City Paper is not for tourists
To the American news-watching public, Jorge Ramos is no stranger. He’s an Emmy-winning journalist and Univision anchor, known to ask the real questions (and get thrown out of press conferences for asking them) and show no fear in tussling with this White House. However, his new book gets to the heart of what it’s like being a stranger in a strange land, particularly when the administration of that land purports to reject you. Dedicated to the thousands of Dreamers in America, Stranger: The Challenge of a Latino Immigrant in the Trump Era traces Ramos’ journey of coming to the United States from Mexico, exploring his own biography and speaking truth to the Latinx immigrant experience. Using data and statistics on immigration, Ramos also crafts a worthy response to Trump’s hateful, anti-immigrant rhetoric. Read more>>> Jorge Ramos speaks at 7 p.m. at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, 600 I St. NW. $25–$30. (202) 408-3100. sixthandi.org. (Kayla Randall)
It’s opening night at the Cherry Blossom Pop-Up Bar from the same team that brought D.C. the Game of Thrones PUB, Christmas Bar, and PUB Dread. Three bars have been decorated from floor to ceiling. Two are dedicated to cherry blossoms and other flowers to usher in spring and celebrate the National Cherry Blossom Festival, while the other features a 10-foot animatronic Godzilla in a Japanese streetscape. The cocktails ($13) include The Way of the Tea with gin, sake, matcha honey, lemon, egg white, and green tea dust as well as the Loved Crazed Monster Crushes World with Japanese whisky, bergamot tea, and rojo vermouth. Visit tonight from 5 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Cherry Blossom PUB, 1839-1843 7th St. NW. (202) 316-9396. popupbardc.com. (Laura Hayes)
OH AND ALSO
Poet Tom Sleigh discusses his two books, The Land Between Two Rivers: Writing In An Age of Refugees, an> essay collection about war zones and refugee camps, and his self-aware poetry collection House of Fact, House of Ruin: Poems, at Politics and Prose at The Wharf. 7 p.m. at 70 District Square SW. Free.
Rap star A$AP Ferg performs at the Fillmore Silver Spring. 8 p.m. at 8656 Colesville Road, Silver Spring. $35.
D.C. native and rising contemporary R&B act Kelela performs at 9:30 Club. 7 p.m. at 815 V St. NW. $30.
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