Ready for some dirty dancing? Upscale dance club Lima (1401 K St. NW) is debuting its Summer Jamz party series featuring local hip-hop DJ Dirty Handz. Come early (dinner is served between 5:30-10 p.m.) and indulge in one of Lima's Latin American dishes. Dance party 10 p.m.; free admission.
The Freer Gallery (Jefferson Dr. and 12 St. NW) hosts Asia After Dark. Tour the galleries, enjoy a performance by the Silk Road Dance Company, and make a business card holder out of handmade paper from Nepal. Tickets include tastings from Mie N Yu in Georgetown and Johnny's Kabob in Germantown. DJ Delbar will be spinning. 6:30-11:30 p.m.; $18
All you need is love. Especially on a Thursday night. Swedish indie band Love Is All plays Black Cat (1811 14th St. NW). Groove to uplifting pop beats with a tougher side than you might expect. 9 p.m.; $12