Getting Up Guide: One last crab feast; rapid-fire beats
What are your plans tonight? The Getting Up Guide is here to help you answer that question. Here's what's happening on Tuesday:
As if you needed any more disheartening proof that summer's nearly over, here it is: the last of Bar Pilar's weekly summer crab feasts is upon us. $60 gets you ten crabs and enough sides to feed two hungry people. The sides change up every week, but the demand for crabs does not: Doors open at 5, and last week, the restaurant sold the full allotment by 7:30. You've been warned.
The Beltway Poetry Slam kicks off with an evening hosted by Dwayne Lawson Brown (co-host of the Legendary Spit Dat Open Mic) bringing together top talent from across the metropolitan region, all vying to become area representatives that will be sent on to the National Poetry Slam's annual competitions. All are welcome to participate, with the only rules being that the piece be three minutes or less, an original work and no props allowed. At the Fridge.
Here's one for the possible breakout star pile - Dominique Young Unique, an 18-year-old MC who seems poised for big things based on sheer energy. Unique spits rapidfire raps over equally speedy beats that draw on basically any genre that gets people moving in clubs. It all happens so fast that it's hard to process it all. But that's just fine because this isn't brain music, it's booty music. So may as well shake it at DC9.
--Alex Baldinger, Fritz Hahn and David Malitz
| August 31, 2010; 7:00 AM ET
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