartoon Network’s “Adult Swim” programming. Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, the film has a reputation as a dorm-room classic, and rumors are swirling that its mostly successful cast is considering a prequel. Until that happens, this screening with a costume contest, s’mores, and trivia at the Capitol Skyline Hotel will have to fill the void. Given Wet Hot’s cult following and infinitely quotable non sequiturs, come prepared for a lively atmosphere rivaling that of Camp Firewood, especially during the film’s culminating scene that includes a famously salty revelation from that chatty can of veggies. (Matt Siblo) At 7:30 p.m. at the Capitol Skyline Hotel. $12 admission includes a drink and a s’more.
Here’s a secret: Spencer Krug’s Moonface might actually be the most interesting spin-off of Wolf Parade. Better than Handsome Furs! Better than Krug’s own Sunset Rubdown! And the most limited: A 2010 release, Dreamland EP: Marimba and Shit-Drums, featured, um, marimba and shit-drums. The new Moonface record, Organ Music Not Vibraphone Like I’d Hoped, is also self-explanatory. It’s danceable and ecstatic but also the right pitch of desperate. Highly recommended. With Flow Child at 9 p.m. at Black Cat Backstage. $12.
Local mp3 blog All Things Go—-whose regular showcases I spotlighted in WCP‘s Summer Music Guide—-and Neon Gold Records host a show with live sets from Penguin Prison and Reptar and DJ sets from RAC and Brenton Duvall. At 9 p.m. at U Street Music Hall. $8-$10.
Really strong Fort Reno lineup tonight: Button-pushing dance punks SPRCSS, The Ambulars, and Fell Types. At 7:15 p.m. Free.
WCP‘s Brandon Wetherbee thinks Kyle Grooms is worth your time. “He’s able to appeal to both the mainstream Leno audience and the cynical Letterman bunch. His material is general enough to get a laugh from an 18 or 80-year-old.” Inclusive! 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. at GALA Hispanic Theatre. $15.
Fringe! One good bet, according to our Fringe & Purge: T-O-T-A-L-L-Y!