U Street Music Hall is throwing a Future Times/The Whale Holiday Party. Featuring Runaway, Beautiful Swimmers, and Mondo, it’s a good way to celebrate between Christmas and New Year’s. 10 PM; free.
The metal band GWAR is at the 9:30 Club. Your ears will ring and you might end up covered in fake blood. Also performing are the Casualties, Inferneon, and Mobile Deathcamp. 6 PM. Tickets ($22) are available through TicketFly.