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Don’t Be Bored: Jeffery Broussard

Jeffery Broussard

Jeffery Broussard has been playing zydeco music on various instruments for most of his life. By age 8, the French- and English-speaking Louisiana native was drumming in his father’s band, Delton Broussard & the Lawtell Playboys. That’s impressive for such a young kid, but even more so because his 10 older siblings must have been pretty stiff competition. By his teens, Jeffery was playing accordion, and from 1987 to 2005 he was singing and manning the squeezebox for Zydeco Force, a self-identified nouveau zydeco band that embraced funk and hip-hop. Broussard formed a more traditional zydeco band, the Creole Cowboys, in 2004. Now on the mic, fiddle, and accordion, his raspy vocals buoy the ensemble’s 4G-speed two-step numbers and waltzes alike. 8:30 p.m. at the Artisphere Ballroom. $15. (Steve Kiviat)

FILM

Today's the final day to catch the Noir City DC fest at AFI Silver Theatre and, today only, Montgomery College. Tonight's offerings: The Hunted and Angel Face with Robert Mitchum. See the schedule.

Over at Busboys on 5th and K streets NW, there's a showing of the labor film Bread & Roses, concerning a group of office cleaners—also undocumented immigrants—who go to war with their employers over abuse and lousy compensation. 6 p.m. Free.

While Jeffery Broussard is playing the ballroom, the film Stuff will be rolling in the Dome Theatre. Gist: When their fathers die, a Portland filmmaker and his carpenter buddy assume the responsibility of dealing with their dads' stuff. In the carpenter's case, that stuff is his father's ashes. 8 p.m. $6.

STORYTELLING

And I Am Not Lying, happening tonight at the Black Cat, promises to throw comedy, burlesque, and storytelling into one crazy bag. Check out the trailer. Wild and crazy! 8 p.m. backstage. $12.

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