The preliminary round of the 8-3-1 DJ Battle pits 32 DJs against each other, with each vying for the opportunity to claim bragging rights as the best DJ in the D.C.-area. After beginning on Nov. 7, the qualifying round continues at Rock & Roll Hotel (1353 H St. NEon Dec. 5. The battle begins at 8 p.m.; tickets are $10 and can be purchased here.

The final round will be held at Penn Social (801 E St. NW) on Dec. 11.