Charitable Jams: Brooklyn synth-pop act Small Black play a fundraiser at DC9 tonight for the Grassroots Reconciliation Group, an nonprofit that aids former child soldiers in Uganda. Joining the band is the forward-thinking local electronic producer Outputmessage. Tickets $13; 8:30 p.m.
Art + Sangria: The always-lively Phillips After 5 party returns to the Phillips Collection tonight and will feature a discussion about the role of music in Wassily Kandinsky's paintings, which are on display. Also: Peach sangria and small bites locally sourced from Freshfarm markets. Tickets $12; 5 p.m.
Totally '90s: Our pals at Going Out Guide hipped us to the '95 Live party at Sweet Spot tonight, an all-'90s dance throwdown led by DJ Geometrix, one of the city's most notable turntablists. At the stripped-down club, Geo will cut up old-school jams deep into the night. Free; 10 p.m.
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