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ToDo ToDay: Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Priests, and Graffiato Industry Night

clapNine years. That’s how much time has elapsed since the release of Clap Your Hands Say Yeah’s self-titled debut, a wonderful record of wistful, jangly indie pop that should have been the jumping off point for a long, brilliant career in music. But it didn’t exactly go that way. After a poorly received sophomore LP (Some Loud Thunder), the band went on an extended hiatus, lost some members, changed up its sound, and has since struggled to make an album as good as its first one. Amid the turmoil, though, CYHSY remains a strong, entertaining live act, albeit one that still relies heavily on material from its younger days. Read more >>> Clap Your Hands Say Yeah performs with Stagnant Pools at 7 p.m. at U Street Music Hall, 1115 U St. NW. $16. (202) Essner)


Industry Takeover Night is back at Graffiato. Since owner Mike Isabella is opening a second location of the Italian eatery in Richmond, he’s invited Richmond chefs to serve complimentary late night snacks from his Chinatown kitchen, including Jason Alley (Comfort and Pasture), Jay Bayer (Saison), Dylan Fultineer (Rappahannock Oyster Co.), and Owen Lane (The Magpie). The event goes from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the first floor pizza bar. There will also be drink specials from guest mixologists. It’s $10 at the door with half going to Richmond non-profit Feed MoreGraffiato, 707 6th St. NW. (202) 289-3600. (Jessica Sidman)


Local punk band and Washington City Paper cover subjects Priests celebrate the release of their debut EP, Bodies and Control and Money and Power, with a show at the Black Cat Backstage with the Shondes and Pink Wash. Read more in our Summer Entertainment Guide. 8 p.m. at 1811 14th St. NW. $10.

The EuroAsiaShorts film festival begins tonight; short films from Germany and China screen at the Goethe-Institut. 6:30 p.m. at 812 7th St. NW. Free.

Kick off your Capital Pride celebrations with Music in the Night, a cabaret at Town Danceboutique featuring contemporary and classic songs from the theater. 8 p.m. at 2009 8th St. NW. $20.

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