U2 is everything, and don’t ever let anyone tell you different. Trust me, I’m a stan. Let’s make a list, shall we? “With Or Without You,” “Pride (In The Name Of Love),” “New Year’s Day,” “One,” “Where The Streets Have No Name,” “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For,” “Bullet The Blue Sky,” “Sunday Bloody Sunday,” “Desire,” and “Bad.” And don’t act like “Vertigo” ain’t a fun bop. What more is there to say? Half the band’s catalog is a veritable history in the evolution of rock music, and a lesson in how to experiment and yet age gracefully. Somehow, after decade upon decade, after periods of turmoil and unrest, the good ol’ Irish boys have managed to stay together, Bono still the force that he always was and longtime guitarist The Edge right there by his side. If you were wondering about their current relevance, they were featured on the track “XXX.,” a standout from Kendrick Lamar’s Pulitzer Prize-winning 2017 album DAMN. Oh yeah, and their song “Ordinary Love” was selected by President Obama himself for his favorite songs of 2017 list—which is an excellent list, by the way. So yes, U2 are still very much capable of great, important music. But even if they weren’t, it’s worth seeing them just to hear the hits. Read more>>> U2 perform at 8 p.m. at Capital One Arena, 601 F St. NW. $41–$325. (202) 628-3200. capitalonearena.monumentalsportsnetwork.com. (Kayla Randall)
OH AND ALSO
Pianist Scott Bradlee, creator of rotating musical collective Postmodern Jukebox, performs at the Hamilton in celebration of the release of his memoir, Outside The Jukebox. 7:30 p.m. at 600 14th St. NW. $39.75–$54.75.
The Anacostia Community Museum continues its run of A Right to the City, an exhibition that highlights how Washingtonians have shaped and reshaped their neighborhoods, including Adams Morgan, Anacostia, Brookland, Chinatown, Shaw, and Southwest. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 1901 Fort Place SE. Free.
Poet and artist-activist Cleo Wade is in conversation with Hillary Clinton’s former director of engagement De’Ara Balenger, activist and educator Brittany Packnett, and political commentator Symone Sanders, about her book Heart Talk: Poetic Wisdom for a Better Life, a collection of poems, stories, aphorisms, and everyday wisdom, at Politics and Prose at The Wharf. 7 p.m. at 70 District Square SW. Free.
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