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(Jan. 31) BEST COAST WAVVES Two happy-go-lucky indie-rock outfits from the Golden State provide a temporary respite from the inclemency Monday night at the 9:30 Club in Northwest Washington. Los Angeles duo Best Coast brings some of the sounds of '60s surf rock back to life while San Diego's Wavves relish in noisy, lo-fi pop.

(Jan. 31) HOW BIZARRE Things get bizarre at Northeast's Evolve Urban Arts Project, opening "Into Flights of Fancy", a gallery of surreal paintings from six of the District's daring artists. Dreamscapes, the natural world, and human-avian hybrids are liberally depicted for your viewing pleasure through the end of February.

(Jan. 31-March 26) BEHIND THE HEMPHILL Washington's Hemphill Fine Arts gallery takes visitors behind the red velvet rope in "Viewing Rm." on display until late March. The exhibit showcases exceptional works typically set aside for individual collectors to see in heretofore mysterious back rooms.

Music: "George Square Thatcher Death Party" by Mogwai

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