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Nothing instills FOMO in the hearts of nerds like Pop-Up Magazine. The live magazine travels the country presenting nonfiction stories formatted for the stage. But here’s the thing: You won’t find these documentaries on YouTube. These audio stories won’t grace your favorite podcast feeds, and you won’t be able to read these articles in newspapers and magazines. Like a play or a concert, these stories only live on in the collective memories of their audiences. At previous shows I have laughed, cried, and sung “Don’t Stop Believing” with Pop-Up’s live band. Monday’s show promises more of the same, but also to be completely different. The stories Pop-Up produces change with every tour, and even from city to city. The D.C. stop will feature Pop-Up veterans and newbies, a writer for The Good Place, a National Geographic photographer, and plenty of podcasters. You won’t want to miss out, fellow nerds. Read more>>> The show begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Warner Theatre, 513 13th St. NW. $39. (202) 783-4000. warnertheatredc.com. (Will Warren)
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The Royal will be extra festive tonight during its monthly “Royal Knights” series that brings in guest bartenders. Duane Sylvestre, Jake Kenny, and Alonzo Freeman will whip up eight different cocktails for $8 each, inspired by Carnival in the Caribbean and Mardi Gras in New Orleans. There will also be $3 cans of Atlas Brew Works beer and $6 rum boilermakers. Chef Cable Smith will pair the drinks with hand-made tamales (chicken or vegetarian) for $10 each. The party lasts from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. The Royal, 501 Florida Ave. NW. (202) 332-7777. theroyaldc.com. (Laura Hayes)
OH AND ALSO
Alternative rockers The Mild Animals perform at Songbyrd Music House. 7:30 p.m. at 2477 18th St. NW. $12.
The National Postal Museum continues its run of In Her Words: Women’s Duty and Service in World War I, an exhibit that features letters and artifacts exploring the personal experiences of women serving during the First World War. 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at 2 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Free.
Noel Gallagher, rock legend and former member of Oasis, performs with his band, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, at The Anthem. 8 p.m. at 901 Wharf St. SW. $37.50–$77.50.
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