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This April, New Zealand-born pop goddess Kimbra releases her third album, a follow-up to 2014’s The Golden EchoPrimal Heart is sure to feature unabashed vulnerability and candor. In a recent interview with triple j, Kimbra confessed, “It’s very much a record where I am exposing myself in a new way for people, showing a different side and feeling more courage to bring my voice out of things.” Kimbra came out swinging with Primal Heart’s first single, “Everybody Knows,” a heart-wrenching account of a toxic relationship set to the tune of an exuberant ’80s vibe with xylophones and robust hooks. Kimbra sounds awakened, physically and emotionally, as she wails, “See, I ain’t gonna lie but I ain’t gonna phone you. No, I ain’t gonna try to forget what I’ve gone through.” Read more>>> Kimbra performs at 7 p.m. at 9:30 Club, 815 V. St. NW. $30. (202) 265-0930. 930.com. (Casey Embert)

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Try something a little different for lunch today. Daikaya’s second floor Izakaya is serving up a bowl of “Ramen Italiano” with roasted cherry tomatoes, mozzarella, pesto, and grated parmesan. It’s being offered today for lunch and Friday for lunch and costs $12 per bowl. Daikaya Izakaya, 705 6th St. NW (2F), (202) 589-1600, daikaya.com. (Laura Hayes)

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The Kennedy Center Opera House presents American Ballet Theatre’s roster of dancers as the company performs the D.C. premiere of Alexei Ratmansky‘s full-length story ballet Whipped Cream. 7:30 p.m. at 2700 F St. NW. $49–$249.

Folk artists Joe Purdy and Amber Rubarth team up for a performance to coincide with their acclaimed indie film American Folk and its newly released soundtrack album at the Hamilton. 7:30 p.m. at 600 14th St. NW. $14.75–$32.25. 

Christopher Kimball, chef and head of multimedia food prep organization Milk Street, stops by Politics and Prose at the Wharf to discuss his new cook book Milk Street: The New Home Cooking. It’s the first cookbook connected to Milk Street’s television show and includes more than 125 new recipes. 7 p.m. at 70 District Square SW. Free.

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