The occasional night of karaoke with friends can be a welcome shake-up for your average happy hour — a night at Recessions, perhaps?

For the truly talented and musically inclined, though, there's District Karaoke, the second karaoke league of its kind in the United States. Teams decked out in costumes and armed with props perform for 10 weeks, hoping to take part in the citywide finals.

Eight teams from this year's fall league are competing at Penn Social tonight. Audience members and guest judges will vote through three rounds of singing -- a solo round, a duet or trio round and a group round. The sing-off starts at 7 p.m. and onlookers receive $4 Peroni drafts and $16 pitchers.

Find out more about last year's third-place finisher, Team The More We Drink, the Better You Sound:

Team "The More We Drink, The Better You Sound" belted louder, crooned sweeter and wiggled smoother than five other teams in this social, competitive karaoke league. To be the best, there was one performance left: The city wide finals. (Brad Horn/The Washington Post)