Arts Desk

ToDo ToDay: Spirit Animal, Brazilian Girls, and Ted’s Bulletin in Virginia


We're living in the "Age of Advice," according to a 2012 track by Spirit Animal, an electronicish rock band of DMV origins now based in New York. The group—which is all over the place, genre-wise—writes lyrics that examine cultural absurdities, among other things. Tonight, expect those observations baked into thick slabs of shred-and-crunch guitar. Read more >>> Spirit Animal performs with Honest Haloway and Motion Lines at Black Cat Backstage, 1811 14th St. NW. $12. (202) 667-4490. Bryan)


You can now enjoy boozy milkshakes and home-made poptarts in Virginia: Ted’s Bulletin opens its first NoVa outpost today in Reston. The new location has the same menu as the restaurant's two D.C. locations, which serve a variety of American comfort foods, like the “walk of shame” burrito loaded with marinated skirt steak, scrambled eggs, cheddar, and green chili sauce; buttermilk country fried steak; and meatloaf with Mingo County Ketchup glaze. The spot is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily. Ted’s Bulletin, 11948 Market St., Reston. (703) 956-9510. Baek)


The group hails from New York, not Rio, but Brazilian Girls will still bring a bossa nova sound to the Howard Theatre tonight. 9 p.m. at 620 T St. NW. $30.

LunaFest, a festival of short films created by and about women, takes place at the Lincoln Theatre. Proceeds benefit The Breast Cancer Fund. 7 p.m. at 1215 U St. NW. $25–$75.

Comedian Sara Schaefer of MTV's Nikki and Sara Live performs a free show at the Kennedy Center's Terrace Theater. 6 p.m. at 2700 F St. NW. Free.

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  • johnnie

    Booze in a milkshake? Waste of booze and the ruin of a milkshake.