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ToDo ToDay: Wu-Tang Wednesdays! Forward Festival!

Yo, if you follow the Wu-Tang Clan on Facebook you know that certain days of the week are already reserved for specific categories: Tuesdays are for “Wu-Mamis,” under-30 females of various ethnic backgrounds who take selfies while wearing Wu-Tang T-shirts. Wednesdays are for music, which is the Wu-Tang Clan’s core competency. So it’s subculturally appropriate that the Satellite Room is hosting its own Wu-Tang Wednesdays. Now, instead of hearing some obscure U-God cut on your computer while eating corn chips, you can go to the Satellite Room and share in some communal Wu-ness. Read more >>> Wu-Tang Wednesday begins at 10 p.m. every Wednesday at The Satellite Room, 2047 9th St. NW. Free. (202) 506-2496. satellitedc.com. (Joe Warminsky)

EAT THIS

Taqueria Nacional and BakeHouse both open their doors near 14th Street NW today. Head to Taqueria Nacional for carnitas, fish, lamb, and a variety of other tacos as well as tostadas, quesadillas, and yucca fries. For dessert, hop on over to BakeHouse for cookies, cupcakes, tarts, candy, and more. The bakery also has a wide selection of morning options like breakfast sandwiches, scones, muffins, and biscuits. Taqueria Nacional, 1409 T St. NW. (202) 299-1122. taquerianacional.com. BakeHouse, 1407 T St. NW. (202) 299-9042. bakehousedc.com. (Jessica Sidman)

OH AND ALSO

Comedian Bo Burnham gets goofy at his stand-up show at the Lisner Auditorium. 8 p.m. at the Lisner Auditorium, 21st and H streets NW. $29.50.

In conjunction with its exhibit "Nam June Paik: Global Visionary," the Smithsonian American Art Museum screens several of the artist's films tonight. 6:30 p.m. at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, 8th and F streets NW. Free.

In the mood for electronic music? Head to Tropicalia for the kickoff of FORWARD, a five-day festival celebrating electronic creative culture. Performers include Bill Kouligas, R Rose, and Beautiful Swimmers. 9 p.m. at Tropicalia, 2001 14th St. NW. $10.

The Urban Corps festival continues with a performance by French hip-hop dance company De Fakto. They'll perform "La Niña de la Casa Azul," a piece inspired by the art of Frida Kahlo. 8 p.m. at Montgomery College's Cultural Arts Center, 7995 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring. $15–$20.

 

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