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The Incredible Dr. Pol may seem like a pleasurable reality show to binge, but the numbers don’t lie: It is Nat Geo Wild’s most popular show. In March, the show celebrated its 100th episode. There’s no guilt to that pleasure. Veterinarian Dr. Jan Pol is the fascinating Dutch figure behind the show, traversing central Michigan to treat animals from horses to cows to the occasional reindeer. Pol is a hands-on vet—not relying on expensive new machinery to get the job done, but instead choosing to stick his own hands into a horse’s mouth to perform makeshift dental surgery, and hop into a trailer by himself to anesthetize fighting alpacas. He’s casually treated more than a half million animals, and people love watching him do it. Pol is bringing his dope mustache and accent to D.C., presenting an evening full of behind-the-scenes looks and insane stories. There may even be a pig or chicken involved. Who knows what could happen? It is The Incredible Dr. Pol, after all. Read more>>> Jan Pol speaks at 7:30 p.m. at the Gilbert H. Grosvenor Auditorium, 1600 M St. NW. $25. (202) 857-7700. nationalgeographic.org. (Kayla Randall)
OH AND ALSO
Portland rock group Mimicking Birds performs at Songbyrd Music House. 8 p.m. at 2477 18th St. NW. $12–$14.
Author Kenneth Whyte discusses his new book chronicling President Herbert Hoover, Hoover: An Extraordinary Life in Extraordinary Times, at Politics and Prose. 7 p.m. at 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free.
Guitar legend Johnny A performs at Blues Alley. 8 p.m. at 1073 Wisconsin Ave. NW. $25.
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