Inside D.C. entertainment

Tonight: K.Flay is not your typical white female rapper

February 15, 2012 - 12:31 PM
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K.Flay

Rapper and producer K.Flay looks more like an indie-rock chick than someone who spits rhymes. The electronic/hip-hop artist uses rhymes as a "sonic technique," writes the New York Times. "She represents a generation of white kids who grew up with hip-hop but who weren’t obsessed with it so they feel rhyming is theirs to use without needing to pay homage to the culture." She told Spin her latest EP, Eyes Shut, which was recorded on a coffee high, is "about wanting to float away, but also wanting to tie rocks to your shoes." She performs with Cheyne and Gage at DC9. 8:30 p.m. $10/$12.

FOOD & FILM

Shed the sweetness of Valentine's Day with House of Pleasures, screening at the Avalon, about the Parisian sex trade at the turn of the century. French, with English subtitles. 8 p.m. Tickets available online.

Hungry? One of Taiwan's top culinary chefs Hou Chung-Sheng dishes up his beef noodles in celebration of the Chinese Lunar New Year, followed with a screening of Eat Drink Man Woman at the Freer Gallery. 6 p.m. Free.

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