How far would you go for the one you loved? The 19th century explorer Ewart Grogan walked from Cape Town to Cairo to prove his worth to his future wife. In 2007, author Julian Smith did the same thing. He’s at Borders on L St., to share stories and sign copies of his book Crossing the Heart of Africa. 6:30; free.
DJs Spun and Brennan Green are spinning a mix of house and disco at Bar 7 (1015½ Seventh St., NW). There will also be appearances from other local turtable-masters. 5 PM to 2 AM. $10.
The DC-based band The Laughing Man is performing at the Iota Club and Cafe, with Greenland and Black Telephone for the opening acts. Before the concert starts at 9, there will be poetry readings from several local scribes. $10 at the door.