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Spend an evening sipping exceptional cocktails while helping a good cause, 826DC, the Washington branch of the nonprofit creative writing and literacy organization founded by author Dave Eggers. The open-bar event at the Gibson lasts from 8 p.m. to midnight.
Social networking meets theater in “e-Geaux (beta),” which premiered during this summer’s Fringe Festival and uses audience members’ Facebook profiles to create an uproarious improv performance.
Afropean pop duo Les Nubians showcase songs from their latest album at the Black Cat with up-and-comer Akua Allrich.
The monthly Nerd Nite turns two, and you can head to DC9 on Saturday night to learn more about the less common side of veterinary science, the latest research into lemurs and the long history of mediums, UFOs and other pseudoscientific topics.
Bob Boilen of NPR’s “All Songs Considered” and NPR’s music librarian Robert Goldstein join artist Robin Rose at Hemphillto discuss the relationship between visual art and music, in conjunction with Rose’s new music-inspired exhibition “The Big Payback.”