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It wasn’t long ago that you had to go to the suburbs for Filipino food. But with local options that include the comfort food of Purple Patch, the destination dining of Bad Saint, the fusion dishes of Kaliwa, and even more choices just outside the city, the question may be just where should you go out for lumpia, the Filipino version of spring rolls? Well, what if you could roll your own? Home cooks shouldn’t miss this launch party for The New Filipino Kitchen, an anthology edited by Jacqueline Chio-Lauri that features recipes and stories from 30 chefs and writers, including the team behind the D.C.-area supper club Timpla. Experience this complex and increasingly popular cuisine in the heart of Dupont Circle—then head out to Beltsville to pick up ingredients at Manila Mart. Read more>>> The talk begins at 6:30 p.m. at Kramerbooks & Afterwords, 1517 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free. (202) 387-1400. kramers.com. (Pat Padua)
OH AND ALSO
Massachusetts hard rock band Highly Suspect performs at 9:30 Club. 7 p.m. at 815 V St. NW. $35.
The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden presents Tino Sehgal: This You, the first exclusively live work the museum has acquired for its permanent collection, featuring a solo female singer who connects with visitors. 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Independence Avenue at 7th Street SW. Free.
Los Angeles rock trio Dreamers performs at Union Stage. 8 p.m. at 740 Water St. SW. $12–$22.
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