Look, 2017 was a shit year. All we can do is work on harnessing our own mental energy into positive vibes for 2018. Luckily, there’s an opportunity to help you center your inner self: Glide, D.C.’s premier—and only—annual new age DJ night returns to U Street Music Hall. Hosted by Washington Post pop music critic Chris Richards, Glide isn’t your traditional DJ night. U Street Music Hall is transformed into a dimly lit sanctuary, with a custom light installation created by the Edit Lab at Streetsense. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own yoga mats, blankets, or whatever is needed to bliss-out to the ambient, ethereal sounds Richards spins on his decks. In these trying times, it’s hard to achieve nirvana, but Glide is here to help you capture whatever inner peace you may find. Namaste. Read more>>> Glide begins at 9 p.m. at U Street Music Hall, 1115 U St. NW. Free. (202) 588-1889. ustreetmusichall.com. (Matt Cohen)


Don’t skip dessert on your first visit to Brothers & Sisters inside The LINE DC Hotel. James Beard-nominated pastry chef Pichet Ong makes confections that taste as lovely as they look. The cakes include a Greek-inspired cheesecake accented with sea salt called The Mykono ($10) and The Song Saa with coconut cream, orange, and salty makrut lime ($10). If you need something with chocolate, there’s a flourless chocolate cake on special this winter ($12). Brothers and Sisters, 1770 Euclid St. NW. (202) 864-4180. sydellgroup.com/line/washington-dc/restaurants/brothers-and-sisters. (Laura Hayes)


Soprano Christine Lyons and tenor John Matthew Myers perform on the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage. 6 p.m. at 2700 F St. NW. Free. 

Politics and Prose welcomes writer Helen Thorpe to chat about her new book The Newcomers: Finding Refuge, Friendship, and Hope in an American Classroom, which follows a group of immigrant teenagers in their first year at a Denver high school. 7 p.m. at 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free. 

Blues guitarist Chris Thomas King performs at Blues Alley. 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. at 1073 Wisconsin Ave. NW. $25. 

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