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When discussing her debut solo album last year, The Internet‘s Syd was modest and pragmatic. “This album is not that deep, but I feel like this is my descent into the depth I want the band to get to,” she told The Fader. “For me, this is like an in-between thing—maybe get a song on the radio, maybe make some money, have some new shit to perform.” Far from these downplayed expectations, Syd’s Fin was a stunning album that found the singer-producer embracing her role as a star. Rather than the neo-soul and Neptunes diet that has fueled The Internet’s albums, Syd looked to make magic with Timbaland’s style, casting herself as a breathy Aaliyah while assessing her sexuality, her relationships, her successes, and her failures. Read more>>> Syd performs at 8 p.m. at The Fillmore Silver Spring, 8656 Colesville Road, Silver Spring. $52–$75. (301) 960-9999. (Chris Kelly)


Blues legend Buddy Guy performs at the Birchmere. 7:30 p.m. at 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. $99.50. 

Popular NPR Books commentator Nancy Pearl reads from her debut novel, George & Lizzie, which chronicles the imperfect marriage of the title characters, at One More Page Books. 7 p.m. at 2200 N. Westmoreland St., Arlington. Free.

Choreographer Matthew Bourne’s adaptation of The Red Shoes makes its D.C. debut at the Kennedy Center Opera House. 7:30 p.m. at 2700 F St. NW. $29–$129.

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