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Matthew Houck, Stefan Knüpfer, and Cary Grant—all tonight

The Black Cat hosts the folk-indie band Matthew Houck and Phosphorescent. The sextet’s new album, Here’s to Taking it Easy, mixes an alt-country vibe with the folkiness of its popular previous album, Pride. Also performing is Seattle folk artist J. Tillman. Advance tickets are $13 until 6:30; $15 at the door. Show starts at 8.

Join the Goethe-Institut Washington as it presents Pianomania, For the Love of Sound. Directed by Lilian Franck and Robert Cibis, the Austrian and German film provides an inside look at the life of chief piano technician and head tuner of Steinway & Sons, Stefan Knüpfer. Franck and Cibis have also worked together on Half a Chance, for which they received the Next Generation’s German/French Journalism Award. $6; 6:30.

Enjoy a night with Hollywood hunk Cary Grant as the National Theatre hosts his 1938 film Bringing Up Baby as part of the Summer Cinema series. This romantic comedy features Grant as Dr. David Huxley, a paleontologist waiting for the delivery of a bone he needs for his museum collection. Through a series of strange events, he meets Susan Vance (Katharine Hepburn) and the two go on to have a wild adventure that includes her pet leopard, Baby. Free; tickets are distributed 30 minutes before the show, and seating is first come, first served. 6:30.

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