Can you sing? Chief Ike's is hosting DC Idol II, a local take on the national competitive singing show. Test your singing ability in front of a crowd with the backing of a live cover band. They can apparently play any of about 100 popular songs while you manage the vocals (including both No Diggity and No Rain, awesome). Judges will award prizes and yes, everyone else at the bar will be the audience. $5 cover. It's tomorrow, April 13. 8:00PM-11:30PM. Good luck!
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In other AM news Bistro 18 opened at 2420 18th Street NW. Employees were on the sidewalk greeting and welcoming customers into the restaurant last night. I picked up a menu and scored a gift certificate, which they were handing out early in the evening. Pretty cool. They have a varied menu with Italian accents and one vegan-ish looking entrée. Will report back at some point; nice touch with the gift cards though. Should get people like me in the door to see what it's all about.