Arts Desk

ToDo ToDay: Sloan! Slater Milkshakes!

Sloooooooooooan! The Toronto-via-Halifax indie rockers have been kicking it for more than 20 years now, steadily releasing albums and touring as if they put out 1992’s Peppermint EP yesterday. Tonight, the band plans to play the entirety of its second album, Twice Removed, which it recently reissued as a three-LP deluxe edition.  Sloan’s sweet harmonies, well-placed handclaps, slick and singable choruses, and super-simple lyrics come across better today than they did in the mid-’90s, and should fill up Black Cat’s Backstage in short order. Read More >>> (Alex Baca)

Sloan performs at 8 p.m. at Black Cat Backstage, 1811 14th St. NW. $15.blackcatdc.com. (202) 667-4490.

EAT THIS

Restaurateurs Eric and Ian Hilton opened their newest restaurant, Satellite Room, just behind the 9:30 Club this week. The '60s-style diner serves up burgers, tacos, and lots of plates with brown gravy (meatloaf, fried chicken, chicken fried steak). Diners can chase the food down with $10 boozy milkshakes. Among the ten selections: Vincent Vega (vanilla with Bulleit Bourbon), A.C. Slater (avocado with tequila), and Frank Costello (chocolate mint with Bushmills Irish Whiskey). Satellite Room, 2047 9th St. NW. (Jessica Sidman)

OH AND ALSO

Oh, beautiful for spacious sand dunes... The Phillips Collection invites you to ruminate on the majesty of the natural world with its new exhibit, "Picturing the Sublime." (On view through January 13 at the Phillips Collection, 1600 21st St. NW. $12).

Tryst unveils its newly hung art and celebrates autumn with a tasting of Chimay beers. Just be careful not to trip over any errant power cords. (7 p.m. at Tryst, 2459 18th St. NW. Free).

Italian electro-rock bands Subsonica and Negrita share a bill at the Howard Theatre. Tight pants not included. (8 p.m. at the Howard Theatre, 620 T St. NW. thehowardtheatre.com. $40).

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