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British writer Jamie Morton made a discovery that would horrify some, but delighted him and became podcast gold: His dad wrote a porno. Under the pseudonym Rocky Flintstone, Morton’s dad wrote not just a short story but multiple full-fledged filthy novels. Flintstone is so prolific in fact that he’s enabled Morton’s comedy podcast, My Dad Wrote A Porno, to go on for three series now and into the foreseeable future. And notoriety from the podcast hasn’t seemed to change the deliciously bad quality of these dirty stories. And oh, are they bad. The epitome of “so bad it’s good,” especially as they get dissected on air by Jamie and his two hilarious friends James Cooper and Alice Levine (of BBC’s Radio 1). Each episode has the friends reading and picking apart a chapter of the erotic novels. Now that the podcast has an international following and more than 100 million downloads, this chance to hear the trio read live is a hot ticket…for the humor, because truly there’s nothing actually sexy about this porno. Read more>>> The show begins at 8 p.m. at the Warner Theatre, 513 13th St. NW. Sold out. (202) 783-4000. warnertheatredc.com. (Diana Metzger)

EAT THIS

Lapis is a haven for vegetarians. Visit the Afghan restaurant in Adams Morgan to mix and match vegetarian dumplings with small dishes like caramelized carrots and onions cooked with yellow spilt peas and dried plums ($8), sautéed green beans in a tomato, onion, and garlic sauce ($8), and sautéed pumpkin topped with garlic yogurt and dried mint ($8). Fill out your meal with an order of rice pilaf with carrots and raisins ($7). Dinner kicks off at 5:30 p.m. Lapis, 1847 Columbia Road NW. (202) 299-9630. lapisdc.com. (Laura Hayes)

OH AND ALSO

British rock ensemble Shopping performs at Union Stage with opening acts French Vanilla and Ultra Beauty. Read more in our Spring Arts Guide. 7:30 p.m. at 740 Water St. SW. $12.

Check out the ever-popular presidential portraits of Barack and Michelle Obama, from artists Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald, respectively, at the National Portrait Gallery. 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. at 8th and F streets NW. Free.

African-American all-women a cappella group Sweet Honey in the Rock performs at the Birchmere. 7:30 p.m. at 3701 Mt. Vernon Ave., Alexandria. $39.50.

Blues Alley welcomes smooth sax artist Phillip “Doc” Martin to its stage. 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. at 1073 Wisconsin Ave. NW. $22.

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