12/8: Sports Guy Bill Simmons at Borders

Plus, Howard Theatre history and Kiss Kiss Bang Bang.

BASKETBALL-PEDIA: Bill Simmons -- also known as ESPN's The Sports Guy -- signs copies of his "Book of Basketball: The NBA According to the Sports Guy" at Borders (18th and L streets N.W.) 6:30 p.m.; free admission.

A CENTURY ON STAGE: Howard Theatre: We Were There features historian Dr. Bernard Demczuk and Blair Ruble, author of "Washington's U: A Biography," speaking on the history of Howard Theatre. Catch the documentary "Howard Theatre: A Century in Song" and watch a 1964 James Brown and the Famous Flames performance. It's happening at the Watha T. Daniel-Shaw Neighborhood Library (1630 7th St. N.W.). 7 p.m.; free.

MUSIC TO WEEP TO: Kiss Kiss Bang Bang at Little Miss Whiskey's Golden Dollar (1104 H St. N.E.) features "the best alternative music from '79-'86." Think Cocteau Twins, Echo & the Bunnymen, Modern English and The Cure. 8 p.m.-1 a.m.; no cover.

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