Arts Desk

ToDo ToDay: Lessons From Wham City

Comedy fans who dislike comedy clubs, rejoice: Tonight, Baltimore collective Wham City brings its Wonder Showzen-, Tim and Eric-, and Everything is Terrible!-inspired anti-comedy show to house venue Subterranean A. The group is touring its  newest “seminar” series, in which it covers hot topics like making money and the effects of alien advertising on humans. The six-plus-member group is better known as the comedy component of Dan Deacon’s artistic amoeba, but Wham City is also a true democratic art collective that embraces visual art, film, and all kinds of comedy. Consequently, the group's act—like a modern-day vaudeville crossed with a TED Talk send-up, a choose-your-own-adventure book, and an improv show—is difficult to categorize. But there’s a good chance it offers something for everyone, as long as everyone opens their minds. Wide. The show begins at 8 p.m. at Subterranean A. $8. Visit subterranean-a.tumblr.comfor more information. (Brandon Wetherbee)

MUSIC

It's vaguely ambient metal night: Alcest performs with deafheaven, Black Clouds, and Auroboros at 7:30 p.m. at DC9, 1940 9th St. NW. (202) 483-5000.

FILM

Brazil...where hearts were entertaining June, we stood beneath an amber moon, and softly murmured someday soon...Terry Gilliam's cult dystopian classic Brazil shows at 7 p.m. at AFI Silver Theatre, 8633 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. $11.50. (301) 495-6700. Nope. this isn't happening. Sorry!

EATS

The newish (and purportedly more authentically MexicanTortilla Coast in Logan Circle this week extended its happy hour by a whole half-happy-hour. Another change that's designed to drive up the contentment factor: food specials. Pick from tamales with barbacoa chicken, crispy pulled chicken taquitos and chicken quesadilas with chihuahua cheese, each priced at $5.95. A ceviche acapulco, featuring Mexican shrimp in a tomato and citrus broth with avocado, onions and cilantro, is also available for $7.95. Ordering on weeknights in the bar from 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. saves you a buck or three off the regular price of each dish. Another perk: It soaks up all that cheap sangria in your stomach. Tortilla Coast, 1460 P St. NW, (202) 629-3280. (Chris Shott)

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