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ToDo ToDay: Veronica Falls, Film Festivals, and Snow Day Boozin’

In indie-rock circles, fuzzy garage rock was all the rage last year. Ty Segall and Thee Oh Sees got national attention, and thousands of young people found their summer soundtrack when Japandroids went on a long, successful tour. This year is poised to be all about dream pop, garage rock’s more sensitive, depressed cousin. The English quartet Veronica Falls embodies the subgenre’s ethos: Through shimmering guitars, some of their songs lilt while others are a little more propulsive. Seeing the band live, you may be surprised by how hard they can shred. Read more >>> Veronica Falls performs with Cold Showers at 8 p.m. at the Black Cat Backstage, 1115 14th St. NW. $13-$15. (202) 667-4490. blackcatdc.com. (Alan Zilberman)

EAT THIS

Snow day equals drinking day. Lucky for you, there are plenty of Snowquester food and drink deals to be had at local bars and restaurants—from all day happy hour at Bethesda's Mussel Bar & Grille to five-cent burgers at Tenleytown's Z-Burger if it snows five inches. Check out our ultimate guide here(Jessica Sidman)

OH AND ALSO

Before venturing out, check our list of snow-related closings.

Tickets are now available for City Paper's "Best of D.C." fête on April 10. With more than 50 food and drink vendors and restaurants participating, you won't want to miss this. Get yours!

Update: The Festival's opening night has been postponed. The First Winter and Granny Baby will show at 8:45 p.m. on Thursday instead of tonight. Between Silverdocs, D.C. Shorts, the Spooky Movie Festival, the Washington Jewish Film Festival, and a handful of others, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the sheer amount of themed film series in this town. It’s also easy to forget about one of the best: the D.C. Independent Film Festival, which officially begins today. We don't love the festival's opening film, The First Winter (read our review on Arts Desk), but we've got high hopes for the rest of the slate. Read more >>>

We'd be remiss if we didn't also mention the Human Rights Watch Film Festival, which wraps up today at West End Cinema with a screening of Brother Number One. 7 p.m. at West End Cinema, 2301 M St. NW.

Arena Stage will still present Metamorphoses and Good People tonight at 7:30. The performance of Metamorphoses scheduled for noon today will now be presented on Wednesday, March 13. 7:30 p.m. at Arena Stage, 1101 6th St. SW. $55–$70.

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