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What’s the best way to have your EP fall into the hands of a superstar like Drake? For Canadian R&B duo Majid Jordan, they started from the bottom to propel their music careers forward. Jordan Ullman and Majid Al Maskati met in 2011 at the University of Toronto. As Jordan provided the instrumentals, Majid provided the vocals while working between dorm rooms and their parents’ basements to launch their first EP, afterhours, on SoundCloud in 2012. The pair landed on Drake’s radar after that and have remained there, signing to his OVO Sound record label in 2013 and landing a feature on his smash “Hold On, We’re Going Home.” Since then, Majid Jordan have given contemporary R&B fans the music they want, releasing their refined second studio album The Space Between late last year. But no accomplishment will ever top the moment they really arrived, when they were no longer starting from the bottom but now truly here: working with the one and only Beyoncé on “Mine” from her self-titled album. Read more>>> Majid Jordan perform at 8 p.m. at the Lincoln Theatre, 1215 U St. NW. $35–$130. (202) 888-0050. thelincolndc.com. (Mikala Williams)
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District Doughnut is expanding its D.C. footprint by popping up inside the Navy Yard location of Ice Cream Jubilee now through Jan. 28. Visit from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. daily to try the winter menu. Flavors include salted dulce de leche ($3.50), cannoli ($3.50), and a savory everything cream cheese doughnut that tastes like a better bagel ($3.50). Ice Cream Jubilee, 301 Water St. SE, #105. (202) 863-0727. icecreamjubilee.com. (Laura Hayes)
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Chicano dream pop artist Cuco performs with alternative singer and producer Helado Negro at U Street Music Hall. 7 p.m. at 1115 U St. NW. $20.
The National Gallery of Art showcases an early Jackson Pollock painting called “Mural,” his largest work at nearly 20 feet long, as part of a special exhibition of Pollock’s work. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 4th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Free.
The Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage welcomes folk singer-songwriter Becca Stevens. 6 p.m. at 2700 F St. NW. Free.
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