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September 2, 2014

Corcoran Gallery Goes ’80s

Corcoran Gallery of Art turns back the clock for “Pump Me Up: D.C. Subculture of the 1980s.” The exhibition, running Feb. 23 to April 7, is curated by Roger Gastman. All events are at the Corcoran (500 17th St. NW), except where noted.


Feb. 23
“The Legend of Cool ‘Disco’ Dan” (AFI Silver Theatre, 8633 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, 8 p.m.): Tickets are sold out for the world premiere of this documentary chronicling the rise of the mythic tagger, but you can try for standby.

Feb. 24
D.C. Funk-Punk Throwback Jam (9:30 Club, 815 V St. NW, $25 per person; 3 p.m. to late): features vintage punk (Black Market Baby, Scream, Youth Brigade) and go-go/funk (DJ Kool, Junkyard, Shady Groove, Worlds Collide). Henry Rollins hosts, but don’t expect him to thrash like he used to. “I will be bringing the bands to the stage and anything else they want me to do,” the former Black Flag frontman told HOH.

Feb. 27
Curator’s Talk: Roger Gastman ($10 for Corcoran members, $12 public; 7 p.m.)

March 2
Family Day 2013: Families Rock! (free; members can enter at 9:30 a.m., open to the public 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.)

March 5
Dischord Records Co-Founder Ian MacKaye and Roger Gastman in Conversation (free, registration suggested; 7 p.m.)

March 6
The Legacy of Globe (free, pre-registration suggested; 6:30 p.m.): Concert promotion goes under the microscope courtesy of Globe Poster owner Bob Cicero, Baltimore Magazine’s John Lewis and the Maryland Institute College of Art printmaking pro Mary Mashburn.

March 12
Bustin’ Loose: Stories From D.C.’s Underground Music Scenes ($8 for members, $10 public; 7 p.m.): Washington City Paper’s Jonathan L. Fischer gets an earful on D.C. music from 9:30 Club’s Seth Hurwitz, DJ Kool, Alec MacKaye and Stride Records’ Iley Brown.

March 18
Go-Go Music: The History and Evolution of D.C.’s Legendary Beat ($8 for members, $10 public; 7 p.m.): Academic Kip Lornell explores the roots of go-go’s D.C. legends.

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