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More than 50 years ago, the Monterey International Pop Festival ushered in the era of rock festivals. While the subsequent movie focused on such counterculture legends as Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin, the very first act to play that landmark event was a California sunshine pop band that specialized in flower power you could play for your mother. Despite its corporate-sounding name, The Association crooned vocal harmonies that effortlessly conveyed the era’s optimism, and hits like “Windy,” “Along Comes Mary,” and “Cherish” are some of the most infectious earworms of the ’60s. The band recently celebrated its 50th anniversary, and with original members Jim Yester and Jules Alexander, The Association has maintained a beaming professionalism with their comforting jukebox repertoire. We could all use a little bit of that sunshine. Read more>>> The Association perform at 7:30 p.m. at The Birchmere, 3701 Mt. Vernon Ave., Alexandria. $39.50. (703) 549-7500. birchmere.com. (Pat Padua)

EAT THIS

Popular Barracks Row restaurant ChiKo is teaming up with Taylor Gourmet to bring D.C. a special sandwich available now through March 9. They’re calling it the “Kimcheesy.” It features kimchi marinated chicken, American cheese, kimchi de gallo, furikake, DK fire sauce, herbs, and crispy onions on a seeded roll. A portion of the proceeds from the $9.99 sandwich will go to Chance for Life. You can find it at every local Taylor Gourmet location except for the one at the airport. Taylor Gourmet, multiple locations, taylorgourmet.com. (Laura Hayes)

OH AND ALSO

Indie pop band Beverly and alternative rock group Simon Doom perform at Black Cat. 7:30 p.m. at 1811 14th St. NW. $10. 

Former Reagan administration writer and communications manager Joseph Rodota chats about The Watergate: Inside America’s Most Infamous Address, a new biography of the building and profile of its many residents and visitors, at Politics and Prose at The Wharf. 7 p.m. at 70 District Square SW. Free.

Sidney Harman Hall presents Unsex Me Here, a series in which women leaders discuss the connection between culture and identity in Heather Raffo’s play Noura. 6 p.m. at 610 F St. NW. Free.

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