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ToDo ToDay: Lee Bains III, Perfect G String, and Meat Week

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If there's a pose within the overtly Southern rock made by Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires, it's undetectable. All the basic elements are there—a certain twang, a soulful rumble, some unfussy storytelling—but the band somehow avoids the traps that snare a lot of Dixie noisemakers. The sound is neither crunchy nor drunk, oversexed nor jingoistic, tragic nor heroic. Bains is a smart Alabama hotshot with sturdy sidemen and a minimum of bullshit. Read more >>> Lee Bains III & the Glory Fires perform with Turf War at 9 p.m. at DC9, 1940 9th St. NW. $10. (202) 483-5000. dcnine.com (Joe Warminsky)

EAT THIS

As tonight’s Meat Week host, Hill Country Barbecue is reserving its downstairs room for an evening of all-you-can-eat barbecue for $25. Feast on platters of brisket, pork spare ribs, chicken, and sides like skillet cornbread and cheddar mac and cheese. The special is available to everyone starting at 5 p.m., but Meat Week participants will also receive a coupon that can be used on site or saved for a future visit. Check out other upcoming Meat Week events on Meat Week's websiteHill Country Barbecue Market, 410 7th St. NW. (202) 556-2050. meatweek.com(Raphaella Baek)

OH AND ALSO

National Symphony Orchestra cellist Yvonne Caruthers revives her popular Fringe Festival show In Search of the Perfect G String at the Kennedy Center's Theatre Lab. Find out what our reviewers thought of the show over the summer at Fringe & Purge. 6 p.m. at 2700 F St. NW. Free.

The Black Cat continues its "Middle Earth Monday" series with a screening of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. Elf costumes are welcome. 8 p.m. at 1811 14th St. NW. Free.

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