Want to bring a little piece of the Obama-era White House to your kitchen? Unfortunately, Sam Kass, the handsome former chef and senior nutrition policy advisor to the Obamas, will not be coming to your home to cook for you. Only in your dreams. But you can make a bit of that dream a reality with his new cookbook Eat a Little Better: Great Flavor, Good Health, Better World. He’ll be discussing the book in a conversation with Washington Post food editor Joe Yonan. No doubt it’ll be a wide-ranging chat about his time as chef to the Obamas, his co-creation of the impressive White House vegetable garden, and his take on nutrition in our culture. Kass hopes to bring some of his expertise and knowledge to home cooks, too, helping them to prepare nutritious meals that don’t skimp on flavor or take an entire presidential term to execute. There will be a signing and a Q&A, so don’t forget to ask him for gardening tips, his take on dieting fads, and what dish Beyoncé liked best when she dined with the Obamas. Read more>>> Sam Kass speaks at 7 p.m. at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, 600 I St. NW. $17–$45. (202) 408-3100. sixthandi.org. (Diana Metzger)
OH AND ALSO
Post-punk group Preoccupations performs at Rock & Roll Hotel. 8 p.m. at 1353 H St. NE. $18.
Union Stage welcomes country-rock singer-songwriter Lindi Ortega with her trio. 7:30 p.m. at 740 Water St. SW. $20.
A Right to the City, a new exhibition exploring the history of neighborhood change and neighborhood organizing in the nation’s capital, runs at the Anacostia Community Museum. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 1901 Fort Place SE. Free.
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