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Karen Marie Ørsted, known as MØ, dances like a carefree 4-year-old in her new music video for the joyous banger “Get It Right.” In it she pounds on a piano and pumps her fists in a way only a robot would know how to do, but it’s spellbinding. That’s the MØ spirit: boundlessly twirling and free to fill every space with joy. The Danish artist does it so well that the global pop community has hung onto her projects for the past couple of years. It’s that globalism that makes it seem easy enough to define MØ as simply a blonde electro-pop star. But what sets her apart is her ability to seem like she doesn’t care what people think of her dance moves or her emotive thrashing. Watching MØ on stage puts you in the safest space, one where the artist herself can be uninhibited, and so can you. Read more>>> MØ performs with Cashmere Cat and Darius at 7 p.m. at 9:30 Club, 815 V St. NW. Sold out. (202) 265-0930. 930.com. (Jordan-Marie Smith)
With the federal government shut down, numerous bars and restaurants are offering specials. Most require a federal government ID to receive discounted food and drink but others open them up to all. Granville Moore’s and The Queen Vic are offering 30 percent off drafts with ID, for example. For more specials, click here. (Laura Hayes)
OH AND ALSO
Celtic rock band Gaelic Storm performs its first of two nights at the Birchmere. 7:30 p.m. at 3701 Mt. Vernon Ave., Alexandria. $35.
Author Rebecca Boggs Roberts comes to Politics and Prose at The Wharf to discuss her new book about the women’s suffrage movement and the Great Suffrage Parade, Suffragists in Washington, D.C.: The 1913 Parade and the Fight for the Vote. 7 p.m. at 70 District Square SW. Free.
Opened in mid-December, the National Museum of American History presents City of Hope: Resurrection City and the 1968 Poor People’s Campaign, an exhibition that unearths newly discovered photos and videos commemorating the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King‘s campaign to end poverty. See it today before the Smithsonian museums potentially close. 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Free.
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