A weekend of burlesque, beer and comedy is only a day away. Whether you’re gearing up for The Super Bowl or not, catch two edgy artists with a soulful sound Friday and Saturday, or check out a comedian “Brooklyn hipsters and Jersey slobs can agree on” for $5. On Sunday, “deflate the kegs” at Capitol Lounge or keep it classy with hand-selected wine pairings at Petworth Citizen.
Black Alley at The Fillmore: Catch this seven-member group in their hometown. With a number of instruments in play, Black Alley melds soulful genres like R&B with edgier lyrics – like “Crankin,'” which begins with a sweet, single male voice but quickly becomes a rap song with female vocals and an electric guitar to boot.
The Fillmore Silver Spring, 8656 Colesville Road. 9 p.m. $33
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Mike Recine at Underground Comedy: The Big Hunt hosts stand-up every Friday, but this week, comedian Mike Recine, a self-proclaimed “New York-based piece of garbage,” will perform. With bits like “Why You Don’t Have a Girlfriend” and “Men are like Tigers,” Recine’s routine is bound to be uncomfortably funny. And even if it isn’t, The Big Hunt has some of the best beer picks in the District. Cheers!
The Big Hunt, 1345 Connecticut Ave. NW. 8 p.m. $5
The Richmond Burlseque Revue at The Black Cat: The longest-running burlesque show in Virginia will “invade” The Black Cat for an evening of colorful characters and over-the-top performances. Head to The Red Room to grab a drink or three before the opening act.
The Black Cat, 1811 14th St. NW. 9 p.m. $12
Gigamesh at U Street Music Hall: Best known for the slow-build in electro-tunes like “Your Body,” Gigamesh has a flair for bringing new-wave disco artists like Michael Jackson into 21st-century dance clubs. His affiliation with The Hype Machine, as well as his more modern mixes of Two Door Cinema Club and Foster the People, are helping him promote his latest endeavor – an EP due Feb. 12.
U Street Musical Hall, 1115 U St. NW. 10 p.m. $10
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“Deflate the Kegs” at Capitol Lounge: From 5:30 until kick-off (6:30 p.m.), Capitol Lounge is hosting an open bar happy hour. Those wearing a Patriots jersey can get a free draft – Boston Lager, Sam Adams Cold Snap or Bud Light – and of course, New England calm chowder. Speciality wings, as well as typical bar fare, will also be on the menu.
Capitol Lounge, 229 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. Bar opens at 10 a.m. Prices vary.
Half-price wine at Petworth Citizen & Reading Room: If fried shrimp Bahn Mi and Chile Relleno sound better than wings and dip, avoid the sports bar scene and head to this copper-coated restaurant for dinner – and half-priced bottles of wine. Bottles are selected by their in-house bar manager Kristi Green, who writes an invite-only blog for fellow winos based in the District.
Petworth Citizen & Reading Room, 829 Upshur St. NW. 5 to 11 p.m. Dinner $10-$14, wine $20.